Meetings watch: Elida school board

The following items will be on the agenda for the Elida Municipal Schools Board of Education meeting at 6 p.m. today in the high school library: • Superintendent’s report • Employee payroll • Approval of BAR • Approval of permanent cash transfer • Final reading of special education policy updates • Transition to the New […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Free dental checks, science and Olympic heroes

Good morning and welcome to the Wednesday briefing. Tooth check Check out free dental screenings starting at 2 p.m. today at the Clovis-Carver Public Library’s Ingram Room. Information: 769-7840. Science fair Judging begins 8 a.m. Friday for Southeastern New Mexico Regional Science Fair. It’s being held at Eastern New Mexico University’s Campus Union Ballroom. Information […]

Press release: Sen. Harden announces retirement

(From the office of State Sen. Clint Harden, R-Clovis) State Senator Clint Harden District 7 announced today that he would retire at the end of this term:

Meetings watch: County commission

Alisa Boswell The following items will be on the agenda for the Roosevelt County Commission meeting at 9 a.m. today in the county courthouse:

Meetings watch: City council

The following items will be on the agenda today at the Portales City Council meeting at 7 p.m. in city hall: • Proclamation declaring Feb. 14 as TRIO Day in Portales. • Presentation of Depot Focus Planning and Design Project. • Discussion of rate changes and a resolution for Roosevelt County Water Co-op. • Resolution […]

Portales, Clovis, Tucumcari papers sold

Robin Fornoff Freedom Communications has agreed to sell the Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune, Quay County Sun and their affiliated publications to Clovis Media Inc., Publisher Ray Sullivan told newspaper employees Tuesday afternoon. All 60 full-time and two part-time associates will retain their jobs in ownership transition, expected to take place before the end of […]

Dora news —

Progress reports sent home Teachers will issue progress reports to students to take home today. These reports show academic progress for the first three weeks of the third grading period, which ends March 8.

My turn: House Bill 81 worth supporting

Today’s acronym is CTSO. CTSO stands for Career and Technical Student Organizations, programs with perhaps more recognizable acronyms like BPA (Business Professionals of America), DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America), and FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America). Odds are good that you or someone you know has been involved in one of these […]

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 […]

Pleadings expected today in Quay County slayings

By Scott SandlinAlbuquerque Journal, N.M.(MCT)Jan. 20—Casslyn Mae Welch and Tracy Allen Province are scheduled to enter guilty pleas today in connection with the Aug. 4, 2010, kidnapping and murder of a vacationing Oklahoma couple who had stopped at an Interstate 40 rest stop in Quay County.A change of plea hearing is scheduled in U.S. District […]

Monday morning briefing: MLK Day, perfect fruit pies and prohibition

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. MLK Day There are celebrations and commemorations galore today to mark Martin Luther King Day. In Clovis, the annual walk to commemorate King’s march from Selma to Montgomery gets started at 9 a.m. in Potter Park. In Portales, a similar march starts at 10 […]

ENMU/Cameron basketball capsules — Jan. 11

Freedom New Mexico Men ENMU (9-6, 2-4 Lone Star Conference) at Cameron (8-3, 5-1) When: 7 p.m. (MST) today at Lawton, Okla. Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9. Last time out: The Greyhounds lost at Texas A&M-Commerce 88-77 on Saturday. Cameron hasn’t played since winning at East Central 63-54 on Dec. 31. Last season: After a tip-in in […]

Dora news — Jan. 10

Second semester begins Students return to classes today to begin the second semester of instruction. Report cards with first semester grades will be issued Wednesday.

Empty stocking fund: Family M

Today’s focus: Family M Household members: 9 Children: 5 (ages 6, 5, 2, 2, and 1 month) Special circumstance: This family needs help this year because they have taken in a sister and her two children when the need arose. The husband is the only one working and with the addition of the extra family […]

Empty stocking fund: Family A

Today’s focus: Family A Household members: 4 Children: 1 (age 2) Special circumstance: The family is just going through the transition of a divorce. This has been hard on the family since the father was the only one working. Clothing needs: Girls clothes size 4. Toys list: A Barbie or princess or a Barbie princess. […]

Empty Stocking Fund: Family C

Today’s focus: Family C Household members: 4 Children: 2 (ages 12 and 8) Special circumstance: This family is dealing with the incarceration of a husband. The wife is trying to support her children, but their income has not been regular. Clothing needs: Boy clothes size 12; girl clothes size 8-10. Toys list: Boy, 12, wants […]

Empty stocking fund: Family G

Today’s focus: Family G Household members: 5 Children: 3 (ages 8, 4 and 2) Special circumstance: The family is currently between jobs, and when the father can pick up a job he usually gets 1-40 hours. The mother is still working. Clothing needs: Girls clothes size 9 in juniors and shoes size 5 1/2, clothes […]

Graduates optimistic on job prospects

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Alisa Boswell Despite a tough job market, Eastern New Mexico University students graduating today said they aren’t worried about job prospects. Halee Goff, graduating with a master’s in education in school counseling, said she not only has a new job but is already working it. “My husband and I just moved to Artesia and I’ve […]

My turn: Liquor sales issue never put to rest

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Portales heads to the polls today for another round in its century-old debate over firewater. Today’s chapter is focused on Sunday alcohol sales in restaurants. The story began in 1898, when Portales consisted of one house, one general store … and two saloons. Railroad workers and cowboys frequented the saloons in those days, searching for […]

Empty stocking fund: Family M

Today’s focus: Family M Household members: 3 Children: 1 (age 2) Special circumstance: The husband lost his job and the family only has one income. Clothing needs: Boys size 2T. Toys list: A car, any toy or a truck. The Empty Stocking Fund is a joint effort of the Salvation Army and Freedom New Mexico. […]