Articles from the May 19, 2006 edition

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PHS grads celebrate success

After roughly 18 years of life and 13 years of schooling, Richard O’Hare said the Portales High School Class of 2006 is ready to face the world, but asked, “Is the world ready for us?” O’Hare’s classmates applauded his observation as he...

 
 By PNT Staff    publish/News    May 19, 2006

Elida graduates six seniors

ELIDA — A night of remembering, honoring and celebrating the high school careers of the six Elida High School seniors had some of the graduates and few audience members shedding tears. The ceremony, which included Secretary of Education Veronica... Full story

 

Tucumcari youth drowns in irrigation canal

TUCUMACARI — Dive teams found the body of a 12-year-old boy Friday night after nearly 24 hours of searching in a Tucumcari irrigation canal. Residents of Tucumcari hoped and prayed for the best, but feared the worst with every passing hour that... Full story

 

Billy the Kid Scenic Byway offers daytrip through the old Wild West

Compiled By Paula M. Cronic: Freedom Newspapers For anyone seeking out a historical adventure and a day of exploring the area that old Wild, Wild West outlaws called their own, The Billy the Kid National Scenic Byway is a perfect experience.... Full story

 
 By CNJ Staff    publish/News    May 19, 2006

CCS helps senior find direction

Sean Sena hugs his aunt Barbara Fernandez (bottom right) after graduating Friday form Clovis Christian School. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) Once a wayward student, Sean Sena has changed his course. The 18-year-old graduated from Clovis Christian...

 

PHS grads celebrate success

Ashley Birkholz, right, listens to valedictorian Jeremy Smith’s address to the class during Portales High School commencement exercises Friday at Greyhound Arena in Portales. (Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry) After roughly 18 years of life and 13 ye...

 

Elida grads receive emotional sendoff

Elida High School graduates, from left, Mari Lopez, Jewlie Paiz and Steven Russell hold hands as they watch the class video Friday during the EHS commencement. (Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry) ELIDA — A night of remembering, honoring and... Full story

 

Tucumcari boy dies after being swept into irrigation canal

State and local officials search a Tucumari irrigation canal for Agustin Montiel, 12, who was swimming before the currents swept him away. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) TUCUMACARI — Dive teams found the body of a 12-year-old boy Friday night a...

 

Billy the Kid byway scenic exploration

Courtesy photo Compiled By Paula M. Cronic: Freedom Newspapers For anyone seeking out a historical adventure and a day of exploring the area that old Wild, Wild West outlaws called their own, The Billy the Kid National Scenic Byway is a perfect... Full story

 

Softballers rev up to defend title

Janet Taylor-Birkey Janet Taylor-Birkey The Defending United States Softball Association Military World Champion, Cannon mens’ varsity softball team, opened their 2006 softball season with an impressive first place finish in the Clovis Umpires... Full story

 

Gary Mitchell named dean of Wayland Baptist University

Being named dean of the Wayland Baptist University campus in Clovis has completed a nearly four-decade journey for longtime area resident Gary Mitchell. Mitchell, who has been serving as interim dean of the campus since August 2005, was promoted to...

 

Bottles leave bitter memories

You can’t buy bitters anymore. They were all the rage during the Civil War, but their popularity petered out. You see, armies of the North were to a large extent financed by a special wartime tax on booze, and so bitters were born. Bitters were an...

 

Golf tourney started by Clovis High boys

I have never played a game of golf! I play a good game of chess. But my class of CHS 50 athletes has this INZ AND OUTZ Golf Tournament each summer over in Albuquerque. They keep telling me they are the best golfers in New Mexico! You see, it was thes... Full story

 

Missing: One dog in need of bath

The New Mexico dog that has been perpetually running away for more than a year to find a girlfriend has taken off again. When he was gone a week, we formulated a theory. He found a girlfriend. When his absence stretched to 14 days, we got a new theor... Full story

 

Subject of ENMU play no laughing matter

Adoption is “the right child finding the right family.” These are the words of Janeice Scarbrough, playwright and ENMU drama instructor, concerning one of the themes of her recently presented play, “Mia, Emma and Rose.” The play itself will... Full story

 

5/21 Anniversaries

Jacoby John and Mary Jacoby of Clovis will celebrate their 50th anniversary at 11 a.m. on June 3 at their home. The celebration will be hosted by the Jacoby children and their families. The couple married on June 3, 1956, in Clovis. They have seven...

 

5/21 School menus

House Monday: Breakfast — Omelets and salsa, cereal, juice and milk . Lunch —Variety of pizza, corn, fruit, salad bar/soup, and a variety of milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza, cereal, juice and milk . Lunch — Hamburgers with cheese,... Full story

 

5/21 Honors

Greig Elizabeth Anne Greig of Clovis earned her bachelor of science degree in human nutrition and bachelor of arts degree in Spanish from Kansas State University. She was elected to membership in Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest honor society,... Full story

 

5/21 Senior happenings

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Sunday: 1-5 p.m. —Dance. (Music by Grupo Deseo) Please bring food. Monday: 9:30 a.m. — Blood pressure checks; 10 a.m. — Health insurance benefits assistance. Tuesday: 10:30 a.m.. — Fun walk; 12 p.m. ...

 

5/21 Births

Cox Tucker Ross Cox was born Feb. 24, 2006, to Ross and Toni Cox of Clovis at Plains Regional Medical Center. He weighed 8 pounds, 6.5 ounces. He has one brother, Colton, 7. His grandparents are Richard and Sarah Cox of Pleasant Hill; Ken and... Full story

 

5/21 Engagements

Pond/Smith Stuart and Tresa Pond of Grady announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Taris Pond, of Clovis to Taylor Smith of Clovis. He is the son of Guy Smith of Colorado and Julie Abernathy of Clovis. The couple will...

 

5/21 Organizations

Extension Club The Chaparral Extension Club took a field trip on May 11 to Muleshoe. There were 12 members, and the Curry County Extension Council President Amy Armenta as the guest. The group shopped at Carolyn’s Christmas Creations with door... Full story

 

Cannon Airmen get a taste of life in ‘The Big House’

Master Sgt. Jerry McBride, 27th Operations Support Squadron, sits in the “pokey” at 27th Security Forces as he tries to make bail. $100 was raised in record time, said Sergeant McBride Public Affairs staff report Jail and Bail nets nearly a...

 

Cannon Airmen get a taste of life in ‘The Big House’

Master Sgt. Jerry McBride, 27th Operations Support Squadron, sits in the “pokey” at 27th Security Forces as he tries to make bail. $100 was raised in record time, said Sergeant McBride Public Affairs staff report Jail and Bail nets nearly a...

 

‘Fantastic Four’ unleashed on adventure race

The Cannon team competed in the two-mile raft race which was the final leg of the second annual Laughlin Race Saturday. Greg Allen Cannon unleashed Thunder, Turbo, Psycho and Raw on Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas as the Fantastic Four team completed... Full story

 

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