Cowboys aren’t afraid of honesty

My father left his parents’ Texas home at age 14 with thirty-six cents in his pocket. He became a cowboy, one of the best in the business, and he never moved back in with his parents and eight siblings. Actually, he never went back for a visit, either, until he was 32 years old. My […]

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Clovis high guidance office to have extended hours The Clovis High School guidance office will have extended hours from March 21-24, according to a news release. The office will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. The extended hours are for parents to be able to go to the guidance office to review pre-registration […]

Parents, students may have conflicting tax filings

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis Community College business and administration instructor Jan Bradburn, right, helps CCC second-year student Tiffany Wylie of Clovis prepare her income tax forms. In her first year of preparing taxes, Bradburn said “the service is provided by CCC to the community for free.” Sharna Johnson Parents are advised to talk […]

Accepting Christ life-changing experience

Judy Brandon It was in the early 1950s, and my parents were in seminary in Kansas City. Our family had the opportunity to live at the seminary with other couples and families. All were full time students at the seminary just like my parents were. We lived on the seminary grounds in apartment buildings that […]

Educational choices best left to parents

Freedom New Mexico Hurray for Colorado, a state of school choice in which parents may open enroll their children in almost any school they choose. If education is the future, Colorado’s future is bright. State money follows each student, so schools compete for the favor of parents. In trying to win the hearts of parents, […]

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Clovis High holding workshop Clovis High School is hosting a workshop for seniors and their parents to help them complete financial aid forms, according to a news release. A representative from the New Mexico Educational Assistance Foundation will be available. The workshop will be held 6 p.m. Feb. 17 at CHS library computer lab. Information: […]

God provides strength to keep us on path

Judy Brandon A friend of mine was telling me of a childhood memory she has while growing up on a remote farm in upper eastern North Dakota. Betty lived with her parents and four siblings. Each member of the family had a designated job to keep the farm running. In the summer, it was fairly […]

Math night shows parents how students learn

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Ranchvale parent Renee Corcoran learns how her students are learning fractions using pattern blocks in Doris Ford’s classroom Thursday during Ranchvale Parent Math Night. Liliana Castillo “Twenty-five minutes is not enough,” parent Rachel Earle said, studying what is called “division using chunking” on the dry erase board in teacher Jennifer […]

Organizations enlisting parents to prevent underage drinking

CNJ staff County and state organizations are hoping they can increase the power of parents when it comes to preventing underage drinking. The Power of Parents seminar, scheduled from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library, will cover the influence parents have on their children’s choices. It […]

Education column: Cameo aims to connect with parents

It seems that Thanksgiving brings to mind families more than most holidays. Being together as families is not always easy, but it is important. Cameo Elementary is connecting with families big-time these days. Not only are parents welcome, Cameo is actively seeking their involvement. As principal, Tony Igo, shared: “We know the more that parents […]

Clovis Christian parents, faculty tout success of instruction model

Liliana Castillo Clovis Christian School’s new Middle School Academy, complete with personalized instruction, is getting rave reviews from parents after the first nine weeks. The new instructional model, created by Superintendent Ladona Clayton and Elementary Principal Linda D’Amour, has students moving forward when they can prove mastery of a subject rather than by age or […]

Parents, teachers meet about AYP scores

CNJ staff Teachers and administrators for the Clovis Municipal Schools met with parents Monday night in a forum to discuss adequate yearly progress. Cindy Martin, deputy superintendent of operations for CMS, went over AYP information and school test scores. Of the school’s 16 schools, 12 did not make AYP, a figure on average with the […]

Staff, parents raising money for marquee at Parkview

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Parkview Elementary parent Betty Hudson said there are hundreds of items with Box Tops for Education on them that can benefit school. Liliana Castillo Parkview Elementary School’s staff and Parent Activities Committee members are looking for a way to better communicate with parents and the school’s community. The PAC are […]

One size doesn’t always fit all

For most of human history, it used to be standard practice for parents to insist their children live by principles the parents have found to be sound. They also insisted children adopt all sorts of practices of dress, play, work, taste and so forth that they approve. Father was a barber, so son, too, had […]

Autopsy indicates Clovis girl did not suffocate

CNJ staff Preliminary autopsy findings show a 2-year-old Clovis girl did not suffocate as police initially thought. Aspen Reiller died Sunday after her parents reported they woke around 10 a.m. and found her unconscious and not breathing. “There were no indications of suffocation or any means of a physical foul play to have caused her […]

Education digest — Aug. 26

CHS hosting open house Clovis High School is holding an open house for parents and students on Monday, according to a news release. Counselors will run an abbreviated schedule for parents to go through their child’s classes and meet their teachers. The event will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Clovis […]

Some parents ruin 4-H experience

It’s show time. The pig, lamb and goat sales were in the spring. Steers were chosen last fall. FFA and 4-H animals have been carefully fed and exercised. Summertime jackpot shows provided chances to practice showing and to gauge the animals’ progress, but winning at county and state fairs in late summer and fall is […]

Christ only secure foundation for your soul

Judy Brandon: Religion columnist Remember those Lincoln Logs? I was surprised to see a cylinder box of Lincoln Logs on a store shelf and that triggered some memories of my parents’ seminary days when Susie and I spent much time with Grandma Wells. The seminary daycare was located in the middle of campus in the […]

Cannon youths embark on deployment

Cannon Connections photo: Jared Tucker Lydia Schmidt, 6, waves from the cockpit of a 1969 model C-130 Gunship Saturday at Operation Kudos. The plane was used in the filming of “Transformers,” according to Cannon officials. By Jared Tucker: Cannon Connections The children of Cannon Air Force Base took a walk in their parents’ shoes Saturday, […]

Pair returns to Baptist Children’s Home as house parents

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Tara Naranjo trains Sundae at the New Mexico Baptist Children’s Home. She and her husband, Mark, work at the home, where both were members of the horse drill team as youth and where Mark grew up from age 12. Argen Duncan In a corral at the New Mexico Baptist Children’s […]