Love notes

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Alisa Boswell: Freedom New Mexico Floral Associate Danielle Martinez puts together an arrangement Friday at Hestands Floral. Owner Michelle Ward said her shop had 63 pre-orders for Valentine’s Day, which is double last year. With the holiday of romance approaching, Freedom New Mexico decided to ask Clovis and Portales residents to share some of their […]

Officials concerned fire season could run long

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Freedom New Mexico: Alisa Boswell Portales Firefighter Chay Chenault checks fire equipment on one of the Portales fire trucks Tuesday afternoon. This fire season has marked one of the worst and the longest for eastern New Mexico and fire officials say it could last well into the fall. Alisa Boswell Usually, August and September would […]

Engagements —

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Jackson-Parkey [image #1, align=left, size=medium] Richard and Vicki Jackson of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Amanda Jackson of Clovis to Matthew Parkey of Portales, son of Mike and Betty Parkey of Portales. The couple will exchange vows Aug. 8, 2011 in Lubbock, Texas. The reception will be in Lubbock. The […]

Area servicemen share Memorial Day thoughts

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Alisa Boswell: Freedom New Mexico Ricardo Hidalgo of American Legion Post 25 in Clovis adjusts the POW-MIA Empty Chair Display at Post 25 Friday afternoon. The POW-MIA flag will be carried at the 2011 Memorial Day Observance at Lawn Haven Memorial Garden at 10 a.m. on May 30. Alisa Boswell With Memorial Day approaching May […]

Rise in fuel costs based on demand

Price gougers are evil executives who harm us at the gas pump. They set outrageous prices that are approaching $4 a gallon. They hold their conspiracy meetings in the Land of Make Believe, among the unicorns and spaghetti monsters. Despite the ranting of pundits and politicos — from Bill O’Reilly to Nancy Pelosi — price […]

Homegrown

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Freedom New Mexico: Jared Tucker Margie Plummer pulls onions from her garden. The onion will be sold in the farmers’ market that opens June 26 in Portales. The Clovis farmers’ market will open July 1. Both markets will run on various days until the end of October. By Jared Tucker: Freedom New Mexico Spring is […]

Global warming bill on political tipping point

A global-warming tipping point is approaching, but not the one alarmists predicted of an irreversible, overheated climate. Instead, it’s a political tipping point that can determine whether the economy will be handed over to Draconian, top-down government control on the pretense of curbing global warming, or whether the free market will be left to function […]

Early voting for June primary begins May 4

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The June 1 primaries are still roughly six weeks away, but early voting and party declaration deadlines are fast approaching. Early voting starts May 4 at the Curry County Clerk’s office. Primary races range from the U.S. House of Representatives to local law enforcement. County election chair Coni Jo […]

Outside support can help keep resolutions

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MCT illustration By Chris Schmaedeke: Freedom New Mexico With the new year approaching one thing is certain — resolutions will be made, and broken. Among the more popular goals: Quit smoking, manage debt and maybe even get a better job. But the big one seems to be losing weight. “People try to get back in […]

Police: Fireworks complaints increase

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Delilah Barela and her 2 1/2-year-old daughter Destinee look for fireworks Thursday at a tent sale west of Clovis to help the family celebrate the July 4th weekend. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer As Independence Day draws closer, Clovis police are getting 10 calls or more a day because […]