Birthdays —

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Laccur [image #1, align=right, size=medium] Ilario Laccur of Clovis celebrated his first birthday Aug. 17. The celebration was hosted by his mom Naomi Garcia, sister Lynnea Olivas, grandpa Joe Bullet, step-grandma Debbie Garcia, grandma Vickey Garcia and great-grandparents Jake and Trini Garcia. Ilario was born Aug. 17, 2010, in Clovis.

Seniors lend helping hand at schools

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Foster Grandparent Magdalena Gallegos works with students Wednesday in her assigned first grade class at La Casita Elementary School. Liliana Castillo Seniors Juanita Chavez and Magdalena Gallegos are called grandma by more than their biological grandchildren. They are two of the 14 seniors who participate in Curry County’s Foster Grandparent […]

Birthday — Sept. 5

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Sena Sena [image#1, align=right, size=medium] Sarah Marez and Gabriel Sena of Clovis would like to wish their daughter, Kye Lee Nieves Sena, a very special first birthday. How beautiful you have grown in the last year. Grandma Nene is watching over you every step you take. We love you. Kye is also the granddaughter of […]

First person: Pretty in pink

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Gabriella Tapia, 7, said her favorite thing to do at the park was to play on the swings. Gabriella Tapia, 7, said she spent her spring break outside and dressed in pink sun dresses. Favorite part of spring break: I like coming to the park with my grandma and her […]

Trick-or-treating, generosity don’t mix

By Grant McGee: Local columnist The Lady of the House is frustrated. She can’t find just the right things she needs to dress us up for a Halloween party. “We could keep it simple,” I said. “We both tie on a box of corn flakes then stick a butcher knife in each box.” “What kind […]

In Tribute: Teacher left mark on peers, students

By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer By the time Sylvia Burgett retired as a teacher, she’d taught students in kindergarten through high school for more than 40 years around the world, including more than 18 years in Texico. Burgett died July 12 at 89. Born and raised in Grady, she graduated in a class of […]

Meaning of Easter needs resurrection

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers And then he bowed his head and died. John 19:30 sounds like a great ending to a dramatic story, but for billions of Christians worldwide, it marks a new beginning. The veil of the sanctuary was torn in two. The earth quaked, rocks were split, tombs were open and the […]

Lenten sacrifices lend greater appreciation

By Helena Rodriguez: Local columnist The 40-day Lenten journey to Easter Sunday has begun. It’s during this time of year that I think of Grandma Emma, her Friday meals without meat and the stories she’d share with us. If you’re Catholic, you know meat is out on Fridays during Lent. But with Grandma Emma’s special […]

Knowledge improves each generation

Helena Rodriguez While visiting my grandma in Lubbock last weekend, she said I have a cara de suegra. In translation, that’s the face of a mother-in-law. Grandma Chaya was basically saying that my 15-year-old daughter Laura is maturing into a young lady and it may not be too long before Laura gets married and I […]

Late-learning Spanish not easy as ABC

By Helena Rodriguez: Local Columnist I guess I was destined to learn to speak Spanish late in life like many gringos. I read last week that New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and three other guys who want his job have been busy learning to roll their Rs so they can hablar en español. According […]