‘Behoove’ winning word at county spelling bee

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Christina Calloway “Behoove” was the word that ended it all, a word that when spelled correctly usually means virtually nothing for most people but for 10-year-old Abigail Cameron, it meant she was a champion. She had confidence all along that she would be champion and not because she’s been studying every day since Christmas break, […]

Spelling bee winners announced

PNT staff report Eastern New Mexico University will be hosting the Roosevelt County Bee on Saturday, Jan. 28 at 9 a.m. in Buchanan Hall. The winner and runner-up for all schools participating in the bee this year are: • Dora Schools: Senior Division winner — Charlyn Simpson; Senior Division runner-up — Jaedin Paxton • Floyd […]

Eighth-grader advances in Spanish spelling bee

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Alisa Boswell The competition grew in intensity Thursday as it got down to two final contestants — eighth-grade student Alejandro Munoz and fifth-grade student Magaly Najera. The words presented by announcer Antonia Salaz grew in difficulty in the final round of the Portales Municipal Schools’ annual Spanish spelling bee. It ended with Munoz winning, spelling […]

Friday morning briefing: The buzz, the history of flight and a dream explodes

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. The buzz Check out the annual Roosevelt County spelling bee 9 a.m. Saturday at

County spelling bee set for Saturday

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Argen Duncan Elementary and middle school students will be spelling it out for the county this Saturday. Fourteen students from three county school districts are to compete in the annual Roosevelt County Spelling Bee. The winner of the senior division, sixth- through eighth-graders, receives a $500 scholarship to Eastern New Mexico University and a chance […]

Nursing home receives five-star rating

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Argen Duncan Heartland Continuing Care has earned the highest rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. According to the Medicare website, the center has rated six nursing homes within a 50-mile radius of Portales, and Heartland is the only one with the five-star rating. Health inspections, quality measures and staffing factor into the […]

Valencia School fifth-grader wins Spanish spelling bee

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Valencia School fifth-grader Yacaranday De la Torre enjoyed participating in the Spanish Spelling Bee. Winning it Wednesday and advancing to state finals was even more fun. “I enjoy studying and spelling the words,” De la Torre said. This was Torre’s second time participating in the bee. It was sponsored […]

PJHS student wins county spelling bee for second time

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Hard work and study paid off for the winners of Saturday’s annual Roosevelt County Spelling Bee at Eastern New Mexico University. A dozen Roosevelt County students competed in the event. Winners included Portales Junior High School seventh-grader Mathew Sanchez, 12, who competed in the senior division, and Floyd Elementary […]

Portales 11-year-old to compete in state spelling bee

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer Ergonomic, E-R-G-O-N-O-M-I-C, ergonomic. With those nine letters, Portales 11-year-old Mathew Sanchez punched his ticket to the state spelling bee in March. Instead of watching American Idol or ESPN, the Portales 6th-grader was studying word origins and etymology, and it paid off in a big way. Sanchez correctly spelled ‘ergonomic’ […]

Jan. 25, 2009 Portales Junior High News

Spanish bee Ruben Tellez invites parents to the Spanish Spelling Bee Thursday at 10:15 a.m. at Portales Junior High. Basketball endsMonday finds the girls seventh- grade “A” team and the eighth-grade “B” teams in playing Marshall in Clovis. Marshall boys seventh-grade “A” team and the eighth-grade “B” teams come to Portales to face their Ram […]