Lottery bill hits hang up

By David Arkin A bill that would allow more students to access the Lottery Scholarship may be in trouble. Legislation that would permit students who graduate from high school to sit out a year before going to college and still qualify for the popular Lottery Scholarship may get stuck in committee, according to its sponsor. […]

Area students want to bee best in spelling competition

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Michael Martinez (left) will compete in the regional spelling bee on March 6 at Clovis Community College. The Tucumcari eighth grader won the regional bee last year and competed at the national championship in Washington. Photo: TV Hagenah. Ryan Lengerich Clovis students are sanguine about a chance to visit Washington, D.C. — and many of […]

Local Roundup 2/17

Staff reports Texas runoff election takes place today The runoff election in Texas District 31 between Kel Seliger, R-Amarillo, and Kirk Edwards, R-Odessa, is today. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (CST) The election is to fill the vacant seat of resigning Sen. Teel Bivins, R-Amarillo, who recently was appointed ambassador […]

82nd Airborne holds reunion

Reporter’s Notebook The 82nd Airborne Division Association, which represents all airborne soldiers including those who trained to fly gliders at the old Fort Sumner Army Air Base and the Clovis Army Air Base, is holding its 58th annual convention from Aug. 18-24 in Reno, Nev. “I always try to attend the Airborne convention; it’s a […]

More than cattle on display at ag expo

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Last year’s 11th annual New Mexico Ag Expo at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds in Portales featured a dairy heifer auction. Freedom Newspapers: Lisa Sonnenschein. By Michelle Seeber PORTALES — About 400 exhibitors from across the United States and Canada are expected to display their wares Feb. 24-25 at the 12th Annual New Mexico Agricultural Expo […]

Business Briefs 2/17

Industry association to hold biz review The Association of Commerce and Industry of New Mexico will hold a session of its 2004 Roundhouse Review in Clovis on March 12 at the Holiday Inn. The meetings will feature local legislators and include a briefing on how key business issues were addressed during the 2004 Legislative session. […]

Town hall meetings set for tax discussion

By Glen Seeber Clovis city officials have scheduled a series of town hall meetings beginning Friday to discuss the proposed quarter-percent gross receipts tax election scheduled for March 2. “Over the last several years, compensation and benefits of city employees has been an issue,” Mayor David Lansford told directors of the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of […]

Cannon has friendly faces for spouses

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Ellen Saccoia-Smith, family and work life consultant at the Family Support Center at Cannon Air Force Base and a military spouse, talks about the challenges military spouses face during an interview at the base in January. (Photo by Eric Kluth) By Darrell Todd Maurina CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Ellen Saccoia-Smith’s first military move was […]

Government backs up spouses who travel with Air Force members

By Darrell Todd Maurina Carla Givens understands the stresses the Air Force can place on a marriage. She was an Air Force officer before her husband, Lt. Col. Rob Givens, who is now commander of the 35th Fighter Squadron in Kunsan, South Korea. Carla Givens, a civil engineer by profession, now works as the solid […]

Base wife finds niche

By Darrell Todd Maurina Accountant Teresa Davey didn’t know what to expect 15 years ago when she married an Air Force pilot. “I thought I knew what I was getting into, but I grew up where nobody in my family moved away,” Davey said. “I think the biggest struggle is just the moving, having to […]