Education column: Storytelling major educational tool

St. Patrick’s Day is upon us, and storytellers have long shared colorful tales about the patron saint of Ireland. Born in Wales to British and Roman parents, captured as a teen by Irish marauders and sold into slavery in Ireland, he escaped, converted to Christianity, joined the church, trained in Gaul, and returned to Ireland […]

Christmas on the cops

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Master Sgt. Jesse Frank watches as Trajan Tye Bernal, 4, front, and his brother Daven Ray Bernal, 5, look at toys during Shop with a Cop Monday at Wal-Mart. Sharna Johnson Bicycles, dolls, brightly colored tool sets, dinosaurs with flashing eyes —

Awareness important tool in fighting cancer

Clyde Davis Before getting into this column, I need to make a correction and apology. To my Lutheran colleagues: It seems probable the Martin Luther incident never occurred — the punch in the nose over Holy Communion. The church history professor from whom I heard the story is very likely no longer alive; he was […]

Grand juries tool of law

Sharna Johnson Grand jury investigations have a lot of usefulness and can be a helpful tool in determining criminal charges and providing insight into a case, according to Kathryn Gurley, Parmer County Texas district attorney. In two area cases, police have suspects but charges have not been filed — the Aug. 17 shooting death of […]

Everybody’s Business: Social networking important marketing tool

By Sandra Taylor-Sawyer: Local columnist Technology has a way of touching our lives either personally, professionally or both. The use of the Internet through Web sites such as Facebook, Blastoff Network, You Tube, Linked In, Twitter and others are a growing trend that will affect the workplace. These sites are part of a viral marketing […]

Experience necessary hiking tool

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist The clearest memory, the one which stands out above all others, and there are many beautiful ones, was the beginning. 5:15 a.m. Cold to many. Not to me. And we started up the mountain. In all there would be 450 of us. But some of us, who deemed ourselves slower, […]

Weekend event features historical weapon

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Freedom New Mexico: Mickey Winfield Eastern New Mexico University associate professor of archeology Dave Batten displays two different styles of atlatls. The eighth annual atlatl throw will be held Saturday morning at the Blackwater Draw dig site north of Portales. By Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico Thousands of years ago, man invented a crude tool […]

Ratios important management tool

By Sandra Taylor-Sawyer: Guest columnist

It’s Their Business: Master Trim

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Master Trim By Dianna Hernandez: CNJ administrative assistant Name: Master Trim Location: 800 Main St. What they do: They sell truck and car accessories, which include truck signage, bed liners, running boards, tool boxes, anti-theft devices and DVD entertainment systems. Who’s in charge: Ovidio Balli and Scott Rawding Employees: Eight How long in business: They […]

Award-winning teacher says newspapers are great instructional tool

By Ryan Lengerich Cameo Elementary third-grade teacher Mary Finifrock de Parez remembers when as a little girl her dad taught her to read the newspaper. “I wanted my students to have the same joy,” she said. “I’ve had a grandmother tell me she wanted to thank me for letting her granddaughter read the newspaper.” Finifrock […]