Service worthy of pride

By Anita Doberman: Columnist What is the purpose of an education? And more specifically, an elite education? I ask this question in light of an editorial written by a young college student attending Columbia University (my alma mater) and published in the Columbia Spectator, the college newspaper. I encourage you to read it at http://www.columbiaspectator.com/forward/emailref/26470. […]

8-19 Honors

Kline Meghan Kline of Melrose has been named a United States National Award Winner in honor roll by the United States Achievement Academy. She is the daughter of Roger and Jerri Kline of Clovis.

July 20, 1951

Sisters Barbara and Shirley Boydston won sweepstakes honors in the annual Curry County 4-H Dress Revue. … MSgt. E.A. Nash Jr. was announced as the new Army and Air Force recruiter for Clovis. His awards included the Distinguished Flying Cross. … Dwight F. Denton, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Earl Denton, received a […]

Education Feature: Teacher marches to music’s beat

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Janet Barnard, a music teacher at the Arts Academy at Bella Vista, sits next to third-grader Jordan Castillo while she plays an instrument. Barnard is retiring after 27 years of teaching at Clovis elementary schools. By Wren Abbott: CNJ Correspondent Long before research demonstrated the “Mozart effect” — the relationship […]

Revamped federal government will attract fresh faces

By Freedom Newspapers Move over, Air Force Academy. Make way, Annapolis. Watch out, West Point. If some in Congress get their way, there soon might be a National Public Service Academy, styled loosely (probably very loosely) on these older institutions, that will take America’s best and brightest and mold them into the federal uber-bureaucrats of […]

State tournament scoreboard

The Associated Press GIRLS Tuesday Class 5A Quarterfinals Clovis 53, Las Cruces 42 Mayfield 58, Hobbs 51 La Cueva 46, Cibola 41 Class 4A Quarterfinals Roswell 49, St. Pius 45 Aztec 68, Los Alamos 38 Academy 52, Moriarty 45 Class 3A Quarterfinals Portales 41, Ruidoso 34 Hope Christian 68, Wingate 59 St. Michael’s 39, Santa […]

Ninth-grade academy gets official name

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Students walk the hallways of Gattis Junior High School, which will be converted into a ninth-grade academy. (CNJ staff photo: Marlena Hartz) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer Plans for the Clovis ninth-grade academy are progressing smoothly, according to Clovis Schools officials. Officials have decided to name the academy the Clovis High School Freshman Campus, […]

Education digest: Domenici accepting intern applications

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., is accepting applications for his summer internship program in Washington, D.C., according to a press release from his office. Applicants must have completed at least one year of study at an institution of higher learning. The internship will take place in six-week sessions, with the […]

Specifics next stage in junior-high plan

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Public meetings on the proposed redesign of Clovis junior high schools wrapped up Thursday, with an intimate gathering of about 20 people in the Gattis Junior High School library. Meetings were held at Marshall Junior High School and Yucca Junior High School earlier this month. The force behind the […]

Portables a problem, resident says

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Clovis residents have expressed concerns about the safety of portable classrooms. The school district currently uses 50 portable units, according to school officials. (Courtesy Photo) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A Clovis grandparent is agitated because her grandsons were housed in a portable classroom at a Clovis school that failed to met fire code […]

Cops and courts: Tear gas puts end to standoff

By CNJ STAFF A standoff Wednesday night at a Clovis home ended when police used tear gas to flush out the occupants, resulting in three arrests, according to Clovis police. Around 7:30 p.m. officers attempting to serve a search warrant began trying to get occupants to come out of a home in the 1120 block […]

CHS VOLLEYBALL: Lady Cats host invitational

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent The Clovis Invitational volleyball tournament has a recent history of two things — producing a champion that eventually wins a state title in its classification, and showcasing unusually talented small school teams. Tatum fit both criteria last year as the Class 1A Lady Coyotes swept through the Clovis tourney and […]

4-2 Honors

Noble Robert J. Noble, of Clovis, has been named the U.S. National Award Winner in Mathematics by the U.S. Achievement Academy. Robert, who attends Yucca Junior High School, was nominated for this national award by Dr. Debborah Watters, a teacher at the school. Robert’s photo will appear in the U.S. Achievement Academy’s yearbook. Robert is […]

3/26 Honors

Northcutt Tori Northcutt of Broadview, daughter of Todd and Tammy Northcutt, has been named an All-American Scholar, it was announced by the United States Achievement Academy . Tori will appear in the All-American Scholar Yearbook, which is published nationally. She attends Clovis High School. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. La Roy Lockmiller of Clovis, and […]

Academy Awards highlight films from smaller studios

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Hollywood’s biggest night of the year is tonight when the Academy Awards are presented. But Hollywood insiders are predicting low ratings for the ABC broadcast because four of five best-picture nominees did not have the benefit of a big studio’s big marketing budget. It’s a mixed bag for area […]

Clovis plans parent academy

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Former and future students will be seated at desks a few miles away at the Bella Vista Elementary campus, but Lincoln-Jackson Arts Academy will not be vacant when the next school year begins, school administrators said. Plans to transform the arts academy into a hub for programs aimed at […]

CHS girls finish 10th in Academy Invite

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Led by senior Alyssa Pyeatt, the Clovis High girls team finished 10th in the 21-school Albuquerque Academy Invitational swim meet on Saturday. Pyeatt finished fifth in the 100-meter breaststroke (1:12.34) and 15th in the 200-meter indivual medley (2:37.37). She also anchored the 200 freestyle relay to seventh place and the 400 […]

Sheriff talks about training at FBI academy

Curry County Sheriff Roger Hatcher attended the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va., for 10 weeks. Now back at his desk, Hatcher talks about what he learned and how it may affect his office. Q. What classes did you take? A. I took six classes: Physical training, public speaking, effective writing, educational leadership, ethics and […]

Honor Roll: Lincoln-Jackson Arts Academy

CNJ Staff Lincoln-Jackson Arts Academy Third Grade: A Honor Roll – Amanda Myers, Hailey Skelton, Robert Acuna, Lillian Lee. Third Grade: A/B Honor Roll – Esperanza Baca, Isaiah Callahan, Faith Cano, Tyler Clark, Erica Colon, Albert Devenport, Elisa Dixon-Scott, Jamani McClendon, Richard Ramirez, Britney Ross, Andrew Sena, Jesus Uribe. Fourth Grade: A Honor Roll – […]

Academy conflict unlikely to end quickly or easily

Freedom Newspapers Two new developments in the clash over religious expression at the Air Force Academy probably bear mentioning. Neither suggests the controversy will be ending anytime soon. The Senate last week approved, by a 99-0 vote, a measure that will leave decisions regarding the appropriateness of voluntary, nondenominational prayers at school functions to the […]