Clovis man recounts year of recovery

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Freedom New Mexico: Christina Calloway Robert Bell demonstrates how he fell 30 feet down an elevator shaft about one year ago. Bell considers his survival a miracle and is very grateful that he is still alive. Christina Calloway Robert Bell is reflecting on how grateful he is for being alive as the one-year anniversary of […]

Births — Dec. 19

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Denton Kayleigh Grace Denton was born Oct. 23, 2010, to Eric Denton of Clovis and Michelle Naughton of Dublin, Ireland, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces. Grandparents are Jill and Jace Denton of Clovis and Mary and Peter Naughton of Dublin, Ireland. Great-grandparents are Jerry and Maroy Bell […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Two cents, ring a bell and a prelude to seat belts

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Your two cents Here’s your shot to comment on the State Master Plan for Higher Education. The plan is posted on the department’s home page at www.hed.state.nm.us. The deadline for comments is Dec. 10. To comment: E-mail Executive Assistant to the Cabinet Secretary Carlotta […]

Lucero elected District 2 De Baca County Commissioner

CNJ staff Adolfo Lucero was elected De Baca County Commissioner for District 2 Tuesday, finishing with 705 votes to James G. Bell’s 182 votes. Lucero said his first step will be to thoroughly research De Baca County’s water shortage and landfill issues from the perspective of all the county’s citizens before pursuing definite action. “I […]

Parent-youth summit set

CNJ staff The Curry County Wellness Council is hosting a Stay Teen Parent-Youth Summit April 10. The event is aimed at parents and teens in seventh through ninth grades. Andrea Bell with the council said this is the 11th annual summit. This year, parents and students will attend separate presentations on the same subjects. Presentations […]

‘Jingle Bell Classic’ prepares contestants for county fairs

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Courtesy photo: Karen Cone Koby Cone grooms a calf to get it ready for a show at a past Jingle Bell Classic steer jackpot. The event is scheduled for this weekend. By Chris Schmaedeke: Freedom New Mexico Roosevelt County is hosting a contest for 4-H members this weekend that should be a learning experience for […]

First person: Bell ringer takes on musical challenge

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Jill Whitehead of Clovis performs with the First United Methodist Church’s hand bell group. The group performs every two months during services. Jill Whitehead has been playing in the First United Methodist Church hand bell group for 25 years. To start: When I started, we were new to town and […]

First person: Baseball mom takes in games from the concession stand

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Tonya Flores spends a large portion of her time watching her three sons play sports. Tonya Flores, 36, has spent the whole baseball season in the concession stand at Bell Park Field, watching what she can of her son Sebastian Flores’

Former Taco Bell employee charged with credit card fraud

CNJ staff A 17-year-old former Taco Bell employee was arrested Wednesday in Clovis, charged with 27 counts of credit card fraud for using customers’ credit card numbers and pocketing the cash. According to a police report, the manager told police he discovered the girl had been swiping the magnetic strip on cards and would also […]

May 25, 2008 Birthdays

Bell Winnie May Bell of Lubbock and formerly of Clovis, will celebrate her 100th birthday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Advent Christian Church, 2101 E. 21st St. The celebration will be hosted by her son, Willie, and all of her grandchildren. Winnie May Bell was born May 7, 1908, in Amherst, Texas. […]

Feb. 16 – Watch it

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis first baseman Parker Wood watches the pitch and Chris Sierra Saturday during Clovis’ double header against the alumni team at Bell Park.

Recipe of the day: Fettuccine with Sweet Pepper-Cayenne Sauce

“Very flavorful and spicy. You’ll never know it’s a healthy dish. You can also add some cut up grilled chicken – wonderful!” INGREDIENTS 12 ounces dry fettuccine pasta 2 red bell peppers, julienned 3 cloves garlic, minced 3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 cup reduced fat sour cream 3/4 cup chicken broth 3/4 cup grated Parmesan […]

Fenced-in field

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Tony Bullocks Clovis High School baseball Coach Shane Shallenberger tightens a bolt on the new fence being installed at Bell Park Wednesday morning.

Charity raises $46,501 this holiday

CNJ staff The Salvation Army raised $46,501 with its Christmas projects this year, according to Capt. Tammy Ray. The Red Kettles and bell ringers, which are the most visible community-wide Salvation Army program, raised $36,273 compared to $31,000 in 2006. According to Ray, the results from the coins and bills put into the kettles provides […]

Taco Bell hopes to reopen after weekend fire

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Tony Martinez, owner of Splish Splosh Window Cleaners of Farwell, cleans the windows Tuesday at Taco Bell. A small kitchen fire Sunday led to the restaurant being closed until repairs could be made, state officials said. It is scheduled to reopen today. CNJ staff Taco Bell on Prince Street is […]

Sky-high goodbye

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson The final flight for the 524th Fighter Squadron at Cannon Air Force Base is marked Friday by a “rainbow salute” from the base’s fire department. By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — As the clock reached 5:24 p.m. Friday, the last flights of the 524th Fighter Squadron […]

Girl’s night out

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Saige Bell takes a short ride during the 8-and-under calf riding event Wednesday evening at the High Plains Junior Rodeo Association Finals at the Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. Sugar and spice and everything nice, as the saying goes, are what little girls are made of. But you can’t blame […]

CCS’ Bell wins 1A triple jump, second in high jump

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Freedom correspondent: Scot Stinnett Fort Sumner sophomore BreeAnna Lucero cleared 4-9 on Friday to take the Class 1A girls state high jump title in Albuquerque. CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis Christian Eagles junior Keeson Bell beat his personal best by more than two feet to win Class 1A state boys triple jump competition on Friday […]

“We Have Given Our Hearts Away”

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Columnist In one of Jan Karon’s delightful “Mitford” books, the winsome Episcopal priest Father Tim Cavanaugh shares with his dear old organist some lines from the sonnet (1807) by Wordsworth: The world is too much with us; late and soon, Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers; Little we see […]

CHS BASEBALL: Errors costly at Tascosa

CNJ staff AMARILLO — Tascosa took advantage of Clovis fielding miscues to score four first-inning runs Tuesday en route to a 7-2 victory over the Wildcats. The game, originally scheduled for Clovis, was moved to Amarillo because of unplayable conditions at Bell Park. Tascosa’s first-inning outburst put the Wildcats (6-3) in a hole from which […]