Camp teaches science in innovative ways

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Daniela Rodriguez, left, and Quinn Neighoff work together to disassemble an electronic device in the I Can Invent class of Camp Invention at La Casita Elementary School. The girls were members of the Blue Bubbles team. The students also participated in c By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer As Quinn […]

Sign up for CCC’s learn-to-swim stroke class

Sign Up NOW for CCC’s Learn-to-Swim Stroke Class Learn to Swim Stroke School – Ages 5 and up This learn-to-swim stroke class is for beginning to advanced-level swimmers. Students will learn backstroke, freestyle, breast, and fly strokes plus basic fitness, hydration, and nutrition for swimmers.

Area teachers learn about deployment

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan From left, Mesa Elementary School fourth-grade teacher Zane Klein talks with Airman 1st Class Erin McKee and Senior Airman Chrissie McKee at the medical section of a mock deployment line during the Teachers Understanding Deployment Operations event at Ca By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico “Just be careful. Some insurgents […]

Birds of prey exhibit to come to Clovis

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Courtesy photo The bald eagle is one of eight species of birds coming to Clovis with the American Eagle Foundation’s Save Our American Raptors program. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Clovis residents will get a chance to learn about America’s birds of prey up close. They’ll even have an opportunity to see the birds […]

Training to increase for jail officers

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Lt. Curtis Cherry, training officer with the Curry County Detention Center, reviews the master training manual Monday. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The training starts in a classroom and moves to the floor under the close supervision of a more experienced officer. Curry County Adult Detention Center Administrator Lois […]

Kids learn how not to get burned

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CNJ Staff Photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis firefighter Sheryl Chavez answers questions from Kendra Aucutt’s kindergarten class at Zia Elementary School after a presentation from the fire department about fire safety. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Their hands clasped, two little girls skipped and twirled beside their classmates chanting, “Stop-drop-and-roll,” while their teacher Kendra Aucutt […]

Positive growth can be credited toward Ortega

Freedom New Mexico In many ways we were disappointed to learn

Weekend event features historical weapon

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Freedom New Mexico: Mickey Winfield Eastern New Mexico University associate professor of archeology Dave Batten displays two different styles of atlatls. The eighth annual atlatl throw will be held Saturday morning at the Blackwater Draw dig site north of Portales. By Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico Thousands of years ago, man invented a crude tool […]

West Point grads learn life lessons

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis alumnus Jeff Epps said the responsibilities he shouldered as a cadet during his four years at the United States Military Academy at West Point allowed him to experience life differently than most college graduates. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer If there was one thing 2004 Clovis High alumnus […]

Wildcats move to 20-0

The Clovis Wildcats moved to 20-0 Friday with a 78-65 win Friday at Artesia. Jaye Crockett led the top-ranked Wildcats with 23 points. The Lady Wildcats beat Artesia 52-32 at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. Anteisha Brown led Clovis (8-12) with 14 points and Mariah Sena added 11. Other scores from Friday: Boys Elida 78, Fort Sumner […]

Jan. 20, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: The Fun Way to Better Bridge Play by Harry Lampert was given by Jim and Carolyn Shipley in memory of Marge Westfall, mother of Linda Palla. Starting from the basics, this intriguing beginner’s book offers a very pleasant way to learn the world’s most fascinating […]

Boy Scouts shouldn’t be derided for following foundation values

Freedom Newspapers There are few images of helping strangers as familiar as a young man helping an elderly woman cross a street. And when we envision such an act of kindness, the young man is usually wearing a Boy Scout uniform. One of the tenets of the Boy Scouts is to do a good deed […]

Accent doesn’t define person

By Anita Doberman: Columnist When people mention exotic places they would like to visit, Texas is probably not the first one that comes to mind. But to me, growing up in Rome — which seemed so ordinary — Dallas was the most exotic place I could think of. As a teenager I fantasized about being […]

Pastor profile: Doug Brooks

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Name: Doug Brooks Age: 48 Church: Parkland Baptist Church Background: Graduated from Carlsbad High School in 1976, Wayland Baptist University in Plainview, Texas, in 1983 and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, in 1987. First pastorate was in Joy, Texas, from 1984 to 1991. Became pastor at […]

Pastor Profile: Kevin Ray

Name: Kevin Ray Age: 42 Church: Salvation Army Background: My employment background includes assembling bikes at a department store; mailroom work; managing an ice cream, popcorn and frozen yogurt shop, and I was a bank teller for three years. Hometown: Omaha, Neb. Your Family: My sister is the oldest, an older brother, a twin brother, […]

Education feature: Foreign exchange of ideas

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Juan Navarro teaches science at Marshall Junior High. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dan Summers: CNJ Correspondent When Juan Navarro was a child, he wanted to be an artist like his father, the Spanish painter and sculptor Vicente Navarro. “I could not draw or sculpt, though,” the younger Navarro said. The art world’s loss is […]

Local Roundup: Meetings planned on Cannon mission

By CNJ Staff The Air Force has planned a series of public meetings to gather input for an environmental impact study of the new mission at Cannon Air Force Base. The first meeting is 6 – 8 p.m. Monday at Clovis Community College. It will be followed by meetings from 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday […]

Boys’ State offers hands-on lessons in government

By Paula Cronic: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Instead of learning about local and federal government by reading textbooks and sitting through lectures, students who attend Boys’ State this week at Eastern New Mexico University will have the chance to experience democracy first-hand by creating a mock city, county and state. “It gives (the students) the […]

Students learn about plants by helping prep the school grounds

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Mesa Elementary third grader Robin Howe pulls weeds with her class Wednesday morning, in front of the school. The children learned how to recognize weeds from plants before moving to the garden. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Mason Odom knelt among the woodchips and intently unearthed a weed. The 8-year-old […]

Spanish influence goes beyond holidays

By Helena Rodriguez: Local Columnist If you’re a regular reader, you probably feel like my comadre and know all about me, from my family and adventures going back to school to raising a teenager and going to Mexico to learn Spanish. Since I began writing a column in 2000, first for a newspaper in Abilene, […]