Education column: Good parenting makes for successful children

What happens after our students graduate from high school? While impossible to follow every student into the future, it’s sometimes possible to catch a glimpse. Having an opportunity around the holidays to interview former Clovis students, my faith in our youth was delightfully restored. Kanisha, Natasha, and Ray Beachum Jr. agreed to be my interviewees. […]

Everybody’s business: Managing people is an art

Running a business and managing employees can appear as two separate and non-relational skills. However, management is an integral role of owning a business. Some people do not like supervising; others have the knack and thoroughly enjoy it. Similar to other skills, managing people can be learned. Most small businesses start out with the founder […]

Salvation Army reports donation increase

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FNM file photo David Garza of Clovis been a bell ringer for the last five years and said he enjoys doing it and helping people. The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle drive raised $15,000 more than last year. Liliana Castillo The Salvation Army wrapped up 2010 Christmas projects with its most successful campaign in the last […]

Fishing report – Aug. 10

This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish and thefishphone.com, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions may vary as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Northeast Cimarron River — The flows are 16 cfs below Eagle Nest […]

Spill doesn’t substantiate cap and trade

The White House was more successful Wednesday forcing a private company — British Petroleum — to set up a $20 billion fund to pay for damage from the oil spill than it has been in stemming the flow of crude fouling the Gulf of Mexico and the coastlines of several states. Chances are BP stood […]

Relay for Life officials: This year most successful yet

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson The 2010 Relay for Life at Ned Houk Park Friday and Saturday raised more than $131,000 dollars for the American Cancer Society. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The 2010 Relay for Life was the most successful in Curry County yet according to relay officials. The event raised a record […]

Open U.S. support of Iraq dissidents could backfire

Freedom New Mexico A preliminary assessment of the gatherings in Iran on Thursday around the 31st anniversary of the coming of the Islamic republic in 1979 suggests the regime was largely successful in containing the protests of what has come to be called the Green Movement. That’s unfortunate, but the Greens made enough of a […]

More scrutiny sought for SIC contracts

By Kate Nash: The Santa Fe New Mexican A movement this session to put more eyes on contracts issued by the State Investment Council means potential contractors could face extra scrutiny before landing deals with the state. At least one current contractor says he doesn’t mind the extra attention. Brian Birk, managing partner at Santa […]

Consumers seek fuel efficiency through CARS program

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Tim Baldwin of Hamilton Big Country Ford in Tucumcari said the Ford Focus was one of the more popular vehicles from customers who took advantage of the Cash for Clunkers program. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The Cash for Clunkers program, which has been successful nationwide in spurring new-car […]

Business Feature: City adds restaurants

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Gabriela Hernandez stretches out dough for a pizza Monday afternoon at Zeky’s Pizza. The business on Prince Street, which has been open for a week, is the building’s third incarnation as a pizza, salad and dessert buffet. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer A pair of relatively new restaurants in […]

Press Release: Game commission may change deer draw dates

The State Game Commission will meet July 2 at Heron Lake State Park to consider changing the date of the annual application deadline and drawing for deer hunting licenses, and to set season dates and bag limits for 2009-10 small game and waterfowl seasons. The meeting will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, […]

Relay raises more than $90,000

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The Women Medical Center Kristie’s Team pose for a team photo during the Clovis Relay for Life Saturday. Courtesy of Dorothy Nelson By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico A warm spring night and huge turnout combined for one of the most successful Relay for Life fundraisers yet in Clovis. As of Saturday, the annual American […]

Reames has successful finish

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Kellie Collier hustles her horse to the second barrel during the 9-12 barrel racing event Saturday in the High Plains Junior Rodeo Association Finals at Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. Collier’s time was 10.962 seconds. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Aspyn Reames was hoping for a big finish in […]

Hard work, effort make for successful soap box derby

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Clovis High School Football center Juan Lopez said lifting the cars onto the 6-foot high ramp was similar to the workouts he does three times a week. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Now Brian Chambers and Earl Stewart know how the weight guesser at a carnival feels. The Clovis […]

Clovis native co-founder of Pixar studio

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Courtesy photo Alvy Ray Smith credits his high school teachers for inspiring him in art and math. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Before Alvy Ray Smith co-founded one of the most successful animation studios in the country, he was thought of as a brilliant and funny Clovis High School student. Smith is one of […]

Proverbs 31 holds answer to successful mother

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist This time last year I wrote a Mother’s Day column that received several comments. For those who mentioned it as one of your favorites, I am offering it again with some new insights. How do we describe a successful wife and mother? Is she a CEO, an accountant, doctor, business […]

Candidate: Issues at Clovis schools ‘common’

Editor’s note: This is the second of five interviews with the finalists for the Clovis Municipal School Superintendent position: Rhonda Seidenwurm is deputy superintendent of instruction for Las Cruces Public Schools Q: What qualifies you to serve as superintendent of Clovis schools? A: I’ve had not just administrative experience, but really, successful administrative experience at […]

Defining ‘success’ can be difficult

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Local Columnist I once saw a sign that said: SAMUEL P. BOSWELL VETERINARIAN/TAXIDERMIST EITHER WAY YOU GET YOUR DOG BACK Guaranteed success, right? But how do you know what “success” is? Most of us are pursuing it in one way or another, and I’ve been thinking about this quite a bit […]

Customer service not to be faked

By Clyde Davis Some things simply cannot be faked. They have to be a matter of heart. If there is no heart, there is no way to bluff your way through it. Sports might be a good example. If you are just putting in an appearance, it shows. If you are playing just for fun, […]

Local teachers focus on children

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Bella Vista Elementary teacher Melissa Romero helps kindergartner Elizabeth Brown in the computer lab Wednesday at the school. This week marks Teacher Appreciation Week throughout the country. Tuesday was National Teacher Day. CNJ photo: Eric Kluth. By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer This week marks Teacher Appreciation Week throughout the country and Tuesday was National […]