Muleshoe teacher’s dedication honored

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Courtesy photo This was Mary DeShazo’s class about 1946-47. David Stevens Mary Brantley worked in the front office at Muleshoe’s Mary DeShazo Elementary School from 1969 to 2002. She was sometimes mistaken for the school’s namesake. “People would ask me ‘Are you Mary DeShazo?’ because I’d been there so long,” Brantley said. “A lot of […]

Houston teacher arrested after Curry County online sting

CNJ staff report A Houston area school teacher was arrested Friday for child solicitation following an investigation by the Curry County Sheriff’s Office. Michael Crawley, 30, is being held in Harris County, Texas, in lieu of $200,000 bond, Undersheriff Wesley Waller said Monday. Curry County deputies contacted the Harris County Texas High Tech Crimes Unit, […]

Education column: Columnist shares memories of favorite teacher

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Cindy Kleyn-Kennedy By Cindy Kleyn-Kennedy Last Saturday’s Clovis News Journal featured interviews with a number of our locals about teachers who had had an impact upon them. I can’t let an opportunity pass to offer up my own favorite teacher. Mine was Mrs. Vera Armstrong, my 6th grade teacher at Sandia Elementary right here in […]

Weddings — Aug. 22

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Shober [image #2, align=right, size=medium] Gianna Marie Rodriguez, of Henderson, Nev., and Ryan Mark Shober, of Clovis, were married July 30, 2010, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Henderson. The bride is the daughter of Richard and Gia Rodriguez of Henderson, Nev. The groom is the son of Rebecca S. Shober and William […]

Teacher’s story one of success

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Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Valencia Elementary School teacher Becky Duran said her fantasy dinner party wouldn’t include celebrities. “I’m very down to earth,” she said. Valencia Elementary School fifth-grade teacher Becky Duran was chosen as the Newspapers In Education teacher of the year in Portales. She uses newspapers in her bilingual classroom to teach […]

Our people: Teacher of the Year

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Courtesy photo Hatley at 18 takes a photo with his 3-year-old niece Raven in 2003. Bio Name: Drew Hatley Birthday: September 20, 1984 Hometown: Clovis Profession: Assistant baseball coach, football coach and World History teacher Family: My wife Christal and I have been married for three years. We don’t have kids but we have a […]

Area teachers selected for award

CNJ staff Portales fifth grade teacher Becky Duran and Clovis High School teacher and coach Drew Hatley are Freedom New Mexico’s Newspapers in Education teachers of the year for 2010. The program provides newspapers for classrooms as a resource in education. NIE coordinator Lynn Berry said the award is given to a teacher who creatively […]

Former Grady teacher wins $200,000 lottery prize

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The numbers added up for a former Grady teacher. Vandean “Bibbi” Isler of Grady on Friday claimed a $200,000 prize from a Powerball ticket she purchased in Clovis. Isler was in town to watch her granddaughter, Jacee Isler, compete in the April 30 District 4-5A track championship at Clovis […]

Teacher, three students injured in rollover

CNJ staff Three Socorro High School students and their teacher received minor injuries in an early morning single-vehicle rollover near Tucumcari Tuesday. The crash occurred at 6:45 a.m. on I-40 near Mile Marker 330, outside of Tucumcari, according to State Police Capt. Jimmy Glascock. Bryan Mitchell, 48, was eastbound when the 2005 Ford Excursion he […]

CHS’s Judy Uerling named ProStart Teacher of the Year for New Mexico

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Judy Uerling is the 2010 ProStart Teacher of the Year for New Mexico. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Clovis High School ProStart teacher Judy Uerling is the 2010 ProStart Teacher of the Year for New Mexico by the National Restaurant Associaton’s Hospitality Industry Education Foundation. Each state can select […]