Zias break through with twin bill sweep

CNJ staff HOBBS — Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team got well in a hurry on Tuesday. Junior Erin Roufosse and sophomore Brittany Widner threw complete games and the Zias pounded out 24 hits in a 12-2, 9-0 waxing of University of the Southwest, their first wins of the season. The Zias (2-8) had only […]

Friday morning briefing: A major award, a major musical and a break in the weather

Good morning. It’s the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. High-five for Harden State Senator Clinton D. Harden, Jr. of Clovis is the winner of the Ben D. Altamirano Award for Legislative Excellence. He was presented the award Tuesday at the 2011 Annual New Mexico Mining Association’s (NMMA) Annual Legislative Reception and Dinner in Santa Fe.

ENMU president says he expects spring enrollment record to be broken

Argen Duncan Eastern New Mexico University will almost certainly break last year’s spring enrollment record, the university president has said. President Steven Gamble said census day is in two weeks, so enrollment numbers aren’t official yet. “It looks very good, though,” he said. Compared to last spring, Gamble expects head counts to be up between […]

TRICARE benefits follow students on winter break

American Forces Press Service FALLS CHURCH, Va. — With winter break approaching, many college students will visit family or friends. Making sure their TRICARE benefits follow them during holiday travel is a simple process. To avoid higher out-of-pocket costs and point-of-service charges, students should get care before heading home or elsewhere for the winter break. […]

School menus — Oct. 10

Clovis Elementary Monday: No school for Fall Break. Tuesday: Breakfast — Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch — Chicken nugget chef, salad and ranch, fruity jello, whole wheat roll. Wednesday: Breakfast — Waffles. Lunch — Pepperoni pizza, garden fresh salad, ranch dressing, fresh fruit. Thursday: Breakfast — Sausage bisquit. Lunch — Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes […]

One size doesn’t always fit all

For most of human history, it used to be standard practice for parents to insist their children live by principles the parents have found to be sound. They also insisted children adopt all sorts of practices of dress, play, work, taste and so forth that they approve. Father was a barber, so son, too, had […]

Casillas trial breaks until next week

Freedom New Mexico The prosecution and defense finished presenting evidence Friday in the Anthony Casillas murder trial in Portales District Court. Judge Robert Orlik agreed to let the jury break until next week. Closing arguments begin 8:30 a.m. Monday. Casillas, 23, is accused of shooting and killing two people Sept. 25, 2008, in Clovis. If […]

Everybody’s Business: Know where you break even

By Sandra Taylor-Sawyer: Business columnist Managing a business’s finances can be a huge undertaking. It can be a daunting task to connect how an increase in advertisement will impact sales, and most importantly, how the increase will affect the balance sheet. There are financial tools available when deciding to raise wages or lowering the sell […]

Government habits hard to break

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist Meg Whitman is running for governor of California and I haven’t a clue what her chances are. I know I don’t want someone like Arnold to get elected, but then I don’t want hardly anyone to be either re-elected or elected. And Meg Whitman offers a good example […]

Wind farm official says they hope to break ground ‘as fast as possible’

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer When looking for a place to set up their wind farm startup, Abundant Energy was blown away by what they saw in Clovis. The company, which has agreed to start subsidiary Vert-I-Go Energy in Clovis on 6 acres of land south of the city landfill, said the area’s excitement […]

Blackwater Draw museum closing for winter break

CNJ staff Eastern New Mexico University’s Blackwater Draw Museum will close for winter break from 5 p.m. Wednesday until 10 a.m. Jan. 4. The museum is on U.S. 70 approximately 7 miles north of Portales near Greyhound Stadium. Information: Matt Hillsman at 562-2202.

No break for teachers

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Portales High School teacher Alex Lopez flips through a grade book. He said he checks the past grades of students new to his class to learn about them in preparation for teaching them. By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico While the students head out to play during the winter break, […]

Education digest: Holiday break starts Friday

Holiday break starts Friday Clovis Municipal Schools holiday break begins Friday. Elementary schools dismiss at 11:30 a.m., secondary schools at noon and school offices will close at 2 p.m. All other offices such as the administration office, Student Support Center, maintenance and transportation will close at 2:30 p.m. Classes will resume Jan. 6. The administration […]

ENMU closes for Thanksgiving

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University is closing for Thanksgiving break from Wednesday through Sunday. The university’s Golden Library will be open from noon to midnight on Sunday, according to a news release from ENMU. The campus is set re-open and classes to resume Nov. 30.

Press Release: ENMU holiday closing

Eastern New Mexico University in Portales will be closed for the Thanksgiving Break from Wednesday, Nov. 25, through Sunday, Nov. 29.

Hounds break away in second half for 5-1 win

CNJ staff PORTALES — Freshman midfielder Diego Santos scored two second-half goals Sunday to help the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team pull away from winless Adams State 5-1 at the ENMU soccer pitch. The Greyounds (7-2-1) and Grizzlies (0-7-3) played to a 1-1 tie in the first half, but ENMU dominated the second […]

ENMU-Portales spring break from March 30—April 3

PORTALES—Eastern New Mexico University in Portales will observe spring break on Monday-Friday, March 30 through April 3. However, University offices will be open and business conducted as usual. For University information, call 1-575-562-1011.

Education feature: Educators urge students to relax before exams

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Ginny Swann’s fifth-grade class spends time Wednesday on test preparation worksheets. Testing begins April 6. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Clovis educators are urging students to relax over spring break before they dive right into the New Mexico Standards Based Assessments when they return. The tests are given to […]

Oct. 9, 2008 Education Digest

Schools closed for fall break The Clovis Municipal Schools system’s fall break begins Friday and ends Monday, according to school officials. Classes will not be held either day. The administration building will be closed on Monday only.

Error results in tax break for horse owners

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Horse owners in eastern New Mexico can look forward to a tax break this year due to an oversight by the New Mexico Livestock Board. Due to a accounting error, there will be no livestock board tax on horses in New Mexico for 2008 — horse owners will only […]