School data posted on Web

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer As the first day of school draws near, school Web sites have information for parents to get their children ready for school. Parents can find registration dates, opening days, lunch menus, schedule pickup times and other events listed. Clovis Municipal Schools Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm said school closures because of […]

Business Digest: Dairy owners honored by DFA

The owners and operators of Crosswinds Dairy in Portales have received the 2007 Member of Distinction Award from the Dairy Farmers of America, according to a DFA news release. Dougie Idsinga, Dawn Idsinga, Derek Idsinga, Darci Idsinga Collins and Denver Collins were selected for the honor that is based on vision, leadership and innovation in […]

Government unheralded customer

By Sandra Taylor-Sawyer: Everybody’s Business Business owners should always keep an eye on new product or client markets. The government — federal, state and local — is a common market, perhaps overlooked at times. Government entities have a need for products and services small businesses produce. However, selling products and services to the federal government […]

Reporter’s Notebook: ‘Bored’ resident creates social site

AN EASTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY student hatched a Web site for people who are bored in Clovis. Daniel Garcia, 28, fathered www.boredinclovis.com in 2006 when he was directed to create a useful Web site for a college class. Inspired by the popular Web networking site MySpace, www.boredinclovis.com has 183 members. Garcia said his experience in […]

Faculty, staff support reconfiguration

By Rhonda Seidenwurm: Guest columnist On Tuesday our Board of Education will vote on a proposal to re-configure our junior high schools. The proposal is to create seventh- and eighth-grade middle schools at Marshall and Yucca junior highs and a Clovis High School Ninth Grade Center at Gattis. We are moving the venue of the […]

Day Trip: Larger than life

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Artist and sculptor Brian Norwood stands between two larger-than-life cowboy sculptures he has erected near Jal on N.M. 18. (Courtesy photo) Compiled by Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Natives call Jal the “Gateway to the Land of Enchantment,” according to its Web site. With its larger-than-life cowboy sculptures overlooking N.M. 18 and a well-stocked lake that […]

Hero welcomed home

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Navy Seaman Apprentice John Martinez, right, was welcomed home Friday by family and friends to spend the holidays. (Freedom Newspapers: Marlena Hartz) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A Clovis family gave their hero the homecoming of a king Friday. Eighteen people spread across a corner by the Greyhound bus station in Clovis, sang carols […]

Day Trip: Classic theater hosts holiday performances

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The restored 1930s-era Cactus Theater sits in the heart of the Depot District in Lubbock. (Courtesy photo) By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Nestled in the Depot District of Lubbock is the Cactus Theater. Starting life in 1938 as a motion picture theater, the facility was remodeled in 1993 and has since become a performance theater. […]

School funding makeover possible

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Local goals for education will be recorded today at a town hall meeting in Clovis. About 15 such meetings are being held across the state to gather information for a state analysis of school funding, according to education officials. A New Mexico Legislature task force commissioned the American Institutes […]

Cranes return to refuge

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Sandhill cranes are one of the many species that can be observed during the winter months at the Muleshoe National Wildlife Refuge, the oldest refuge in Texas. By Ashley Lee: Freedom Newspapers There is a wildlife refuge a short journey away. The Muleshoe National Wildlife Refuge is the oldest refuge in Texas and home to […]

Clovis High grad arrested in sting

Freedom Newspapers An Eastern New Mexico University student is among more than 100 arrested in connection with a nationwide child pornography investigation, according to a press release from 9th Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler’s office. Matthew Coker, 21, a 2004 Clovis High graduate, was taken into custody by federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents Monday […]

Oct. 10, 2006 Business Digest

Web site basic topic of workshop A four-hour workshop on setting up a Web site for a small business will be held Nov. 11 at Clovis Community College. Topics will include domain registration, creating and updating content, advertising and selling online, and optimizing for search engines. The workshop is offered through the Small Business Development […]

Day Trip: Fort Stanton offers historical getaway

Freedom Newspapers Fort Stanton, near Ruidoso, has had a varied and long history, but according to those working to preserve it, the former cavalry post remains in remarkably good condition. Located in the shadow of the Sierra Blanca mountains, Fort Stanton was established on May 4, 1855. It was named for Capt. Henry W. Stanton, […]

Day Trip: Silent Wings Museum

Silent Wings Museum in Lubbock is dedicated to the World War II experience from the perspective of the glider pilots who flew in every major invasion of that war. The focal piece of the museum is a restored WACO CG-4A glider, according to the museum’s Web site, www.silentwingsmuseum.com History In 1971, former pilots of the […]

At a glance: Regional colleges and universities

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Clovis Community College By Marlana Hartz: CNJ staff writer A comparative look at regional colleges and universities: Clovis Community College Fall semester begins: Aug. 28 Last day to register:Sept. 1 Cost per credit hour: $49 for New Mexico residents in-district Status: Public college Mission statement: “To provide you with all the tools you need to […]

Day Trip: Sumner Lake

Families looking to cool off in the water or just relax and have fun can find the opportunity by visiting Sumner Lake State Park for a day or to camp overnight. With a lake that spans 4,500 acres, the 6,700-acre state park just west of Fort Sumner offers activities to enjoy on the water, while […]

Spiders deserve chance to thrive, too

By Grant McGee: Local columnist “We have a jumping spider in the laundry room,” The Lady of the House said a few days ago. “So?” I said. “It’ll eat all the bugs in there.” “I don’t mind it being there, it was just being obstreperous.” The Lady of the House uses big words because she’s […]

Rise of indecency dulling sensibilities

By Mona Charen: Syndicated columnist A couple of weeks ago I was felled by a particularly nasty flu. Too sick even to read, I listened to radio and watched television for long hours every day. What I heard and saw was not conducive to recovery. I admit to being a little “out of the loop” […]

Internet should remain free from government controls

Freedom Newspapers It is encouraging that U.S. District Judge James Ware has shown some concerns about privacy. Even so, the likelihood that Internet search-engine company Google will be required to turn over a sample of 50,000 Web site addresses and 5,000 search queries — rather than a million of each — so it can conduct […]

Dinosaurs rule at Tucumcari museum

Compiled by William Thompson Advertisement The world’s largest collection of bronze dinosaur skeletons awaits visitors to Mesalands Community College’s Dinosaur Museum in Tucumcari. Plenty of original fossils are on hand for natural history lovers, and children will delight knowing they can touch most of the exhibits and play in the children’s activity area. A paleontology […]