Teachers advise students to ‘do their best’ on first day

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Parkview Elementary fifth-grade teacher Susan Rogers sorts through papers she will be giving to her students Thursday on the first day of school. Rogers said she plans to retire at the end of this school year after 20 years of teaching. Sharna Johnson Today marks the last day of summer […]

Music sets tone for student success

By Alan Dropps: Guest columnist Today marks the beginning of “Music in our Schools Week.” This event is celebrated annually in the Clovis Municipal School District. We celebrate in a variety of ways. We hold a poster contest for our elementary students, present a “Grand Concert,” perform individual school concerts, and conclude the week with […]

Veterans Day parade part of week of activities honoring veterans

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File photo Activities recognizing Veterans Day will be going on in Clovis throughout the week. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Veterans Day should be about giving thanks and recognition for the impact and sacrifice of military service, not only on service members, but on their families as well, according to George Vargas of the […]

June marks sun safety month

By Sheryll Plyler: Local columnist M ore than a million cases of

City sponsors Centennial Street Fair

This year, 2009, marks the 100th anniversary of the City of Portales’ incorporation date, 1909. A Centennial Committee has been hard at work creating and organizing activities to celebrate this momentous occasion. One of the much anticipated activities is the Centennial Street Fair which will take place on Tuesday, June 16, 2009 in downtown Portales […]

Graduation marks end of one chapter in life, beginning of new one for PHS graduates

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FNM photo: Helena Rodriguez Pablo Urioste smiles after receiving his diploma from Portales High School during commencement Friday night at Greyhound Arena. By Helena Rodriguez: FNM correspondent Graduating on Friday night meant the end of one chapter in life for David Lucero and 138 other newly tasseled Portales High School graduates. But it also marked […]

Mexican drug cartel strong, growing force

Freedom New Mexico This week marks the anniversary of one of the saddest events in the history of our nation’s war on drugs. Twenty years ago, University of Texas pre-med student Mark Kilroy disappeared during a spring break jaunt into Matamoros; his remains and those of others were found a month later in a horrific […]

Lighthouse Mission marks 20th anniversary

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Pastor Skip Clark of the Body of Christ Community Church preaches to the Lighthouse Mission’s visitors before lunch is served. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer In 20 years, the Lighthouse Mission has transformed from a Bible study in a home living room to a multi-faceted service organization. The Lighthouse […]

Pope’s visit marks historic event

By Helena Rodriguez: CNJ Columnist Here’s another great reason to countdown to April 15. Besides it being Tax Day on Tuesday — whoopie — and Mom’s birthday — hooray — it’s also the day Pope Benedict XVI arrives in the United States. For B-16, this will be his first visit to the United States as […]

ENMU tracksters post qualifying marks

CNJ staff LAS CRUCES — Three Eastern New Mexico University athletes earned provisional qualifying marks for NCAA Division II track and field competition on Saturday in the New Mexico State Spring Classic. Senior Zach Gerleve threw an even 200 feet to win in javelin, while runnerup Logan Capps also surpassed the qualifying standard with a […]