Jobs’ success shows reward of capitalism

Freedom New Mexico Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs, who died of cancer this week at the young age of 56, is being remembered across the globe as a great innovator, entrepreneur and visionary whose work has greatly improved the lives of people from all stations of life, in all countries and all professions. We appreciate […]

In search of ponies: Success understood across species

We just didn’t speak the same language. And it wouldn’t have been such a big deal if he didn’t have the ability to run over me like a Mac truck, a point which was driven home with every nervous or confused twitch he made. I can still see him standing there, nose to the fence, […]

Mayor calls ‘open hours office meeting’ success

CNJ staff Clovis Mayor Gayla Brumfield called her first “open hours office meeting” Wednesday a success, noting three groups of people stopped by to speak their minds on a variety of subjects, including restoring the Lyceum Theater. “It’s something I’ve wanted to do for a long time now,” said Brumfield, adding the office she used […]

Education column: Marshall students racing toward success

The race is on. If you’ve had occasion to drive by Marshall Middle School lately, you will have seen a giant banner with the words “The Great American Race” spanning the front doors of the building. No … the school is not buying each of the middle school students a race car. This program is […]

Texico residents top State 42 tournament

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Submitted by Jerry Whitney Bill Myers of Melrose, left, and Dewey Pierce of Texico won second place at the High Plains 42 Aug. 6th at A-Me-D’s Diner in Texico. The double championship weekend was a success. Results of the first High Plains 42 Championship. This first time eight-game championship was a success with 11 teams […]

Shoutouts — Aug. 7

Center thanks benefit sponsors The Community Service Center in Portales held its 12th annual barbecue benefit dinner on July 15, 2011. The dinner was a huge success thanks to the support of our local citizens and businesses. All proceeds from the dinner will directly benefit the Community Services Center’s senior meal site. The Community Services […]

Education column: Technology prepares students for future success

Why is technology important to education? When you think about it, our students of today have never lived in a world without the Internet. Computers have always been around during their lifetimes. We’ve heard the various statistics about how the top 10 in-demand jobs in 2010 did not even exist in 2004, and that we’re […]

Bill would change schools’ measure of success

Liliana Castillo A bill that would change the way student success is measured in New Mexico’s schools is headed to state legislators this session. Bill sponsor Rep. Dennis Roch, an assistant superintendent with Texico schools, said under the bill, House Bill 355, each school in the state would be rated by a letter grade, A, […]

Clovis Christian parents, faculty tout success of instruction model

Liliana Castillo Clovis Christian School’s new Middle School Academy, complete with personalized instruction, is getting rave reviews from parents after the first nine weeks. The new instructional model, created by Superintendent Ladona Clayton and Elementary Principal Linda D’Amour, has students moving forward when they can prove mastery of a subject rather than by age or […]

Education column: Principal says positive school culture important to success

Cindy Kleyn-Kennedy Things are hopping at Marshall Middle School. Recent conversations with high-energy Principal Jay Brady and his staff revealed some proactively positive trends taking place at this school. Building a positive school culture is important to student success, according to Brady, as he discussed the importance of setting high standards both for academics as […]

Mexico needs to change perception of success

Freedom Newspapers A lot of recent data show how Mexico is doing as a country; some figures are surprisingly good; others, however, suggest the country’s progress could come more slowly than we might hope. Mexico’s government reported last week that some 28,000 people have been killed in drug-related violence since the government began its crackdown […]

AFAF campaign ends in success

By Jon Hanson: Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — The 2010 Air Force Assistance Fund wrapped up recently with $7,492,512.94 in total contributions. This exceeded last year’s contribution record by more than $20,000. “This was a phenomenal year,” said Bill D’Avanzo, the Air Force voting action officer and fundraising […]

Flying high: Annual Kite Karnival takes off Saturday

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File photo This Saturday’s Kite Karnival will feature a limited number of free kites for children who are attending. The event is free and open to the public. Cannon Connections Kites will dot the sky during the seventh annual Kite Karnival Saturday at Doc Stewart Park. Paul Hopkins, community center manager, said the event has […]

Music sets tone for student success

By Alan Dropps: Guest columnist Today marks the beginning of “Music in our Schools Week.” This event is celebrated annually in the Clovis Municipal School District. We celebrate in a variety of ways. We hold a poster contest for our elementary students, present a “Grand Concert,” perform individual school concerts, and conclude the week with […]

Education column: Chance to accumulate college credits helps students excel

By Penny Bailey: Clovis Municipal Schools If America is the land of opportunity, then opportunity knocks at the doors of Clovis schools. And, for those students who not only dream of success but plan ahead and work to achieve it, success comes earlier than later. What I am talking about is the wonderful opportunity our […]

Education feature: CHS principal touts program as road toward success

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis High School Principal Wayne Marshall has a display of memorabilia from his 20 years working in schools proudly displayed in his office. He plans to add to it while at CHS. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer As Wayne Marshall and his wife took their seats high in the […]

For Nitzers of Muleshoe, running a family affair

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo The Nizter family welcomed two new members, Beric and Berin, when the twins were born three months ago. Deb and Grant Nitzer stand with their nine children Laurel, back left, Bethany, back middle, Hudson, back right, Gracee, front left, Holly, front middle, Rasmey and Jonathan, front right, in front of […]

People must strive for own success

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist A distinguishing feature of Friedrich Nietzsche’s thought was that he believed humankind needed to overturn the old, mostly theological ethics and transform values to something new. He didn’t say what that would have to be, but he identified Christian ethics with radical altruism, advising us all to live […]

Editorial: Withdrawal from Iraq isn’t sign of success

As violence in Iraq has declined over the past year or so, American concern about Iraq has declined as well. The subject didn’t even come up — perhaps understandably given intense concern about the economic doldrums — during President Obama’s most recent press conference. But recent events suggest various tensions are merely bubbling beneath the […]

Shame on those jealous of success

By TIbor Machan: CNJ columnist Most top executives draw pretty reasonable salaries, maybe up from $250K to several million per year. This isn’t unlike how professional baseball and football players are hired and compensated, especially the stars among them. Some people are sought out eagerly and promised exorbitant pay, including bonuses above the regular salary, […]