Police Blotter 10/24 – 2

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police responded to a Clovis rent-to-own business about noon on Thursday after receiving a report that a Portales man had failed to return a riding lawn mower worth about $1,500. Acting on a tip that the mower might have been pawned, police […]

Grad, student assistants integral part of ENMU coaching staff

Dave Wagner WITH FOUR FULLTIME PAID coaches, Eastern New Mexico University’s football staff is supplemented by graduate assistants Josh Lynn and Mike Connelly, plus a number of student assistants. Virtually all of them played at ENMU. “Probably one of the differences between our staff and others is the quality of our graduate assistants and student […]

Police Blotter 10/15

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Junior high officials called police about 1:30 p.m. Thursday after a 14-year-old male student who had left his classroom to use the bathroom admitted to smoking marijuana in the bathroom and placed a baggie believed to contain marijuana on the desk of […]

Tenorio, Amanda

Amanda Tenorio Services: Have been held. Ms. Amanda Caroline Hope Tenorio, 21, of Moriarty, a student, died Wednesday, July 16, 2003, near Clovis. She was born Feb. 18, 1982, in Albuquerque, to Virginia Encinias and Gerald Tenorio. She graduated from Moriarty High School in 2001. She was a student at Eastern New Mexico University. She […]

Area students gather for flagpole prayer

By Gary Mitchell About 440 students rose early to pray together at Clovis, Portales and Texico schools on Wednesday at the 14th annual See You at the Pole national student day of prayer. The total was about 30 fewer than a year ago, organizers said, and only one student participated from Gattis Junior High. Despite […]

Students help lift fall fog

Cheryl Cunningham Editor’s note: Cheryl Cunningham, 40, is a fifth-grade teacher at Cameo Elementary School in Clovis. Her diary will be published through Friday. Manic Monday always starts out with a few taps (or slams) of the snooze button. As fall approaches, the mornings seem more dark and damp as I feel my way to […]

Spirit, fortitude overcome ‘giants’

Judy Brandon With each new semester, my students arrive with hopes and dreams for the future. They bring with them goals, plans and thoughts of anticipation about college and what is to many, a new beginning. Their dreams are heartfelt, distinct and meaningful. Most of them are determined to succeed against all odds. But alongside […]

Police Blotter 8/31

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: While responding to a one-vehicle crash about 7 a.m. Wednesday at the corner of Manana Boulvard and Harrison Avenue, police found that a car had crashed through a chain link fence and entered a yard. Police smelled alcohol on the driver, a […]

Ethnic affairs director to be advocate, organizer

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LaTanya Lowery, director of ethnic affairs at Clovis Community College, right, helps students Marisela Rivera, 17, left, and Kim Glotzbach, 19, look for job openings. Photo by Eric Kluth. By Helena Rodriguez LaTanya Lowery describes her new role at Clovis Community College as an advocate, a resource person, a public relations officer, a student activities […]

Ronnie Marez II/Student Profile

Ronnie Marez II is the son of Ronnie and Darlene Marez. He is sixth grader at Bella Vista Elementary School. Honors received: He has been on the A/B honor roll throughout his career. He has also received numerous awards in the Character Counts program School activities: After school program, member of the Big Brother/Big Sister […]

Eastern attracting more area freshmen

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Eastern New Mexico University recruiter Christina Gregg talks with Renee Locust, 18, of Clovis, about education opportunities at ENMU Thursday night at the Curry County Fair. Photo by Eric Kluth. By Mike Linn PORTALES — Officials at Eastern New Mexico University say this year will bring a new five-year high of freshmen from the Clovis […]

Partnership seeks to give ENMU students discounts

By Mike Linn More Portales business owners may soon begin offering college student discounts, besides just cheap rent and weekly deals on pizza. Officials of the Associated Students of Eastern New Mexico University (ASENMU) are seeking to partner with local businesses in a project that would offer college students established discounts of 5, 10 and […]

Colleges hope for banner enrollment

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Clovis Community College student Gina Martinez fills out a class form Thursday. CCC and Wayland Baptist University campuses expect record enrollment for the upcoming school year. Photo by Eric Kluth. By Gary Mitchell Interest in higher learning is on the rise. All four area colleges anticipate higher enrollment figures for the upcoming fall semester. Officials […]

Meritocracy no longer making the grade

Walter Williams Dr. Mike S. Adams, an associate professor of criminal justice at University of North Carolina’s Wilmington campus, has given me an excellent idea for grading students, which appeared in his commentary in the web-based Agape Press newswire. For 35 years, I’ve taught economics and graded students on the racist, culturally biased standards of […]

Student killed in one-vehicle crash

Jack King A Clovis High School student was killed in a one-car accident Thursday at the intersection of Curry Road 11 and Curry Road N. According to a New Mexico State Police report, William R. “Billy” Mason, 18, was traveling east on Curry Road 11, a dirt road, shortly after noon in a 1985 Honda […]

Clovis school district hands out awards

By Gary Mitchell It was a time for recognizing outstanding effort and achievement during Tuesday’s Clovis School Board meeting. Clovis School Superintendent Neil Nuttall presented a plaque to Wayne Anderson, school music coordinator, recognizing Clovis as one of the “Best 100 Communities for Music Education in America for 2003.” “This is a national recognition we’re […]