Education Feature: Airmen take students under their wings

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Julian Gomez, left, sits with his mentor, Staff Sgt. Samuel Song, during geometry class at Yucca Middle School. The pair have been working together for about seven weeks as part of the school’s mentoring program with Cannon Air Force Base. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer In a classroom in […]

Nov. 1, 1981

Clovis High, Gattis, Marshall and Yucca junior high marching bands received a superior rating at the Southeastern New Mexico Music Educators District Marching Festival held in Artesia. … Curry County Judge Reuben E. Nieves was appointed a member of the citizen’s advisory board of the New Mexico Children’s Psychiatric Center. … Print fashion blouses could […]

Education Feature: Yucca students mentor new classmates

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Eighth-graders Zackary Smith, left, and Edith Mendez help younger pupils find their way around Yucca Middle School. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Eighth-graders Edith Mendez and Zackary Smith remembered their first year at Yucca Middle School: “When we came here, we were freaked out,” Edith said. Finding their classrooms […]

Lists: Clovis Municipal Schools retirees

CNJ staff The following Clovis Municipal Schools teachers and staff are retiring at the end of the school year: Bertha Acy, custodian, Clovis High School, 16 years Debby Baker, literacy teacher, Yucca Junior High School, 21 years Janet Barnard, library educational assistant, Bella Vista Arts Academy, 27 years Viola Chavez, educational assistant, La Casita Elementary, […]

May 3, 1972

Woolworth, open until 9 p.m., was selling record albums for 47 cents, 8 track tapes for $2.99 and tape cassettes for $2.99. … “Bonnie and Clyde” was showing at the Yucca drive-in theater. Promotional material read, “They’re young, they’re in love and they kill people.” Admission was $1. … Anthony’s was suggesting polyester double-knit tunic-top […]

April 24, 1963

Clovis Police Chief Lloyd Niece announced plans for officer training. Classes were scheduled on public relations, bank robbery investigation, shooting skills and traffic ordinances. … Nita Ortega was honored as “Outstanding Girl of the Year” by the Beta Phi Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha. … The Yucca Drive-In Theatre was showing “rare and racy hits” […]

School realignment up to board

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Gattis Junior High School was revealed Tuesday as the proposed site for a ninth grade center in Clovis. The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education will vote Jan. 23 on the proposal to establish the center and two junior high schools at Marshall and Yucca for seventh- and eighth-graders. […]

Cats move into finals of own invitational

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Clovis High junior Luis Esparza (12) battles New Mexico Military’s Elliot Girard (5) for the ball iduring the Wildcats’ 2-0 win over NMMI on Friday in the Clovis Invitational at CHS. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent At the start of the second half, the numbers on the scoreboard were getting […]

Yucca rushing to get ready

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Paul Vernon, project superintendent for LCI2, looks at a drop ceiling damaged by rain at Yucca Junior High School. (Staff photo: Andy DeLislie) By Marlena Hartz : CNJ staff writer Floating floor tiles, damaged plaster and soaked carpets greeted school officials last week after rain seeped through portions of a partially constructed roof and flooded […]