Tuesday morning briefing: Old school, snow’s coming and an eye-catching sequel

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Those were the days New Mexico students were required to attend school for five months in 1912.Video game of the week Our own Jenna Zamie offers up and eye-catching sequel. Game: Bionic Commando Rearmed 2 Genre: Platformer System: 360, PS3 What is it? Eye-catching […]

Man injured after falling into service elevator shaft

CNJ staff A man was injured around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday after falling in a service elevator shaft at 318 North Main St. Clovis Fire Department Battalion Chief Kevin Crouch said the man was transported to Plains Regional Medical Center and airlifted to a Lubbock Hospital. Crouch said he could not comment further on the incident. […]

New airline service starting in May

CNJ staff Clovis is getting a new airline service to Albuquerque starting May 1. New Mexico Airlines will offer three daily nonstop flights, according to a press release issued late Saturday. Flights will depart Albuquerque for Clovis every day at 8 a.m., 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Duration of all flights is about one hour. […]

Protection stops allowance drop

Tom Philpott About 400,000 active duty service members will see their Basic Allowance for Housing protected from a rate drop Jan. 1, thanks to “individual rate protection” Congress adopted nearly a decade ago. Users of the Post-9/11 GI Bill education program also will be protected from any cut to student monthly stipends, which are based […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Dinner for airmen, resolutions and a film classic

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Christmas eve First Presbyterian Church in Portales has scheduled its annual Community Christmas Eve Service for 11 p.m. Friday. The service includes special music, readings and traditional Christmas hymns. And, First Baptist Church is holding a Christmas Eve service at 6 p.m. Friday. Both […]

Weddings —

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Bailey Nenita Mogan and Jerry Bailey of Clovis were married Nov. 18, 2010, at the Sunken Gardens in Clovis. The bride is the daughter of Felomino Morgan and Irene Obillo of Tubao, La Union, Philippines. The groom is the son of Foy Bailey. The maid of honor was Elsa Fitting and the flowergirl was Cashlin […]

Clovis shuttle service expanded

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Make-A-Connection Shuttle Service received clearance Monday to begin shuttle service to and from the Clovis Municipal Airport. Liliana Castillo Shuttle service to and from the Clovis Municipal Airport began Monday after a lengthy and expensive process. Make-A-Connection Shuttle Service, owned by Clovis resident Colleen Mahoney, received authorization from the New […]

Local experts offer tips on holiday shipping

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Freedom New Mexico: Kevin Wilson Sabrina Gutierrez, an assistant manager at the UPS Office Store in Clovis, wraps decorative glassware Friday at the store. Store employees recommend sending items no later than the second week of December to make sure it will arrive in time for Christmas. Alisa Boswell The time is fast-approaching to mail […]

Business column: New year good time for new business

Gordon Smith, Business Specialist of the Small Business Development Center at Clovis Community College has a knack for educating others on the importance of having a business plan; which can be a predictor of business success or failure. Read on as he expounds on the process of planning for a business: Happy New Year. 2011 […]

Life more fulfilling with God’s ‘perfect ten’

Judy Brandon: Religion columnist Three weeks ago the date was Oct. 10, 2010. That will not happen again until Oct. 10, 3010 when it will again be 10-10-10. On that day I attended a church service in Rochester, Minn. The pastor opened the beginning of the service this way: “Today it is 10-10-10. I want […]

Press release: CCC to Host Veterans’ Fair

Clovis Community College proudly supports our veterans and thanks them for their service to our country. In honor of their service, CCC will be hosting a Veteran’s Fair on November 9th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the CCC Commons. Activities will include posting of the colors by the CHS ROTC, Setting of the […]

Retroactive stop loss pay filing deadline nears

CNJ staff report The deadline to apply for retroactive stop loss pay is Oct. 21. Service members whose service was involuntarily extended from Sept. 11, 2001 to Sept. 30, 2009 are eligible for Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay. Stop loss is a policy used during major conflicts to quickly retain and generate forces to surge. […]

Communities recognized for service

CNJ staff Several local communities recently received recognition from the state for outstanding service. The Community Development Branch of the Department of Finance and Administration recognized five communities within the Eastern Plains Council of Governments; Fort Sumner, Portales, Clovis, Mosquero and Tucumcari. Gregg Williams of EPCOG was also acknowledged for his service to the community, […]

McGee: I’m OK with going global

We might as well get used to customer service centers from the other side of the planet. I have this feeling we’re going to being dealing with them for more and more stuff. You’re familiar with what I’m talking about, right? Something goes on the fritz with some modern day electronic doomaflatchit, you call customer […]

Announcement —

Marty Hynesm will be in Clovis today for a service at New Beginnings Church of God, 307 N. Lea Street. He will be speaking in the morning service beginning at 10:50 a.m. Hynes has a powerful message of God’s love and restoration through his testimony. His tale of a fall from grace, time in prison, […]

Xcel declares energy alert

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Fuzzy Padilla, left, and Joe Barnett of Xcel Energy put a pole extender in place Wednesday on Norris and 14th streets. CNJ staff Unexpected problems had Xcel Energy declaring an energy alert Wednesday in its Texas and New Mexico service territory, urging customers to cut back their use of electricity. […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Calling area farmers and ranchers

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Nominations needed The Roosevelt County Farm Service Agency is taking nominations for the County Committee until Aug. 2. The committee administers FSA programs at the local level, and farmers and ranchers who are members decide how to make the programs serve local needs. Eligible […]

Congress should consider USPS privatization

The U.S. Postal Service has increased rates so often in recent years it came out with the Forever Stamp, which is good for a first-class mailing into the indefinite future. On July 6, the USPS proposed another increase, a two-cent hike, to 46 cents, in 2011. That’s a 4 percent increase. Rates for other types […]

Customer service serves bottom line

By Sandra Taylor-Sawyer: It’s Everybody’s Business Several years ago I purchased a big-ticket item and within a matter of weeks it malfunctioned. Upon contacting the business, the item was serviced, but malfunctioned again. This cycle of repair-malfunction continued for weeks. Most folks who know me will say I am a patient person; it takes a […]

Press release: Flood advisory for Curry, Roosevelt

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED AN