FFA results

CNJ staff Local results of the New Mexico FFA Leadership Conference Feb. 11-12 in Albuquerque: Quiz Bowl: Contestants were judged on their knowledge of the Future Farmers of America organization. 1. Moriarty 3. Texico

Elida graduate named FFA president

Freedom New Mexico Elida High graduate Ryan Best was recently named president of the National Future Farmers of America organization for the 2011-12 year at the 84th annual National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind. For the next year, Best and his national officer peers will be the face and spirit of FFA. They will travel […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Junior rodeo, FFA and JFK

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Junior rodeo The High Plains Junior Rodeo Finals next week are sponsored entirely by local businesses and individuals and the Clovis Curry County Chamber says contributions are still needed. The finals are July 20-24 at the Curry County Events Center. For more information on […]

Area FFA members take national prizes

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Courtesy photo: Tod Pinnell The Texico FFA poultry team, left to right, adviser Tod Pinnell, Fallon Scanlan, Erin Scanlan, Morgan Pinnell and Garrett Foote, took fourth place at the FFA National Convention in October. They’re standing with Roy Brister, far right, of contest sponsor Tyson Foods Inc. Argen Duncan Local FFA members recently stepped into […]

Perfectly OK to go against herd

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist FFA and 4-H youngsters learn early that livestock they’re raising for the shows eat better and grow faster if they’re not alone. Two or more steers or lambs fed together compete for the feed, and everybody gains faster. When show lambs are let out of their pen to run for […]

FFA students start fundraiser

Freedom New Mexico Area agriculture programs and Future Farmers of America chapters are beginning their fundraising with fruit and meat sales. Clovis FFA advisor Mark Runyan said the sales start this week and go through Nov. 18. Programs in Melrose, Grady, Texico, Clovis and Portales will be selling the products. All area FFA programs collect […]

Elida grad elected state FFA president

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Courtesy of New Mexico State FFA Association Ryan Best was named the 2009-2010 state FFA president. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico As the new state FFA president, an Elida High School graduate is aiming to make a positive difference in others’ lives and go on to national FFA office. Ryan Best, Elida’s valedictorian this […]

Melrose FFA students top state competition

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The Melrose FFA chapter walked away from the state Career Development competition earlier this month with first place in the Production Sweepstakes, the overall award, and top six finishes in their nine judging competitions. Courtesy of Arlie Mitchell By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico For the first time in 30 years, Melrose FFA has topped […]

Area students take FFA honors

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FNM correspondent: Helena Rodriguez From left, Jake Tayler, Chase Varnell and Calvin Tayler examine soil outside Dora High School. The trio took first place in the homesite evaluation contest during the recent New Mexico State FFA Career Development Event in Las Cruces. FNM correspondent: Helena Rodriguez Dora High School students have uncovered a lot of […]

Fruit sale not part of FFA

CNJ Staff Residents should beware of fruit sales by persons claiming to be Future Farmers of America students from area schools. Mark Runyan, who oversees FFA at Clovis High School, said his office has received reports of fruit sales to residents in the last month. The person is claiming to be with FFA and told […]

June 12, 2008 Education Digest

FFA students honored Three local FFA members were awarded proficiency and state star awards during the 80th annual New Mexico FFA state convention June 2-4 at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, according to a NMSU press release. • Melissa Freitas of Texico won the agriculture services proficiency award. • Ryan Best of Elida […]

2007 Curry County Fair results part 2

Department O Flower Show Junior Division Rose Hybrid Tea Pink 1. Lily Martin Hybrid Tea Yellow 2. Jessica Cary Hybrid Tea Red 1. Lynnae Allen 3. Katelyn Ruebush Hybrid Tea Blend 1. Katelyn Ruebush 3. Gemma Martin Hybrid Tea Peach 2. Lynnae Allen Hybrid Tea Lavender 1. Baylee Sours Hybrid Tea Salmon 3. Katelyn Ruebush […]

Students don jackets in support of FFA week

By CNJ staff Clovis High School sophomore Kayla Urban and about 40 fellow CHS students will wear their blue corduroy jackets Friday as a symbol of their FFA membership. Wearing the jackets is one of several activities FFA members in Clovis and across the country will do to celebrate National FFA Week, which started Saturday […]

Education digest: FFA honors ENMU student

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer An Eastern New Mexico University student was recognized by FFA in October. Jacob Freitas of the Texico FFA Chapter received the American FFA Degree at the 79th National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, according to an FFA press release. The American FFA Degree is the highest degree awarded by the […]

Reporter’s notebook: Singer chosen to represent state

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer ZANESSA DODD SAID SHE watched the mail daily anticipating the letter from the National FFA Chorus. The Melrose High School senior, who has been a member of the Melrose FFA chapter for six years, has been selected to sing in the 2006 National FFA Chorus Oct. 25-28 in Indianapolis. […]

July 2, 2006 Honors

ENMU-Roswell Tammie J. Broome of Melrose, Amanda M. Fogerson of Clovis, Taris R. Pond of Grady and Mary Jo Scroggins of Clovis were named to the Dean’s List at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell for the 2006 spring semester. Richardson The National FFA Organization awarded a $1,000 Cargill Community Scholarship Program scholarship to Lori Richardson of […]

Clovis graduate FFA leader

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Cole Andes of Clovis was elected vice president of the state branch of the National FFA Organization. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer He envisions himself as a game warden or an agent with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. But for now he is reveling in his appointment as the […]

3/9 Student profile

Cole Andes is a senior at Clovis High School. He is the son of Rick and Sam Andes. What is your idea of a perfect day? My perfect day is any day that I am on the shooting range without the wind blowing. What would you like printed on your gravestone? I would like to […]

Downey, Levi Trent

Levi Trent Downey Services: Have been held. Mr. Levi Trent Downey, 19, of House, died Monday, Nov. 1, 2004, in Curry County. He was born on Dec. 26, 1984, in Tucumcari, to Dwain and Susan Downey. He graduated as valedictorian from House High School in May 2003. Family members said he was a fun-loving young […]