Elida’s Best talks about FFA presidency

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Portales native and Elida High School graduate Ryan Best was recently named national FFA president. He took a few moments to reflect on the achievement and his experiences during an interview with the Portales News-Tribune:

My turn: Farmer shaves head to show support

Betty Williamson Picture a farm boy, the oldest of a family of rowdy brothers who grew up on the same bumpy school bus route that I did. Always a free thinker, he decided after high school that he didn’t care too much about spending time around scissors or razors. Before long he could be recognized […]

Dora news — Oct. 25

Parent teacher conferences scheduled School will not be in session for students today because of parent/teacher conferences. The school will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. tonight for parents to meet with teachers. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be available throughout the day for parents to enjoy as they arrive. All parents are […]

Floyd news — Oct. 11

Youth speaker scheduled Gabe Salazar, a nationally recognized youth speaker, will be speaking to middle school and high school students on Nov. 7.

School menus — Oct. 9

Clovis elementary Tuesday: Breakfast — Egg and cheese biscuit. Lunch — Chicken nugets, mashed potatoes and gravy, garden salad and ranch, fresh fruit. Wednesday: Breakfast — Pancakes. Lunch — Nacho supreme and salsa, spanish rice, shredded lettuce, fruit cup. Thursday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza. Lunch — Deli sandwich, lettuce and tomato, pickle chips, apple wedges. […]

Camouflage makes issue clear

From high school on, whenever somebody would pull out some kind of school or office supply decorated in camouflage, there would always be some kind of joke. “Wow, John … how is that pencil eraser just floating in the air? It’s magical. Oh, oh, sorry … I didn’t see the pencil because it was camouflage.” […]

Dora news — Oct. 4

Academic testing ongoing Dora students in grades 3 through 12 will be participating in MAPS(Measures of Academic Progress) testing through Wednesday of this week. High school students will test 7:55 a.m. until 9:25 a.m., followed by a seven-period, slightly-abbreviated class schedule. Elementary students will be testing 9:30 a.m. until 11 a.m.

School menus —

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast — Smuckers waffles. Lunch — Beefy mac, corn on the cob, chilled peaches, cookie. Tuesday: Breakfast — Bean and cheese burrito. Lunch — BBQ porky ribs on a bun, tater tots, garden salad and ranch, cake. Wednesday: Breakfast — Cinnamon roll. Lunch — Bean tostada and salsa, spanish rice, lettuce and […]

Portales High School news — Sept. 27

See You at the Pole? scheduled See You at the Pole? will be held Thursday. It is a National Day where junior high and high school students around the world meet who agree their school needs prayer as well as other things at meet at their school’s flag pole. College entrance exams scheduled Seniors interested […]

Dora school news — Sept. 27

Several Dora FFA students placed at the New Mexico State Fair. Winners were: • Kaly Cone — reserve grand champion steer, junior steer showmanship award; • Koby Cone — grand champion supreme heifer, senior heifer showmanship award, second in calf scramble plus $400 scholarship; • Gowan Hays — champion spot pig, reserve champion cross pig; […]

Elida school news — Sept. 27

Sports • Today: Volleyball at Grady — JH, JV, V, 4 p.m. • Thursday: Volleyball hosts Clovis Christian, V, 5:30 p.m. • Friday: Volleyball hosts Vaughn, JH (A &B), 10 a.m. • Saturday: Volleyball hosts San Jon, JH, JV, V, 1 p.m.

School menus —

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast — Smucker’s waffles. Lunch — Chicken nuggets with dipping sauce, seasoned green beans, blueberry whip. Tuesday: Breakfast —Egg and cheese biscuit. Lunch —Sloppy Joe on a bun, corn, steamed carrots, vanilla cookie. Wednesday: Breakfast — Pancakes. Lunch — Roasted chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, steamed veggies, orange smiles, whole wheat roll. […]

My turn: High school reunion full of lessons

It took awhile, but I’ve finally figured out that most people are pretty tough. It’s easy to assume that we are stronger than others — or at least stronger than others give us credit for. It’s harder to accept that we are not especially unique. It’s also easy to underestimate the easy-going. Until someone crosses […]

Tragedy worse when manipulated

It was early in my sophomore year of high school. I wasn’t driving yet, but other classmates were. The whispers in first-period geometry were that fellow sophomore “Tiffany” hit a kid who ran in front of her car the previous night. The kid was OK, but Tiffany was visibly shaken. A few days later, I […]

Tragedy worse when manipuated

It was early in my sophomore year of high school. I wasn’t driving yet, but other classmates were. The whispers in first-period geometry were that fellow sophomore “Tiffany” hit a kid who ran in front of her car the previous night. The kid was OK, but Tiffany was visibly shaken. A few days later, I […]

School menus —

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Frudel. Lunch — Popcorn chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn on the cob, fruit. Tuesday: Breakfast —Pancakes. Lunch —Mac and cheese, seasoned green beans, chilled mixed fruit, whole wheat roll. Wednesday: Breakfast — Cinnamon roll. Lunch — Pig in a blanket, corn, cole slaw, oatmeal cookie Thursday: Breakfast — Yogurt […]

Meetings watch: Elida Board of Education

The following items will be discussed at the Elida Municipal Schools Board of Education meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the high school library: • Superintendent’s report • Program to reduce electricity costs by Jack Burch. • Approval of Budget Adjustment Request or possible BAR • Transportation • Capital projects • Possible executive session

School menus —

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast — Smucker’s waffles. Lunch — Cheeseburger on a bun, tater tots, veggie cuts with dip, fruit. Tuesday: Breakfast — Egg and cheese biscuit. Lunch — Hawaiian chicken, steamed broccoli, glazed carrots, pineapple pudding. Wednesday: Breakfast — Pancakes. Lunch — Chicken quesadilla, seasoned pinto beans, garden salad and ranch, fruit. Thursday: Breakfast […]

DoD focuses on school renovations

On orders from Congress, the Department of Defense is deciding how to spend a first appropriation — $250 million — to upgrade a set of public schools that are in disrepair or disturbingly overcrowded. The catch is that these schools, though part of local school districts, are on stateside bases and 94 percent of their […]

School menus —

Clovis elementary Tuesday: Breakfast — Bean and cheese burrito. Lunch — Corn dog, tater tots, garden salad and ranch, applesauce cup. Wednesday: Breakfast — Cinnamon roll. Lunch — Nacho supreme and salsa, Spanish rice, shredded lettuce, fruit cup. Thursday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza. Lunch — Deli sandwich, lettuce and tomato, pickle chips, apple wedges. Friday: […]