Colorado School of Mines edge Zias

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Freedom New Mexico The third time proved to be the charm Thursday for Colorado School of Mines. After letting a pair of one-goal leads slip away, junior midfielder Megan Woodworth converted a cross passing from junior Aubrey Bagley about 4 1/2 minutes into overtime as the Orediggers edged Eastern New Mexico University 3-2 in the […]

Child Sense: Smoothing out the highs and lows of back-to-school time

Priscilla J. Dunstan Back to school – a time both loved and dreaded by children and parents alike. Being back at school will bring out the extremes in your children. Tactile children will need more physical contact and cuddles, visual children will be more particular about how things look, auditory children will chatter more, and […]

Marcelle and Ruby Go Shopping: A mother and daughter buy back-to-school duds that aren’t duds at all

Tricia Romano If there’s one thing about the new school year that kids love and parents don’t, it’s shopping for clothes. As children get into their tweens and teens, fashion and trends play a bigger part in their lives. But single mom Marcelle Karp, of New York City, satisfies her child’s sense of style without […]

Floyd school news — Aug. 30

Watermelon welcome successful The annual watermelon welcome last Thursday evening saw the largest turnout in recent memory. Participants enjoyed free burgers and hot dogs provided by the Floyd Fire Department, Floyd School and Floyd Booster Club. The Village of Floyd hosted a fireworks display and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes hosted a dance.

Elida school news — Aug. 30

Sports • Thursday: 4 p.m., football vs. New Mexico School for the Deaf at Vaughn. 4:30 p.m., volleyball vs. Floyd (juior high, junior varsity, varsity). •

Dora school news — Aug. 30

Upcoming events • Thursday: 4:30 p.m., Dora volleyball at Lake Arthur (junior high, varsity). • Friday: 3 p.m. junior high football vs. Elida; 5 p.m. varsity football vs. Roy. • Monday: 4:30 p.m. volleyball at Gateway Christian (junior high, junior varsity, varsity).

School menus — Aug. 28

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast — Egg and cheese biscuit. Lunch — Roasted chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, steamed broccoli, fruit, whole wheat roll. Tuesday: Breakfast — Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch — Ham and cheese hoagie, garden salad and ranch, steamed carrots, cookie. Wednesday: Breakfast — Bean and cheese burrito. Lunch — Corn dog, […]

Residents share teacher memories

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Alisa Boswell With school back in session, Freedom New Mexico decided to ask students past and present who some of their favorite teachers were and why. Local residents from 12 to 90 years old shared memories of the positive influence their educators have had. Tommie Haislett of Rogers said she was one of the first […]

Totsy offers a 10 percent discount code on top of their already great deals for back-to-school shoppers

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McClatchy-Tribune Right now, parents across the country are trying to stretch their back-to-school budgets to get all the necessities for their kids. The members-only website Totsy is here to help with a special deal for readers. Totsy says that last year, the average American family with two children spent around $550 on back-to-school gear. The […]

Child Sense: Preparing your child for the first day of school

Priscilla J. Dunstan Starting school or preschool for the first time will bring changes to your child’s life that will have them feeling a bundle of emotions. No matter how confident they appear, your child is likely to also be feeling a mixture of fear, anxiety, curiosity and excitement. Understanding how your child is likely […]

Letters to the editor: Drivers should take extra precautions

Drivers should take extra precautions School began for most Portales students last week. I was surprised that I didn’t see any patrol officers around to serve as a reminder of the school zone speed limit. As I was waiting for my children after school at Valencia Elementary last week, I noticed two vehicles pass through […]

Dora school news — Aug. 23

Preschool begins Patty Mohon, preschool teacher, and Elaine Schneider, educational assistant, began their classes Monday. Again this year we have a Monday/Wednesday group and a Tuesday/Thursday group, and classes meet in the preschool building behind the high school.

My turn: Years at L.L. Brown helped mold me

I saw a comment posted on the Internet this week, asking about fond memories from school. It caused me to think and really reflect on what memories I had from school. Part of the difficulty, is that I have been out of school for a long time. I have many good memories of childhood friends, […]

School menus — Aug. 21

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Egg and cheese breakfast taco. Lunch — Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes and gravy, fruit, whole wheat roll. Tuesday: Breakfast — Cinnamon roll. Lunch — Cheeseburger on a bun, tater tots, lettuce/tomato/pickle, blueberry whip. Wednesday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza. Lunch — Pig in a blanket, mini carrots and ranch, corn, banana […]

Our people: Voice of the Cats

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Clovis resident Bill Gaedke has been called the voice of Clovis High School Wildcat sports. He earned the name by announcing for every home game of nearly every sport at the high school. Gaedke said he couldn’t pick a favorite sport. He doesn’t like them all — he loves them all. “I like that I […]

Portales mascot earns All-American designation

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Portales High School mascot Rammy will be representing the Portales school district at the 2012 Capital One Bowl pre-game in Orlando, Fla., in January of 2012. Rammy was the only mascot out of the several Curry and Roosevelt county mascots who tried out for the event to be chosen to attend. The event is the […]

Friday morning briefing: School days, music in the streets and the big race

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. School days The fall semester at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales begins Wednesday. The semester ends on Dec. 16, and commencement is Dec. 17. Music in the streets The Clovis Wildcat Marching Band Marchathon starts 8 a.m. Saturday at Clovis High School. The […]

High school seniors share advice on first day of school

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Argen Duncan In with the new — school year, that is. Third through 12th-graders in Portales Municipal Schools started the new academic year Tuesday. Kindergarten through second-grade students come back to school next Tuesday, while pre-school begins Aug. 30. “It’s been a very smooth start,” said Michael Terry, district coordinator for the Student Teacher Accountability […]

Portales school officials excited to start

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By Jennifer Neilson: PNT correspondent Enthusiasm is in the air as classes start today at Portales Most students will jump right into their routine for the year. James Elementary School will have testing by appointment this week and begin classes Aug. 23, according to Principal Mark Gormley. Testing at James will be for first and […]

School menus — Aug. 14

Elida Monday: Breakfast— Waffle sticks, sausage, juice, milk, cereal. Lunch— Hamburger, fries, lettuce, tomato, pickle, applesauce, milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Breakfast burrito, cereal, juice, milk. Lunch — Spaghetti, peas, salad, bread sticks, Jell-O, milk. Wednesday: Breakfast — Hot pockets, juice, milk, cereal. Lunch — Chicken bites, green beans, salad, rolls, apricots, milk. Thursday: Breakfast —Omelet, […]