Churches reach out to struggling students

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CNJ staff photo: Benna Sayyed Priscila Osorio, right, receives tutoring in reading from Peggy McAlister on Wednesday at Central Baptist Church. Osorio also received a writing lesson during which she wrote her thoughts on how she would feel if the sun didn’t shine. Benna Sayyed Priscila Osorio was making Cs and Ds in her classes […]

Cats’ Betts opts to go to ENMU

Kevin Wilson Clovis senior tackle Kenny Betts has made a verbal commitment to play football next season at Eastern New Mexico University. Betts, who helped Clovis reach the Class 5A quarterfinals last November, announced his commitment ahead of Wednesday, the first day high school players can sign letters-of-intent to college football programs. Betts said he […]

When is the best time to start potty training?

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Tonjia: Developmentally speaking, there are two important things to remember about potty training children. First, girls typically reach developmental milestones more quickly than boys and thus potty train earlier than boys do. Second, potty training depends upon a child’s ability to control bladder and bowel functions. In most children, awareness of these functions does not […]

Plateau recognizes employees

Each year ENMR Plateau recognizes those employees who reach certain milestones in their career at the cooperative. Those recognized in December were: 30 years • Jimmy L.Liles, Wireline Area Supervisor, Logan • Richard Martinez, Wireline CO.Quality Assurance Technician, San Jon • Bruce W. Scott, Manager- Wireline Service Areas, Clayton 25 years • Cip Encinias, Wireline […]

Zias reach .500 mark, sweep Lady Aggies

CNJ staff PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team trailed only briefly at the start of the third game Tuesday night and the Zias cruised to a sweep of Oklahoma Panhandle State 25-18, 25-19, 25-21 at Greyhound Arena. Junior middle blocker Jessica King had eight kills, five aces and five block assists while […]

Water talks reach boiling point

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Northern Curry County farmer Hoyt Pattison addressed State Engineer John D’Antonio during a meeting Friday morning to discuss an emergency authorization for New Mexico American Water to combine its water rights. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer State Engineer John D’Antonio says a temporary emergency permit granted to New Mexico […]

Educators focusing on individual student success

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Marshall Middle School seventh graders, from left, Teresa Navarrette, Tommy Sena, Ajaycia Brown and Alexus Lucero take time to read Friday in the school’s reading recovery program called Read 180. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer For principals across the Clovis district, continued student improvement is the goal. Last year, […]

Freedom, creditors reach bankruptcy deal

By Dena Bunis WILMINGTON, Del. — A federal bankruptcy court judge Thursday approved a deal between Freedom Communications, its unsecured creditors and its lenders that could allow the company to emerge from bankruptcy by the end of March. Freedom properties include the Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune and Quay County Sun in Tucumcari. The arduously […]

Cannon recognizes Energy Awareness Month

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class James Bell Col. Stephen Clark, 27th Special Operations Wing commander, signs the proclamation for energy awareness month to be October in the wing building Sep. 29. During the month of October the base will try to save money by cutting back on energy used. By Senior Airman Elliott Sprehe: 27th […]

Don’t reach for your halo too soon

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Local columnist You can be too shiny. Those words may not be profound, but they are true. The good news of the gospel, someone once wisely said, is that God loves ordinary people. We don’t have to shine ourselves up, or fool ourselves about how shiny we are, or wax on […]

Press release: Xcel Energy, customer groups reach agreement on New Mexico base rate increase

ROSWELL – Xcel Energy’s Southwestern Public Service Company (SPS) has reached an agreement with New Mexico customer groups to increase base rates, a measure driven in large part by the costs of new power generation and the increases in the cost of doing business. SPS has submitted the agreement to the New Mexico Public Regulation […]

United Way extending campaign

CNJ staff The United Way of Eastern New Mexico is extending its campaign deadline to reach its campaign goal. On Friday, the organization was about $24,000 short of reaching its goal of $565,000, according to executive director Erinn Burch said. “We were trying to wrap it up by last Friday, but because we were so […]

Meteorologist: Snow not here to stay

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer A mingling of two weather systems over eastern New Mexico brought about two to three inches of snow to Curry County Friday night and Saturday morning, according to AccuWeather meteorologist Andrew Ulrich. But Clovis residents can put away their ice scrapers and snow shovels for a while. “It doesn’t […]

Don’t reach for stars, reach higher

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers We were not told, we were ordered, to pack light this year. And so I did an amazing act, which was nothing short of a miracle, making all my stuff fit into one huge bag. My daughter, Laura, and I recently went once again to a church youth conference, Steubenville […]

Society programmed for prejudice

By Tibor Machan; Syndicated columnist Another way of titling this column could be “hazards of determinism.” But my specific focus is ethnicity, following a monthlong visit to Europe and many discussions about just how much one’s ethnic or national origins matter. One favorite way of attempting to understand people is by reference to their ethnicity: […]

Reaching out to those in need part of human nature

By Judy Brandon: Local Columnist The new year may be a good year to “reach out and touch someone,” as the old advertisement used to say. I often talk to my classes about this — reaching out and touching people. We examine the characteristics of caring, loving people and then I explain the Ethiopia Concept […]

Terrorist incident used by Putin to grab power

Freedom Newspapers Russian President Vladimir Putin has used the outrageous terrorist killings of school children in Beslan to reach for more power for himself. Unfortunately, it is all too typical for government leaders to use the fear engendered by attacks to reach for even more power. Putin’s power grab is shocking for being more blatant […]

Col. Robert Yates reflects on his two-year stint as Cannon commander

By Darrell Todd Maurina Meeting with local media for a press conference on his last full day commanding Cannon Air Force Base, Col. Robert “Rowdy” Yates said the last two years have been the best of his life. That ends at 3 p.m. today with a change of command ceremony at Cannon, after which Yates […]

Goals are far-reaching for youth group members

Editor’s note: This is the 15th in a series of United Way agency profiles scheduled for publication each Sunday, Wednesday and Friday through Sunday. By Eric Butler CNJ CORRESPONDENT While the participants in “Reach For Tomorrow” may be thinking about short-term rewards, the organizers are hoping to veer the youngsters’ minds into longer-range goals. And, […]