Clovis High seniors move on

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Seniors bounce a beach ball during the moving of the tassles at Clovis High School graduation ceremonies on Saturday morning. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A festive crowd gathered Saturday in the Rock Staubus Gymnasium to bid farewell to the Clovis High School class of 2006. In purple gowns and […]

Many students choosing to go to colleges close to home

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Clovis High School senior Andre Johnson checks the fit of his graduation cap. He ranks family and church among his top concerns, and he expects he will visit home every weekend while staying at a dorm. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers Lured by the prospect of saving money and being close […]

Clovis golf team will have new look this spring

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Clovis High School golf bags litter the putting green as players practice Friday at Municipal Golf Course in preparation for Monday’s season-opening Tasker Invitational at Hobbs. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer With Travis Reid and Guillermo Chavez around, Clovis High boys golf coach George Simmons always knew the Wildcats […]

Lady Cats easily advance in seniors’ final home game

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Clovis senior Vanessa O’Neal (4) snares a first-half rebound. (CNJ staff photo: Rick White) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Had it been a closer game, elimination contest as it was, perhaps the five seniors on the Clovis girls basketball team would not have had so much time to reflect about their last game at Rock […]

Senior bazaar promotes crafts, companionship

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Wanda Elliott, wearing a blue crocheted hat she made, laughs with her friend Becky Nufer on Saturday during the Christmas Bazaar. The event is held annually at the Baxter-Curren Senior Citizen Center. (Staff photo: Marlena Hartz) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer There is a full bowl of chili, topped with a thick layer of […]

Heating costs forcing some seniors to look at alternatives

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Richard Jamieson holds up his homemade storm window Saturday at his home north of Clovis. The storm window, which is piece of insulation with tape, is used to keep out the cold and lower heating costs. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A wood stove and closed doors. These are the […]

Melrose seniors searching for perfect ending

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Melrose’s Brock Graham, left, Cedar Rush, center, and Carlos Ruiz are three of six seniors who have been playing football under coach Dickie Roybal since seventh grade. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Six Melrose seniors are trying to go out the same way they came in — undefeated. Quarterback Brock […]

Football begins today for Texas squads

By Dave Wagner Muleshoe football coach David Wood is glad the football season is here. Wood, in his 10th year as the Mules’ football coach, underwent treatment for a form of leukemia in the spring. He’s ready to get back on the field today with the start of practice for Texas high schools. New Mexico […]

Some helpful hints for graduating seniors

By Judy Brandon I have been thinking about school days this past week and my K-12 school experience. Graduation was last week and many parents and members of extended family sat as they watched their seniors graduate. Just possibly this question was on their minds: “Where have the years gone?” In the fifties, I was […]

Clovis seniors gather for send-off on final day of school

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Clovis High School senior Maria Robles and fellow senior Jonathan Aguirre are soaked by a water hose during Thursday’s Clovis High School Senior Bash 2005 at Leon Williams Stadium. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer Their favorite memories ranged from a band trip to California, to nearly getting caught leaving a […]

Teens talk about issues they face as graduates

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Clovis High School seniors (from left to right) Rosamond Garcia, Aaron Rooks, Anthony Luna, and Kinsey Kleyn-Kennedy browse through a college guide magazine the school will provide for seniors who will graduate May 21. (Staff photo: Marlena Hartz) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Glances, shrugs, and turned down smiles are like a second language […]

Clovis seniors compete in billiards, horseshoes, discus at senior Olympics

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Martie Hale of Clovis breaks during her game in the 65-69 age group of the Senior Olympics Pool Tournament Tuesday at La Casa Senior Center in Clovis. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer Clovis senior citizens are taking the olympics to a new level. They have prepared for months to […]

Texico students spend morning doing manual labor

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Texico High School senior John Schueler, right, pulls up a fence post with the help of Glen Neie on Thursday. “To tell you the truth, I would rather be doing this than be in school,” said Schueler (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Texico senior Natalie Walton had the sleeves […]

College education taking leftist turn

By Walter Williams College costs have risen dramatically over the last several decades. In many cases, it’s difficult to find a college where per-student costs are under $20,000 each year. Most often, tuition doesn’t measure the true cost because taxpayer and donor subsidies pay part of the expenses. While costs are rising, education quality is […]

It’s all down hill from here

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Photo courtesy of Santa Peak Ski and Tram/ Ski Santa Fe : Sandia Peak Ski area in Albuquerque is only a four hour drive from Clovis. The Associated Press Some New Mexico skiers will be able to celebrate Thanksgiving weekend on the slopes thanks to a combination of early season snow and cold temperatures, which […]

High school seniors embrace early stages of college search

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Clovis Christian School senior Corey Hastings, right, looks at a U.S. Air Force Academy catalog Wednesday at the school. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer Clovis Christian School senior Andrew Hertel has a plan for college. He wants to study law at Texas Tech University. He has taken his ACT, a […]

Center still the place for senior socializing

Don McAlavy The oldest senior citizens center in New Mexico is here in Clovis, and it’s about to celebrate its 47th anniversary. I’ve always known our senior citizens are treasures as they know so much more than us younger ones. The late Alice Converse thought the same thing. Until April 14, 1957, Clovis had no […]

CHS offers help for students’ college application anxiety

By Ryan Lengerich The college selection process can become stressful as graduation approaches, but seniors shouldn’t panic yet, said two Clovis High School advisors. “Certainly it is never too late for one of our seniors to get help from us in the application process,” said CHS Head Counselor Jerry Odom. As seniors approach their high […]

Working seniors give ‘retirement’ new definition

Freedom Newspapers T he face of retirement in America is changing dramatically, as many seniors put to rest the idea that the “golden years” mean saying goodbye to work and becoming a permanent fixture in a comfortable recliner. AARP recently announced the findings of its 2003 Working in Retirement Survey, which showed that many seniors […]

Eagles will be tested

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Clovis Christian coach Greg Darden goes over a play with junior Corey Hastings (left) and sophomore Chris Mitchell during Wednesday’s practice at Potter Park. Photo by Rick White By Dave Wagner With a talented senior class, Clovis Christian was a factor last season in area six-man football. The Eagles, in their second year of New […]