Local officials complete leadership training

Freedom New Mexico Four public officials in Curry County and one from Portales recently graduated from the 2009 Leadership New Mexico Local Government Program. They are Curry County Commissioner Wendell Bostwick; Clovis Emergency Management Director Ken De Los Santos; Melrose City Councilor H.P. Cargile; Clovis Municipal School Board member Terry Martin; and Portales City Manager […]

Education feature: Texico school renews vocational arts program

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Texico’s Lucas Walthers practices soldering with teacher Terry Whitener observing at Texico High School. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Texico High School is reviving its vocational arts program. For years, one teacher taught the vocational arts and was in charge of the Future Farmers of America and leadership programs. […]

Sept. 4, 2008 Education Digest

Rowley selected for leadership program Becky Rowley, executive vice president of Clovis Community College, is one of 48 leaders from across New Mexico who were selected to participate in the 2008-2008 Leadership New Mexico’s Core Program, according to a press release. Leadership New Mexico’s Core Program sessions are designed to address the various issues facing […]

Hanson Scott awarded for leadership

Governor Bill Richardson’s Director of Military Base Planning and Support, Hanson Scott Awarded for Outstanding Leadership Scott named 2008 Public Sector Official of the Year Award by the Association of Defense Communities

Students learning leadership

By Clyde Davis: CNJ Columnist For Savannah and Kayla, one of the key elements is competition. They like the part about Orlando, they like the Sea World plans, but the drawing card is the chance to compete. No, they aren’t Clovis Municipal Schools athletes, nor band members — at least not in this context. The […]

April 25, 2008 Education Digest

Junior to reperesent Clovis at capital Clovis High School junior Nakesha Ross was chosen to represent Clovis at the National Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C., in June. Ross, who attends school at the Clovis Freshman Campus, was chosen by Lead America, a national youth leadership organization, based on her grades. Ross is attempting to raise […]

Service contributes to endless possibilities

By Judy Brandon: Religion Columnist The concept of servant leadership is a popular approach when talking about leadership theory these days. From an educational setting to a hospital system to a mammoth corporation, the idea of the leader serving or giving service to subordinates is appealing. Service is a powerful word, whether in the world, […]

Domenici nominates local student to West Point

Sen. Pete Domenici, R-NM, issued the following announcement today. WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici today announced that he plans to nominate Portales student Kaci Tibbs for potential admission to West Point this fall. Tibbs, a student at Clovis Christian School, is one of 50 students from across the state selected for nomination to one […]

Dec. 13, 2007 Education Digest

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Theater students headed to festival The Clovis Community College production of “Buried Child” will play in a February college theater festival in Huntsville, Texas. The 14-member cast directed by CCC Cultural Arts Director Christy Mendoza is competing with seven other colleges in the Region VI Kennedy Center American College […]

Business Digest: Plateau ribbon cutting scheduled

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer A ribbon cutting is scheduled 10 a.m. today for the Plateau Superstore, located on 2701 N. Prince St. The location is the second in Clovis for Plateau, which also operates a store on the corner of Sixth and Main streets. The 30,000-square-foot building is adjacent to North Plains Mall. […]

Non-profit fair planned at CCC

CNJ staff A non-profit agency fair will be held from 1-3 p.m. Wednesday at Clovis Community College, according to a press release from the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce. In its third year, the fair offers attendees information on agencies and a variety of volunteer opportunities, the release said. Some of the groups expected to […]

June 8, 1976

Local veterinarian E.E. Kraus was the Cattle Capital CowBelles’ “Father of the Year” for his civic leadership. … Dee Johnson of 716 1/2 Fourth Street was sharing onions and radishes he had harvested from his garden, which would later produce carrots, beans and tomatoes. … Micki Taylor and Mark Eastham had been voted eighth-grade class […]

Business Digest: Real estate office buys ‘room to grow’

By Jean Verlich: CNJ News Editor Coldwell Banker Colonial Real Estate is expanding its offices at 4201 N. Prince St. “After purchasing Kenneth Realty, we did not have enough room for all of our agents, so the expansion will consist of offices for our agents as well as room to grow,” said marketing director Holly […]

Leadership program taking applications

By CNJ staff Leadership New Mexico is accepting applications for the 2007-2008 Core Program. The Leadership New Mexico Core program is a 10-month program designed to identify, teach and challenge established leaders of the state with a curriculum that addresses critical issues affecting New Mexico, according to news release. Clovis graduates include Curry County Manager […]

Election chatter heard ’round table

By Ned Cantwell: State columnist An exhaustive political season and its climatic November showdown still have people talking. Snippets of conversations that might take place at Thanksgiving dinner tables around New Mexico. At a mansion in Santa Fe: “The thing I am most grateful about, and I think most New Mexicans are grateful about, is […]

Election results may cause U.S. harm

Letters to the Editor Let me be among the first to congratulate the Democrats for taking back both houses of Congress and to express my deep appreciation to those who voted them in. At least we no longer have to be exposed to those horrible, corrupt Republicans with their scandals! And, it is quite comforting […]

CCC legislative team makes big gains

Letters to the Editor As a member of the Board of Trustees for Clovis Community College, I would like to thank and congratulate Becky Rowley and Tom Drake for their superb leadership in our legislative efforts. With Rowley’s many articulate presentations at various legislative committees and Drake’s one-on-one visits with legislators, this was our most […]

5/16 Business digest

Electric cooperative approved for loan The Farmers Electric Cooperative Inc. of Clovis has been approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for a $14.9 million low-interest loan from the federal government, according to news releases from the offices of U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.) and Sen. Pete Domenici (R-N.M.). The 35-year low-interest loan will help […]

Civic program provides basic leadership tools

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer A group of local professionals are choosing to continue their education by participating in Leadership Clovis. The civic program was started in 1988 by the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce to provide local businessmen and businesswomen with the tools to be more effective leaders. “We are looking for individuals […]

Education digest 3-23

CNJ staff Clovis student selected for forum Audrey Gill, a student of Lincoln-Jackson Arts Academy, has been selected to attend the People to People Ambassador Program World Leadership Forum, according to a People to People press release. The Portales resident will examine the characteristics of American leadership during times of national challenge and prosperity, the […]