Free caregiving course offered

CNJ staff The New Mexico Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association will host a free caregiving course in Clovis for area veterans 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 6-20 at La Casa Senior Center, 1120 Cameo St. The course explains the signs, behaviors and pathology of Alzheimer’s disease. The course will also offer techniques for interacting with loved […]

Business seminars being offered

CNJ staff About four years ago, staff at Clovis Community College’s Small Business Development Center took appointments to talk about business startups. “It would be two or three weeks before people could get an appointment with us,” Director Sandra Taylor-Sawyer said. “They just needed the basic information. We found we were meeting with people and […]

PT help offered

By Staff Sgt. Delia Marchick: 27th SOW Public Affairs Your heart is racing and your palms are sweaty. You breathe deeply to calm yourself. You remind yourself that it’s only a fitness test but you still can’t manage to soothe the anxious feeling. As you walk closer to the fitness center you feel a gust […]

PLAYpass being offered to deployed airmen, families

By Erin Tindell: Air Force Personnel, Services and Manpower Public Affairs RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — In continuing efforts to build a resilient force, single airmen returning from deployment and families of deployed members can receive special discounts at select Force Support Squadron activities to help airmen and their families ease the pressures and […]

Education column: Parents important to education

As we continue last week’s column detailing all the extra help offered through public schools, we remain passionate about providing the best educational environment so that all students succeed. The famous proverb, “it takes a whole village to raise a child” is still true. Superintendent Terry Myers states unequivocally “everything we do in this district […]

Education column: Schools have variety of assistance programs

We share a lot of what takes place in our classrooms, but you may not be aware of all the available extras offered throughout the district. For example, there’s the 21st Century After School Program for elementary students from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. three days a week at multiple school sites, which include the […]

Storm spotter course offered in March

The National Weather Service of Albuquerque will be holding two free sessions of a storm spotter’s course in the area in March, according to a news release. The March 22 sessions are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Clovis city hall assembly room and 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Portales […]

Education column: Electives retooled for professional head start

Last week we reported on the remarkable culinary arts program, ProStart, at Clovis High School, offered through the Family and Consumer Sciences Department. For this week’s article, we revisited CHS to look at some of the other courses offered in the FCS department. In recent years administrators have taken a hard look at elective courses […]

Citizens’ police academy to be offered

CNJ staff Community members are being invited to participate in a 12-week citizens’ police academy. The academy is designed to acquaint citizens with the diversity in a police officer’s career, and it highlights areas such as criminal law, investigations, traffic and crash investigations, drug enforcement and domestic violence, according to a press release. Participants will […]

Incident management courses offered

CNJ staff Three incident management courses will be taught in February at the north annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Courses are intended for emergency response agencies, and are paid for through grant monies. • A Feb. 8 MGT 347 (ICS forms class) course will last 4 hours. There is a requirement of at least […]

Charity light, music show offered

CNJ staff A Christmas music and lights show for charity will be a nightly feature at a Clovis residence. The 7-9 p.m. show, which features 7,000 lights, will be at 1024 Jeanie Dr. through Christmas evening. Music, broadcast through 107.7 FM, includes Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Mannheim Steamroller, The Boston Pops, The Carpenters, Harry Connick Jr., and […]

Public support matters when declaring war

Freedom New Mexico America continues to struggle over the war in Afghanistan. Ronald E. Newman, the U.S. ambassador to that country from 2005 to 2007, offered some insight last week to about 200 business and political leaders in California. He is the author of the recent book, “The Other War: Winning and Losing in Afghanistan.” […]

Flu shots offered through TRICARE

PHOENIX — If nine out of 10 people who played the lottery actually won, who wouldn’t want to try their chances? When it comes to flu shots, it’s the same odds. Nine out of 10 healthy people who get a seasonal flu shot, don’t get the flu, according to the Centers for Disease Control and […]

Day trip: Historic home tour offered

Place: The Harrington House Location: 1600 S. Polk Street, Amarillo. What is it? The historic landmark was home to philanthropists Don and Sybil Harrington. The Harrington’s home was donated as a tourist attraction in 1977. What can people see here? Visitors get a tour of the 15,000 square foot home, which includes 20 rooms, eight […]

Wildfire safety tips offered

By Richard Peterson: 27th SOW Safety If you notice a fire contact emergency services at 911 immediately don’t ignore it. It’s better that too many call it in than no one at all. Personnel that smoke need to be extremely careful with all smoking materials, both while smoking in designated smoking areas as well as […]

Schools urged to keep long-term planning, saving in mind

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Robert Gorrell, executive director of the New Mexico Public School Facilities Authority, talks during Monday’s New Mexico School Board Association Region V meeting at the Clovis High School Freshman Academy. Gorrell emphasized ways schools could save long-term money on new facilities. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Think leaner, think […]

Storm spotter courses offered

CNJ staff A pair of storm spotter’s courses will be taught April 6 in Clovis and Portales. The courses, which are identical, are offered from 1:30-4 p.m. at Clovis City Hall and 6-8:30 p.m. at the Memorial Building (300 E. Seventh Street) in Portales. They are both sponsored by the local offices of emergency management. […]

A prayer offered is a prayer answered

By Chaplain (Capt.) Eusebia D. Rios: Joint Special Operations Air Component Chaplain PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — As a chaplain, you never really know what the day holds. There are so many moments in the stillness of the day that you can actually see the hand of God moving in the lives around you. It is amazing […]

Free, online tutoring offered to families

By Elaine Wilson: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — Defense Department officials here launched a free, online tutoring service for servicemembers and their families. The site — http://www.tutor.com/military — offers round-the-clock professional tutors who can assist with homework, studying, test preparation, resume writing and more. Marine Corps and Army families have had access to the […]

Dental health tips offered

By Capt (Dr.) Mike Hoge: 27th Special Operations Aerospace Medicine Squadron February is Children’s Dental Health Month, and the Cannon Dental Clinic would like to help you to ensure excellent oral health for your children. Did you know that tooth decay is the single most common chronic childhood disease? According to the National Institute of […]