Fort Sumner woman appointed to state board

CNJ staff Melinda Joy Pattison of Fort Sumner is one of 10 appointments to a variety of state boards and commissions announced Thursday by Gov. Susana Martinez. Pattison was appointed to the Advisory Council on Workers’ Compensation and Occupational Disease Disablement. Pattison is a former administrative assistant in the New Mexico Legislature and is currently […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Website of the day, college boards and kid stuff

Get ready for the day. It’s the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing: Website of the day Eastern New Mexico University has a mass emergency notification system designed to send text and e-mail messages about inclement weather and other information in the event of an emergency. Sign-up is available at: https://www.getrave.com/login/enmu College boards Eastern New Mexico […]

Federal judges’ ruling allows for racism

Freedom New Mexico I n uglier days, college admissions boards based their decisions on race. Friday, a panel of federal judges turned us back in that direction. Thanks to an activist panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Detroit, which ruled 2-1, the admissions boards of public universities and colleges within the […]

School board positions open

CNJ staff School boards in Curry County have 12 positions open with Tuesday’s filing day for the Feb. 1 elections. There are three school board openings in each of the county’s four school districts — Clovis, Texico, Grady and Melrose. Board members serve four-year terms. Tuesday is the filing day, with a deadline of 5 […]

Press Release: Clovis’ Martin appointed president of state school board group

The New Mexico School Boards Association (NMSBA) held their Annual Convention on December 4th & 5th. During the Convention, the Association elected new officers and Clovis Board of Education Secretary, Terry Martin, who was Vice-President of NMSBA last year, will take over as President-Elect of the Association for 2010. Terry is completing seven years of […]

Oct. 23, 2008 Education Digest

Board member honored Lora Harlan has been selected as the 2008 New Mexico School Board Association Board Member of the Year, according to a Clovis Municipal Schools press release. Harlan has served on the Clovis school board since 1991 and during that time has held all board officer positions. At the state level, Harlan has […]

At some point, bean-bag chairs must go

By Grant McGee: Local columnist The Lady of the House was planning some interior decorating. “I saw this trim with fish on it at the store,” she said. “We could trim out the bathroom with it. If we did the bathroom in a fish theme we’d have to take the cat paintings out. And we’d […]

Flannel boards taught many lessons

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist Learning Bible stories with flannel boards was a significant aspect of my childhood spiritual heritage. Flannel boards went right along with Bible school, Sunday school and Mrs. Kitten Skarda, who taught children using flannel boards. Flannel board teaching was simple. It was a cardboard covered with flannel material. The characters […]

Local Roundup: City boards seek volunteers

By CNJ Staff The city of Clovis is seeking people interested in volunteering to serve on the following boards: —Civil Aviation Board — It meets at 6 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at the Clovis Municipal Airport. The board makes recommendations to the city regarding the airport. —Commission on Older Adults — It […]

School board member named to state office

By CNJ Staff Longtime Clovis Schools Board of Education Member Lora Harlan moved into the office of the president of the New Mexico School Boards Association earlier this month, according to a press release issued by the association Tuesday. Harlan formally accepted the leadership role at the New Mexico School Boards Association annual convention Dec. […]

CHS GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Cats set to invade Portales

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Clovis and Portales girls basketball teams have enjoyed plenty of success over recent seasons. Portales has reached the Class 3A state championship game in each of the last six campaigns, winning four times, while the Lady Wildcats were Class 5A state titlists in 2005 and have won 67 […]

Board member set for state term

Lora Harlan is a veteran member of the Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education. She has served on the board as a representative of District 3 for more than 15 years. Harlan, 59, resides in Clovis with her husband, Tom. As a Clovis native, she has firsthand knowledge of Clovis Schools, as she was educated […]

Children’s studies hold lessons for adults

By Judy Brandon: Local Columnist Learning Bible stories with flannel boards was a very significant aspect of my childhood spiritual heritage. Flannel boards went right along with Bible School, Sunday school, Training Union and Mrs. Kitten Skarda who taught children using flannel boards. Flannel board teaching was simple. It was a cardboard covered with flannel […]