My turn: Know any Rosies?

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American Rosie the Riveter Association is looking for a few good stories — stories about the women of World War II who learned to be electricians, welders, riveters and more, keeping the country moving while the men were off fighting. Here’s one of those ordinary, extraordinary stories: Gertrude Lacey was a French-speaking Catholic school girl […]

ENMU alumni association elects new officers

Freedom New Mexico The Clovis and Portales chapters of the Eastern New Mexico University Alumni Association have officially voted to combine their efforts and named a new slate of officers, who are: • Kathie Good, president • Trish Maguire, Portales vice president • Diana Cordova, Clovis vice president • Betsy Chavez, secretary/treasurer Dawn Wolf-Taylor, coordinator […]

Shoutouts — Nov. 6

Acquisition seminar planned The National Contract Management Association High Plains Chapter will be hosting an acquisition education seminar, Nov. 9 at 10:30 a.m. at Clovis Community College. Contact Maria Jane Sipin at 646-210-2547.

Their view: Medicaid cuts could impact thousands of New Mexicans

The importance of Medicaid to New Mexicans is detailed in a report released jointly by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, the American Diabetes Association, the American Lung Association, and the health care consumer group Families USA. Hundreds of thousands of New Mexicans are covered by Medicaid. Of this number: • An estimated 6,900 […]

Area businessmen appointed to board

Freedom New Mexico Three eastern New Mexico businessmen will serve in key positions on the New Mexico Restaurant Association board, according to a press release issued Wednesday by the organization. In Clovis, Chris Bryant from Foxy Drive-In and Tom Martin from Taco Box are honorary directors for the association and will continue to serve on […]

Rodeo spectators in for wild ride

Rodeo as a spectator sport has been growing in attendance. Maybe it is because it is live-action, close to home, reasonably priced and rated PG. NASCAR has a similar appeal. As rodeo moves into the ranks of other professional sports, you notice a consistency in the show. The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association runs a tight […]

Their view: Branding serves as protection for livestock

Joe Parker Jr., president of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, writes about the importance of branding cattle.

Honors —

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Lee [image #1, align=right, size=medium] Garrett Shannon Lee of Portales has won one of the four Mary Johnston Scholarship $1,000 scholarships this year. The scholarship is is sponsored by the The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA). Garrett plans to major in animal science at New Mexico State University. He is the grandson of OOIDA member […]

Their view: Judiciary not in jeopardy of being bought

Jessica A. Perez, president of the State Bar of New Mexico, David A. Jaramillo, president New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, and Nancy Franchini, president New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association, defend the way judges are selected in New Mexico. The third branch of our government is under attack. In the landmark decision, of Buckley v. Valeo, […]

Scholarships — May 1

Texas Alumni Association The High Plains Chapter of the Texas Alumni Association has awarded the following students Cotton Simms Scholarships:

Their view: Proposed legislation could cost you more

William Jacobs, chairman of the Credit Union Association of New Mexico, and Sylvia Lyon, CEO, Credit Union Association of New Mexico are concerned about possible legislation that would place caps on the amount credit unions receive on debit transactions. If new legislation passes, large retailers could pocket more of your hard-earned money and force your […]

Club notes — April 17

Curry County Association Curry County Association of Educational Retirees met April 4 at Furr’s. The meeting was opened with prayer and pledges to the American flag and the New Mexico flag. Dianne Davis introduced Rebecca Reid-Carlyle, who gave a program on reverse mortgages. The reverse mortgage plan was explained step by step and who is […]

Freedom New Mexico garners 11 press awards

Freedom New Mexico picked up 11 awards on Saturday, including the seven top prizes, in the Texas Panhandle Press Association’s 2011 Better Newspaper Contest. The Clovis News Journal was honored with PPA’s General Excellence award. CNJ photographers Tony Bullocks, Liliana Castillo and columnist Kevin Wilson all won individual first place awards. The Portales News-Tribune took […]

Their view: Focus must be put on retirement funding

Beverlee J. McClure is president and CEO of the New Mexico Association of Commerce & Industry and former president of Clovis Community College.

Honors —

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Tucker The New Mexico Activities Association would like to congratulate Tori Tucker of Portales on being selected as a recipient of a NMAA scholarship, presented by the NMAA Foundation. Tori is receiving one of three NMAA Pursuing Victory with Honor Scholarships. She will be recognized for her accomplishments at two events during the 2011 State […]

NASCAR makes pit stop in corn field

NASCAR has announced an agreement with the National Corn Growers Association to begin using Ethanol 15, a greener fuel, manufactured from corn. Al Gore has just announced that ethanol for use in cars was not as good an idea as he thought. He must have bought some BP stock. It’s great news for corn growers, […]

Floyd school library recognized

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Alisa Boswell Floyd Municipal Schools librarian Judy Chandler was perhaps more surprised than anyone when she was recently told the school was the winner of the New Mexico Outstanding Elementary School Library of the Year Award. The award is given by the Advocacy for School Libraries Special Interest Group, part of the New Mexico Library […]

National Barrel Horse Association returns

Freedom New Mexico The National Barrel Horse Association is kicking up dust in Portales and Clovis for the first time in nine years. The association offers cowgirls and cowboys of all ages a chance to compete with other barrel horse riders from across New Mexico. District 3 consists of Roosevelt, Curry, Colfax, De Baca, Guadalupe, […]

Grady ranch joins angus group

Freedom New Mexico Borden Family Angus Ranch of Grady is a new member of the American Angus Association, said Bryce Schumann, CEO of the national breed organization headquartered in Saint Joseph, Mo. The American Angus Association, with almost 30,000 active adult and junior members, is the largest beef breed association in the world, according to […]