Taking without consent stealing

Once again I got through another week without feeling the need to attack anyone with physical force. And I survived anyway. Nor did I find it necessary to steal from anyone in order to survive another week. No, really. Is that surprising? It shouldn’t be. Sure, some people were attacked and stolen from, supposedly on […]

Reader-submitted content: Roosevelt hospital offers students experience

Students from throughout New Mexico and West Texas have been gleaning clinical hours and vital direct patient care experience in several Roosevelt General Hospital departments and at the RGH Physicians Clinic this semester. Nursing, laboratory, radiology, physical therapy, pharmacy and the emergency department have provided a teaching environment to allow students to develop and grow […]

Improved physical training uniform sized for both sexes

By Brad Jessmer: Air Force Uniform Office WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — The new, improved physical training uniform, or IPTU, has seen many improvements from the current PTU and sizing also has improved for both sexes. “We have received much feedback from the field,” said Maj. Eric Habersberger, the deputy chief of the Air […]

Improved physical fitness uniform unveiled

USAF photo: Sonic Johnson From left, first lieutenants Joseph Castro, Erik Svendsen and Andy Lee wear the Air Force’s improved physical training uniform and watch as Angela Smith hems the anti-microbial liner into the new uniform during a tour of the facility in Nov. 2009, in Columbus, Miss. The lieutenants are from the 14th Operations […]

Obesity battle should start with cafeterias

Freedom New Mexico Childhood obesity has been a growing problem for several years. One of the biggest battles regarding the issue has been in school cafeterias, which must deal with the conflicting problems of low income and overconsumption. Because of predominant low household incomes, some public school districts provide free breakfasts and lunches to all […]

New physical fitness standards effective July 1, biannual testing begins Jan. 1

By Master Sgt. Russell P. Petcoff: Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs WASHINGTON — Maintaining peak combat readiness begins and ends with healthy, motivated and well-trained airmen.The Air Force’s deputy chief of staff for manpower and personnel announced the new Air Force fitness standards will officially begin July 1, 2010.Lt. Gen. Richard Y. Newton […]

Snorkeling perfect opportunity to daydream

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist One of the solid advantages of exercising, at least certain types of exercise, is the ability to lose focus, to take a mini-trip in the mind while one is performing it. No, I do obviously not mean tennis, or golf, or softball, or touch football. The advantage to those types […]

In tribute: Clovis man overcame physical challenges

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Courtesy photo Lane Pattison was critically injured in a logging accident in 1961. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The opening credits come, and a shot of Clay Driscoll driving his family to Oklahoma in a 1955 two-tone green Chevrolet soon follows. The car is “Cinderella,” restored by Lane Pattison of Clovis, and the movie […]

Physical work can be great medicine

By Curtis Shelburne: Religion columnist Physical work can be really good medicine. I’m convinced that “health surveys” need to add a few questions to the traditional ones about cholesterol, blood pressure, heart rate, etc. I’d suggest a few like these: • Do you know where the pull start rope on your lawn mower is? Have […]

PE puts students, education in good shape

Freedom New Mexico We hope the implementation of new physical education requirements in Texas’ public schools is a return to a more holistic approach to education, which has been shown to be better for students. Texas schools are now required to evaluate students’ physical fitness, and eventually implement moderate to rigorous exercise programs of 30 […]

Military Feature: Center focuses on wellness

By Sharna Johnson and Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writers They teach Cannon Air Force Base airmen how to eat, how to shop for groceries, how to exercise and more — all in the interest of promoting overall health and wellness. Airmen can go to the Health and Wellness Center at Cannon for advice and guidance […]

Focus on fitness

Photo by Tonya Fennell By Tonya Fennell: Cannon Connections Muscles bulge and sweat pours at the Cannon Air Force Base Fitness Center as airmen work on their bodies. They’re not there for vanity, fitness is part of their jobs. According to Health and Wellness Center Flight Chief M.J. Anderson, every airman is required to pass […]

Activities abound

Tonya Fennell: Cannon Connections With studied concentration and a swift swing, Ray Bernatis sent a golf ball flying over rolling greens Tuesday morning. “Relax, take a deep breath and swing,” coached his father, Terry Bernatis from a few feet away. The 10-year-old, along with his father and grandfather, was one of many people taking advantage […]

DWI charges can stick, even if you’re not driving

By Capt. Rob Palmer According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), one in every three Americans will be involved in an alcohol-related automobile crash at some point in their lives. In 2005, the most recent year for which MADD and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have compiled statistics, there were 189 alcohol-related traffic deaths […]

School physical time

27th Fighter Wing staff report Parents who have children starting kindergarten or the seventh grade, plays sports or is new to New Mexico can schedule a physical and avoid the last-minute rush. The 2006 school year beings Aug. 16. Parents should bring their child’s shot record and any necessary paperwork to the appointment. To schedule […]

Time to chill out the heat

Candace Weaver Water, rest, keys to reducing weather stress When the body cannot cool itself by sweating, several heat-induced illnesses such as heat exhaustion and more seriously heat stroke can result High temperatures, humidity, direct sun or heat, limited air movement, physical exertion, poor physical condition and some medications are factors influencing heat exhaustion. The […]

Student profile: Jonathan Sweet

Jonathan Sweet is a senior at Clovis High School. He is the son of Andrew and Diana Sweet. What’s so great about your favorite sport? Football is a very physical sport where I can take out all my frustrations on the other team and not get in trouble for it — unless I get a […]

Crocheting with care

Marlena Hartz : CNJ Staff Writer Tia Littlefield leans forward in her living room chair as she slowly and methodically draws one loop of yarn through another, and another, and another. The muscles in her small hands are nearly always tense — Littlefield has cerebral palsy. It will take her days to loop the yarn […]

Texico school to update P.E. curriculum

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The days of dodge ball at Texico Elementary School are done. The game wasn’t doing enough to increase health awareness and fitness among students. One of the first people to notice was school nurse Karen Stevenson, R.N. During annual check-ups, the nurse saw more and more students suffering from […]

5/10 Business Digest

Plateau awards scholarship The National Telecommunica-tions Cooperative Association’s Foundation for Rural Service and ENMR–Plateau awarded a $2,500 college scholarship to Fort Sumner resident Ross Cortese, a company release announced. Cortese is the son of Nick and Karen Cortese of Fort Sumner. The scholarships are intended to offer rural Americans a better chance to receive a […]