Veterans’ stories need to be told

By David Stevens: Editor for Freedom New Mexico I never knew Glen Hubbard Stevens. My granddad’s little brother died 15 years before I was born. A newspaper obituary reports Sgt. Stevens was killed in action on D-Day, June 6, 1944, and that’s what’s inspired me to learn more about him. A real hero among us [...]

Government taxation nothing short of theft

Freedom New Mexico The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops officially came out in opposition to the health care nationalization bill that passed last week. The bishops, who often advocate that tax money be used for various humanitarian causes, likely supported many if not most provisions of the new law. However, the idea that some tax [...]

Thursday morning briefing: Need you, wind and rain and the history of April Fool

Good morning. It’s Freedom New Mexico’s Thursday briefing. You’re needed The Curry County Wellness Council is in dire need of volunteers to help out with the April 10 Stay Teen Parent-Youth Summit at Clovis Community College. The summit features author and lecturer Dallas Jessup of “Just Yell Fire” fame. To volunteer, call 575-763-6016 or click [...]

Area rancher running for state land commissioner

Freedom New Mexico A Roosevelt County farmer and rancher is running for state land commissioner. Matt Rush, who raises beef and wheat, is one of two Republican candidates in the upcoming primary elections. He said he was planning to run for state representative, but a group of Clovis businessmen asked him to become a candidate [...]

Education feature: Some students work toward future in sewing class

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis High School senior Tkeyia Coats re-sews a seam on a computer bag that she designed for her Commercial Sewing class. Coats learned to sew from her grandmother. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Among the scraps of cloth, mannequins, pins and professional grade sewing machines in the clothing design [...]

Education digest: Texico student representing school

Texico student representing school Texico High School junior Fallon Scanlan has been nominated to represent her school at the National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine June 27-July 6 in Boston. Scanlan was selected based on academic excellence, leadership potential and an interest in a medical career, according to a release from the foundation. She is [...]

Ticket feature: Swing Fever bringing big band era to Clovis

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Courtesy photo Claiming the most experienced jazz players in the San Francisco Bay area, Swing Fever musicians have played with jazz greats such as Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, BB King and many more. Freedom New Mexico San Francisco’s Swing Fever will be bringing the nostalgic sounds of the big [...]

Easter services

Today Our Lady of Guadalupe Church — 6 p.m., Holy Thursday Mass of The Last Supper First United Methodist Church — 6:30 p.m., Maundy Trinity United Methodist Church — 7 p.m., Maundy Thursday Service, Fellowship Hall at church First United Methodist Church of Portales — 7:30 p.m. Communion, music and meditation Word of God Lutheran [...]

Education column: School testing weeks not holidays

By Penny Bailey: Clovis Municipal Schools No homework for a week. No, teachers are not on strike and it is not a gift from the new superintendent. But, what is happening is Standards Based Assessment testing. Previously, I thought this was a free week because students don’t have to study, and teachers don’t have to [...]

Meeting set to inform public about joint land use study

CNJ staff Curry and Roosevelt counties will hold a public information meeting 6-8 p.m. April 8 at Portales City Hall, 100 W. First St. The purpose of the meeting is to inform the public about the Cannon Air Force Base Joint Land Use Study area and to invite public comment. The study is intended to [...]