Education column: Drill team members dancing stars

You’ve seen them in the Macy’s Day Parade, or maybe at the Capital One Bowl in Orlando; dance teams of young ladies executing perfectly synched and choreographed routines, riveting the crowds with their performance. I had the privilege of speaking with two of our young ladies who achieved “all-American” status and, as a result, traveled […]

ENMU planning emergency drill

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University has scheduled an emergency planning drill for 8-11 a.m. today, although it may end before 11 a.m. The drill involves Portales and campus police trying to apprehend an actor portraying a shooter in the Campus Union Building. Lea Hall, the College of Business and the Campus Union Building […]

Cannon conducts emergency drill

Cannon Air Force Base staged a mock disaster Thursday

3-20-08 Education digest

Clovis dance teams competeFour Clovis school drill teams competed in the Sante Fe Dance Classic on March 15. Marshall Middle School’s drill team, the Sparklettes, won six awards. Yucca Middle School’s Chap Dance won 12 awards. Clovis Freshman Campus’ Wildcadette Stars won three awards. Clovis High School’s Wildcadettes won 11 awards. To see a listing […]

Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team spins its rifles to perfection during visit

BEST OF THE BEST. Airmen from the Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team perform a 16-man performance before retreat Tuesday in front of the 27th Fighter Wing headquarters building. Airman Basic Elliott Sprehe The sound and rhythm of cadence made by spinning rifles and timed stomps was heard Tuesday afternoon as the Air Force Honor […]

Underground water supplies protected

CNJ staff Curry County’s underground water basin boundary has been extended. That means more paperwork for those who want to drill water or build a well, said director of the New Mexico Water Resource Allocation Program John Romero. State Engineer John D’Antonio declared administration rights over six new underground water basins and extended the boundaries […]

5/12 Student Profiles

Jeffe’ Gendreau Jeffe’ Gendreau is the daughter of Dave and Denise Gendreau. She is a senior at Clovis High School. Tell us about your pets? I have three wonderful dogs. Two Boston terriers and a long-haired Chihuahua. They are crazy. Without them here, I don’t think our family would have as much fun because our […]

Peak Performance

By Eric Butler – Wildcadettes earn trophies at nationals. There’s always something to prove, as long as someone is around to watch. That’s the approach the members of the Clovis High drill team, the Wildcadettes, took while getting ready to perform Thursday night at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. “I guess you could say it’s more relaxed,” […]

Keep track of old friends, classmates, mentors

By Tom De Francesca Have you visited Classmates.com recently? They’ve added much more than just the ability to locate past classmates from high school. Now one can locate former college buddies, military members, and former co-workers. This past week, while typing in the information on my former U.S. Coast Guard duty stations, I was presented […]

Fire drill proves pupils’ prowess

By Darrell Todd Maurina As the fire alarms blared at La Casita Elementary, the teachers followed the practices they’d been taught in numerous fire drills over the previous months and years. In classroom after classroom, teachers directed their students to remain calm and exit the room in an orderly manner. The teachers did a head […]

Search for well water not in vein

By Don McAlavy John Gordon “Spud” Greaves homesteaded southeast of Elida near Nobe in 1907. He was the father of Gordon Greaves, late publisher of the Portales News-Tribune. This is his story: “With the passing of 1908, we had consumed 80 days in water hauling, and decided if we were to remain on the homestead, […]

School Board honors volunteer

CNJ Staff After 17 years of making drill team uniforms, attending dance competitions in far-off places and accomplishing sundry other non-paid tasks, Sharon Dorman was recognized for her volunteer efforts. But Dorman, awarded the Volunteer of the Year at a Tuesday Clovis School Board, said this acknowledgement merely put a cap on what she naturally […]