Graduation advice stands test of time

By Judy Brandon: CNJ Religion Columnist I have been thinking about school days this past week and my K-12 school experience. Graduation is upon us and many parents and members of extended family will sit at the gymnasium and watch as their seniors graduate. Just possibly this question, “where have the years gone?” will be […]

Seniors with 4.0 GPAs honored

CNJ Staff Thirty-two seniors were recognized Monday at The Bank of Clovis’ 21st annual senior honors banquet at The Landing at Cannon Air Force Base. The banquet recognizes graduating high school seniors from Clovis, Clovis Christian, Texico, Grady and Melrose for having a 4.0 accumulative grade point average since the ninth grade. Students will receive […]

Seniors coping with rising costs on fixed income

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Mary Dodd of Melrose was shopping Wednesday at S&S Supermarket. She said the economy has changed the way she shops, but she’s paying the difference because “you have to have food.” By Sarah Meyer: CNJ staff writer Clovis senior citizens said they are coping with the high price of gas […]

Test waiver allows seniors to graduate

CNJ staff Some Clovis High School Seniors now have an option that allows them to graduate even after failing a state-required exam. Clovis school board members approved Tuesday a waiver request for the New Mexico High School Competency Exam for eight students. Clovis Municipal Schools Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm said New Mexico students need to pass […]

Dec. 23, 1971

Curry County inmates decorated the main cell block for Christmas, using aluminum “poptops” from canned beverages, icicles and pine branches. … Burns Agency, 420 Mitchell, claimed to offer “good insurance from good insurance companies.” … CHS seniors Cathy Flory and Donald Young were named Clovis High School band queen and king.

First Person: Director ‘adopts’ elderly

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Gutierrez Vicki Miller By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer Vicki Miller was recently appointed director of Clovis’ Department of Older Adults. She worked in the Clovis-Carver Public Library before she was approached to become interim director in June and assumed full responsibilities last week. Miller’s department is based out of the […]

Senior center bounces back

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Gutierrez Sue Woodcock and Joe Lekovich dance at the Baxter-Curren Senior Center’s weekly Friday dance less than a month after the building was reopened. By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer Between 70 and 80 senior citizens danced to Alan Jackson and Hank Williams Friday night at the Baxter-Curren Senior Center. The […]

May 19, 1973

Clovis school administrators were planning graduation ceremonies at Leon Williams Stadium. Officials said 474 seniors were scheduled to receive diplomas. … Cherries were 49 cents a pound at Bob’s Fruit Market, 621 Prince. … The Clovis YMCA was sponsoring advanced and beginning adult ballroom dancing courses. Costs were $13 for members, $15 for non-members.

May 10, 1932

Tom Carlyle, a fourth-grade student at Eugene Field school, submitted the winning slogan in a school safety contest: “Be careful, not dareful.” His cash prize was $2.50. … A Lucky Strike cigarette advertisement asked “Do you inhale?” … High school graduation was scheduled for 88 Clovis High seniors. The ceremony took place at the armory.

Tornado doesn’t slow seniors

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Not even a tornado can stop a group of Clovis senior citizens from their dance and social programs. That’s what Baxter-Curren Senior Center Program Coordinator Brenda Hankins learned after a March 23 tornado temporarily robbed them of their social hub. She said the programs have been scattered to the […]

Firefighters dispense safety tips to seniors

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Three young Clovis firefighters were on a mission Wednesday morning. Their goal was to visit homebound senior citizens and install new smoke detectors. According to Vee Lucas, director for the Older Adults Division of the city of Clovis, the Clovis Fire Department and OAD are collaborating in an effort […]

Education digest: Director resigns from state post

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer A former Clovis Municipal Schools superintendent announced his resignation Jan. 22 from a position of statewide leadership. Joe Mack Mitchell, executive director of the New Mexico School Boards Association, resigned from the post effective July 1. Mitchell has held the position since 1997. He accepted it following retirement as […]

Seniors in fix after storm

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer At the age of 84, Anna Corlington relies heavily on the hospitality of neighbors when winter weather hits. The longtime Clovis resident, who was widowed more than a decade ago, found herself housebound after more than 10 inches of snow covered the area. “I know my limitations,” Corlington said, […]

Education Digest: Seniors should consider checklist

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer College-bound seniors should do three things before Dec. 31, according to a press release from Scott Anderson, an author and expert in college funding. In his press release, he recommends seniors heading to college should: 1) Remove savings from their name. If that isn’t possible due to IRS regulations, […]

CHS GIRLS SOCCER: Lady Cats end season with shutout win

The Clovis girls soccer team ended its season Saturday at home with a 2-0 non-district victory over Artesia, finishing off the high school careers of seven seniors. Both Clovis goals came in the second half, as junior midfielder Lora Esquivel scored in the 44th minute before senior Britni Jimenez, who moved out of goal to […]

CHS VOLLEYBALL: Seniors celebrate with sweep

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Clovis High’s Siobhan Flatow (2) spikes the ball over Michelle Carr (7) and Belinda Chitwood (15) in a 3-0 win over Carlsbad at Rock Staubus Gym on Saturday. CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Greg Price Clovis’ six seniors were honored before Saturday’s District 4-5A contest against Carlsbad. Presented with orange tote gift bags, the PA […]

Hospice holds Senior Fair

By CNJ Staff Senior Fair, hosted by VistaCare Hospice Who: Open to the public, free of charge. Seniors and anyone involved with seniors are encouraged to attend. What: An informational fair providing community resources for seniors. Where: Clovis-Carver Library, North Annex When: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday Information: 762-7067 Jackie Lara, public relations director […]

One heavy classload

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Alvirda Pah’or of Clovis enrolls in an advanced art and sculptor class and women’s weightlifting Monday afternoon at Clovis Community College. CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A widow and a weight lifter. A great-grandmother to seven, a missionary and a late-blooming artist. That’s Alvirda Pah’or (pronounced power). About four […]

CHS FOOTBALL: Cats looking for third consecutive trip to 5A finals

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Senior Brian Mead (28) scored 21 touchdowns last season in helping the Clovis High football team reach the Class 5A state championship game last season. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Two years ago, the Clovis High football team started its season on an ominous note with a 35-0 loss […]

School tackling physician shortage

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer John Tranchida plans to shape a living in the community where he was raised, which makes the physician-hopeful somewhat of an anomaly. Medical school graduates scuttling out of New Mexico are part of a trend that has dampened the quality of health care in the state, according to University […]