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Daughters of the American Revolution The El Portal Chapter of the DAR met at the First Christian Church in Clovis on Feb. 12. After regent Pam Wallace led the opening rituals, the business meeting was postponed so that the winners of the essay contest could read their essay and be given their awards. Eighth-grade winner […]

Their view: Candidates respond to essay question

New Mexico has three Republican candidates running for lieutenant governor in Tuesday’s primary. Five Democrats are seeking the post. We recently invited all to respond to the question: How will you make New Mexicans’ lives better as lieutenant governor? Democrat responses will be published in Friday’s Portales News-Tribune. Here is a sampling of Republican responses […]

Essay contest

The State Bar of New Mexico is accepting entries from high school juniors and seniors from around the state for its annual essay contest. This year’s assignment is entitled “The ‘Facts,’” and deals with students’ use of social media and First Amendment rights. Essays expressing personal points of view will be accepted until Mar. 9. […]

Private property belongs to oneself

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist In a wide-ranging review essay of Amartya Sen’s recent ambitious book, “The Idea of Justice,” Moshe Halbertal, a philosopher from the Hebrew University, unleashes arguments against the right to private property that are supposed to be even stronger than those Sen himself offers. Sen regards this right as […]

11-8 PJHS news

Essay winner Junior High seventh grader Ashlynn Idsinga recently won first place in the Rotary 4-Way Test Essay competition. For her hard work, she received a $50.00 award. Her English teacher is Mrs. Donna Hammons. Congratulations Ashlynn.

Portales Public library essay contest results

Three Roosevelt County girls recently described their picture of America in a Portales Public Library essay contest. As part of the library’s program “Express Yourself,” the girls read several books presenting different views of the country, said Children’s Librarian Heather Christensen. Then, they considered their own perspective in less than 500 words. The contest was […]

Feb. 22, 2009 Dora News

Contest Winner Congratulations to Dora junior Renee Gantert for her winning entry in the recent Veterans of Foreign Wars essay contest. Renee’s essay took first place in the district and second place at the state level, for which she received a $300 savings bond at the VFW banquet Feb. 14. District basketball District play will […]

Feb. 1, 2009 Elida School News

Homecoming Wednesday: Way Out Games Friday: Floyd at Elida – 3 p.m. junior high boys/girls, junior varsity boys and varsity boys/girls Saturday: Dora at Elida -3 p.m. junior high boys/girls, junior varsity boys and varsity boys/girls. Homecoming ceremony following varsity boys’ game. Essay winner The Elida seventh and eighth grade students participated in a writing […]

Everything can’t be mind construction

By Tibor Machan A central topic of philosophy throughout the ages has been whether human beings can trust their minds, including their sensory awareness and thinking. Skepticism about this has been a major challenge and many from Socrates to Ayn Rand and John Searle have responded with more or less elaborate arguments defending our capacity […]

Feb. 27 Floyd School News

By Jennifer Essary Upcoming events • Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday finds the third- through ninth-graders and high school juniors taking the New Mexico Standards Based Assessments. Please make sure your child attends school on these days. • The fourth-graders will be going on a field trip to Roswell to see the Adventures of Tom Sawyer. […]