School listing draws attention of ACLU

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer A fledgling Clovis Municipal Schools program that links students and parents with church ministers is under investigation by the American Civil Liberties Union, according to officials. The New Mexico chapter of the ACLU requested all internal correspondence regarding the Chaplaincy Program at Clovis schools about four months ago, according […]

Initiative would add ministers

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A fledgling Clovis Municipal Schools initiative bridges schools and the church. The Chaplaincy Program will link school employees, students and families with chaplains, or church ministers. It should be ready for implementation by August. In a crisis such as the death of a family member or a house fire, […]

Portales man says he was arrested for practicing religion

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — The American Civil Liberties Union has given assistance to a Portales man who says he was arrested for practicing religion in the city. Shawn Miller, 33, was released from the Roosevelt County Detention Center on Wednesday after more than three months in custody. He posted a $3,000 appearance […]