Social workers face pressure of ramifications

By David Irvin One of the hardest tasks Sherel Whited faces as a social worker is making decisions she knows will change the lives of the parents and children. A social worker supervisor for the Children, Youth and Families Department in Curry County, it’s Whited’s job to initiate steps toward removing a child from a […]

Teachers continue program of character-building

By Laurie Stone Teachers always try to instill responsibility in their students. It becomes even more of an issue this month, thanks to a long-standing Portales school system that focuses on character. Responsibility is one of the six pillars of Character Counts that is being focused on this month in Portales’ public schools. According to […]

Sept. 19 Elida School News

Book fair this week The Elida Elementary School will sponsor the Scholastic Book Fair Monday through Thursday. The fair will be open every day from noon to 4 p.m. The books will be located in the elementary foyer. The proceeds will go to the elementary PTO.   Teacher promotes essay contest Vigo Torske, the high […]

Sept. 19 Portales Junior High News

By Billie Dixon Pictures Monday Yearbook sponsor Jon Birdsong reminds students to get ready for school pictures first thing Monday morning. The Lifetouch studio states that no money is needed on picture day. Students will receive a proof and can decide how many pictures they want later.   Music performance set for Friday  On Friday, […]

Sept. 19 Floyd School News

By Jennifer Essary Upcoming Events • October 1st will be an ELS day. School Pictures School pictures will be taken on Tuesday. Please dress appropriately, as these are for the yearbook. College Days All Seniors are encouraged to go to ENMU’s College Days on Friday. Athletics Football: The next football game is September 30th , […]

Sept. 19 Dora School News

By Charlie Carmichael Dora School News There is no school Monday, but there will be volleyball games here in Dora at 4 p.m. Floyd’s junior high, junior varsity and varsity teams will be here to play our Lady Coyotes. Events Tuesday: Honor Society induction 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: NHS meeting (call office for information) Thursday: Student […]

Clovis superintendent in running for college job

By Mike Linn The superintendent of Clovis schools would like to forward his career beyond K-12 education, a desire confirmed by his recent interest in the president’s job at North Central Missouri College. Officials at the Trenton, Mo.-based college are interested in Neil Nuttall, too. He is one of four finalists of 41 applicants vying […]

Sept. 19 Public Record

The following marriage certificates were recently issued in the Roosevelt County Courthouse: • Chad Vaden, 28, and Wendie Fajardo, 25, both of Portales. • Dennis Naranjo Jr., 22, and Tara Candice Schroeder, 21, both of Elida. • J.D. Mead Jr., 22, and Shana Price, 19, both of Portales. The following divorces were recently filed in […]

Gospel comes by way of one-man show

By Tova Fruchtman Local residents can watch Atlanta actor Brad Sherrill perform “The Gospel of John” — a word-for-word, one-man show — at 6 p.m. Sunday at Marshall Auditorium. The event is sponsored by the Clovis Christian Ministerial Alliance, and many local churches will cancel their evening service to allow members to attend the free […]

College plays host to independence celebration

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By Laurie Stone Eastern New Mexico University kicked off the Mexican Independence Day with a celebration filled with singing, dancing and speeches about the upcoming month of Hispanic heritage. Albuquerque’s Consul of Mexico, Benito Valdez Vega, spoke to the crowd of participants and commended them. Through an interpreter, Mary Ayala, Vega praised audience members for […]