Principal pursues selflessness

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Lindsey Middle School Principal Todd Morris likes to play golf and watch the reality hit “Survivor.” The Ruidoso native also enjoys influencing the lives of youngsters, Florida State University football and helping Nick Brady call Clovis Wildcat football games on the radio. Name: Todd Morris Job: Principal at Lindsey Middle School. Age (and birth date): […]

Student spells his way to state

Tony Parra Eighth-grader Juan Contreras topped 11 contestants to claim the Portales school district Spanish spelling bee title Friday morning. Contreras, who edged a fifth-grade student in the final round, will participate in the state spelling bee contest in Albuquerque on Feb. 7. Contreras finished third in last year’s competition, but on Friday beat out […]

Parents visit with teachers, cafeteria

Tony Parra Portales school officials were able to accomplish two goals when they held a parent-teacher conference in the newly-renovated Portales High School cafeteria on Monday. Parents were able to talk with teachers about student progress. And they got to view the new cafeteria. The cafeteria had an addition to it which eliminated an open […]

School spirit shines

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Tony Parra The sirens on the police cars and fire trucks sounded off and the bright red and blue lights signaled the beginning of the 2003 Eastern New Mexico University homecoming parade Saturday morning. Parents, children and residents gathered on the sides of First Street in the downtown area in anticipation of the parade. Portales […]

Offcials combating truancy

Mike Linn Portales school officials are teaming up with the local district attorney to help thwart truancy in area public schools. Ninth Judicial District Attorney Brett Carter said he plans to actively prosecute offenders. The law, however, will not apply to parents whose children cut classes after their parents have arranged for them a ride […]

Obits July 17

Dot Davis, 74 Ms. Dot Davis, 74, of Kenna, died Wednesday, July 16, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on March 29, 1929, in Portales, to Irene and Ed Denton. She grew up in Kenna and received most of her schooling in Elida. She graduated from Clovis High School in […]

How much should parents expect from their kids?

Helena Rodriguez “How come I have to have a mom who cares?” Those were my daughter’s exact words of frustration after I spent several hours tutoring her in algebra one spring night. Of all the cruel things a parent could be accused of by their own offspring. I didn’t know whether it was an insult […]

Police cracking down on truancy

By Mike Linn Area officials are cracking down on parents whose children frequently rack up unexcused absences in school. The Portales Police Department has warrants on two parents with children in the Portales School District. In Clovis, the crackdown has already reached the courts, resulting in probation and fines for one parent found guilty of […]

Couple returns to roots for wedding

By Darrell Todd Maurina Skip Haneline and Guyla Keefe had never been to Fort Sumner before Tuesday. But it seemed the natural place for the couple from Nebraska to get married. Both of their parents had been married in the DeBaca County community. Besides, the residents of Fort Sumner were quite inviting. “When Mr. Haneline […]

N.M. Christian Academy News, May 23

From the office •The school is now taking applications for the next school year. Scholarships and tuition are available. If you currently have a scholarship you need to reapply for the next school year. If you would like more information please come by the school office. •We are currently taking applications for the next school […]