Education column: Yucca family night makes math fun

By Penny Bailey: Clovis Municipal Schools Have you ever had a fun filled evening doing math? Well, until the other night, I would have answered this question with a big no. So, what happened? It was Family Math Night at Yucca. I entered the halls of Yucca with great hesitation as math was never my […]

Survey ‘Mad Libs’ immature fun

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist It might sound funny coming from somebody whose work shows up on paper several times a week. But man, do I hate using paper. If I’m an accountholder anywhere, I always request they go “paperless” — notifying me of balances owed by e-mail or phone. I always try to use […]

Tourism dead at hands of cartels

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist Forty-five years ago it was perfectly fine for young people to cross the border into Mexico in search of fun. In those days the drug cartels’ bloody fights were not a factor. In Juarez we could have our feet measured and order Western riding boots much cheaper than at home. […]

Halloween festivities fun for everyone

Freedom New Mexico ParentDish.com advises that one of the “cool” candies to hand out this Halloween is white chocolate skulls filled with gummy worms. Call us old-fashioned, but we’ll take the Fun Size Snickers bar and be content. Halloween as we know it today was derived from the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-in), […]

Song serves as warning to present horrors

By Clyde Davis: Local Columnist It will soon be Halloween, the unofficial kickoff of the holiday marathon season. This is the time when I encourage my freshman English classes to have fun, writing either a story or memoir of a seasonal nature. Those who have no affiliation with All Hallows’ Eve/All Saints’ Day still have […]

Putting on a show

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo J.W. Baldock, front, helps his son Garrett tie up his show heifer in the dairy barn Wednesday at the Curry County Fair. Garrett won the showmanship award during the dairy heifer show Wednesday morning. Raising a dairy heifer is fun, hard work. That’s what some youths at the Curry County […]

Ticket Feature: Family Fun Day, health fair set for Saturday

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Courtesy photo The Family Fun Day and Health Fair will be held Saturday at Clovis Community College. The event will include a car bash, bounce houses, food, vendors, health vendors, health screening and prizes. By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Clovis Community College and the Curry County Wellness Council are joining forces for a community […]

Lighthouse Mission hosting school vacation celebration

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Courtesy photo The Lighthouse Mission’s Fun in the Park event Saturday will include games, food, live music and prizes, including bikes for a few children. CNJ staff The Lighthouse Mission is making sure children get at least a little bit of vacation this summer. The mission is hosting Fun in the Park beginning at 11 […]

Word Worm 2009! Join the fun with the Curry County Literacy Council

Do you love crossword puzzles and games like Balderdash and Taboo?

Bowling cowboy way more fun

By Glenda Price This may come as a surprise to many, but cowboys participate in other sports — now and then. However, they bring their own special protocol to those “other” sports. We were in a cowboy bowling league for awhile. They all agreed to substitute bowling shoes for their trusty boots during the games, […]

Relocating part of family life

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Moving is rarely fun, but when you’re in the military, “it’s all what you make it,” said Air Force Master Sgt. Gonzolo “Gonzo” Rubio. Rubio and his family arrived in Clovis on Monday from Dover, Del. Of course there are housing differences from the east coast, like no basements […]

a view from under the pew: happy cheesy new year

By Gary Mitchell: CNJ religion columnist Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse who types by hurling himself at the keys, but he can’t use the shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks — except for hyphens and dashes. happy cheesy new year boss this holiday season got the best of me i turned into a […]

Having fun with hypotheticals

By Kevin Wilson In his pop-culture book, “Sex, Drugs and Cocoa Puffs,” Chuck Klosterman has a series of hypothetical questions that makes you consider your world (i.e. If cats could read, would they find Garfield to be an insulting caricature?), and perhaps yourself. I’ve been dabbling in hypotheticals myself, and here are some questions Professor […]

Funny guy

Argus Hamilton is poking fun at Oklahoma City, casinos and — as usual — politicians in today’s column.

A Country Rodeo

by Glenda Price Professional rodeos are fun, but my favorites are the small-town amateur “punkin rollins” and the ones at neighbor ranches. If we have an announcer at all he mostly yells through whatever kind of speaker system he can rig up. Often the local funnyman finds some baggy pants, borrows his wife’s makeup (which […]

Fun requires little mileage

By Clyde Davis: CNJ Columnist It was not so long ago that we could wake up on a Saturday morning and say to each other, “Wow, what a great day. Let’s check the Inet and see what’s going on in Albuquerque.” Those days are gone — perhaps for good, certainly for this summer. Last weekend, […]

Full tank not needed for fun

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist School has been out — the Clovis public schools, that is — for two entire weeks. Two weeks doesn’t seem like a long time, unless you are trying to find ways to entertain children already showing signs of restlessness. To begin with, for children who are athletically oriented, the Clovis […]

Bible schools incorporate themes

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CNJ staff photo: Keely McDowell Alexis Fielder, 10, makes a headband in arts and crafts during Vacation Bible School at the First Methodist Church on Sycamore Street. By Keely McDowell: CNJ staff writer Although Vacation Bible School has been a summer tradition for many of the area churches, it has become more popular as churches […]

Woman’s Day out to offer day of informative fun for women

By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer PORTALES —The fourth annual Woman’s Day Out treats participants to a day filled with informative, educational and pampering classes. Sponsored by the Portales Woman’s Club, more than 15 workshops will be offered to women of all ages in topics ranging from Edible Gardening and Decorating For All Seasons to […]

Feb. 4 – Treasure

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Addison Foskey, of Clovis, searches for buried treasure Monday at Hillcrest Park with a metal detector. Foskey said that he been digging for treasure for ten years and that its a fun hobby and have found coins, jewelry, and to many can tabs to count.