CHS grad doesn’t give up

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Kristle Ford, 19, said she’s excited for graduation. “I can’t believe I made it,” Ford said. A year ago, education was not a focus of Kristel Ford’s life. She said she lacked confidence in her abilities, but with help from school officials, family and friends she turned her academic life […]

Cooking school teaches diabetics and families to eat right, exercise

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Freedom New Mexico: Helena Rodriguez (Left to right) Dolly Salas of Portales, Rosemary Nance of Clovis and Jodi Fulton of Portales sample some food made during Kitchen Creations Cooking School for Diabetics and Their Families at ENMU in Portales. By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom New Mexico Janelle Newberry of Portales doesn’t have diabetes, but her 3-year-old […]

Positive light doesn’t shine on everything

By Anita Doberman I can usually talk myself into seeing things in a more positive light when something doesn’t go my way. I don’t always succeed, but I put the effort in most areas of my life, except for one: my parents-in-law, and particularly my mother-in-law. I can face long trips with my five little […]

Local artists deserve support

By Clyde Davis: Columnist Among the hoped for fall events of Pintores, the local art league, is a fund-raising auction featuring art by local artists. A similar auction, held in 2005 in Portales, raised several thousand dollars for the benefit of students at ENMU who had been displaced by Hurricane Katrina. The question raised by […]

Not all warriors fueled by meat

By Anita Doberman: Local columnist Whenever people find out that my husband is a vegetarian they are surprised, and often ask me how it’s possible that he is both in the military and a vegetarian. These two notions, in apparent contradiction, baffle many of our friends and acquaintances. Friends and even family members wonder if […]

Rainfall just short of record

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Clovis is experiencing one of its wettest years in recorded history — or at least for the first five months. With Sunday night’s deluge, the Clovis area has received 7.31 inches of rain in 2007, which is more than double the historical average through May 20, according to the National […]

Tornado doesn’t slow seniors

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Not even a tornado can stop a group of Clovis senior citizens from their dance and social programs. That’s what Baxter-Curren Senior Center Program Coordinator Brenda Hankins learned after a March 23 tornado temporarily robbed them of their social hub. She said the programs have been scattered to the […]

Letters to the Editor: Postal service needs proper competition

When a customer tells me “the check is in the mail,” I tend not to believe them. But I’m starting to change my mind. A customer two miles from us recently sent a payment for $28,000 through the U.S. mail. Based on the postmark, the two-mile trip took 28 days. My credit card bill normally […]