In search of ponies: Family faced tough decision to stomach

At one time or another, most of us have played those hypothetical question games, you know, the ones where you imagine what historical figures you would invite to dinner if you could, or what three things you would want to have with you if deserted on an island. Here’s one to toss around… If you […]

With poverty rising, don’t use wrong solutions

Freedom New Mexico Our hearts go out to the poor and everyone hurting from the recession. New Census figures tell us 1 in 15 Americans is poor, a record high. Some reflexively call for redistributing wealth, increasing taxes, expanding social safety nets. All at a price. Such tactics also have other detrimental effects. America remains […]

United Way seeing greater needs

Kevin Wilson United Way of Eastern New Mexico figures there’s plenty of need in Curry and Roosevelt counties, and they’re thinking six figures might be what it takes to provide for it. The charitable organization is in the first stages of its annual fundraising campaign. This year’s goal: $1 million. That’s almost twice the charity’s […]

Greenwalt turns attention to tot

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Former Clovis High basketball standout Jaye Crockett attempts to block a shot during a 4-on-4 co-ed volleyball match on Saturday at Hillcrest Park. Dave Wagner Cisti Greenwalt figures she’s given it everything she had trying to make it in women’s professional basketball. It’s time for her to move on with […]

Trim budget starts with ending wars

Freedom New Mexico As the U.S. Congress haggles over raising the debt ceiling, it needs to look behind the figures. Yes, the overall numbers are staggering. The U.S. government has run up so much debt that it soon will surpass the current legal debt limit of $14.3 trillion. That’s $14,300,000,000,000.00. The budget deficit for the […]

Clovis’ Crockett figures prominently in Tech’s plans

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Jaye Crockett averaged 29 points and 12 rebounds his senior season at Clovis High. By Rick White: CNJ sports editor Jaye Crockett has literally grown into what figures to be a prominent role this season with the Texas Tech Red Raiders. A redshirt freshman, Crockett has sprouted more than 2 […]

Hounds expect strong play from veteran offensive line

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Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Greyhound quarterback Wes Wood scrambles under pressure from Wes Byrd, 56, during last week’s scrimmage at Greyhound Stadium. The Greyhounds open their season Saturday against Southern Nazarene. Dave Wagner Ryan Torres figures it’s time for the Eastern New Mexico University offensive line to make its mark. With four seniors, including […]

Education feature: Texico students impersonate historical figures in living museum

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castil Texico fifth grader David Martinez impersonated Albert Einstein during Texico Elementary School fifth grade living museum. Teacher Melissa Hartley said the living museum was a culminating activity after a year of studying American history. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer “I am Albert Einstein. I am the most important scientist […]

Soapbox derby takes off

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Valon Smith of Clovis concentrates on the course ahead as she waiting for her race to begin during Saturday’s Soapbox Derby. This is the third year Smith, 12, has participated in the derby. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer After a friendly sibling race, Valon Smith figures it’s going to […]

Oct. 30, 2008 Education Digest

School releases book fair figuresCameo Elementary School’s fall book fair raised $2,885, according the school’s librarian Patricia Archibeque.The school keeps 25 percent of the funds, which will be used to buy books for the library.The remaining funds return to Scholastic Books, the sponsor of the fair. Museum hosting Italian exhibitThe Museum of Texas Tech University […]

CCC officials hope enrollment stabilizing

Gabriel Monte Clovis Community College officials hope a four-year slide in enrollment is leveling off. As of the beginning of February, 3,563 students were attending CCC, according to David Caffey, vice president for institutional effectiveness. There were 3,613 students enrolled during the 2007 spring semester, according to Caffey. College officials believe the impact of Cannon […]

CHS BOYS BASKETBALL: Cats beat Goddard, stay unbeaten

CNJ staff ROSWELL — J.D. Isler figures his Clovis High boys basketball team passed a good test on the road Saurday night. Junior guard Jaden Isler scored 19 points and senior post Michael Lewis added 15 as the Wildcats improved to 6-0 with a 66-57 win over Roswell Goddard. It was the second win in […]

Inexperience Obama’s biggest asset in presidential run

Sen. Barack Obama has been traveling the country to stump for fellow Democrats. But uppermost in the minds of many is his hinting on national television about a possible 2008 campaign for president. Intellectual yet unassuming, the Illinois Democrat rose from working-class parents of different races to earn degrees from Columbia and Harvard. With his […]

One heavy classload

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Alvirda Pah’or of Clovis enrolls in an advanced art and sculptor class and women’s weightlifting Monday afternoon at Clovis Community College. CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A widow and a weight lifter. A great-grandmother to seven, a missionary and a late-blooming artist. That’s Alvirda Pah’or (pronounced power). About four […]

9/22 Education Digest

Clovis Head Start recruiting students The Clovis Head Start preschool and Early Head Start is recruiting students, said Head Start supervisor Margie Tapia. The public is invited to tour the facilities on 901 Martin Luther King Blvd. and receive Head Start information, she said. The official start of the preschool year was August, Tapia said, […]

Education Roundup 2/5

Enrollment up at Clovis College Final enrollment figures for the Fall 2003 term at Clovis Community College were announced Wednesday at a board meeting. The figures comprise the regular fall semester, the fall eight-week terms, the short courses and workshops offered during the period of August through December 2003. When compared with the fall 2002 […]

Zias turn back NM Highlands

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Zia freshman Grace George blocks a kill attempt by Highlands outside hitter Audra Williams in the first game of Tuesday’s match at Greyhound Arena. Photo by Kevin Wilson By Kevin Wilson PORTALES — Anna Bellum led three Eastern New Mexico University players in double figures with 22 kills, and the Zias staved off a late […]