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Articles from the April 10, 2006 edition

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Area residents rally for immigrant rights

Clovis immigrant rights supporters rally Monday morning at the intersection of Main and 14th streets. Demonstrators chanted, “Si se puede” (yes we can), as the march snaked through town. (Staff...

 

Survey: Superintendent ‘meeting expectations’

The superintendent of Clovis Municipal Schools is meeting the expectations of her staff, according to a survey released to the Clovis News Journal last week. Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm was given the equivalent of a ‘C- ’ from staff members... Full story

 

Civic program provides basic leadership tools

A group of local professionals are choosing to continue their education by participating in Leadership Clovis. The civic program was started in 1988 by the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce to provide local businessmen and businesswomen with...

 

Immigrant reform bill doesn’t meet goals as written

We have supported increasing the number of immigrants allowed to stay in America and become citizens. But the Senate immigration reform agreement, as written, does not really accomplish that; it’s just as well that the U.S. Senate on Friday... Full story

 

Sibling tandem pitches Carlsbad by Cats

CARLSBAD — Oh, brother. Riding the pitching of Todd and Corey Weldon, Carlsbad swept Clovis 3-2, 4-2 Saturday in a District 4-5A doubleheader. In the opener, Todd Weldon scattered 10 hits and stranded 11 runners, including the tying run after...

 

Citizens can be trusted to handle freedom

In Florida, we can witness a rather direct confrontation between citizens and the nanny state. The case reportedly involves the “owners of two local escort services — Destin’s Angels and Florida Dream Girls — (who are) facing possible prison...

 

Multiculturalism only sparking divisions

Concerned that the raging immigration debate would spark violence, officials in at least two schools in Colorado have banned students from bringing flags to school, the AP reports. Predictably, this news and associated rumors have lit up the phone li...

 

4/11 Business digest

Renovated Clovis Inn joins new chain With its renovation complete, the Clovis Inn and Suites at 2912 Mabry Drive joins the Best Western hotel chain, according to a news release from the hotel chain. The hotel offers 96 rooms, including 18 suites,...

 

Portales High to get new windows

PNT Staff Reports The Portales Municipal Schools Board on Monday approved a contract with an Albuquerque-based architectural firm to design window replacements at the high school. Superintendent of schools Randy Fowler said the school district will...

 

Clovis rally draws close to 400 supporters

Tonya Garner The group of 50 immigration rights supporters rapidly swelled to 400 Monday as they marched through Clovis. Many were wearing white as a sign of peace as they chanted “Si Se pueda,” which translates to “Yes, we can,” a rallying... Full story

 

Local residents march for immigrant rights

More than 250 people were part of a peaceful march through the streets of Portales on Monday in support of rights for illegal immigrants. The march, which started shortly after 4 p.m. in the downtown area and went to Eastern New Mexico University and... Full story

 

Rams tied for ninth after first day of Roswell tourney

ROSWELL — Freshman Donavin Sanchez moved into a tie for the individual lead with a round of 34-35 — 69, 2 under par, and helped the Portales High boys golf team to a share of ninth place with Clovis at 316 after Monday’s opening round of the...

 

PHS girls represented by Hill, Kabrick on 3A all-state team

Portales High seniors Morgan Hill and Megan Kabrick were first-team selections to the Associated Press Class 3A girls all-state basketball team, announced Saturday. Hill and Kabrick led the Lady Rams to their third state title in four years last...

 

Santa Rosa rallies to beat Coyotes

SANTA ROSA — The Dora Coyotes doubled their pleasure in the second inning — five times, to be exact — but Santa Rosa rallied for four runs in the bottom of the sixth to pull out an 11-8 victory on Monday. Dan Massey, Tyler Wilhoit, Casey O’Co...

 

Ex-Tech women's assistant chosen to lead Zias program

As Marsha Sharp’s assistant and recruiting coordinator for 23 seasons at Texas Tech, Eastern New Mexico University is hoping new women’s basketball coach Linden Weese can translate some of that success to the Zias. The 51-year-old native of...

 

Buffs even series by sweeping Hounds

PORTALES — For a team that gave up 44 runs in a doubleheader one day earlier, the West Texas A&M baseball team managed to turn things around dramatically on Saturday. WT parlayed a close call followed by consecutive ENMU errors on bunts into seven... Full story

 

Seniors Blackmon, Hilburn named to all-state team

Staff and wire reports ALBUQUERQUE — Two record-setting Clovis seniors were named to this year’s Associated Press Class 5A All-State team announced Saturday. Senior Brittany Blackmon leaves Clovis as the school’s all-time leading scorer with... Full story

 

Pioneers keep Zias' bats quiet

For a second straight day, Texas Woman’s held Eastern New Mexico University’s bats in check, and gained a spot in the standings with a 6-2, 4-3 sweep Saturday at Zia Softball Field. The Zias came into the weekend with 50 home runs and a .364...

 

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