Peanut Valley Festival begins this weekend

Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Every year in late October, the town of Portales uses the Eastern New Mexico University campus to go a little nuts. This year, there is also a chance to turn back the clock. The Office of Student Activities and Organizations at ENMU is putting on the 32nd annual Peanut Valley Festival […]

ENMU campus evacuated after receiving bomb threat

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers The Eastern New Mexico University campus was evacuated Friday morning after the Portales Police Department dispatcher received a bomb threat, according to school officials. After a three-hour search with nothing suspicious found, the campus was re-opened around 1 p.m. Campus police and resident hall assistants evacuated faculty and students from […]

CCC Board approves health center addition

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer There will be a new addition to the Clovis Community College — a 25,000-square-foot Allied Health Center. The Clovis Community College Board of Trustees approved the facility proposal Wednesday. The new building will allow the college to expand existing programs, including the radiological technology program, the nursing program and […]

High school, other campuses on alert after shooting

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Clovis Municipal Schools Deputy Superintendent Ladona Clayton, right, tells Bessie Green, left, clarifies a rumor being spread about a shooting Friday at Clovis High School. Clovis Police officer Clay Cullison is at center. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers A Clovis teen arrested in connection with a homicide investigation was carrying a […]

Schools take precautionary safety measures

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Campus security was heightened at Clovis schools Thursday after the early-morning shooting of 10-year-old Carlos Perez, who died on Thursday night. A school press release said preliminary reports indicate the incident is gang-related so precautionary measures were taken to ensure the safety of the students. Lt. James Schoeffel, public […]

Online courses alternative to traditional classroom

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Portales schools Technology Director Mike Rackler sets up chairs Thursday afternoon in what will be the credit recovery room at Portales High School. (Staff photo: Kevin Wilson) By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers When the school year neared its conclusion at Portales High School in May, administrators and teachers had a wood shop with sheet rock […]

School board considers removal of trees

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The tall spruce trees that have stood for decades like sentinels near the doors of Marshall Junior High School will soon be cut down. According to Charles Guthal, owner of a local landscaping service, the evergreens are a hazard. “I don’t like to cut down trees in New Mexico,” […]

3/10 Education Digest

No classes Friday at CCC The Clovis Community College campus will be closed Friday for a professional development workshop. Classes will not meet, but the Health and Fitness Center, the Center for Student Success and the Computer Lab will remain open for regular business hours. Information: Call 769-4199. ENMU hosting state speech event Eastern New […]

College reorganizes student services

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Amber Ludington takes a placement test Wednesday in the new testing facility in the Dr. H.A. Miller Student Services Center at Clovis Community College. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer Clovis Community College is reorganizing its Department of Student Services. Dean of Student Services Michelle Schmidt said relocating the offices […]

Campus prank goes haywire

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist It began with the “Jack the Ripper” movie. This horror flick, from sometime in the 1930s, contained all of the classic elements that make for a still viable fright-night feature. As the main focus on the campus horror movie evening for Halloween, it was supplemented with “Sorry, Wrong Number” and […]

Former Eastern New Mexico University president dies

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Warren Armstrong, Eastern New Mexico University’s sixth president, died Friday morning at his home in Oklahoma. Armstrong was the president at ENMU from 1975 through 1983, at which point he accepted the same position at Wichita State University in Wichita, Kan. “We’ve had seven and a half very, very good […]

Berry, Fayola

Fayola Berry Services: Have been held. Fayola I. Berry, 59, of Garden City, Kan., died Friday, July 30, 2004, at Via Christi regional Medical Center-St. Francis Campus, in Wichita, Kan. Fayola I. Berry, 59, of Garden City, Kan., died Friday, July 30, 2004, at Via Christi regional Medical Center-St. Francis Campus, in Wichita, Kan. She […]

Time, patience, earns degree

By David Arkin: CNJ Correspondent Lenna Rolan doesn’t think it’s a real good idea for her to pursue a master’s degree. She’s just not sure when she finish it. You have to understand, it took her 26 semesters to get her undergraduate degree. It’s not that Rolan had trouble in class — in fact she […]

CIA anonymity at presentation a faulty premise

Our newspaper was in an unusual position last week when national media spotlighted our run-in with the Central Intelligence Agency. In reporting the news, we became the news by refusing a CIA request to withhold an officer’s name. He had planned to speak Wednesday and Thursday at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales on “the […]

ENMU students raise nearly $300 for accident victim’s family

By Abby Dunn: CNJ correspondent Eastern New Mexico University students raised nearly $300 on Friday for the family of a student who was killed in a car accident last month. More than 100 students from ENMU made the drive to Mainline Bowl in Clovis for a bowling tournament sponsored by Alpha Phi Omega, a campus […]

ENMU finds middle ground in crime report

By David Arkin: CNJ Correspondent Eastern New Mexico University ranks in the middle of the pack among the state’s four-year colleges and universities for major crimes, liquor and drug law violations. Universities and colleges submit reported crimes to the U.S. Department of Education under a campus security and crime law. The Albuquerque Journal compiled the […]

Education Briefs 3/18

CCC nurse students score 100 percent Graduate nursing students at Clovis Community College have achieved a 100 percent pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination for the second consecutive year, school officials said. The CCC nursing program is one of only three in New Mexico to have reached this milestone, a college news release […]

Education Calendar 3/11

Today • Gattis Junior High band elementary tour. • ENMU to present “My Fair Lady” at 7:30 p.m. • Williamson Evening Lectureship Panel, 7 p.m. at Buchanan Hall, music building at the ENMU campus. Friday • Marshal Junior High chorale elementary tour. • ENMU to present “My Fair Lady” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday • ENMU […]

Education Digest 2/19

WTAMU holding Discover WT day CANYON, Texas — West Texas A&M University’s Office of Admissions invites all high school juniors and seniors and their families to attend Discover WT at 10 a.m. March 5 in the Hazel Kelley Wilson Alumni Banquet Facility. Students will have the opportunity to tour the campus, learn about different programs […]

Comin’ home to CCC

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The movie “The Hulk” plays during Movie Day as part of the Clovis Community College 2003 Homecoming activities Tuesday at the Commons. At left, working the table, are students Carisima Garcia, Gina Martinez, and Tara Winslow. CNJ photo: Eric Kluth By Darrell Todd Maurina Clovis Community College has no athletic team. That won’t prevent homecoming […]