ENMU designated ‘military friendly’

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico In services for military members, their spouses and veterans, Eastern New Mexico University is among the top 15 percent of post-secondary schools in the nation, according to the magazine G.I. Jobs. The magazine has given ENMU the “Military Friendly School” designation. “At Eastern New Mexico University, we very much […]

Everybody’s Business: Planning key to marketing to government

By Sandra Taylor-Sawyer: Business columnist One of the things business owners should always keep an eye on is new markets. A market that may be overlooked is the federal, state and local governments. These government entities have a need for products and services that small businesses provide. However, one cannot expect to sell products and […]

Education feature: Los Ninos, literacy program joining forces

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Los Ninos Early Intervention Center teacher Jessica Maulding helps Jasmine Brophy, 3, add glue to her drawing of a bear. The pair shook coffee grounds over the glue to make a brown bear. Los Ninos Early Intervention Center and the Title I Family Literacy programs have joined to bring more […]

Services set for Elida chief

Elida Fire Chief Adam Anthony, 45, died from an apparent heart attack Thursday while hunting Elk around Ruidoso. According to a news release, a firefighter’s funeral is tentatively set for 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Elida High School Gymnasium. Anthony grew up in Elida. He was farmer and worked with the youth ministry for a […]

Retiree competes in pro bowling

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank Retired Tech. Sgt. Doug Kirkman practices at Mainline Bowl in Clovis. Kirkman is a member of the Senior Professional Bowling Association. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico For Doug Kirkman the road to becoming a professional bowler has been full of holes, but he is making the best of the […]

Gas leak shuts down Salvation Army building

The Salvation Army of Clovis, 317 E. 2nd Street, is hoping to re-open operations in its family services building today after a week of closure due to a nearby gas leak. On Thursday, June 25, New Mexico Gas Company notified the volunteer organization of the leak, which closed family services and, temporarily, the Salvation Army’s […]

Health care overhaul will prove costly

Freedom New Mexico You have to admit it takes a certain amount of chutzpah to try to sell expanding the role of government in health care as a way of controlling costs and improving services. Yet judging by recent statements and his speech Monday to the American Medical Association, that has become one of President […]

Automated milking business opening in Portales

Freedom New Mexico Automated Dairy Systems Inc. of Jerome, Idaho, is opening their first southwestern facility in Portales. The announcement was made Friday by the Roosevelt County Community Development Corp. ADS designs, installs and services several leading brands of automated milking parlor systems for large western dairies, and provides specialized milking system and animal hygiene […]

Business feature: Area aesthetic services expanding

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Macrodermabrasion removes layers of dead skin cells, allowing new cells to reproduce at a quicker rate, giving skin a fresh, younger look. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Dr. Donald Brown didn’t become a dermatologist to give Botox injections or photofacials. But when his patients began inquiring about those services, […]

Family services holding fundraiser for CASA

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico With volunteer numbers dropping in the last five years, Family and Children Support Services is holding an art show and dinner to raise money to recruit and support people to speak for children in foster care. The local Court Appointed Special Advocates organization covers both Roosevelt and Curry counties. […]

Public invited to career fair

Eastern New Mexico University is staging a career fair from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday in the Campus Union Building Ballroom. It is open to the public. Participants can explore job opportunities and interview with local, regional and national employers, as well as graduate schools. They should bring multiple copies of their resumes and […]

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 […]

Officials holding growth meetings

Local officials are holding a series of meetings to gather public input on a plan to address growth issues related to expansion at Cannon Air Force Base. Areas addressed in the two-year study include land use, public utilities, transportation, education, health and social services, public safety and emergency services, economic and fiscal impact and quality […]

Bingaman and Udall $18.6 million to help provide child care for working families

.S. Senators Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is releasing over $18.6 million to help provide child care services to working New Mexico families, those seeking employment or receiving job training or education. “Quality child care can be very costly and can be an obstacle […]

Clovis Community College career services to hold free workshops

CCC Career Services (in conjunction with TRiO, a grant-funded program) will be hosting two career workshops April 7 and 9. This is open to community members; participants do not need to be affiliated with TriO or enrolled as CCC degree-seeking students to participate.

Clovis Community College career services to hold free workshops

CCC Career Services (in conjunction with TRiO, a grant-funded program) will be hosting two career workshops April 7 and 9. This is open to community members; participants do not need to be affiliated with TriO or enrolled as CCC degree-seeking students to participate.

La Casa set to receive stimulus money

Freedom New Mexico More than a dozen jobs are coming to a local health care provider through stimulus funds. La Casa is about to receive $294,533 of the $4.9 million the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is releasing to 15 New Mexico health care centers in Increased Demand for Services (IDS) grant funding. […]

Udall, bipartisan group of senators joing to support families of severely disabled vets

U.S. Senator Tom Udall, D-N.M., today joined a bipartisan group of Senators in introducing legislation to provide essential support services to family caregivers of severely disabled servicemembers and veterans.

Council offering transportation services

Freedom New Mexico The Curry County Wellness Council is offering transportation services for mothers 18 years old or older, their children, the elderly and disabled. The service provides rides Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. to doctors offices, area grocery stores to use WIC checks, pharmacies, Children Youth and Families Department, Social […]

Review board to disappoint veterans

By Tom Philpott: FNM columnist Complaints from veterans and from a high-profile commission that the services routinely were “low-balling” disability ratings for military members found medically unfit spurred Congress last year to take action. Among other things it ordered the Department of Defense to create a special board to review disability ratings of 20 percent […]