Residents share stories of favorite teachers

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Highland Elementary School fifth grade teacher Janet Kennard teaches math concepts to her class Friday. Kennard, a teacher for 14 years, is a second generation teacher. Her mother taught in Clovis schools for 36 years. Freedom New Mexico They made difficult subjects seem fun at school. They were an encouraging […]

Politicians leave citizens big bill

Tibor Machan My favorite place to live in America is California. But don’t get me wrong — one size does not fit all. And how wonderful that is, that people differ so much that they could be quite happy living in very different places. I love this since it helps to confirm my individualist position […]

Volatile weather not an exaggeration

By Karl Terry: CNJ columnist One of the favorite sayings in eastern New Mexico is “If you don’t like the weather here, wait a few minutes and it’ll change.” Man, we sure got a good example of that last week. With world leaders also meeting about climate change this past week we were able to […]

Press Release: CCC art series features Broadway singers

A seasoned cast of Broadway performers will sing your favorite holiday songs on Wednesday, December 2 at 7 p.m. at Marshall Auditorium as part of the Clovis Community College Cultural Arts Series. This special performance includes holiday classics and hilarious twists on favorite holiday tunes. Tickets are $20 General Admission, $15 for Seniors, Military and […]

Religious procession organizer determined soul

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer When asked his favorite Bible verse, Sean Ferreira says he can’t possibly narrow it down to one, or two, or even eight. But when it comes to the Jump Up religious procession planned for Friday, he finds Matthew 18:20 fits the bill perfectly. The first-time event should work, according […]

Residents react to deaths of Jackson, Fawcett

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Jillian Rink Two figures who definied a generation are gone within six hours of each other. The deaths Thursday of favorite “Angel” Farrah Fawcett and “King of Pop” Michael Jackson surprised and stunned us all. We asked some local folks to share their thoughts:

We are all notable in God’s Eyes

By Judy Brandon: CNJ columnist I was cleaning out some old files the other day and came across copies of student cookbooks that I accumulated while teaching at Clovis Community College. Over the years I came in contact with scores of students, all different ages and from many parts of the country. So get to […]

This Lester moment comes cheap

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist One of my favorite movies is “American Beauty.” Not for the acting, or gratuitous shots of Mena Suvari. It’s all about the Lester Burnham moment. There are plenty of times where Kevin Spacey’s mid-life crisis character gets the victory. But none resonate more than midway through the film, when his […]

Family mourns loss of toddler

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Courtesy photo Thomas Lee Prieto’s grandmother said he was active and outgoing and loved to play with his brother, 5-year-old Charles, and sister, 1-year-old Esperanza. By Chelle Delaney: Freedom New Mexico Thomas Lee Prieto had a favorite blanket, a favorite cartoon character — SpongeBob SquarePants — and an outgoing personality. “He was like Linus with […]

North favorite Texas A&M-Commerce routs Hounds

CNJ staff COMMERCE, Texas — Junior wide receiver Willie Thornton caught four touchdown passes, including a 98-yarder on the first play after an Eastern New Mexico University punt was downed at the 2, and Texas A&M-Commerce rolled to a 38-14 Lone Star Conference crossover win over the Greyhounds Saturday night. Thornton finished with seven catches […]