Sixth-grader prepares for Spanish spelling bee

By Tony Parra A Lindsey Elementary sixth-grader will be making a trip to Albuquerque on Saturday to compete against the best spellers in the state of New Mexico. Laura Lopez, Lindsey sixth-grader, will be competing at the Spanish state spelling bee on Saturday morning. Registration is from 8:30 a.m. to 9:10 a.m. and the competition […]

Teen pulls repeat in spelling bee

By David Irvin A little extra effort each day helped Zach Gillooly repeat Saturday as the regional spelling bee. The next stop for the 13-year-old Yucca Junior High student on the spelling bee circuit is Washington, D.C., where he will compete at the national level. “There’s a lot of competition there (in Washington),” he said. […]

Moderator has own history in spelling bee

By Lesli Radford Carol Nash has been participating in spelling bees for nearly 50 years. She won the Quay County spelling bee as a San Jon student in 1957. Then when she became a first-grade teacher at now-defunct Eugene Fields School in Clovis, her principal asked her to help out by pronouncing words for contestants. […]

Feb. 6 Portales Junior High News

By Billie Dixon Anti-bully program Wednesday found students and their homeroom advisory working on plans to eliminate bullying from schools.  This state-mandated program allows students to identify bullying activity and learn ways to defuse the situation. Students are encouraged to let teachers or the counselor know about incidents that can be addressed in a safe […]

Feb. 6 Faith Triumphant School News

By Donna Kelly Homecoming festivities were held last Friday at Conqueror Gym. Victoria Payen and Luis McCain were the 2005 queen and king. Attendants were Cassie Paden and Eric Cathey. The flower girl was Bryanna Moore, and the crown bearer was Tobin Alford. FTCS alumni played against the Varsity boys. The varsity boys barely squeaked […]

Jan. 30 Floyd School News

By Jennifer Essary Upcoming events • Friday is an ELS day. School will release at noon. • Booster Club will meet Feb. 7. • Spring Pictures will be Feb. 24. Basketball • Tuesday: junior varsity boys, varsity boys and girls, vs. Dora at Floyd, 4 p.m. • Thursday, Friday, Saturday: Junior High Girls and Boys, […]

Dec. 19 Floyd School News

By Jennifer Essary Upcoming events • Final Exams are Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday • Classes will dismiss for Christmas holidays at noon on Wednesday. They will resume Jan. 4. Basketball • Junior High’s next game will be Jan. 10. They will play Ft. Sumner at Floyd at 5 p.m. • Junior Varsity’s next game will […]

Dec. 12 Floyd School News

By Jennifer Essary Upcoming events • School board will meet Monday at 7 p.m. • Final Exams are Dec. 20-22. • Classes will dismiss for Christmas Holidays at noon on Dec. 22. They will resume Jan. 4. Basketball • Tuesday, Junior High Boys and Girls vs. Elida at Elida, 4:30 p.m. • Friday, JV Girls […]

Dec. 5 Floyd School News

By Jennifer Essary Upcoming events • The Christmas program will be Monday at 6:30 p.m. • Juniors will be taking the ASVAB test on Tuesday. • School Board will meet Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. • Final exams are Dec.20-22. • Classes will dismiss for Christmas holidays at noon on Dec. 22. Basketball • Tuesday, […]

Spelling test one of many “triumfs”

By Bob Huber Each fall I’m reminded of my heroic attempts to pass the spelling test at the University of Colorado. I’m legend in the faculty lounge at Boulder where they say, “Do you remember that rocket scientist who couldn’t spell CAT?” Back then, CU believed in an 11th Commandment that said students couldn’t become […]