Only God’s grading matters in life

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist I can still remember math in the third grade at Highland Elementary in Clovis when my lack of math ability was displayed before my entire third grade classmates. This is the story. Whenever math time came during our school day, I would just cringe. Why? Because we had to do […]

Method more than numbers

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Ranchvale fourth-grade teacher Shelly Flygare said she spent two weeks learning a new method of teaching math. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Ranchvale Elementary teacher Shelly Flygare drew a pattern of lines and dots on the board to teach her class to find the product of 24 and 13. […]

Christmas carols not always music to everyone’s ears

By Ryn Gargulinski: Columnist Now that the holiday season is in full gear — whether one likes it or not — it’s less painful to fight it than make the best of it. I only say this because my brain is mush from being beaten down from endless streams of seasonal songs. While Christmas carols […]

Gas line broken along U.S. 70

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CNJ Staff Photo: Tony BullocksJohnny Torres, left, and Fred Segura of PNM observe a gas leak on U.S. Highway 70 and Kimberly Drive Wednesday afternoon. By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A labyrinth of cable and telephone wires hampered work Wednesday on a broken natural gas line along U.S. 70, according to officials. Attempts to […]

Tornadoes kill three in Texas

The Associated Press WESTMINSTER, Texas – Tornadoes swept through two North Texas towns after dark, reducing houses to bare concrete slabs in a path of destruction that left three people dead and 10 injured, officials said Wednesday. An elderly couple were found dead in a destroyed home in the tiny town of Westminster, about 45 […]

Fiber optic work takes toll on water lines

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Portales residents in the 600 block of South Avenue A were without water at different times on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Officials blamed broken water pipes on poor maps being used to guide workers installing a fiber optic network for Yucca Telecom. Yucca Telecom held groundbreaking ceremonies on […]

First-hand account — tsunami almost killed me

Editor’s note: The following is an e-mail sent from Arjune Mirchandini to his father Rajan, a doctor in Clovis, and his brother Kush. The e-mail was received in Clovis on Monday and describes the tsunami that hit Sri Lanka and neighboring countries late Saturday. Hey! Well, I happened to get caught up in the tsunami […]

Big fuss over past intelligence failings ignores the present

Freedom Newspapers In obsessing over intelligence failures of the past, Americans may be overlooking intelligence failures of the present. It’s not that we discount the value of knowing more about exactly what went wrong in American spy and law enforcement agencies in the years leading up to the massacres of Sept 11, 2001. But we […]

Clovis citizens can be health aware at the fair

By Michelle Seeber A father, Casey Najera of Clovis, held his baby in his arms as he listened to parenting information. He was at the Health Fair held by the Clovis News Journal on Saturday at 21st and Prince Streets, where more than 50 groups represented health awareness. “I’ve learned a lot of stuff today […]