Parents should have option to pick schools

Freedom Newspapers National School Choice Week started Monday, focusing attention on efforts of parents, activists, legislators, students and grass-roots networks to promote school choice programs throughout the United States. Legislators should take heed and this year expand choice programs for all students in an effort to fix the country’s ailing public education system. School choice, […]

Honors — Jan. 22

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Bucher Gregory Bucher received The Conquistador Council and the El Llano Grade District of the Boy Scouts of America District Award of Merit. He served in the Air Force and is a veteran of Desert Shield, Desert Storm and was part of the response team to the Oklahoma City bombing in April 1995. He is […]

Tuesday morning briefing: School biz, Relay for life and coming up short

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Meetings watch The Clovis Municipal School Board meets at 5:30 p.m. today at the administrative offices, 1009 N. Main St. Information: 769-4300. Relay gathering There is a Relay For Life of Portales team captain meet and registration 5:30 p.m. today at Pizza Hut, 1001 […]

Religion column: Put your life into hands of Jesus

I have been holding hands with my husband for many years. Those same hands that carried my books at school took my hands in his and pledged all his love to me on our wedding day. Those same hands held mine at the birth of each son. Those same hands built our first home; a […]

My turn: Home town girl brings new life to former general store

When I was an elementary school kid at Dora, we had two locations where we could spend our “store money” each week. Our parents could get a full service gasoline fill-up at stations on each end of the village. The cafe was open most days for hamburgers and fries. If Wilcher’s Farm Store didn’t have […]

ENMU’s growth continues

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Alisa Boswell Enrollment for Eastern New Mexico University is over 5,000 students for the first time in a spring semester, according to school President Steven Gamble. “We anticipate a good spring semester,” Gamble said. “We had such good growth in the fall that we have retained a large number of those students into the spring.” […]

Floyd school news — Jan. 17

In conjunction with the high school’s homecoming games scheduled Jan. 28 against Elida, there will be a Floyd homecoming basketball tournament. The team entry fee is $25 per team, with a maximum of 12 players per team. Contact Monica Gibson to enter a team at 309-5108. The tournament starts 11 a.m. Admission is $3 for […]

Dora school news — Jan. 17

BPA members earn state spots Congratulations to all the Business Professionals of America members who competed at regionals and qualified to advance to the state conference in February. Colleen Tollett, BPA sponsor, said she is proud of the way these students represented Dora High School. The following are the contest results:

School menus — Jan. 15

Clovis elementary Tuesday: Breakfast — Egg and cheese biscuit. Lunch — Pepperoni pizza, ranch salad, veggie coins and dip, applesauce. Wednesday: Breakfast — French toast. Lunch — Toasted cheese sandwich, chicken noodle soup, ranch salad, rosey applesauce. Thursday: Breakfast — Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch — Pig in a blanket, glazed carrots, seasoned peas, […]

County students eligible for scholarship

Christina Calloway The Roosevelt County Rural Telephone Cooperative is offering college scholarships and a trip to Washington D.C., for students living within its service area, according to a press release. The cooperative recently sent applications to area school counselors for $500 Education Foundation Scholarships. Fourteen scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors meeting requirements. […]

Thursday morning briefing: Scholarships, a relay and a Ford on ice

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. King scholarships The annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. scholarship breakfast is 9 a.m. Saturday at the Clovis High School Cafeteria. Cost is $10 for adults and $6 for ages 12 and under. Tickets are at the Clovis Curry County Chamber of Commerce and […]

State releases school report cards

The Associated Press SANTA FE — Nearly two-thirds of New Mexico’s schools received a grade of C or better under new ratings announced Tuesday by the Public Education Department. Portales High received a C; Portales Junior High had a D. The state plans to use the A to F grades to replace a federally mandated […]

School menus — Jan. 8

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Yogurt and cinnamon toast. Lunch — Beefy cheese nachos, spanish rice, shredded lettuce, fruit. Tuesday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza. Lunch — Deli sandwich, lettuce and tomato, pickle chips, seasonal fruit. Wednesday: Breakfast — Cinnamon roll. Lunch — Cheeseburger on a bun, tater tots, mini carrots and dip, cookie. Thursday: Breakfast […]

Zias set school scoring record in rout of OPSU

Freedom New Mexico GOODWELL, Okla. — Eastern New Mexico University’s women set a school record for points Monday night in blowing out Oklahoma Panhandle State 122-100. The Zias (3-8), who came in averaging 63.9 points, eclipsed the previous standard of 117 set in a December 1979 clash against Sul Ross State. ENMU also reached the […]

School menus —

Clovis elementary Wednesday: Breakfast — French toast. Lunch — Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes and gravy, ranch salad, fruit whip. Thursday: Breakfast — Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch — Corb dog, tater tots, spinach salad, applesauce cup. Friday: Breakfast — Smucker’s waffle. Lunch — Cheese pizza, ranch salad, corn, fruit turnover.

ENMU briefs — Dec. 21

Hispanic Affairs gathering school supplies Hispanic Affairs has taken the lead in gathering school supplies for the Bethel Orphanage, located in Juarez, Mexico. The drop off box is located in The Alley by the Hispanic Affairs’ door. All the donations will be delivered during Spring Break.

Dora news — Dec. 20

Early release School will be dismissed at 12:30 p.m. Thursday with buses running at 12:35 p.m. Classes will resume Jan. 10. The school office will reopen Jan. 9.

School menus —

Clovis public schools No school.

Tuesday morning briefing: Music series, school’s out and Elvis gets notice

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Music, music, music The Yam Music Series featuring Andy Mason is 7 p.m. today at the Yam Theatre, 219 S. Main St., Portales. Admission is $5 at the door. School’s out A reminder that all Clovis public schools are closed for the holiday. Classes […]

PHS students gearing up for performance

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Alisa Boswell Portales High School students are gearing up for their second time performing the play, “The Importance of Being Earnest,” which will be performed at the Lyceum Theatre in Clovis this weekend. Theater teacher Bill Strong said the students did a wonderful job their first time around, but attendance was down due to other […]