Offering a place to call ‘home’

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo De Santiago and Kyara take a quite moment to themselves. The mother-daughter pair will be staying with the Infantes until they can move into their new apartment. Her friends call her yo-yo. But when it comes to taking care of kids, if a military mom is deployed overseas, Yolanda Infante […]

Offering a place to call ‘home’

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Maria De Santiago, left, sits with her 6-year-old daughter Kyara and Yolanda Infante. Infante took care of Kyara for nine months while De Santiago was deployed in Afghanistan. By Eric Butler: Cannon Connections staff writer Her friends call her yo-yo. But when it comes to taking care of kids, if […]

MVD looking online for better customer service

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Long waits and frustrating automated call systems with the state Motor Vehicle Division could be on their way out, according to the state official overseeing the division. Secretary of the Taxation and Revenue Department Rick Homans was in Portales on Wednesday to explain plans to put many MVD functions […]

May 8 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 11 p.m. an officer responded to a residence in the 500 block of Gidding for a report of harassment. A woman said her former boyfriend had been calling her repeatedly, even though she asked him to stop. She said he had […]

Church receives assistance with new building

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo The Missionary Landmark Baptist Church’s new building will be ready to hold services in June. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Missionary Landmark Baptist Church of Clovis was meeting in a rented room at Wayland Baptist University. The room was big enough for the 30 area residents that were attending […]

Call for Artists! Pintores Art League 34th Annual Spring Fling 2009 Fine Arts Show

The Pintores Art League of Clovis has put out a call for artists for their Spring Fling 2009 Fine Arts Show to be held April 17-25, 2009 in the Clovis Community College commons located at 417 Schepps Boulevard in Clovis, New Mexico. Cash prizes will be awarded for both professional and student artwork. This year’s […]

Police say Portales robbery call false alarm

Freedom New Mexico A call to Portales dispatchers about an armed robbery call Friday afternoon at Portales National Bank turned out to be a false alarm, according to Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry. Berry said the call came around 5 p.m. Several officers responded to Portales National Bank, but police found no evidence of a […]

Local sexual assault hotline launched

Freedom New Mexico Sexual assault victims can now call a hotline for access to resources. The Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners of Eastern New Mexico and the Portales Lions Club have teamed up to provide the Eastern New Mexico Sexual Violence Hotline. Victims of assault who are medically stable can call the number and speak to […]

Hold off before criticizing Phelps

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist Michael Phelps, who inspired me to finally learn to swim, is apparently human. In the shadow of the Super Bowl, a photo surfaced, showing Phelps smoking marijuana from a bong at a November 2008 party. Call my editors. I need an extra 300 words. I can’t fit all the punchlines: […]

Briseno to call it a career

David Briseno has worn many hats in the 26 years he’s worked for the Clovis Municipal Schools system, some at the same time. And he’s good at it, according to Matthew Trujillo, principal of Highland Elementary School. “He’s good with kids and a great motivator,” Trujillo said. Briseno, executive director of community relations for the […]

First person: Holiday enthusiast

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Sherri Gomez, 24, said she likes wrapping square packages because they are the easiest. Sherri Gomez spends most of her time watching cartoons and movies about superheroes with her 3-year-old son Anthony. But for a month during the holiday season, she works at Roden-Smith as a gift wrapper. Family business: […]

Black Friday rush just too much

By Karl Terry: Local Columnist It comes once a year and they call it Black Friday. Somehow I’ve managed to avoid the full measure of this annual spectacle — until this year. After purposely planning to purchase a new television with our

Nov. 9, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 8 p.m. Oct. 28 an officer responded to a shoplifting call at a business in the 1900 block of Prince Street.A manager said two male suspects ran from the store with bulges under their coats. One of the suspects got on […]

Obama’s call for change needs wisdom as well

Perhaps the most annoying aspect of President-elect Obama’s campaign was the vagueness of his promise of “change,” which turned out to have little content once you got past the soaring rhetoric, leaving people of all persuasions to use him as a mirror to their own aspirations and agendas. That very vagueness, however, may serve him […]

Immigration status irrelevant to license needs

Freedom New Mexico Critics call it a train wreck, and the euphemism isn’t too far off. The state of Texas has joined other states across the nation in restricting the allocation of drivers’ licenses according to U.S. residency status. The issue became a major problem in New York for the presidential campaign of Sen. Hillary […]

Rodeo wranglers answer EMT call

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Danielle Martin Airman 1st Class Brian Fox, left, 27th SOMOS, Staff Sgt. Joanna Siavii, center, 27th SOAMS, and Airman 1st Class Dena Olson, 27th SOMDOS, try to stabilize a “gunshot” victim in a mock trauma assessment during the Emergency Medical Technician R By Airman 1st Class Elliott Sprehe: 27th SOW […]

Business feature: Cell phone providers readying for switch

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Phone companies are offering to reprogram cell phones for free to help subscribers adjust to the permanent switch to the 575 area code that takes effect next month. About three-fourths of the state, including eastern New Mexico will be assigned the 575 area code. The state Public Regulation Commission […]

Time to call it quits — for now

By Grant McGee: CNJ columnist I’m going to take a break from writing this weekly column.

Aug. 10, 2008 Club Notes

Curry County Extension Council The Curry County Extension Council met Aug. 4 at the extension office with 14 members in attendance. President Sheryl Abdill called the meeting to order. Secretary Martha Brister took roll call and read the minutes. A thank you letter was read from Baby’s First Wish for a donation. Helen Casaus gave […]

Portales police investigating assault

Freedom New Mexico staff A Portales man was transported to a Lubbock hospital for injuries received in an assault Monday night. Portales Police officers responded to an assault call at 11:30 p.m.