Our people: A natural fit

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Courtesy photo Daniell educates children at the Christian Children’s Home on the feeding of livestock. Lori Daniell’s childhood dream was simply to be a mom, but that didn’t turn out to be so simple for the Portales mother of three. Daniell, who has three adopted sons, works with her husband Rick at the Christian Children’s […]

Still trying to fit part of super mom

We all have the same amount of hours in the day. However, what we can accomplish varies greatly. I often feel like I’m running on a hamster wheel. I try and try, but my to-do list keeps getting longer, the clutter piles up and I am left wishing for more time. I appreciate the break […]

Mom’s gear: Babba Cover

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MCT This cotton cover is lined with a fabric that has an SPF/UV-blocking rating of 40 to 50. The sides are made of a mosquito mesh that will keep bugs out while letting air in to keep the baby from overheating. Available at Buy Buy Baby stores or online at BabbaCo.com. Price: $50. By Colleen […]

Superintendent says he’s good fit for Clovis

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Myers Liliana Castillo The new Clovis Schools superintendent says he’s a good fit for the district and community. [image#1, align=right, size=medium] Terry Myers, superintendent of Mount Pleasant (Texas) Independent School District, was named the Clovis district’s superintendent July 7. He replaces Rhonda Seidenwurm, who resigned last month. Myers said he’s friendly, likes to shake hands, […]

Embezzlement charges appear to fit pattern of conduct

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Embezzlement charges against the owner of Portales Livestock Auction appear to fit a pattern of conduct leading to a shutdown of the facility more than a year ago. Randy Bouldin is charged with embezzling more than $450,000 in December 2008, when prosecutors say he sold 1,000 head of cattle […]

First person: Senior center perfect fit

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Sharon Chavez of Clovis took over as program coordinator at the Friendship Senior Center Dec. 14. Sharon Chavez of Clovis took over as program coordinator at the Friendship Senior Center Dec. 14. Chavez said she worked with the Older Adults Division before so when the job opened up, it was […]

Couple looking to part with windmill collection

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Freedom New Mexico: Eric Butler Bill Dalley looks over a guest book stationed near the windmills on his property in Portales. Visitors from across the U.S. as well as some from Germany, Brazil and Australia have stopped in to take in the 85 antique windmills. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico Some collections, like stamps […]

Children need to find own path

By Anita Tedaldi: CNJ Columnist My oldest daughter, age eight, is beginning to show concerns about what other people think of her. She asks me if a skirt looks nice or if her hair resembles the other girls’ in her swimming class. I see her eyes furtively checking out her friends’ attires and shoes before […]

Program makes staying fit fun

Cannon Connections photo: Argen Duncan Caleb Sapp and Courtney Thatcher, both 11, give each other a high five at the Cannon Air Force Base Youth Center Monday as Courtney’s mother, Patty, looks on. They participate in the Air Force’s Fit Factor program, and Courtney said they have By Argen Duncan: Cannon Connections Anyone for a […]

Dec. 24 Commander's Action Line

What are some programs that could be implemented locally for the base to be more PT-minded? We appreciate your question. We at the 27th Special Operations Wing are very serious about improving the quality of life here so our airmen can both focus on and carry out the mission effectively. I contacted both the fitness […]

April 15, 2008 It’s Their Business

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Name: Audibel Hearing Aid Center Location: 520 W. 21st St. What they do: They sell, test fit and repair hearing aids. Who’s in charge: Caroline Carrasco Employees: Two How long in business: 15 years Hours: Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Contact: 769-8119. It’s their business is compiled by CNJ administrative assistant […]

March 28, 2008 Best Bet on TV

What: Celebrity Fit Club Boot Camp Where: VH1 When: 8 p.m. What it’s about: A wedding and bachelor party disrupts the boot camp.

Jan. 7 Shopping with Tonya

Try on all your favorite clothes and take notes on how they fit and flatter you. Then shop for similar colors, fabrics and shapes. A great fit can make an outfit.

Immigrants help shape country

Anita Doberman This week my sister and my cousins came to visit me while my husband is deployed. We spoke Italian at home and during our outings, and many people asked where we came from. Sometimes they were surprised when I answered in fluent English, but we usually moved on to talk about how long […]

Journey of 1,250 miles begins with jerky

By Kevin Wilson: FNNM columnist As I prepared for my 10th high school class reunion, I couldn’t help but think about the class motto we’d decided on that fateful senior year: “A journey of a thousand miles begins with one small step.” A decade later, I realize that’s a load of bull. If you’re a […]

Trip helps unload emotional baggage

By Helena Rodriguez: local columnist I just returned from an unforgettable trip to Tucson, Ariz., which made me realize 1) I don’t understand the concept of “light packing,” and 2) I also carry a lot of “spiritual baggage.” My daughter Laura and I went with the youth group of St. Helen’s Catholic Church to a […]

Testing won’t solve high school steroid problem

CNJ staff W hen you hear about a steroid problem on the professional level, one of the first concerns is how long will it take for this problem to trickle down to high school sports. Athletes like to emulate other athletes, and some people figure it is only a matter of time before prep athletes […]

Life is like puzzle; pieces have to fit

Helena Rodriguez: CNJ columnist My daughter Laura and I recently achieved a great accomplishment. We finished a 500-piece puzzle together. Wow, 500 pieces. Big deal. In today’s world though, that just may be a big deal. How many people actually sit down and do puzzles anymore? When I bought the puzzle, Laura objected to the […]

Keeping fit spiritually very important

By Judy Brandon I’m trying something new, and I really enjoy it. The thing is that I have been trying to exercise and the cardio cycling class at the college fits right into my schedule. The teacher is great, the people in the class are friends, and it’s a real uplifting experience. I just got […]