Education feature: Los Ninos, literacy program joining forces

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Los Ninos Early Intervention Center teacher Jessica Maulding helps Jasmine Brophy, 3, add glue to her drawing of a bear. The pair shook coffee grounds over the glue to make a brown bear. Los Ninos Early Intervention Center and the Title I Family Literacy programs have joined to bring more […]

Letter to the editor: Health reform will bring socialism

Health reform will bring socialism Americans are beginning to realize we are being led down the road to ruin by a relentless desire to add significantly more socialism to our society. Social programs, in the short run, benefit those who genuinely need a helping hand. In the long run, war veterans, the elderly and disabled […]

CCC officials credit programs, online enrollment for student increase

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Clovis Community College’s unofficial attendance numbers are up signiricantly, according to Marketing Director Lisa Spencer. The head count on Thursday, the fourth day of school, was 3,784 — up 429 students from the 3,355 counted on the same day last year, said President John Neibling. Spencer and Neibling credited […]

Heat-related athlete deaths serious matter

Freedom New Mexico A sure sign of the approach of football season is the sweltering heat we are now experiencing. No matter how mild the weather is in late July, once players put on the pads in August, the temperatures seem to rise. Such weather needs to bring about heightened concerns of players suffering from […]

Excel offers new green programs

ROSWELL – Xcel Energy announced today a series of energy efficiency programs in New Mexico. The programs are designed to help business and residential customers operate more efficiently to save energy and money.

Press release: Clovis PD launching summer safety programs

The Clovis Police Department will be conducting a series of programs this summer as part of this years “Operation Safe Summer”.

Radio programs had large following

By Don McAlavy: CNJ columnist Do you remember the two

Press release: New Mexico receiving money for child care

Vice President Joe Biden announced today that the Obama Administration will make $18,906,235 available to New Mexico for crucial health and human services programs that help to provide care for children and prevent disease. New Mexico will receive $17,816,534 in Recovery Act funding to support child care for working families. The Administration also plans to […]

USDA responds to producer concerns by extending sign-up date for DCP and ACRE programs

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Brenda Archuleta, Acting Executive Director of USDA’s Farm Service Agency in New Mexico announced today that USDA has extended the sign-up deadline from June 1, to Aug. 14, 2009, for both the Direct and Counter-cyclical Program (DCP) and the forthcoming Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) Program. This action extends the sign-up deadline […]

New Mexico house delegation announces over $800,000 for needed senior nutrition funding programs

Washington, DC – Today, Congressmen Martin Heinrich, Ben Ray Luj

Goodwill Industries offers employment programs

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Olga Sterling began working at Goodwill Industries of New Mexico in Clovis in November as part of the Senior Community Service Employment Program, which trains low-income seniors age 55 and older for employment, including computer skills. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer After going through an alcohol rehabilitation program, Harry […]

Richardson: Act despite budget crisis

By Kate Nash: The New Mexical If you mostly listened for the new projects and programs that Gov. Bill Richardson pitched to lawmakers in his State of the State speech Tuesday, you could have missed the part about the state’s money crisis. Richardson wants to build a “green grid” to harness solar and wind power. […]

Donations to Salvation Army programs increase

By Jenna DeWitt: CNJ staff writer Despite economic hard times, Clovis and Portales still gave generously to the Salvation Army’s three holiday programs, Red Kettles, Angel Tree and The Empty Stocking Fund. Monetary donations were up 16 percent, according to Salvation Army figures. The biggest increase was in kettle collections, which helped offset a 27-percent […]

Inmate educational programs temporarily halted

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Educational programs at the county jail have been suspended in light of the recent escape of eight inmates. Raymond Atchley, an education specialist who has worked with inmates at the Curry County Adult Detention Center for two years, agrees with the move as long as it is temporary. He […]

Library offering Mars nights

CNJ staff Mondays in September are Martian family nights at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. For the next four Mondays the library will conduct family-oriented programs about Mars. The programs start at 6:30 p.m. in the children’s craftroom and last about 45 minutes to an hour. Information: Krissie Carter at 769-7840.

Oasis’ summer program begins Saturday

Oasis State Park near Portales has started its summer programs and has something scheduled for each weekend through the summer.

Library uses grant to help English learners

By Keely McDowell: CNJ staff writer Clovis-Carver Public Library was awarded a $5,000 grant last week by the American Library Association to add or increase their literacy services to adult English language learners. The grant was funded by the Dollar General Foundation, and was awarded to 34 public libraries across the United States, according to […]

Walk will aid multiple sclerosis

By Sarah Meyer: Freedom New Mexico The second annual fundraiser for multiple sclerosis will be held Saturday at Clovis Community College. Proceeds will help with educational programs, financial support for patients with MS and research, said April Brownlee, walk coordinator for the Panhandle Division of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. She said more than 80 […]

USDA rural development to hold local workshop

USDA Rural Development to Host Workshops on the Section 9006 Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Program and the Value Added Producer Grant Program Albuquerque, NM – Ryan Gleason, New Mexico USDA Rural Development State Director announced today that the Agency will host workshops across the state to inform prospective applicants on the USDA Rural Development […]

State abstains from funds

Staff and wire reports ALBUQUERQUE — State Health Secretary Dr. Alfredo Vigil says there has never been a consensus among the experts that abstinence-only sexual education works. That’s one reason the state has decided not to reapply for federal funding to bring such programs to New Mexico schools next year. “There has never been a […]