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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Grant aids Portales P.E. program

By Lauire Stone: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Portales schools have been awarded a $398,044 three-year federal grant through the U. S. Department of Education’s Carol M. White Physical Education Program. According to a pair of press releases, U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman and U.S. Rep. Tom Udall announced that three New Mexico schools and two organizations […]

With God, we can reap much of life’s fruit

Judy Brandon As planting season approaches, I think about the year that Annie, John Scott, Buffy, and I tackled planting a garden. The children were all small and I have to admit that sometimes their “help” made things a bit more difficult. We chose a spot in the backyard. We raked clear all the winter […]

Clovis stories touch people near and far

From the editor’s desk Our newspaper receives numerous letters to the editor from far-away places that we never publish. We don’t have a specific policy against publishing such letters, but we could fill the Opinion page with them every day; we choose instead to offer regular columnists and reserve letter space for local writers with […]

Udall wows ‘em at Mesa

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U.S. Rep. Tom Udall congratulates the students at Mesa Elementary Tuesday for receiving a blue ribbon award for physical fitness five years in a row. CNJ photo: Loretta Kos By Darrell Todd Maurina “Cool, awesome, and neat. … It shows we are having fun and making a difference.” The three words summed up the reaction […]

Contentement can be found in the kingdom

Judy Brandon Weaver was our dachshund who died just last year and had been a part of our family since he was 6 weeks old. Some might have characterized Weaver as docile and easy going. He seemed that way because his days were spent sleeping and looking out the front window. Rarely did his expression […]

Horses help disabled kids

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Lance Myers, 5, rides 5-year-old Joe on Friday as his mother Lexie Myers guides the horse around the arena at the barn south of Clovis. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Jack King Two Curry County women have found a way to turn their shared passion for horses into a method for helping the disabled. […]

Cannon focuses on fitness

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Fitness assessment monitor Pat Friday demonstrates the ergonomic cycle fitness test at Cannon Air Force Base’s Health and Wellness Center while Capt. Mila French and fitness program manager Evan Spencer observe. CNJ staff photo: Darrell Todd Maurina. Darrell Todd Maurina CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — As they get ready to meet new Air Force physical […]

Keeping fit spiritually very important

By Judy Brandon I’m trying something new, and I really enjoy it. The thing is that I have been trying to exercise and the cardio cycling class at the college fits right into my schedule. The teacher is great, the people in the class are friends, and it’s a real uplifting experience. I just got […]