Editorial: “Green job” push cause for concern

Rather than stimulating the economy, government efforts to create “green jobs” probably have the opposite effect, judging from experiences where the tactic is employed, and numerous studies: Massive taxpayer subsidies are required, higher energy prices result, and existing jobs are lost, according to a new study by the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Green Jobs and […]

Melrose police chief dismissed

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The village of Melrose has dismissed Police Chief Jennifer Dreiling. City officials cited job performance as the reason. She said it’s retaliation because she refused to date Melrose Mayor Lance Pyle. “The Village Council was not pleased with her performance and, as a probationary employee, has released her from […]

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Program trains teen parents

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Martha Torres, an eighth grader from Marshall Middle School, holds her newborn son at the hospital Friday. Torres, 15, said a teen parent program has taught her about everything from nutrition and health to how to read to and play with her baby. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer As […]

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No one builds better than the carpenter of Galilee

By Curtis K. Shelburne There really is a great deal of satisfaction to be derived from a job well done. My brother and I spent yesterday replacing the windows and door in one wall of my grandparents’ old home in Robert Lee, Texas. It’s amazing what you discover when you peel back the layers of […]

Enacting global mandates hurts U.S. economy

Freedom New Mexico A new poll found that people rank global warming dead last, 20th out of 20, among their top concerns. The economy was No. 1, while other economic-related issues unsurprisingly gravitated to the top. The survey conducted Jan. 7-11 asked 1,503 adults on cell phones and landlines to rank 20 issues by importance, […]

Music causes child-like faith to resurface

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist I think at times on the sovereign power of God and the depth of his love. I stand amazed that he loves me! I cannot understand his love for me but choose to accept it as a reality in my life. I realize that I am not alone; these thoughts […]

Always best to think for yourself

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer I wanted static, but got the word of God. The radio in my car broke, though no fault of mine (in case the warranty people are reading this). I made a call to get it replaced. No problem, they said, and it would be great if I could come […]

ENMU hosting teacher job fair

Eastern New Mexico University’s education department will host a teacher job fair Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Greyhound Arena. The public, as well as ENMU alumni and students, are invited. Participants should bring their resumes and dress professionally to interview with prospective employers from 20 school districts. For information, contact Nikie Bonner […]

First person: Family man

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo City sanitation worker, Leo Garcia, enjoys spending time with his family. Leo Garcia, 29, spends time with his family and said he loves his job at the city of Clovis’ landfill. For him, what makes the job is the people around him. Second family: I love my job because of […]

Military feature: New Cannon historian says he enjoys job

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Interviews leave lasting impression

In my day job as an agricultural journalist I interview people. Through the years I’ve learned to study a person’s history and accomplishments before we talk. Interestingly, most of the country folks I interview are not fooled by their alleged “importance.” They’re just glad someone finally asked their opinions, and that the interviewer is actually […]

Four candidates interviewed for public works director

CNJ staff The city of Clovis expects to name its new public works director next week. Clovis City Manager Joe Thomas said the city is looking at four candidates for the position, which became available when longtime director Harry Wang left for a similar job in Las Vegas, Nev. The four candidates interviewed are: • […]

School offers earlier start

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Stephanie Miller, 25, prepared her classroom Wednesday at Clovis Christian Elementary School for the first prekindergarten class by cutting up letters for bulletin boards and rearranging furniture. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ Staff Writer Stephanie Miller sat at her desk in her near-empty classroom cutting oversized yellow and black laminated letters. […]

Public works director finishes final day

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Harry Wang said goodbye to a job, and a place he considers his hometown. Wang, the outgoing public works director, finished out his final day on the job after 15 years with the city, and was recognized for his service during an otherwise light Clovis City Commission meeting. Wang […]

Baling hay: a family operation

by Glenda Price In the old days baling hay was not a one-person operation like now. After the hay was cut and raked into windrows the baler crew of at least three people finished the job. A ranch where we lived had a vega (meadow) that made great grass hay, so my dad decided we […]

City public works director resigning

CNJ staff Clovis Public Works director Harry Wang is taking a job with the city of North Las Vegas, Nev., according to a news release. His last day with Clovis is July 3. The city of Clovis will begin accepting applications for the public works director position today, the release said. The last day to […]

CHS alum takes job with Howard Payne

CNJ staff BROWNWOOD, Texas — Clovis High alum Josh Prock was named the new women’s basketball coach last week at Howard Payne University. In replacing Chris Kielsmeier, Prock has some big shoes to fill. Kielsmeier was the winningest coach in school history at 179-44 for seven seasons, and last year led the Lady Jackets to […]

Motherhood entails all sorts of job skills

Freedom New Mexico Consider this a rhetorical gift to all the moms out there: The term “working mother” is redundant. Please understand we mean no disrespect to anyone. Women who have to balance children and careers face formidable challenges. It’s just that the combination of the words “working” and “mother” sort of implies that a […]