• Dear Teacher - March 6

    By Marge Eberts and Peggy Gisler

    Question: My daughter recently told me that two of her four children have been diagnosed with learning disabilities.

    Does this mean that they will never do well in school? Exactly what are learning disabilities? — No Knowledge

  • Van donated to tardy boy’s family

    The Associated Press

    GRANTS PASS, Ore.  — Southern Oregon businesses have donated a minivan to a family whose 6-year-old son was publicly punished for being late to school when his mother said her health issues and car trouble were to blame.

    A photo posted on Facebook of young Hunter Cmelo sitting isolated behind a cardboard screen in a school lunchroom generated outrage and heated phone calls and commentary.

  • Frontier prostitution subject of talk

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    Luna Community College history instructor Laura Gonzales-Meredith says she loves to teach. Part of teaching is lecturing and Gonzales-Meredith presented to a crowd of more than 300 recently. It took place at the New Mexico Museum of Art as part of the Las Golondrinas Winter Lecture Series. Gonzales-Meredith’s topic was “Caves, Cribs & Cathouses: How Frontier Prostitution Helped Build the West.”

  • NFL star advocates for financial literacy

    The Associated Press

    OKLAHOMA CITY — A former University of Oklahoma football star is using a unique way to spread the word to young people on how to be responsible with their money.

    The Oklahoman  reports that former Sooner and current Detroit Lions wide receiver Ryan Broyles is working with Oklahoma Treasurer Ken Miller on a statewide initiative to improve the money management skills of high school and middle school students by distributing a video game called “Financial Football.”

  • LCC student’s work on display at gallery

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    Luna Community College student Joseph Esquibel has always had a knack for drawing. He says as a young elementary student, he would find himself doodling. His works varied from landscapes to cartoons to cars.

    “When I was younger, my grandfather had a lot of nice paintings in his home and I always admired the work and detail that went into them,” said Esquibel, who is majoring in auto body collision. “I’ve always been drawn to art.”

  • Highlands alumnus honored by Queen of England

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The Queen of England will honor a Highlands University alumnus for providing access to education for orphans and other vulnerable children in his homeland of Cameroon.

    This June in London, Queen Elizabeth II will present Joannes Paulus Yimbesalu, 27, with one of the Queen’s Young Leaders awards as part of her Diamond Jubilee Celebration.

  • Dear Teacher - Feb. 27

    By Marge Eberts and Peggy Gisler

    Question: I have two very young children — a new baby, 5 months old, and an 18-month-old toddler. We have a slight history of hearing loss in our family, so I worry about the hearing of my two young children. The pediatrician says their hearing is fine. What should I do? — Worried

  • Obama threatens to veto ed. bill

    By Kimberly Hefling
    AP Education Writer

    WASHINGTON — The White House threatened Wednesday to veto a Republican bill to overhaul the widely criticized No Child Left Behind law, calling the effort “a significant step backwards.”

    The veto threat came as lawmakers began debate on the measure in the House. A vote is expected on Friday.

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  • Grand opening for auto collision building today

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    Luna Community College Auto Collision Instructor Anthony Baca has been waiting nearly a decade for a new auto collision building. The wait for Baca and the college is over.

    A grand opening and ribbon- cutting ceremony for the new building will take place from 10 a.m. to noon today (Friday).

    The public is invited. The new building is located on the southwest corner of the Luna Community College campus.