Senators aim to protect GI benefits

What if the military gave every service member an expensive car as a reward for honorable service, but they could take delivery only at night and the headlights didn’t work? Many of those gift cars might end up damaged. Something similar is happening to thousands of veterans leaving service with Post-9/11 GI Bill eligibility worth […]

Ticket feature: ‘Queen of Bingo’ being performed in Clovis

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CMI staff Clovis Community College is offering a game of bingo, a night of laughs and a chance for a frozen turkey. “The Queen of Bingo,” scheduled Wednesday at Marshall Auditorium in Clovis, follows two men playing sisters in the world of over-50 bingo. Hailed as witty and outrageous stage comedy that follows in the […]

Magic altered perception of HIV

Basketball was on my mind as I turned on the TV Sunday night, but I wasn’t even thinking about a bracket. While Selection Sunday was upon us for the NCAA tournament, my mind was at the Great Western Forum, and a speech Nov. 7, 1991. In its latest production, ESPN Films has created, “The Announcement,” […]

Zias rally to beat Cameron

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Kevin Wilson If the night for Eastern New Mexico junior Hannah Altheide wasn’t enough indication, there was plenty of evidence to show that it didn’t matter how the Zias started Wednesday night, but how they finished that would matter the most. After letting a 12-point lead slip away in the second half, Eastern New Mexico […]

Can’t resist homestyle cooking

I arrived home the other night to my wife toiling intently over a hot stove. “What ya got cookin’ there?” I asked. “Real chocolate pudding,” she answered. I inspected her work and asked why she didn’t have any white bread heels in the pot. That really puzzled her and I realized my dad had never […]

Clovis man dies in crash

A 26-year-old Clovis man died Tuesday night after the vehicle he was riding in was forced off U.S. 60-84 by another vehicle, according to the Curry County Sheriff’s Office. Brandon Vann was a passenger in a 1995 green Ford Explorer traveling west on U.S. 60-84 when the vehicle was forced off the road from behind […]

Organizers aim to raise money for memorial with dance

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Alisa Boswell A dance with a patriotic theme is being held Saturday night to raise funds for the new $20,000 war memorial being brought to Portales. According to War Memorial Committee members, the idea for a memorial honoring Roosevelt County veterans who have given their lives in battle stemmed from a 1958 Portales High School […]

Our view: Cain presents bold ideas at GOP debates

Tuesday night’s Bloomberg /Washington Post Republican presidential candidate’s debate did little to change the complexion of the GOP primary. It did further distinguish former Godfather’s Pizza CEO Herman Cain and his ideas as deserving of national attention and campaign momentum. It also showed that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is already running a general election […]

Clovis library hosting moon observation

CNJ staff The Clovis-Carver Public Library will host a moon observation night 7 p.m. Oct. 8 at Ned Houk Park. There will be lunar activities and crafts, and a howling contest. The Clovis Astronomy Club will provide telescopes and be on hand for explanations, and the Friends of the Library will provide refreshments. Information: Krissie […]

Hearing loss growing among vets

One summer night outside of Fallujah, Iraq, in 2006, Marine Lance Cpl. David Goldich was manning the gun turret atop a Humvee when a roadside bomb, rigged with a 155 mm artillery shell, detonated beside him. “It knocked out our vehicle commander, blew our fuel tank, shredded our tire,” Goldich recalled. The explosion also punctured […]

ENMU hosts casino night

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By Jillian Holbert: PNT correspondent Pink, black and white balloons littered the dance floor at Eastern New Mexico University’s Grease the World event Wednesday night, which was a casino/dance night and included an assortment of snacks. Students dressed as “greasers,” portrayed in the film “The Outsiders,” in assorted 1950s outfits with modern twists. Christian “Trixtan” […]

Zias drop LSC volleyball opener

CNJ staff At Wichita Falls, Texas, the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team managed small leads in each game, but Midwestern State eventually pulled away to take a 25-17, 25-21, 25-16 win over the Zias on Tuesday night in the Lone Star Conference opener for both squads. Junior Tarrah Sweet’s ace gave the Zias a […]

Hounds fall in overtime

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Freedom New Mexico On a night of high winds, higher penalty counts and a big lead matched by an equally large comeback, the New Mexico Highlands Cowboys took a 43-36 overtime win Saturday night at Greyhound Stadium in the season opener for both teams. The visiting Cowboys rolled out 317 yards of offense in the […]

Youths rake in profits at annual livestock sale

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Alisa Boswell Bids bounced around the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds show arena like ping pong balls Friday night as 54 youngsters paraded their prized animals for the annual junior livestock sale. “I think this will be one of the best years, a record year,” said auctioneer Johnny Paiz during the sale. “Even though the economy has […]

Monday morning briefing: Video game of the week, rodeo days and Ruby Ridge relived

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Rodeo days La Nina Classic Ranch Rodeo is set for 6:30 p.m. today and Tuesday at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds. Fifteen teams compete each night in events including branding, stray gathering, doctoring, trailer loading and bronc riding. Bull riding is Tuesday night only. Admission […]

Get some help with sleep training your baby

Goodnight Sleep Trainger

McClatchy-Tribune New moms and dads know their lives will never be peaceful again until they have a full night’s sleep without a huge struggle. Now you can get a leg up in the difficult climb that is sleep training with the Goodnight Sleep Trainer. Sleep training involves maintaining a balance between letting a baby cry […]

Dirty Laundry: When children won’t sleep, parents get desperate

Aisha Sultan Ginger Allington was getting up around the clock to nurse her baby back to sleep. Neither she nor her husband had slept much for months, and Allington says she remembers thinking: “We need to get him to sleep longer or I’m going to die.” Her husband, Adam, described that period of time as […]

Texas couple reunited with lost dog in Tucumcari

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Russell Anglin Forth Worth, Texas, retirees Chick and Lee Gardner were devastated to find their search-and-rescue dog, a black labrador retriever named Chance, missing from their car and care while returning from a California vacation Saturday night. The couple realized that one of their three search-and-rescue dogs was not in the car with them when […]

Rain snaps 4-month dry spell

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Sharna Johnson A welcome relief but still not enough, eastern New Mexico received its largest amount of moisture in four months on Thursday night. A storm that swept through the area brought with it much-needed rain through the evening hours but the dry ground just soaked it all up, said Curry County Extension Agent Stan […]

Proud American: Bin Laden’s death inspired youth minister to sing national anthem

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Sharna Johnson Sunday night one Clovis man was so excited to hear Osama bin Laden had been killed, he ran into his yard and sang the national anthem while waving a flag. “We had just turned on the news and caught it right before they actually confirmed the reports (and) I thought of a flag […]