Clovis woman charged with trying to smuggle drugs into jail

CNJ staff A 23-year-old Clovis woman accused of trying to smuggle drugs into the Curry County jail faces multiple felony charges. Jessica Barton is charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, conspiracy to bring contraband into jail, possession of methamphetamine and paraphernalia. Undersheriff Wesley Waller said investigators learned Barton was involved in a […]

Gov. Bill Richardson to sign bills in Clovis & Albuquerque tomorrow

SANTA FE — Governor Bill Richardson will travel to Clovis and Albuquerque tomorrow, Saturday March 6th, to sign bills passed by lawmakers during the regular legislative session. In Clovis, Governor Richardson will sign HB 15 creating the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority which will help Eastern New Mexico communities as they develop a long-term […]

Colts release Hank Baskett

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Courtesy photo Hank Baskett played four seasons in the National Football League, twice named rookie of the week in 2006 with the Philadelphia Eagles. CNJ staff For the first time since the 2005 NFL draft, Hank Baskett is an unrestricted free agent. The Indianapolis Colts did not resign the wide receiver, who joined the team […]

March 5 -March 7 Movie Schedule

Friday 7 p.m. — Legion, R

March 5 -March 11 What's Happening

Friday Club Membership Social Hour — 4:27 p.m., The Landing Zone. First Friday Membership Kickoff — 5 p.m., The Landing Zone. Nine Pin No-Tap — 5 p.m., Cannon Lanes.

March 5 -March 11 Menus

The Landing 11 a.m.: Friday: Spaghetti and fried fish Monday: Chef’s choice Tuesday: Salisbury steak and fried chicken Wednesday: Carved roast beef and roast turkey Thursday: Cajun cuisine

Students send Flat Staley to travel world

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Courtesy photo James Bickley Elementary School fourth-grader Jonathon Jovett sent his Flat Stanley to his grandfather in Guam who took Flat Stanley scuba diving. By Liliana Castillo: Cannon Connections He went scuba diving in Guam and to the opera in England. His name is Flat Stanley. He is a creation of third, fourth and fifth […]

Thumb drives, flash media still prohibited

By Capt. Christina R. Hoggatt: Air Force Space Command Public Affairs PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — The ban on flash media use in the Air Force is still in place, although U.S. Strategic Command officials at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., issued an order Feb. 12 allowing limited use of removable flash media devices […]

Policy OKs social media access, with caveats

By Donna Miles: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — A new Defense Department policy authorizes DOD members to access social networking Web sites and other Web 2.0 platforms from nonclassified government computers, as long as it doesn’t compromise operational security or involve prohibited activities or Web sites. Defense Department officials issued the long-awaited policy Feb. […]

Tops In Blue coming to Portales

USAF file photo Airmen 1st Class Tommie Crutcher, of the 81st Services Squadron and Alice Lewis, of the 61st Contingency Response Wing sing during the Tops in Blue 2008 “Deja Blue” World Tour performance at Greyhound Arena in Portales. By Clarence Plank: Cannon Connections Tops In Blue, the entertainment showcase of U.S. Air Force talent, […]

Team sports can build character

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist My grandchildren have introduced me to organized team sports for kids, and it’s great fun — for everyone. Parents who succumb to poor sportsmanship during their children’s games make the news now and then, but I can tell you most families are not like that. They are their kids’ cheerleaders, […]

AGW claims can’t be made forcibly

By Tibor Machan: Freedom columnist A powerful and vital aspect of the fully free society would be that only those burdens may be imposed on citizens that they have been convincingly shown, via due process of law, to deserve. This is roughly how the criminal law works. This is why the prosecution carries the onus […]

Gun policies should remain business choice

Freedom New Mexico The day after the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments over whether the Second Amendment to the Constitution overrides local gun control laws, national coffee chain Starbucks defended its policy not to prohibit firearms at its outlets. Starbucks officials issued a statement Wednesday that essentially deferred gun prohibition decisions to government officials. If […]

Dairy owners say milk price drop temporary setback

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Wholesale milk prices for dairy owners in the area have decreased after a rise several months ago. Local dairy owners say it’s only a short setback and predict prices will start climbing again later this year. Alan Anderson of Anderson Dairy in Roosevelt County said globally, prices for cheese […]

3-5 Religion calendar

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

Mothering styles show value placed on children

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist Several years ago, my girls and I witnessed an incident in the airport in Lubbock that was a powerful commentary on mothering. While passengers were sitting around waiting for fights, we watched two women. I think we noticed them because they were completely opposite. Closest to us was one mother […]

Friday morning briefing: BBQ, a local author and stepping up.

Good morning. It’s Freedom New Mexico’s Friday briefing. Video of the day: It’s in your backyard Web site of the day http://www.library.cityofclovis.org/elecresources.html Find online resources offered through Clovis-Carver Public Library’s Web site. BBQ time Check out the American Legion Post 117 barbecue 11 a.m. Saturday until it’s gone. They say it goes quickly. The post […]

Lawmakers express frustration with special session

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Depressed, infuriated and disappointed — those are just some of the feelings area lawmakers are bringing home after a four-day special session of the state Legislature ended Thursday with tax hikes on food and cigarettes. The Legislature adjourned with a new budget after approving more than $230 million from […]

Religion feature: Former archbishop speaking in lecture series

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Courtesy photo Lord George Care of Clifton will be a guest speaker for the St. James Bishop Terence Kelshaw Lecture Series. Carey served as Archbishop of Canterbury from 1991 to 2002. CNJ staff Lord Carey of Clifton of the Church of England will be giving guest presentations during the St. James Church’s annual lecture series. […]

First person: Meeting student needs

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis schools Student Support Services Executive Director Tamara Moore-Callahan took over the position last year. Tamara Moore-Callahan, executive director of student services for Clovis Schools, took over the position after Cindy Osborn retired last year. Moore-Callahan and her husband moved to Clovis while her husband was in the military. He […]