Engagement —

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Payen-Pena Mary Lou Payen, of Portales announces the engagement and approaching marriage of her daughter, Victoria Guadalupe Payen of Portales, to Mark Edward Pena of Portales, son of Michael and Carmen Pena of Portales. The bride elect is the daughter of the late Albert Payen. The couple will exchange vows, 4 p.m. March 17, 2012, […]

Thursday morning briefing: Scholarships, a relay and a Ford on ice

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. King scholarships The annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. scholarship breakfast is 9 a.m. Saturday at the Clovis High School Cafeteria. Cost is $10 for adults and $6 for ages 12 and under. Tickets are at the Clovis Curry County Chamber of Commerce and […]

Education column: Cafeteria staff deserves appreciation

What’s cookin’ at the Clovis Municipal Schools? Lots of breakfasts and lunches. Funny how school meals are one of those things we tend to take for granted. Around the time of World War I (1914-1917) school lunches began to be served to children in many of our larger cities as “nutrition scientists” started looking at […]

Asbestos found in Texico schools

CNJ staff Asbestos has been discovered in the Texico Municipal Schools cafeteria and an elementary school classroom, school officials said Wednesday. Superintendent R.L. Richards said safety precautions include roping off the cafeteria while students use a newly-constructed cafeteria. Richards said Cures Environmental of Albuquerque, a licensed abatement company, was hired to perform removal of the […]

School lunch breaks unpleasant

Recently I visited a Clovis elementary school to have lunch with my grandchildren. I expected to find a cafeteria filled with happy students enjoying their lunch break but was shocked to discover just the opposite. Instead of relaxing and quietly chatting with friends, they ate in an environment of controlled silence and harassment. Evidently the […]

Texico High homecoming Friday

CNJ staff Texico High School will hold homecoming Friday. The festivities will begin at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria with a hamburger supper. The football game against Capitan begins at 7 p.m. The Texas Tech Masked Rider is scheduled to make a guest appearance during the game.

Mesa Elementary receives new cafeteria

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The teachers at Mesa Elementary School, dressed in ’50s attire, finished their dance and the end of the dedication program for the new “Wild Horse Café” on Wednesday at the school. (CNJ correspondent: Martha Richardson) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The present Mesa Elementary students received would never fit under a Christmas tree. It […]

Tucumcari schools to be revamped

By William Thompson: Freedom Newspapers TUCUMCARI — The Tucumcari Municpal School Board voted to award a hefty construction and renovation contract to a Clovis-based construction firm Tuesday afternoon. William Reents, superintendent of Tucumcari schools, said the nearly $1.4 million contract awarded to Wilson and Wilson company is for phase one of a three-phase renovation process. […]

Reunions 5/9

Circle Back Reunion II The Circle Back Reunion will be held at 10:30 a.m. on June 26, at the Sudan High School Cafeteria. For more information contact Mary Gage Hanna at 806-385-7407.

Riegel, Naomi

Naomi Riegel Mrs. Naomi Riegel, 92, of Clovis, a retired cafeteria worker, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2003, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. She was born on April 1, 1911, in Llano, Texas, to John and Addie Wright Tumlinson. She married Paul Riegel on Aug. 9, 1932, in Elida. They later moved to Clovis where […]