Education column: School construction making progress

If anyone has driven by some of our school sites under construction, you will have noticed a great deal of progress has taken place. For those who have not had an opportunity to view the progress firsthand, we’d like to provide an overview of our construction and remodeling status. To begin with, if you were […]

Caring for weaker species part of human nature

I noticed the signs as we made our way around the Albuquerque Aquarium, trying to see a few things besides the sharks which my granddaughter was preoccupied with. In this beautiful facility, one our state should be proud of, there were frequent notices telling viewers that a particular exhibit — occasionally even a particular fish […]

Education column: Secondary schools undergo improvements

Further to recent reports, our secondary school sites have also been undergoing improvements during the summer months, thanks to the efforts of our operations department. Anyone driving by Marshall Middle School will have noticed not only a great deal of construction on the north end of the campus, but a whole new building going up. […]

Sugar supports should be dissolved

Freedom New Mexico Have you noticed grocery prices rising? Here’s one way to reduce them — a little, anyway. Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., proposes to end all quotas, regulations and tariffs that give a few companies a form of sugar high, but cost consumers and businesses billions in higher prices. His Senate Bill 685 is […]

Sponsorships good for business

Have you noticed? Everybody seems to have a sponsor these days. Before, it was mainly the race car people, but now it’s becoming ubiquitous. Sporting events — like football bowl games — now carry the name of a sponsor. The Sugar Bowl has become the Allstate Sugar Bowl while the Cotton Bow in Texas is […]

Look no further than feed store

I remember looking out my bedroom window early one morning and seeing our 2-year-old gelding we called Chapo limping toward the corral, dragging a bloody hind leg. He had spent much of the night with his leg hung in a cattleguard. It was awful. My dad, as most cowboys, was a fairly good veterinarian. He […]

Education column: Drama classes open doors for students

Sitting in on a couple of Clovis High School drama classes taught by long-time educator, Keith Ingram (who also happens to be a motivational speaker and published author), I was astonished by the skills and talent I had the privilege of observing. The sketch was underway when I entered the elongated drama classroom. As the […]

Human touch needed even as technology advances

Judy Brandon: Religion Columnist One time on a trip to Houston, our family witnessed an episode that warmed our hearts. Entering through the security gates at the apartment complex next to a golf course, we noticed a young woman running quickly, even frantically through the parking lot. She stopped at a parked car and quickly […]

Letter to the editor: Middle school design innovative

Have you noticed new home development in Clovis has produced neighborhoods that look like rows of corn — straight-line streets, no wasted space, no green park areas, nothing to break the monotony? Most new construction areas are laid out this way. Developers want the highest density per acre. However, those who donated 40 acres for […]

Gotta love thy neighbors

By Grant McGee: CNJ columnist Kicking back in the yard the other day I noticed there was some sort of busy-ness going on in a neighbor’s backyard. It caught my eye because the neighbor is kind of old yet was running around his backyard like a kid. I watched for a while and came to […]

Personal ads not just for cowboys

By Glenda Price: FNM columnist Have you noticed those advertisements on TV promising to match you up with the perfect partner? Or those ads in the newspaper for “Men seeking women” and “Women seeking men?” The seekers have little headings (supposed to be enticing) that say things like, “Sweet thing,” Gypsy heart, Gypsy soul,” “Intellectual,” […]

Another alternative: Don’t spend

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist Have you noticed all the newspaper supplements and magazines suddenly printing stories about “saving money,” and coining new words like “staycation” for not traveling someplace for a vacation? I notice they’re using words like “savings” and “spend less.” I wonder what happened to “spend nothing.” After all, if you don’t […]

God unchanged by world events

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist Have you ever noticed that

We all proclaim personal message

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist We are nearing the end of the political season. The television news is full of debate news, poll data, interviews with candidates and red and blue state maps. The national election consumes much of the news. Even locally, there are many important races to watch. Have you noticed the political […]

Nov. 16 Passing through

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Don Jewell By Dianna Hernandez: CNJ administrative assistant Who: Don Jewell Hometown: Pocatello, Idaho Traveling to: Tuscon, Ariz., where he will be delivering a motor home to a dealership there. Thoughts on Clovis: “It’s a nice area. I noticed it’s quite windy here.”

In St. Gabriel, grim business sets up shop

By Nicholas Spangler: Knight Ridder Newspapers ST. GABRIEL, La. — The dead are rolling into town. The first sign of this was the convoy of 18-wheelers that rumbled into the parking lot behind the Highway 30 Truck Plaza one day last week, driven by truckers forbidden to discuss their cargo or destination. There were 40, […]

Christians should take lesson from sunflower

By Judy Brandon: Local Columnist Some months ago I received in the mail several sample packages of wildflower seeds. When planting time came, I scattered those wildflower seeds throughout my flower beds and anticipated what would spring up over the following weeks. Now among my zinnias, marigolds and Johnny jumping jacks, I have beautiful wildflowers. […]

Support Relay For Life

By Clyde Davis Perhaps you have not noticed the purple and white signs and emblems popping up all over town. The tasks and distractions of daily life can pull our attention away from the things that are just a part of our environment, and it isn’t always easy to pay attention to them. On the […]

Police Blotter 2/22

While on patrol about 11 p.m. on Feb. 13 near the corner of 12th and Edwards streets, police noticed a male walking down 12th Street carrying a television set. The man claimed to be carrying the television set home from his girlfriend’s house and was sweating profusely despite the cold weather and appeared to be […]