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March 24, 2018



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1988: Clovis High School had the largest Future Farmers of America chapter in the state, according to a Clovis News Journal feature in honor of National Agriculture Week.

Saundra Castillo, Jerry Birdwell, and Bill Morrison were the instructors for the CHS ag department.

Castillo, a horticulture specialist, said students were growing bedding plants for flowers and vegetables in the school greenhouse. Sales of those plants were used to raise money to help support the school-owned farm and assist students with FFA projects.

1968: Maj. Gen. Francis Murdoch Jr., deputy commanding general of Army reserve forces, was headed to Portales to inspect the plans for the new Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program set to officially begin at Eastern New Mexico University at the start of the fall semester.

The four-year program was to be staffed by four military officers and four enlisted men, with graduates eligible to be commissioned into the Army as second lieutenants.

Murdoch was scheduled to be on campus, where he was to meet with ENMU President Charles Meister as well as the commander of the ENMU ROTC unit, Lt. Col. Dean Lansing, and other administrators.

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