Feb. 19 – Tops In Blue

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks A young girl watches Tops In Blue Monday night at Marshall Auditorium. Tops In Blue, an Air Force group, portrayed 60 years of Air Force service this year.

Dec. 18, 2007 Holiday Happenings

Today Free Gift Wrapping — 10 a.m. -1 p.m. and 4 -8 p.m., North Plains Mall. The Matt 25 Hope Center will be offering free gift wrap services at the police sub-station in the mall. All other days, charges for gift wrapping are donated to the Matt 25 Hope Center. Information: 763-4400. Freshman Campus Christmas […]

Dec. 15, 2007 Holiday Happenings

Today Legacy Life Church food donations — 10:30 a.m. Church members will be traveling from Thornton to Mitchell streets, handing out food. Information: 769-2461. Christmas Toy Party — 10 a.m. -2 p.m., Lighthouse Mission, Inc., 407 L. Casillas Dr. Toys will be handed out to children ages 2-15 years of age. Information: 762-1933. Christmas Celebration […]

Dec. 14, 2007 Holiday Happenings

Today Living Nativity — 7 p.m. and 8 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 1501 Sycamore St. Church members will host a living nativity pageant and the church’s Chancel Choir will also perform. Refreshments will be provided. Those attending the event are asked to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Information: 763-3461. Saturday Legacy Life Church food […]

Sept. 13, 1974

Observance of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, began with services in the home of Albert Vohs. … Jeanette Ward, the New Mexico Angus Queen, was presenting awards in the beef division of the New Mexico State Fair. …The Grand Ole Opry show featuring musical artists Margie Singleton and Leon Ashley was held at Marshall […]

July 16, 1969

The Clovis Municipal Board of Education named Delman Farris as principal of Marshall Junior High School and Bill McDaniel as director of federal programs for the Clovis schools. … The Clovis News Journal’s front page reported “Apollo 11 Blasts Into Space on Moon Trip.” … Kentucky Fried Chicken, located at 116 E. 21st, advertised a […]

Education Digest: ENMU to receive $1 million

The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee has approved a request by Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., for Eastern New Mexico University to receive $1 million to help purchase state-of-the-art technology equipment, according to an ENMU news release. Domenici serves on the Senate Appropriations Committee, which last week approved the Fiscal Year 2008 Labor, Health and Human Services, […]

May 16, 1979

A baby buffalo was the newest resident of Hillcrest Park zoo. The unnamed buff weighed in about 90 pounds, according to zookeeper George Newman. … March of Dimes officials reported a recent “walk-a-thon” raised $6,000. … Dennis the Menace told his mother, “I didn’t tell you about the busted window ‘cause you can’t keep a […]

April 4, 1974

The Marshall Junior High Concert Choir had received a superior rating in sight reading at the Southeastern District Music Festival in Hobbs. … Steve Davis was slated to participate in the New Mexico North-South all-star basketball game. Four major colleges had expressed interest in signing him to a scholarship agreement, the Clovis News-Journal reported. … […]

Education Digest: Late start cancelled due to testing

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer There will be no late start Wednesday at Clovis High School as a result of a state-mandated testing schedule. All CHS juniors will take morning tests the week of Feb. 26. Questions regarding the tests and schedule should be directed to the CHS Guidance Office at 769-4350. Literacy council […]

Jan. 18, 1944

Memorial Hospital officials said a woman who swallowed a pin at her home had been treated and suffered no ill effects. … The Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Co. encouraged customers to limit war-time telephone calls to five minutes or less “to help everybody get better service.” … Marilyn Ross and Nannette Marshall were honored […]

Dec. 14, 2006 Education Digest

New charter school guidelines passed New guidelines for establishing charter schools in New Mexico were passed with Senate Bill 600, according to a New Mexico Public Education Department press release. Effective July 1, 2007, charter schools may elect to be authorized by the school district in which they are to be located or the Public […]

Fires extinguised at school, home

CNJ Staff Clovis Fire Department firefighters extinguished small fires Friday at a Clovis school and residence that caused no injuries, according to officials. An electrical fire about 11 a.m. at Marshall Junior High School caused by a malfunctioning stove was put out with a fire extinguisher, according to Clovis Fire Department Public Information Officer Karen […]

Clovis schools’ test score increases garner awards

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Two Clovis schools were recognized by the state for leaps in test scores from 2004-2005 to 2005-2006. The New Mexico Public Education Department applauded Lockwood Elementary and Marshall Junior High schools by e-mail Tuesday for increasing proficiency among students in math and reading. The percentage of students who met […]

Education digest: Award nominations being accepted

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer An education foundation for the cable industry is accepting nominations for its annual awards, according to a press release. Teachers, school administrators, or anyone helping to improve and transform education for children in and out of school can be nominated for the Cable’s Leaders in Learning Awards, administered by […]

Feelings of obligation, apathy common among voters

By Marlena Hartz : CNJ staff writer On Tuesday, Tucumcari resident Larry Marshall will cast his vote in the general election. But behind his vote lies an eroded faith in the American political system. “I don’t trust one politician,” Marshall, 43, said. He votes, he said, “because there is always a lesser of two evils.” […]

Education feature: Marshall students conquer fears

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Dagan Gallegos,14, takes questions from the class about what he would do if he ruled the world in Keith Ingram’s public speaking class at Marshall Junior High. CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer As he faced a classroom of his peers, his limbs betrayed his anxiety. He shoved his hands […]

Bass, Cletus R.

Cletus Ray Bass, 40, of Melrose died Sunday, June 4, 2006, in Tulsa, Okla. He graduated from Melrose High School. He was a member of the Church of Christ. He worked with his father at the Tire Store and with many area farmers and wheat harvesters. He also worked at the Melrose Grain Elevator and […]

Boney, Mildred

Mildred Boney, 86, of Schertz, Texas, formerly of Clovis, died Monday, May 29, 2006, at Autumn Woods Nursing Home in Schertz. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marshall Boney; daughter, Mickey Wall; brother, Albert Boney; and sister, Ruby Sellars. Survivors include her son, Darrell Boney; daughters, Beverly Moore, Janet Crady (and husband, Wayne) […]

School board to vote on elementary closures

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Lincoln-Jackson students leave the school Monday afternoon after dismissal. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer They have most of the information necessary to make a decision on whether or not to close Ranchvale Elementary School and consolidate Lincoln-Jackson Arts Academy with Bella Vista Elementary. But Clovis school board members on Monday […]