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 [...]