Clovis High to honor alumni

CMI staff The Clovis Municipal Schools Foundation and Alumni Committee will honor six Clovis High School graduates whose achievements inspire and challenge today’s students 6 p.m. April 14 at the Clovis Civic Center, according to a news release from the Clovis Municipal Schools Office. According to the news release: • The foundation will also honor […]

Their view: Government contracting work should be transparent

Government contracting work should be transparent Sarah Welsh is executive director of New Mexico Foundation for Open Government: She writes about a possible violation of the state’s sunshine laws.

Group collecting public official pay records

Sharna Johnson Payroll records for the cities of Clovis and Portales are among 14 New Mexico cities whose data has been posted online by a private research foundation that says it’s working to better inform the public. The data — with intentions of eventually including all counties and cities in the state — is being […]

Local Make-A-Wish chapter gearing up for second fundraiser

Liliana Castillo The Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Mexico’s Curry, Roosevelt and De Baca counties chapter is gearing up for its second annual fundraiser. Clovis residents Hazel and Bill Richter serve as the main wish granters in the area and were recently recognized by the Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Mexico for their work on the fundraiser […]

Honors —

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Tucker The New Mexico Activities Association would like to congratulate Tori Tucker of Portales on being selected as a recipient of a NMAA scholarship, presented by the NMAA Foundation. Tori is receiving one of three NMAA Pursuing Victory with Honor Scholarships. She will be recognized for her accomplishments at two events during the 2011 State […]

Their view: Bill would promote free access to public data

Sarah Welsh is executive director for the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government. She is asking for support for a a free access to public data.

ENMU briefs —

Scholarship applications available All Eastern New Mexico University students can apply for ENMU Foundation scholarships for the 2011-2012 academic year. Applications must be received by 5 p.m. March 1, with the exception of a few scholarships that have different deadlines. Scholarships are listed online at http://www.enmu.edu/friends/foundation/scholarships/index.shtml. Information: 562-2412.

Wednesday morning briefing: Alumni awards, homecoming and a deadly blizzard

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Call for nominations The CMS Education Foundation/Alumni Association needs nominations of distinguished Clovis High School Alumni for its second annual Hall of HonorBanquet this spring. The deadline is 4 p.m. Feb. 21. Nomination forms are available at school administration office, 1009 Main St., or […]

Salads, button jewelry featured on show

Sheryl Borden Information on paper foundation piecing, making fabric covered button jewelry and preparing a variety of salads will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Author and quilter Norah McMeeking will discuss and demonstrate paper foundation piecing for patchwork quilts. This method is extremely accurate and keeps […]

Portales past: Oct. 20, 1953

Oct. 20, 1953: The Portales Daily News: Jack Patton and Ira Bogard were named co-chairmen for the 1954 March Of Dimes, said Grover Ross, chairman of the county polio foundation chapter.

Press release: ENMU presenting foundation and alumni awards during homecoming

PORTALES–Eastern New Mexico University will present several ENMU Foundation and Alumni Association awards during this year’s homecoming breakfast on Saturday morning, Sept. 25, in the Campus Union Building. The ENMU Foundation Awards: The Business of the Year Award will go to Doris and James Cassan of Dollar Rent A Car. Being raised in the small […]

Press release: Portales MainStreet program granted $10,000 from Xcel Energy Foundation

The Xcel Energy Foundation will be presenting the Portales MainStreet Program with a $10,000 Economic Sustainability grant on Friday, September 10, 2010 at 11:00am at the Portales City Hall, 100 West First Street, Portales. The monies will be used toward the Portales MainStreet Program’s projects and initiatives. The Xcel Energy Foundation offers grant opportunities in […]

Words of wisdom: Kindergartners share thoughts on school year

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Kindergarten provides the strong foundation for education, a Portales kindergarten teacher said. “That’s where they learn their alphabet so they can read, numbers so that they can count, social skills so that they can be good citizens,” Brown Early Childhood Center teacher Lynne Walker said. Fellow teacher Erin Mitchell […]

Southwest Cheese makes 25-year donation to Clovis Schools

By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Southwest Cheese will donate $100,000 a year for 25 years to the Clovis Municipal Schools Education Foundation. The Education Foundation provides grants for teachers in the classroom to support innovative teaching. Chase Gentry, executive director of the Clovis Industrial Development Corporation, said the arrangement was added to contracts that […]

Press Release: Foundation for Rural Service Offers $75,000 in College Scholarships

The Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) will award 30 – $2,500 scholarships to qualified rural students in May 2010 – one per geographic region of the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association (NTCA) and one to a student sponsored by an NTCA associate member. The remaining 19 awards will be distributed proportionate to the number of applications […]

Fraternity raising money

Freedom New Mexico The Theta Zeta chapter of the Kappa Sigma fraternity at Eastern New Mexico University plans to go door-to-door the week of Oct. 4 to collect donations for the Fisher House Foundation. The foundation provides comfort houses on the grounds of military and Veterans Administration hospitals, supports the families of patients and makes […]

Global warming numbers need re-examination

Freedom New Mexico If fighting global warming may cost the economy $9.6 trillion and more than 1 million lost jobs by 2035, as the Heritage Foundation forecasts, it’d be a good idea to be sure there’s a sound basis before making such a massive sacrifice. We’ve noted before that climate change is occurring as it […]

Math graduate looks toward future in linguistics

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico One new Eastern New Mexico University graduate is standing on a foundation of math and getting ready to leap into linguistics. “I’m excited,” said Allison Sanderson, who is from Edgewood. Sanderson said she is sad to be leaving the people she met in Portales, but is excited about what […]

Jump rope fundraiser promotes active lifestyle

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer An Eastern New Mexico University freshman class teamed up this month with students from several local schools to raise almost $1,800 for the Jump Rope for Heart Foundation. The Freshman Seminar class and local schools competed in raising money for the Jump Rope for Heart Foundation with Jump for […]

Garage sale date changed

PNT Staff Report The date of the garage sale to help fund the new non-profit Focused and Full of Hope: The Kacee Lovato Foundation has been changed to March 21 due to weather concerns, said organizer Debbie Christiansen. The sale is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1115 S. Abilene St. To donate: […]