Area seniors share plans after graduation

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Alisa Boswell: Freedom New Mexico Alejandra Chavez, 18, left, and Bryan Wygant, 18, both Clovis High School seniors, discuss a calculus final they will be taking next week on Friday afternoon at the school library. Both students will be graduating on May 21. Alisa Boswell Graduation season. It’s an exciting and intimidating time of year […]

Education digest —

Seven students win scholarships Seven local students have won scholarships to Texas Tech University. Clovis seniors Rustin Harris and Kelsey Young and Farwell seniors Clayton White and Landry Actkinson won the Presidents’ Gold Scholarship. Clovis senior Bryan Wygant won the Presidents’ Platinum Scholarship. Clovis senior Samantha Myers won the LP and L IMPACT Scholarship. Texico […]

Senior happenings — May 8

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities, quilting and sewing. Tuesday: 9 a.m., Seniors board of directors meeting; 9a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities, quilting and sewing 11 a.m., Seniors monthly seniors meeting; 1 p.m., Bingo. Wednesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities; 9:30 a.m. Free blood pressure and sugar checks; […]

Area seniors honored for academic effort

CNJ staff During a Monday night dinner, 37 area high school seniors were recognized for academic success through earning cumulative grade point averages of 4.0 or higher since the ninth grade. Cindy Harris said the Bank of Clovis has sponsored the dinner for 24 years in a desire to recognize those students who work hard […]

Senior happenings — April 10

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities, quilting and sewing. Tuesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities; 9 a.m., Seniors board of directors meeting;11 a.m. Seniors monthly meeting; 1 p.m., Bingo. Wednesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities; 9:30 a.m. Free blood pressure and sugar checks; 10:30 a.m., Indoor exercise; […]

Seniors spend extra time preparing for college

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis High School seniors Jennifer Chavez, left, and Chelsea Morse do research for their first year of college Wednesday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Liliana Castillo Seniors spend about half of their free time during their last year of high school preparing for the first year of college. At least […]

Letter to the editor: City plans disservice to seniors

City plans disservice to seniors I am concerned about the city of Clovis possibly buying the Chaparral Country Club for $3 million and tearing down the well-maintained municipal golf course to make way for more soccer fields. I understand the golf course was developed in the early 1930s. It seems a shame to destroy it […]

Letter to the editor: Inmates treated better than seniors

Do we really need a judicial complex? I say no, but that’s my choice. Maybe we should use the money for something else, and here is some food for thought: Let’s put seniors in jail and the criminals in nursing homes. This way the seniors would: • have access to showers, hobbies and walks; • […]

Press release: Udall: N.M. receives $1 million to expand nutrition aid for low-income seniors

Press release: Seniors to receive $250 checks to help close prescription costs

Clovis Christian seniors take charge of graduation

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Courtesy photo The Clovis Christian School graduating class of 2010 took their senior trip to southern California. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Ten seniors will graduate Friday from Clovis Christian School and they’re running their own ceremony. Each of the seniors has a part in the ceremony, including three speeches and grad Heather Cook […]

Social security cuts worry local seniors

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Douglas Smithers, president of the Clovis AARP chapter, said he thinks a one time $250 payment to seniors will help ease the pain of no cost of living adjustment next year. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Thursday’s announcement by the Social Security Administration that there will be no cost […]

Time running out on vouchers

CNJ staff Seniors with farmers’ market vouchers are running out of time to use them. Heidi Liedtke with the New Mexico Farmers’ Marketing Association said while the vouchers expire on Nov. 15, Clovis and Portales farmers’ markets will close the last week of October. Liedtke said about 65 percent of the vouchers have been used […]

Bank of Clovis honors area’s top seniors

The 22nd annual Best of the Best Seniors banquet, hosted by Bank of Clovis is 6 p.m. April 13 at the Clovis Civic Center. Cindy Harris with Bank of Clovis said the banquet honors seniors who have maintained a 4.0 grade point average since the 9th grade. “We always honor sports and we wanted to […]

Application deadline approaching for wool growers’ scholarship

May 15 is the deadline for graduating high school seniors to apply for the New Mexico Wool Growers’ Inc. (NMWGI) annual scholarship, according to NMWGI President Joan Kincaid, Pinon. “Our association looks forward to the opportunity to help a student further his or her education every year, and we encourage all qualified students to apply, […]

Seniors jump the gun on jury duty exemption

Legislation that would allow citizens 70 and older to exempt from jury duty is causing a headache for court clerks who are fielding calls from seniors trying to invoke their age exemption. The problem is the bill is still pending and even if it is passed, it won’t become law until July 1. District court […]

BINGAMAN: USDA FUNDS HELP NEW MEXICO SENIORS ACCESS FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

BINGAMAN: USDA FUNDS HELP NEW MEXICO SENIORS ACCESS FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

Newman Project equips homes with safety measures

CNJ Staff The Newman Project, which promotes safety for local seniors, helped to equip 20 homes in Curry and Roosevelt County this week. The Newman Project was formed by District Attorney Matt Chandler to ensure the safety of the seniors in the community. The project was named in honor of Odis and Doris Newman, an […]

Clovis Christian students recount senior trip

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Courtesy photo Clovis Christian seniors From left to right: Joel Glikas, Jonny White, Keeson Bell, Whitney Miller, Shaina Pool, Heather Urban, Amanda Riley, Cristen Woofford, Melody King, Michelle Cherry, Liz Cherry and Luke Ware. By Keely McDowell: CNJ staff writer Most of the Clovis Christian Schools graduating seniors traveled to San Antonio and Padre Island […]

Portales seniors graduate

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry Tanya Gossett gets a hug from from guidance counselor Carolyn Van Wettering as she crosses the stage to receive her diploma during Friday’s Portales High School graduation held at Greyhound Arena. She was among 159 graduates. By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico It was a ceremony that commemorated the end […]