Education column: Program nurtures future teachers

Last week I had occasion to spend time in Lisa Jo McCasland’s family and consumer science classroom at Clovis High School, talking with one of her students. McCasland and six of her students recently returned from Baltimore, Md., where they attended the 23rd annual National Conference of Future Educators Association. The students accompanying McCasland were […]

More students pursuing degrees at CCC

CNJ staff Clovis Community College is in line with its spring semester numbers from last year, and it appears more people are pursuing degrees. Lisa Spencer, marketing director for CCC, said the numbers on Tuesday — the first day of school for the two-year college — are close to the spring 2011 early head count […]

Anniversaries — June 5

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Hale Neal and Bernice Hale of Clovis celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 3. They were married June 3, 1961, in San Jon. They have four daughters, Jacque and Larry Cash, Kathy and Ron Davis, Laura and Troy Messer and Lisa Hale and one son Larry and Tonya Hale. They have nine grandkids. He […]

Weddings — Dec. 26

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Palmer Heather Risdon and Brian Palmer of Bosque Farm were married Dec. 9 at 11 a.m. in Belen. The bride is the daughter of Keith and Lisa Risdon of Clovis and the granddaughter of Gordon and Darrell Spies of Clovis. The groom is the son of Robert and Geri Palmer of Albuquerque and the grandson […]

Honors —

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Lucero [image #1, align=left, size=medium] Lisa Lucero was selected December Employee of the Month at Roosevelt General Hospital and Clinic. Lisa is the RGH Business Office Receptionist and has been with the Hospital and Clinic for 4 years. A Clovis native, Lisa’s smile is the first thing people see when entering Roosevelt General Hospital. Lisa’s […]

Nearly 200 set to graduate from CCC

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Clovis Community College students will be making the next step with graduation this week. The college is set for its 24th convocation, with a 6 p.m. Friday ceremony at the Clovis Civic Center. Lisa Spencer, director of marketing for the college, said there are tentatively 198 students set to […]

Cannon spouse launches business

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Lisa Thalleen talks to a customer about the natural ingredients in the berry smoothie that she ordered Tuesday at Chillers Nutrition. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico When Lisa Thalleen relocated to Cannon Air Force Base last November, she found that the cities of Clovis and Portales didn’t quite have […]

July 6 2008 Honors

Johnson Lisa D. Johnson of Clovis was named to the Dean’s List at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell for the spring 2008 semester. To be named to the Dean’s List students must earn a 3.25 or higher grade point average while carrying at least 12 semester hours. Shaw Kathi Schneider Shaw of Clovis received her Masters […]

Weekend burglary reported at CCC

CNJ staff Faculty and staff at Clovis Community College spent much of Monday assessing losses suffered from a weekend burglary, according to spokesperson Lisa Spencer. “We’re still assessing the damage. Every department is looking to see what, if anything, they lost,” she said. “We’ve been asked by security for everyone to search their areas for […]

County Commission District 4 Profile: Lisa Dunagan

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Courtesty photo Lisa Dunagan is a District 4 County Commission candidate Editor’s note: The CNJ sent out a questionnaire to candidates running for county positions up for election. Candidates had a 300 word-limit for each question and their responses are published as submitted Lisa K. Dunagan Party affiliation: Republican Age: 39 Occupation: Banker Previous elected […]

11-9-07 Public record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Nov. 2 through Wednesday: • Esirigho Oghenerukewe Ofurbie, 29, to Abiola Munirat Yusuf, 26, both of Clovis • William Bowline Harston, 37, of Slaton, Texas, to Larada Kay Paez, 30, of Phoenix • Jeffrey D. Smiley, 33, to Vanessa M. Chavez, 22, both of Clovis […]

Salas: Brother shot boy

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry District Judge David Bonem questions Lisa Salas on Tuesday in a Roosevelt County courtroom after the prosecution objected to her being called as a witness in her son’s first-degree murder trial. Bonem allowed Salas to testify. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Demetrio Salas took the stand in his defense […]

Sept. 28 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Sept. 20 through Wednesday: Jason Anthony Sledz, 22, to Whitney DeAnn Leyva, 23, both of Clovis Jeremy Lon Stevens, 20, to Kristen Marie Sneed, 20, both of Clovis Carroll Terry Andrae, 39, to Angela Roxanne Blackwell, 39, both of Plainview, Texas Andrew Leo Barnett, 20, […]

In tribute: Family describes mom as Lucy, Harriet, Martha

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Jim Spencer described an “Ozzie and Harriet” lifestyle with Helen Spencer as his mother. Younger sister Lisa Spencer said Helen and her sister Hazel were like the “Lucy and Ethel” of the neighborhood and Helen was like Martha Stewart in the home. Regardless of the time frame or show […]

9/9 Public Record

The following marriages licenses were compiled from court records from Aug. 31 through Sept. 8, 2005 : • Kevin Dale Russell, 19, to Mary Christine Mosqueda, 46, both of Clovis • Loyd Glen Tivis, 47, to Lisa Kay Massey, 42, both of Clovis • Chad Anthony Arington, 22, to Jennifer Rachel Harpold, 21, both of […]

Anaya, Ruben

Ruben Anaya Services: Have been held. Ruben Michael Anaya, 50, of Clovis, died Sunday, Sept. 19, 2004, in Los Lunas. He was born on May 19, 1954, in Clovis, to Gilbert I. and Virginia Salas Anaya. He was a lifetime resident of Clovis and was a self-employed air conditioning and heating repairman. He was a […]

Clovis family shows traveler kindness

Sally Pringle, Guest Columnist Clovis’ heroes are not all in the military. Here are some I recently met: Lisa and Christopher Alvarez, ages 8 and 7, and Marie Hall, night manager of a Clovis retail store. Lisa and Christopher are the children of Robert and Juana Saucedo of 1114 South Prince. Two weeks ago, while […]

Muzik, Jerry J.

Jerry J. Muzik Services: Have been held. Jerry J. Muzik, 44, of Clovis, died Thursday, March 18, 2004, in Clovis. He was born on Dec. 18, 1959, in Colorado Springs, Colo., to Jerry A. Muzik and Wanda Harryman. He moved to Clovis with his family in 1995 from Colorado. He received an associates degree from […]

Garden benefits the soul

By Clyde Davis Some of the ways we celebrate life are so natural we don’t even think about them. No fancy tools, no expensive ingredients, no high-tech equipment. Take the garden that you intend to reconstruct this spring (Well, OK, that I intend to reconstruct). It combines art form, outdoor exercise, and a commitment to […]

Melrose teacher ‘humbled, proud’ of teaching award

By Gary Mitchell Although Melrose math teacher Lisa Graham said she didn’t feel “worthy” of her recent Golden Apple Award, her colleagues and peers said she deserved it. Earlier this month, Graham was one of seven teachers in the state presented with the 2003 award at the “Tribute to Teachers” recognition dinner in Albuquerque. The […]