New school program utilizes teachers

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Monica Weirauch, left, and Charlotte Howell teach an English class together as part of the inclusion teaching style recently implemented at Yucca Middle School. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ Staff Writer Clovis Municipal Schools is having success with special needs students using a system that utilizes two teachers in classrooms, according […]

April 1, 2008 It’s their business

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Name: The Dance Academy Location: Hilltop Plaza Shopping Center, 2216 Main St. What they do: The offer dance classes taught by board certified and college degreed professionals in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz (all styles), hip hop, and musical theater. Beginner through advanced levels are offered for ages 2 1/2 through adult. Who’s in charge: Jeffie […]

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: Inmates focus on further education

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Krystal Sanchez of Clovis works on a poem she is writing for Palabras, a Clovis Community College online publication that showcases art and writing. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Krystal Sanchez typed the words of her poem carefully on the computer. Her poem about “thug life” will go in […]

Dual credit classes meeting canceled

CNJ staff A meeting on dual credit classes for parents of Clovis High junior class students scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Clovis High School Lecture Hall has been canceled due to the weather, according to a Clovis Municipal Schools press release. The release did not indicate if the class would be rescheduled. Information: […]

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 […]

Classes should be offered upon airmen’s return

By Tonya Fennell: Cannon Connections My family is in the thick of the reintegration process. You know that semi-awkward, “I love you, I hate you” time when an airman returns home from a four-month deployment. I’m so happy my husband is home and I’m trying to be patient. But, that’s not easy since half of […]

High schoolers attend CCC

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer More Clovis High School students are getting a feel of college life this school year. Deputy Superintendent Ladona Clayton told the Clovis Board of Education Tuesday 370 Clovis High students are getting college credits from Clovis Community College through a new dual credit program. Clovis Schools Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm […]

CCC trims part-time tuition

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Part-time students can afford to take more classes at Clovis Community College in the spring semester. The tuition reduction, which affects students taking less than seven credit-hours, is part of the school’s 2007-2008 strategic plan approved Wednesday by CCC Board of Trustees during their monthly meeting. CCC president John […]

Space still available in CCC classes

CNJ staff Clovis Community College is still enrolling students for the following classes: High Plains Chorale — 15 sessions, 6:45–8:25 p.m., Thursdays through Dec. 13, Room 186. Fee: $15 The Backstage Pass — Allows students to work behind the scenes with the CCC Cultural Arts staff, assisting with live performances and the production process. Classes […]

CCC bookstore bustling

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Joella Gerzon, left, of Clovis shops for school supplies Monday at the Clovis Community College bookstore with her daughter. The store sold out of flash drives, according to bookstore officials. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Sarah Kraft and Michael Pino sat on a couch in the main lobby Monday […]

Education Feature: Students gear up for classes

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Amber Rosales, 22, registered Wednesday for cosmetology classes at Clovis Community College. This will be Rosales’ first semester attending CCC. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Amber Rosales worked 30-hour weeks to support her two children after dropping out of high school. But the 22-year-old is taking steps to change […]

Aug. 26, 1939

L.T. Shirley of Clovis was elected president of the New Mexico Laundry Owners Association during the final session of the convention held in Clovis. …Jimmie Allman’s School of Dancing, located at 412 Pile, was taking registration for dance classes. … State Police Sgt. A.P. Winston said “a nominal charge of 50 cents would be made […]

Education Feature: Canines core of CCC class

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Mark Yannotti holds Boz, left, a terrier mix, and Candy, a golden retriever. Yannotti will teach a “Dogs, Wolves and Other K-9s” class at Clovis Community College. Boz and Candy may attend the class. By Helena Rodriguez: CNJ staff writer Forget about lions, tigers and bears. Hillcrest Zoo will be […]

Religion Digest: Relations Quartet performing concert

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer The First Christian Church of Clovis, located at 1700 North Main St., is hosting a concert at 7 p.m. today. The Relations Quartet from Magnolia, Texas, will perform Southern gospel music. According to a church news release, the group’s concerts contain a balance of old and new music, inspirational […]

Religion Digest: Church presents ‘Eternity’ drama

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Central Baptist Church will present “Eternity” at 7 p.m. nightly April 14-18. The dramatic production is about life after death. According to a church news release, three professionals will coach the members of the church in acting the parts of each scene. The production emphasizes the truth about heaven […]

Religion Digest: Dallas evangelist speaks at church

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer The Rev. Ervin Asiatico will minister March 25-28 at Texico Assembly of God Church, 219 North Anderson St. in Texico. The Dallas evangelist will speak at 10:15 a.m. and 6 p.m. March 25. March 26 through March 28 services will be held at 7 p.m. Asiatico has more than […]

Education Feature: Classes bridge language barrier

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English as a Second Language instructor Stefanie Jose, right, teaches Susana Loya at Clovis Community College, where more than 400 students are enrolled in the classes. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Interpreting is a way of life for Isabel Villarreal. Born in the United States to Mexican immigrants, the […]

Artists of the month

Sisters Loyce Troia and Leona Hughes of Clovis were chosen by the Pintores Art League as artists of the month for February. Their paintings will be at the Clovis-Carver Public Library during February. Troia and Hughes went to Vaughn Municipal Schools and attended Eastern New Mexico University in the 1950s. Recently, Troia took classes at […]

Local tobacco costs rising

By Janet Taylor-Birkey It costs to smoke in today’s society, and the prices continue to soar. A recent law passed in Texas increased the cost of cigarettes by more than $1 per pack, leaving smokers a bit uneasy about their own future going up in smoke. But Cannon smokers shouldn’t see those increases come to […]