Relay for Life raises $116,000

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo The Clovis Municipal Schools and Clovis Community College’s cosmetology program’s Relay team called the E-lemon-ators sold lemonade and baked goods to raise money for the American Cancer Society. CNJ staff Officials with the Clovis Relay for Life are catching their breath from the annual fundraising event, but said there’s still [...]

Tuesday morning briefing: Vampire breath and Relay for Life

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Baskett still cherishes every breath

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Philadelphia Inquirer: Ron Cortes Philadelphia Eagles Hank Baskett celebrates his touchdown with Jason Avant, left, against the St. Louis Rams at Lincoln Financial Field earlier this season. By Marcus Hayes: Philadelphia Daily News Hank Baskett would always push it. He would feel his breath laboring, and know his lips were turning blue, and he would [...]

Education feature: Class ends on a high note

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Jennifer Brandon touches up her makeup in the dressing room backstage at Clovis Community College’s Town Hall before she and her classmates performed their final for a Broadway-style singing class. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer In the minimal light backstage, Caleb Brandon took his place behind a podium and [...]

Christmas gives meaning to first and final breaths

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist A few months ago, my wife and I and two of our sons stood beneath a giant tree in a Ugandan rain forest. The guide explained to us that what we had thought was the bark of the tree was actually a parasitic vine that had for multiplied scores [...]

1/7 amos

Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t use the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks — except for hyphens and dashes. the holiday cheese run-off boss i guess you heard about my holiday cheese binge the mouthy magpies and busybody blue jays [...]

Readers: Lansford good for school board

Project: Reader Reaction A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked: “What do you think about the Clovis school board? Is newcomer Mark Lansford a breath of fresh air or a divisive force that hinders education of our students?” Some responses: “I feel that the Clovis school board does its chores effectively. I view Mark Lansford [...]