Education feature: Walking program promotes healthy lifestyle

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Students earn toe tokens and mile markers for walking. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Some Barry Elementary students spend their recess walking in groups, meandering slowly, or stroll by themselves while others jog or sprint around the quarter-mile track. The students decided Tuesday they are walking to Hawaii, one […]

New Clovis principal ready for latest challenge

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Wayne Marshall will take over as Clovis High principal in July. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Wayne Marshall likes a challenge. In his life, he’s been a member of the Air Force, cycled cross country, been an elementary school teacher and a principal at two grade levels. For his next challenge, Marshall will take […]

Clovis school district hires new high school principal

Freedom New Mexico Wayne Marshall, current principal of Moriarty High School, is the new principal at Clovis High School. Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm made the announcement Friday. She said current CHS principal Jody Balch announced his retirement in March. The interview committee consisted of two high school teachers, a parent from the governing council, the CHS […]

Applications accepted for United Way funds

Freedom New Mexico Applications for the Eastern New Mexico Combined Federal Campaign will be accepted through the April 15 at the Principal Combined Fund Organization’s offices at 215 N Main Street or via mail at P.O. Box 806 Clovis, NM 88101. The Combined Federal Campaign is the only authorized workplace charitable giving program at federal […]

Sept. 6 Education Blotter

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Samplings of school-related incidents in which area law enforcement responded, according to reports: Around noon Aug. 20 an officer responded to a report of a fight after lunch between two male students at Marshall Middle School. The principal said they had been “talking smack” and began exchanging punches, putting […]

Aug. 23, 1954

Clovis High School principal Dave St. Clair said “For successful integration of African-American students into the Clovis High School system, parents from both sides must cooperate.” … The Clovis Wildcat football team returned to practice after weekend rains flooded the field and stadium. School officials were facing the tough task of draining the field. … […]

Schools’ budget could get 6.5 percent boost

By Jean Verlich: CNJ News Editor Clovis Municipal Schools’ budget for the 2007-2008 school year is expected to top $50 million, a 6.5 percent increase from last year. School board members OK’d the introduction of the $51.3 million budget at Tuesday’s meeting. They will vote on its final approval May 22. Salaries account for the […]

Court: Speech once again free in cyberspace

By Freedom Newspapers An Indiana appellate court this month ruled, rightly in our view, that a verdict reached by a circuit court a year ago unconstitutionally violated a young girl’s freedom of speech. In a time where many of our freedoms are being usurped in the name of national security, we must take the time […]

Reporter’s Notebook: Students donate to family in crisis

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A CLOVIS FAMILY grieving the recent, unexpected death of their father has received heartfelt donations from Clovis students, according to Clovis Schools press release. Students from Choices school donated 1,055 non-perishable food items, $205, and a Christmas tree to the bereaved Terrones family, according to Choices Principal Scott Sparks. […]

Vice principal Jeopardy! champion

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer As a boy, Andrew Espinoza was a loyal fan of the TV trivia show “Jeopardy!” “He always watched the show and would get a lot of the questions right,” said his mother, Maria Espinoza. In late October, the Muleshoe, Texas, native appeared on “Jeopardy!” In his first appearance, Espinoza, […]

Vandalism has Melrose considering curfew

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CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisleVandals struck several targets in Melrose on July 18. A Melrose Police Department truck was one of the vehicles vandalized. By Tonya Fennell: CNJ Staff Writer Melrose is considering imposing a juvenile curfew in response to an overnight vandalism spree that targeted the vehicle of the town’s high school principal and […]

Lancaster, Jack

Jack Lancaster, 82, of Clovis died Friday, May 19, 2006, at his home. Born June 2, 1923, in Georgina, Ala., to M.L. and Eva Maston Lancaster, he worked in the shipyards in Mobile, Ala., from 1939 to December 1942. He served in the U.S. Air Force, and was stationed in Clovis before serving in Europe […]

Kinsall, Michael L.

Michael Lee Kinsall, 49, of O’Fallon, Ill., died Sunday, April 2, 2006, at his residence. Born Sept. 30, 1956, in Carmi, Ill., he was a principal for a total of 19 years in three school districts, including Tucumcari Public Schools and Roswell School District. For the last 12 years, he was principal at Estelle Kampmeyer […]

Farwell, Bovina fill coaching positions

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer District 4-1A football rivals Farwell and Bovina will have new coaches leading their teams next season. Mark Anglin, the head coach at Class 1A Bartlett, Texas, has been hired at Farwell to replace Jacob Thompson. Meanwhile, Bovina promoted defensive coordinator Hector Guevara to take over for Kent Torbert, who […]

CHS’ Sweet takes AD job at Rio Rancho

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Andy Sweet is preparing to take over the largest high school athletics program in the state. Sweet, 45, a math teacher and a volleyball and track assistant coach at Clovis High for the past two years, has been hired as athletic director at Rio Rancho High School. He starts […]

McCready, Edwin

Edwin Deryl McCready, 91, of Clovis, died Monday, Feb. 20, 2006, at Farwell Convalescent Center in Farwell. He was born Aug. 22, 1914, in Kiersey, Okla., to Edward and Althia McCready. He married Mary Lauice (Lois) Elrod in Durant, Okla., on April 26, 1942. He was a veteran, volunteering to fill a quota for the […]

Williams, Edwin (Jack)

Edwin Vernon (Jack) Williams, 93, died Friday, Dec. 9, 2005, in Farwell. He was born May 24, 1912 in Bethel, Okla., to Albert Sydney and Flora Louise Williams. He attended school at Bethel and graduated from high school in 1930 from Hollis, Okla. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in education from Southwestern State […]

Discipline changes for every generation

By Grant McGee: Local columnist To paddle or not to paddle — that was the question raised at a recent Clovis Municipal School Board meeting. This discussion is nothing new. On one side there’ll be the “If you spare the rod you’ll spoil the child” crowd. On the other will be those who believe if […]

High school to begin requiring students to wear ID cards

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Sophomore Kahiry Parker pulled his wallet out from his back pocket. His school photo identification card — and not much else — was tucked inside, his name printed in bold, black letters under its laminated surface. Next year, the wallet won’t be so necessary, as Parker and fellow Clovis […]

CHS’ Fullerton takes Bovina job

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer After 32 years in the district, Clovis High athletic director Dale Fullerton will be leaving his current post at the end of the fall semester. Fullerton, in his third year as Clovis’ AD, has accepted a position as principal at Bovina High School. He starts at Bovina in January. […]