Education feature: Texico students helping complete shop facility

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Courtsey photo: Terry Whitener Cesar Chavez, left, and Paden Hagler, right, weld together a new sheet metal storage rack. This is part of a project that is providing necessary tools for the school’s newly-modeled shop facility. Benna Sayyed Powers Hagler taught himself to weld as a youngster growing up on his family’s farm about four […]

Easy to answer question of faith

Curtis Shelburne Long, long ago a very old man stood before the Roman proconsul in Smyrna who literally held over him the power of life or death. Old Polycarp, bishop of Smyrna, had been taught by the Apostle John and had known many others who had walked physically with the Lord Jesus Christ and with […]

Incident management courses offered

CNJ staff Three incident management courses will be taught in February at the north annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Courses are intended for emergency response agencies, and are paid for through grant monies. • A Feb. 8 MGT 347 (ICS forms class) course will last 4 hours. There is a requirement of at least […]

Hard times spawn fiscal responsibility

Despite threats, grass in Colorado Springs parks will likely be green this summer. Sprinklers will chit-chit-chit and the children will play. You heard it here first. The late economist Milton Friedman taught us that “there ain’t no such thing as a free lunch.” Someone pays, regardless of who consumes. Colorado Springs residents are learning there […]

Inventions born out of sheer laziness

By Glenda Price: FNM columnist One of the ranch houses we lived in when I was a kid almost had electricity. It had a Delco light plant that was rigged so when you turned on a light the plant came on and generated electricity until you turned off the light. Obviously, that taught all us […]

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. […]

April 1, 2008 It’s their business

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Name: The Dance Academy Location: Hilltop Plaza Shopping Center, 2216 Main St. What they do: The offer dance classes taught by board certified and college degreed professionals in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz (all styles), hip hop, and musical theater. Beginner through advanced levels are offered for ages 2 1/2 through adult. Who’s in charge: Jeffie […]

In Tribute: Keebler salesman took pride in work, religion

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Burl Powers of Clovis taught his son plenty of things. There was no shame in doing the same job for decades if it paid the bills. The church and the family were priorities. And you never know when a bear is around the corner. Wendel Powers of El Paso […]

Reporter’s Notebook: Boy teaches others art of origami

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Courtesy photo By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor IF IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO RAISE A CHILD, it takes a school to build a Senbazuru, and then some. That’s what fifth-grader Jacob Jones learned this past school year. For his independent project in the Gifted and Talented Program at Zia Elementary School, the 11-year-old chose […]

In Tribute: Nurse shared roller-skating techniques

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Though Jean Evrage worked as a nurse, she also found time to teach roller-skating and birthing classes. Family members said she also taught other lessons — the value of family, and of a work ethic. “She had a really strong and honest work ethic,” said her son, Clifton Evrage […]

How two kids invented the game ‘42’

By Don McAlavy: Columnist Jim Craven, a friend of mine in Clovis, went to teach 42 to passengers on a cruise ship a while back, hired by the ship’s captain. Craven put in nearly 11 hours teaching that week and what a job it was, he said. The history of the game 42 began in […]

Oklahoman comes to own ‘piece of God’s good earth’

By Don McAlavy: Local Columnist Editor’s note: The following was told by Jewel Buttram Ames. We came to the (New Mexico) territory Feb. 20, 1907. I was 5 years old. I think we came to establish a permanent home and to own a piece of God’s good earth. We came from … Henryetta, Okla. My […]

Longtime band leader plays on

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Norvil Howell, 74, of Clovis teaches his grandchildren Jake, left, and Hannahto play the trumpet. Jake has taken lessons from his grandfather since he was 4. Hannah is just starting to make sounds on it. (Andy DeLisle) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Kind but stern, longtime Clovis High band director Norvil Howell taught discipline […]

Grand Ole Opry legend dies

By Don McAlvay: CNJ Columnist A Grand Ole Opry legend dies; graduated from CHS in 1947 Billy Walker died May 21 in a wreck on an Alabama interstate. He was 77. His wife, Bettie, and two of his band members also died when a van they were riding in ran off Interstate 65 south of […]

Since life is dangerous, how should we live?

By Curtis K. Shelburne I don’t think I’m revealing anything you don’t already know when I observe that living life is dangerous business. Ever since our First Parents fouled up and got tossed out of the Garden, forbidden fruit juice trickling down the corners of their mouths, Planet Earth has been an address where people […]

Extended learning has something for every interest

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist My first contact with extended learning, or, community education, as it is sometimes known, was in the art center in Sewickley, Pa., not far from where I was working in Ohio. The subject was the carving of a hunting decoy, in this case a Canada goose, and I had, I […]

Developing musical talent can lead to lifelong success

By Greg Smithhisler: Guest columnist This is part of a series in which local columnists share their love for music in celebration of “Music in Our Schools Week” at Clovis Municipal Schools. My friend Kurt celebrated his 30th birthday last week — a special joy for me as I revel in his accomplishments and all […]

McKnight Bobbitt, Mattye M.

Mattye Mae McKnight Bobbitt died Monday, Jan. 16, 2006, surrounded by her family. She was born Jan. 3, 1909 in Huntsville, Texas, the second child of Elwood Reed Lindley and Dora Lee Hoke Lindley. She graduated in 1929 from Sam Houston State Teacher’s College in Huntsville and taught in public schools in that area until […]

Private schools let parents choose educational path

Freedom Newspapers The debate over Intelligent Design is the latest in a long-running battle over what public-school children should be taught about the origins of life. In the first half of the 20th century, students often were taught that life sprang from Divine creation. In more recent times, they have been taught that man progressed […]

Craig, Neomia

Neomia M. Craig, 85, of Clovis, died Friday, Oct. 14, 2005, at Retirement Ranch in Clovis. She was born April 7, 1920, in Longview, Texas, to William Edward and Eular Lee Swansy McMihelk. She married Bishop James Craig on July 18, 1954, in Clovis. She got her bachelor’s degree in 1975 and her master’s degree […]