Patience key word in school shopping

By Anita Tedaldi: FNM columnist I decided to homeschool my kids again this year, but I also feel the back-to-school frenzy that sweeps Wal-Mart aisles across the country, if only because I buy supplies that school children use for the kids’ curriculum, co-ops and various classes. Like many other adults across the country, I get […]

Fair’s pet performance draws crowd

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Jo Schrepfer holds out her arms to catch a trained cat during the Pets Overboard pirate show Thursday night at the fair. She said the animal performers were all rescued from animal shelters. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Children giggled and clapped as Comet climbed a ladder and began […]

School staff prepare to welcome back students

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Melissa Ward works as bus driver, assistant manager and sometimes janitor at Adair Transportation Inc., which runs bus routes for the Clovis Municipal Schools system. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Getting 43 buses and their drivers ready to drive 34 routes carrying 2,200 children to school daily can only […]

Wiener dogs ready to run

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Karl Korff holds one of his two dachshunds Bear Hunting. Bear Hunting is a male long-haired dachshund and was rescued by Korff. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico Long legs, svelte lines, built for speed and ready to chase wild rabbits or birds in the countryside for miles. These are […]

Western code: Never admit to pain

After years of personal observation I am ready to reveal the real, true code of the West. Here it is: “Don’t ever admit you’re hurt.” We all know the guy who gets bucked off on his c

May 17 Letters to the Editor

Ready to bid Glenda Bly goodbye I’m always a little perplexed that frequent letter writer Glenda Bly, who lives in Farwell, Texas, is so determined to criticize our New Mexico city and state governments. Perhaps when Texas secedes from the Union, she will really be able to live in her beloved Republic of Texas. Of […]

Math graduate looks toward future in linguistics

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico One new Eastern New Mexico University graduate is standing on a foundation of math and getting ready to leap into linguistics. “I’m excited,” said Allison Sanderson, who is from Edgewood. Sanderson said she is sad to be leaving the people she met in Portales, but is excited about what […]

New Clovis principal ready for latest challenge

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Wayne Marshall will take over as Clovis High principal in July. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Wayne Marshall likes a challenge. In his life, he’s been a member of the Air Force, cycled cross country, been an elementary school teacher and a principal at two grade levels. For his next challenge, Marshall will take […]

Defining a genuine disaster

By Curtis K. Shelburne In the event of a disaster, I am now ready. I think. I don’t suppose I’ll know until I’m faced with one. But I just installed software to back up my computer and create a disk for “Disaster Recovery.” So now all I need is a disaster. For a moment or […]

Hounds get ready for season

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks ENMU coach Phil Clabaugh gives junior Ethan Wagner a few pointers after he leaves the batting cage during Friday’s practice. The Greyhounds open the 2008 season today. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Veteran Eastern New Mexico University baseball coach Phil Clabaugh said there’s one potential alibi the […]