Students earn board approval for global competition

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer A pair of student groups, and a few of their parents, are hoping their final destination isn’t just in their imagination. Student teams from the Gifted and Talented programs at Ranchvale and James R. Bickley elementary schools, which won the state Destination ImagiNation state tournament March 14, received approval […]

Responsibility begins with parents

The article in Sunday’s paper headlined “Parenting tools” certainly got my attention as to where my taxes are going. The mere fact that children are having children is pathetic. Where are the parents of these kids? Do they know or care where their children are or what their children are doing? Evidently not. Morals begin […]

Program trains teen parents

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Martha Torres, an eighth grader from Marshall Middle School, holds her newborn son at the hospital Friday. Torres, 15, said a teen parent program has taught her about everything from nutrition and health to how to read to and play with her baby. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer As […]

Rodeo great called New Mexico home

By Don McAlavy: CNJ Columnist Robert Anderson Crosby was born to ranching parents in Midland, Texas,Feb. 27, 1897. Called “Bob” Crosby, he was one of four other youngsters when the family moved to a ranch near Kenna eight years later. From a very young age a horse was his mode of transport whether it be […]

Nov. 16, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Life Lessons from Little League: A Guide for Parents and Coaches by Vincent Fortanasce was given by Bob, Julie, and Rob Taylor in memory of Mark Deavours. For managers, coaches, and parents, this book reflects what Little League is all about: courage, character, and family […]

Nov. 16 Honor Rolls

Names of some honor-roll students may not be listed due to parents’ privacy concerns. Arts Academy at Bella Vista Third grade “A” Honor Roll Mackenzie Clark, Christian Fox, Jenna Frigon, Jolene Gomez,

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CMS fourth nine-weeks honor rolls

Names of some honor-roll students may not be listed due to parents’ privacy concerns. Fourth nine-weeks honor rollClovis Municipal Schools Barry ElementaryThird Grade A honor roll — Bryetta Carter, Desiree Ford, Lance Meyers, Tommy Martin, Crysta Sandoval, Simone Sena, Eric Shonkwiler, Jaime Sena A/B honor roll — Lena Montoya, Shaun Perry, Ayanna Murphy, Jaden Carr, […]

Clovis superintendent apologizes for yearbook controversy

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Jessie Hardison broke down into tears while speaking during an open forum at Tuesday’s Clovis school board meeting. Hardison said that many of the speakers were “only showing hate” and that “God loves you for who you are.” By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Clovis Schools Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm on […]

Farwell senior will attend West Point

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Farwell’s Briana Anglin will be attending the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in the fall. By Keely McDowell: CNJ staff writer Spurred by a sense of patriotism instilled by her parents and a love for a challenge, Farwell’s Briana Anglin will be attending the U.S. Military Academy at West […]

Graduation emotional time for parents

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo A tearful Josefina Gaytan hugs her son, Elvis, after he graduated from Texico High School during a ceremony Saturday. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer As LeAnn Gibbs watched her daughter, Emily, walk around the Texico Sports Arena on Saturday night in her cap and gown, she said she remembered […]

Graduation advice stands test of time

By Judy Brandon: CNJ Religion Columnist I have been thinking about school days this past week and my K-12 school experience. Graduation is upon us and many parents and members of extended family will sit at the gymnasium and watch as their seniors graduate. Just possibly this question, “where have the years gone?” will be […]

Parents express concerns about rezoning proposal

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer The majority of hands rose simultaneously Monday at the Barry Elementary library when a parent surveyed the room by asking how many parents would keep their child at the school. The survey was in response to a public forum discussing a rezoning proposal that would shift all students in […]

Parents turn son in for burglary

CNJ staff Three Clovis boys were arrested Tuesday morning for burglary after one of the suspects’ parents discovered the boys had broken into a family member’s home, according to police reports. The parents called police to a home in the 1200 block of Lexington about 3 a.m. to report they had found their son and […]

Parents deserve choice

By Anita Doberman: CNJ Columnist I had never heard of home schooling before moving to the U.S. In Italy there is no such right. The state decides how, where and what children need to learn. School programs are the same for the whole country. I believe that home schooling is a great alternative for parents. […]

Human Services Department Increasing Paternity Establishment for Children of Unwed Parents

Establishing Paternity Benefits Children and Parents   Santa Fe, New Mexico –The Human Services Department (HSD), Child Support Enforcement Division (CSED) is helping to increase the number of unmarried parents establishing paternity soon after the birth of their child. “Establishing paternity as soon as possible after birth benefits both the child and the parents,” said […]

All parents experts in some capacity

By Helena Rodriguez: Freelance columnist By virtue of the official title I’ve held since the day my daughter Laura was born, I hereby declare myself an expert in parenting. Anyone who has a child can arguably be an expert in parenting. Even Britney Spears’ mom. Yes, even Lynne Spears. By virtue of our titles, we’re […]

In Christ, no separation need be permanent

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist I have no business writing this column right now. First, it’s due right now. Columns I write “under the gun” tend to look that way. Second, I’m too tired, sleep-deprived, and emotional to write rationally. But … We left No. 3 son Stephan at the airport this morning to […]

Adoptive parents give back daughter

By Anita Doberman: Local columnist Hard to believe, but a Dutch couple returned their adopted Korean daughter after seven years. The parents had adopted the little girl from South Korea when she was 4 months old. Reports of how the situation unfolded were contradictory but it appears that the girl was given over to the […]

Clovis police patrolling mall

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Clovis police are spending more time at the North Plains Mall in response to concerns and complaints about disruptive teens, according to Capt. Patrick Whitney In recent weeks, Whitney said the police department has assigned its gang unit and patrol officers to walk through the mall on evenings and […]