Education column: Test preparations becoming more innovative

This is that time of year when murmurs of testing are heard throughout the district. During this week and the next you may walk down school hallways and see “Do Not Disturb” signs on doors as most grade levels starting with third begin the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA). The outcomes of these tests will [...]

Dessert pizza recipes featured on show

Information on becoming a more memorable person, making dessert pizzas and punch needle and machine embroidery will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Author and speaker Ruthie Dearing has written a book titled “On Being Memorable: Nine Keys for Exceptional Change,” and she’s going to talk about [...]

Club notes — Jan. 9

Bethel Homemakers Extension Club The Bethel Homemakers Extension Club met in the home of Joyce Welsh for their December meeting and Christmas party with 16 members in attendance. Pat Terry brought the devotional. Condolences were sent to the family of former member, Flo Armstrong. Joyce announced that 10 quilts and six blankets were donated by [...]

Airmen serving community well

By Col. Stephen Clark, guest columnist A few weeks ago I was asked to be the keynote speaker at a Joint Land Use Study housing forum. While my comments were geared toward our much-talked-about housing issues, my focus was on a much more important point and that is community. Specifically, your airmen and their families [...]

Paint rehab won’t thwart terror attacks

Freedom New Mexico Chile is on the way to becoming the first Latin American nation to move to “developed country” status from “developing country” status, especially in light of the recent invitation to join the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development. It has moved from a debtor nation to a creditor nation and its poverty [...]

Burrito lady feeding my addiction

By Karl Terry: CNJ columnist Where the heck is that burrito lady anyway? Not at all unlike a den of drug addicts without a fix, the withdrawal symptoms are becoming problematic around the office where I work. Folks aren’t hooked on illicit substances though, just hot burritos, which we normally get delivered to our driveway [...]

Editorial: Stimulus bill poorly planned, looming disaster

It is becoming increasingly clear the massive “stimulus” bill rushed through Congress and signed by the president was neither intended nor designed to be an economic stimulus bill in the classic Keynesian sense. Under Keynesian theory (which is shaky, but leave that aside for the moment), the important thing for the government to do in [...]

Trade policies becoming streamlined

Freedom New Mexico The final failure of the so-called Doha Round of multilateral trade negotiations last month has been described as a crisis in trade policy and even in the headline to a Wall Street Journal editorial, as “the end of free trade.” There’s no question it was disappointing, but it may be that such [...]

Residents say proposed county ordinance becoming a nuisance

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer All Margaret Dindinger wanted was to make Curry County a little more attractive. She said she never imagined her petition to clean up the highway entrances to the county would snowball into nuisance ordinance proposals that have divided residents. On one side are residents who want their neighbors to [...]

Mom finds career fix

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Joanna Von Bon hammers a seal out of a timing cover on a British-made car. Von Bon says she prefers to work on old cars. “You never know what you’ll find under a hood,” Von Bon said. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Joanna Von Bon said she always wanted [...]