When I was teaching, I used my made up idea of The Ethiopia Concept to prompt the students to concentrate on three different questions: Have you been to Ethiopia? Do you know anyone in Ethiopia? Do you know where Ethiopia is? Then most of my students missed out on the first two questions. None had […]
Well if you missed church you’re either a heathen, didn’t read my column first thing or just forgot to spring forward. I’m actually looking forward to getting another hour of light on the end of the day. Normally, I’ve been in the other camp on this whole Daylight Saving thing — not happy about getting […]
Liliana Castillo When Brittany Barrows learned she was pregnant, she was a senior at Clovis High School. Five months later, she enrolled in the Teen Parent Program. “I absolutely love it,” the 19-year-old said. “I love everything, especially the parenting classes. We learned things like ways to better yourself and to teach your children. Things […]
By Paul Gessing: Guest columnist In case you missed it, Clovis’ gross receipts tax rose to 7.5625 percent on July 1. This is due to the statewide .125 percent increase passed by the Legislature earlier this year to help close the state’s budget deficit. While the hike may seem innocuous enough (it’s only a fraction […]
By Penny Bailey: Clovis Municipal Schools I don’t know about you, but I am the one who hears about the great sale that took place last week, or the outstanding event that happened the night before. Yes, it seems that I don’t hear about these fun and exciting events until it is too late. And, […]
By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist By now few who pay attention can have missed President Obama’s enthusiastic embrace of pragmatism, especially when it comes to the administration’s economic policies. Nor is it a secret that nothing much the president is proposing seems to be working. But if one understands pragmatism at its most […]
By Anita Tedaldi: FNM columnist This week, I took my six year old daughter Anna to a competitive gymnastics’ camp, 500 miles away from our home. She’s too young to stay overnight so we, myself and her four sisters, had to go with her. My husband and I had originally planned that I would take […]
Freedom Communications Several observers have claimed that Jack Kemp, who followed a sterling career in
Open burning needs to be addressed The Clovis News Journal recently published two stories regarding grass fires.Both articles missed great opportunities to do something to curb the occurrence of grass/wild fires in our area.Open burning of refuse has been banned by state regulations since 2004. Why? Because a major portion of today’s wastes contain plastic. […]
In case you missed it: Portales News-Tribune Managing Editor Karl Terry offers encouraging words for Roosevelt All-Stars:
In case you missed it, Pastor Curtis Shelburne writes about “a funeral and the depth of family love” in his latest column:
In case you missed it, Tucumcari High School has a new football coach.
Freedom New Mexico Almost everybody remembers George Carlin’s comedy/satire bit about the seven words you can’t say on television, the “stuff” we can never quite leave behind and other rants about the foolishness rampant in American life. Yet what remains when we think about the comedian’s long career was not so much the anger as […]
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In case you missed it: A fire last month destroyed a historic caf
In case you missed it: Law officers in Tucumcari have found another stash of cash.
In case you missed it, here’s what retiring Clovis Police Chief Dan Blair had to say about local crime in Sunday’s paper.
In case you missed it, check out the mating rituals of the lesser prairie chicken:
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By Grant McGee: CNJ Columnist Seems like the hubbub over the “Boycott Clovis” slideshow on the Internet site “YouTube” has quieted down a bit.