County manager says he hopes to name jail administrator by middle of week

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer County Manager Lance Pyle said he hopes to name a detention administrator by the middle of this week, to be selected from three finalists. The candidates — the current interim jail administrator, a retired warden and a penitentiary program coordinator — have completed interviews with a panel that included […]

Students to present Huckleberry Finn

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Retired music teacher Janet Barnard works on a dance with students Tuesday at Marshall Auditorium during dress rehearsal for the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the opera. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Students are behind every piece of Marshall Middle School’s production of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, an opera written for them. Eighth graders […]

Businesses, customers object to Texas Avenue median

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson A motorist correctly moves to the left of a new median on North Prince Street Tuesday evening only to be blocked head-on by a northbound vehicle that has incorrectly entered the lane. The motorist eventually wove through oncoming traffic to enter the parking lot of Chili’s Grill and Bar. By […]

Jan. 3 On the shelves

The following books are available at Clovis-Carver Library. Myths, Illusions, and Peace: Finding a New Direction for America in the Middle East by Dennis Ross examines long-held, damaging fallacies and presents a concise and far-reaching set of principles that can help America set an effective course of action in the region. The Silent Spirit: A […]

Education digest: Five middle school students selected for All State choir

Five middle school students selected for All State choir Five students from Marshall and Yucca Middle School were selected by auditions for the 2010 New Mexico All State Youth Choir, according to a news release. The choir is make up of students from seventh through ninth grade. Selected students will travel to Las Cruces for […]

School board selects architect to design new middle school

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education selected an Albuquerque architectural firm Tuesday to design a new $30 million middle school. The request, presented by Deputy Superintendent of Operations Joel Shirley, ranked 13 architects responding to a bid. Fanning Bard Tatum Architects, based in Albuquerque, was ranked number one. […]

Poor economy boosting recruitment

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist Middle-class American youth are entering the military in significant numbers today, drawn by more competitive pay, a battered civilian job market and the buzz surrounding an improved GI Bill education benefit. The Department of Defense announced earlier this month that for the first time since the draft ended and the […]

Plans for new middle school press forward

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Municipal Schools board has taken the first step for the district and Public School Facilities Authority to move forward on plans to build a new middle school to absorb growth from Cannon Air Force Base. The school board approved educational specifications for a new middle school and […]

4-2-09 Education digest

Schools compete in dance classic Clovis High School, the Freshman campus and Yucca and Marshall Middle Schools competed in the Santa Fe dance Classic in Santa Fe

Superintendent exploring idea of adding new middle school

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Clovis schools Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm addresses the crowd during a public informational meeting regarding potential student growth. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Municipal Schools superintendent is exploring adding sixth-graders to CMS’s definition of a middle-schooler, and adding an extra middle school, as an avenue to deal with […]

Superintendent: New middle school only viable option

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer A member of a committee that studied growth issues for Clovis schools says he’s concerned taxpayers aren’t getting a chance to see all the options. Former Lt. Govenor Walter Bradley said Thursday while a proposed new $30 million middle school is one option, he believes other viable solutions are […]

Ticket feature: Killer Tumbleweeds movie comes to Clovis

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Killer Tumbleweeds, a movie produced by Bovina natives Ben and Butch McCain, comes to Clovis for its New Mexico premiere. Freedom New Mexico Tumbleweeds are attacking Middle America. More than 150 citizens are dead, 10,000 head of livestock destroyed and 300,000 children are suffering Killer Tumbleweed Trauma. Rumor has it that Middle American University scientists […]

Clovis schools considering new middle school

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis Municipal Schools is looking into building a new middle school to accommodate an influx of 2,000 students by the 2012-2013 school year. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Clovis could be getting a new $30 million middle school. The plan is still in the discussion stage. But school officials […]

Hoop shoot set for Sunday

CNJ Staff The Fraternal Order of the Elks is holding its annual Hoop Shoot Free Throw Program from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at Marshall Middle School. Children between the ages of 8 and 13 are eligible. The winners advance to the state competition. Information: Dean Marney at 693-6898.

Hard to place fault in Middle East

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist When you’re bombarded with information about events on which the history is ancient and so complex hardly anyone commenting makes sense of them, it is tough to judge. That’s how it is with me and the current upheaval between Israel and Hamas. The news reports at the beginning […]

U.S. shouldn’t support either side in Mideast

Freedom New Mexico As is so often the case with Middle Eastern conflicts, there are wheels within wheels in the current Israeli ground invasion of the Gaza strip, and a distinct shortage of reasons to cheer either side. The primary blame for the current conflict must lie with Hamas, a militant organization heavily subsidized by […]

Clovis High band holding march-a-thon

CNJ staff Clovis High School Band will hold its annual march-a-thon starting at 8 a.m. today at Clovis High School. The band will march eight miles from the high school to Marshall Middle School to Yucca Middle School and back. The march, which serves as a fundraiser for a trip to Los Angeles, will end […]

Military inspires Marshall Middle School lessons

By Janet Bresenham: Freedom New Mexico One Clovis middle school has decided to honor military personnel by incorporating

Military inspires middle school lessons

By Janet Bresenham, Cannon Connections One Clovis middle school has decided to honor military personnel by incorporating military themes into student lessons in various subjects for a week. To kickoff the unique lesson plans, Marshall Middle School will host “A Tribute to Our Troops” evening next week. “This will be the kickoff for our one-week […]

3-20-08 Education digest

Clovis dance teams competeFour Clovis school drill teams competed in the Sante Fe Dance Classic on March 15. Marshall Middle School’s drill team, the Sparklettes, won six awards. Yucca Middle School’s Chap Dance won 12 awards. Clovis Freshman Campus’ Wildcadette Stars won three awards. Clovis High School’s Wildcadettes won 11 awards. To see a listing […]