Dora student working toward national roping finals

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Dora native Jesse Clark took first place in the 19 and under age group at the recent annual Joe’s Boot Shop Calf Roping Colt Cluck Memorial and hopes to use the momentum to get to the high school national finals. Clark made the list of eight ropers on April […]

Budget adjustment on school board agenda

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Monday, school board members are set to vote on adjusting the budget to use federal stimulus money and to hear a request for them to take a stance on the possibility of a zone change that would allow a restaurant to open near Portales High School. The meeting is […]

May 3 Public Record

The following criminal cases were recently filed in magistrate court from April 6 through April 20: April 6 • Michael Pharis, 32, found guilty of driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs (1st); display of registration; lighted lamps required; negligent use of deadly weapon. He was given 90-days suspended sentence, one year supervised […]

Annual reading pow-wow coming to an end

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer After 25 years, the annual Steiner Elementary School reading pow-wow may have made its last appearance. The event allows first-graders and their parents to move through several stations, where the students read to earn portions of American Indian costumes and hear about related history. Parents do much of the […]

Resident requesting anti-littering measure

By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer A Roosevelt County resident plans to ask the County Commission to put up one “no littering” sign and publicize the state public nuisance law. The request is among agenda items for the commission meeting at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the District Courthouse. Linda Giddings, who lives west of Portales, […]

Program features Japanese stitching

Information on using canned and frozen cherries and cooking with cottonseed oil will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and 2 p.m. Saturday. Pat Baird, registered dietitian and spokeswoman for the Northwest Cherry Growers, will demonstrate some great recipes and talk about the nutritional benefits of using canned and frozen cherries. […]

Family dog has some issues with Bo

After nodding off a few times in my recliner after a hard day of yard work, I slapped the sleeping dog on my lap and told him I was tired and it was his turn to write this week’s column. Not doubting for a minute that the Dalmatian Flint could probably write a more interesting […]

No shame in being a ‘Digital Mom’

By Anita Tedaldi: PNT columnist My sister-in-law loves to remind me that she can’t possibly imagine what it must be like to stay home with the kids. She makes a point to stress that in her son’s school district there are only professional women and therefore she isn’t familiar with the stay at home mom […]

Support grows to eliminate Cuba embargo

Freedom New Mexico Perhaps the most significant sign that U.S. policy toward Cuba might change beyond the lifting of restrictions on how often Cuban-Americans can travel to Cuba or how much money they can send to relatives there lies not in how enthusiastically President Obama shook somebody’s hand at a Latin-American summit — but in […]

May 3 Engagements

Ingle-Pettigrew Mrs. Kathryn Mays of Coppell, Texas, and state Sen. Stuart Ingle of Portales announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Jennifer Ann Ingle, to Howard David Pettigrew, son of Mrs. Lana Jean Pettigrew and the late Dr. Howard Pettigrew of Lincoln, Calif. The couple will exchange vows June 20, 2009, at Loretto […]

May 3 Club Notes

Altrusa International Altrusa International Inc. of Portales met April 27 in the Sandia Room at Eastern New Mexico University. President Vaunceil Turnbough presided over the business meeting and conducted the opening ceremonies. The minutes from the previous meeting were approved as corrected. There were 25 members present. Jo Nell Brooks gave the Altrusa Accent.

May 3 Dora School News

Class faves Karen Cone, yearbook sponsor, had students vote on their various “favorites,” with these results: School Clowns: Alexis Villanueva and Kelli Merrick

May 3 PJHS News

School year on fast wind-down The last-quarter nine-weeks tests will be Wednesday and Thursday, followed by the second semester tests May 12-13.

May 3 CSC Menu

Monday: Ham and noodles, California vegetables, vegetable salad with dressing, cottage cheese and peaches. Tuesday: Chicken A La King, sauteed potatoes and onions, mustard greens with margarine, biscuit with margarine and chunky fruit. Wednesday: Green chile hamburger stew, salad, dressing, cornbread, margarine and tropical fruit salad. Thursday: Chicken-fried steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, wheat […]

May 3 Floyd Menu

Monday: Breakfast — Quesadilla, cereal, juice and milk. Lunch — Steak fingers, gravy, green beans, roll, applesauce, milk and salad bar for MS and HS. Tuesday: Breakfast — Breakfast burrito, cereal, juice and milk. Lunch — Chicken enchilada, refried beans, peaches, salad, milk and salad bar for MS and HS. Wednesday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza, […]

May 3 Athletic Awards

Brown Bethany College has awarded Heidi Brown of Portales a President’s Scholarship and a performance award in track and field for the 2009-2010 academic year. Brown is the daughter of Harold and Colleen Edwards. She currently attends Portales High School. At Bethany, she plans to study speech therapy. The President’s Scholarship, a $6,000 annual grant, […]

May 3 PHS News

ENMU recruiter at PHS Stephanie McClary of Eastern New Mexico University Enrollment Services will be on campus tomorrow to speak with college-bound seniors interested in attending ENMU for the 2009-2010 academic year. PHS Scholarship Awards Assembly Scheduled Portales High School is holding the annual scholarship awards assembly Thursday in the PHS Cafeteria at 6 p.m. […]

May 3 Library Books

• The Teen Writing Group will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday. • Preschool Storytime meets at 10:30 a.m. every Wednesday and at 6 p.m. Thursday. In this week’s storytime, we’ll be getting ready for Mother’s Day with stories and songs about families. As always, all programs are free and open to the public. The following […]

Church musician releases album

By Helena Rodriguez: PNT Correspondent After spending more than three decades recording CDs with his family group and singing for Mass at St. Helen’s Catholic Church, Andrew Sisneros has just recorded his first solo CD. The Christian CD, titled “Perdoname Senor” or “Forgive Me O Lord,” was recorded at Sisneros’ home studio, Consuelo Records. The […]

May 4, 1936

The Portales Post Office sent out a bulletin warning about misleading