Feb. 15, 2009 On the shelves

Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs. Welcome to Patricia Briggs’ world, a place where “witches, vampires, werewolves, and shapeshifters live beside ordinary people”.

Feb. 8, 2009: Dora News

Sports • Tuesday — Dora JV and Varsity host Eunice at 4 pm (2 gyms) • Friday — Dora Jr High white & red, JV, and Varsity teams host Fort Sumner at 3 pm (2 gyms) • Saturday — Dora JV girls & Varsity girls play at Jal, 2 pm (1 gym) BPA fundraiser Sponsor […]

Feb. 8, 2009: Anniversary

Ortega Freddie and Julia Ortega of Portales celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Feb. 8 at their home. The celebration was hosted by their son, David Ortega, and daughter, Annette Cavazos. The couple was married Feb. 7, 1959, in Portales. They have two children and four grandchildren. He is a retired Civil Service employee at […]

Feb. 8, 2009: PHS News

College goal Sunday College Goal Sunday will be hosted at Portales High School on 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 22 in the Portales High School/PMSD District Computer Lab. College Goal Sunday provides financial aid application assistance to help ensure New Mexico students overcome barriers to college affordability Representatives from the Eastern New Mexico University […]

Feb. 8, 2009: Elida News

• Students from Elida Elementary School competed in the county Spelling Bee, which was held Jan. 31.

Feb. 8, 2009: PJHS News

Buddy pictures WednesdayYearbook sponsor Jon Birdsong reminds students that Life Touch Studios will be here Wednesday to take buddy pictures.

Feb. 8, 2009: On the shelves

Feb. 12 marks the 200th anniversary of the birthday of our 16th president, Abraham Lincoln. To celebrate, the Portales Public Library recommends the following children’s books: Abe Lincoln Crosses a Creek: A Tall Thin Tale (Introducing His Forgotten Frontier Friend) by Deborah Hopkinson, pictures by John Hendrix. In this boisterous tale, Hopkinson and Hendrix introduce […]

Feb. 8, 2009: Menus

CSS Menu Monday: Chicken corn casserole, green beans, salad, roll, peaches. Tuesday: Salmon patty, carrots, baked potato, wheat bread, pears. Wednesday: Hamburger Mac, green beans, corn, peanut butter cookie. Thursday: Pork roast, mashed potatoes and gravy, peas, roll, banana pudding. Friday: Bar-B-Que, salad, carrots, apricots. Floyd schools menu Monday: Breakfast — Quesadilla, cereal, juice, milk. […]

Feb. 8, 2009: Engagements

Vigil/Ornelas Kathy Vigil of Portales announces the engagement and approaching marriage of her daughter, Amanda Vigil of Portales, to Ricky Ornelas, of Portales. He is the son of Janice and Ricky Ornelas Sr., both of Portales. The couple will exchange vows at 5 p.m. Feb. 14, 2009, at Calvary Baptist Church. The reception will be […]

Cooking pecans featured on show

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on using organic sweeteners in recipes and making a professional Roman Shade will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and at 2 p.m Saturday. Marie Oser is the spokesperson for Wholesome Sweeteners Inc. in Sugar Land, Texas, and she will demonstrate using various organic sweeteners […]

Creative Living Nov. 30, 2008

By Sheryl Borden: PNT columnist Information on making a gingerbread cookie box, a discussion about speech styles, and preparing gluten-free breakfast recipes will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and at 2 p.m. Saturday. Nancy Siler, of Wilton Enterprises in Woodridge, Ill., will talk about using gingerbread cookie dough and show […]

Dora School News

Sports schedule Monday — Clovis Christian hosts Dora Junior High white teams at 4 p.m. Tuesday — San Jon hosts Dora JV and varsity at 4 p.m. Thursday — Varsity boys and girls travel to Tatum Border Classic Tournament. Friday and Saturday — Dora Junior High red teams play in the Faith Triumphant Tournament. Progress […]

Elida School News

Upcoming Events Tuesday — Clovis Christian at Elida


Basketball schedules The seventh and eighth grade girls “A” teams head to Clovis to play Marshall on Monday. The boys teams host Marshall beginning at 4 p.m. The seventh and eighth grade girls “A” teams travel to Santa Rosa on Thursday. The boys “A” teams play in Portales on Thursday. MAPS testing scheduled Students will […]

PHS News

AIP meetings planned Counselors will be holding Academic Improvement Plan meetings for students (and their parents) at risk for losing credit(s) this year. Parent meetings have been scheduled Tuesday through Dec. 9.

Little Miss Merry Christmas


It’s time once again for the Little Miss Merry Christmas contest. The girls serve as the grand marshals of the light parade on Dec. 12 and ride in the lead car. The winner is chosen by penny votes, cast in jars at the sponsoring business. Contestants also can hold fundraisers, such as a bake sale, […]

Life not always easy

By Joan Clayton: PNT columnist Someone has said, “If you never wanted to be hurt, move to a desert island and be a hermit.” Maybe you would never be hurt, but think of the loneliness. Missing the joy and ecstasy of love would make life meaningless. Life is not always easy. Problems and trials do […]

July 20, 2008 Dora News

Physicals being offered Athletic Director Ty Thatcher and coach Pablo Pena have arranged for sports physicals to be available to Dora student athletes entering grades six through 12. The exams will be given in the Guy Luscombe Gymnasium beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday. In order to receive a physical exam, students must bring a […]

July 20, 2008 Club Notes

Altrusa Altrusa International of Portales met on Monday in the Sandia Room at the Eastern New Mexico University Campus Union Building with 18 members and 4 guests present. Vaunceil Turnbough, president, conducted the opening ceremonies. Linda Davis and Dannah Brown gave the Altrusa Accent. Nancy Legleiter read the minutes of the previous meeting, and they […]

July 20, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Portales Public Library: There Was a Woman : La Llorona from Folklore to Popular Culture by Domino Renee Perez. “How is it that there are so many lloronas?” A haunting figure of Mexican oral and literary traditions, La Llorona permeates the consciousness of her folk community. From a […]