Marshall, Yucca choirs receive awards

CNJ staff Yucca and Marshall Middle School choirs received awards at the 2010 Southeast New Mexico Music Educators Association Solo and Ensemble Festival. The festival was held Feb. 13 at Eastern New Mexico University. Thirty-eight students from Yucca sang solos. Of those, 32 received superior ratings, seven received superior-plus and six received excellent. Of the […]

PTSD disability ratings increased

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist More than 4300 Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans who were diagnosed in service as suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, but got low military disability ratings, have won an agreement with the Department of Defense to upgrade those ratings retroactively to 50 percent. The higher rating will represent an important win […]

Editorial: U.S., British credit ratings bear watching

Freedom New Mexico Standard & Poor’s credit rating agency last week announced a blockbuster piece of news: The British government’s credit outlook was reduced from stable to negative, which could lead to the eventual downgrading of the country’s debt from its premiere triple-A rating. “The outlook revision does not trigger a formal re-evaluation of Britain’s […]

Disabled severance pay adjusted

By Tom Philpott A few hard-nosed choices by the Bush administration in implementing laws to help disabled service members are being rolled back under congressional pressure and a new team of Pentagon policymakers. One regulation change soon to take effect will allow more disability severance pay recipients to keep those lump sum payments without worry […]

March 12, 2009 Education digest

Clovis High School band members were awarded 135 individual superior medals Feb. 7 at the New Mexico Music Educators Association Southeast District Instrumental Solo and Ensemble Festival held at CHS. Band members received 13 superior solo ratings and all 10 ensembles received superior ratings. Clovis High School trumpeter Alec Blazek was selected as a member […]

Aug. 17, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Baseball Hour by Carol Nevius, Bye-Bye Crib by Alison McGhee, Charlie Hits it Big by Deborah Blumenthal, Lucy Maud Montgomery by Elizabeth Macleod and The Texas Rangers by Michael Spradlin were given by Master Electrical Contractors in memory of Jackie Pruet. These selections have received […]

Movie ratings get creative revamping

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The movies we see are going to get a lot cleaner. Well, at least the air is. The Motion Picture Association of America is going to start giving “R” ratings to movies based on tobacco usage. If smoking by adults is pervasive in a movie or the film glamorizes […]

CFD rates among best in state

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Lt. Ricky Mitchell, center, watches as driver-operator Shane Warner, left, and probationary firefighter Shane Woodard practice ladder drills behind the main fire station earlier this month. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A topnotch fire department translates into more state funding and lower insurance rates for city homeowners and businesses. Clovis […]

Board gives superintendent solid grade

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer School board members showered Clovis Municipal School Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm with the equivalent of As and Bs in an evaluation of her performance completed late last month. The superintendent received a mean rating equivalent to an A- in the six-tiered evaluation, which measured her performance in 49 areas of […]

Choirs fare well in Southeast Disrict

CNJ Staff Clovis school choirs captured their share of top honors in the Southeast District Vocal Festival held in Clovis at Marshall Auditorium on April 9-10. Choirs from throughout southeastern New Mexico competed in concert and sightreading. Three adjudicators evaluated the concert area and one judged sightreading. Choirs earning superior ratings in either concert or […]