Don’t mistake redistribution for prosperity

Freedom New Mexico One reason we cannot get the economy on track is the mass economic ignorance that enables politicians to pass off redistribution schemes as growth. Some children, seeing a rabbit pulled from a hat, surmise that magic hats produce rabbits. Similarly, gullible adults see government programs as sources of wealth. The rabbit did […]

Norway: Do justice, but protect freedom

Freedom New Mexico We continue to be horrified by the mass killings in Norway, allegedly by Anders Behring Breivik. He has confessed that, on July 22, he set off a bomb in Oslo, the country’s capital, killing at least eight people. More than 80 others were killed when he went on a killing spree at […]

Feels good to purge closet

It had to be done. Critical mass had been reached. Something had to go or my side of the closet would burst at the seams. I had long ago ruled out expanding into my wife’s side. When we moved in, she pointed out the three rods she would be taking and the one that was […]

Weddings — Oct. 31

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Dorval [image #2, align=left, size=medium] August Parie of Portales and Nicholas Dorval of Chicopee, Mass., were married Oct. 10, 2010, in Plymouth, Mass. The bride is the daughter of Joseph Parie of Portales. The groom is the son of James Dorval of Chicopee, Mass., and Denise D’Angelantonio of Springfield, Mass. The maid of honor was […]

Political restrictions apply to servicemembers

By Seth Cowell: Electronic Systems Center Legal Office HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. — With the 2010 elections coming up, television newscasts and newspaper articles are filled with the latest news about the candidates running for various offices. While exercising a right to vote is the duty of all Americans, military and civilian federal employees […]

Baskett catches pair of passes for Eagles

CNJ staff FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Clovis’ Hank Baskett caught two passes for 15 yards Friday night as the Philadelphia Eagles beat the New England Patriots 27-17 in an NFL preseason game. The Eagles (2-1) jumped out to a 27-3 lead in the third quarter. The Patriots (0-3) played their third consecutive game without quarterback Tom […]

Hands-on approach to learning

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CNJ Staff Photo: Liliana Castillo Paula O’Brien has wanted to be a sign language interpreter since she was 9 years old. “Speaking in sign is sort of like acting it out. You are creating a picture,” O’Brien said. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ Staff Writer As a youngster growing up in Plympton, Mass., Paula O’Brien said […]

Nov. 18 Birth

Barragan Patrick and Rachel Barragan of Clovis are the parents of a 6 pound 13.3 ounce girl born Nov. 1, 2007, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. Aubrey Rayne Barragan has one brother, Ryan Skinner, 9, and one sister, Katelyn Skinner, 7. Grandparents are Joyce Smith of Lewes, Del. and Den and Kathy McChesney […]

Fiesta set for weekend

Freedom Newspapers The St. Helen Catholic Church Fiesta will be held today and Sunday at the church, located at 1600 South Avenue O in Portales. Festivities begin with a Mass at 10 a.m. today. From 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. a horseshoe tournament, cakewalk, game booths and a car show will be held. Food booths […]

Justifications for war aren’t fooling anyone

By Freedom Newspapers Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is distinguished and polished, as advertised, and generally in command of the issues he discusses. But his views are still troubling on the most important decisions a president has to make, those concerning war and peace. During the most recent Republican candidates’ forum in New Hampshire, Romney […]

Dems playing politics with Iraq exit

Mona Charen: syndicated columnist It was not so long ago — only four years — that a significant number of Democrats in the U.S. Congress evaluated the available evidence and voted to authorize war with Iraq. Eighty-one Democrats in the House, including a fair number of liberals like Patrick Kennedy, D-R.I., Ed Markey, D-Mass., and […]

Fire department acquires mobile medical trailer

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Fire Department has acquired a mobile medical trailer through state grants that will be a valued tool in case of a mass casualty incident such as a bus accident, according to Karen Burns of the CFD. Equipped for triage, or the sorting of patients by the extremity […]

Leary, Leonard

Leonard Leary, 66, died Monday, Feb. 27, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. He was born March 7, 1939, in Reading, Mass., to Marcella and Philip F. Leary. Mr. Leary graduated from high school in Reading in 1956. He moved to Portales in 1962 to attend Eastern New Mexico University. He earned a bachelor of […]

Sanchez Sullivan, Martha

Martha O. Sanchez Sullivan, 67, of Franklin, Mass., died Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2005, at Caritas Norwood Hospital in Norwood following a long illness. She was born March 29, 1938, in El Paso, Texas. She worked as an administrator at Wrentham State School in Massachusetts for more than 30 years. She was raised and educated in […]

1/13 Religion digest

Presentation scheduled at Sacred Heart Father Gary C. Caster will present “Holy communion Is Wholly Communion” and “The Incarnation Is Not Over” on Sunday through Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Clovis, 911 N. Merriwether St. Sunday Mass at 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. Evening conferences will take place at 7 p.m. Sunday through […]

Kerr, Everett E.

Mr. Everett Earnest Kerr, 84, of Clovis, died Friday, Sept. 23, 2005, at the Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born Aug. 30, 1921 in Springfield, Mass. He married Cammella Cicerchia March 8, 1943 in Springfield, Mass.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Rita “Gramma” Gadett. He is survived by his wife, Camella […]

Appeal of pope crosses religious boundaries

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Father Sotero Sena performs the consecration of the bread and wine during mass Saturday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Clovis. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer A somber procession of parishioners filed out of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church on Saturday night following mass, embracing deacons, […]

New laws can’t prevent school killings

By Steve Chapman Rain in Seattle is not news; the news is when rain fails to fall, as it has been doing lately. Likewise, what is conspicuous about the aftermath of the school shootings in Red Lake, Minn., last week was what didn’t occur — a torrent of calls for new gun-control legislation. The attack […]

Apathy sign all not well with political life

CNJ staff Perhaps the most striking thing about the official acknowledgment that the two-year hunt for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq is over is the fact that it was greeted with a collective shrug of the shoulders and an almost cheerful defense of what many Americans view as the indefensible. “Based on what we […]

Gambling would revitalize downtown

Letters to the editor The subject of what to do with Hotel Clovis has been a discussion for many years now. We have had various groups trying to get it so that they might restore it to its former glory. Problem: None of them have had enough financial backing, and would more than likely leave […]