Memories of the Forrest School

By Don McAlavy: CNJ Columnist By Judy Sours “Saturday, July 5, 2008, marked another Forrest, N.M. reunion,” said Judy Sours. “I have attended several, including the first one held in 1966. The school had recently closed and the buildings were empty, no longer to be used to educate children. “Small rural communities live through the […]

Small class, big opportunity

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CNJ correspondent: Martha Hardwick Grady’s graduating class consists of, from left, Timothy Bagwell, Emily Fury, Anthony Sanders, Aerial Verble, Trenton Whitehead, Jennifer Franklin and Jett Sours. Thoughts and insights by Grady’s graduating seniors based on a written survey: • Most will be going to college • It’s better the war on terrorism is being fought […]

Preschool seen as crucial part of early education

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Bethany Sours, a kindergarten teacher at the Clovis Nazarene School, stood with her arms crossed, her eyes busily scanning a crowd of kindergarten students. “I can definitely tell which students have had pre-schooling and which have not,” Sours said last week as she treated her students to a party […]

Truck was tracked by telephone

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Delbert Sours holds the cell phone that was in the truck as the truck, along with Christmas presents, was stolen while he tried to help an injured motorist near his home. Authorities used his cell phone to track his truck. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By Darrell Todd Maurina Delbert Sours has his pickup truck […]

Present vanishes with truck

By Darrell Todd Maurina Delbert Sours said he was just trying to be a good Samaritan when he heard a vehicle crash outside his Pleasant Hill farmhouse about 9:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve. He didn’t expect one of the people involved in the crash to take his pickup truck and leave the scene. “The worst […]