Memories of punishment still linger

I loved Mrs. Butterfield. I loved her name, her smile, her sweet, caring attitude, the way she made me feel good about myself. I even loved Mrs. Butterfield after she walloped me so severely I remember it 64 years later. It was a daily routine at the one-through-twelve Boardman schoolhouse outside Youngstown. My desk was […]

Letter to the editor: Hard work is the American way

Hard work is the American way After reading Karen Black’s letter in the March 30 CNJ regarding the health care bill, it is apparent that ignorance of the truth is still bliss. She should be outraged, not overjoyed, that this travesty ever made its way into law. Not to worry, I’m here to help her […]

Education feature: First-year teachers settling in

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Karen Lenhart, 27, teaches third grade at Cameo Elementary School. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Karen Lenhart didn’t always want to be a teacher. A month into teaching third grade at Cameo Elementary School, Lenhart can’t see herself doing anything else. Lenhart is one of the 75 teachers hired […]

Feb. 12 – Ladies with mustaches

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Texico seventh-graders Lucia Torres, 13, left, Priscilla Gaytan, 14, middle, and Karen Solis, 13, play with one of the exhibits at the Texico High School science fair Tuesday. The display was about the effects of hair dye on hair structure.

Residents relieved after arrests in Chunn case

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers With arrests made in a two-year-old murder investigation, Causey residents are expressing relief. At the same time they’re sobered by the fact that those accused lived in their tiny community. District Attorney Matt Chandler announced Monday that federal indictments had been handed down against two men from the Causey area. […]

Central Christian preacher settling in

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Bill and Karen Banks moved from Oregon so Bill could become pastor of the Central Christian Church. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Bill Banks is a mail-order preacher. Or at least that’s the tongue-in-cheek story he tells about how he came to be the new pastor of Central Christian Church. […]

Parkview honor roll

Names of some honor-roll students may not be listed due to parents’ privacy concerns. Third Grade A: Rubie Alarcon, Bianca Campos, Patricia Gauna, Dannelle Kirven, James Kitzhaber, Crystal Lujan, Ja-Bre Molett, Christopher Sandoval,Yvonne Sisneros, Bianca Soto, Justin Vistine A/B: Bryanna Bradley, Duncan Earwood, Charlie Dodge, Odalys Esquivel, Monica Gonzalez, Eva Marin, Vanessa Miranda, Courtney Romans, […]

Ruth Wesley Brittain

Mrs. Ruth Wesley Brittain, 86, of Melrose, died Friday, Jan. 20, 2006, at Laurel Plains Healthcare. She was born May 20, 1919, in Quay County, to Wesley A. and Effie Good Stockton. She was a lifelong resident of the Forrest and Melrose communities. She was the city clerk of Melrose for many years. She was […]

Guanell, Karen

Karen Guanell Services: Have been held. Karen Guanell, 38, of Clovis, died Thursday, June 10, 2004, at her home. She was born on Sept. 15, 1965, in Princeton, N.J., to Leonard David, Jr. and Norma Heirigs Walters. She graduated from Butte High School in Butte, Mont. in 1983 and then attended Arizona State University. She […]

Elrod, Karen

Karen Elrod Services: Have been held. Ms. Karen Elrod, 40, of Portales, died Monday, July 5, 2004, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born on May 8, 1964, in Portales, to Barbara and W. F. “Bud” Miller. She graduated from Floyd High School in 1982. She was a cheerleader and played volleyball. In […]