Education digest — Oct. 13

Choir students take top honors Choir students from Clovis High School and the Freshman Academy recently captured top honors during state competition at Eastern New Mexico University. Some 59 Clovis students earned a superior rating in solo competition and another nine earned superior ratings in the ensembles contest during the Oct. 6 Southeast District Festival. […]

Monday morning briefing: Game of the week, police business and one big bomb

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Video game of the week From our own game specialist Jenna Zamie. Game: Dead Space 2 Genre: Sci-fi shooter System: 360, PS3, PC What is it? A worthy follow-up with a thrilling campaign and intense multiplayer. ESRB Rating: Mature Web site: http://deadspace.ea.com/en_US/home Question of […]

Turner: ORI excellent rating proudest moment

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Cannon Air Force Base’s Chief Master Sgt. William H. Turner, former command chief of the 27th Special Operations Wing, was chosen as the command chief master sergeant for Air Force Special Operations Command in Hurlburt Field, Fla. Turner’s new position is the top enlisted position for Air Force Special Operations Command. Turner will serve as […]

Portales nursing home gets top rating from agency

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Heartland Continuing Care has earned the highest rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. According to the Medicare website, the center has rated six nursing homes within a 50-mile radius of Portales, and Heartland is the only one with the five-star rating. Health inspections, quality measures and […]

Press Release: Chandler gets NRA’s A-rating

ALBUQUERQUE – Today New Mexico Attorney General candidate Matt Chandler announced his receipt of an “A” rating by the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA). “As a prosecutor and one who is lawfully licensed to carry a concealed firearm, it is with great pride that I announce that the National Rifle Association has […]

Quicker compensation on its way

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist Disability compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs would reach veterans sooner, and with special swiftness for severely wounded veterans and their families, under legislation to upgrade the VA disability rating process unanimously passed by the House on July 30. The Veterans Disability Benefits Claims Modernization Act (HR 5892) is […]

CFD rates among best in state

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Lt. Ricky Mitchell, center, watches as driver-operator Shane Warner, left, and probationary firefighter Shane Woodard practice ladder drills behind the main fire station earlier this month. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A topnotch fire department translates into more state funding and lower insurance rates for city homeowners and businesses. Clovis […]

April 4, 1974

The Marshall Junior High Concert Choir had received a superior rating in sight reading at the Southeastern District Music Festival in Hobbs. … Steve Davis was slated to participate in the New Mexico North-South all-star basketball game. Four major colleges had expressed interest in signing him to a scholarship agreement, the Clovis News-Journal reported. … […]

Washington has no business in Hollywood

By Kevin Wilson: FNNM Columnist Mid-term elections are still about four months away, but I’ve got all the advice you’ll ever need. Elect them all back. Elect them all back because it’s evident that every major problem facing the United States today has been solved. Wait, what’s that you say? Your problems still exist? My […]

Genetics won’t touch disability benefits

By Tom Philpott The Veterans’ Disability Benefits Commission unanimously has voted that a veteran’s genetic makeup, which might show predisposition to certain illnesses before entering service, is not a reasonable topic for the commission to study in its review of “service connection” and disability payments. During an Oct. 14 public hearing in Washington, D.C., the […]

We need to rate the BLEEP newspapers

By Bob Huber: Local Columnist If you’re watching TV these days, you’re in good hands, because television now has rated shows just like the movies. But the ratings are a little different. Among others, they have “R,” “PG-14”and “NR.” • R stands for Raunchy. You can tell it’s wicked, because parts that caused the R […]