Reader-submitted content: Portales teen earns scholarship

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Erin Scanlan, a Portales resident and Texico High School senior, has been named one of the 53 state winners in the National Honor Society scholarship from NASSP. One hundred and fifty NHS state finalists were first chosen from among more than 6,000 applications. From the 150 finalists, 53 state winners were selected. Each state winner […]

Patriots confident they have signatures to force special election

CNJ staff The High Plains Patriots don’t have a verified count, but the citizens group believes it will be able to file enough signatures to force a special election on the city’s affordable housing plan. “They’re finally flooding in,” said High Plains Patriots President Kim Runyan on Friday afternoon. “We’re right at the amount we […]

Veteran receives CHS diploma

Cannon Connections: Liliana Castillo Korean War veteran Troy Howard, right, received Clovis High School diplomas for himself and his brother May 21 during commencement, wearing his Air Force uniform from the 1950s. Clovis Municipal Schools Superintendent Terry Myers, left, said it was an honor to recognize the Howard twins. Liliana Castillo After 54 years, being […]

Portales grads look to future

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Argen Duncan The 161 graduates of the Portales High School Class of 2011 walked the stage Friday night amid cheers and whistles at Eastern New Mexico University’s Greyhound Arena. Portales HS Principal Melvin Nusser said the class, which included 36 honors graduates, was one of the biggest the school had in some time. “They made […]

ENMU’s Draper has high hopes for nationals

Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University’s Daniel Draper reached NCAA Division II national track and field competition last spring in javelin, and finished 11th with a throw of exactly 187 feet. It was the school’s best place ever at the D-II national meet, although he fell five places short of scoring. This year, Draper — […]

BPA students receive national recognition

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Argen Duncan Dora High School students ranked high in the crowd at the Business Professionals of America National Leadership Conference earlier this month. BPA adviser Colleen Tollett said Dora and Melrose students competed at the national conference. Dora’s parliamentary procedure team, composed of first-year competitors, took second place out of 30 teams, and the school’s […]

My turn: Hurdles just part of life

I ran the hurdles once. I was never on the track team, but I did give the hurdles a try. When I was in junior high, I was the manager for the track team. My job was making sure that all of the starting blocks were put out and then picked up. I also had […]

Scholarships — May 15

Cotton Simms scholarship The High Plains Chapter of the Texas Tech Alumni Association announces the following students have been named as 2011 recipients of the Cotton Simms Scholarship as incoming freshmen at Texas Tech University in the fall. Clovis High School • Corbin Best • Tucker Martin • Bryan Wygant Farwell High School • Landry […]

McGee: Casual conversations

By Grant McGee: Freedom columnist When folks come in to the bicycle shop I get to talking to them about other stuff besides bicycles. I might ask if they grew up here on the High Plains. If they didn’t, I might ask where they’re from. It’s all part of being conversational but it also takes […]

Sheriff’s office report rise in copper theft

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Alisa Boswell Tensions were high among some Roosevelt County residents Tuesday morning at the county commission meeting as they recounted thefts they have suffered. “It’s not just Roosevelt County,” Sheriff Darren Hooker told commissioners and residents. “It’s statewide, nationwide.” Chief Deputy Sheriff Malin Parker said larceny began increasing about six months ago when scrap market […]

Scholarships — May 1

Texas Alumni Association The High Plains Chapter of the Texas Alumni Association has awarded the following students Cotton Simms Scholarships:

Hounds rack up season-high for hits in 19-9 win

Freedom New Mexico Senior second baseman Chris Eaton drove in four runs with a career-high five hits and Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team pounded out a season-best 22 hits Friday night in a 19-9 Lone Star Conference win over Northeastern State at Greyhound Field. Eaton went 5-for-6 — all singles — and the Hounds […]

Area high school proms

Freedom New Mexico High school proms at schools across eastern New Mexico and west Texas: Bovina High School — 8 p.m. (CST) May 7 at the Elks Lodge on Sycamore. Clovis High School — 8 p.m. today at Clovis Civic Center. Dora High School — 8 p.m. today in the Portales High School Cafeteria. Elida […]

Engagements —

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Apodaca-Hutcheson Paul Apodaca of Clovis and Carla Lueras-Fisher of Lubbock announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Paula Apodaca of Lubbock, to Lee Hutcheson of Lubbock. He is the son of John and Yolanda Hutcheson of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows June 11, 2011, at Emmanuel Worship Center in Lubbock. The bride-elect […]

High school senior assignment deferment program automated

By Capt. Lesley N. Lilly: Air Force Personnel, Services and Manpower Public Affairs RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — In an effort to better serve military families, Air Force personnel officials have automated the High School Senior Assignment Deferment program application. The program increases stability for military family members entering their senior year of high […]

Peanut prices remain high despite lower acreage

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PNT staff report Peanut acreage in the Portales valley is down, but prices are high, a local grower has said. Portales valley stretches from Floyd to Arch. Roosevelt County peanut farmer Wayne Baker said contracts for peanuts are offering $950 per ton for conventional peanuts and $1,400 per ton for organic peanuts, although farmers don’t […]

Reader-submitted content: Dora High School raises tobacco awareness

Those who came to support youth athletics at the Little Dribblers basketball tournament were also able to wear their support on their sleeve, literally. Dora High School members offered free customizable T-shirts at the games that could be designed however participants wanted using the stencils and paints provided. The event was hosted by members of […]

High wind, low humidity equals fire danger

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — Dry winds and low humidity on the first full day of spring means an extreme fire danger in New Mexico. The National Weather Service has issued high wind warnings across the entire state Monday. Forecasters predict gusts of nearly 60 mph with blowing dust after noon. The wind advisory remains […]

Engagements

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Dlouhy- Romero Meagan Dlouhy and Josh Romero of Clovis will be married 4 p.m. March 26, 2011, at 21st. St. Church of Christ in Clovis. A reception will follow at the Days Inn. The bride-elect is the daughter of Shelley Dudley and granddaughter of John and Ester Mares of Clovis. The prospective groom is the […]

Reader-submitted content: High school seniors awarded scholarships

Nancy Gentry Roosevelt County Rural Telephone Cooperative recently selected scholarship winners. Fourteen high school seniors will receive a $500 Education Foundation Scholarship. These scholarships are for one year, subject to confirmation that the requirements of grade point average and enrollment as a full-time student have been met. They are available to members living within RCRTC […]