Education column: School testing weeks not holidays

By Penny Bailey: Clovis Municipal Schools No homework for a week. No, teachers are not on strike and it is not a gift from the new superintendent. But, what is happening is Standards Based Assessment testing. Previously, I thought this was a free week because students don’t have to study, and teachers don’t have to […]

God gives us reason to be thankful

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist Thanksgiving is a time to remember that God is the author of all blessings. I know from experience that even the smallest little happening in a day can be the result of a holy God watching out after me and meeting my needs at the time. He works out the […]

Local summer happenings

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File photo Smoke on the Water Fireworks display is held at Greene Acres Lake in celebration of Independence Day. Freedom New Mexico Looking for something to do this summer? Here is a list of some events happening in the eastern New Mexico area. Today • Pioneer Days — 8 p.m., PRCA Rodeo at Curry County […]

Feb. 10, 2008 What’s Happening

Monday Senior Citizen public meeting — 1 p.m. 901 W. 13th St. Curry Resident Senior Meals organization and La Casa Senior Center will provide information on available services to senior citizens. Parks and Recreation Board meeting — 5:30 p.m. 500 Sycamore St. Tuesday LEPC Exercise Design and Planning Committee meeting — 9 a.m. 320 Connelly […]

Reader reaction: Readers split on military privacy issue

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked if Cannon Air Force Base officials should release information related to the Oct. 29 death of 20-year-old Kimberly Susan Novak, who was found in her home. Some responses: “SINCE THE DEATH HAPPENED on a military base and doesn’t seem to affect Clovis, then it should be up to […]

Tricking elderly out of money outrageous

Ned Cantwell: State columnist The corporate thugs who screwed Enron employees out of their retirement savings are saints compared to these guys. Your daughter brings home one of these guys and you tell her to go out and find someone nicer, like maybe a paid assassin. We’re talking about the cruds who cozy up to […]

Americans who abused Iraqis must be made to pay

The photographs of American soldiers abusing and humiliating Iraqi prisoners of war at the Abu Ghraib prison — a site synonymous with Saddam Hussein’s regimen of torture — cannot be dismissed as the result of insufficient training, as some of the perpetrators of these acts have described it. One doesn’t force naked prisoners onto a […]