County to launch alcohol abuse program

CNJ staff This month, Curry County is launching an alcohol abuse program to area elementary students involved in afterschool programs. Titled “Protecting You, Protecting Me,” the program is part of MADD’s latest nationwide effort to prevent alcohol use by youth, according to a press release. The program includes eight classroom-based lessons for each grade level […]

Quilting tips featured on program

Sheryl Borden Information on accuracy in quilting, making snail or box-pleated ruching and preparing brownies will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Debbie Caffrey of Debbie’s Creative Moments will show step-by-step how to test for accurate seam allowances and correct alignment of triangles in quilting projects. She […]

Dog lends ears to reading program

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Chris Beach, left, and Kona, middle, listen as Jake Jackson reads a Spiderman book Wednesday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Beach and Kona listen and help children read for two hours every Wednesday. Liliana Castillo Kona, a large Burnese mountain dog, sits patiently listening as the children he towers over […]

Our people: Community provider

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Courtesy photo Mario Chavez died in an accident in 1989. He was 23 and a father of four. Clovis resident Johnny Chavez was born and raised in Clovis. He has spent time on several community committees including city commission for eight years. Even as a college student attending Eastern New Mexico University, Chavez enjoyed working […]

Volunteers sought for jail GED program

CNJ staff Volunteers are being sought to launch a GED program for inmates at the Curry County jail. The program is possible through the recent donation of GED literature, according to a press release. Volunteers are needed to tutor inmates in reading, writing and math. Instruction will be conducted in small groups and one-on-one. Inmates […]

Press release: Padgett selected as third head coach of Zia soccer program

PORTALES, N.M. — Eastern New Mexico University athletic director, Dr. Jeff Geiser has announced that Todd Padgett has been selected as the new head coach of the Zia soccer program, and will begin his duties in January. Padgett comes to Eastern very familiar with the level of competition in the region, having helped Fort Lewis […]

Breakfast with Santa registration full

Registration is no longer being accepted for the Portales Public Library Breakfast with Santa because the program is full. Participation is limited due to space.

Empty Stocking program launches Friday

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson The Salvation Army is hoping to raise $25,000 for this year’s Empty Stocking fund to help families in need through the holidays. Freedom New Mexico With 100 more families applying for help this holiday season, the Salvation Army is hoping to raise enough money to meet their needs and help […]

Director: Teen Parent Program will be missed

Liliana Castillo When Brittany Barrows learned she was pregnant, she was a senior at Clovis High School. Five months later, she enrolled in the Teen Parent Program. “I absolutely love it,” the 19-year-old said. “I love everything, especially the parenting classes. We learned things like ways to better yourself and to teach your children. Things […]

Parkland church collecting for Operation Christmas Child

CNJ staff Parkland Baptist Church in Clovis will be serving as a collection point for Operation Christmas Child, according to a news release. Operation Christmas Child provides shoe boxes of gifts to more than eight million children in 100 countries suffering from natural disasters, war, terrorism, disease, famine and poverty, the release said. The program […]

Childcare assistance cuts raising concerns

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Clovis’ ABC Developmental Care Center Director Kisty Gartner said she is concerned about recent cuts to state childcare assistance and what it could mean down the road for working families who need help paying for childcare. Sharna Johnson Recent cuts in state childcare assistance money and the potential for more […]

Library participating in power monitoring program

CNJ staff reports The Clovis-Carver Public Library is one of five New Mexico libraries taking part in a power meter loan program, according to a release from Xcel Energy. The company’s Power Check program gives libraries portable power meters, which patrons can check out and use to determine energy consumption and cost of using individual […]

Ministry helps connect families to vehicles

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Noel Hunt of Farwell said she’s going focusing on getting families transportation and may not worry about cosmetic damages to the next car she’ll be donating. Liliana Castillo A Farwell woman has started a ministry to help needy families better navigate their lives. Noel Hunt, a wife and mother of […]

Emissions program hearing set for Thursday

Kevin Wilson Clovis is one of five stops on the state Environmental Improvement Board’s schedule to discuss a greenhouse gas emissions program. The hearing is 2 p.m. Thursday at the Clovis Civic Center, and is scheduled to last six hours. “This is a formal public hearing on two proposals to address climate change in New […]

Nursing program receives state grant

Argen Duncan An Eastern New Mexico University program that allows working nurses to get their bachelor of science in nursing degree has received a state grant that will mostly go to scholarships. ENMU’s bachelor of science in nursing completion program received a $502,000 grant for the next two years. Executive Director of Planning and Analysis […]

ENMU nursing program gets rolling

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Eastern New Mexico University Freshman 2 BSN student Evie Taylor and her 8-year-old son, Joshua, show off a squash growing in their garden. The experiences surrounding Joshua’s premature birth inspired Taylor to become a nurse, and she has started her first semester in pursuit of a Bachelor of Science in […]

Education digest: Clovis native joins teaching program

Clovis native joins teaching program Clovis native Jason Glikas has joined Teach for America, according to a news release from the organization. Teach for America is a national corps of top college graduates who commit to teach in urban and rural public schools in low-income communities for two years. Glikas is a 1997 graduate of […]

Ankle bracelet monitoring program approved

Liliana Castillo Commissioners unanimously approved an ankle bracelet monitoring contract Tuesday that the jail administrator says could save the county thousands in inmate housing costs. Administrator Keith Norwood said the program, which currently only has one participant, has the potential to save the county an average of more than $45 per day for each inmate. […]

Press release: Clovis MainStreet wins award

The New Mexico MainStreet Program celebrated its 25th anniversary Saturday with an awards banquet in Albuquerque. The evening brought together representatives from all 23 New Mexico MainStreet communities, national MainStreet luminaries and various local leaders to honor the program’s silver anniversary. “New Mexico MainStreet has been a vital part of our economic development over the […]