Fort Sumner grads focus on community

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Courtesy photo The Fort Sumner 2008 senior class will graduate this Friday. By Keely McDowell: CNJ staff writer All 13 members of Fort Sumner High School’s graduating class of 2008 participated in community service programs focused on helping the school, the community and the world. Fort Sumner’s graduation is Friday. • Cass Dimitroff, valedictorian, on […]

CHS grad doesn’t give up

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Kristle Ford, 19, said she’s excited for graduation. “I can’t believe I made it,” Ford said. A year ago, education was not a focus of Kristel Ford’s life. She said she lacked confidence in her abilities, but with help from school officials, family and friends she turned her academic life […]

Candidate forums slated for this week

CNJ Staff The Home Builders Association of Eastern New Mexcio is hosting two candidate forums this week at Clovis-Carver Public Library’s north annex. The first forum on Monday will focus on City Commission candidates. Tuesday’s forum will focus on mayoral candidates. Both forums will start at 6 p.m., according to the association. KTQM-FM will hold […]

Law enforcement prepares for year ahead

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MCT illustration By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Recruitment and retention, continued interagency collaboration, improved equipment and training, the fight against drugs, graffiti and truancy — These are but a few of the priorities law enforcement agencies have for the new year. As 2008 begins, area departments are outlining their objectives and evaluating obstacles they […]

Water meetings set for Civic Center

CNJ Staff The state Legislature’s Water and Natural Resources Committee will conduct meetings Monday and Tuesday at the Clovis Civic Center. “We need to take the Legislature to the people of New Mexico,” Vice Chair Rep. Andy Nunez, D-Hatch, said in a release. “One good way to do this is to go into the state […]

Smithsonian’s partnerships should be focus

With no apparent sense of the ironies involved, congressional Democrats have been holding highly politicized, extremely one-sided hearings on allegations that the Bush administration relies on highly politicized, one-sided science in policy decisions. The Climate Change Inquisition is about to shift its focus to the venerable Smithsonian Institution, which stands accused of the usual heresy […]

Ideal body shouldn’t be child’s main focus

By Anita Doberman: Lifestyles Columnist Three of our five children play soccer. My husband and I believe any sport they practice will help them develop self-esteem, discipline and focus. But according to my husband, no “sport” includes dance, cheerleading or ice-skating. Not only do I love to watch these three “sports,” I also studied dance […]

Students hungry to help

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Niki Bowers, 16, left, and Kelsey Hale, 17, work on making posters Thursday at Kingswood Methodist Church for the 30-hour fast fundraiser geared toward helping the poor of the world. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer There will be no pizza or hot dogs, no burgers or shakes — for 30 […]

9/30 amos

Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. amos falls in a hole i don t know how it is up there in the human realm boss but here in the church pew underworld we little bugs and gentle mice tend to […]

Church separation shouldn’t invite secular tyranny

Freedom Newspapers Many Americans seem to invoke a double standard on the question of when it is appropriate for religious groups or leaders to weigh in on matters of politics and public policy. When a “reverend” this or a “father” that attempts to lend moral authority to a cause with which liberals agree, it’s not […]