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 […]