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 […]

Young Don McAlavy took winding career path

By Don McAlavy: County historian Coming from the country this farm boy had a lot to learn about town life in Clovis. I was enrolled in the 7th grade at Clovis Junior High in Miss McCasland’s home room. The first thing after an hour, a bell rang in the hallway and everyone jumped up and […]

McCasland-Layton Wedding

Carli Jordan McCasland of Clovis and Lance Eric Layton of Sudan, Texas, were joined in marriage June 24, 2006, at the home of Layne and Shelly Norris. Pastor Jerry Kendall performend the outdoor wedding. The bride is the daughter of Lisa Jo and Ellis McCasland of Clovis. She is the granddaughter of Bob and Barbara […]

4-2 Engagements

McCasland/Layton Lisa Jo McCasland and Ellis McCasland, of Clovis, announce the engagement of their daughter, Carli Jordon McCasland of Lubbock, to Lance Eric Layton, also of Lubbock, son of Keith and Julie Layton, of Sudan, Texas. The couple will exchange vows June 24 at the home of Layne and Shelly Norris and a reception will […]

3/19 Honors

McCasland Carli McCasland of Clovis was inducted by South Plains College into the Kappa Mu Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society. To be inducted into Phi Theta Kappa, the largest honor society in American higher education, students much maintain a 3.5 grade point average.

Worldwide reach

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Jim Cox, right, grades a Bible lesson for the ‘Key to the Kingdom” program along with other church members Wednesday at the Clovis Church of Christ at 16th and Pile Street. The program is broadcasts all over the United States and the world. (CNJ staf By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer Don McCasland carries a […]

Martin, Mildred

Mildred Martin Services: Have been held. Mrs. Mildred Belle Martin, 87, of Clovis, died Thursday, Nov. 25, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on March 25, 1917, in Ardmore, Okla., to Clarence Davenport and Mary Lula Long. She was a member of the Fairfield Extension Club, the 16th and Pile […]

McCasland, Ola Mae

Ola McCasland Services: Have been held. Ola Mae McCasland, 92, of Portales, died Wednesday, May 26, 2004, at Carillon House in Lubbock. She was born on March 18, 1912, in Portales, to Della and Sam Harris. She grew up in the Rogers Community and graduated from Rogers High School. She worked for the local telephone […]

Clovis mayor wants Tucumcari to share Ute water

By Michelle Seeber Unless Tucumcari is willing to give up part of the water it has reserved at Ute Lake, chances are good the Eastern New Mexico Pipeline Project will fail, Clovis Mayor David Lansford said. But Tucumcari officials do not want to give up their excess share of water, Lansford told the Clovis City […]

Clifton, Ethelyne McCasland

Ethelyne McCasland Clifton Services: Have been held. Ethelyne McCasland Clifton, 74, of Melrose died Thursday, Feb. 5, 2004, at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Santa Fe. She was born June 12, 1929, at Grady to Lester and Orial Hendricks McCasland. She graduated from Melrose High School. She married Hoyt Clifton on May 6, 1948, in Melrose. […]