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Articles from the July 20, 2011 edition

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Frumpy Middle-Aged Mom: My kids don't know how fierce I am

There seems to be some sort of fundamental misunderstanding around my house, in which my children perceive me as being hideously old-fashioned and, in fact, just plain old. Nothing could be further from the truth. I am a very groovy, hip and with-it... Full story

 

Child Sense: Tips for helping your child walk home from school

Consider the way your child relates to the world when planning his walk to and from school. Pick a route that is easy for your child to remember even if it may take a little longer. Turning one corner is easier for your child to remember than having...

 

Cuts in gifted education hurt kids' potential

"How can we measure the sonata unwritten, the curative drug undiscovered, the absence of political insight? They are the difference between what we are, and where we could be as a society." — James Gallagher, former director of the FPG Child... Full story

 

Every trick in the book: Five ways to inspire your children to read

Beside the proud and vocal parent who shares how great of a reader her child is (so much so that she can barely keep up with the insatiable demand for books, books, books) is the regular mom who cringes as she considers how her kid not only doesn't...

 

Summer fun and games: A couple of new toys to help fend off the summertime doldrums

Provided by Summit Base Camp Shelter, $35, at www.summittoysshop.com. Disney FamilyFun magazine It's bound to happen sometime during the summer break – no matter how overscheduled the kids seem – they will at some point begin to complain... Full story

 

Moms Gear: Make quick and healthy fruit popsicles for you and the kids

Provided by Zoku The Zoku Quick Pop Maker allows users to freeze treats of their own making in just seven minutes. It is available for $49.95 from www.zokuhome.com. Maggie O'Neill Being able to freeze a popsicle to readiness in seven minutes should a...

 

Understanding Bible more important than knowing facts

“Wow! That person really knows the Bible!” I hear that comment made fairly often, and I always wonder what the speaker means. Usually they mean that someone is quite familiar with the words of...

 

Clovis soldier wounded in Afghanistan

Army Sgt. 1st Class Dale “D.J.” Smith Jr. had only been in Afghanistan about a month when his unit came under attack Friday, and he was critically wounded. Less than a week and several surgeries... Full story

 

Texico brother, sister keep busy at rodeo

CLOVIS — Texico’s Dalton Wren was a spectator on Wednesday, but he has a busy few days ahead in the annual High Plains Junior Rodeo at Curry County Events Center. So does his sister, Audrey. Dalton Wren, 15, will compete in calf roping,...

 

Wrens looking forward to big week at rodeo

CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Chad Mayfield, 10, right, of Clovis and Jayden Shearer, 12, of Muleshoe take part in Wednesday’s age 9-12 team roping first go round in the High Plains Junior Rodeo at Curry County Events Center. Mayfield and... Full story

 

Letters to the editor: New course betters life in Clovis

New course betters life in Clovis Regarding negative comments about the new city golf course: What I understood is the money was already there to be spent on just parks and recreation projects. So I’m not sure where it would be wasted unless we...

 

Raising family workout in itself

These days I don’t get out all that much. I find shoes and socks for the kids, fill up sippy cups, put shoes back on after being kicked off, chase all three to the car, get the first car seat buckled, look around for the straying child, who is no...

 

House GOP should make Obama blink

Freedom New Mexico This isn’t time to go wobbly. Republicans in the House of Representatives need to maintain their discipline of standing firm against any tax increases in a deficit-reduction bill. The “Cut, Cap and Balance” bill the House... Full story

 

Clovis music groups receive top honors

Courtesy photo The Marshall Middle School choir performed at Christmas. The group shown here is made up of about 190 students, Marshall Choir Director Lori Salmon said. Two Clovis Municipal Schools musical groups received top honors from the New Mexi... Full story

 

Ticket feature: CCC students performing Broadway hits

Freedom New Mexico The fourth annual performance of Clovis Community College’s Broadway-style singing class will take place Tuesday, promising a line-up of classic music selections. Set for 7 p.m. in the college’s Town Hall, the performance,...

 

Ticket feature: CCC students performing Broadway hits

CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis Community College's Broadway-style singing class practices the opening number “Getting to Know You” Tuesday for their end-of-class show. The performance is 7 p.m. Tuesday at CCC's Town Hall and is...

 

Reader-submitted content: Dairy consortium opportunity for students

When Merel Rodenburg first attended New Mexico State University’s Southern Great Plains Dairy Consortium in Clovis in 2010, she expected to get technical book knowledge to supplement her studies in animal production. What the University of Arizona... Full story

 

Education column: Schools painted, trimmed and cleaned

As our Clovis Municipal School’s operations department continues with summer projects, below is an update on maintenance activities at the remaining elementary schools. At Lincoln-Jackson Family Center, the eaves have been painted, and the basketba... Full story

 

Texico twins commit to Zias

CNJ staff file photos: Liliana Castillo Twins Jaylyn, left, and Jordyn Cooper have made verbal commitments to play basketball for new Eastern New Mexico University women’s coach Lindsey Wilson in the 2012-13 season. Texico twins Jordyn and...

 

Reader-submitted content: Dairy course offers first-hand experience

Audry Olmsted When Merel Rodenburg first attended New Mexico State University’s Southern Great Plains Dairy Consortium in Clovis in 2010, she expected to get technical book knowledge to supplement her studies in animal production. What the...

 

Businesses participating in school supplies drive

A school supply drive will be held 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Aug. 8 to 12 at various Portales businesses, which currently include the Coffee Depot and will soon include Emmanuel Baptist Church and Victory Life Cafe. Families in need of school supplies... Full story

 

My turn: Simple mousse popular with children

Sweet, creamy ... and low-calorie. One of my friends has a great recipe for mousse. She often makes it with the help of visiting children, since the recipe is simple, doesn’t involve hot equipment and contains no eggs and therefore no worries... Full story

 

Portales man facing felony burglary charges

A Portales man has been arrested on charges of breaking into two vehicles. Geraldo McCain, 24, is charged with two counts of auto burglary, a fourth degree felony. He was arrested late Sunday after Portales Police received reports that he was seen...

 

Barbershop reopens as inn renovation continues

With the renovation of Portales Inn continuing, the first floor dining establishments and ballroom are scheduled to open in late summer or early fall. Yantie’s Barber Shop has been operating there for about two months and it is the first business...

 

Engagements —

Jackson-Parkey Richard and Vicki Jackson of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Amanda Jackson of Clovis to Matthew Parkey of Portales, son of Mike and Betty Parkey of Portales. The couple will exchange vows...

 

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