Clovis High to honor alumni

CMI staff The Clovis Municipal Schools Foundation and Alumni Committee will honor six Clovis High School graduates whose achievements inspire and challenge today’s students 6 p.m. April 14 at the Clovis Civic Center, according to a news release from the Clovis Municipal Schools Office. According to the news release: • The foundation will also honor […]

Press Release: Clovis schools hall will induct six

The CMS Foundation and Alumni Committee have announced the Clovis High School 2012 Hall of Honor Awards. The purpose of the Hall of Honor Awards is to recognize and honor former graduates of Clovis High School whose achievements, strengths of character, and citizenship serve as models to inspire and challenge today’s students. The Foundation also […]

Sisler donations make better places to live

Charlyne Sisler loved the arts and education. And she put her money where her mouth was. She set up the Sisler Foundation to ensure eastern New Mexico would benefit culturally when she was gone. She didn’t want the world to know how much she and her husband Joe — he died in 1994 — were […]

CMS foundation awards grants

CNJ staff The Clovis Municipal Schools Foundation presented $24,999 in grants Nov. 17 for the Educator Initiative Program. Since December 2007, the Foundation has awarded teachers nearly $86,695 in grants. The following grants were awarded this year: • Jr. Wildcat Transition Camps, Yucca Middle School, $4,000; Marshall Middle School, $4,000 • Jr. Wildcat math and […]

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CCC receives grant from Xcel Clovis Community College has received $4,000 in grant money from the Xcel Energy Foundation. The money is part the foundation’s arts and culture focus cycle. The total award of $41,500 was spread to 13 nonprofit groups promoting the arts in eastern and southeastern New Mexico The other cycles are education, […]

Education column: Education foundation helps support teachers, staff

A few years ago a handful of educators and community members had a vision to create an education foundation for additional support for teachers and staff members with innovative and creative ideas for their classrooms. Established separate from the school district, the Clovis Municipal Schools Education Foundation was set up so that teachers and staff […]

Tuesday morning briefing: A hot car, classes begin and Clint making your day

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Car for a cause The Desert Cruzers Car Club is raffling off a rare 1993 Chevy Camaro to raise money for the Make A Wish Foundation of New Mexico, Clovis Community College and Lighthouse Mission. Tickets are $10, and only 4,000 will be sold. […]

Group collecting public official pay records

Sharna Johnson Payroll records for the cities of Clovis and Portales are among 14 New Mexico cities whose data has been posted online by a private research foundation that says it’s working to better inform the public. The data — with intentions of eventually including all counties and cities in the state — is being […]

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Xcel granting money to nonprofit groups The Xcel Energy Foundation is granting $211,000 to 29 nonprofit groups in Texas and New Mexico, according to a release from Xcel Energy. The grants are being made through the Education and Environment focus areas of the Xcel Energy Foundation, which awards funding to nonprofit groups working in towns […]

Atheism also constitutes form of religion

Freedom New Mexico Godless atheists are at it again. They are organizing and making demands on the Army. Predictably, Mikey Weinstein, chairman and founder of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, backs them to the hilt. “There are only two groups who are still fair game to make fun of in this country: People who are […]

Make-A-Wish gearing up for fundraiser

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Courtesy photo Make-A-Wish granter Hazel Richter accepted the award of Shining Star for her and her husband at the Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Mexico annual dinner in January. Richter is photographed here with two wish recipients. Liliana Castillo The Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Mexico’s Curry, Roosevelt and De Baca counties chapter is gearing up for […]

Alumni group making second round of inductions to Hall of Honors

CNJ staff For the second year, the Clovis Municipal Schools Foundation and Alumni Association is making inductions into its Hall of Honors. The induction banquet is scheduled for 6 p.m. April 30 at the Clovis High School cafeteria. Tickets are $30 for individuals, $50 for couples and $150 for tables of six, and are available […]

Press release: CMS Foundation/Alumni Association announces banquet

The CMS Foundation/Alumni Association is announcing the 2011 Hall of Honor Awards. The purpose of the Hall of Honor Awards is to recognize and honor former graduates of Clovis High School whose achievements, strengths of character, and citizenship serve as models to inspire and challenge today’s students. The Foundation also gives a Top Cat Award […]

Education column: Food program aims to build foundation for culinary careers

If you ever happen to wander down the halls in A Building at Clovis High School, I have to warn you it’s a risky business at certain times of the day. Often, the most delectable aromas are emanating from the food lab. The lab is an oversized, fully equipped, professional kitchen shared by teachers in […]

Wedneday morning briefing: Alumni awards, homecoming and a deadly blizzard

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Call for nominations The CMS Education Foundation/Alumni Association needs nominations of distinguished Clovis High School Alumni for its second annual Hall of HonorBanquet this spring. The deadline is 4 p.m. Feb. 1. Nomination forms are available at school administration office, 1009 Main St., or […]

Salads, button jewelry featured on show

Sheryl Borden Information on paper foundation piecing, making fabric covered button jewelry and preparing a variety of salads will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Author and quilter Norah McMeeking will discuss and demonstrate paper foundation piecing for patchwork quilts. This method is extremely accurate and keeps […]

Press release: ENMU presenting foundation and alumni awards during homecoming

PORTALES–Eastern New Mexico University will present several ENMU Foundation and Alumni Association awards during this year’s homecoming breakfast on Saturday morning, Sept. 25, in the Campus Union Building. The ENMU Foundation Awards: The Business of the Year Award will go to Doris and James Cassan of Dollar Rent A Car. Being raised in the small […]

Transparency progress being made

In recent years, there has been a push for transparency in government throughout New Mexico. The Rio Grande Foundation and the Foundation for Open Government, along with a large and bi-partisan group of legislators, have generated some major successes. This initiative has been driven in part by new technologies that make information more accessible to […]

Make-A-Wish auction postponed

CNJ staff The Make-A-Wish Foundation’s first auction in Clovis was postponed Saturday due to rain. The outdoor event was intended to fund wishes of very ill children in the Clovis region. Granter and fundraiser Hazel Richter said the auction will be rescheduled for another date to be announced.

Press release: Clovis Municipal Schools announces education foundation grant awards

The Clovis Municipal Schools Education Foundation awarded a total of $10,900.88 in grants on May 21st for teachers and students at three Clovis schools. The first presentation was to the Principal of Barry Elementary School, Carrie Bunce. This grant will enhance student learning at all levels and in all areas of instruction, as they will […]