Ticket feature: Cirque Montage performing in Clovis

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Courtesy photo Cirque Montage will perform Sunday at Marshall Auditorium, promising a night of acrobatics, contortionists and a variety of traditional and cutting edge circus acts. Freedom New Mexico Clovis audiences are expected to be wowed Sunday when Marshall Auditorium becomes the playground of Cirque Montage. A group performing traditional and cutting-edge circus acts, Montage […]

Chamber’s random acts charity helps residents with groceries

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Launa Lawson of Melrose was a target of Random Acts of Kindness on Thursday, receiving a $50 certificate toward groceries at S & S Supermarket. Alisa Boswell “Surprised” and “excited” are words grocery shoppers and Clovis Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors each used Thursday to describe their reactions to the charity […]

VA acts to expand disability claims

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist About 86,000 Vietnam War veterans, their surviving spouses or estates will be eligible for retroactive disability compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs — an average of 11.4 years for veterans and 9.6 years for survivors — under a draft VA rule to expand by three the number of diseases […]

Honor guard takes pride in duties

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Cannon Connections photo: Clarence Plank Cannon Air Force Base Honor Guard practices folding the American flag. They practice for occasions when the honor guard is assigned to perform a task for either a retirement, a change of command or funerals. By Clarence Plank: Cannon Connections Cannon Air Force Base Honor Guard members spend a lot […]

Friday morning briefing: Acts of kindness and basketball

Good morning. Welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Friday morning briefing.

ENMU hosting ‘Acts of Volition’ art show

PORTALES–Eastern New Mexico University in Portales will host the art show “Acts of Volition” in Golden Library’s Runnels Gallery from Monday, Nov. 30 through Thursday, Dec. 3. A closing reception will be from 5-7 p.m. on Dec. 3.

Small acts of kindness better than slogans

By Anita Tedaldi: Cannon Connections columnist M y 6-year-old daughter Anna

Court rights should apply to immigrants, too

Freedom New Mexico Former attorney general Michael Mukasey made a grievous error when he ruled that immigrants have no recourse regarding errors made in their cases. In one of the last acts of the Bush administration, Mukasey ruled that immigrants don’t have the right to have their deportation cases reopened because they had poor legal […]

Administration acts according to own agenda

Freedom New Mexico Apparently a perverse understanding of the meaning of the season got to President Bush as Uncle Santa announced a $13.4 billion loan (and another $4 billion likely early next year) to U.S. automakers General Motors and Chrysler. Even as most Americans are cutting back on the amount of Christmas shopping they’re putting […]

Commander acts as example

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Cynthia Spalding Col. Joseph Mancy runs to the finish line during a commander’s 5,000 meter run fitness challenge on Charleston Air Force Base, S.C. on Aug. 1. By Airman 1st Class Melissa White: 437th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Charleston Air Force Base, S.C. — Every year, most airmen set a […]

State police arrest man for criminal sexual acts with minors

Fort Sumner—State Police have arrested a 23 year old man for multiple charges related to sexual activity with young girls age 13- 16.

Animal rights protesters object to circus

(Left to right) Shyane Maestra, Shelly Weir and Christina Dryden protest what they say is animal cruelty going on at the Carson & Barnes 5-Ring Circus on Monday at the Curry County Fairgrounds. CNJ staff photo: Mike Linn. By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ staff writer Visitors to the Carson & Barnes 5-Ring Circus got an […]

Suspects have no prior sex charges

By Darrell Todd Maurina Of the four people named so far in connection with a child sex ring in Clovis, none are listed on the state’s sex offender registry and only one has an extensive criminal history, according to New Mexico computerized case records. The records include convictions dating to 1997 and some before that. […]