Area preschool students meet for lunch, activities

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Floyd preschooler Alex Diaz sports a paper handle-bar mustache at his school’s second-annual Preschool Roundup Monday. After preschoolers from three districts did a variety of activities, they ate lunch provided by the Floyd Fire Department. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Branding irons and bandanas, marshmallows, glue and clay snakes. […]

Tuesday morning briefing: the largest pencil and something to sing about

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Tuesday briefing. Video of the Day Joking around: the world’s largest pencil. Details Clovis Municipal Schools board of education meets 5:30 p.m. today at the district board room. The meeting is open to the public. Something to sing about The Eastern New Mexico University annual Spring Choral […]

ACU rallies to beat Zias

CNJ staff ABILENE, Texas — Shortstop Andi Anti delivered a tie-breaking, two-run double to left-center with two out, capping a three-run fifth which lifted Abilene Christian past Eastern New Mexico University 4-2 on Sunday in the finale of their three-game Lone Star Conference softball series. The Wildcats (21-28, 5-9 South) took the series two games […]

Hounds’ Draper earns provisional NCAA qualification

CNJ staff TEMPE, Ariz. — Eastern New Mexico University junior Daniel Draper earned a provisional qualifying mark for the NCAA Division II track championship in javelin in Arizona State’s Sun Devil Open on Saturday, placing second in the event with a throw of 199 feet, 4 inches. ENMU sophomore Bill Squire, meantime, improved on his […]

Business feature: Local businesses expanding with economic recovery

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Sonic Drive-in’s Area Manager Jim Howard said his company chose a lot on U.S. 60/84 as its third location because a demographics study pointed to the area as a solid investment. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer With the economy starting to turn the corner, local businesses are expanding and […]

Area communities receive grant money

CNJ staff Local municipalities are set to receive $1.5 million of allocations in Community Development Block Grant money. The allocations, made Wednesday in Albuquerque, were part of five, granted to entities within the Eastern Plains Council of Governments, which helped lobby for the monies. Gregg Williams, director of economic development for EPCOG, said he was […]

School board to meet Tuesday

CNJ staff The Clovis Muncipal Schools Board of Edcuation will meet 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the school administration building, 1009 Main. • The board will hold an executive session pertaining to the hiring of an interim superintendent, and take action following the executive session. • The board will discuss establishment of a a finance subcommittee […]

Child aids in drug arrest

CNJ staff Curry County Sheriff’s investigators arrested a Clovis couple Friday on drug charges following a tip from one of the children living in the residence. Danny, 35, and Samantha Alcala, 32, are charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, tampering with evidence and child endangerment. The child who called law enforcement alleged […]

Bingaman talks financial legislation

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today talked with New Mexico radio reports about a variety of issues, including a financial reform legislation coming before the Senate. Bingaman’s remarks can be retrieved by going to his website or clicking on the following link: http://bingaman.senate.gov/mediaasset/bingaman042610m.mp3 00:00 – Bingaman talks about a bill he has joined in […]

Water conservation tour coming to Clovis

CNJ staff Border States Electric of Clovis is hosting a stop Wednesday on the Responsible Bathroom Water Conservation Tour. The tour, sponsored by American Standard, shows how an average four-person household could save an average of $293 and 48,000 gallons of water annually through the use of water-saving products. The products will be featured in […]

Change is conscious decision

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated columnist Call it the myth of inevitability. It is the mindset that says enlightenment and progress are the inescapable byproducts of time. As in a reader who asked last week during an online chat how I thought slavery would have ended had the South won the Civil War. That it might […]

Supreme Court needs more balance

By Mona Charen: Syndicated columnist While disclaiming an “abortion litmus test,” President Obama has signaled his intention to appoint a new Supreme Court justice who shares his concern for “women’s rights.” In other words, of course there’s a litmus test — and it would be foolish to suppose that abortion is the only one. If […]

Obamacare will cause economic heart attack

Freedom Newspapers Less than a month old, Obamacare already is loaded into an ambulance on its way to the ER. The first crisis for the health care overhaul plan is a shortage of doctors. “At current graduation and training rates, the nation could face a shortage of as many as 150,000 doctors in the next […]

Boil water advisory lifted for Landing Zone

Freedom New Mexico The boil water advisory for The Landing Zone has been lifted by the New Mexico Environmental Department following two consecutive water samplings that tested negative for the E. Coli bacteria April 26, according to a release from Cannon Air Force Base’s public affairs office. Several corrective actions were also taken, including disinfecting […]

Child aids in parents’ drug arrest

On April 23, 2010, Investigators from the Curry County Sheriff’s Office and Clovis Police Department, who are assigned to the Region V Drug Task Force, served a search warrant at a residence in the 2800 block of Harrison in Clovis. An investigation was initiated after a thirteen year old child reported that the child’s parents […]

Monday morning briefing: Video games, chocolate secrets and calling all band parents

Good morning. It’s Freedom New Mexico’s Monday briefing. Calling all parents The Marshall Middle School band is looking for band parent chaperones for the trip to Amarillo May 7. This event involves all band members and is all day. They need five 5 parents. Information: Kelli Morrison at 693-386 Video game of the week Get […]

On the shelves — April 25

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library Healing the Addicted Brain: The Revolutionary, Science-based Alcoholism and Addiction Recovery Program by Harold Urschel focuses on the biological basis of addiction and explores the best treatments along with the latest scientific research, tools, and strategies designed to overcome them. Mr. Monk and the Dirty Cop […]

Frank Moritz produced high-quality signs

By Don McAlavy: Freedom columnist Some of you old-timers may recall those two dang good sign painters and the building that Richard Pettigrew used to have for his engineer office. But the old-timers I knew were Frank and Art Moritz and I and my buddy, George DeVoll, lived with his folks just zig zagged across […]

Senior happenings — April 25

Friendship Senior Center 901 West 13th St. Monday: 9-11 a.m. Coffee klutch; 1 p.m. Pinochle; 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Mex. bingo. Tuesday: 9-11 a.m. Coffee klutch; 3 p.m. fun night; 4 p.m. b-day. Bring a gift and a dish. Wednesday: 9-11 a.m. Coffee klutch; 1 p.m. Phase 10 tournament; 2:30 p.m. Bridge Club 10. […]

School menus — April 25

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Biscuit and ham, cereal or toast, fruit juice and milk. Lunch — Bean tostada, salsa, Spanish rice, lettuce, tomato, and fresh fruit. Tuesday: Breakfast — Pancake sausage on a stick, cereal or toast, fruit juice and milk. Lunch — Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes, gravy, fruit and whole wheat roll. Wednesday: […]