Students collect phone cards

Freedom New Mexico The Portales Schools Performing Arts Department is conducting its second annual Phone Card Drive for soldiers serving overseas. Members are collecting unused phone cards or donations to buy them to distribute to military personnel in Iraq or Afghanistan. Donation jars are to be available at winter performances. The concerts are free and […]

School scanning fingers, not ID cards

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Head librarian Marla Layman checks out a book from a student Friday at Clovis High School using the biometric scanner. Layman said that the scanner is faster, more efficient, and allows for increased accuracy. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ Staff Writer Margaret Fritz was surprised when her 16-year-old daughter Lucinda came […]

Sending love along

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Eliana Uvalli, 9, gives 1st Lt. Andy Zelechoski strict instruction on how to draw a squirrel Friday at Mesa Elementary School. “He’s small. And draw him on a hill,” Uvalli said. The airmen visited Mesa on Friday to help the students make Valentine’s Day By Sarah Meyer: Freedom New Mexico […]

Jan 13, 2008 Senior Happenings

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Monday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., daily activities including pool, crafts, ceramics, sewing, quilting, dominos, puzzles, card games, computer access, blood pressure checks and therapeutic massage chairs. Tuesday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., daily activities; 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise; 1:15 – money bingo and refreshments. Wednesday: 9 a.m. […]

Jan. 6, 2008 Senior Happenings

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Monday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., daily activities including pool, crafts, ceramics, sewing, quilting, dominos, puzzles, card games, computer access, blood pressure checks and therapeutic massage chairs. Tuesday: 9 a.m., Senior Board of Directors meeting. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., daily activities; 11 a.m. monthly senior meeting; 1:15 […]

12-9 Senior Happenings

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Monday: 9 a.m. -4 p.m., daily activities including pool, crafts, ceramics, sewing, quilting, dominos, puzzles, card games, computer access, blood pressure checks and therapeutic massage chairs. Tuesday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., daily activities; 9 a.m., Senior Board of Directors meeting; 11 a.m., monthly senior meeting; 1 p.m., […]

Nov. 4 Senior Happenings

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Monday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., daily activities including pool, crafts, ceramics, sewing, quilting, dominos, puzzles, card games, computer access, blood pressure checks and therapeutic massage chairs. Tuesday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily activities; 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise; 1 p.m. recreational money bingo; 2 p.m. refreshments. Wednesday: […]

Police: Long-distance scams increasing

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Stolen credit cards and checks or scams — criminals change tactics and methods but the bottom line is finding ways to get your money, according to local law enforcement. Focusing on white collar crime, Clovis Police Detective Max Stansell said he has worked around 66 fraud cases this year […]

9-23 Senior Happenings

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Monday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., daily activities including pool, crafts, ceramics, sewing, quilting, dominos, puzzles, card games, computer access, blood pressure checks and therapeutic massage chairs. Tuesday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily activities; 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise; 1 p.m. recreational money bingo; 2 p.m. refreshments. Wednesday: […]

Sept. 16 Senior Happenings

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Monday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., daily activities including pool, crafts, ceramics, sewing, quilting, dominos, puzzles, card games, computer access, blood pressure checks and therapeutic massage chairs. Tuesday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily activities; 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise; 1 p.m. recreational money bingo; 2 p.m. refreshments. Wednesday: […]

Sept. 9 Senior Happenings

Friendship Senior Center 901 West 13th St. Monday: 9 – 11 a.m. coffee klatch; ceramics, cards and crafts; 1-2:30 p.m. Mexican bingo. Tuesday: 9 – 11 a.m. coffee klatch; ceramics and cards. 10 a.m. board meeting; 1 p.m. business meeting. Wednesday: 9 – 11 a.m. coffee klatch; cards, crafts and ceramics. Thursday: 9 -11 a.m. […]

Sept. 2 Senior Happenings

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Monday: Closed for Labor Day. Tuesday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily activities; 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise; 1 p.m. recreational money bingo; 2 p.m. refreshments. Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily activities; 10:30 a.m. blood sugar checks; 1 – 3 p.m. – bingo; 2 p.m. refreshments. Thursday: […]

8-26 Senior Happenings

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Monday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., daily activities including pool, crafts, ceramics, sewing, quilting, dominos, puzzles, card games, computer access, blood pressure checks and therapeutic massage chairs. Tuesday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily activities. Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily activities; 1 – 3 p.m. – […]

8-19 Senior Happenings

Baxter-Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory Monday: 5 p.m. social night. Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting; 6:30 p.m. musical. Wednesday:10 a.m. Red Hat outing; 1 p.m. crafts. Thursday: 8 a.m. breakfast; noon 42 players; 1 p.m. bingo. Friday: 10 a.m. needle gang; 7 p.m. dance. Saturday: 4:30 p.m. old fashion hamburger and bingo for $3.50. La Casa […]

It’s their business: Inspirations

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Inspirations, 1310 N. Main St., offers a complete selection of education supplies. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Name: Inspirations Location: 1310 N. Main St. What they do: Sell teachers and students supplies, including books, educational games, flash cards, stamps, bulletin board sets and educational materials, with a section for […]

Extending credit to immigrants poses no threat

By Freedom Newspapers We must confess to befuddlement over all the anger directed at Bank of America for its policy, revealed Tuesday in a Wall Street Journal story, that it will offer credit cards to Spanish-speaking people who do not have Social Security numbers. The implication, of course, is that the most likely candidates for […]

New phase of paying

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Credit, debit and gift cards are changing the way people pay while simultaneously increasing profit margins for businesses. (MCT Illustration) By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer When the tuition bill rolls around each semester at Eastern New Mexico University, Roma Vivas throws down her Discover card even though she has the money on hand. Several […]

Reporter’s Notebook: Entrepreneurship class uses skills to raise funds

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer CLOVIS RESIDENT Judy Uerling remembers her first year as a restaurant owner in Albuquerque. Business was slow. But Uerling still turned to those less fortunate. “RATHER THAN FEEL sorry for myself, I made five gallons of vegetable beef soup and took it to a (soup kitchen). They were so […]

Report card revise in works

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Report cards for Clovis elementary students may get more detailed, according to Clovis Municipal Schools administrators. Administrators said they are testing the water for new report cards that reflect state standards and benchmarks. A report card revision would allow “parents to see how their children are actually performing,” CMS […]

How two kids invented the game ‘42’

By Don McAlavy: Columnist Jim Craven, a friend of mine in Clovis, went to teach 42 to passengers on a cruise ship a while back, hired by the ship’s captain. Craven put in nearly 11 hours teaching that week and what a job it was, he said. The history of the game 42 began in […]