Cannon losing civilian jobs

The Associated Press Cannon Air Force Base is slated to lose 49 positions and Holloman Air Force Base will lose 57 jobs after the U.S. Air Force announced it would cut around 9,000 civilian positions nationwide. Col. Buck Elton, 27th Special Operations Wing commander, said 18 of the 49 eliminated positions at Cannon are vacant. […]

Sumner Lake boat ramp reopened

Sumner Lake State Park officials have reopened the east-side boat ramp, according to a news release from New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. The water level at the lake has risen substantially since irrigation season ended Oct. 31, improving conditions for fish and allowing the lake to reopen the ramp, the release said. Also, […]

Clovis man appointed to veterans’ board

New Mexico Gov. Susana

Press release: AIR FORCE CUTS AFFECT 49 CIVILIAN POSITIONS AT CANNON

(From U.S. Air Force) CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. – On Nov. 2 the Air Force announced several adjustments to the civilian workforce.

Clovis jury: Wiggins innocent of murder

Lonzell Wiggins Jr., has been found innocent of allegations he murdered a Clovis man in 2009. A Clovis jury returned the verdict about 2:30 p.m. Friday, three hours after deliberations began. Closing arguments ended about 11:20 this morning in Wiggins’ second-degree murder trial. Wiggins, 37, was charged with killing Gary Gill, 48, on Dec. 15, […]

Happy birthday, Will Rogers

Happy birthday, Will Rogers Will Rogers was well known as a world traveler. Did you know one of his frequent destinations was a childhood friend’s ranch near Muleshoe? For the rest of this story, see David Stevens’ local history blog: http://highplainsyesterdays.freedomblogging.com/2011/11/03/happy-birthday-will-rogers/1603/

Hounds post win over UTEP

Freedom New Mexico EL PASO — Senior forward Curtis Wilkinson posted a double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds and Eastern New Mexico University upended Texas-El Paso 75-64 in an exhibition game on Thursday night at the Don Haskins Center. Wilkinson shot 8-of-12 from the floor and led four Greyhounds in double figures as ENMU […]

Bull riding event set

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• What: L.J. Jenkins Invitational Bull Riding • When: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday • Where: Curry County Events Center • Tickets: $12 in advance at Joe’s Boot Shop and Creighton’s Town and Country, Portales; $15 at the gate; Children 12 and under free with paying adult. • Total purse: $18,000 • Format: 40 riders […]

Lady Buffs eliminate Zias

Freedom New Mexico ABILENE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s second trip to the Lone Star Conference postseason women’s soccer tournament was as short as the first. West Texas A&M’s Leslie Briggs aimed a corner kick at the goalpost and the ball slipped off the hands of ENMU senior goalkeeper Sierra Cardenas and into the […]

Weekly LSC soccer update —

LONE STAR CONFERENCE All Times Mountain Men Conf. All W-L-T W-L-T Eastern New Mexico 3-0-2 9-3-5 Incarnate Word 2-1-3 12-2-3 West Texas A&M 1-3-1 6-6-3 Midwestern State 1-3-0 11-3-1 Oct. 28 matches Eastern New Mexico 1, Fort Hays State 0; Midwestern State 3, Northeastern State 0; Incarnate Word 1, West Texas A&M 1, 2 OT, […]

Clovis woman charged in fatal crash

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Flores Benna Sayyed A Clovis woman used her vehicle to run her boyfriend’s vehicle off the road, causing an accident Tuesday night that killed one person and sent four others to the hospital, according to the Curry County Sheriff’s Office. Guadalupe Flores, 26, was arrested Thursday and charged with one count of homicide and four […]

Jesus helps keep us in our moral restraints

About two weeks ago, we were visiting in Scottsdale, Ariz. We spent a day at Paradise Valley Mall. It was there that I watched a young mother trying to corral three little children. I was amused as I thought about my own experiences with my two oldest children. Annie and John Scott were two and […]

amos the churchmouse: lost in a fog

amos the churchmouse: a view from under the pew Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes. lost in a fog the other night boss istumbled into thestreet i was stuffedto […]

Mayor: Verhines appointment good for water project

Staff and wire reports Clovis Mayor Gayla Brumfield thinks the appointment of Scott Verhines as the state’s new top water manager is nothing but positive for the Ute Water Project. Verhines was named state engineer Thursday by Gov. Susana Martinez. He is a civil engineer from Albuquerque and project manager for the Eastern New Mexico […]

Friday morning briefing: A Charlie Brown Christmas and a really bad deal

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Christmas Light Parade It’ll be a Charlie Brown Christmas in Clovis this year. That’s the theme for the annual Christmas Light Parade on Dec. 3. Registration forms are now available at the Clovis Curry Chamber of Commerce. Information: 309-8370 or clovismainstreet@gmail.com Voice only Eastern […]

Don’t let imperfections ruin life

The imperfections in the world can bring some entertainment. I am glad for that. Unbroken comfort can make you more numb than jumping into that frozen lake with a polar bear club. Recently I enjoyed sitting outside during the dirt storm that hit the area. My young daughter enjoyed it with me. She ran around […]

Income gap not wide between rich, poor

A Congressional Budget Office study has claimed that between 1979 and 2007 after-tax income for richest households grew substantially more than it did for others. Let’s look at what is not happening. The poor are not getting poorer because the rich are getting richer. Gary Burtless of the Brookings Institution says living standards have improved […]

Lawyer: Couple accused of fraud saved government money

Robin Fornoff A lawyer for a former Clovis car dealer and his wife accused of defrauding the Air Force of $6.4 million said Thursday his clients have actually saved the government money. The Associated Press reported Donald Dean Brewer, 62, and his wife, Sherri Lynn Brewer, 62, of Clovis were indicted by a federal grand […]

Religion calendar —

Saturday Contemporary Worship Service — 5 p.m., First Presbyterian Church. Information: 763-6821. Sunday Worship service and Sunday school — 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., Sunday worship with communion Trinity Lutheran Church, ELCA, 1705 W. 21st St. Sunday School: 9:15 a.m. Information: 763-4816. Worship service — 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., Central Baptist Church. Fellowship and […]

Religion digest — Nov. 4

Church holding healing seminar The Clovis Seventh Day Adventist Church is hosting a seminar on natural healing Saturday and Sunday. The seminar is free and open to the public and is at the church, 1501 E. Llano Estacado Blvd., and features guest speaker Tony DeMorais. Sessions are scheduled for 11 a.m. and again at 6 […]