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Daughters of the American Revolution The El Portal Chapter of the DAR met at the First Christian Church in Clovis on Feb. 12. After regent Pam Wallace led the opening rituals, the business meeting was postponed so that the winners of the essay contest could read their essay and be given their awards. Eighth-grade winner […]

Education digest —

Curry County spelling bee winners Ariel Kokoricha, fourth-grade student at Clovis Christian School, was declared champion of the Curry County spelling bee Friday. Kokoricha won the competition in the eighth round with the word epilepsy. Runner-up was Alyssa Benway, 13, an eighth-grade student at Yucca Middle School. Kokoricha will participate in the statewide spelling bee […]

Religion column: Heavenly father helps bring peace to our lives

It has been years ago, but I will never forget my eighth grade math teacher. In addition to being my math teacher, she was also my homeroom teacher, so I had a double dose of her everyday. In retrospect, I can recall nothing from her class about multiplication concepts, prime number rules, negative and positives […]

Making the grade: ENMU lands 65 on LSC honor roll

Freedom New Mexico PORTALES —Eastern New Mexico University landed 65 student-athletes on the Lone Star Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll. The conference-leader was Incarnate Word with 123 athletes on the honor roll. Abilene Christian was second with 108. ENMU tied for sixth in the 16-team conference with Angelo State. ENMU has 368 student-athletes. To be eligible […]

Education digest — April 28

Mesa students write winning essays Mesa Elementary School students Rohan Angadi and Allison Pettit won the essay portion of the New Mexico Stock Market Game called InvestWrite, according to a news release. Angadi competed in the sixth through eighth grade division and Pettit competed in the fourth through fifth grade division. Both students will attend […]

Area seniors honored for academic effort

CNJ staff During a Monday night dinner, 37 area high school seniors were recognized for academic success through earning cumulative grade point averages of 4.0 or higher since the ninth grade. Cindy Harris said the Bank of Clovis has sponsored the dinner for 24 years in a desire to recognize those students who work hard […]

Technology molding next generation

As we were reviewing first-grade spelling words, all of them based on the “u” sound, my granddaughter Mikayla looked at me in all innocence and proclaimed “Mute doesn’t mean you can’t speak. It’s the button you push on the remote.” I solemnly swear to you that this is not a child who spends countless hours […]

Clovis fighter unhappy following loss in semis

Gabriel Monte If Clovis boxer Evan Luna had to grade his performance at this year’s state Golden Gloves boxing tournament at Roy Walker Recreation Center, he’d give himself an F. Luna, 22, who earned his first victory in the 152-pound weight class during Friday’s preliminary fights, lost his semifinal bout against 20-year-old Edgar Castro of […]

Education feature: Camp aims to prepare students for seventh-grade math

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Marshall math teacher Mary Ann Collings, above right, tutors math students Wednesday at the middle school. Collings said the hands-on lessons she uses often will be a staple at Marshall Kitten Math Camp. Liliana Castillo Marshall Middle School seventh grade math teachers have created a summer math camp to better […]

CSA Super Bowls

CNJ staff Saturday Leon Williams Stadium All-American (5th, 6th grade) Cameo 14, Mesa 6 National (3rd, 4th grade) Clovis Christian 13, Mesa 7 Fundamental (2nd, 3rd grade) Zia 26, Lockwood 18

Wednesday morning briefing: Report cards, calendars and a poet in prison

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Making the grade Today marks the end of the first nine weeks in

Attorney general candidates discuss open government

Weddings — Aug. 22

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Shober [image #2, align=right, size=medium] Gianna Marie Rodriguez, of Henderson, Nev., and Ryan Mark Shober, of Clovis, were married July 30, 2010, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Henderson. The bride is the daughter of Richard and Gia Rodriguez of Henderson, Nev. The groom is the son of Rebecca S. Shober and William […]

Finding camping bag more complicated than it seems

Kevin Wilson The truth can change with the passage of time. But in this case, the truth has simply become stronger. Last week, I wrote about looking forward to my first time camping since sixth grade. It turns out I should have waited another week until I went shopping for camping equipment. The time has […]

Teacher’s story one of success

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Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Valencia Elementary School teacher Becky Duran said her fantasy dinner party wouldn’t include celebrities. “I’m very down to earth,” she said. Valencia Elementary School fifth-grade teacher Becky Duran was chosen as the Newspapers In Education teacher of the year in Portales. She uses newspapers in her bilingual classroom to teach […]

Education feature: Some students work toward future in sewing class

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis High School senior Tkeyia Coats re-sews a seam on a computer bag that she designed for her Commercial Sewing class. Coats learned to sew from her grandmother. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Among the scraps of cloth, mannequins, pins and professional grade sewing machines in the clothing design […]

Team teaching puts new spin on classroom subjects

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Courtesy photo Terry Pipkin and Tarmara Lopez’s seventh grade class staged an archeological dig at Marshall Middle School. The exercise was part of a new team teaching program. By Penny Bailey: Local columnist Have you ever attended a function or event just because you were being polite to the host or hostess, and you felt […]

My idea of a must-see TV network

By Kevin Wilson: FNM columnist Our eighth-grade honors English teacher had us do a daily writing. She read the papers, but never graded them. She wanted us to write to learn more about ourselves and be better writers. It was there I dreamed of a TV job and wrote, “I’ll someday own a television network, […]

Bank of Clovis honors area’s top seniors

The 22nd annual Best of the Best Seniors banquet, hosted by Bank of Clovis is 6 p.m. April 13 at the Clovis Civic Center. Cindy Harris with Bank of Clovis said the banquet honors seniors who have maintained a 4.0 grade point average since the 9th grade. “We always honor sports and we wanted to […]

March 15, 2009 Honors

Elliott Robert Elliott of Clovis will be graduating this May from Texas Tech University with a doctoral degree in Higher Education Administration. Geographic Bee Seven local students have qualified for the 2009 state-level National Geographic Bee. The students will make their way to Albuquerque for the bee on April 3. The bee is for students […]