Education column: New operations director takes helm

The Clovis Municipal Schools’ operations department has a new face. Jody Balch, the new director of operations, replaces Gene Bieker, who retired at the end of July. Balch phrased it differently: “Gene is someone you don’t replace; you just hope you can come in and continue the quality of work he’s done.” Modest words coming […]

The text generation

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MCT/Freedom Newspapers illustration By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer Whether it’s because it saves minutes or because kids say it’s easier to express themselves, text messaging is the latest communication phenomenon gripping today’s teenagers. “Kids don’t communicate verbally any more,” said Dana Wright, whose 16-year-old son is entering his junior year at Muleshoe High. “He […]

Clovis High grad completes training

CNJ staff Air Force Airman Adam W. Helm graduated from basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. Helm is a 2005 graduate of Clovis High School. He is the son of Jeffry Helm of Clovis. His six-month military training included mission, organization, and military customs studies. In addition, he received special training […]