School extends superintendent’s contract

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer The Clovis Schools Board of Education extended Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm’s contract until 2009 on Tuesday, but postponed salary and benefit negotiations. Those terms will be settled during the annual budgeting process, which usually occurs in April, board members said during Tuesday’s school-board meeting. Seidenwurm’s annual salary is $128,500, according […]

School board member named to state office

By CNJ Staff Longtime Clovis Schools Board of Education Member Lora Harlan moved into the office of the president of the New Mexico School Boards Association earlier this month, according to a press release issued by the association Tuesday. Harlan formally accepted the leadership role at the New Mexico School Boards Association annual convention Dec. […]

Food services director ready to retire

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CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisleJudy Abernathy worked as a teacher before becoming the food services director for Clovis Municipal Schools. She is retiring Monday. By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer Judy Abernathy remembers when students bought paper tickets to eat school meals, calories in school meals had to be computed by hand, and family and […]

Superintendent’s performance reviewed

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer School board members convened Tuesday evening to evaluate the performance of Clovis Municipal Schools Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm. It was the first formal evaluation of her performance since the board hired her in April. However, because the evaluation is a matter of personnel, it was conducted in a executive session […]

Sparks, Sam

Sam Sparks Services: Have been held. Sam Harlan Sparks, 81, of Melrose, died Monday, July 25, 2005, in Clovis. He was born on Feb. 10, 1924, in the Perry community to Samuel Elijah and Leta Clemens Sparks. Family members said he was a gentleman farmer with a passion for horses, old trucks, good friends and […]

Rehorn, Harlan Roger

Harlan Roger Rehorn Services: Have been held. He was born Aug. 5, 1943, to Harlan and Vera Johnson Rehorn in Kansas City, Kan. He married Sharon Rehorn on May 22, 1986, in Houston. He went to Houston in 1961 and returned to Clovis in 2005. He was a retired court reporter. He is preceded in […]

Board’s search officially begins

By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer The search for a Clovis schools superintendent is officially under way. Monday was the first day Clovis school officials accepted applications to replace former Superintendent Neil Nuttall. The board will take applications through Feb. 28. No applications were received on Monday, but Assistant Superintendent for Personnel Jim McDaniel said […]

Veteran Clovis school board member forgoing re-election

By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer Clovis school board member Ken Merritt said Tuesday he will forgo re-election in February after 16 years on the board. “I just felt like it was time to step down and let somebody else bring some new ideas,” Merritt said. Merritt, 57, has been involved in the hiring of […]

School board elects new member

By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ staff writer The newest member of the Clovis Municipal School Board has never held public office before, but that didn’t deter Lola Bryant from applying for a vacant position. Bryant told the school board Tuesday night that she learned about the vacancy caused by George Banister’s April 30 resignation and […]

School board to fill District 2 vacancy

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By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer The Clovis school board decided Tuesday to fill the vacant District 2 board member seat by May 27. The seat opened when former board member George Banister resigned April 30 after serving nine years. Board President Lora Harlan said state law requires the board fill the position within 45 […]