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 […]