Low budget doesn’t hold back ‘Believe’

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The Lady Cyclones basketball team progresses under the tutelage of a new coach in “Believe in Me.” (Courtesy photo) By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer When I got an invite to an early-morning “Believe in Me” screening, I envisioned a consequence-free movie review. If I say it’s great, I give extra motivation to an eastern […]

Reunion

Harwood Girls School Harwood Girls School reunion will be July 13-15. For information, contact Dorothy Ance Webb, P. O. Box 657, Mesilla Park, NM 88047 or e-mail to redtruck66@comcast.net.

Clovis schools’ test score increases garner awards

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Two Clovis schools were recognized by the state for leaps in test scores from 2004-2005 to 2005-2006. The New Mexico Public Education Department applauded Lockwood Elementary and Marshall Junior High schools by e-mail Tuesday for increasing proficiency among students in math and reading. The percentage of students who met […]

Proper postage aids delivery for holidays

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Worried that your Christmas presents won’t make it for the holiday? Here are some postal guidelines that may help: Mail options: — Express Mail: This option guarantees overnight delivery to most areas, but in some areas, expect mail to arrive within two days. — Priority Mail: Mail should arrive […]

Oct. 17, 2006 Business Digest

Career workshop coming Friday to CCC A workshop for individuals interested in exploring career options will be held 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday at Clovis Community College, according to a United Way of Eastern New Mexico news release. The Career Exploration and Transition Workshop will use advanced techniques to help participants select career pathways that will lead […]

Reporter’s notebook: Singer chosen to represent state

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer ZANESSA DODD SAID SHE watched the mail daily anticipating the letter from the National FFA Chorus. The Melrose High School senior, who has been a member of the Melrose FFA chapter for six years, has been selected to sing in the 2006 National FFA Chorus Oct. 25-28 in Indianapolis. […]

No getting rich quick in real world

By Ned Cantwell: State columnist Know anyone who has an opening? The job fantasy here that had me making big bucks teaching University of New Mexico journalism alongside former Bill Richardson press guy Billy Sparks fizzled. Gone, too, is my gig as czar in charge of reminding people Big Bill is not running for president. […]

Birthdays 7/11

The following people celebrate birthdays today: • Gina Chavez • Dana Martinez • Brandon Moore • Francesca Sanchez • Kelsi Shough Birthday information must be submitted to KTQM by noon the day preceding the birthday, and on noon Thursday for birthdays on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Fax 769-0197, e-mail ktqm@plateautel.net or mail to P.O. […]

Locals join cyber support movement

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Normally she’s all about cancer prevention and fund-raising, but a local woman has decided to join in a national show of support for American troops. Dorothy Nelson, American Cancer Society representative for eastern New Mexico, said beginning today she will don a red shirt on Fridays. “I think the […]

Letter carrier helps save life

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers A Portales rural letter carrier is being credited with helping to save the life of an elderly Roosevelt County woman two weeks ago after she fell at home. According to co-workers at the Portales post office, Charles “Chuck” Jones was the first to notice something was wrong at the home […]

Manners universal, though rules differ

By Helena Rodriguez: Local columnist I may not exactly be Miss Manners, but when it comes to social etiquette, I’ve got a few things to say. I’ll call these Helena’s mannerisms. When someone sneezes, any proper, caring individual should say “Bless you!” If the person sneezes again, it is only proper to sigh and say […]

Military update: Campaign targets mail-order drug usage

By Tom Phllpott: Last year, only 6 percent of 6.6 million military beneficiaries with prescriptions to fill used the low-cost TRICARE Mail Order Program. By contrast, 51 percent had at least one prescription filled through TRICARE’s more costly retail network. The rising popularity of the retail drug benefit versus near “flat line” usage of mail […]

Racism shouldn’t be used as crutch

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated columnist Last week, I received e-mail from a man named Keith in Atlanta. He wrote: “I keep hearing and seeing all these allegations and books about Barry Bonds using steroids but I’ve yet to hear one person, other than some clown trying to make a dollar by slandering his name, say […]

Take steps to protect against identity theft

Terry Blaschke: Guest Columnist Identity theft is the nation’s fastest-growing crime. More than 40,000 Americans reported incidents of identity theft during 2000, with more than half of the complaints involving credit card fraud, according to the Federal Trade Commission. That’s roughly one case of identity theft reported every 19 minutes. Identity thieves can strike at […]

3/5 Reunions

• The USS Iwo Jima Association’s reunion will be Oct. 18-22 at Radisson Riverwalk Hotel, Jacksonville, Fla. The reunion is for all ship’s company and embarked Navy and Marine Corps personnel who served on the USS Iwo Jima (LPH 2/LHD 7), USS Okinawa (LPH 3) and USS New Orleans (LPH 11). • Clovis High School […]

Some medical benefits moving online

Tom Philpott: Military Update Every month, about 400,000 users of the military’s retail pharmacy network — those who have other health insurance — have to file paper claims with TRICARE to be reimbursed for co-payments and other costs incurred that their primary insurance won’t cover. The paper hassle is about to end, said Navy Cmdr. […]

George Porter

Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. George Porter Date of birth: March 8, 1926 Dates of Service: 1944 to 1946 Hometown: Fort Smith, Ark. Lives in: Clovis Theater and location […]

9/27 Business Digest

Certification program open to companies The New Mexico Economic Development Department is accepting applications for the Albuquerque 2006 class of the New Mexico 9000 program. The purpose of this program is to provide small businesses in New Mexico with technical assistance to achieve ISO 9001:2000 compliance/certification at an affordable cost. Costs incurred in becoming ISO […]

Expensive gas to improve blood pressure

Grant McGee We’ve been watching the price of gas leapfrog up. The biggest jump was the last day of August. Passing the convenience store at Seventh and Hull after lunch, I saw the price was $2.70 for a gallon of unleaded regular. On my way home from work, it had gone up to $2.90. At […]