School house rocks the vote

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CNJ Staff Photo: Liliana Castillo Desiree Barraza fills in her name on a voter registration card in Kelly Fontanilla’s fifth grade class at James Bickley Elementary school. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ Staff Writer The fourth-grade classroom looked different today. On each of the miniature desks sits a white laptop. In front of each laptop, the […]

New instructor wants students to have say in class’ direction

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ Staff Writer A hands-on learning environment is what Gwyn Del Toro hopes to create in her fourth-grade classroom. A first-time teacher, Del Toro is beginning her career at James Bickley Elementary. “I’m excited but nervous,” she said. The new teacher is hoping for a school year full of learning and fun. […]

July 2, 2006 Births

Del Toro Matthew Cruz Del Toro was born May 12 to Armando and Gwyn Del Toro of Clovis at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces. His grandparents are Judy Matthews of Clovis and the late Bryan Matthews of Clovis and Rey and Gloria Del Toro of Muleshoe. Chandler Caden […]

Win Oscar, add four years to your life

By Helena Rodriguez Want to live longer? Eat healthy, exercise, don’t smoke and, oh yeah, win an Oscar. It’s that simple. I mean how hard can it be to get cast in a major movie and be chosen out of other big screen stars for a golden statuette? In 2001, a study appeared in the […]