Looking back at 2004’s best silliness

By Ned Cantwell Looking back at the old year and forward to the new one…. New Mexico puts the finishing touches on 2004, still one of only two states allowing cockfighting. Its sensible new rules to protect convenience store workers are under appeal. And its laws favor strip mall payday loan bandits who screw the […]

Easy guide: How to pamper yourself

by Helena Rodriguez Eating peanut butter straight from the jar, spending a whole day in bed and taking a scented bath by candlelight are just a few ways we can pamper ourselves. With today’s hectic lifestyles, we can all use a little pampering now and then, and we should take a little time to indulge […]

Olympics score ‘Perfect 10′ with Clovis

The Olympic Games are scheduled Aug. 13-29 in Athens, Greece. A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked if participants are looking forward to watching them. Some responses: “YES I ENJOY THE Olympics very much. I am concerned that there may be terrorist attacks at this one.” — Mac McDonald, Clovis “I LOVE THE OLYMPICS. I […]

Outdoor activities most popular

Project: Reader Reaction A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked for favorite warm-weather activities. Some responses: “Nothing in this world makes me happier then being in one of my junk cars, running down the highway listening to ’60s music and hearing the rumble of the exhaust and feeling the warmth of the sun on my […]

Award-winning teacher says newspapers are great instructional tool

By Ryan Lengerich Cameo Elementary third-grade teacher Mary Finifrock de Parez remembers when as a little girl her dad taught her to read the newspaper. “I wanted my students to have the same joy,” she said. “I’ve had a grandmother tell me she wanted to thank me for letting her granddaughter read the newspaper.” Finifrock […]

This offer Is too good to pass up!

“THIS IS YOUR LAST CHANCE!” proclaims the optic yellow sticker stuck on the catalog. “If you haven’t just ordered, this is your last chance!” I’ve seen these stickers before. The catalog company keeps promising to go away, but it’s not a promise they’ve kept yet. I expected a sticker that would say, “No kidding! This […]

Student Profiles 1/22

Tyrell Northcutt, 17, the son of Todd and Tammy Northcutt, is a senior at Clovis High School. What is your favorite TV show, past and present? M.A.S.H. I love to watch the old reruns. Now, I like to watch Law and Order. What’s so great about your favorite sport? Cross Country is a great sport […]

Odom: Teen of the week

Alicia Odom, 18, the daughter of Jerry and Marilyn Odom, is a senior at Clovis High School. What did you think about on Sept. 11, 2001? I was totally shocked that something like that could happen. I was very glad that America pulled together and that patriotism has increased as a result. What is your […]

Yucca students Washington bound

By Ryan Lengerich Two Yucca Junior High students have been selected for an elite leadership conference in Washington set for March. Tyler Fontenot, 13, and Zach Zurzolo,12, will attend the Junior National Young Leaders Conference in the nation’s capital along with 200 middle school students from around the country. The seventh-graders will tour historic landmarks, […]

Student profiles: Jenna DeWitt

Jenna DeWitt is the daughter of Calvin and Diane DeWitt and is in the ninth grade at Yucca Junior High School. What is your theme song? My theme song is “Shine” by Jaci Velasquez. What is your favorite TV show? My favorite TV show is “7th Heaven” on the WB. Who is your favorite entertainer? […]