Education column: Students going green with conservation programs

Cindy Kleyn-Kennedy: Clovis Municipal Schools Ever had cookies baked in a solar oven? How about cooking your own solar personal pan pizza? Students in the Clovis Municipal Schools have. The CMS Energy Program and other energy conservation projects headed up by our own Mike Thomson, district energy manager for Clovis Schools, are teaching students about […]

Sept. 18, 2008 Education Digest

Energy manager recognized for energy saving measures Clovis Municipal Schools District Energy Manager Mike Thomson was honored Wednesday as the 2008 Energy Manager of the Year Award. The award was given the New Mexico Association of Energy Engineers. Joel Shirley of CMS said that Thomson has saved the district $880,000 in energy costs over the […]

Youth granted trip through Make-A-Wish

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Jacob Thomson, 9, of Clovis packs away his stuffed dolphin, Monday for his trip to Florida, that was sponsored by the Make-A-Wish foundation and Faith Christian Family Church. This trip has been planned since his last stay in the hospital in April. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent If 9-year-old Jacob […]

Clovis boy meets member of Thunderbirds

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Jacob Thomson’s idea of a hero is animated, has the ability to fly and is usually referred to as super. The cartoon-loving, Highland Elementary second-grader met a real-life hero Friday when Maj. Dan Mirski, Air Force Thunderbirds flight surgeon, made a surprise visit to Plains Regional Medical Center, where […]

Energy conservation results in savings

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Clovis High School Principal Jody Balch turns off his printer and computer Wednesday afternoon in his office at the high school. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Rising heating and energy costs led a school district in Minnesota to enact a $25-per-appliance annual fee, meaning teachers have to pay to use […]

Thomson, Ronnica Lea

Services: Have been held. Ronnica Lea Thomson, 34, of Clovis died Monday, March 7, 2005 at her home. She was born Nov. 13, 1970, in Clovis, to Bill and Janetta Miller Geisler. She married Mike Thomson on Aug. 7, 1993, in Clovis. She was a benefits representative for Clovis Municipal Schools and a member of […]

Sale barn hosts benefit concert, auction for Clovis family.

Leslie Radford: CNJ staff writer A Christian-based concert is coming to the aid of a Clovis family. Clovis Livestock Auction will host a benefit concert and auction for Mike Thomson and his family at 7 p.m. Feb. 26 as part of the Cows N Concerts series that helps families in need. Thomson’s wife, Ronnica is […]

Thomson, Lu Lu

Lu Lu Thomson Services: No services have been planned. Lu Lu Lenora Thomson, 94, of El Paso, Texas, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2005, in El Paso.  She was born to Charles Albert and Lu Lu Ford Christa on May 15, 1911, in Roswell. She started school in Belen and graduated from high school in Clovis. […]

Local cancer survivor beats odds

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Ronnica Thomson laughs with her daughter Tori, 9, after Tori played on the trampoline Wednesday in the back yard of their home. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor Cooped up in a Roswell hospital bed after surgery to remove a tumor 18 months ago, Ronnica Thomson saw sadness through a […]