When is the best time to start potty training?

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Tonjia: Developmentally speaking, there are two important things to remember about potty training children. First, girls typically reach developmental milestones more quickly than boys and thus potty train earlier than boys do. Second, potty training depends upon a child’s ability to control bladder and bowel functions. In most children, awareness of these functions does not […]

Enjoyment of year depends on effort

By Anita Doberman: CNJ Columnist 2009 will be a shocking year for me. I’m not going to sky dive or bungy jump, I’m too scared for that, but I still want to do something fearless. I’m ready to take this step. I’ll learn to use commas correctly. To, make, my, husband, happy, so, that, he, […]

Sept. 21, 2008 Letters to the Editor

Our votes can turn country around Is America self-destructing? Why so many fires, tornadoes, hurricanes, tsunamis, properties destroyed, Americans killed, so much immorality that destroy the family unit, failing economy caused by greed and thievery by some corporations? Are we bankrupting our nation toward another 1929 financial disaster? This November we will elect new leaders. […]

June 24, 1922

Hundreds were in Clovis for the first Plateau Singing Convention. Events took place at the high school auditorium and the Lyceum theater. John F. Taylor was elected the group’s president. … A Clovis man was arrested after officials found several sacks of flour and sides of bacon in the attic of his West Grand Avenue […]

Afghanistan steps into democracy with first election

Freedom Newspapers I t likely will take some years to know if the Oct 9 election in Afghanistan was more than an exercise in futility. Preliminary results show that incumbent President Hamid Karzai “won a landslide victory in Afghanistan’s first ever presidential election at the weekend,” reported The New York Times. However, on the afternoon […]