March 25, 2005
Science fair winners
Winners from the 2005 science and engineeering fair held at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales include:
Senior division — First place, behavioral and social sciences, Kristen Sharp, Gattis Junior High; second place, chemistry, Tiffany Hagler, Texico High; first place, environmental science, Jay Burns, Yucca Jr. High.
Junior division — First place, behavioral and social sciences, Michael McKelligott, Parkview Elementary; second place, behavioral and social sciences, Stephenie Aguilar, Marshall Jr. High; first place, botany, Mike Morrissey, Marshall Jr. High; second place, chemistry, Felicia Aguilar, Sandia Elementary; first place, computer science, Megan Speshock, Speshock Home School;
First place, earth and space sciences, Michelle Zolman, Lincoln Jackson Arts Academy; third place, earth and space sciences, Chris Sharp, Lincoln Jackson Arts Academy; first place, environmental science, Rosstin Ahmadian, Mesa Elementary;
Second place, mathematics, Amanda Ivy, Lincoln Jackson Arts Academy; third place, mathematics, Crowdy Pollock, Pollock Home School; first place, medicine and health sciences, Fallon Scanlan, Texico Jr. High; first place, microbiology, Alexandra Zablotsky, Zablotsky Home School; first place, physics, Chase Janousek, Marshall Jr. High; second place, zoology, Anastasia Lutnesky, Lutnesky Home School; third place, zoology, Jonathan Hill, Texico Jr. High.
Science fair special awards
Jay Burns from Yucca Jr. High will attend the international science and engineering fair in May in Phoenix, Ariz., after receiving second place in the environmental segment of the regional science and engineering fair at ENMU March 12.
Other awards went to: American Association of University Women Award – Alexandra Zablotsky, Zablotsky Home School; honorable mention, mathematics, Keri Walla, Lincoln Jackson Arts Academy; honorable mention, chemistry Kelsey Young, Mesa Elementary.
AVS Science and Technology Society – first place, junior, zoology, Jonathan Hill, Texico Jr. High; second place, junior, engineering, Caiden Thomas, Texico Jr. High.
Discovery young scientist challenge – zoology, Anastasia Lutnesky, Lutnesky Home School; physics, Joshua Purrington, Purrington Home School; behavioral sciences, Michael McKelligott, Parkview Elementary; engineering, Caiden Thomas, Texico Jr. High; environmental Rosstin Ahmadian, Mesa Elementary; microbiology, Alexandra Zablotsky, Zablotsky Home School; physics, Jase Janousek, Marshall Jr. High.
E.N. Wheeler, Jr. Award – best anatomy, Justin Torres and Bekki Gardiner, Portales High School; best chemistry, Tanner Ainsworth, Portales Jr. High.
Factory Direct Furniture Award – behavioral, Michael McKelligott, Parkview Elementary; Intel Excellence in Computer Science Award – computer science, Megan Speshock, Speshock Home School; National Atomic Museum Award – junior, physics, Chase Janousek, Marshall Jr. High; National Society of Professional Engineers – engineering, Caiden Thomas, Texico Jr. High; New Mexico Geological Society – environmental, senior, Jay Burns, Yucca Jr. High; New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science – senior, environmental, Jay Burns, Yucca Jr. High;
New Mexico Solar Energy Association – junior, engineering, Caiden Thomas, Texico Jr. High; Roosevelt County Rural Telephone Cooperative – zoology, Jonathan Hill, Texico Jr. High;
Scientific American magazine subscriptions – microbiology, Alexandra Zablotsky, Zablotsky Home School; engineering Caiden Thomas, Texico Jr. High; environmental, Jay Burns, Yucca Jr. High; zoology, Jonathan Hill, Texico Jr. High;
Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society Awards – environmental, junior, Rosstin Ahmadian, Mexa Elementary; U.S. Air Force Award – environmental, Jay Burns, Yucca Jr. High; U.S. Public Health Services Award – medicine and health, Fallon Scanlan, Texico Jr. High; Yucca Communications, Portales – zoology, Anastasia Lutnesky, Lutnesky Home School; microbiology, Alexandra Zablotsky, Zablotsky Home School.
Linda Dornak of Clovis and Steve Dornak of Louise, Texas, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Nicole Kriskern to Ryan McMath, both of Clovis. He is the son of Pat and Nancy Bishop of Clovis and Archie and Ann McMath of Portales. The couple will exchange vows at 6:30 p.m. on April 16, 2005, at Faith Christian Family Church in Clovis. The reception will be at The Landing, Cannon AFB. The bride-elect is a 2002 graduate of Clovis High School.She is employed at Clovis Dermatology and Cotton Patch. The prospective groom is a 2001 graduate of Clovis High School. He is employed at Desert Star Dairy. Invitations have been sent.
BPO Does #108
Clovis BPO Does #108 held a public ceremony on Jan. 15, at the Elk’s Lodge to install the new officers for 2005. Bea Martell served as deputy supreme installing president, Rosalie Crowley was installation conductor and Tina Verble was installing chaplain.
The following officers were installed: President Kristy Bennett; first counselor Gaylynn Essary; senior counselor Gwen Williams; junior counselor Georgia Urioste; secretary Bea Martell; treasurer Nina Barrow; conductor Rosalie Crowley; inner guard Mary Ann Vinson; outer guard Cheryl Eyster; musician Sandy Kitchens; chaplain Betsy Jones; assistant conductor Barbara Singleton; color bearer 1 Jean Hayes; color bearer No. 2 Kaye Parrish; color bearer 3 Linda Catanzaro; color bearer 4 Christine Daves; attendant 1 Martha Aldrich; attendant 2 Santana Hernandez; attendant 3 Ann Massey; attendant 4 Shannon McKenna.
Exalted ruler Keith Barker, past exalted rulers and other Elk dignitaries, along with the bullshippers that attended were recognized. President Bennett the introduced Raynette Barker, the guest speaker for the event. She then introduced her special guest, her mother, Mae Pruey, her sister, Tina Verble and her children, Derrick and Danielle Bennett. Danielle Bennett played the piano and sang a song written just for her mother’s installation. President Bennett then recognized Helen Drake as the 2004 does of the Year. David Jaehnke was recognized as the honorary Doe of the Year.
Perfect attendance pins were presented to four members. Bennett thanked all for attending and invited all to stay for refreshments and dancing.
Pilot Club of Clovis
The Pilot Club of Clovis held their regular business meeting on March 14 at Sundance Steakhouse. President Sue Rutter called the meeting to order. The club voted to have the “Bike Fair” on May 7. Besides the bike safety course for children, the police and firemen will do a child-seat check. Donations towards the bike rodeo will be three cans of food for the Food bank or one dollar. June 4 will be the semi-annual garage sale.
The new slate of officers for next year are: President, Dorothy Baldock; president-elect Carlene McLain; secretary Gayle Telshaw; treasurer Janet Barnhart.
Discussion on the upcoming district convention in Mesa, Ariz. and the new district being formed was held. The club selected Sue Rutter, Dorothy Baldock, and Darlene rose as delegates. P.I. representative Carlene McLain and district treasurer Janet Barnhart will attend.
Our Southwest District and the Western District will merge in July 2005. Next meeting is a program meeting with Karen Burns to finalize the “Bike Fair” March 28. The next meeting is 11:45 a.m. on Monday at Muffley’s Back Door.
The Pleasant Hill women’s club met March 17 at the Pleasant Hill Fire Department Community room, with Vivan Lake, Lala Barnes and Ima Gene Swinney as hostesses. Ruby McCormick lead the program on how to make decorated boxes. Members spent the morning making heart-shaped decorated boxes.
The business meeting was called to order by president Alice Pierce. Minutes were read by Lueta Clark. Treasurer’s report was given by Bertha Kelley. Roll call was answered by 11 members and three guests with “How I plan to use my box.” Lasagna was served with members contributing other dishes at lunch. The next meeting is a trip to Carolyn’s in Muleshoe.
Contest seeks writers
SouthWest Writers is accepting entries for the annual writing contest open to anyone interested. There are 18 categories for entry. Visit the SWW Web site at http://www.southwestwriters.org for complete contest details and entry form. All entries must be postmarked by May 1.
All entries receive a written critique by a qualified consultant. Winners will be notified by mail. First, second, and third place winners receive cash prizes.