Clovis band students dominate band selections

Freedom New Mexico Students from the Clovis High School Freshman Academy and Marshall and Yucca middle schools dominated selections on the Southeastern New Mexico Music Educators Junior High All-District Honor Band. The band, named last week, had 64 of its 95 available seats filled by Clovis students. Also, Clovis students claimed nine of the 14 […]

Our people: Having a ball

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Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Danni Williams enjoys sports because she likes competition, meeting new people and traveling to new places. Clovis resident and Yucca student Danni Williams, 14, can always be found near a basketball game, if she’s not on the court. With two older brothers who play and a father who coaches the […]

Yucca Middle School celebrates veterans

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Yucca Principal Mitzi Estes thanks veteran Burdette Theophilus for attending the event Thursday morning. Liliana Castillo Hands leaped into the air one after another, the students eager to ask Lt. Col. Jeff Hinrichs the next question Thursday morning. He was visiting their class as part of the Veterans Day ceremony […]

School creating wall for veterans

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Yucca teacher Ann Sharp said the brag board will be located near the school’s Wall of Fame, where students’ achievements are displayed. Yucca Junior High School wants to brag about their students. The public relations committee at Yucca, one of two junior high schools in Clovis, were amid planning for […]

Yucca Middle School tries to connect with military alumni

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Yucca teacher Ann Sharp said the brag board will be located near the school’s Wall of Fame, where students’ achievements are displayed. Liliana Castillo Yucca Middle School wants to brag about their students. The public relations committee at Yucca, one of two junior high schools in Clovis, were amid planning […]

Monday morning briefing: Planning for the fair and cheers for Yucca

Education column: Yucca family night makes math fun

By Penny Bailey: Clovis Municipal Schools Have you ever had a fun filled evening doing math? Well, until the other night, I would have answered this question with a big no. So, what happened? It was Family Math Night at Yucca. I entered the halls of Yucca with great hesitation as math was never my […]

Marshall, Yucca choirs receive awards

CNJ staff Yucca and Marshall Middle School choirs received awards at the 2010 Southeast New Mexico Music Educators Association Solo and Ensemble Festival. The festival was held Feb. 13 at Eastern New Mexico University. Thirty-eight students from Yucca sang solos. Of those, 32 received superior ratings, seven received superior-plus and six received excellent. Of the […]

March 15, 2009 Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 2 p.m. Feb. 26 an officer responded to a residence in the 300 block of Yucca Avenue for a report of theft. A man reported he found a gas cap several feet from his vehicle and believed someone had siphoned gas. […]

Cut fiber in Lubbock halts Yucca Internet

Freedom New Mexico Yucca Telecom Internet service was restored to Roosevelt County residents just before 2 p.m. Tuesday after a cut cable in Lubbock in the morning caused more than 3,000 customers to lose their Internet service, according to technician Bob Turnbough.Turnbough said there could be flickers of service, “but if there is they should […]

Meetings watch: CMS Board of Education

The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education held a campus visitation meeting Tuesday at Yucca Middle School. This is a report on the meeting. • Board members were addressed about upcoming vehicle and equipment purchases. No action was taken. Items included on the list included four buffers, four water vaccums, a forklift, two commercial lawnmowers […]

Education Feature: Airmen take students under their wings

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Julian Gomez, left, sits with his mentor, Staff Sgt. Samuel Song, during geometry class at Yucca Middle School. The pair have been working together for about seven weeks as part of the school’s mentoring program with Cannon Air Force Base. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer In a classroom in […]

Nov. 1, 1981

Clovis High, Gattis, Marshall and Yucca junior high marching bands received a superior rating at the Southeastern New Mexico Music Educators District Marching Festival held in Artesia. … Curry County Judge Reuben E. Nieves was appointed a member of the citizen’s advisory board of the New Mexico Children’s Psychiatric Center. … Print fashion blouses could […]

Education Feature: Yucca students mentor new classmates

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Eighth-graders Zackary Smith, left, and Edith Mendez help younger pupils find their way around Yucca Middle School. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Eighth-graders Edith Mendez and Zackary Smith remembered their first year at Yucca Middle School: “When we came here, we were freaked out,” Edith said. Finding their classrooms […]

Lists: Clovis Municipal Schools retirees

CNJ staff The following Clovis Municipal Schools teachers and staff are retiring at the end of the school year: Bertha Acy, custodian, Clovis High School, 16 years Debby Baker, literacy teacher, Yucca Junior High School, 21 years Janet Barnard, library educational assistant, Bella Vista Arts Academy, 27 years Viola Chavez, educational assistant, La Casita Elementary, […]

May 3, 1972

Woolworth, open until 9 p.m., was selling record albums for 47 cents, 8 track tapes for $2.99 and tape cassettes for $2.99. … “Bonnie and Clyde” was showing at the Yucca drive-in theater. Promotional material read, “They’re young, they’re in love and they kill people.” Admission was $1. … Anthony’s was suggesting polyester double-knit tunic-top […]

April 24, 1963

Clovis Police Chief Lloyd Niece announced plans for officer training. Classes were scheduled on public relations, bank robbery investigation, shooting skills and traffic ordinances. … Nita Ortega was honored as “Outstanding Girl of the Year” by the Beta Phi Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha. … The Yucca Drive-In Theatre was showing “rare and racy hits” […]

School realignment up to board

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Gattis Junior High School was revealed Tuesday as the proposed site for a ninth grade center in Clovis. The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education will vote Jan. 23 on the proposal to establish the center and two junior high schools at Marshall and Yucca for seventh- and eighth-graders. […]

Cats move into finals of own invitational

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Clovis High junior Luis Esparza (12) battles New Mexico Military’s Elliot Girard (5) for the ball iduring the Wildcats’ 2-0 win over NMMI on Friday in the Clovis Invitational at CHS. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent At the start of the second half, the numbers on the scoreboard were getting […]