Aug. 4, 1935

Jean Bickley, 9-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James M. Bickley, narrowly escaped asphyxiation by carbon monoxide while enroute to Clovis from Albuquerque. A leak was thought to have penetrated the floor of the family car. … Gov. Clyde Tingley and Secretary of Agriculture Hensey A. Wallace were surprise guests at the Chamber of Commerce […]

Samaritans replace kids’ stolen coins

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James Bickley Elementary School staff members, from left, Susan Sandoval, Cynthia Flores, Stephanie Seifert and Dru Morris were surprised at the community response to a media report about money for equipment being. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Christmas wishes can come true — something roughly 300 Clovis students have […]

Students’ fund-raiser money missing

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Natalie, left, Tyler, center, and Spencer Rogers refrained from buying snacks at the school, opting to put the money toward buying new playground equipment at James Bickley Elementary. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer In this season of giving, Clovis students have had something taken away. Thousands of coins collected […]

Students’ fund-raiser money missing

By Marlena Hartz : CNJ staff writer In this season of giving, Clovis students have had something taken away. Thousands of coins collected by James Bickley Elementary School students were reported stolen Dec. 11, according to the Clovis Police Department. Approximately $200 the students had raised for new playground equipment was stolen, James Bickley personnel […]

Reading volunteers dwindle

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Cynthia Tubbs of Clovis volunteersfor a student-reading program at James Bickley Elementary called HOSTS. Tubbs said she loves working with children. CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer When the morning session is done, little Sapphire Romero — clumps of hair astray from her pony tail — hugs her mentor. “Thank […]

Honor Roll: James Bickley Elementary School

CNJ Staff James Bickley Elementary School Third Grade: A Honor Roll – Ashton Whitaker, Erick Granillo, Veronica Lopez, Rynea East, Taylor Jones, Ananda Lewis Third Grade: A/B Honor Roll – Tyeisha Willaims, Jasmine Chavez, Alejandro Perez, Savana Nelson, Tyler Rogers Fourth Grade Honor Roll – Caitlin Cambell, Teddy Draper, Andres Garza, Samantha Lucero, Emilio Romero, […]

Author visits area elementary students

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James Bickley Elementary fourth grader Andres Garza plays a pot belly pig as interaction with author Susan Stevens Crummel during a her presentation at the school Friday. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers Her granddaughter refers to her simply as “book.” It isn’t too difficult to understand why: Susan Stevens-Crummel is the […]

Reporter’s notebook: Storyteller visits James Bickley Elementary School

The storyteller gestured wildly with his hands, his voice undulating high and low, his face like putty, able to morph into a variety of characters. As his ghost story unfolded, more than 30 students sat cross-legged around him, slack-jawed and wide-eyed. “You have to experience the story yourself before it can become real for your […]