Letters to the Editor: Parents important in education

Parents important in education I’m sure the school board will select a highly qualified person for the superintendent’s position now that Rhonda Seidenwurm has announced she’s leaving. I hope when they take office they will implement policies that include students and parents taking responsibility for their education. The teachers in Clovis do an outstanding job […]

Area home to several pecan growers

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Roosevelt and Curry County pecan grower Michael Eaton stands in his orchard on Roosevelt Road P. One of the area’s few pecan farmers, Eaton sells some of the nuts in his local shop and the rest to Las Cruces processors. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Peanuts may be important […]

Google Wave could be new face of collaborative work

By Jenna DeWitt: CNJstaff writer By Jenna DeWitt CNJ staff writer As a college student, I am a proud member of Generation Instant. Instant coffee, macaroni, banking, shopping, music and news. These things are all very important to us 20-somethings, born around the same time as the home computer. However, nothing is as important to […]

China proves federal Internet regulations fail

Freedom New Mexico Why is it important to condemn government regulation of the Internet? You don’t have to look much further for an answer than China’s latest battle to preside over the “World of Warcraft” computer game. In a power struggle of galactic proportions, two bureaucratic Chinese government agencies are squabbling as to which is […]

Compassion more important than law

God walked this globe full of grace By Curtis K. Shelburne Some things never change. Most things, in fact. “In times like these,” said one wise man, “it helps to remember that there have always been times like these.” Yes, and people, too. While no one is absolutely one or the other, people here will […]

Fathers can provide love and stability

Freedom New Mexico There is little question that in most families the mother is the central unifying person emblematic of unconditional love that can be tough love when necessary. Recent research, however, suggests fathers are more important in the lives of children than had been previously understood. It is still unclear how much this reflects […]

Five C’s of credit help determine loans

By Sandra Taylor-Sawyer: Guest columnist What does it take to obtain a business loan? This is an important question for today. According to local lenders, important elements they consider are the five C’s of Credit: Character, capacity, capital, collateral, and conditions. Other C’s that can be used to evaluate a loan are customer relationship, competition, […]

“I Love You, Mrs. Blackburn”

By Curtis K. Shelburne: CNJ columnist One of the finest gifts pastors and authors and, for that matter, friends of many sorts, can do for us is to help us think new thoughts and learn new things. One of the most important ways they do that is by reminding us of old but true things […]

Assistive technology conference offers information to educators, families of students with special needs

Parents, educators, therapists and others involved in special education are encouraged to learn more about the annual Assistive Technology Conference scheduled for May 4 and 5 in Albuquerque. The conference, hosted by the New Mexico Technology Assistance Program, offers important information about assistive technology services and devices. These services and technology can provide people with […]

Sentate approves Bingaman’s public lands bills

For the second time this year, the United States Senate today approved a package of bills introduced by U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman, which contains several provisions to protect important sites in New Mexico.

Editorial: Lead poisoning not only issue in ATV ban

The federal government has an important message for you: Eating your all-terrain vehicle may be hazardous to your health. Perhaps you already knew this. It doesn’t matter — poorly written federal legislation has taken control of the situation, inadvertently banning the sales of youth ATVs and ATV parts. The cause of this ban, which seriously […]

Residents trek for trash

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Andrew Pata, 9, left and his sister Rachel, 12, right, were among 286 Curry County residents who volunteered for Trek for Trash clean up event. Volunteers collected about 900 bags of trash, according to Parks and Recreation Director Rob Carter. Gabriel Monte Jacob Fuller and friend Cade Irwin said three bags of trash was enough […]

Project vital to eastern New Mexico

  By David Lansford: Guest columnist The Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System, also known as the Ute Water Pipeline Project, is the most important issue facing the communities of Curry and Roosevelt counties.  The need for this project is undeniable.  The alternatives to this project present a grim and depressing picture.  This project must […]

Junior rodeo highlight for youngsters

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis farrier Dusty Leatherwood fits a horseshoe to the hoof of El Paso on Monday at the Curry County Fairgrounds. Leatherwood was shoeing the horse in preparation for this week’s High Plains Junior Rodeo Association Finals. By Keely McDowell: CNJ staff writer The High Plains Junior Rodeo Association Finals are […]

Helms holds place in U.S. political history

Freedom New Mexico Some politicians are controversial without being important. The history books and newspaper pages are littered with the names of also-rans who managed to snag a few headlines by virtue of scandal rather than substance. You can’t say the same about Jesse Helms. Love him or hate him — and quite a few […]

Ratios important management tool

By Sandra Taylor-Sawyer: Guest columnist

Say ‘Thanks’ when you can

“In life, it is important to say ‘Thank you.’ Because we all required help to get where we are today.”

Lawsuits would force gunmakers to do impossible

Freedom New Mexico Second Amendment supporters got a couple of pieces of good news last month. One, perhaps the most important in a while, was that a federal appeals court didn’t buy New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s argument that firearms manufacturers should be held responsible for firearm violence in his city. The other bit […]

Celebrating libraries

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Heather Christensen, from top, Tawna Luscombe, Natalie Salaz are three of the staff of the Portales Public Library. The library’s director Denise Burnett said the Internet will give you information, but books give you knowledge. The Clovis and Portales libraries and librarians celebrated National Library Week with story times and decorations. But what is behind […]

Harden says he will run for re-election

CNJ staff State Sen. Clint Harden, R-Clovis, announced Tuesday his intent to run for re-election.