Community rallies to help fire victims

Tonjia Rolan Officials and staff from 13 local and area organizations converged on the Lighthouse Mission Wednesday evening armed with phone cards, toothbrushes, clothing, hotel vouchers and food for the victims of Wednesday’s fire. Aid workers did more than address food and shelter issues, however. They faced challenging questions such as how to replace destroyed […]

Time running out on vouchers

CNJ staff Seniors with farmers’ market vouchers are running out of time to use them. Heidi Liedtke with the New Mexico Farmers’ Marketing Association said while the vouchers expire on Nov. 15, Clovis and Portales farmers’ markets will close the last week of October. Liedtke said about 65 percent of the vouchers have been used […]

Local Roundup: Food vouchers to be distributed

CNJ staff Vouchers for the purchase of fruits and vegetables at the Clovis Farmers’ Market will be distributed on Friday to individuals enrolled in the commodity supplemental food program. The $28 vouchers will be issued on first-come, first-serve basis at 9 a.m. at the Salvation Army Corps Community Center, 317 E. Second St., according to […]

Advances in education are not difficult

Mona Charen Though the news from the education world is gloomy, dismal and sad, I do believe that in 2004 things will improve. Eventually, in America, when things get bad enough, a reforming impulse pushes through the muck and begins to set things right. The following education follies from 2003 are offered in hopes of […]

Voucher would ensure kids’ education

Mona Charen By one vote, the House of Representatives decided earlier this month to give needy students in the District of Columbia a fighting chance at a better education. Now the Senate is up to bat. Arrayed against the proposal is a coalition of big moneyed interests. No, not the usual suspects — the oil, […]