Genuine Worship Is Not a Matter of Externals

By Curtis K. Shelburne Most of us know that our lives are not made up of continuous “mountain top” spiritual experiences. We have valleys, plateaus, and lots of days when we are called simply to hike onward and just put one foot in front of the other, when the order of the day is simply […]

Board bans blue jeans

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Judy Kern, a first-grade teacher at Highland Elementary School, discusses the staff dress code, Tuesday. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Ryan Lengerich Clovis school board member Mark Lansford asked the question bluntly at Tuesday night’s meeting: “Let’s say tomorrow morning somebody at a grade school says it is cold outside and they want to […]

Blue jeans are not the issue; it’s control

Letters to the Editor As one of the silent six in the audience at last week’s school board meeting, I feel compelled to reply to the article published in Thursday’s News Journal. First, I commend Ryan Lengerich for accurately reporting what occurred at the meeting. As the education reporter he has done an excellent job […]

Committee opposes teachers in blue jeans

Ryan Lengerich The verdict is in: A Clovis schools’ policy committee has recommended teachers not wear blue jeans to class. The committee made its recommendation to the school board on Tuesday night. “The policy committee did not favor wearing blue jeans every day and the principals, along with (Superintendent) Dr. (Neil) Nuttall, also did not […]

Smyer foils Lady Blue again

CNJ staff LITTLEFIELD — Seventh-ranked Smyer’s size was a little too much for Farwell to overcome Tuesday night and the Lady Blue went down to a 39-35 defeat in a Class 1A Division I girls bi-district game. Berry Andrews, a 6-foot-3 junior post, scored 13 points to lead the Lady Bobcats (25-6) into an area […]

School board needs to change confusing policy

Freedom Newspapers Some Clovis school teachers want to wear blue jeans to class, but school administrators won’t let them. The differences recently created headlines for a couple of days. In a way, the issue is almost too trivial for extended debate. But it has focused attention on a far more serious — and longer-lasting — […]

Blue jeans appropriate for teaching

Letters to the Editor I am a former Clovis resident who still has close ties with the community, I want to comment on the directive from school Superintendent Neil Nuttall prohibiting teachers from wearing blue jeans. Large professional corporations have long recognized jeans as appropriate business casual attire. Think Steve Jobs (Apple Computer) and Michael […]

Lady Blue’s rally falls short

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Farwell’s Hailey Grimes releases a pass over Sudan’s Myesha Williams during the second half of Friday’s game in Farwell. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner FARWELL — If ever a team looked out of it, it was the Farwell Lady Blue on Friday night. While Sudan scored on its first six and 10 of […]

Reader Reaction: Blue denim issue is a red hot debate

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked if Clovis school teachers should be allowed to wear blue jeans to work. Some responses: “THE FACT THAT (SUPERINTENDENT Neil) Nuttall and those in control actually spent their time … outlawing teachers in blue denim amazes me.” — Auggie Jones, Clovis “I SEE NO PROBLEM with jeans. An […]

Five-point possession spurs Lady Blue to win

By Dave Wagner FARWELL — One possession just before halftime helped Farwell’s girls take control against Springlake-Earth. Senior Nikki Gober grabbed an offensive rebound and pitched the ball out to freshman Britton Barrett, who banged in a 3-pointer from the left wing — one of only two 3-point baskets by the Lady Blue all night. […]