Monday morning briefing: Food for prom, money answers and a Republican majority

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Food for prom The Portales High School junior class is hosting an evening of barbecue, games and a live auction today to raise money for prom. The event is set for 5:15-9 p.m. in the PHS cafeteria. Plates are $8. Question of the day […]

Drive makes prom possible for those in need

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Patricia Bazar of Clovis helps organize dresses Saturday during the prom dress drive help at Matt 25 Hope Center in Clovis. About 150 dresses are available for free to girls who want to go to prom, but can’t afford the expense that goes with it, acc By Liliana Castillo: CNJ […]

Prom dress memories priceless

By Helena Rodriguez: CNJ Columnist I see the little black dress dangling from a hanger in my daughter’s closet. I see the shimmering rhinestones making an elegant pattern across the otherwise bare back. I close my eyes and sense memories it will hold: Memories of prom … Laura’s senior-year prom. On Saturday night, my hita […]

Dresses can be special more than once

By Helena Rodriguez: Local columnist Cost of prom dress, $150. Gas to Lubbock to shop for prom dress, $25. Jewelry, $25. Hair, $42. Nails, $30. Prom ticket, $20. Junior class dues, $30. Cost of memories: Priceless. Can’t put a price on memories. But if I could, about $322 sounds right to me. Return on investment: […]

Local area rewards sacrifice

By Tony Parra Students at Dora schools lost a classmate in an automobile accident last weekend. In a show of support to Clayton Stokes’ family, they donated more than $6,000 to help with their friend’s funeral expenses. That was money they’d been saving for their school prom. Now eastern New Mexico residents are responding to […]

Second chance at magic

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Krystal Allen dances with her boyfriend Derek Saiz during a “second prom” Thursday at the Holiday Inn. The 2003 Clovis High graduate missed her prom because of injuries suffered when she was hit by a vehicle. Photo by Rick White. By Darrell Todd Maurina Krystal Allen traded in her crutches for a dancing partner Thursday […]

Save the last dance for Krystal

Even though she spent prom night in the intensive care unit of Covenant Hospital in Lubbock after a car crash, Krystal Allen will get to dance after all. “It’s gonna be the whole works,” said Duffy Moon of Mix 107.5 FM radio, who is coordinating what he calls a “second chance prom” with community donations. […]

Family, schools rally around student

By Darrell Todd Maurina Krystal Allen missed her senior prom at Clovis High School after she was hit by a car. But school officials and her family are working hard to make sure she doesn’t miss her graduation. “She’s still in a lot of pain,” said the girl’s mother, Kay Allen. “She’s doing better, and […]