Education column: School staff leading by example for literacy

By Penny Bailey: Clovis Municipal Schools Growing up, I heard a lot of ‘old sayings’. Some I totally understood and others…not so much.

Programs in place to attract, retain Hispanic students

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Eastern New Mexico University students, from left, Jazmin Loya, Daniela Garcia, Aric Serrano and Rey Coss work Friday to plan the annual Cinco de Mayo banquet that honors graduating seniors. By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico A national trend of growing Hispanic student populations hasn’t escaped eastern New Mexico’s institutions […]

Business feature: McDonald’s accomodating city growth

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks A sign on North Prince Street indicates where the new McDonald’s will be built, between Chili’s and Lowes. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer John Snowberger said he is growing his business with Clovis. In January, the owner of Clovis’ two McDonald’s restaurants said, he will break ground on a […]

Life, faith should be built on firm foundation

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist When Susie and I were little girls growing up in church, we sang with the primary choir. One of the songs we loved so much was “The Wise Man Built His House Upon the Rock.” This was a great song. To go with the lyrics, we had hand motions like […]

Feral cats growing issue

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis resident Darrin Floyd has appealed to his landlord and the city’s Animal Control for help with a feral cat colony that has taken over his neighborhood on North Prince Street. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer As dark settles, they begin to prowl, abandoning sun-drenched patches in exchange for […]

Editorial: Cap-and-trade bill promises paltry returns

Democratic dissension, Republican opposition and growing public skepticism may derail Congress’ potentially economy-crippling carbon cap-and-trade bill, perhaps saving Americans billions of dollars. The bill’s author, Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., is opposed by centrist Democrats, who fear the Draconian regulations would severely harm their constituents. Congress members representing the steel industry and coal and nuclear power […]

Mexican drug cartel strong, growing force

Freedom New Mexico This week marks the anniversary of one of the saddest events in the history of our nation’s war on drugs. Twenty years ago, University of Texas pre-med student Mark Kilroy disappeared during a spring break jaunt into Matamoros; his remains and those of others were found a month later in a horrific […]

Military growing option for high school graduates

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Freedom New Mexico: Mickey Winfield Portales High School senior Jacob Sambrano looks over a military brochure Friday afternoon at Portales High School. By Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico The future is theirs but the clock is ticking. Just like high school students around the country, Roosevelt and Curry County high school seniors approaching graduation are […]

Adolescence growing time for entire family

By Anita Doberman: Cannon Connections columnist My oldest daughter, age eight,

Older neighbor helped with other areas of growing up

Glenda Price Every young girl needs an older lady friend/advisor – specially if she lives way out in the country. A girl’s own mother doesn’t qualify because she’s got too much invested in her offspring’s hoped-for successful life. The girl’s friend/advisor, unlike Mom, doesn’t give advice the usual straightforward way. (“If you don’t leave those […]

Embracing diversity good for our nation

Freedom New Mexico A new law enforcement agency is growing quietly in Texas. While it’s likely that few people see the motives behind this change as cause for alarm, it seems redundant, and therefore an unnecessary draw on tax funds that already are being fought over. The Attorney General’s office frequently gains a new department […]

Adding new crime agency questionable

Freedom New Mexico A new law enforcement agency is growing quietly in Texas. While it’s likely that few people see the motives behind this change as cause for alarm, it seems redundant, and therefore an unnecessary draw on tax funds that already are being fought over. The Attorney General’s office frequently gains a new department […]

Lessons learned from scripture last lifetime

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist I have many happy memories of my childhood and growing up in a Baptist preacher’s home. My parents were the same at home as they were at church. I think I could describe my parents in this way. Mother went by the saying, “Obey the rules,” and Daddy always said, […]

ENMU baseball field growing

Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball field is growing.

Pioneers honor heritage

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Betty Mobley, left, and Aloha Starbuck of Clovis enjoy a laugh at Friday’s 8th Annual Pioneer Women of the West Breakfast at the Clovis Civic Center. Starbuck wore her favorite bonnet to the breakast because her grandmother said it was her best one. By Keely McDowell: CNJ staff writer Area […]

Students should be focus

By Clyde Davis: CNJ Columnist Last week, this column centered on the contributions of teachers to the lives and futures of students and included a statement concerning how school provides a structured and organized, thus safe, environment for many children. It would take up valuable space to describe in detail how many children, growing up […]

Hands-on approach to learning

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CNJ Staff Photo: Liliana Castillo Paula O’Brien has wanted to be a sign language interpreter since she was 9 years old. “Speaking in sign is sort of like acting it out. You are creating a picture,” O’Brien said. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ Staff Writer As a youngster growing up in Plympton, Mass., Paula O’Brien said […]

Dec. 2 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Carved in Sand: When Attention Fails and Memory Fades in Midlife by Cathryn Ramin explains what happens to the human brain in middle age, the factors that affect its strengths and weaknesses, and the best way to cope when your memory is not what it […]

Playoff beards let them know you’re out there

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer I may never be on “Meet the Press,” but that’s OK. I already have the most important thing in common with host Tim Russert. We’re Buffalo Sabres fans. Some years, that doesn’t mean a lot, and during the National Hockey League’s lost 2004-05 season, it meant even less. But […]

Student Profile: Bell

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer Bailey Bell is a senior at Clovis Christian School. She is the daughter of Gary and Julie Bell. Extra-curricular activities: Cheerleading, drama, track, art Hobbies: Theater, tap dancing, making jewelry, collecting Elvis Presley stuff, MySpace Future plans: Go to college to pursue an acting career, get married and have […]