Education digest — March 9

Teacher of year nominations open Clovis Municipal Schools is accepting nominations for teacher of the year and support staff of the year for 2012-2013, according to a news release from Clovis Municipal Schools central office. According to the news release: • Any Clovis Schools’ employee, parent, student or community member can make nominations. • Nomination […]

Press release: Clovis schools seek nominees for teacher, support staff of year

Do you know an exceptional employee at Clovis Municipal Schools that is making a positive difference in the lives of our students? Nominate that person for Clovis Schools Teacher of the Year or Support Staff of the Year for 2012-2013. Who may nominate? Anyone. Clovis Schools’ employee, parent, student, community member! Nomination forms are available […]

Fire official: Explosion’s cause yet to be determined

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Tony Bullocks: CMI staff Kevin Wilson An explosion rocked the 1100 block of Prince Street in Clovis on Saturday night, leaving three injured in a blast that was heard and felt for numerous city blocks. Emergency calls were placed a little after 6:30 p.m. Saturday following what Clovis Fire Department personnel called a “high-pressure explosion” […]

Hounds gain split at SE Oklahoma

CMI staff CMI staff DURANT, Okla. — Freshman right-hander Ryan Boydstun earned a save with 3 2/3 innings of shutout relief, inducing a game-ending, bases-loaded double play in the bottom of the ninth inning, and senior shortstop Alex Schultz collected four hits as Eastern New Mexico University beat Southeastern Oklahoma 6-4 on Friday to earn […]

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Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office investigating inmate’s death

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Lewis Freedom New Mexico Slightly more than 4 1/2 hours after he was in court Monday facing felony child abuse charges, Darrell Lewis of Clovis was found hanging by the neck in his cell at the Roosevelt County jail, County Manager Charlene Hardin said Thursday. Lewis, 22, died Tuesday at a Lubbock Hospital in what […]

Business seminars being offered

CNJ staff About four years ago, staff at Clovis Community College’s Small Business Development Center took appointments to talk about business startups. “It would be two or three weeks before people could get an appointment with us,” Director Sandra Taylor-Sawyer said. “They just needed the basic information. We found we were meeting with people and […]

County chair to serve in civic leader program

CNJ staff Curry County Commission Chairman Caleb Chandler has been selected to serve in the Air Force Chief of Staff’s civic leader program. Chandler was invited to join the program in a Nov. 22 letter from Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz. “I was honored to receive the letter,” Chandler said. “I think […]

Education column: Education foundation helps support teachers, staff

A few years ago a handful of educators and community members had a vision to create an education foundation for additional support for teachers and staff members with innovative and creative ideas for their classrooms. Established separate from the school district, the Clovis Municipal Schools Education Foundation was set up so that teachers and staff […]

Education column: Cafeteria staff deserves appreciation

What’s cookin’ at the Clovis Municipal Schools? Lots of breakfasts and lunches. Funny how school meals are one of those things we tend to take for granted. Around the time of World War I (1914-1917) school lunches began to be served to children in many of our larger cities as “nutrition scientists” started looking at […]

Education column: Faculty, staff gearing up for school year

Every year we begin school with a bang. Communications fly back and forth, all departments shift into high gear and, as far as staff is concerned, we are about to experience the payoff of careful and thorough long-term planning. Even though teachers officially started back this past Monday, many have been coming in for weeks, […]

Matt 25 Hope Center vandalized

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Courtesy photo The staff at the Matt 25 Hope Center are working to repair damage caused when vandals broke into the building Saturday night. Executive Director Steve Reshetar said there was graffiti painted and damage done throughout the building. Sharna Johnson For the staff of Matt 25 Hope Center, it’s not so much the cost […]

Bookmobile short on staff

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Courtesy photo The New Mexico State Library’s rural bookmobile program has operated for 50 years. The Bookmobile East services eight counties in the area — Curry, Eddy, Chavez, Roosevelt, Guadalupe, Lincoln, Otero and Quay. Liliana Castillo Curry County resident Marjorie Simonton can’t wait for the bookmobile to stop in Grady each month. With staffing shortage […]

Education column: Maintenance, custodial staff in high gear during summer

You might think that since summer has arrived, everything grinds to a halt, and that nothing much is going on throughout our school district. Not true. In fact, it is during the summer months that our operations department shines. Our maintenance and custodial staff begin their considerable list of projects, many of which can only […]

Local farmer meets with congressmen

Freedom New Mexico Clovis dairy farmer Wayne Palla traveled to Capitol Hill recently with other Dairy Farmers of America Inc. board members and young cooperators to discuss issues affecting the dairy industry, according to a DFA news release. DFA members and staff met in Washington, D.C., for the cooperative’s annual D.C. Board Meeting and Hill […]

Remembering the fallen

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson An MC-130W crew from Cannon Air Force Base performs a flyover during the Monday morning Memorial Day observance at Lawn Haven Garden of Honor. Kevin Wilson With plenty of wind to blow them, the colors of numerous veteran organization flags flew at half-staff Monday morning. Their groups, and members of […]

Education column: Faculty, staff share thoughts on graduation

Graduation means endings and beginnings. Wayne Marshall, principal at Clovis High School, offered, “Graduation is a big deal. It encompasses all the emotions, and it is the culminating event of every student’s educational career. We feel it too; it’s always a little hard to see them go.” Several of the administrators who work directly with […]

Steelman recaptured

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Steelman’s vehicle was rammed by a sheriff’s deputy vehicle to force him to a stop. Liliana Castillo Curry County Detention Center absconder Justin Steelman, 32, was recaptured after leading police on a high speed chase today from Clovis to Farwell, according to Undersheriff Wesley Waller. The Curry County sheriff’s office […]

Zias turn tables on Javs

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo ENMU junior shortstop Emily Livingston slides home with a run during the second inning of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South Division softball game against Texas A&M-Kingsville at Zia Softball Field. CNJ staff CNJ STAFF PORTALES — What a difference a day can sometimes make. Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team […]

Education column: Sandia Elementary staff always pushing to improve

Just before spring break, I went by Sandia Elementary to talk with Principal Matt Vetterly. It was an interesting process, because we were delightfully interrupted over and over again by passing students who had to greet the clearly beloved Vetterly. I asked all about Sandia, and Vetterly was so eloquent and described so well what […]