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 […]

School menus — March 18

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Egg and cheese biscuit Lunch — Chicken rings, ranch mashed potatoes, green beans and fruit. Tuesday: Breakfast — French toast. Lunch — Pizza pasta bake, mixed veggies, chilled fruit and cookie. Wednesday: Breakfast — Taco omelet. Lunch — Hot dog in a Serape, tater tots, veggie coins and ranch and […]

Honors —

Pavalok John A. Pavalok of Portales recently graduated from the Naval Officer Training School in Newport, R.I., and has been commissioned as O-1 Ensign and will be assigned to Pensacola, Fla., for pilot training to become a naval aviator. He is the son of George and Mary Pavalok of Portales.

Engagements — March 18

Jordan-Eaton Mr. and Mrs. Max Jordan of Chelmsford, Mass., announce the engagement of their daughter, Meredith Jordan to Michael Eaton, son of Charlotte and Ronnie Eaton of Clovis. The bride-elect is a 2005 graduate of Chelmsford High School and a 2009 graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is employed as the mill manager at […]

Religion column: Passing on life lessons

The closing of another school year will soon be here. It brings back many thoughts filed in my mental book of memories. The simple trust and faith of children are traits I need everyday. When facing obstacles in my life, I think of problems from children’s perspective. “We have to go on to third grade […]

Commentary: Cannon celebrates Women’s History Month

By Tech. Sgt. Melinda Morris: 27th Special Operations Wing Equal Opportunity Something that many people may not know about me is that I grace the Community College of the Air Force marketing poster. You may have seen my likeness as you went through a leadership school and thought I looked familiar. Friends still email me […]

School menus —

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast — Sausage biscuit Lunch — Tater tots, spinach salad and applesauce. Tuesday: Breakfast — French toast. Lunch — Beefy cheese nachos, Spanish rice, shredded lettuce, fruit and cookie. Wednesday: Breakfast — Taco omelet. Lunch — Deli sandwich, baked french fries, lettuce and pickle and seasonal fruit. Thursday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza […]

Engagements —

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May-Guthals Daniel and Crystal May of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Kaylamarie May of Clovis, to Ean Guthals of Clovis, son of Bryan and Deirdre Guthals of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows at 3 p.m. on June 29, 2012, at Central Baptist Church in Clovis. A reception will be […]

My turn: Support school performance

The soundtrack of my childhood was a set of scarred 33 1/3-rpm records of the biggest Broadway shows of the last century — “The Sound of Music,” “South Pacific,” “Oklahoma,” “Camelot,” and, of course, “My Fair Lady.” It’s often called “the perfect musical.” George Bernard Shaw’s story, Lerner and Loewe’s witty dialogue and soaring music, […]

Cadaver gives ENMU students new learning opportunities

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While classmates may be intimidated with working on a cadaver, two Eastern New Mexico University students are eager to put on scrubs and seize the rare opportunity. Junior Meghan Howard is among the students in the science department that gets to work with the school’s first cadaver, which was donated to the science department and […]

School menus —

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Mini pancakes Lunch — Oven-baked chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans and whole wheat roll and seasonal fruit. Tuesday: Breakfast — Egg and cheese biscuit. Lunch — Bean tostada and salsa, Spanish rice, Mexi salad and mixed fruit. Wednesday: Breakfast — Yogurt and cinnamon toast. Lunch — Chile con […]

School menus — Feb. 19

Clovis Elementary Monday: President’s Day — No school Tuesday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza. Lunch — Spaghetti and meat sauce, green beans, ranch salad and bread stix and fruit smoothie. Wednesday: Breakfast — Cinnamon roll. Lunch — Porky rib on a bun, baked french fries, coleslaw and fruited Jell-O. Thursday: Breakfast — Mini pancakes. Lunch — […]

Our people: Clovis High School cheerleader keeps busy schedule

Darius Robinson-Singleton, a cheerleader at Clovis High School, keeps a grueling schedule, has a plan for the future, and a desire to help others. As the only male on his cheer squad, Robinson provides the muscle for lifts and catches. Robinson resides with his grandparents in Clovis, where he has lived most of his life.

Former Clovis High principal takes new post

CMI staff Former Clovis High Principal Jody Balch has accepted the position of deputy superintendent of operations for Clovis Municipal Schools. Balch has served as the director of operations since July 2011. He has also been a principal at Bovina High School and Yucca Middle School. Balch, a native of Clovis, will begin on July […]

Sweet Home New Mexico: Childhood passes by in blink of an eye

My six-year-old son is the youngest child in the first grade at his school. He has an early September birthday, missing the cut-off for kindergarten by just six days. Because of that, my husband and I sent him to private school for kindergarten, as we felt he was beyond ready. While we know it was […]

Dora school news —

• Karen Cone, sponsor, and the Dora yearbook staff are planning a spread in the 2011-12 yearbook about multiple generations that have attended school at Dora. Information is needed from any parent whose child currently attends Dora and whose family has two or more generations having attended here. Cone needs names and Dora graduation years […]

Elida school news — Feb. 14

• Elementary Valentine’s Day parties will be today at 3 p.m. • There will be a financial aid workshop 5:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Portales High School computer lab. • The student body will be sponsoring a silent auction today. Baskets of various themes will be auctioned during the Melrose game. Money raised […]

Religion column: God’s valentine comes in form of Bible

Remember when you received all of those wonderful valentines in grade school? You carefully read each one noting with great eagerness the sender’s signature. What about those little heart candies with all kinds of love notes? I took them seriously. I thought every boy in the room was in love with me. Who forgets that […]

My turn: Father knows best

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I was in Houston away at school when the San Francisco Giants won the World Series. The day after we snatched the title in Game 5, I woke up and put on my San Francisco Giants starter jacket and boasted through the hallways at school with no fear in Texas territory. I was sad that […]

Thursday morning briefing: School alerts, breakfast at the Legion and Ground Hog Day

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. New school alerts Clovis Municipal Schools are now using a new Skylert Calling System as part of the district’s Student Information Management System. Skylert enables the district to contact parents via phone, email, and text message. Examples of system uses include student absences, low […]