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 […]

Marshall, Brent

Brent Marshall Services: Have been held. Brent Ernest Marshall, 41, of Rio Rancho, died Sunday, Aug. 14, 2005. He was born on Jan. 1, 1964, in Portales, to W. Ernest and Carolyn Marshall. He graduated from Portales High School in 1982 and received an associates degree in 1985 from Eastern New Mexico University. He was […]

Schools ending junk food sales

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer When candy bars and chips disappeared from the halls of Marshall Junior High School last year, 15-year-old Ollie Moore felt a little jilted. “Everybody liked that kind of food and they took it away. A lot of kids complained,” Moore said of an administration decision to ban food vending […]

Thousands show support for Cannon

By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer Janice Brown was up at 3 a.m. Friday, peeking through the blinds at her home off of Commerce and Pile streets to see what the commotion was going on outside her window. “There were already people out walking around,” she said. “I was looking for media, mostly, but I […]

Marshall coach setting sights on Boston Marathon

CNJ staff Although Marshall Junior High coach and teacher Jason Hennessy has completed only two marathon races, the 24-year-old Albuquerque native is on track in his desire to qualify for next year’s Boston Marathon. Hennessy ran in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon on Saturday in San Diego, finishing 583rd overall out of 20,410 runners with […]

Officials, police review response to burrito scare

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The underlying seriousness of the Marshall Junior High School burrito scare has not gone unnoticed by school officials and law enforcement agencies. The two groups critiqued last week’s response to the now infamous incident in a meeting Thursday at the school. “This was an opportunity for the different agencies […]

Reporter’s notebook: Coaches shave heads to motivate

Hair — or lack thereof — has become the perfect motivational tool for Darren Williams and Michael Thomas, coaches at Marshall Junior High School. The two men, similar in height and stature, stumbled upon an incentive for athletic teams at Marshall: In exchange for good performances, or in preparation for a tough competition, the coaches […]

Finding blessings in times of trouble

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Marilyn Adams holds her 22-month-old grandson Brandon Palaia as her daughter Klarissa Adams, 15, plays with 1-year-old Johnathan Adams in the kitchen Wednesday at their home in Texico. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer Marilyn Adams’ family was experiencing numerous health problems. Two toddlers were breaking out in rashes, three other […]

Binder, Michael

Michael Binder Services: Have been held. Michael Binder, 41, of Clovis, died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2004 at his home. He was born on Aug. 6, 1963, in Lubbock, to Randy and Sue Marshall Binder. He was a member of the Baptist Church. He graduated from Guthrie High School in 1981 and worked for Allsup’s Convenience […]

A thought that lasted a lifetime

By Judy Brandon: CNJ religion columnist Each time I drive down Commerce Street, my thoughts turn to my Marshall Junior High School days. Back then, Johnnie’s store was right on the premises, the funeral home was located across the street and Safeway stood at the end of Mitchell. Even though those relics are long gone, […]

Education calendar

Today • Ryan Sanders, 12, will discuss bow and arrow safety at a Zia Elementary assembly at 2 p.m. • First and second grade musical at 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the Highland Elementary gymnasium. Friday • Enchilada dinner from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bella Vista Elementary. • Character counts assembly at 8 […]

Education Calendar 2/26

Today • Music in Our Schools Week Grand Concert, 7 p.m. at Marshall Auditorium. • Parkview Elementary first- and second-grade musical, 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the school. Friday n El Desayuno Kiwanis Piano Festival, 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Marshall Auditorium. • Lincoln-Jackson Arts Academy Drum Corps Performs at the Capitol Building […]

‘Music Week’ begins

By Ryan Lengerich Janet Bernard studied music therapy in college, but said there weren’t enough jobs in the field. So she went back to school for her education degree. Now in her third year as Lincoln Jackson Elementary School music teacher, Bernard said she doesn’t regret the decision at all. “I love it because it […]

Marshall Junior High to host “Rock-A-Thon”

Reporter’s Notebook New Marshall Junior High choir director Kimberly Hale should be able to get acquainted with her students rather quickly after an all-nighter of rockin’ tonight. Of course, in this case, the participants in the junior high choir’s “Rock-A-Thon” will literally be rocking the the night away — in rocking chairs. The event is […]

Students test their cantilever stylin’

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Sarah Stujenske, 13, center, fellow Yucca Junior High Student Jessica Gordon, 13, right, and Gattis Junior High Student Alysha Salguero, 12, left, work on a cantilever during a project Wednesday at Marshall Junior High School. Photo: Eric Kluth. By Sue Gilmore Laughter and excited conversation split the after-school quiet Wednesday at Marshall Junior High School. […]

Howe, Ozelle

Ozelle Howe Services: Have been held. Mrs. Ozelle Ratliff Howe, 90, a longtime resident of the Fort Sumner Valley, died Monday, Sept. 15, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Aug. 27, 1913, at West in Quay County to Add C. and Grace Lawson West. She married Arville Marshall “Mark” […]

Lucero, Alfredo

Alfredo Lucero Services: Have been held. Alfredo Lucero Jr., 82, of Fort Sumner, died Monday, June 16, 2003, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on Aug. 6, 1920, in Valdez Bluff. He attended school in Fort Sumner. He served with the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged on Nov. 24, 1945, with […]