Parental involvement key to learning

Is the glass half empty or half full? I consider it half empty. My daughter, Laura, my niece, Crystal Diaz, and my cousin, Danielle Madrid, graduated from Portales Junior High School last Friday along with 180 other students. We in the Rodriguez clan made a big deal out of it with a cookout, cake, flowers […]

Chandler crushes Carter

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Matt Chandler talks on his cell phone as he looks at election results on the computer during Tuesday’s primary election at the Curry County Courthouse. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Mike Linn Voters in Curry and Roosevelt counties chose youth over experience in electing Matthew Chandler as their new district attorney. Chandler earned roughly […]

Sweatin’ for perfection

By Michelle Seeber Healthy lifestyle requires proper nutrition, exercise. Rob Ward has been working out since he was 16 years old. The 25-year-old Clovis resident is a personal trainer at a local gym in Clovis. He began working out to build his body muscle mass. When he first started, he weighed only 125 pounds. Today, […]

Habitat helps area families own homes

By Kevin Wilson Randy Lee is working off 500 hours of community service, and he couldn’t be any happier to have the obligation. Lee, an employee for the city of Portales, was one of several Habitat for Humanity members that spent Saturday morning working on the construction of what will be his new house at […]

Matt. 25 hires pastor to remodel old hosptial

By Darrell Todd Maurina A Spanish-speaking pastor raised by missionaries in Central America will be the first executive director in charge of turning the abandoned Clovis Memorial Hospital into a community ministry resource center. The steering committee for the Matt. 25 project voted Monday night to name the Rev. Steve Brown, 37, a licensed pastor […]

Governor’s veto slows jail annex

By Jack King Curry County Officials have been working for at least a year and a half to turn a former fitness center into a jail annex that could help relieve crowding at the Adult Detention Center. Now a veto by Gov. Bill Richardson and high bids from local contractors have put the center’s completion […]

Sweat shops can be a superior alternative

Walter Williams Here’s a question. Suppose you see people lining up for hours, and people willing to pay a month’s salary in bribes, in order to get a $2 a day factory job. What might you conclude? Would you guess there are higher-paying jobs around, but the people are too lazy to look for them? […]

Virtue, dedication helped city man climb

Don McAlavy This is the first of a series of stories told by Jack Winton and Engle Southard (Clovis High School class of 1951). The interviews were conducted a couple of months ago. Both of their parents were hard-working people and both of the boys learned the work ethic: “We were really good kids growing […]

Two CCS employees commended

By Darrell Todd Maurina Kenya Heap, now in her fifth year as librarian at Clovis Christian School, said she loved working at the school even before the Association of Christian Schools International commended her work when the school received accreditation this year. “I worked at other schools and helped out before, but this is my […]

Student Profiles 12/18

Janeth Monge Janeth Rebeca Monge, the daughter of Louis and Leticia Monge, is in the second grade at La Casita Elementary School. What’s your idea of a perfect day? Going on vacation. Tell us about your pet(s): I have a dog named “Negrito” that eats a lot and likes to play with little toys. Tell […]