Beef show gives youths ranching experience

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Argen Duncan The Breeding Beef Show teaches participants what ranchers deal with every day, the show superintendent said. In the show at the Roosevelt County Fair, youth exhibited heifers — females that haven’t had a calf — and one cow with a calf, while the judge evaluated their physical appearance and movement. Superintendent Jim Duncan […]

School board meets in closed session

Freedom New Mexico The Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education held a closed session to discuss pending litigation during a special meeting Monday afternoon at the district Administration Building. Superintendent Randy Fowler said the board took no action and he couldn’t discuss the conversation. The meeting’s purpose was to provide board members with information, he […]

Portales past: Aug. 15, 1960

Aug. 15, 1960: The new high school building was approved and would be going into use with the opening of school on Aug. 29, according to Superintendent M.G. Hunt.

Clovis school board to announce superintendent finalists Tuesday

Freedom New Mexico The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education finished two days of interviews Friday with the final four candidates for superintendent. President Mark Lansford said the board is going to reflect on the four interviews over the weekend. He said the board may narrow the candidates down to two finalists and make an […]

Schools going solar

Clarence Plank Elida and Portales school districts will be getting $300,000 each in federal stimulus dollars for solar power projects, according to the state Public Education Department. Department spokeswoman Beverly Friedman said each of 15 New Mexico school districts would receive that amount for a total of $4.5 million for school solar electricity projects in […]

Roch accepts Texico schools position

Freedom New Mexico Tucumcari schools Assistant Superintendent Dennis Roch has accepted a similar position at Texico. Roch said he begins work at Texico, where he previously spent 8 1/2 years as a teacher and coach, on July 1. “I am looking forward to returning to Texico, though my wife and I will certainly miss the […]

Clovis school board meeting in executive session

Freedom New Mexico The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education is holding a special meeting 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the district boardroom. The board will meet in executive session to discuss limited personnel matters related to the position of superintendent and threatened litigation. The meeting is closed to the public. An agenda for the meeting […]

Superintendent named citizen of year

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By Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer Paul Benoit couldn’t figure out why everybody was keeping the Floyd Citizen of the Year award a secret. He found out Saturday night. The Floyd superintendent and Floyd Lions Club president received the honor during the performance of the 60th Floyd Lions Club Country Jamboree. “Wow,” Benoit said about […]

Clovis superintendent candidates complete interviews

Freedom New Mexico The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education wrapped up two days of meetings Friday with the three finalists for the position of superintendent. The finalists, Fort Sumner Schools Superintendent Patricia Miller, Douglas (Ariz.) Unified School District Superintendent Earl Pettit, and Clovis Deputy Superintendent of Operations Joel Shirley, interviewed with the school board, […]

Former superintendent dedicated life to educating others

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Former Portales Municipal Schools superintendent Willis Firman Haynie loved children, devoted his life to education and was service-oriented, according to his family and friends. Haynie, a Portales High School graduate who led the school district from 1964-1968, died Feb. 19 in Houston at age 91. “He was very much […]

Clovis school superintendent candidate withdraws

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Freedom New Mexico Texico school superintendent R.L. Richards has withdrawn his name from consideration as Clovis’ next superintendent. A news release from Clovis Municipal Schools said Richards withdrew on Friday in a letter to CMS board members. The news release did not provide a reason for Richards’ decision. Rhonda Seidenwurm announced earlier this year she […]

Superintendent’s contract renewed

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer The Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education renewed Superintendent Randy Fowler’s contract during their regular meeting Monday in the district Administration Building. The board voted to give Fowler another year on his three-year contract, so he will continue to serve in the 2012-2013 school year. Fowler is receiving no […]

Jobs safe amid proposed Clovis schools budget cuts

Freedom New Mexico No jobs will be lost at Clovis Municipal Schools if budget cuts proposed by the superintendent are approved by the school board. The board has scheduled a special meeting 5:30 p.m. Tuesday to discuss budget cuts and get public feedback. In a press release issued Friday by Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm, proposed budget […]

Meetings watch: Clovis Municipal Schools

Freedom New Mexico The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education and administrators held a work session at Eastern New Mexico University Friday. The day included reports from the superintendent’s cabinet and discussion. • Executive Director of Personnel Rhonda Roberts spoke on Title 9, a federal mandate that school districts distribute resources evenly between boys and […]

Superintendent says Clovis’ first day of school went well across district

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Some limbs were lost on the first day of school for the Clovis Municipal Schools system. Tree limbs that is. Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm said elm trees behind Marshall Middle School lost some “serious limbs” during a strong storm that blew threw Clovis at the end of the school day. […]

Clovis Christian names Clayton new superintendent

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Clovis Christian School announced Friday it has hired Ladona Clayton as its superintendent to replace Stephen Schultze on the heels of controversy over his involvement with a fugitive. Clayton is the former deputy superintendent for Clovis Municipal Schools. Ben Wright, Clovis Christian school board president, said the school is […]

Farwell schools superintendent takes Elida High School principal job

Freedom New Mexico Farwell Independent School District Superintendent Larry Gregory resigned Monday during a special meeting of the Farwell School Board. Gregory’s resignation is effective June 30. He will begin working as the principal of Elida High School for the next school year. Gregory said he had the opportunity to retire in Texas, but wasn’t […]

Board of education to meet Monday

PNT Staff Report The Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education meets 6 p.m. Monday at administration building, 501 Abilene. The board will hear from professional and student organizations, the superintendent and consider budget adjustment requests. The professional and student organization report from Dr. Theresa Teti concerns the tobacco control program. Superintendent Randy Fowler will report […]

Clovis Christian superintendent placed on adminstrative leave

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Clovis Christian School’s superintendent was placed on administrative leave Friday, part of an ongoing investigation of his roommate’s arrest on a federal warrant alleging child rape. Investigators seized Steven Schultze’s computer from his office at the school Thursday, looking for evidence to determine if he knowingly harbored a fugitive […]

Superintendent: Taxes won’t go up because of new school

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