Still fighting for more transparency

By Sarah Welsh: Guest columnist Twenty years ago this month, Bob Johnson hung out the shingle for the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government and began soliciting members. The free open-government hotline started ringing that day, and it hasn’t stopped since. Bob wasn’t starting from square one. NM-FOG had been officially incorporated the summer before, […]

Southwest Cheese to donate to education foundation

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Southwest Cheese will donate $100,000 a year for 25 years to the Clovis Municipal Schools Education Foundation. The Education Foundation provides grants for teachers in the classroom to support innovative teaching. Chase Gentry, executive director of the Clovis Industrial Development Corporation, said the arrangement was added to contracts that […]

Press Release: Foundation for Rural Service Offers $75,000 in College Scholarships

The Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) will award 30 – $2,500 scholarships to qualified rural students in May 2010 – one per geographic region of the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association (NTCA) and one to a student sponsored by an NTCA associate member. The remaining 19 awards will be distributed proportionate to the number of applications […]

Melrose schools receive grant

Melrose Municipal Schools have received a $7,600 grant from the R.D. and Joan Dale Hubbard Foundation in Ruidoso. The money is for upgrading computers. Since 2001, this foundation has provided more than $1.5 million to schools across southeastern New Mexico.

Education committee helps support schools

By Penny Bailey: Guest columnist Did you know Clovis Schools has an Education Foundation? And, if you did, do you know what it is for? Well, if not, you are not alone as a lot of people in Clovis are not aware of the foundation. Or, if they know the Education Foundation exists, they’re not […]

Life, faith should be built on firm foundation

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist When Susie and I were little girls growing up in church, we sang with the primary choir. One of the songs we loved so much was “The Wise Man Built His House Upon the Rock.” This was a great song. To go with the lyrics, we had hand motions like […]

Education feature: Foundation funds creative, innovative teaching projects

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Clovis teachers don’t have to cut off their creative juices just because budgets are tightening. The Clovis Municipal Schools Education Foundation was founded three years ago to pay for projects that can be funded outside the district’s regular budget. Becky Rowley, Clovis Community College’s executive vice president, sits on […]

ENMU Foundation presenting posthumous honors during homecoming

PORTALES—The Eastern New Mexico University Foundation will present awards to a local Portales business, a Volunteer of the Year posthumous award to a former regent, and Philanthropists of the Year award to the family of a late graduate. The awards will be presented during the ENMU Foundation 34th Annual Breakfast in the Campus Union Ballroom […]

Global warming numbers need re-examination

If fighting global warming may cost the economy $9.6 trillion and more than 1 million lost jobs by 2035, as the Heritage Foundation forecasts, it’d be a good idea to be sure there’s a sound basis before making such a massive sacrifice. We’ve noted before that climate change is occurring as it always has, but […]

Math graduate looks toward future in linguistics

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico One new Eastern New Mexico University graduate is standing on a foundation of math and getting ready to leap into linguistics. “I’m excited,” said Allison Sanderson, who is from Edgewood. Sanderson said she is sad to be leaving the people she met in Portales, but is excited about what […]

Dec. 16, 2008 Business Digest

Xcel Energy donates more than $40K to charities The Xcel Energy Foundation donated $44,500 in grants to eight eastern and southeastern New Mexico nonprofit groups, according to an Xcel news release. The grants are part of a total $185,500 in grant funding given to nonprofit groups in the company’s New Mexico and Texas service area […]

School foundation to consider grant proposals

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ Staff Writer The Clovis Municipal Schools Foundation is preparing to award its first round of teacher grants for the 2008-2009 school year. The foundation’s board of directors will hear the grant subcommittee’s presentation Nov. 11. Clovis schools superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm, who holds the position of secretary on the board, said the […]

Reporter’s notebook: Riders raise funds

A woman and her husband traveling 6,000 miles by motorcycle to raise money for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation will be in Clovis Friday to receive a donation from the Elks Lodge, according to Elks Chairman Tom Pacholke. Pacholke said the Clovis Elks Lodge will present Debbie Argel Bastian with $1,000 around 9:30 a.m. at […]

Habitat needs volunteers for latest house

Freedom New Mexico Habitat for Humanity of Eastern New Mexico is ready to begin work on its seventh home with a work day Saturday. According to Executive Director Joyce Davis volunteers will gather at 8 a.m. Saturday at the home site at 313 E. Kaywood in Portales to remove trees and prepare the site for […]

Wesley Foundation collecting cell phones for service members

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Freedom New Mexico: Janet Bresenham ENMU student Jennifer Hunter, left, and Wesley Foundation interim director John Lowry-King look over some of the used cell phones donated for the program, “Cell Phones for Soldiers.” Used cell phones will be collected through May 9. By Janet Bresenham: Freedom New Mexico The chance to call home and hear […]

Marines raising money for charities

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Tom Knoll, front, and his son Warren have run 1,200 miles so far on their run Freedom Run Across America. Tom Knoll, known as the orginal Ironman, served 33 years in the Marine Corps. A father-son team are in Clovis this week as part of a 112-day run across the […]

Library to receive cancer reference materials

In collaboration with the American Library Association, the Lance Armstrong Foundation will provide librarians across the country with reference materials on health-related information, specifically cancer. The foundation is sending LIVESTRONG Survivorship Notebooks to more than 14,200 libraries, including the Clovis-Carver Public Library. The books include sections on survivorship tools, stories, topics and updates. Individuals, groups […]

3-25-08 Business digest

Plateau approves education grantThe ENMR-Plateau Board of Directors recently approved a Public Safety Education Grant fund and a new Education Foundation School Grant program, according to a news release. The Public Safety Education Grant can be used to assist with training costs for law enforcement, fire protection, emergency medical technician and paramedics in the ENMR-Plateau […]

Company founder fought valiantly for freedom

By Freedom New Mexico This month we remember the founder of our company, R.C. Hoiles, who bought the then-Santa Ana Register in 1935 and founded a company he named Freedom Newspapers. It grew into Freedom Communications, today the nation’s 12th largest media company, with operations on the Internet, in broadcast, magazines and newspapers. Hoiles launched […]

ENMU honors Domenici at Foundation breakfast

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University has succeeded lately where other state higher education institutes have come up short. Another manifestation of that success was demonstrated this week when it was announced the ENMU Foundation had reached its fundraising goal last year, the best year in its 32-year history. Foundation President […]