Tiger’s tale: A few quick facts about the zoo’s latest feline resident

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Tonjia Rolan Sooner, a Bengal tiger, was born in a wildlife preserve in Wynnewood, Okla., in May. When he arrived in Clovis at 11 weeks old, he barely had his eyes open. Today he is thriving under the care of Mark Yannotti, assistant zoo director at Hillcrest Park Zoo, who […]

Military mama: Family ready for summer

Spring fever is heating up as we near the summer months. Soon, school will be out. The streets will be littered with kids on bikes, running through sprinklers and the sound of ice cream trucks will raise their hopes and empty your wallet. I have been out of school for quite some time now, but […]

You parent as you were raised

As we start this series of parenting articles I’m reminded of a speaker I heard many years ago as he spoke on parenting. He said when he had graduated college and just got married he wrote a book titled “The Ten Commandments of Parenting.” Then he had a child. He wrote another book titled “The […]

State education department warns of fake letters

By Russell Anglin A New Mexico Public Education Department spokesman said a form letter sent under a New Mexico Family and Parent Involvement Advisory Council letterhead to school superintendents and media outlets, including Freedom New Mexico, was fabricated. “The letter is a fake,” said Beverly Friedman, NMPED Public Information Officer. “Someone is using the letter […]

Director: Teen Parent Program will be missed

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 […]

Conquering cravings featured on show

Sheryl Borden Information on conquering food cravings, tips for the savvy pet parent and creating a new look for a new career will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Catherine Carrigan knows that many people struggle with sugar cravings and food addictions. She will explain the “4S […]

Monday morning briefing: Parents night, horse news and seeing the world

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Senior parent night Clovis High School is hosting the class of 2011 senior parent night 6:30 p.m. today at CHS lecture hall. College entrance exams, college application process, information on scholarships, financial aid, graduation, career exploration will be discussed at the meeting. Information: CHS […]

Education digest: Schools holding parent, teacher conferences

Schools holding parent, teacher conferences Clovis schools are holding parent and teacher conferences Monday. There is no school. Clovis high School’s schedule is 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Coaches at CHS are holding practices in the morning to meet with parents during this time. The Freshman Academy, Marshall and […]

Parent-youth summit set

CNJ staff The Curry County Wellness Council is hosting a Stay Teen Parent-Youth Summit April 10. The event is aimed at parents and teens in seventh through ninth grades. Andrea Bell with the council said this is the 11th annual summit. This year, parents and students will attend separate presentations on the same subjects. Presentations […]

Freedom to emerge from bankruptcy by end of March

Freedom Communications Freedom Communications Inc., parent company of the Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune and Quay County Sun, should emerge from bankruptcy by the end of March, according to the company’s top executives. Interim Chief Executive Burl Osborne and Chief Financial Officer Mark McEachen said that while some change in the company’s newspapers, magazines and […]

Business digest: Hotel gets gold status

Hotel gets gold status The Comfort Inn and Suites hotel of Clovis recently received a 2010 Gold Hospitality Award from parent company Choice Hotels International As a top performing property among the company’s more than 4,800 U.S. franchised hotels, the Clovis hotel is among the top 10 percent of properties within the Comfort brand. It […]

Press release: Parent meeting canceled

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Research reveals stress on families

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist Multiple, lengthy wartime deployments by service members are taking an emotional toll on their children who report being anxious or stressed at rates much higher than children nationwide, a new study concludes. Researchers with the think tank RAND interviewed more than 1,500 home caregivers (or non-deployed parent) and their children, […]

Cameo Elementary’s Parent Center offers space for children, parents to spend time together

By Penny Bailey: Clovis Municipal Schools History is in the making. Now, I know each day we live, we are actually making history, but what you might not know is that you are actually reading a part of history…right now. Yep, this article is making history in two ways. First, this is my first official […]

Freedom files Chapter 11

Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Freedom Communications, parent company of Freedom New Mexico, filed a petition for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Tuesday but said operations aren’t expected to change. The filing was done, “along with a plan-support agreement executed by a steering committee of (Freedom’s) lenders,” according to a company press release. “(The company) has sufficient […]

Education digest: CHS senior parent night set

CHS senior parent night set Clovis High School is hosting the class of 2010 senior parent night at 6:30 p.m. Monday, according to a news release. The meeting will cover subjects pertaining to graduation and entrance into college such as college entrance exams, college application processes, information on scholarships, financial aid and career exploration. Information: […]

Officials: No new information on egg farm fire

CNJ Staff A parent company has reported no new information regarding Thursday’s fire at an egg plant near Farwell. Tim Dawson, chief financial officer for Cal-Maine, based in Jackson, Miss., said there is no new information beyond what the company released Friday, one day after a fire destroyed four laying buildings and killed approximately 800,000 […]

Officials warn of consequences for underage drinking

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer High school graduation marks passage into the adult world, but law enforcement and parent groups want teens to remember it isn’t a license to drink. It is common for police to spend their time responding to parties the night of local graduation and even the weekends before and after, […]

4/15/09 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 9 a.m. April 2 an officer responded to a school in the 400 block of Davis Street for a forgery report. A school administrator said a parent of a fifth grader had turned in three doctors notes to the nurse but […]

April 12, 2009 School Menus

Clovis Elementary Monday: Parent teacher conference. No school. Tuesday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza, cereal or toast, juice and milk.