Relay for Life chair says she sees impact of fundraiser every day

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File photo This year’s Relay for Life has 87 registered teams so far, up from last year’s total of 63. The fundraising goal is $125,000, up from last year’s haul of $117,000. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Laurin Stamps had her life ahead of her — a scholarship to Howard University, plans to graduate […]

Students to present Huckleberry Finn

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Retired music teacher Janet Barnard works on a dance with students Tuesday at Marshall Auditorium during dress rehearsal for the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the opera. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Students are behind every piece of Marshall Middle School’s production of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, an opera written for them. Eighth graders […]

Trash bin plan not well thought out

I wonder who came up with the idea of doing away with our dumpsters. It is my opinion this would be a horrible mistake. First let me say it would be more costly to the city to buy all the containers. And instead of the truck making a stop for every three or four houses, […]

Reporter’s notebook: Indian weatherman predicts fair spring

CNJ staff Chief Joseph Weldon Crim of the Plains Indians said Tuesday the wind indicates fair spring weather. Every March 22, Crim goes to his ranch in Lazbuddie, Texas, to build a campfire. The direction of the smoke is a guide to the upcoming spring weather “I have to get out of town because the […]

Freedom of information should be celebrated

By Sarah Welsh: Guest columnist Sometimes you just need a little perspective. Last month, while politicos and activists of every stripe were hunkered down in the Roundhouse, I slipped away to meet with two small delegations of African officials. They had come to America to learn about public transparency and anti-corruption efforts in an experienced […]

Public information should be online

Every day, the federal government releases vast amounts of useful information about every aspect of our nation and how government works. This public information has a deep impact on almost every aspect of American life. Some of it can be used to hold our elected officials accountable for their actions, or have a profound effect […]

CCC students get hands-on experience at senior residence center

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Clovis Community College nursing students Monica Rieff, left, and Diane Davis discuss resident care at Heartland Continuing Care Center Wednesday. In a long-standing partnership, Heartland and CCC work together to have nursing students work at the nursing home as part of their clinical rotations. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico […]

Things I think I know about women

By Kevin Wilson: FNM columnist I learn about women every day. But fortunately, I get the Cliff notes once a month. That’s the time my Esquire magazine comes, and I scan it for a few constant features, “What I’ve Learned” and “Ten Things You Don’t Know About Women.” The “Ten Things” articles have become basic […]

Caprock Quilters sew on memories

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USAF photo: Senior Airman Cardenas Amy Armenta irons a star-patterned quilt at the Airmen and Family Readiness Center on Feb. 19. She is a member of Operation Home Front Quilts, an organization that sends quilts to families of fallen servicemembers. Since April 2004, Cannon’s group has made and donated nearly 600 quilts. By Airman 1s […]

Letters to the Editor: Lack of respect shown at Olympics

Lack of respect shown at Olympics The Olympic Games are something I look forward to every four years because I enjoy sports and I’ll watch almost anything that gets me away from one rerun after another. One of the things I enjoy about the Games are the medal ceremonies. When our anthem is played it’s […]

Retirement

Danny Padilla By Patsy Padilla: Special to the CNJ Thirty-five years ago my husband Danny Padilla was looking for his career. A persistent man he was indeed. He would go to the UPS Center on North Prince every morning just to see if they were hiring. He knew at the time they were not but […]

Chamber names Norman Petty studio curator as citizen of the year

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Kenneth Broad walks through a standing ovation to accept his award Friday as the 2009 Citizen of the Year at the annual Clovis and Curry County Chamber of Commerce Banquet held at the Clovis Civic Center. By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico The annual Clovis and Curry County Chamber of […]

Snow calls back childhood memories

A white Christmas may not be as precious to folks who live where a snowy Yuletide is the usual order of the season, but to me a white Christmas is cool in every sense of the term, and that is exactly what we had this year! I agree with the fellow who commented that in […]

State constitution questions on Texas ballots

The following state constitutional amendments will be on every Texas county ballot in November’s election. Monday was the final day to register for elections. Proposition 1 (HJR 132) “The constitutional amendment authorizing the financing, including through tax increment financing, of the acquisition by municipalities and counties of buffer areas or open spaces adjacent to a […]

Mom creates parenting group

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Michelle Druba, mother of 2, decided to start a parenting group to provide support to herself and other Clovis parents. Michelle Druba has lived in Clovis on and off for over 10 years. When she returned to Clovis as an adult, she wanted to meet other moms and dads. She […]

EPA raising alarm without releasing facts

Freedom New Mexico Before overhauling the economic system and imposing Draconian restrictions on nearly every aspect of life, it’s advisable to get the facts straight. That’s why we join the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in demanding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency hold a full hearing on arguments for — and against — the theory that […]

Government ‘help’ comes from taxpayers

The government has an insidious way of helping. First it hurts you. Then it benevolently rushes in to relieve a little of the pain. Then, it takes credit for being so nice. Taxpayers experience this every payday when the government takes money from their earnings. Later, the government may deign to return some of your […]

Obama showing signs of mediocrity

Every new president gets a “honeymoon” period when most Americans, even those who didn’t support him, wish him well and hope for the best, almost always followed by a certain disillusionment as it becomes apparent the problems facing the government — usually created by previous government actions — are beyond the capacity of one person […]

Proudly show UCI preparation

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By Col. Stephen Clark: 27th SOW Commander Air Commandos of Cannon, it should be no surprise that our wing Unit Compliance Inspection begins at 8 a.m. on June 15, and lasts until June 26. During this inspection, I am confident that you will demonstrate the same commitment to excellence as you have since standing up […]

Cannon inspection coming soon

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By 27th SOW Public Affairs Unit Compliance Inspections are conducted every three years and Air Commandos here will soon have an opportunity to show inspectors that the 27th Special Operations Wing is healthy and mission capable. From June 15-26, Air Force Special Operations Command inspectors will visit Cannon for the base’s UCI. UCIs are assessments […]