Bingaman bill addresses mental illness among children

U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today introduced legislation aimed at ramping up the number of mental health professionals who specialize in treating children and adolescents.

Press release: Ninth Judicial District Attorney’s truancy program awards students

Ninth Judicial District Attorney’s Abolish Chronic Truancy Program kicked off this morning with awarding students from Roosevelt and Curry counties with perfect attendance over the 2008 – 2009 school year.

Press release: Clovis man sentenced 15 years in prison for assisting in jail escape

nth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler announced that a Clovis man that assisted two inmates escape during the 2008 Curry County jailbreak was sentenced today to 15 years in prison.

Rep. Luj

Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Ben Ray Luj

Portales man sentenced in home invasion

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Courtesy photo Joel Zertuche, 19, was given the maximum sentence Wednesday after being convicted of aggravated burglary and conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary in January, according to a press release from the district attorney’s office. By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer A Portales man has received a sentence of 12 years in the state penitentiary […]

New Clovis principal ready for latest challenge

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Wayne Marshall will take over as Clovis High principal in July. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Wayne Marshall likes a challenge. In his life, he’s been a member of the Air Force, cycled cross country, been an elementary school teacher and a principal at two grade levels. For his next challenge, Marshall will take […]

High Plains Film Festival features professional workshops

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Courtesy photo Eastern New Mexico University graduates Michelle Tomlinson and Landall Goolsby, shown above in the movie “Backfire,” will present an Acting for the Camera workshop. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Eastern New Mexico University is hosting the second annual High Plains Film Festival 8 a.m. Sunday in the University Theatre Center. Special guests […]

Education digest: Texas student named a National Merit finalist

Mark Moore Academy senior Nathan Mowery of Rhea, Texas, was named a National Merit finalist.Mowery intends to attend LeTourneau University to study electrical engineering and computer science. Mowery was awarded a full tuition scholarship by the school.Education Digest is compiled by CNJ staff writer Liliana Castillo. She may be contacted at 763-6991, or by e-mail:lcastillo@cnjonline.com

College graduations feature elected officials

Freedom New Mexico A pair of New Mexico’s elected officials are in eastern New Mexico the next two weekends as keynote speakers for area college graduations. Lt. Gov. Diane Denish is the commencement speaker at the Clovis Community College graduation, set for 6 p.m. Friday at the Clovis Civic Center. There are 123 students eligible […]

Bingaman supports reappointment of Portales resident on peanut board

CNJ staff WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., on Wednesday asked U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to re-appoint Portales resident Jimmie Shearer to the Peanut Standards Board for the Southwest Region.

Kemp’s ideas of liberty will be sorely missed

Freedom Communications Several observers have claimed that Jack Kemp, who followed a sterling career in

Canine news often can be a howl

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico columnist After nodding off a few times in my recliner after a hard day of yard work, I slapped the sleeping dog on my lap and told him I was tired and it was his turn to write this week’s column. Not doubting for a minute that the Dalmatian […]

Bingaman supports renomination of Portales resident on peanut board

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today asked the U.S. Agriculture Secretary to re-appoint Portales resident Jimmie Shearer to the Peanut Standards Board for the Southwest Region.

Joe’s Boot Shop calf roping results

Joe’s Boot Shop Calf Roping Sunday, April 26 Curry County Special Events Center No. 3 (84 ropers @ $280) First Round — 1. Seth Hall, 7.62, $740; 2. Jay Hollabaugh, 8.06, $592; 3. Stetson Vest, 8.45, $469; 4. Kevin Cooper, 8.51, $345; 5. Aaron Heberger, 8.83, $222; 6. Bryan Lopresto 8.86, $101. Second Round — […]

Education feature: FCCLA molds business leaders

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Yucca Middle School seventh-grader Taya Leeder made a quilt out of recycled T-shirts as a Recycle and Redesign project for FCCLA. Leeder won a gold medal at state for her project. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer When Guy Leeder died in April 2007, his family couldn’t part with the […]

Day of Caring Committee raffle sells 1,000 tickets

The Day of Caring Committee’s raffle for the GAP project was a great success.

ENMU hosting 116th commencement on May 16

PORTALES—Eastern New Mexico University, in Portales, will host its 116th Commencement Convocation on Saturday, May 16 at 10 a.m. in Greyhound Arena. There are 322 candidates for the 2009 spring graduation. The commencement speaker will be New Mexico state Sen. Gay Kernan. She is on the Senate Education Committee.

35th annual Student Research Conference results

PORTALES—Eastern New Mexico University recently held the 35th Annual Student Research Conference (SRC).

News release: Portales man sentenced to maximum for home invasion

Clovis, NM ~ Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler announced today that Joel Zertuche, age 19, was sentenced to 12 years in the Department of Corrections.

NMAA resumes activities

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The New Mexico Activities Association Board of Directors met today in emergency session following an announcement yesterday from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the New Mexico Department of Health and the New Mexico Public Education Department that school closures in New Mexico are no longer necessary for health reasons. […]