2006 Home and Garden Show

CNJ staff What: Home and Garden Show Where: Clovis Civic Center When: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday Five things to do at the 2006 Home and Garden Show: • Have your blood tested for diabetes by local health professionals • Talk with builders about constructing your dream […]

National Nutrition Month promotes nutrition, physical activity

Capt. Mila French March is National Nutrition Month, which promotes the importance of good nutrition. Studies have shown that people who learn to eat healthy and lead a healthy lifestyle are more likely to remain physically fit later in their life. This year’s National Nutrition Month theme is “Step Up to Nutrition and Health.” Healthy […]

Fair prmotes healthy aging

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Karen Kennedy, a nutrition educator with the Curry County Extension Service, explains the food pyramid Wednesday during the New Mexico Senior Olympics Trek to Healthy Fitness at Clovis Community College. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer A group of silver-haired senior citizens filled a classroom at Clovis Community College, while another […]

PREP FOOTBALL NOTES: Struggles continue for Texico

By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer AFTER GOING UNDEFEATED FOR two straight years, Texico has dropped three out of its five games this season. “It’s hard,” Wolverines coach Mike Prokop said. “It’s been a learning experience for the coaching staff and the kids. We’ve been spoiled for so long.” A non-district schedule that includes three […]

New food pyramid encourages healthy living

Melanie Salazar The food guide pyramid is a little flashier these days, and a little more specific too. MyPyramid, introduced in April of this year, added a little more color and even a person representing athletic activity to the old food guide pyramid that originally surfaced in 1992. Spawning from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s […]

Some Thoughts on Long Pastorates and Great Churches

Curtis K. Shelburne: CNJ columnist An aging and highly-respected minister who’d been serving the same congregation for many years was once asked by a group of young pastors, “How can you stay in one church and work successfully for such a long time?” I don’t know what kind of sage counsel they expected, but his […]

Different factors make great churches and great preachers

By Curtis K. Shelburne:CNJ columnist An aging and highly-respected minister who’d been serving the same congregation for many years was once asked by a group of young pastors, “How can you stay in one church and work successfully for such a long time?” I don’t know what kind of sage counsel they expected, but his […]

Taking baby steps

By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer Walking was a problem. Fried foods were a holiday staple. And spending time with the grandchildren meant sitting and reading a book. Maryjo Jones was too heavy to do anything else. “I couldn’t breath,” said Jones, who lost 90 pounds after joining a Taking Off Pounds Sensibly club in […]

Life, grief inevitable

By Clyde Davis On a very rainy and thunder-smitten Friday night, Good Friday to be precise, Dinky slipped quietly out an open gate and made his way to the place where he had decided to die. Normally he would not have ventured into the dark and the storm. He was, however, as dogs sometimes are, […]

Many could benefit from tax hike money

Letters to the Editor Now that we will all be taxed even more — since voters on Tuesday approved an increased gross-receipts tax — maybe the city will tackle the following issues: 1. Fix city streets (or at least paint the lines on existing streets). 2. Improve maintenance at city parks, such as purchasing paint […]

Snackin’ ain’t what it used to be in school

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All Clovis students will soon have an alternative to “junk food” in campus snack machines as plans are in the works to incorporate milk, fresh fruit and other healthier alternatives as snacks. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By Sue Gilmore Snacking in Clovis schools just got a little healthier, but it’s still up to the […]

Udall wows ‘em at Mesa

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U.S. Rep. Tom Udall congratulates the students at Mesa Elementary Tuesday for receiving a blue ribbon award for physical fitness five years in a row. CNJ photo: Loretta Kos By Darrell Todd Maurina “Cool, awesome, and neat. … It shows we are having fun and making a difference.” The three words summed up the reaction […]

Change is important for Clovis’ growth

Letters to the editor I’m not sure just who has been complaining about the recent spurt in the Clovis economy, but in real estate, growth means a healthy increase in the value of property, an improved appearance of properties, and an increase in the ability to sell residential and commercial property. So many families have […]