Freedom to emerge from bankruptcy by end of March

Freedom Communications Freedom Communications Inc., parent company of the Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune and Quay County Sun, should emerge from bankruptcy by the end of March, according to the company’s top executives. Interim Chief Executive Burl Osborne and Chief Financial Officer Mark McEachen said that while some change in the company’s newspapers, magazines and […]

Zias close out season with easy victory

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Zia forward Til-Lois Fifer dives for a loose ball between Texas A&M-Kingsville defenders Felicia Soza, left, and Dyana Bullinger in the first half of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South Division game at Greyhound Arena. Fifer had 12 points in the Zias’ 75-61 win. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Already […]

Columnist follows signs, returns to writing

By Grant McGee: Local columnist In August 2008 I wrote what I thought was my last column for Freedom New Mexico. Well, surprise, surprise, surprise … I’m back. I never said I’d never be back. I closed my last column with simply, “That’s it … for now.” There were a number of reasons I stopped […]

CHS holding registration rush

CNJ staff The Clovis High School guidance office is hosting a registration rush next week for CHS parents and students, according to a news release. The rush is a time for parents and student to check class credits, review student registration forms, course selections, and graduation requirements, the release said. Guidance and administration office staff […]

Local schools do part to battle childhood obesity

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Students at Sandia Elementary School munch on a lunch of grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup Friday at the school cafeteria. By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico First lady Michelle Obama is directing national attention to childhood obesity with her “Let’s Move” campaign. And Clovis and Portales schools are taking […]

Hounds sweep Tarleton State

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank ENMU pitcher Jerry Manning races to field a bunt so he can throw out Tarleton State’s James Mays at first during the sixth inning in the opener of Friday’s Lone Star Conference baseball doubleheader at Greyhound Field. CNJ staff Senior third baseman Sean Cruce reached base all eight times up, […]

2/27 ENMU/Texas A&M-Kingsville basketball capsules

CNJ staff MenTexas A&M-Kingsville (13-13, 3-8 Lone Star Conference South) at ENMU (9-16, 4-7), 3 p.m. today at Greyhound Arena.Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9.Last outing: The Greyhounds edged Abilene Christian 74-71 at Abilene on Tuesday. Kingsville handed West Texas A&M a last-second 64-62 loss at home on Wednesday.Notes: The Hounds won the earlier meeting at Kingsville 72-62 […]

Neighborhood Watch programs in works

Cannon Connections: Liliana Castillo Tech. Sgt. Ernie Revell, left, and Portales Police Lt. Mark Cage answer questions during a Neighborhood Watch meeting held Feb. 18 in Portales at Cannon Meadows. By Clarence Plank: Cannon Connections Residents of Cannon Air Force Base 801 Housing communities in Clovis and Portales are working to start neighborhood watch programs. […]

Local veterans aid airmen overseas

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Courtesy photo: Senior Master Sgt. Patrick Hudson, USAF, U.S. Forces Korea Airmen at Yongsan Army Garrison in Seoul, South Korea had two dryers for 40 people until Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3280 in Clovis donated $500 for the airmen to purchase two new dryers. By Liliana Castillo: Cannon Connections When airmen around him in […]

Feb. 26 -March 4 Menus

The Landing 11 a.m.: Friday: Baked and fried fish Monday: Chef’s choice Tuesday: Swiss steak and teriyaki chicken Wednesday: Carved roast beef and roast turkey Thursday: Italian cuisine

Feb. 26 -Feb. 28 Movie Schedule

Friday 7 p.m. — The Book of Eli, R

Feb. 26 -March 4 What's Happening

Friday Last contest day for Cannon’s Biggest Loser — 11:30 a.m., Fitness Center. Bowl-a-Rama — 5 p.m., Cannon Lanes Late Nighter — 9 p.m., The Landing Zone.

Video competition seeks entries

By Maj. Belinda Petersen: Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — What does MyAirForceLife.com have in common with YouTube, the world’s most popular online video community? Like YouTube, MyAirForceLife.com accepts video clips, allowing the global community to watch, share and vote on videos online. What’s different is visitors to MyAirForceLife.com […]

Program gives airmen online mentorship

By Master Sgt. Russell P. Petcoff: Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs WASHINGTON — Airmen soon will have a new, Web-based tool to track their career and work with a mentor from throughout the Air Force, according to Dan Sitterly, the director of Force Development for the deputy chief of staff for Manpower, Personnel […]

Diamond Sharp airmen recognized

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USAF photo: Senior Airman Evelyn Chavez Col. Stephen Clark, far left, 27th Special Operations Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Bill Turner, far right, 27th Special Operations Wing command chief, stand with Diamond Sharp winners following the Diamond Sharp Breakfast on Jan. 19. Second from left are: Senior Airman Mitchell Schacher, 27th Special Operations Aircraft […]

Cannon airman places in talent competition

American Forces Press Service RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Air Force officials here selected the top 11 Air Force entertainers from 74 airmen who gathered for the annual Air Force Worldwide Talent Search Jan. 17 through 25 at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. The Air Force’s top talents were chosen after nine days of […]

2-26 Religion calendar

Saturday Food and clothing give away — 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Matt 25 Hope Center. Information: 763-4400

Influence should be cherished, used to nurture

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist I am ready for some rain now. I would like to hear that thunder, see that lightening am ready for spring. Yet, thunderstorms bring me back to thoughts of tornado country in the rural area in Arkansas where my grandparents lived. When I was a child, I delighted in the […]

a view from under the pew: a paradoxical twist

By Gary Mitchel: Religion columnist amos the churchmouse: