Festival offers quilted ‘eye candy’

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan High Plains Quilt Festival organizer Elizabeth Lawrence with the quilt “Exiting Eden with Eve Firing Up the Pickup” by Ellie Kreneck of Lubbock. The piece is one of about 175 on display at the Memorial Building this week. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Nell Hardin of Arch has pieced […]

Web site offers help for families in transition

By Fred W. Baker III: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — Sixteen-year-old Robyn Lutzkanin loves the military. As a military child, she said she has moved often and enjoys seeing new places and meeting new people. “It really opens your eyes up to the world,” Lutzkanin added. But she admited to dreading the transition of […]

TRICARE offers free exams

By Tyler Patterson: TriWest Healthcare Alliance The life you save might be your friend’s, your father’s, your son’s or even your own. When it comes to prostate and colon cancer, the most effective treatment is early detection — and that makes regular screening a key component of your personal wellness roadmap. According to the National […]

Education feature: District requiring proof of residency for 2009-2010 school year registration

Freedom New Mexico Parents will need to bring one more piece of paper when registering their student for school in Clovis this year. And it must be something that offers proof or residency. It’s all because the New Mexico Public School Facilities Authority is requiring Clovis Municipal Schools to geocode, or map the district before […]

Excel offers new green programs

ROSWELL – Xcel Energy announced today a series of energy efficiency programs in New Mexico. The programs are designed to help business and residential customers operate more efficiently to save energy and money.

Farmers markets offer fresh produce, conversation

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Lisa Dunagan of Clovis, right, pays Margie Plummer of Portales and owner of Veggie Shack for some fresh onions, peas, and squash Tuesday at the Clovis Farmers’ Market. Dunagan said she likes to buy her produce fresh. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico Some come for the money, some come […]

Kids College offers variety of classes

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Five-year-old twins Milia, left, and Cadence Ratledge add a mane to their mirror image painting of a lion during class at Kids College. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer After painting an orange mane on half the lion’s head, Milia Ratledge’s hand hesitated before she brushed it on the other half of the animal’s head. […]

Assistive technology conference offers information to educators, families of students with special needs

Parents, educators, therapists and others involved in special education are encouraged to learn more about the annual Assistive Technology Conference scheduled for May 4 and 5 in Albuquerque. The conference, hosted by the New Mexico Technology Assistance Program, offers important information about assistive technology services and devices. These services and technology can provide people with […]

Education office offers assistance to airmen

By Airman 1st Class Elliott Sprehe: 27th SOW Public Affairs Furthering one’s education is an important milestone to achieve and the base education office has many avenues to take to so that an airman can accomplish his or her next goal. Whether it is taking a College Level Examination Program test or enrolling in a […]

Rep. Luj

Washington, DC – Today, the House Committee on Rules accepted Rep. Ben Ray Luj

Thrift shop offers families steep discounts

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Cannon Connections photo: Argen Duncan Apryl Nenortas, whose husband is stationed at Cannon Air Force Base, and her cousin, Andrew Kirschbaum, look through a rack of clothes at the Cannon Spouses Club Thrift Shop. The shop has a variety of items. By Argen Duncan: Cannon Connections Mess dress for $15. Civil War collector’s plates. New […]

CCC offers tax help

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Sharon Terry is one of 24 volunteers with Tax Help New Mexico at Clovis Community College. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ STAFF WRITER In previous years, Wayne Painter only looked at his tax forms as he passed them to a professional preparer. This year, Painter was able to file taxes for […]

Road show offers info about TV’s switch to digital

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Angie Malone, media spokesperson for the National Association of Broadcasters, answers a Clovis resident’s question Saturday outside Clovis-Carver Public Library concerning the switch to digital television, set to happen Feb. 17. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer

E-mail offers easy to refuse

By Clyde Davis: CNJ Columnist In this, the age of technology on a personal level (in other words, PCs, texting and so on), many of us might want to work on a list for the new year — not of what we would like to accomplish, but what we don’t want. Examples might be randomly […]

AAA offers free New Year’s rides

CNJ staff On New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, intoxicated drivers will have another way to get home besides getting behind the wheel of a car. AAA Texas/New Mexico is once again offering its “Tipsy Tow” program to members and non-members alike. From 6 p.m. New Year’s Eve through midnight the following night, drivers […]

Dec. 21, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Chain of Blame: How Wall Street Caused the Mortgage and Credit Crisis by Paul Muolo chronicles the most critical financial disaster of our times, showing readers what happened, who is responsible, and what lies ahead. Death Swatch by Laura Childs offers just the right blend […]

Squadron offers energy saving tips

By 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron October is Energy Awareness Month and the 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron offers these tips to ensure your dollars are not wasted during the cooler season. • Weather stripping and caulking can save 5 to 30 percent on heating costs — this is one of the least […]

Swim offers travel back in time

By Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist First, I need to make an update on the domestic violence bike ride. I’ve been in contact with a number of local riders and the final plan goes like this. In order to go in conjunction with Hartley House events at Clovis Community College (fun run and walk against domestic […]

Special Operations School now offers CCAF credits

By Jeremy Webster: AFSOC Public Affairs Hurlburt Field, Fla. — The U.S. Air Force Special Operations School recently met the Air University’s Board of Visitors requirements allowing enlisted students to automatically receive credits toward their Community College of the Air Force degree for courses taken after April 15, 2008. In less than a week, Dr. […]

Field day offers farmers insight on crops

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Mark Marsalis, NMSU agronomist, explains the difference between corn and sorghum Thursday during the NMSU’s annual Field Day at the Agricultural Science Center in Clovis. By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico New Mexico State University Science Center held its annual field day on Thursday — a sort of show and […]