Q&A: Clovis student enjoys diversity in Denmark

Evan Buzzard, 17, of Clovis is attending school in Demark as part of the foreign exchange student program. He is the son of Todd and Janet Buzzard of Clovis. Buzzard responded by e-mail to the following questions. Q What are you learning from being in the exchange program and from host families? A I have […]

Ability to read important skill in any language

CNJ staff Did you know Dr. Seuss won three Academy Awards, two of them for filming war documentaries during World War II? Did you know he also won two Emmy awards and a Pulitzer Prize, and that his first book, “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street,” was rejected by 43 publishers […]

Professor finds new challenge

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Becky Rowley: Still teachers an English class. By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer Becky Rowley has been on both sides of the fence — a nine-month faculty member and now a top administrator. The Clovis Community College executive vice president is second in the administrative hierarchy behind President Beverlee McClure. She’s also No. 2 on […]

Literary lovers on the decline

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Recent Clovis High grad Virginia Lee enjoys reading all types of literature, from Shakespeare to Steinbeck. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Mike Linn Unlike most young women her age, 18-year-old Virginia Lee loves reading the literary works of some of the world’s most renown authors. The Clovis High School graduate began reading Leo Tolstoy’s […]

ENMU offering class on social effects of baseball

By Rick White Kay Reed loved playing baseball growing up on the West Coast. She remembers sitting on the bench and packing her cheeks full of Big League bubble gum. Her uncle, a former minor league player and coach, would give Reed and his sister tips. She also enjoys watching baseball, especially in person. She’s […]

Helena Rodriguez: Local Columnist

Habla español? Yo no espeako espanish, but as for Spanglish – a mixture of Spanish and English – si, yo espeako most of that. After a lifetime of speaking broken Spanish, slang and Spanglish, I’m finally on the road to learning Spanish once and for all. There have been all kinds of excuses and blame […]

Search on for bilingual principal

Ryan Lengerich: CNJ News Journal Jarilyn Butler didn’t always speak her students’ language. On snowy days, the former Lockwood Elementary School principal would receive phone calls from parents asking if school had been canceled. Many would ask in Spanish. Butler speaks only English. “I would pick up the phone and it was ‘Habla espanol?’ And […]

Teachers must work to be good

Clyde Davis Thank you, John Timmerman. When we had you for freshman English, we looked up to you. We thought you were a good teacher. So the day we came up to talk to you, having heard that you pitched college baseball, we wanted you to join our intramural softball team. Since I was going […]

Quay attorney: Jailer to be arraigned monday

By William Thompson TUCUMCARI — Robert Gonzales, the Quay County detention center employee charged with criminal sexual conduct involving minors, will be arraigned in 10th Judicial District Court soon, according to Nancy English, an attorney for the district attorney’s office. Gonzales faces two counts of criminal sexual penetration of a minor and two counts of […]

Tucumcari First Baptist Church celebrates its 100th birthday

By TV Hagenah Tucumcari’s second oldest protestant church commemorated the 100th anniversary of the founding of the church the evening of Jan. 4 with a birthday cake, balloons, a room full of people, entertainment and a singing of “Happy Birthday” to the church. “I think it is wonderful,” said First Baptist Church associate pastor David […]

Dutton, June

June Dutton Services: Are not scheduled. Mrs. June Louise Dutton, 81, of Clovis, died Saturday, June 28, 2003, in Portland, Ore. She was born on June 20, 1922, in Washington State, to Michael and Mary Wasik. She had lived in Clovis since 1990. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lewis Dutton; […]

Readers share favorite teacher memories

Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal asks readers to respond via e-mail to a series of questions each week. To participate in Project: Reader Reaction, contact Editor David Stevens at: david_stevens@link.freedom.com A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked about a favorite school teacher. Some responses: “I can’t pick a favorite. Is it my sixth-grade teacher […]

First day always includes hiccups

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Sarah Turk (left) and Stephanie Geraldsen, eighth-graders at Gattis Junior High School, laugh with Principal Manuel Molina over lunch on their first day of school. Photo by Darrell Todd Maurina. By Darrell Todd Maurina Editor’s note: Monday was the first day of school for Clovis public school students. CNJ staff writer Darrell Todd Maurina spent […]

Family Support Center helps military spouses advance in careers

By Darrell Todd Maurina CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Military service has its own rewards, but the life is not always easy for the spouses of service members. While deployments and the risk of death get the most attention, a more routine aspect of military life causes more serious problems for many military families. With […]

Hill, Joyce

Joyce Hill Services: Have been held. Mrs. Joyce Hill, 62, of Portales, died Tuesday, May 6, 2003, at Laurel Plains Nursing Center in Clovis. She was born on May 21, 1940, in Springer, to Gladys and James E. English. She grew up in Las Vegas and graduated from Robertson High School in 1958. She worked […]