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Portales News Tribune (Newspaper) - August 29, 2015, Portales, New Mexico N Portal sews Tribune Tim Iraq a c left % i % 75< r to ump c i u v i. V % % i v 1 a v today saturday saturday Lew 60 or i saturday aug. 29,2015educators discuss Early childhood education a Early learning Alliance Council held town Hall meeting to hear professionals Rae Arnett staff writer Garnett @ the Early learning Alliance Council Elac held a town Hall meeting at Eastern new Mexico University on thursday evening. The meeting gave Early childhood professionals and educators a Chance to voice concerns to chair of Elac Erica Stubbs. This is the first year that Elac has sent members to different areas of the state to hold these meetings according to Stubbs who said Elac Hopes to ensure that these Are annual meetings. A this is our first year going out to the communities we Are visiting Las vegas Silver City Gallup and Here. The town Hall meetings Are used to connect with the communities and see what is going on first hand a said Stubbs. Elac was formed a Little Over three years ago and the members Are hand selected by gov. Susana Martinez according to Stubbs. Attendees to the town Hall meeting discussed the pros and cons of Early childhood education in the area. Multiple attendees mentioned the need for higher education requirements for Early childhood educators More infant toddler care centers an update to the 45-hour training that educators Are required to attend and an update to dual enrol ment courses in child growth and development at Emu. The attendees also discussed what they Are impressed with in the area the programs put into place to help children the smaller Community and How it allows people to stay More connected with How the children Are doing and the addition of the inclusion position at thee Lac on Page 2 editors notebook its history work began 110 years ago today on the Atchison Topeka and Santa be railway tracks Between Texico and St. Vrain. Workers headed West with plans to connect with the main line near Belen 268 Miles away. A Railroad siding where cars could be pulled off the main line was soon established 8 1/2 Miles West of Texico. A Small store and Post office were then located nearby and homesteaders began calling the site Riley or sometimes Riley switch referencing a family of Riley in the area. That site became Clovis in 1906, for reasons unknown months before it was considered a potential Tow site. Many believed the siding was named for the first Christian King of France supposedly because a Railroad officials spouse or daughter was studying about King Clovis at the time. A Clovis newspaper article published in 1907 also suggests the town was named for the King. The Only official Railroad document related to the naming of Clovis dated Jan. 17,1906, reports ifs a an old French an earlier Railroad document suggests the siding be called Strohm in Honor of Railroad superintendent . Strohm. Railroad officials filed the Tow site plat for Clovis on Panl 13, 1907. The new towns population grew from a few scattered homesteaders to More than 3,200 people in less than three years. A editors notebook is compiled by editor David Stevens. Contact him at Stevens @ or find him on Facebook. Classified.8 crossword.4 obituaries.2 sports.6-7 sudoku.4 con tact managing editor Alisa Boswell can be reached at 575-356-4481 or Boswel a a Wuu i vol. 58 a no. 207slow starter staff photo Tony Bullocks Josh Martinez of Clovis does Battle Friday afternoon with a stubborn Weed eater in front of his mothers Home on Edwards Street. Martinez came to mow and Edge his mothers front Yard on a sunny morning. The forecast Calls for More sunny Days with High temperatures near 90 for the next House attends Wayland Baptist graduation a 13 baccalaureate degrees 13 master s degrees 6 Christian ministry certificates awarded. By Brittney Cannon staff writer Cannon o in online com almost All of the seats at Central Baptist Church were filled Friday morning with friends and family members waiting eagerly to see the newest graduates from Wayland Baptist University. Graduates were from All different backgrounds a some were Active or retired military members some had Young families some were Young and some were old. But despite their differences and backgrounds they All lad one thing in common education is a priority. A fall of our graduates have worked extremely hard to achieve their educational goals Quot said Gary Mitchell executive director and Dean of Wayland a Clovis Campus in his welcoming speech. Quot to succeed they be had to learn How to balance the requirements of their jobs their families their Church and All the distractions that life has Given them. This balance often required a lot of teamwork Between the graduates and their families and great commitments on both according to Wayland Baptist University s Mission the University Quot exists to educate students in an academically challenging learning Wayland on Page 2 staff photo Britt nay Cannon Ashley Dawn Allen was among graduates Friday morning from Wayland Baptist University one of 13 who earned a masters

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