Hispanic heritage lesson inspires students to try to rename a street

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Anne Corsey’s six-grade class at Bella Vista Elementary wanted to change the name of a nearby street. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer A lesson in Hispanic heritage inspired sixth-graders from Bella Vista Elementary to honor civil rights activist Cesar Chavez. Their efforts to rename Jefferson Street in honor of […]

Preservation will guarantee there’s future freedom

Freedom Newspapers Thanksgiving Day is celebrated in the United States as a reminder of the 1621 feast the Pilgrims hosted to celebrate having survived their first year in the New World. Of the 102 people who arrived on the Mayflower in December 1620, 46 died that first year. The survivors, to show their gratitude to […]

CHS graduate now principal in Carlsbad

A Clovis High School graduate has landed a job as principal of Jefferson Montessori Academy in Carlsbad. Mark Barela is a 1990 CHS graduate where he was a drum major in the marching band and member of the French club. He began his music education degree at Texas A&M before finishing at Eastern New Mexico […]