Clovis youth prepares for national spelling bee

By Ryan Lengerich His friends call him Zack, but Tuesday he will be known simply as “Speller No. 141.” That number will be assigned to Clovis’ Zachary Gillooly when he represents eastern New Mexico in a three-day competition this week at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. Sponsored by Freedom Newspapers of New […]

May 30 Public Record

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the Roosevelt County District Court: • Michael Lopez, 22, found guilty of issuance of worthless checks and will serve two years of supervised probation. • Robert Baker, 20, found guilty of probation violation on original charge of possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine and will serve one […]

May 30 Portales Junior High News

By Billie Dixon Summer School Offered Portales Junior High School students may be recommended for summer school based on their CAT composite scores in language arts and math. If students do not successfully complete summer school, they will take a remedial class as an elective next year. Also, if students failed the seventh or eighth […]

May 30 Floyd School News

By Jennifer Essary Upcoming Events • The next School Board meeting is June 14th at 7 p.m. Scholarship Recipients Floyd Quilting Bee Memorial, Wade Mobley and Carina Mendoza; Electric Coop, Cindy Andrade, Corina Mendoza, Ryan Kropf, Ryan Martin, Mary Ann Sullivan; Floyd Lions Club, Chance Chenault, Cindy Andrade; Masonic Lodge, Chance Chenault; New Mexico Christian […]

May 30 Dora School News

By Charlie Carmichael Highlighting Seniors The Dora School and communities surrounding the area gathered Sunday, May 23 for the graduation of our 12 seniors. Mostly, they were a close group of youngsters who had been together most of the time since pre-school days. Levi Beggs, was born and raised on a ranch near Milnesand. Jack […]

May 30 Elida School News

A reception honoring the kindergarten students was held May 17. Following the reception a graduation ceremony took place honoring the six students. The graduates were Sarah Massey, Trenton Bates, Hailey Nickels, Kynzi Creighton, Heaven Ruiz and Newman Seely. The first-grade students received many honors at the awards assembly. Some of the awards received were: participating […]

PHS seniors take part in Maypole tradition

By Tony Parra People from many Portales High School generations celebrated what many called a cherished, time-honored tradition of the winding of the Maypole on Thursday. The Maypole tradition history dates back to 1929 and is the only maypole tradition in high school history in the United States which has been going on in consecutive […]

Ute Water Project going to Senate floor

Federal authorization legislation for the Ute Water Project will be submitted to the U.S. Senate in June, a spokeswoman for Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., said Thursday. Officials have said authorization legislation is required before the project can be eligible for federal funds. Jude McCartin, Bingaman’s Washington press representative, said authorization legislation will not appropriate funding […]

Committee confident it is on right track

By Tony Parra Portales finance committee members said they agreed on one thing after they approved the budget to be presented to city council members on Thursday. They’re heading in the right direction. In previous meetings, members have talked about the $1.2 million-dollar budget deficit and the high percentage of cost in the personnel category […]

Heightened threat sparks search

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — America’s top law enforcement officials urged the public Wednesday to help the FBI track down seven suspected al-Qaida operatives and avert an attack on U.S. soil that a stream of credible intelligence indicates could occur in the summer. Attorney General John Ashcroft said the “disturbing” intelligence, collected for months, augments […]