Humans are natural competitors

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist My theory is the human psyche is hard-wired for competition — and speed. We want to have the fastest car, mule, horse. In southern New Mexico they even have turtle races and, of course, duck races. Sometimes the desire to win overwhelms the participant’s better judgment and sense of “right […]

Clovis Christian students make ready for science bowl

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis Christian students Kevin Naceanceno, from left to right, Kebly Bell, Colby Whitten and Nicholas Cody practice for the Science Bowl Thursday during lunch at the school. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer During lunch at Clovis Christian School, nine high school students eat lunch and attempt to quickly answer […]

Students prep for culinary competition

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis High School senior Summer Price, left, and junior Michael Mount dredge chicken for frying during ProStart class. Both students will take part in the state ProStart competition March 31 in Albuquerque. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The teams are picked and it’s time to practice. Students in Clovis […]

Competition keeps health costs down

Freedom New Mexico Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of three editorials on Canada’s health care system. It is provided by editorial writers of The Colorado Springs Gazette.

Clovis students’ robot takes third in competition

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis High junior Rosstin Ahmadian, with the GEAR UP program, watches Tuesday as the class robot picks up a beach ball, one of many tasks the robot can perform. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico Though making their first trip to the annual Boosting Engineering Science and Technology competition in […]

Education digest: CHS marching band receives high honors

The Clovis High School marching band was named Grand Champion at the Tumbleweed Marching Festival in Denver City, Texas, this past Saturday. The band also won Best in Class, Best Percussion, Best Color Guard, Best Drum Majors and Best Soloist. This is the third year in a row the band was named Grand Champion and […]

Clovis High band starting competition season

The Clovis High School Wildcat Marching Band starts its 2009 competition season Saturday at the Tumbleweed Classic in Denver City. The following weekend, Oct. 9-10, the band travels to Arlington, Texas for the Bands of America national competition. This year’s marching show is named Rhapsody in Red and was designed and choreographed exclusively for the […]

Dogs main attraction at competition

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Norman Nelson of Canyon, Texas, guides his golden retriever, Tag, over the final jump in Friday’s American Kennel Club Stars and Stripes agility trials at the Curry County Events Center. Tag received a Master Agility Championship award with the run. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer If the dogs at […]

Boys State introduces youth to government

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Freedom New Mexico: Eric Butler While waiting for results of Boys State elections on Wednesday, junior counselor Matthew Gutierrez of Las Vegas conducts a wave at ENMU’s Becky Sharp Auditorium. While waiting for results of Boys State elections on Wednesday, junior counselor Matthe By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico In a world with expanding competition […]

Melrose FFA students top state competition

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The Melrose FFA chapter walked away from the state Career Development competition earlier this month with first place in the Production Sweepstakes, the overall award, and top six finishes in their nine judging competitions. Courtesy of Arlie Mitchell By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico For the first time in 30 years, Melrose FFA has topped […]

Area students take FFA honors

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FNM correspondent: Helena Rodriguez From left, Jake Tayler, Chase Varnell and Calvin Tayler examine soil outside Dora High School. The trio took first place in the homesite evaluation contest during the recent New Mexico State FFA Career Development Event in Las Cruces. FNM correspondent: Helena Rodriguez Dora High School students have uncovered a lot of […]

Students earn board approval for global competition

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer A pair of student groups, and a few of their parents, are hoping their final destination isn’t just in their imagination. Student teams from the Gifted and Talented programs at Ranchvale and James R. Bickley elementary schools, which won the state Destination ImagiNation state tournament March 14, received approval […]

Ready, set, cook

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis High School senior Amanda Sandoval unwraps a chocolate bar to melt for her chocolate covered no-bake cheesecake with berry coulis. Five students in her culinary arts class attended the ProStart New Mexico Invitational competition Wednesday. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer While mincing parsley, Kaylie Kemp never took her […]

Hoop shoot set for Sunday

CNJ Staff The Fraternal Order of the Elks is holding its annual Hoop Shoot Free Throw Program from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at Marshall Middle School. Children between the ages of 8 and 13 are eligible. The winners advance to the state competition. Information: Dean Marney at 693-6898.

Students hold worldly competition

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Mesa Elementary fifth-grader Emma Clemmons answers a question during the third round of Monday’s geography bee at Mesa Elementary School. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Lane Kelley said he has a map of the U.S. in his head. If he is asked where something is, he closes his eyes […]

CHS band progress continues

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Roger Wygant is a member of the Clovis High Band Booster Club. His son is in the band. By Roger Wygant: Guest columnist The Clovis High School Band continues to collect musical awards as they move indoors for the winter season. They recently completed a marching band season in which […]

Former Greyhound recalls Olympic competition

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Freedom New Mexico: Thomas Garcia Former ENMU Greyhound distance runner Rex Maddaford looks through photo albums containing images of his participation in the 1968 Summer Olympic Games in Mexico City at his home near Tucumcari. Maddaford helped ENMU win the National Championship. By Thomas Garcia, Freedom New Mexico Editor’s note: Freedom New Mexico is doing […]

WR competition heats up

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Eastern New Mexico University receiver Jesse Poku prepares to make a catch during Saturday’s practice. The Greyhounds open their 2008 season on Aug. 30 against Southern Nazarene at Bethany, Okla. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — With the Eastern New Mexico University football team going to a four-wideout, […]

Git a rope

More than 60 teams competed in the Route 66 Festival team roping competition in Tucumcari over the weekend.

Competition won’t hurt rodeo

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CNJ file photo Sean Higgins of Socorro rides a bull during the 2006 version of the Pioneer Days Rodeo at Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. This year’s event begins Thursday. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent