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:

Elida grad appointed FFA president

Elida High graduate Ryan Best was recently named president of the National Future Farmers of America organization for the 2011-12 year at the 84th annual National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind. For the next year, Best and his national officer peers will be the face and spirit of FFA. They will travel throughout the country […]

Elida news —

Sports schedule Oct. 27: Volleyball, Grady, Here, JH, JV, V, 4 p.m. Oct. 29: District Volleyball, TBA

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.

Prep football scoreboard — Sept. 23

Area Class 5A Rio Rancho 27, Clovis 14 Class 3A Roswell Goddard 56, Portales 15 Class 2A Texico 33, Gruver 13 8-man Melrose 62, Reserve 6 6-man Clovis Christian 80, Hondo 28 San Jon 44, Elida 14 Foothill 60, Floyd 6 Texas Class 1A New Deal 14, Farwell 0 Sundown 42, Bovina 14 Class 2A […]

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

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). •

Engagements —

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McBride-Kiser Sharon Logemann of Portales announces the engagement and approaching marriage of her daughter, Morgan McBride of Portales, to Jarod Kiser of Clovis, son of Keith and Elizabeth Kiser of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows Sept. 17, 2011, at the Sunken Garden in Clovis. The reception will be at the American Legion in Clovis. […]

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, […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Junior rodeo, FFA and JFK

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Junior rodeo The High Plains Junior Rodeo Finals next week are sponsored entirely by local businesses and individuals and the Clovis Curry County Chamber says contributions are still needed. The finals are July 20-24 at the Curry County Events Center. For more information on […]

Elida mayor facing felony charge

Freedom New Mexico Elida Mayor Durward Dixon, 45, has been charged in what Roosevelt County Sheriff’s officials described as a domestic dispute with his girlfriend June 25 at their home. Dixon, arrested July 2, is charged with false imprisonment, a fourth-degree felony, and four misdemeanors — battery against a household member, interference with communications, negligent […]

Grants earmarked for street improvements, senior center

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Argen Duncan Elida and Portales have received grants for community projects. Elida was awarded a Community Development Block Grant of $400,000 for a senior and community center, while $427,000 was earmarked for street and drainage improvements in the Bogard Addition of Portales. Portales Capital Projects Manager Susan Baysinger said the West Gum Street from Avenue […]

Students discuss their next steps

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Alisa Boswell Graduations are looming this weekend and next and the days are getting shorter as seniors from Floyd, Elida and Dora high schools wind down the school. “I don’t really have anything to do today,” said Jalayna Roberts, 17, of Dora High School, on Thursday. “I just came to be able to experience my […]

May 10 — Elida news

Events Tuesday: School board meeting, 7 p.m., school library. Wednesday: State Baseball Tournament begins, games TBD. Thursday: Elementary Field Day. Sunday: Kindergarten graduation, 5 p.m. Baccalaureate, 6 p.m.

April 26 — Elida news

Schedule • Today: Track, Texico, V • Wednesday: Track, Kiwanis Track Meet (elementary) at Floyd • Thursday: Track, Logan, V • Friday: Baseball, Gateway, H, V, 2 p.m. at 4 p.m. • Saturday: Track, District, Ft. Sumner Baseball, Floyd, T, JV, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Prom at 7 p.m.

State responsible for speed limits

Recently Danny Watkins of Alto received a speeding ticket while traveling through Elida. He complained in a letter to the editor that Elida is, “…a speed trap” and that Elida’s police officers should, “…concentrate on enforcing the law.” That’s precisely what they do. Elida has two certified police officers to enforce laws, but their primary […]

April 5 — Elida news

Sports schedule • Thursday: Junior high track meet at Melrose • Friday: Varsity baseball vs. Capitan, 1 p.m. doubleheader. Friday is also a snow makeup day • Saturday: Track Meet, Fort Sumner, varsity qualifier.

Their view: Speed traps give small towns bad reputation

Danny Watkins of Alto, who received a speeding ticket in Elida recently, believes the town needs a better traffic control system:

Reader-submitted content: Elida student to go on youth tour

Roosevelt County Rural Telephone Cooperative recently selected Randy Jasso of Elida High School as the winner of the 2011 Foundation for Rural Service Youth Tour to be held June 4-8 in Washington, D.C. Randy is the son of Emiliano Jasso Jr. and Carmina Jasso. Each year, in collaboration with National Telecommunications Cooperative Association member companies, […]