Honors — Jan. 22

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Courtesy photo Kimmie Davis presents the Conquistador Council and the El Llano Grade District of the Boy Scouts of America District Award of Merit to Greg Bucher, center and John Schonberger, right, looks on. Bucher Gregory Bucher received The Conquistador Council and the El Llano Grade District of the Boy Scouts of America District Award […]

Education digest: Texas student named a National Merit finalist

Mark Moore Academy senior Nathan Mowery of Rhea, Texas, was named a National Merit finalist.Mowery intends to attend LeTourneau University to study electrical engineering and computer science. Mowery was awarded a full tuition scholarship by the school.Education Digest is compiled by CNJ staff writer Liliana Castillo. She may be contacted at 763-6991, or by e-mail:lcastillo@cnjonline.com

Film official admits meddling with bill

By Robert Nott: The New Mexican A doctored version of an official Legislative Finance Committee document introduced in a House Committee session last week may cause more confusion and controversy about the merit of the state’s popular film incentive program. Jon Hendry, business agent of the local film technicians union, the International Alliance of Theatrical […]

Earning badges not just boy’s sport

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer It took a scrolling headline this morning to let me know I’d accomplished nothing in my life. The headline was about James Calderwood, an 18-year-old resident of Chevy Chase, Md. Other than living in a town whose name peaked 15 years ago, Calderwood is famous for completing merit badge […]

Education feature: Clovis student among elite

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Priya Sharma By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer From a pool of 1.4 million entrants, 15,000 students are selected as finalists for the National Merit Scholarship Program. Of those 15,000 students, one is a senior at Clovis High School. Priya Sharma is that single student. A self-described band nerd, Sharma, 17, wants to continue playing […]

Merit should always be main factor in selecting leaders

Freedom Newspapers We appreciate the recent lively debate centered around the selection of Clovis Community College’s new president. In particular, we agree that Interim President Becky Rowley deserved serious consideration. We believe she could have been an effective leader. However, we disagree with those who claim Rowley deserved the job because she is first a […]

New pay system focused on merit better for all

Freedom Newspapers Americans are almost unanimous in carping about big, wasteful, unresponsive government. Yet almost every effort to improve the way federal agencies function comes to naught, due in part to resistance from government employee labor unions. The unions were out in force again last week, protesting proposed changes in personnel and pay systems at […]

Thomas, Barbara

Barbara Thomas Services: Have been held. Mrs. Barbara E. Thomas, 85, of Clovis, died Monday, April 12, 2004, at the Retirement Ranch in Clovis. She was born on Dec. 8, 1918, near Farmersville, Texas, to Walter Roy and Dora Lawrence Johnson. She graduated from Farmersville High School in 1936. She married Dumas T. Thomas on […]