Student profile: Brian Mead

Brian Mead, the son of John and Carolyn Mead, is in the ninth grade at Yucca Junior High School. What is your idea of a perfect day? Not too warm and not too cold, not windy, and going out to eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner and finding $1,000,000 in the street. What is so […]

Winners of MLK contest announced

By Jack King Seven Clovis students have won prizes for posters, essays and speeches in a contest connected to the observance of Martin Luther King’s birthday Jan. 19. Winners were announced at their schools Monday. Each won a $50 savings bond or a plaque, depending on the contest in which they participated. The observance is […]

Student profiles: Jenna DeWitt

Jenna DeWitt is the daughter of Calvin and Diane DeWitt and is in the ninth grade at Yucca Junior High School. What is your theme song? My theme song is “Shine” by Jaci Velasquez. What is your favorite TV show? My favorite TV show is “7th Heaven” on the WB. Who is your favorite entertainer? […]

Student Profiles 12/11

Sierra Ellis, the daughter of Kim and Ray Ellis, is in the fifth grade at Barry Elementary School. What’s your idea of a perfect day? My idea of a perfect day is being able to hang out with my friends all day long. What did you think about on Sept. 11? On Sept. 11, I […]

Student Profiles 11/20

PERRY JACKSON Perry Jackson, 18, is the son of Phil and Camille Jackson and is a senior at Clovis High School. Tell us about your pets? My pet is a cocker Spaniel named Maggie. She is about two years old and I have had her for about a year. What is so great about your […]

God’s Perfect Love Drives Away All Fear

By Curtis K. Shelburne There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear — 1 John 4:18 The little fellow standing on the corner of the street, just down at the end of the block from San Jacinto Elementary School and his second-grade class, was trying to be a “big boy,” but […]

Religion Calendar 10/31

Today Singles Living in Christ — 7 p.m., First Church of the Nazarene, 1800 N. Norris St., Clovis. Child care is provided. For information, call 763-3141 or 762-6639. Parkland Baptist Church Children’s Fall Festival — 5:30-8 p.m. for infants to sixth grade. Burritos served from 5:30 to 6 p.m., game booths from 6 to 8 […]

Video Reviews 10/30

Scott Jones The Hulk — PG-13 Featuring: Eric Bana, Jennifer Connelly, Sam Elliot, Josh Lucas, Nick Nolte The comic book character created by Stan Lee comes to life in “The Hulk.” Bruce Banner (Bana), a brilliant physicist, is bombarded by an experimental gamma radiation. Soon, an unexpected side effect takes over him. The monster that […]

Oct. 23 video reviews

Scott Jones A look at videos available for rental in the Clovis area. Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle – PG 13 Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz, Lucy Liu, Demi Moore, Bernie Mac, Luke Wilson In this second installment we find the Angels on a case that will prove more challenging than they first thought. The Charles Townsend […]

Education does not come from money

Walter Williams “Excellent schools deliver a clear message to their students: No Excuses. No excuses for failing to do your homework, failing to work hard in general; no excuses for fighting with other students, running in the hallways, dressing inappropriately and so forth.” That’s part of the prescription for ending educational mediocrity discussed in Abigail […]

Web Video Reviews 10/9

Scott Jones The Italian Job – PG-13 Mark Wahlberg, Charlize Theron, Edward Norton, Seth Green, Donald Sutherland Master thief Charlie Croker(Wahlberg) pulls off the perfect job with the perfect crew. The only threat came not from with out but from within. After being betrayed, and to avenge the death of a close friend, he enlists […]

Wildcats making the grade

Rick White With the season past the halfway point, it’s time to pass out midseason report cards for the Clovis Wildcats football team. Grades are based on records, effort and expectations. OFFENSE Juniors John Props and Phillip Williams have infused athleticism and speed to a previously pedestrian unit. Props won over teammates and the coaching […]

Video reviews

By Scott Jones The following movies are available at Clovis-area video stores: 2 Fast 2 Furious (PG-13) Stars: Paul Walker, Tyrese Gibson, Eva Mendes, Cole Hauser, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, James Remar Brian O’Conner (Walker) is back in this second installment of high speed and high adrenaline. O’Conner, since losing his badge, has been tarring up […]

Readers share favorite teacher memories

Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal asks readers to respond via e-mail to a series of questions each week. To participate in Project: Reader Reaction, contact Editor David Stevens at: david_stevens@link.freedom.com A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked about a favorite school teacher. Some responses: “I can’t pick a favorite. Is it my sixth-grade teacher […]

New school year, returning career

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Mary Finifrock de Perez, a third grade teacher at Cameo Elementary School, unpacks books in her classroom Friday at the school. Photo by Eric Kluth. By Gary Mitchell Mary Finifrock De Perez is a teacher who never stops learning — or, apparently, teaching. After working in the Clovis Municipal School District for 28 years as […]

Melrose teacher ‘humbled, proud’ of teaching award

By Gary Mitchell Although Melrose math teacher Lisa Graham said she didn’t feel “worthy” of her recent Golden Apple Award, her colleagues and peers said she deserved it. Earlier this month, Graham was one of seven teachers in the state presented with the 2003 award at the “Tribute to Teachers” recognition dinner in Albuquerque. The […]

Self-esteem almost antithetical to honesty

By Walter Williams How many times have we applauded those who “made a difference in the lives of others” and been admonished to do the same? On the face of it, that has to be one of the more mindless generalities of our modern era. After all, didn’t Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot and Castro also […]