Foster parents sought in Curry, Roosevelt counties

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico As far as the Wofford kids are concerned, they chose their parents. When they needed a permanent family, three of the five children decided they wanted Sherill and Alan Wofford of Portales to become their parents. So they called and made the request. Unbeknownst to the children, the Woffords […]

Ceremony honors local veterans

Cannon Connections photo: Argen Duncan Bataan Death March survivor Irvin Butler of Portales sits while attendees sing “America the Beautiful” during the 63rd annual American Legion Tribute to Veterans Wednesday at the Memorial Building. He and the widows of other local survivors were given gifts of appreciation at the event. By Argen Duncan: PNT senior […]

Private, public partnership needed

By Beverlee McClure: Guest columnist When the Legislature meets in special session on Saturday, the state will address issues shared with many private businesses in New Mexico — declining revenues and increased costs in a challenging economic climate. The state’s shortfall has been caused not only by declining revenues as is the case for many […]

Sharpton’s help not needed

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist It’s happened in other lifetimes. Just not mine. A small percentage of me, the part that’s not about common sense, wants to see Rush Limbaugh join the fraternity of NFL ownership. It wants to see African-American players boycott a professional sports franchise. And it wants to see an all-white team […]

GOP candidate calls for Constitutional values

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Courtesy photo Adam Kokesh plans to run for New Mexico’s 3rd Congressional District next year. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Adam Kokesh believes a revolution is needed to return America to its constitutional principles — and there’s an easy way or a hard way to do it. “The good way,” Kokesh said, “is to […]

Stop signs needed for children’s safety

It appears that children’s safety in this city is not a priority. I am fighting with the city of Clovis to put back the stop signs on Main Street where it intersects with Plains Avenue. The stop signs that had been there more than 40 years for the safety and protection of our children at […]

CIity seeks public input on upgrades needed in Clovis

The City of Clovis will hold a public meeting at 10 a.m., Wednesday, August 26th, 2009 at the Assembly Room of City Hall, 321 Connelly Street, Clovis to discuss major projects/purchases that should be included on the City’s Infrastructure and Capital Improvement Plan (ICIP). Residents of Clovis are invited to attend and provide input on […]

Commentaries not always needed

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist We country girls don’t often get a chance to go to the beauty shop, or any other of those places that provide personal nice looks (and smells) assistance. Awhile back I finally got tired of looking like a homeless hag, and went to one of those joints. They cut and […]

Harsher penalities needed for child abusers

By Clyde Davis “They cry in the dark, so you can’t see their tears They hide in the light, so you can’t see their fears Forgive and forget, all the while Love and pain become one and the same In the eyes of a wounded child” {Benetar/Geraldo, “Hell is for Children”} Pat Benetar, Susan Vega, […]

Animals can be just as stubborn

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist When our two daughters were in 4-H they bought a few good ewes, mostly Suffolks and Hampshires, planning to raise their own show lambs. They needed a good ram, of course, and some folks down the road had a high-powered Suffolk. He was big and long and had muscles in […]

May 29 Cannon Community

Trainers needed — Trainers are needed to teach the Dad’s 101 class. Training for the class is today from 7:30 a.m. to noon at the Professional Enhancement Center. The next Dad’s 101 class is at 8:30 a.m. June 23 in the 27 SOMDG’s Wingman’s Conference Room. All Cannon beneficiaries are eligible to attend. Information: 784-2474. […]

Cambiar brings needed change

By Lisa Bond-Maupin: Guest columnist There is a quiet revolution in juvenile justice in New Mexico occurring in the southern part of our state.

Richardson plans Hull Street funding

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo During his visit to Clovis Tuesday, Gov. Bill Richardson said he intends to secure $5 million in funding needed to repair the Hull Street overpass. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Gov. Bill Richardson on Tuesday stopped short of promising, but said he intends to secure $5 million needed to […]

May 3 Letters to the Editor

Main Street businesses needed I was glad to see the plans for the Hotel Clovis. (“Hotel proposal raises hopes,” Sunday’s CNJ). Perhaps if it contains apartment dwellers it will attract some necessary businesses to “Historic Main Street” that residents can patronize. One of the problems with “Historic Main Street” projects is

April 24 Cannon Community

Volunteers needed — Volunteers are needed to assist with track and field practice for the Special Olympics on Tuesdays through May 12. Practices are held at the Yucca Jr. High School track on the corner of 14th and Sycamore streets in Clovis from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Information: 356-5120, 763-6273 or 799-1125. School townhall […]

Boundaries needed for true freedom

By Judy Brandon: CNJ religion columnist Think about it: daytime talk shows can be really offensive. The very strange and weird is more the ordinary or normal on these shows. For some of these shows, producers and hosts all connive to parade guests that boast about deceitful and immoral living. The audience usually applauds when […]

Perspective needed on economy

By Tibor Machan: FNM columnist As one who tasted a bit of Nazism and communism, today’s economic fiasco strikes me as relatively mild as human disasters go. For starters, many in America remember the Great Depression and World War II, both of which devastated millions of lives, destroying the bulk and arresting even more. The […]

New Mexico house delegation announces over $800,000 for needed senior nutrition funding programs

Washington, DC – Today, Congressmen Martin Heinrich, Ben Ray Luj

March 6, Cannon Community

Volunteers needed — 8:30 a.m., Saturday, Eastern New Mexico University. Volunteers are needed for judging purposes at the Regional Science Fair. For information or to volunteer contact Kasey White at 562-2309. Save-a-Life Tour — Tuesday. Drunk-driving briefings/simulator sessions will be scheduled throughout the day. Attendance is mandatory for all military/DoD personnel 26 years and under. […]

Puppy love sometimes needed

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