Co-worker known for dedication, service

One more day, one more conversation, one more outburst of laughter and even one more time just to argue with you. These are a few things I and many others wish we could have with Catherine Bugg. I’d like one more chance to speak up and let her know just how much she and her […]

Capital outlay wish list cut

Robin Fornoff It was back to the drawing board Saturday for Curry County Commissioners, who said they were told by state legislators to trim their wish list or face possibly getting no money from the state. Commissioners had submitted a $21 million capital outlay request to the state in September. The request was trimmed to […]

My wish list more naughty than nice

I don’t mind waiting until after-Christmas sales for my gifts. Here is my more-naughty-than-nice wish list: • A Kindle, but please don’t pre-load anything by Coulter or Beck. Anything by Twain (Shania or Mark) is welcomed. • Donations to my favorite charities: “Chef Juandel’s Squirrel-Stew Kitchen” and “Curing The Anglo Mariachi Cowboy’s Texas Twang.” • […]

My wish list won’t cost you a thing

We’ve got just four days — FOUR — left between now and a merry Christmas. Or a happy holiday. Or a Yuletide celebration. Or a Festivus for the rest of us. Call it what you will, but I’ll be calling it, “Watch basketball and eat every food I promise to give up for the new […]

Civilization dependent on ecosystem

I occasionally, when preparing for class, find myself discovering things that I wish I had not found. I suppose that this is true for other educators, as well. Like the words from Don Henley’s song, “Dirty Laundry,” it’s a matter of “You don’t really want to know what’s goin’ on; you don’t really want to […]

Make-A-Wish gearing up for fundraiser

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Courtesy photo Make-A-Wish granter Hazel Richter accepted the award of Shining Star for her and her husband at the Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Mexico annual dinner in January. Richter is photographed here with two wish recipients. Liliana Castillo The Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Mexico’s Curry, Roosevelt and De Baca counties chapter is gearing up for […]

Wind should not ruin holiday

Curtis K. Shelburne I wish the wind would let up. I don’t like it. I can deal fairly well with hot or cold, rain or shine, and just about as many varieties of weather as you care to mention. (Okay, I admit that I don’t care for swamp weather: 90-plus degrees and 90-plus humidity. Given […]

Birthdays — Sept. 19

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Green [image #3, align=right, size=medium] Bishop W. C. Green, pastor of First Church of God in Christ (3400 Vinton Street), celebrated his 80th birthday on Sept. 14. His wife, Angie L. Green, his family, and his church family wish him a happy belated birthday. We love and appreciate you.

Monday morning briefing: Hispanic heritage month and the first Make a Wish dinner

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Blue ribbon recognition The New Mexico Public Education Department will be honoring Ranchvale Elementary School for its designation as a Blue Ribbon School 1 p.m. today at the school. Guests of honor include the secretary of education, Cannon Air Force Base personnel and city […]

Make-A-Wish auction postponed

CNJ staff The Make-A-Wish Foundation’s first auction in Clovis was postponed Saturday due to rain. The outdoor event was intended to fund wishes of very ill children in the Clovis region. Granter and fundraiser Hazel Richter said the auction will be rescheduled for another date to be announced.