Right, wrong differ from legality

One common, and amusing, retort I encounter whenever I point out that not all laws are equally moral or ethical, is “It’s the LAW; you have to obey whether you agree or not.” Usually that is followed by some personal ins-ults and innuendo. It is a pathetic excuse for an argument. The first thing bad […]

Hounds tie school 3-point mark in 110-73 rout

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FNM correspondent: Joshua Lucero University of the Southwest’s Rondell Thomas dribbles through ENMU’s Greg McFarland, left, and Max Carrier during Monday’s game at Greyhound Arena. The Hounds improved to 7-1 with a 110-73 victory. Dave Wagner PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team certainly has its mojo going. Now the Greyhounds hope […]

Zias’ 100-point effort gives coach first win

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Freedom New Mexico: Tony Bullocks ENMU senior Guard Tori Northcutt tries to work her way around Oklahoma Panhandle State sophomore guard Camille Washington Tuesday in second half action at Greyhound Arena. ENMU won By Larry Booker: FNM correspondent PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team needed nearly all of the 100 points […]

Commissary boss: Value overlooked

Military grocery stores operate so efficiently that the discounts provided to shoppers are worth double the value of tax dollars being spent to deliver this prized benefit worldwide to U.S. service members and families. Joseph H. Jeu, director of the Defense Commissary Agency, made that point and more in an interview last week amid rising […]

Coach’s cemetery exercise misses point

Occasionally, though not very often, the inspiration from this column comes from some other piece of information which slides across the Internet. Such is the case in today’s piece. Upstate New York, where a junior varsity football coach and English teacher forced members of the team, after a losing game, to detour into the local […]

Relics of past on display at fair

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Betty Hunter of Jal looks at a glass jar from the Curry County Fair’s Antique Showcase. The showcase opens at 4:30 p.m. at the indoor pavilion. Kevin Wilson Some wood, some glass, some metal and some a combination of the preceding. And each has its own story. All told, there […]

Building Resilience in Children: The art and importance of listening

McClatchy-Tribune The key to getting a child to open up is to say very little. Simply use short phrases that reassure and prompt more conversation. This is particularly important at the beginning of a conversation because we want children to reach a point where they’re comfortable enough to express whatever is on their minds. To […]

Times of drought remind us to be thankful for better days

With all of my heart, I hope that T-shirts emblazoned with that slogan are soon printed and available. At this point, though, one wonders if they ever will be. I hate to whine. Well, that’s probably not strictly true. Most whiners whine because they enjoy it, and while they’re doing it, they don’t have to […]

Smoke on Water donations near halfway point

CNJ staff Donations for the “Smoke on the Water” July 4 fireworks display at Greene Acres Park are less than halfway toward the organizers’ goal. Ernie Kos, executive director of the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce, said $11,350 has been raised for the annual show as of Monday. The goal is $25,000. The annual event […]

Hotel plan comes with concerns

The issue of what to do about the Hotel Clovis has been a sticking point since the hotel closed in the 1980s. At various times different plans surfaced and were discarded. There was a group planning to buy the property and use it for a radio station, but that fell through. The city of Clovis […]

Wednesday morning briefing: A talented crew, a kid needs help and West Point

Good morning. It’s our version of must reading…the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. And they can cook, too? The Single Airmen group at Cannon Air Force Base is volunteering to be the Habit for Humanity construction crew Saturday in Portales. Habit says not only are the Single Airmen handy around the house, but they’re furnishing […]

Hounds tie school 3-point mark in 98-82 win

CNJ staff ABILENE, Texas — Junior guard Stefan Mirabal led a 3-point barrage, hitting 8-of-12 and finishing with 28 points, and Eastern New Mexico University’s men snapped a three-game losing streak Saturday with a 98-82 Lone Star Conference South Division victory over Abilene Christian. The Greyhounds (8-10, 3-3 South) tied a school record with 17 […]

Press release: DWI checkpoint scheduled for Saturday

On Saturday, August 28, 2010, from 10:00 PM to 02:00 AM, Saturday, September 4th from 10:00 PM to 02:00 AM, and Monday, September 6th from 05:00PM to 09:00PM, Officers of the Clovis Police Department will be conducting a DWI Check Point in the City of Clovis. Officers will be specifically targeting drunk drivers. The ODWI […]

Portales police investigating death of ENMU student

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Freedom New Mexico: Jared Tucker Portales Police and Fire personnel were on-scene at the 1200 block of North Avenue A, investigating a suspicious death Thursday evening. Deputy Police Chief Lonnie Berry said the victim had evidence of head trauma. Jared Tucker Portales police are investigating the death of a 22-year-old woman found outside her residence […]

For Christians, name means security, eternity

Judy Brandon: Religion columnist On the day I am writing this column I also heard that a tropical depression is forming in the Gulf of Mexico. If its winds get to a certain point, this will turn to a hurricane and the hurricane’s name will be Alex. Alex is the first of the season. As […]

GOP turning against war in Afghanistan

Freedom New Mexico The tipping point in public support for America’s war in Afghanistan may end up being a statement earlier this month by Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele. He blurted out that the war in Afghanistan was “a war of Obama’s choosing” and “not something the United States had actively prosecuted or wanted […]

DWI checkpoint scheduled Saturday

On Saturday, 07/10/10, from 10:00 PM to 2:00 AM, Officers of the Clovis Police Department will be conducting a DWI Sobriety Check Point somewhere within the City of Clovis. Officers will be specifically targeting drunk drivers. The ODWI Grant makes this possible from Safer New Mexico Now.

Clean Air Act battling point for Senate Dems

Freedom New Mexico Senate Republicans fell short last week, 47-53, of overturning the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to regulate greenhouse gases, but exposed a significant split among Democrats that may bode ill for passage this year of comprehensive energy and climate-change legislation. As the Washington Post reported, the contentious vote “suggested the Senate is far […]

No point in just being normal

By Tibor Machan: FNM columnist In his heartfelt eulogy for his mother, Jean Biden, Vice President Joe Biden quoted some words from her, very approvingly. These included the idea that “Everyone is your equal, and everyone is equal to you.” Furthermore, in his autobiography the vice president recalls something else he learned from his mother: […]

God is a source of joy

By Curtis K. Shelburne Bruce Larson tells of a conference at a Presbyterian church in Omaha. As the story goes, people were given helium-filled balloons and told to hold them until a time came in the service when they experienced joy in their hearts. At that point, they could just let go of their balloons […]