Letters to the editor: Lansford’s leadership skills proven

Lansford’s leadership skills proven I respect the job Gayla Brumfield has done as mayor. Every leader operates with different strengths and objectives. I have stayed out of the fray, until the biased piece about the race was published last Sunday. There is so much not said that needs to be said about the benefits David […]

Friday morning briefing: A house raising and our prehistoric history

Good morning and welcome to the Friday briefing. House help Construction skills are needed Saturday at the Habitat for Humanity work day. It’s 8 a.m. at 2100 W. Manana in Clovis. Volunteers need to help pour concrete, caulk and install floors. Lunch will be provided. Information: 359-1344. Step back in history You can learn about […]

McGee: Listening skills could use work

The Lady of the House says I don’t listen. I disagree. I hear every word she says. Just like the other day we were driving through Portales on our way to Roswell and I noticed the “Welcome to Portales” sign was gone. You know, the one that reads “WELCOME TO PORTALES…HOME OF 17,000 FRIENDLY FOLKS […]

Everybody’s business: Managing people is an art

Running a business and managing employees can appear as two separate and non-relational skills. However, management is an integral role of owning a business. Some people do not like supervising; others have the knack and thoroughly enjoy it. Similar to other skills, managing people can be learned. Most small businesses start out with the founder […]

Petite Picassos: Cannon Library hosts art class for toddlers

Cannon Connections: Liliana Castillo Kaia Kerr, 4, gives her lion a lavender mane. Once a month, Cannon Library librarian Loretta Croke teaches toddlers art in a class called Petite Picasso. The subject changes for each class. She has taught art topics such as watercolor and mosaic. On March 24, she taught the toddlers how to […]

Skills development center houses auto mechanic shop

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Cannon Connections: Alisa Boswell Staff Sgt. Richard Taylor of Dyess Air Force Base in Abilene, Texas, works on his car in the Cannon Air Force Base Auto Skills Center while he was in Clovis visiting family. Alisa Boswell New airmen to Cannon Air Force Base may not know there is a source of learning and […]

Infant CPR classes being offered

CNJ staff The American Red Cross and with Plains Regional Medical Center are offering monthly infant and child CPR classes for new parents and caregivers. The classes focus on teaching cardiac and breathing emergency skills for infants and children up to about age 8. Classes will be held on the fourth Saturday of every month […]

Obama strategy for Afghanistan poorly planned

Freedom New Mexico The Obama administration has announced it may have to turn to military personnel, mainly reservists with relevant civilian skills, to fill hundreds of posts that had been intended for civilian experts. The Obama strategy for Afghanistan announced last month included a dramatic increase in “nation-building” efforts that would include, as President Obama […]

Sports Briefs June 20

Friday Diamond Skills softball challenge — 11 a.m. at the softball fields Saturday Alien pin night — 5 p.m. at Cannon Lanes Sunday Ladd and Lassie tournament — 1 p.m. at Whispering Winds NASCAR Sunday — Toyota Save Mart 350 at The End Zone lounge Monday Retiree special — Golfers with a retired military ID […]

Warm, windy weather hard on crops

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico High winds and hot temperatures have tested the skills of gardeners and farmers and tried the patience of everyone this spring. “We’ve certainly seen our share of warm and windy weather,” said Todd Shoemake, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Albuquerque. “We’re getting a little sick of it […]

Motherhood entails all sorts of job skills

Freedom New Mexico Consider this a rhetorical gift to all the moms out there: The term “working mother” is redundant. Please understand we mean no disrespect to anyone. Women who have to balance children and careers face formidable challenges. It’s just that the combination of the words “working” and “mother” sort of implies that a […]

Reserve, Guard demonstrate military skills

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Liliana Moreno An Army National Guard medical evacuation company simulates a search and rescue mission with a pair of UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters during the 2008 Boss Lift on May 3. By Airman 1st Class Liliana Moreno, 27th SOW Public Affairs Office MELROSE BOMBING RANGE — More than 60 New Mexico […]

Guardsmen and reservists demonstrate skills

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Freedom New Mexico: Mickey Winfield Carlsbad city employee Art Sena takes a seat in a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter after one of the rescue training missions Saturday morning at the Melrose Bombing Range. By Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico With war raging abroad and the occasional state-wide emergency calling New Mexico national guardsmen and reservists into […]

New Mexico Teacher Assessments Basic Skills Test Workshop

Clovis Community College will host the New Mexico Teacher Assessments Basic Skills Test Workshop.

Music teaches discipline

By Cindy Martin: Guest columnist This is part of a series in which local columnists share their love for music in celebration of “Music in Our Schools Week” at Clovis Municipal Schools. Like many people, music is an everyday part of my life. I have the radio on in my car and in my office. […]

Management skills important

Sandra Taylor-Sawyer Running a business and managing employees can appear as two separate and non-related skills. However, management is an integral role of owning a business. Some people do not like supervising; others have the knack and thoroughly enjoy it. Similar to other skills, managing people can be learned. Most small businesses start out with […]

Next time around, bill should address immigrant quotas

Editorial So the grand-bargain “comprehensive” immigration reform bill introduced a few weeks ago in the Senate is dead, having fallen 15 votes short of the 60 needed to close debate and move to a final vote. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says that after some tinkering it could be brought up again, perhaps in just […]

Doggie Howser, MD: Therapy dog

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Casper the therapy dog visits with surgical floor nurses at Plains Regional Medical Center. “The staff and the patients, they love having him here,” his owner David Kelso said. By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers A practiced calm settled over Casper as he stood ready to make his rounds. As the […]

No cowboys at this rodeo

Tech. Sgt. Frank Deguzman uses a stethoscope to check the breathing on a victim while the rest of his team stands by with supplies waiting for the next step in helping to revive the victim. Airman Elliott Sprehe Cannon’s EMTs test their medical abilities against each other Screams filled the air as Cannon medics rushed […]

Airmen hone combat skills

Tech. Sgt. Tina Bryant, 27th Operations Support Squadron, attacks an enemy bunker during the second day of Expeditionary Combat Skills training. Airman Elliott Sprehe 27th Security Forces Squadron oversees training for deployment Building defensive fighting positions, learning hand-to-hand combat skills and completing the mission in a hostile-fire zone are but a few training exercises Airmen […]