Everybody’s business: Customer service can distinguish business

Attention business owners: Are we ready for the prime season of the year? Now is a good time to tune up the customer service engine. A customers’ perception of how they are treated has a dramatic effect on net profits. In this struggling economy, many businesses have cut back on employees to reduce costs, but […]

Helps to get in tune with people

Karl Terry Before the days of digital radios the device had to be tuned in precisely to the station or what you heard didn’t sound right. As fast as our lives are these days sometimes big parts are out of tune. I got to thinking about this the other day when a co-worker came in […]

In search of ponies: Natural solution found for mouse problem

Sharna Johnson At first I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me. I would catch small flickers of motion in my peripheral vision but when I turned to look, there was nothing there. And my ears started picking up on little pockets of noise, light and easy to tune out, like branches rubbing against […]

Singing the right tune for the new year

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Local columnist Although I certainly wish for you and yours a happy and blessed New Year, I confess that I’m rarely terribly excited about New Year’s fanfare. (I like almost any reason for some days off and time with friends and good food, so I’m not a total New Year’s grinch […]

America hardly ‘land of the free’

By Tibor Machan: FNM columnist One recent morning I was checking the news on CNN and happened to tune in just as a woman, about 50, was being forcibly ejected from a Senate meeting discussing reforms in the health-insurance system. As she was led out, she kept shouting, “We want guaranteed health care” and “We […]

Jesus’ birthday gives Christians chance to connect

By Judy Brandon: CNJ Columnist At times I am able to tune in to Ravi Zacharias on the radio. A dynamic speaker, he is also a wonderful teacher and a Christian theologian that has a world wide ministry. He is highly educated, and a visiting scholar at Oxford. Zacharias speaks to scores of college groups […]

Souls full of spirit produce music of life

By Judy Brandon: Local Columnist One of the earliest music memories I have is of Meserve School in Kansas City, Kansas. I was in third grade and I always looked forward to music class with Miss Abel, our young and energetic music teacher. She was pretty and kind and had a great enthusiasm about her […]

Zia students bid farewell to principal

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Zia Elementary Principal Mel Mapes receives a present from second-grader Kelsey Knight at an assembly Friday afternoon to honor his recent retirement. CNJ staff photo: Mike Linn. By Jack King: CNJ staff writer About 420 highly enthusiastic first- through sixth-graders filled Zia Elementary’s gym Friday afternoon to raise their voices in praise of Mel Mapes, […]