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Articles from the July 27, 2011 edition

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American ousted in 9-10 tourney

ROSWELL — Clovis American’s run in the state 9-10 Little League baseball tournament is over. Carlsbad Shorthorn rallied from a six-run deficit and benefitted from an overturned call Tuesday night to edge American 11-10. The Clovis squad went...

 

Child Sense: Helping your child learn the basics of organization

Teaching our kids how to be organized starts at an early age. The habits that will aid them as they move through life start when they are young with simple systems learned at home and in their own space. Even when they are young, they can learn how t...

 

How to run a great youth sports practice

Jack Perconte Parents often have unrealistic expectations of youth sport coaches. After all, most youth sport coaches are volunteer coaches who are only coaching because their sons or daughters are playing the sport. However, this should not provide...

 

Frumpy Middle-Aged Mom: Lost something? Not my problem

If my kids were cast into an episode of the TV show "Lost," they would have to stay that way. Forever. This is because I have a very firm rule in my house: I do not look for kid stuff. Period. Exclamation point. End of paragraph. Some people think...

 

Frumpy Middle-Aged Mom: Lost something? Not my problem

If my kids were cast into an episode of the TV show "Lost," they would have to stay that way. Forever. This is because I have a very firm rule in my house: I do not look for kid stuff. Period. Exclamation point. End of paragraph. Some people think...

 

Child Sense: Helping your child learn the basics of organization

Teaching our kids how to be organized starts at an early age. The habits that will aid them as they move through life start when they are young with simple systems learned at home and in their own space. Even when they are young, they can learn how t...

 

Moms Gear: Dig around with gardening gloves that are made to last

MCT The Women's Bionic Blooms Gardening Gloves are available for $24.92 in various sizes and colors, including lime green, through www.homedepot.com. Maggie O'Neill Whether you're putting new plants in your garden or pulling out stubborn weeds,...

 

Why avoiding conflict keeps you trapped in it forever

Rick Steinhauser:Akron Beacon Journal Conflict in the workplace can hinder productivity. Lisa McLeod Most people don't like conflict. It feels risky and time consuming. They're either afraid of it or they don't want to expend the energy to deal with...

 

Governor talks driver's license law, school grading system

Gov. Susana Martinez said Wednesday that New Mexico is a magnet for people all over the world looking for a valid U.S. ID. And that’s one of the reasons behind her push to repeal a law that allows undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s...

 

Governor talks driver's license law, school grading system

CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez came by the Clovis News Journal office Wednesday for an interview with staff after visiting Cannon Air Force Base. Gov. Susana Martinez said Wednesday that New Mexico is a magnet for...

 

Self starter: Clovis native plans microbrewery in Portales

Freedom New Mexico A new business is in the works for Portales in the form of a microbrewery and restaurant where homemade beer will be served. The entrepreneur of this establishment is Clovis native Justin Cole, who moved to Portales in March of...

 

Rural area post offices in danger of closure

Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Due to financial struggles, the U.S. Postal Service has produced a list of about 3,700 post offices it will study for closure nationwide. Five rural post offices in Roosevelt County, two in De Baca County and one in...

 

Nine residents to receive rabies shots

PNT staff reports The New Mexico Department of Health is warning pet and livestock owners in Roosevelt County and the surrounding area to make sure their dogs, cats, horses and other valuable livestock get vaccinated against rabies after an...

 

Rural post offices face closure

Five rural post offices in Roosevelt County, two in De Baca County and one in Parmer County, Texas, are in danger of being closed. Due to financial struggles, the U.S. Postal Service has produced a list of about 3,700 post offices it will study for...

 

Ticket feature: Wiener Nationals set for Saturday

Freedom New Mexico The third annual Wiener Nationals is taking place Saturday morning at Hillcrest Park. The event, designed to raise money for the High Plains Humane Society’s spay and neuter program, is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. with registra...

 

Ticket feature: Wiener Nationals set for Saturday

File photo The third annual Wiener Nationals are set for Saturday at 11 a.m. at Hillcrest Park. Admission to the races is free with donations given to the High Plains Humane Society. Freedom New Mexico The third annual Wiener Nationals is taking...

 

Pet, livestock owners warned to keep rabies vaccinations up to date

Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico Department of Health is warning pet and livestock owners in Roosevelt County and the surrounding area to make sure their dogs, cats, horses and other valuable livestock get vaccinated against rabies after an...

 

My turn: Smoothie gets a fruity tweak

I know they say, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” but sometimes it’s not bad to tweak a good thing. Case in point: Lemonade, strawberries and mangos. Inspired while browsing through recipes in search of a column idea, I decided to create...

 

Former Clovis resident opening microbrewery, restaurant

Freedom New Mexico: Alisa Boswell Justin Cole pours one of his homemade brews in the building on Main Street in Portales where his restaurant and microbrewery will open in March 2012. Cole said he has been home brewing for six years and has been...

 

Education column: Secondary schools undergo improvements

Further to recent reports, our secondary school sites have also been undergoing improvements during the summer months, thanks to the efforts of our operations department. Anyone driving by Marshall Middle School will have noticed not only a great dea...

 

High Plains Patriots threaten city with lawsuit over Hotel Clovis sign

CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks A sign hung from Hotel Clovis seeking support of an Aug. 2 election to decide an affordable housing plan for the city has drawn concern from opponents. The High Plains...

 

Letters to the editor: Gay lifestyle unacceptable to God

Gay lifestyle unacceptable to God Regarding the July 21 letter from Adam Martinez: Those participating in the gay pride parade were forcing their lifestyle on us. I happened to be on Main Street that day shopping with my daughter and having a great...

 

Parking signs should have had public’s input

Surprise, Clovis. We have a new rule, and it affects everyone who shops downtown on Main Street. As of Tuesday, there’s a two-hour parking limit. The new traffic regulation was not publicly debated. Most of us didn’t even know a problem existed...

 

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