Bond increase discussed for technology institute

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Board of Education discussed adding a second ballot question to the Clovis Municipal School’s bond election in January. The question would be added to the regular school bond election, which continues the general obligation bond at five mils, which taxes $132.15 a year on a $100,000 house. […]

School board holding work session

CNJ staff The Clovis Municipal Schools Board will hold a public work session Oct. 23 regarding building a career and technical institute, according to Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm. School officials invited community members to a meeting Wednesday to discuss the need for a vocational institute. “The purpose of the meeting was to talk to a large […]

March 13, 2007 Business Digest

TeamBuilders slated to get new building A $1 million, 12,200-square-foot office building will be constructed in northwest Clovis for TeamBuilders Counseling Services, according to an organization official and city documents. Ground will be broken March 20 at the new location at 210 Townsgate Plaza. About 45 employees now working in three offices in Clovis will […]

FDA’s marijuana post puts politics over science

Freedom Newspapers Last week the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, for reasons that are far from clear, chose to enter the debate over medical marijuana with a thoroughly unscientific — one might even say anti-scientific — blanket denial that marijuana has any medical value at all. Specifically, the grandiosely titled “Inter-Agency Advisory Regarding Claims That […]

Ralston, Lois

Lois Marie Ralston, 75, of Amarillo, died Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2006. She was born in Leuders, Texas, and graduated from Clovis High School. She moved to Amarillo in 1968. She began work with the custodial department of Texas State Technical Institute in 1974 and retired in 1992 as supervisor. Survivors include four daughters, Cora Voyles […]

Program drives home importance of education

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Nikole Trujillo of Clovis holds her 3-year-old daughter Olivia as she listens to Saturday’s Family Leadership Institute conference at Parkview Elementary. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer As Pablo Lara mapped the salaries of high school dropouts and degree holders, his own reality was underscored. In a sense, it was he, […]

7/14 Education Digest

Alternatives open for teaching license In response to a shortage of teachers, the New Mexico Public Education Department has outlined alternative pathways for earning a license to teach in New Mexico. An NMPED news release said 43 New Mexico school districts are in want of more teachers. Those same 43 districts are classified as “high-need” […]

Supreme Court considers ruling on shipping ban

Freedom Newspapers I t’s not always easy to keep track of the many pointless government regulations that have nothing to do with protecting consumers and everything to do with artificially propping up influential industries. Fortunately, thanks to the persistence of the Washington, D.C.-based Institute for Justice, the U.S. Supreme Court will consider a case that […]

Education Briefs 2/26

CCC selects four for teaching awards The Clovis Community College faculty selected four people for the 2004 National Institute for Staff and Organization Development Teaching Excellence Awards. The National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development emphasizes the importance of teaching excellence in an open-door setting. The 2004 awards recipients, according to a college news release, […]

Vance, Joan

Joan Vance Services: Have been held. Joan “Joanie” Troutman Vance, 62, of Tucumcari died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2004, in Tucumcari. She was born on Aug. 3, 1941, in Tucumcari, to Guy and Gladys Troutman. She attended the Tucumcari school system and graduated in 1959. She was a member of the Center Street United Methodist Church […]