Church drive looks past coats

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Lorraine Weingates, who organized a drive for hats, gloves, socks and scarves, said she’d seen a tree decorated with those items that would be donated. She said the idea stuck with her. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The United Methodist Women’s group at Trinity United Methodist Church is throwing […]

Workshop to help homemakers rejoin work force

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Matt Barela, left, and David Brown of New Mexico Workforce Connection hold a conference meeting Friday, with John Hemphill, director of Workforce development in Ruidoso, via the polycom system. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The New Mexico Commission on the Status of Women is helping Clovis area homemakers head […]

Mammogram screening recommendation riles cancer survivors

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Mammograph technician Cheryl Smoot tests Sherri Brewer of Clovis on Friday at Plains Regional Medical Center. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico Danielle Swopes was 41 years old when her first mammogram turned up the result most women fear: Positive for breast cancer. Because the lump that turned out to […]

Workforce Connection hosting free effective work search skills class for women

ALBUQUERQUE, NM (November 9, 2009) — Looking for employment is never easy and can prove to be even more difficult when you have been out of the workforce for many years.

Local women’s fitness center hosts turkey drive

Freedom New Mexico To help people who wouldn’t have a turkey this Thanksgiving, Curves of Clovis is hosting a “Give a Gobble” event Wednesday and Thursday. During this event, Curves plans to waive the initial service fee for any new member who brings in either a turkey or a $30 contribution, all to be donated […]

Cookbooks being sold

Freedom New Mexico Women of the Church of God-Anderson are selling cookbooks to raise money for the group’s activities. The money will fund activities, missions and Christmas baskets for the underprivileged. Paula Stevens with the group said cookbooks are made up of local recipes from Portales, Melrose, Clovis and Friona. They are $12 and can […]

Elida turkey dinner set

Freedom New Mexico The Elida United Methodist Women annual turkey dinner is 11:30 a.m. Sunday in the Elida High School cafeteria. The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children under 12. Proceeds go to the women’s group’s community service projects. The meal includes turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, cranberry sauce, green beans, […]

10/11 Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 7 p.m. Sept. 27 an officer responded to a residence in the 3000 block of Gidding Street for a report of indecent exposure. Two women told the officer a naked man came out of a nearby apartment and masturbated in front […]

Clovis women take to park in support of breastfeeding

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Michelle Druba, left, and Heather Johnson were two of the six mothers who participated in the breastfeeding challenge Saturday at Greene Acres Park. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Six women bared all Saturday in Clovis to support breastfeeding in public and compete in the Global Breastfeeding Challenge. The international […]

Official: Women should be on subs

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist Women should be allowed to serve aboard America’s fleet of nuclear submarines, the nation’s top military officer, Adm. Michael Mullen, quietly has told the Senate Armed Services Committee. If the Navy agrees to it, this would be a huge policy change and potentially a significant expansion of career opportunities for […]

Sheriff’s office: Women arrested for drug trafficking

Softball league seeking memorial

By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Brenda Depperman is working a softball memorial to honor her mother, Carol Depperman, who worked to start the Clovis women’s league years ago. Carol and few other women campaigned to get the softball league going back in the early 1970s in Clovis by talking to Guy Leeder about having […]

Men, women uniquely ‘gifted’

By Curtis Shelburne I am blaming this easily misunderstood column on a morning of lawn mowing. I try not to, but I usually end up thinking when I mow. Whether it’s good thinking or not is open to question. Following the mower, I found myself mulling over some issues related to “masculinity/femininity” as I remembered […]

Clovis women get year for aiding escapee

CNJ staff Two Clovis women will serve a year in jail for helping hide a jail escapee from police.Robin Kirvin, 40, and Samantha Wallace, 21, were convicted of harboring or assisting a felon, according to a press release from the district attorney’s office.Police received a tip in October that jail escapee Michael England was hiding […]

Late local historian honored

Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico Historic Women Marker Initiative is set to honor Rose Powers White, historian of the Portales area’s early days of settlement, with a historic roadside marker. A dedication and reception is scheduled for 4 p.m. July 30 at the Portales Public Library. State Sen. Stuart Ingle, R-Portales, will speak. Ruth […]

County hires Wicker to drive van

Freedom New Mexico Curry County hired former city commissioner Gloria Wicker Tuesday to drive women and children to their medical and other necessary appointments. The County Commission voted to hire Wicker at a salary of $1,600 a month through October, at which time her contract will be reviewed. The Mother Child Health van takes women […]

Pair of women relocate prairie dogs

By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico Prairie dogs aren’t exactly held in the highest regard by those who make a living off the land. In fact, many local farmers, ranchers and developers view the small mammal mostly as a pest to be rid of. Joann Haddock of Lorenzo, Texas and her partner Susan Hubby of […]

Placing blame more than a man thing

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist I was at an agriculture women’s meeting recently where one of the speakers (a lady) talked about ways women can be more successful in advancing their agendas. She pointed out that boys grow up participating in and watching team sports more often than girls, although girls are making progress. She […]

Zias add assistant soccer coach

CNJ staff Eastern New Mexico University added former West Virginia Wesleyan College midfielder Katie Schubert as an assistant coach. Shubert, a two-time West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference player of the year, played for the Real Colorado Cougars of the W-League and the Atlantic City Diablos of the Women’s Professional Soccer League. Schubert has coached youth […]