Empty stocking fund: Miss S

Today’s focus: Miss S Household members: 6 Children: 4 Special circumstance: Miss S’ daughter and grandchildren have been living with her ex-husband. When he lost his job, her daughter and grandchildren moved back in with her. Now she has extra people this Christmas living with her. Her holiday hope: To enjoy being with her grandchildren. […]

Empty stocking fund: Mr. and Mrs. S

Today’s Focus: Mr. and Mrs. S Household members: 5 Children: 3 Special circumstance: Mr. S is having a hard time finding full time work, since his wife Mrs. S has cancer and needs transportation to doctor visits. They are having a hard time paying bills. Their holiday hope: They want the best for their children […]

ENMU Saturday basketball capsule — Dec. 4

CNJ staff Men Cameron (5-1) at ENMU (3-3) When: 4 p.m. today Where: Greyhound Arena What: Lone Star Conference crossover Of note: The Aggies suffered their first loss on Thursday, but didn’t go down easily before falling in overtime to unbeaten West Texas A&M 75-67 at Canyon, Texas. Cameron opened a 15-point lead before the […]

Empty stocking fund: Mrs. R

Today’s focus: Mrs. R Household members: 5 Children: 4 Special circumstance: Mrs. R is helping to raise her grandchildren, because their parents are in jail. She works, but she does not make enough to give her grandchildren a nice Christmas. Her holiday hopes: To have a good Christmas with her grandchildren. Clothing needs: Girls’ pants […]

Empty stocking fund: Mrs. P

Today’s focus: Mrs. P Household members: 5 Children: 3 Special circumstance: Mrs. P’s husband has been out of a job for two months. Thankfully, he just found a job, but the hours are low since he just started. Her holiday hopes: To be able to one day help other people at Christmas. Clothing needs: Girls’ […]

Empty stocking fund: Ms. W

Today’s focus: Ms. W. Household members: 4 Children: 3 Special circumstance: Ms. W is a single mother of three and she has polymyositis and fibromyalgia. She goes to the doctor a lot due to her illnesses. Ms. W would like to go back to school for physical therapy. Her holiday hopes: For her children to […]

Thursday morning briefing: Books galore, a fall festival and drinking the Kool-Aid

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday morning briefing. Books on the cheap Thousands of used books will be available at bargain prices during the annual Friends of the Portales Public Library sale set for today through Saturday in the meeting room at the library, 218 S. Ave. B. Hours for the […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Election day, video games and a Spruce Goose

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Election day A reminder that today is election day. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Video game of the week Not for the little kids but worth a look. Game: Fable III Genre: Role-playing game System: PC, 360 What is it? […]

Holiday happenings — Oct. 31

The following is a list of local holiday happenings today: • Parkland Fall FestivalWhen: 6-8 p.m.Where: Parkland Baptist ChurchCost: Free • Harvest CarnivalWhen: 7:30-9 p.m.Where: Faith Christian Family ChurchCost: Free • Trinity Assembly of God Harvest FestWhen: 6-8:30 p.m. Where: Trinity Assembly of God, 601 S. Ave. B., PortalesCost: Free • Trick or Treat at […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Report cards, calendars and a poet in prison

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Making the grade Today marks the end of the first nine weeks in

Religion calendar — Sept. 24

Today Rock the City — 12 p.m., Hillcrest Park. Southern Baptist ministry with family fun. Information: 762-4727 or 763-3471. Spiritual Truth and Prayer Seminar — 6 p.m., Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Nationally renowned speakers, John Martignoni and Tim Staples. $10 for non-members of the parish. Information: 575-317-8942 Saturday Coffee House Inter-denominational concert — 7 p.m., […]

First NFL cutdown today

Tuesday is the first of two cut-down days this week for NFL teams. Clovis native Hank Baskett, who rejoined the Eagles after spending a season with the Indianapolis Colts, is competing with five receivers for the final two receiver spots on the Philadelphia roster. He has one catch for 5 yards in two preseason games. […]

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, […]

Religion calendar — Aug. 20

Today Woman to Woman Conference 2010 — 7 p.m., First Church of God in Christ. Information: 763-6796 Saturday Woman to Woman Conference 2010 — 7 p.m., First Church of God in Christ. Information: 763-6796 Matt’s Coffee House Inter-Denominational Concert — 7 p.m., First Methodist Church. Every third Saturday of the month. Free refreshments. Information: Vye […]

Meetings watch: Commission to vote on dumping fee waiver

The Clovis City Commission is scheduled to meet at 5:15 p.m. today at the north annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Agenda items include: • A request for approval to issue and sell $7 million of City of Clovis New Mexico Gross Receipts Tax Revenue bonds to improve sanitary sewers and treatment plants. • A […]

Commissioners to meet, give report on jail

During today’s regular commission meeting, Curry County commissioners are expected to: • Give a report on its Aug. 3 tour and inspection of the jail. • Consider a 23-item consent agenda that includes: • A contract with BI Incorporated for inmate monitoring and tracking services • Approval for Rohde May Keller McNamara Architecture to proceed […]

Teachers advise students to ‘do their best’ on first day

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Parkview Elementary fifth-grade teacher Susan Rogers sorts through papers she will be giving to her students Thursday on the first day of school. Rogers said she plans to retire at the end of this school year after 20 years of teaching. Sharna Johnson Today marks the last day of summer […]

Press release: Casillas found guilty in 2008 shooting

Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler announced that Anthony Casillas, age 23, was found guilty today by a jury for two-counts of First Degree Murder, one-count of Tampering with Evidence, and one-count of Possession of a Firearm by a Felon. The trial, which started last Monday, concluded today with closing arguments and jury deliberations. The […]

Xcel asking for energy conservation

CNJ staff Xcel Energy is asking New Mexico and Texas electricity customers to conserve energy this week, especially today. Xcel spokesman Wes Reeves said a unit at a power plant went off line for unplanned maintenance and is expected to be running again today, maybe later in the day. He said the request was precautionary […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Road rage, hunting rules and another hot one

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Fair warning A reminder from the city to avoid trying to travel east today on 21st from Prince Street. Construction today is causing road closures and, very likely, a big traffic mess. Rule changes The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is holding […]