Farwell residents heading aid drive

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The land Brandon Embry farms was untouched by the grassfires that charred an estimated 750,000 acres of Texas Panhandle land in mid-March. Yet, the Farwell wheat and milo farmer has decided to donate some of his farming supplies to help rebuild what the fires consumed. And he is urging […]

Scrapbooking experiencing comeback

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Kymberly Helton, 17, works on a page for her pageant scrapbook at her home in Clovis. The scrapbook includes pictures from the New Mexico Teen Pageant in which Helton competed in October. By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer She saves candy wrappers and movie stubs. She is ever searching for odd-shaped, colorful paper and cute […]

Leonard Horton

Sharna Johnson “Tell them I wont be in to work any more, I’m joining the service,” Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. Leonard Horton Date of birth: May 27, 1919 […]

CCC back in session

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Gordan Canada, an emplyee at Clovis Community College’s bookstore, rings up the purchases of this semesters newly registered students who stand in lines that weave through to the back of the store Monday afternoon. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Parents with impatient toddlers, camouflage-clad airmen and confident-looking students filled the […]

Price controls on gas may fuel market distortions

Freedom Newspapers Disco. Earth Shoes. Pet rocks. Eight-track tape players. Jimmy Carter. Please, let’s not go back to the 1970s. They’re trying in Hawaii, imposing gasoline price controls that well could bring back that horror of the 1970s, gas lines. The only state with higher average prices than California, the Aloha State will soon put […]

Christ offers new beginning on far greater scale

By Judy Brandon: CNJ columnist Oh, the days of buying school supplies. This time of year it is hard not to notice those long store aisles of notebooks, paper, pencil boxes and backpacks. When I was a child, there were certain preparation activities that surrounded the beginning of another school year. The whole process started […]

New state septic tank regulations presented

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Revamped state regulations guiding the inspection, maintenance and installation of septic tanks were “expected” by County Manager Dick Smith. But he was nonetheless “stunned” by the scope of the initiative when it was presented at Wednesday’s County Commission meeting. Chairman Ed Perales called the stipulations “extreme.” But state officials […]

Teachers purchase additional supplies

by Mike Linn Zia Elementary second-grade teacher Terri Damron has two budgets for school supplies — one from the school and one from her husband. When she runs out of budgeted money for her classroom, or when certain items can’t be bought with a purchase order, she reaches into her own pocket to buy arts, […]

Third grade supplies have lessons for adults

Joan Clayton While cleaning out some old boxes the other day, I found some old school pictures, Bible school certificates, a red reader from first grade and my first grade class picture with all of us standing on the steps of Meserve School in Kansas City, Kan. I even found an old faded school supply […]