Educators urge academic activity over summer break

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Juanita Calbert and Guadalupe Heredia, 6, count the dinosaurs in a book at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Calbert, Heredia’s case manager with TeamBuilders, said she brings the children to the library to read and play educational games on the compute By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Read, read, read. That’s what […]

ENMU to host inaugural film festival

By Sarah Meyer: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University will host its first film festival from 1-5 p.m. Sunday at the University Theatre Center. The High Plains Film Festival will feature a Martin Luther King Jr. documentary, filmed in 1969, and a discussion led by the editor of the film, Jack Sholder. After a […]

Police investigating weekend vandalism spree

CNJ staff An outbreak of broken windows, bashed mail boxes and spray painted cars kept police busy this weekend, according to Capt. Patrick Whitney. Whitney said around 45 incidents had already been reported and calls were continuing to come in Monday morning. The majority of the damage appears to have occurred Saturday night, Whitney said. […]

March 28, 2008 Religion Calendar

Today Free Spring Break Lunches for Students — Last day is today. 11:30 a.m.-noon, followed by fun and games for children. Kingswood Methodist Church, 2600 N. Main St. Information: 762-1253. Two-Year Anniversary Extravaganza — Noon to 6 p.m. Christian Believers Education. Food, fellowship, open house. 209 W. Seventh St. Information: 763-1715. Lighthouse Disciples Benefit Car […]

March 28, 2008 Religion Digest

By Janet Bresenham: Freedom New Mexico Students fed during break As a community outreach, Kingswood United Methodist Church is providing free lunches for students this week during Spring Break, according to church spokeswoman Rhonda Boswell. Church member Lucy Hartle organized the outreach, she said. Lunch will be served today from 11:30 a.m. to noon in […]

First person: Pretty in pink

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Gabriella Tapia, 7, said her favorite thing to do at the park was to play on the swings. Gabriella Tapia, 7, said she spent her spring break outside and dressed in pink sun dresses. Favorite part of spring break: I like coming to the park with my grandma and her […]

Custodians get chance to catch up on odd jobs during Spring Break

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo John Potock, 31, has worked as a custodial with Clovis Municipal School for about two years. Spring break gives Potock the chance to buff the floors in the home economics and other rooms in the school that are usually too busy to be buffed. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer […]

Sickness: Something to be shared

By Grant McGee: CNJ Columnist The Lady of the House and I were paying our tab at a Clovis eatery when I overheard some of the waitresses on break in a nearby booth.“You had ‘The Crud’ yet?” asked one. “I’ve had it twice and I had the flu shot. I was in bed for two […]

Zoo break-in reported

CNJ staff A break-in at the zoo appears to be the result of bored youth looking for a place to skateboard, zoo officials said. Hillcrest Park Zoo Director Herschel Arnold said Friday when employees discovered a full length cut in the 8-foot perimeter fence on the back side of the zoo, they quickly surmised skateboarders […]

Pakistanis need break from riots, political strife

By Freedom New Mexico A Pakistani disc jockey working the evening drive time received an e-mail request from a listener to play “Long Road to Ruin,” but decided not to play it. “That’s not positive,” she told a New York Times interviewer. “No. It’s loud.” Instead, she stuck with songs like “Don’t Stop the Music.” […]

Schools close for winter break

CNJ staff Eastern New Mexico University will close for winter break from today until Jan. 2, according to a university news release. Clovis Community College closed for its winter break Thursday and will reopen Jan. 2, according to the CCC Web site. The spring semester for both schools begins Jan. 14. The holiday break for […]

Nov. 18 School Menus

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Pancake sausage on a stick, juice and milk. Lunch — Corn dog, baked French fries, mini carrots, dip, apple juice, oatmeal cookie and milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Scrambled egg, ham, toast, juice and milk. Lunch — Tacos, salsa, Spanish rice, lettuce and tomato, mixed fruit and milk. Wednesday: Closed for […]

Break-in reported at ENMU during Peanut Festival

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University Campus Police are investigating a break-in that occurred Saturday night or Sunday morning at the Campus Union Building during the annual Peanut Valley Festival, according to a ENMU Communication Services press release. Various items from booth vendors as well an undetermined amount of cash from vendors’ booths and […]

Portales streets flooded again

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Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry Water department employees Roberto Sanchez, left, and Daniel Fetterman start a large pump to aid in evacuating water from around a water main break Sunday. The break caused water service to be interrupted overnight for up to 60 percent of the city. By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — For the […]

Police department break-in remains unsolved

By Freedom Newspapers New Mexico State Police officials will not release details about their continuing investigation of the break-in Thursday night of the Fort Sumner Police Department’s evidence room except to say no cases would be compromised. “No cases will be jeopardized based on what was taken,” said state police spokesman Lt. Rick Anglada. Anglada […]

Local Roundup: Charges against officer upheld

CNJ staff A district judge on Thursday denied a motion to drop a misdemeanor embezzlement charge against former Clovis police detective Keith Farkas, who argued the prosecution failed to conduct the trial in a timely manner. Instead, District Court Judge Robert B. Corn of Roswell set a June 5 date for a jury trial. Defense […]

Book review

Title: “Plant My Feet on Higher Ground” Author: Ila E. Flinn Publisher: Trafford Publishing Genre: fiction Overview: I heard many stories about the Galveston Flood when I was a child, although I then grasped none of its tragedy. I realized what an impact the storm had left with my mother and her family, so I […]

Aging is just part of life

By Anita Doberman: Columnist My husband was home for a long weekend before being off again, and we decided to go on a date. It was a last-minute idea, meaning I didn’t have time to do my makeup, put in my contacts, or torture my husband to give opinions on five different outfits that meant […]

Education Digest: Seniors should consider checklist

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer College-bound seniors should do three things before Dec. 31, according to a press release from Scott Anderson, an author and expert in college funding. In his press release, he recommends seniors heading to college should: 1) Remove savings from their name. If that isn’t possible due to IRS regulations, […]

Simple spring break travel can be rewarding

The existence, or widespread celebration, of spring break seems to be a recent development. I remember spring break from my young adulthood as primarily a college event, nonexistent in high school. Though the rich kids may have gone to Florida, most of us used the time either to look for summer jobs, recommit to previous […]