We need to take a stand on important issues

The interlude page in the algebra book was the subject of the humor. Well, actually I am the only one who got the humor. Interlude pages, as I call them, are those pages between chapters, that give you subjects like Math Applied To Life. This one featured positive and negative numbers, so the picture accompanying […]

Education column: Art applies skills from other subjects

Gazing up at clouds in the sky and imagining shapes or animals: That’s what drew Alexa Pickel to art. An art teacher at Clovis High School for the last seventeen years, she teaches upper division two-dimensional fine arts, such as drawing, painting, and calligraphy. Brain research has shown that arts education contributes to strengthening problem-solving […]

Residents share stories of favorite teachers

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Highland Elementary School fifth grade teacher Janet Kennard teaches math concepts to her class Friday. Kennard, a teacher for 14 years, is a second generation teacher. Her mother taught in Clovis schools for 36 years. Freedom New Mexico They made difficult subjects seem fun at school. They were an encouraging […]

Team teaching puts new spin on classroom subjects

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Courtesy photo Terry Pipkin and Tarmara Lopez’s seventh grade class staged an archeological dig at Marshall Middle School. The exercise was part of a new team teaching program. By Penny Bailey: Local columnist Have you ever attended a function or event just because you were being polite to the host or hostess, and you felt […]

Bingaman working to improve education by expanding school day, encouraging parental, community involvement

U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today joined in introducing two bills aimed at improving the quality of public education in New Mexico and across the country. Bingaman today cosponsored the Time for Innovation Matters in Education (TIME) Act, which promotes partnerships between schools and community-based organizations to carry out expanded learning models and encourage broad learning […]

June 13, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 4 a.m. June 5 an officer responded to a business in the area of 14th and Mitchell streets for an attempted break-in. A man said he had parked his semi-truck behind the store so employees could unload food. While he was […]

Charges filed in meth lab case

Freedom New Mexico Charges of manufacturing a controlled substance were filed in magistrate court on Wednesday against three subjects arrested in connection with seized meth labs in Portales. Manufacturing charges were filed against Cody Banister, 27, Brandy Rury, 24 and Troy Thompson, 29. “The investigation is still ongoing and there could be additional arrests and […]

Cancer study seeks subjects

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Sheryll Plyler, director of the cancer center at Plains Regional Medical Center, is organizing Cancer Prevention Study 3. The study looks at genetics, race, age gender and lifestyle to get a better understanding of cancer. Rick White: CNJ Managing Editor Penny Bailey is willing to do whatever she can to […]

Reporter’s Notebook: Two host families sought

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The Educational Resource Development Trust is looking for two volunteer host families. This is a non-profit educational foundation that finds host families for exchange students to come to the United States for one year of high school. There are two students who need to be placed by Monday. Both […]

Cops & courts: Would-be robbers foiled by undercover cops

A possible robbery attempt was foiled Wednesday when the would-be robbers inadvertently made contact with two undercover police officers, according to a press release from the police department. The officers were conducting surveillance related to another case about 11 p.m. when two subjects approached and tapped on the window of their vehicle. According to the […]