Education feature: Clovis school gives 50/50 language mix

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Lockwood Elementary School kindergarten students Halynn Garcia, right, tells Katelynn Wideman the instructions the teacher gave the class in Spanish moments before. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ Staff Writer When Ana Rodriguez asked her second grade class for words that begin with the letter “B,” birthday was rejected. “Yes, but words […]

Aug. 15, 2008 Religion Digest

Historical Jesus class offered Clovis Community College will be offering a class on The Historical Jesus. The class begins on Aug. 25 and will be a weekly class. The instructor will be the Rev. Alvin Petty.

Defending runnerup Cats look to fill holes

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer When practice begins Monday for the Clovis High football team, the Wildcats will have a lot of positions to fill. Only a handful of starters return for the Cats, defending Class 5A state runnersup, on both sides of the ball. Still, assistant coach Darren Kelley says there is potential […]

Raku How-To

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Krystal Allen of Clovis works the earthenware clay of a box she made for the Raku pottery class at Clovis Community College. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ STAFF WRITER There is a classroom at Clovis Community College where the chairs are covered in clay crusted finger and hand prints. The sculpture […]

Residents get storm education

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico National Weather Service officials in Portales Wednesday say eastern New Mexico residents have proven themselves over the years as good skywatchers. Kenneth Drozd, senior meteorologist with the NWS, along with fellow meteorologist Tim Shy, were in town conducting the second SkyWarn class of the year in Portales. The NWS […]

June 22, 2008 Reunions

Porter Friends and schoolmates from the Porter school and community are invited to attend a reunion at 9 a.m. Aug. 30 at the San Jon Community Center. Registration is $12 per person. A lunch is included. A dance will be held at 7 p.m., admission is $5 per person. Music will be provided by Monte […]

Unearthing memories

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Only God’s grading matters in life

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist I can still remember math in the third grade at Highland Elementary in Clovis when my lack of math ability was displayed before my entire third grade classmates. This is the story. Whenever math time came during our school day, I would just cringe. Why? Because we had to do […]

3-13-08 Education digest

By Gabriel Monte Mesalands offering wind technology class Mesalands Community College in Tucumcari will be offering Wind Energy Technology classes in the fall semester. The class will use a 400-foot, 1.5 megawatt wind turbine the college purchased from the General Electric Corp. for more than $2 million. Information: www.mesalands.edu/wind Student test fee funds available New […]

CCC finds Baskett open to teaching

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File photo Clovis native and Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Hank Baskett will teach an online sports sociology course at Clovis Community College. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Hank Baskett III will try to give Clovis Community College students an insight into the culture of sports from the athlete’s perspective, according […]

Wildcadettes claim national win

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Three months, 156 hours of practice and three routines combined to give Clovis High School’s dance team, the Wildcadettes, first place at a national competition in Orlando, Fla., last weekend. Because the group participates in national competitions only every three years, the Wildcadettes competed in the novice class at […]

Tech initiative keeps students connected

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Texico students Shelby Miller, left, Colton Hollis, middle, and Margarita Garcia work on an assignment in Libby Peabody’s seventh-grade English class on laptops provided by the state’s laptop initiative program. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Libby Peabody’s class is also her tech-support department. When the seventh-grade Texico teacher has […]

Jan. 31 – Look Ma, I’m a binder.

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Eleven-year-olds Brianna Jimenez, top left, and Trisha Gartner, top right, roll Maria Mata, bottom left, and Danielle Chafer, bottom right, away from each other as the group demonstrates a lever. The group of four decided to act out a binder as a lever because it’s something they use often for […]

Education Feature: Students raise $500 for charity

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Courtesy photo Ranchvale Elementary School fourth graders donated more than $500 to help buy presents for children cared for by TeamBuilders Counseling Services. The students collected the money in jars placed throughout the school. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer To Steve Reynolds, Ranchvale Elementary is the little school that could. In 30 days, the […]

Students get cooking

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Neil Nguyen, left, and Olivia Reeb go over the recipe for a pumpkin dessert Monday during a project at Zia Elementary School while teacher Rose Ellen Dunn pours batter into a pan. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer After tapping an egg on the corner of the table, Zack Austin […]

Belly dancers twist, twirl way to credits

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis Community College sophomore Juana Garcia twirls during a belly dancing class. “I love the class. It’s one of those dance styles that lets you be open with your body,” Garcia said. “Plus there are cool women in this class. I’ve made friends.” By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer A […]

Albuquerque, Clovis papers win top awards

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — The Albuquerque Journal and the Clovis News Journal took daily newspaper general excellence honors Saturday in the New Mexico Press Association contest. The Rio Grande Sun and the Sangre de Cristo Chronicle won general excellence awards for weekly papers. The Clovis News Journal collected 17 awards. Including honorable mentions, Freedom […]

Letters to the Editor: Gas price disparities disheartening

I know you hear a lot of complaining about fuel prices in the Clovis area, but I would like to add another. We made a trip to Ruidoso last weekend and for the first time in my memory gas in Ruidoso was less than in Clovis. We filled up in Roswell for $2.73 9/10 per […]

Business Digest: Small business classes planned

Clovis Community College is offering several classes geared towards small business owners. A pre-venture seminar will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday in the CCC conference room. This free seminar will provide an overview on starting a business. n An Introduction to Windows class will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 […]

Women don’t belong in combat

By Anita Doberman: Local columnist Women were first admitted to West Point in 1976 after President Ford signed legislation opening the nation’s service academies to females. For the class of 2011, more women than ever entered West Point, bringing the number of female cadets to 225, which is 17 percent of the class. This is […]