Honors — May 8

Buxman-Davis Nicole M. Buxman-Davis has been promoted to the rank of major in the Air National Guard, a reserve component of the U.S. Air Force. Buxman-Davis is an electrical engineer assigned to the 165th Civil Engineering Squadron at Savannah International Airport, Garden City, Ga. Her in-laws are Roy and Charlene Davis of Mesa Vista Court, [...]

Clovis elementary hosting anti-tobacco event

Freedom New Mexico The group Students Concerned About Tobacco at the Arts Academy at Bella Vista is hosting a Big Tobacco “Beat Down” pinata party 1 p.m. Monday, according to a news release. The party is the last of a series of anti-tobacco events held across Curry County, the release said. The students will be [...]

Zias seek turnaround

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Samantha Davis was part of a successful high school softball program at Piedra Vista, winning back-to-back Class 4A state championships her junior and senior years. She figured she’d had enough softball at that point, passing on a chance to play at Eastern New Mexico University last year and instead [...]

Academy set for “Nutcracker” performance

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Freedom New Mexico The Arts Academy at Bella Vista’s annual production of “The Nutcracker” is 7 p.m. on Friday. The play has been produced annually for 12 years, according to director Viola Cano. Cano is the dance teacher for Bella Vista, but she says the play is in no way a one-woman show. “We couldn’t [...]

Transition part of local learning

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By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers In a little more than two weeks, area students will return to school. Awaiting some are significant changes. Here is a closer view of alterations in area school districts. Clovis High School Tradition returns — in the form of scheduling, at least. At the high school, students will return to [...]

Officials eyeball capital outlay requests

Marlena Hartz : Freedom Newspapers State legislators climbed aboard a school bus Friday morning to learn more about a Clovis Municipals Schools funding request. School board members and school officials are requesting capital outlay funds for the creation of a performing arts building at the Bella Vista Elementary School campus. School officials estimate it would [...]

Cesar Chavez Drive dedicated

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By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers It is the lesson of a lifetime: Si, se puede — yes, we can. Believing this turned a classroom of pre-teens into community heroes. Evidence of their feat was unveiled on a clear Friday morning — a green street sign, with white letters. It reads Cesar Chavez Drive. “That’s our [...]

State takeover unrelated to volunteer’s actions

By Darrell Todd Maurina Decisions by state regulators to take over and then shut down Buena Vista Nursing Home had nothing to do with the actions of a state-appointed volunteer who propositioned Buena Vista employees for sex, an attorney for the state said Saturday. District Judge Stephen Quinn didn’t make a final ruling Saturday but [...]

Simpson goes all-out to help elderly

Mary Jane Simpson has served two years as an Americorp VISTA for the Portales Retired and Senior Volunteer Program. Her supervisor Vonnie Banther says she is a vital part of the team, and has helped the local Community Services Center rank third in the state for the number of accurate federal returns filed. Her term [...]