More than 350 graduate at ENMU fall commencement

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Courtesy photo: Kaylee Peterson Eastern New Mexico University graduate Justin Hudson hugs a faculty member Saturday morning after receiving his degree. Hudson graduated with a bachelor of science degree. Alisa Boswell ENMU President Steven Gamble said each commencement has unique qualities to it and fall graduation Saturday at Greyhound Arena was no different. “This one, […]

Education column: Forensics lessons making return

Following upon a unique and innovative idea introduced last year, Clovis High School Freshman Academy students are about to launch into crime investigation once again. Nicole Hahn, science teacher at CHSFA recently shared the details. “Last year’s project was such a success that we decided to do it again, so if you’re driving by CHSFA […]

AgSense: Conserving rainfall challenge of dry season

Many people who have spent more than half a century in the southern High Plains say that they have not seen a year like this before. This year is unique. Rainfall stopped after a wet summer in 2010 and less than three inches has been received in the last nine months. Distribution is also erratic. […]

Education column: Airmen offer students advice

Cindy Kleyn-Kennedy I was very moved by a unique sight the other day: Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps students presented colors at a special ceremony honoring veterans. Looking around Yucca’s school cafeteria, I saw it was filled with a considerable number of Cannon Air Force Base personnel in uniform standing in total silence — at […]

Baby central: PRMC provides area’s lone obstetrics department

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Nurse Kaylynn Fahsholtz finishes paperwork for a patient in the labor and delivery department at Plains Regional Medical Center. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Plains Regional Medical Center has a unique distinction among the hospitals that dot eastern New Mexico and neighboring West Texas towns — they are the […]

Business feature: Firm helps companies increase productivity

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer A unique state-subsidized consulting firm says it can help local businesses increase the bottom line. New Mexico Manufacturing Extension Partnership consults with existing small- and medium-sized manufacturing businesses on how to increase productivity and efficiency through a series of educational classes and seminars. Clovis Industrial Development Corp. business recruiter […]

Giving back truly patriotic

By Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist Beneath it all, all the hooplah and ceremony, all the rah rah and fireworks, all the picnics and celebrating, lies a fundamental truth that we cannot afford to lose sight of. America is blessed with freedom. Even the freedom to say that we feel our freedom is threatened is somewhat […]

CCC offers unique summer classes

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Student’s finished products from the Raku pottery class offered at Clovis Community College are exhibited in a window display after the class is over. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Clovis Community College students can get core classes out of the way this summer or venture into new territory by […]

First Person: Spring Identity Unique

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Editor’s note: In honor of Thursday being the first day of spring, we located the only person named Spring listed in the phone book. Clovis native Judy Spring, 68, a licensed nurse, cares for her longtime friend and neighbor. Spring spends at least 10 hours a day, five days a […]

Password protected

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Freedom New Mexico illustration: Liliana Castillo Multiple passwords have become an everyday part of computer security. By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Computer passwords. They’ve become a part of every day life as computer technology continues to grow. Nearly every Web site requires a username and password to view some, if not all, of its […]

It’s Their Business: Unique Creations Gift Shop and JJ’s Polish Pottery Place

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By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Name: Unique Creations Gift Shop and JJ’s Polish Pottery Place Location: 1326 Highway 60-84 What they do: Sell gifts, crafts and Polish pottery, and teach decorative painting. Who’s in charge: Patsy Liston, Jean Patton and Jaqque Johnson are the partners. How long in business: about 30 years Hours of […]

Unique gifts require imagination

By Clyde Davis: Local Columnist When it comes to gift giving, I’ve long been in favor of the unique, the unusual, the unexpected. The recent Christmas season gave me a chance to gift the entire family with something, I believe, caught everyone by pleasant surprise. I’d purchased a November issue of Santa Fean magazine, with […]

Ag Sense: Consortium looks to increase dairy business

By G. Robert Hagevoort: ENMU diary specialist Eastern New Mexico and West Texas have seen tremendous growth in the dairy industry in the last several years. New Mexico ranks seventh in the nation in milk production, and will soon take over the No. 6 spot behind classic dairy states such as Wisconsin, California and Pennsylvania. […]

Sniper trial brings death penalty back in spotlight

Freedom Newspapers The guilty verdict in the trial of John Allen Muhammad brings back the debate over the death penalty. There can be no justice for the people murdered by John Allen Muhammad in the Washington, D.C., area in October 2002. A jury in Virginia Beach, Va., was right to enter a guilty verdict this […]