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Courtesy photo Curry County Cats free safety Joseph Stevens, a staff sergeant at Cannon Air Force Base, left, returns an interception 91 yards in the second half of the Cats’ New Mexico Premier League debut. The touchdown helped seal a 43-31 win over the defending NMPL champ New Mexico Crush. Kevin Wilson Defending the nation […]

Immigration enforcement not police’s job

With the 82nd Texas Legislature just a couple of weeks away, pre-filed anti-immigration bills already are piling up. Let’s hope that reason wins out and bad legislation is shuttled to the dustbin where it belongs. One such bill, filed last month by Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, would require law enforcement officers to investigate the immigration […]

No obligation to stick with job

Kent McManigal: FNM columnist Curry County employees really want a pay raise. Is there anyone who doesn’t? Even libertarian opinionizing isn’t as profitable as you might imagine (and yes, I’m being silly). There is no reason to feel an obligation to continue to work in a job that doesn’t pay what you think you are […]

Job takes Portales man to Middle East

Courtesy photo Portales resident Bob Johnston, left, and British Reconnaissance Officer Andy Recouski, retired, worked together in Iraq. Liliana Castillo Being a general contractor never meant looking around every corner or learning to sleep through bombings until Portales resident Bob Johnston decided to take his job international. After seven years in the Army and 28 […]

Education column: Students mark season with projects

By Cindy Kleyn-Kennedy: Clovis Municipal Schools This time of year, Christmas is simmering across the district, and schools are filled with color, sound and goodies, too. The Arts Academy at Bella Vista did a spectacular job with their now famous “Nutcracker” — a visual and musical delight, as always. Cameo Elementary’s third and fourth grade […]

Director: Goal of CATS is service, not profit

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson The Clovis Area Transit System buses run six days per week, with 24-hour reservation required and a charge of 75 cents per ride. Kevin Wilson The honk comes, and Frank Cole arrives with quarters in hand. Cole is about 14 blocks from his Seventh Street residence to his healthcare job […]

Grant Mcgee: Insurance job was ‘divine’ calling

Grant McGee The Lord wanted me to have a job one time. Let me explain. Years ago I needed more money for my growing family. So I moseyed on down to the state employment commission to find a job that would bring in wheelbarrows full of cash. “The Lord said you were coming. He has […]

Letter to the editor: Job raises should be last priority

Job raises should be last priority Regarding last month’s CNJ article “Texico school boss gets a raise:” Superintendent R. L. Richards was given an annual pay raise of $26,000. His yearly salary went from $112,700 to $138, 700 plus benefits. His contract was not due to expire until June 2012 yet this salary increase started […]

Technology making jobs obsolete

Karl Terry I heard a quick sound bite on the radio the other day about jobs that have become obsolete and it got me to thinking about that. I remember a day while I was still living at home when I told my parents that I had decided to move to Tucumcari and take a […]

Martinez has won rewarding job

I want to offer my congratulations to governor-elect Susana Martinez. As she will soon find out, being governor of New Mexico is one of the most demanding jobs anyone can have. But it is, by far, the most rewarding job for anyone wanting to serve the people of this great state. Eight years ago, I […]

Spouse job program to relaunch

American Forces Press Service San Antonio — The Military Spouse Career Advancement Program Accounts program is set to resume Oct. 25, but with significant changes. Changes include limiting the availability of financial aid to spouses of active-duty servicemembers in pay grades E-1 to E-5, W1 to W-2 and O-1 to O-2. Financial aid also will […]

Struggle gives way to innovation

Glenda Price The bossman bid on a fence building job along the right-of-way of a newly paved road in the northern New Mexico mountains. He didn’t tell the ranch hands about it until he actually got the contract in hand. All chores having to do with fencing — building, repairing, riding in search of problems […]

Letters to the editor: Need to let Democrats do their job

Need to let Democrats do their job Some questions for all our local Tea Partiers/Republicans who are so upset with our national debt: Where were you between 2002 and 2009? Why weren’t you upset and yelling loudly when the Bush administration was spending all those trillions of dollars on immoral, illegal wars in Iraq and […]

Muleshoe superintendent’s son helps rescue teen hiker

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Courtesy photo Navy pilot Lt. Brandon Sheets said he trains almost every day for a situation like the rescue he performed Tuesday. Liliana Castillo Lt. Brandon Sheets says he was just doing his job — piloting a helicopter under a bridge, next to a cliff, trying to rescue a child. The Navy pilot and son […]

Superintendent: New principal reflects biblical world view

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Mychelle Simms has lived in Clovis for 17 years, worked in public education for 14 and is the new Clovis Christian high school principal this year. Liliana Castillo After accepting the job as the new high school principal at Clovis Christian School, Mychelle Simms said she felt peace. “When I […]

Texas voters should not assume job knowledge

Freedom Newspapers Last week’s indictment of a Texas justice of the peace is just the latest in a long history of that state’s justices who either don’t know or don’t care about the laws they are sworn to enforce. A Hidalgo County grand jury indicted Mary Alice Palacios on three counts of official oppression for […]

Education, not politics, should be schools’ priority

Priorities. I am trying to teach my grandson Jason about priorities, and even Mikayla my granddaughter, to whatever extent that concept can be grasped by a 6-year-old. One of my favorite classroom observations comes from my friend John, a middle school Spanish teacher in Florida, who reinforces with each group of students that “My primary […]

McGee: That new-fangled 21st century work ethic

By Grant McGee: CNJ columnist Did we waste our time back in the 20th century having a work ethic? You know, being on time for a job, finishing a job, stuff like that. It seems there’s a new way of doing things here in the 21st century. This came to mind when I ran into […]

Air Force Civilian Service website aids job seekers

By April Rowden: Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs Office RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Jobseekers unfamiliar with civilian employment opportunities within the Air Force now have a new online resource that defines the numerous career fields and outlines many of the benefits of being a federal employee. The site, www.afciviliancareers.com, contains practical information […]

Two detention officers walk off job

CNJ staff Two Curry County jail detention officers walked off their night-shift jobs Wednesday, Administrator Keith Norwood said. Norwood said three officers still at the jail from a prior shift volunteered to continue working until others could be called into relieve them. Undersheriff Wesley Waller said he and two deputies also responded to the jail […]