amos the churchmouse: j sterling seeks his fortune

Gary Mitchell amos the churchmouse:a view from under the pewEditor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hurling himself at the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes.

McGee: No shame in taking help

This is a message for the young man who came walking down the street the other day and offered to lend a hand as The Lady of the House and I were unloading a massive computer desk we bought at a yard sale. Hey amigo, thanks for offering a hand; it turns out we needed […]

Clovis-Carver to join technology program

CNJ staff report The Clovis-Carver Public Library is one of 17 libraries around the state that will participate in Fast Forward New Mexico, a grant-funded computer and Internet training program. The program will bring eight six-hour courses to the library in September and October. Four of the courses cover basic computer and Internet skills, including […]

Rooting through family tree facinating

Family trees can be a fascinating thing, when you really stop to climb them. Being a bit too ADHD to spend the requisite hours on computer, I have generally allowed others to do the researching. I’ve heard a slight flurry of interest due to the Royal Wedding — perhaps from people who wondered if they […]

No computer needed for relationship with Christ

Judy Brandon: Religion columnist We do live in amazing times. Computer technology has given us new words like “travel drive,” “Wi-Fi” and “blog.” Think about the word blog. I read each week Beth Moore’s website blog and two or three other blogs. Funny though … five years ago, I would have thought blog was something […]

First person: Math whiz

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Kim Luna, 54, enjoys math and music and grew up on a farm between Portales and Floyd. Kim Luna of Portales studied math in school but was hired to teach computer science classes in the early 1980s at Eastern New Mexico University at the Clovis and Portales campuses. Luna, 54, […]

Senior Happenings — July 25

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Sunday: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Dance at Los Abuelitos in Portales. Please bring a covered dish. Monday: 9 a.m. -5 p.m. Daily activities. Tuesday: 9 a.m. -5 p.m. Daily activities; 10:30 a.m. Indoor exercise; 1 p.m. Bingo and refreshments. Wednesday: 9 a.m. -4 p.m. Daily activities; 9:30 […]

Educaton digest: Students awarded scholarships

Students awarded scholarships Five area students were awarded the Daniels Fund Scholarships, according to a news release. Seniors Jerome Anaya and Anica Chairez of Clovis High School, Michael Marez and Hector Zambrano of Fort Sumner High School and Samuel Lawrence of Melrose High School were each awarded a scholarship. Nominated students take part in an […]

Gremlin resides in my computer

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist A gremlin lives in my computer. I’ve named him Elmer. We get along fine for awhile, then one day he says, “You’ve been doing really well, Glenda. Too good for my liking, so I’m gonna mess you up.” And he does. His little attacks usually are sneaky, and more irksome […]

First person: Dispatcher works ’round the clock

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Carolyn Aragon of Clovis said she likes working as a dispatcher because every day is different. Carolyn Aragon of Clovis has a degree in computer science but the thought of working with computers bores her. She’s chosen to work as a dispatcher for the past 15 years. After working as […]

Identity theft modern-day nightmare

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico columnist My dear wife hollered at me from her position in front of the computer in our home office one morning last week as I was getting ready for work: “Did you buy something on eBay?” “Don’t reply, they’re just phishing,” I hollered back. “I don’t think it has […]

Clovis Christian superintendent placed on administrative leave

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis Christian School’s Superintendent Steven Schultze was placed on adminstrative leave Friday pending the outcome of a police investigation into his connection with a child rape suspect from Missouri. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Clovis Christian School’s superintendent was placed on administrative leave Friday, part of an ongoing investigation […]

3/11 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About noon Feb. 22 an officer responded to a school in the 400 block of Lockwood Drive for a burglary report. An administrator said a teacher had discovered a window open in her classroom, a computer was stolen and someone had written […]

Paying attention may be easiest from computer

By Steve Terrell: The Santa Fe New Mexican So you’ve heard politicians pontificating about the need for citizens to participate in government and being the responsible, civic-minded citizen you are, you’ve decided to take them up for it and go to the state Legislature this week to push for new laws you support or try […]

A view from under the pew: the best mother’s day gift

By Gary Mitchell CNJ Religion Columnist Editor’s Note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes. the best mother s day gift

District 2 candidate profile: Charles Adams

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Courtesty photo Charles Adams is a District 2 County Commission candidate. Charles Benny Adams Party Affiliation: Democrat Age: 55 Occupation: Retired human resources, training and manufacturing manager in the computer chip industry Previous elected offices: None What is your long-term vision for the county? And how will you plan for that? I would hope to […]

Education Feature: Computer lab offers bilingual opportunity

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Trinity Segura was brought on at Lincoln-Jackson Family Center as the computer lab manager. Segura said she often works with patrons through lessons in the Rosetta Stone Program. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Seven years of dual-language classes at La Casita Elementary School weren’t enough for Chautauqua Acy. Acy, […]

Tech initiative keeps students connected

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Texico students Shelby Miller, left, Colton Hollis, middle, and Margarita Garcia work on an assignment in Libby Peabody’s seventh-grade English class on laptops provided by the state’s laptop initiative program. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Libby Peabody’s class is also her tech-support department. When the seventh-grade Texico teacher has […]

Feb. 20

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Name: Sassy Owner: Amanda Ccuprynski About: Sassy was a birthday gift for her owner. She is four months old. She likes toys with bells and watching television and computer screens alongside people.

Password protected

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Freedom New Mexico illustration: Liliana Castillo Multiple passwords have become an everyday part of computer security. By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Computer passwords. They’ve become a part of every day life as computer technology continues to grow. Nearly every Web site requires a username and password to view some, if not all, of its […]