Education digest — Feb. 10

Students selected for honor band Six Clovis High School band students are selected to attend the 2011 Southwest Honor Band being held at NMSU in Las Cruces. The honor band concert will be held 2 p.m. Sunday in the NMSU Recital Hall. Selected students are: • Honor band I — Jeremy Urban, Bryan Wygant, Jacob […]

Former newspaper carriers share recollections

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Freedom New Mexico: Tony Bullocks Former carrier Wiley Snyder of Clovis takes a step back in time, putting on his CNJ bag from the 1950s and tossing a folded newspaper Friday just like he used to do as a youngster on his paper route along Connelly and Thornton streets. Developer Charles Wade, 77, bills himself […]

Elementary Ambassador Choir selected as state’s honor choir

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Courtesy photo The CMS Elementary Ambassador Choir is made up of the best choir students from each elementary school in the district. This year’s choir of about 60 students has been selected as the 2011 Elementary Honors Choir of the Year by the New Mexico Music Educators. Liliana Castillo They were chosen from every elementary […]

Lighthouse Mission to host senior day

Liliana Castillo The Lighthouse Mission is gearing up for the first of two events in honor of seniors in 2011. The mission initiated Senior Day in 2010 as a way to appreciate what senior citizens have done, said Executive Director Richard Gomez. “They’re the ones that have made the city what it is. We want […]

Students honor veterans with art

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Marshall seventh grader Angela Pastirchak adds antlers to her reindeer Wednesday during art class. Suzan Lundy’s art classes made Christmas decorations for veterans at the Veterans Clinic. Liliana Castillo Marshall Middle School students are using art to honor veterans during the holidays. Marshall art teacher Suzan Lundy’s art classes made […]

Weddings —

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Bailey Nenita Mogan and Jerry Bailey of Clovis were married Nov. 18, 2010, at the Sunken Gardens in Clovis. The bride is the daughter of Felomino Morgan and Irene Obillo of Tubao, La Union, Philippines. The groom is the son of Foy Bailey. The maid of honor was Elsa Fitting and the flowergirl was Cashlin […]

Honor rolls — Nov. 21

Editor’s note: Today we begin publishing honor rolls of area schools as space allows. The honor rolls will continue each day through the week until all have been published. Names of some honor-roll students may not be listed due to parents’ privacy concerns.

Press release: Edwards garners LSC weekly honor

RICHARDSON, TEXAS — Junior forward Aaron Edwards (Long Beach, Calif. / Gardena HS/San Bernardino Valley College) from the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team has been selected as the Lone Star Conference South Division Defensive Player of the Week for his strong play in the Greyhounds’ season-opening victory against Northern New Mexico, last weekend. […]

Veteran title honor to hold

Clyde Davis I placed it up there on Facebook and got some comments — many weren’t positive, considering what I put up wasn’t particularly contentious. It was simply a Veterans Day posting. Whereas many say to the veteran,”Thank you for serving,” I thought it might make sense to say, at least from one veteran, “Thank […]

Area events to honor veterans

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks A monument to honor veterans past and present will be dedicated today at Steed-Todd Funeral home. Alisa Boswell Several events are happening in Clovis and Portales this week to honor veterans. Today at Eastern New Mexico University, students and faculty will be donating supplies, letters and thank you cards with […]

ENMU frosh earns weekly LSC soccer honor

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University freshman midfielder Andy Wilkinson has been selected as the Lone Star Conference Men’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week for his performance last week in the Greyhounds’ 2-1 victory over West Texas A&M. Wilkinson, who is from East Sussex, England, netted the game-winning goal with 2:44 remaining, lifting the […]

Weddings — Sept. 19

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Jamerson Micah Lauren Mayfield of Texico and Cody Don Jamerson of Friona were married July 29, 2010, at Gallery Fifteen in Texico. The bride is the daughter of Rick and Marti Mayfield of Texico. The groom is the son of Rick and D’Lynn Jamerson of Friona. Bridesmaids were Morgan Mayfield and McKenzi Mayfield. The maid […]

Secretary of Education to honor Ranchvale

CNJ staff report New Mexico Secretary of Education Susanna Murphy will recognize Ranchvale Elementary School 1 p.m. Monday for being named a 2010 National Blue Ribbon School recipient. The school was recognized as one of three in New Mexico and 314 in the country as a school whose students achieve at a high levels. The […]

Ranchvale Elementary wins national honor

Liliana Castillo Ranchvale Elementary School is one of just three New Mexico schools — 314 in the U.S. — named a 2010 National Blue Ribbon School. The announcement came late Thursday. The Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors public and private elementary, middle and high schools that are either academically superior or have demonstrated dramatic gains […]

ENMU’s Mitchell earns third All-America honor

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico senior cornerback Rodney Mitchell of Sarasota, Fla., has been selected a second-team preseason All-America by D2Football.com. The honor marked the third preseason All-American selection for Mitchell, after being named by The Sporting News and Lindy’s Sports. Mitchell was one of two Lone Star Conference defensive backs to be […]

Press release: Hounds’ Mitchell garners third preseason honor

PORTALES, N.M.— Senior cornerback Rodney Mitchell (Sarasota, Fla./Palmetto HS/NMMI) from the Eastern New Mexico University football team has been selected Preseason Second Team D2Football.com All-American. The honor marked the third preseason All-American selection for Mitchell, after being named by The Sporting News and Lindy’s Sports. Mitchell was one of two Lone Star Conference defensive backs […]

Roping event to honor Curry County farmer

Argen Duncan A team roping event set for October aims to honor a Curry County farmer, benefit children and raise money for agriculture advocacy. The inaugural Charles Petty Memorial Team Roping Event is to raise money for the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, a lobby group for farmers and ranchers, and the New Mexico Baptist Children’s […]

Honor rolls — Aug. 8

The following honor rolls were inadvertently left out of Freedom New Mexico’s most recent special edition:

Nation should remember those who made sacrifices

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist Gen. John Alexander Logan first thought up the idea to set aside one day to honor Civil War dead. May 30, 1868, was the first Memorial Day to honor those who had died in battle by remembering them and decorating their graves. On this Memorial Day, I cannot help but […]

Education feature: Clovis Municipal Schools honors alumni

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Courtesy photo Texas Supreme Court Justice Nathan Hecht, who graduated from Clovis High School in 1967, is now the senior appellate judge in active service in Texas. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Clovis Municipal Schools is honoring notable graduates for the first time this year. The program, called the Hall of Honor, is an […]