Boys talk just as much as girls

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers A hot-off-the-press study shatters the myth that women talk more than men. Did you hear that men? We are not chatterboxes. Although the more-than-likely over-funded, waste-of-taxpayer-money study is flawed because it was limited to college students, I’m inclined to believe it because, well, because I’m a female, and because I’ve […]

Christ like first day of school every day

By Judy Brandon: CNJ Columnist Oh, the days of buying school supplies. The stores are stocked with them with the long aisles of notebooks, paper, pencils, glue scissors, rulers, crayons, totes and backpacks, all stacked several feet high on the shelves. When I was a child, there were certain preparation activities that surrounded the beginning […]

Amos: a tribute to Howie

Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. a tribute to howie boss the other day i was so depressed i went to the phone to call dial-a-mousey- friend but a recording came on which said we re sorry but all our […]

AUg. 3, 2007 Religion Calendar

Saturday Distribution — 9-11 a.m. sign-in. Matt 25 Hope Center, 1200 N. Thornton St. Food and clothing distribution. Information: 763-4400. Women of Hope — 10-11 a.m. Matt 25 Hope Center, 1200 N. Thornton St. Christian support group for women seeking spiritual growth. Information: 763-4400. Rummage sale — 7 a.m.-3 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, multi-purpose […]

AUg. 3, 2007 Religion Briefs

Church holding rummage sale Trinity United Methodist Church at 1320 W. 21st St. will hold its annual rummage sale from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the church’s multi-purpose room. Most of the proceeds will be used to benefit local mission projects, according to church representatives. Information: 762-3115.

No need for speed

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Retired construction worker Marcus Urban stands near a sign he created to deter speeding in his neighborhood. Urban said he is concerned a child will get hit by a vehicle. A rickety wooden sign hangs in front of Marcus Urban’s Clovis home with black, hand-painted letters warning speeders to “look […]

Computer glitch delays AYP results

By Gabriel Monte: Freedom Newspapers A glitch in the state’s computer system Wednesday delayed release of Adequate Yearly Progress reports for schools across the state. Clovis Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm said flaws in the New Mexico Public Education Department report delayed release of the information. Seidenwurm said by law the state has until Sunday to provide […]

Clovis school turns mileage into money from grant

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CNJ Staff Photo Illustration: Gabriel Monte Barry Elementary School received a $5,000 grant for its efforts to educate students on a healthy lifestyle. By Gabriel Monte: Freedom Newspapers A Clovis elementary school recently was recognized for its effort to educate students about living a healthy lifestyle. Barry Elementary School was awarded a $5,000 grant in […]

Aug. 2, 2007 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around midnight July 25 an officer was called to a home in the 300 block of West 11th Street for an injured suspect. He found a man accusing a woman of injuring him and the woman saying he did it himself by […]

Aug. 2, 2007 Local Briefs

Man sentenced for five burglaries A 41-year-old man was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for burglarizing five homes and businesses, according to a news release from the9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office. Joe Anthony Montano was caught by police carrying items from a home on Thornton Street in April, the release said. After his […]

Portales strip mall still in development

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers A new retail development that could accommodate up to 10 retail and service businesses is under construction near the Wal-Mart store in Portales. The developer is hoping to have tenants in the building by early 2008. Tom McSpadden, a marketing representative with CMS Properties of Lubbock, said Wednesday the development, […]

Shelburne: The only way for imperfect people to be saved Is . . .

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist As members of the fallen human race, we’ve got a problem. We’re always fouling something up, messing something up, shaking, scratching, bumping, breaking, and otherwise mutilating this amazing gift we’ve been given — the gift we call life.   Even at our best, and we are rarely at our […]