Sept. 26 Floyd School News

By Jennifer Essary Upcoming Events • Friday will be an ELS day. • The homecoming bonfire will be Oct. 15th. Homecoming will be Oct. 16 against Clovis Christian. • Junior Carnival will be October 29. Changes regarding ELS Day The school has sent home letters to all parents regarding changes to ELS day. All Elementary […]

Social workers face pressure of ramifications

By David Irvin One of the hardest tasks Sherel Whited faces as a social worker is making decisions she knows will change the lives of the parents and children. A social worker supervisor for the Children, Youth and Families Department in Curry County, it’s Whited’s job to initiate steps toward removing a child from a […]

Gena Sanchez: Personalities Plus

Your name: Gena Sanchez Your job: ENMU student Your age (and birth date): November 15, 1980, 23 years old Our hometown: Clayton.. Occupation: Student teacher at James Elementary School Your family (Spouse, children, names and ages): Rodolfo Sanchez is my husband Your hobbies and groups you are involved with, volunteer work: I enjoy playing with […]

PHS drama club ready for new season

By Laurie Stone The act of engaging in theatrical drama is something everyone has practiced whether they are wise to it or not. Bill Strong, the Drama teacher at the Portales High School, said, “Acting is an imitation of life and life teaches people how to perform.” Strong said acting exists everywhere. If a child […]

Pioneers honored

By Tony Parra Find your sneakers, paint your turtles, and break out your stick horses, because there is much to celebrate Saturday at the Roosevelt County Fair. At 2 p.m. in the Pavillion, the turtle race will kick off a day for the kids and family. Southwest Box Turtles will be divided up into heats. […]

Kids’ events set for Saturday

PNT Staff Find your sneakers, paint your turtles, and break out your stick horses, because there is much to celebrate Saturday at the Roosevelt County Fair. At 2 p.m. in the Pavillion, the turtle race will kick off a day for the kids and family. Southwest Box Turtles will be divided up into heats. Each […]

April 28 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Transitions Birthdays this week: Houston Lee; Brad Lee Upcoming Events • There will be no school Friday for an ELS day • 4-H will meet Monday at 7pm in the Community Building Back Porch Pickers The Floyd Back Porch Pickers will meet Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Community Building. This is […]

April 25 Floyd School News

Upcoming Events • ELS day Friday • Child Find, Friday • FFA Banquet is Friday night. • Fourth grade field trip to Albuquerque is Thursday and Friday • Annual Elementary Play Day is May 7th from 8-11am. Parent volunteers are needed, if you are interested, please call Sabrina or Mrs. Batista at 478-2211. • Athletic […]

State reports 11 percent rise in child abuse

Staff and Wire Reports SANTA FE — Child abuse reports in New Mexico increased by about 11 percent from 2002 to 2003, the state Children, Youth and Families Department confirmed. Figures released by the department show CYFD received 27,525 abuse reports last year, an increase of 2,708 from the year before. The number of cases […]

April 21 Floyd News

Transitions Birthdays this week: Tommy Goff, Colin Chandler, Bertha Gregory, Jimmy Gordon. Upcoming Events • The Floyd High School Prom is this Saturday. Church News The Floyd Methodist Church has announced that their pastor, Mary Sue Hull, has been reappointed to the Elida/Floyd charge for the coming year. The church appreciates the support given from […]

Officials speak up for rights of victims

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By Michelle Seeber The United States records an average of two murders, 58 robberies and 103 abusive acts against children every hour, law-enforcement officers told a group of Portales-area residents on Monday. That’s one reason this has been declared National Crime Victims Week. “When one person is victimized, we have to remember it affects all […]

Terry loves school, homemade bread

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Job: Principal at James Elementary Age (and birth date): 42 (Sept. 6, 1961) Hometown: Portales Family: Wife Kristie; sons Teegan (9) and Braden (8); and daughter Micah (5). What do you think of Portales? “Love it! It is a great town and I am proud to call it home. When you see the people support […]

Suspect nabbed in Web sting

Darrell Maurina A three-week undercover sting operation led to the arrest of George Ford, 28, who police say used the Internet to lure what he thought was a 14-year-old girl into a meeting. Ford actually had been corresponding with a state police agent via e-mail and arranged to meet her in the Clovis area, according […]

Woman who ‘found’ baby is mother

Darrell Maurina Portales police have arrested a woman who said Sunday that she found an abandoned baby in a park. Police said Tuesday they now believe the newborn belonged to the woman who said she found it while jogging in Rotary Park near her dorm room at Eastern New Mexico University. The 18-year-old woman is […]

Abandoned baby allegedly found in park

Mike Linn A newborn boy is in good health after a woman said she found him abandoned at Rotary Park on Sunday morning while she was jogging. Police say they have identified the mother and further investigation and charges are pending. The jogger told police she heard the baby crying and later found him wrapped […]

Unrelated crashes leave one dead, 6 injured

Darrell Todd Maurina One woman died and six people were hospitalized in two unrelated car crashes late last week, officials said. Patrolman Jason Spearman of the New Mexico State Police said he arrived about 4:20 p.m. Friday at the scene of a one-vehicle rollover crash on U.S. Highway 70 a few feet from the Curry-Roosevelt […]

Single mom personifies persistence

By Angela Peacock Though Juanita Black’s later years of life were filled with pain and suffering due to a rare immune deficiency disease, family members said her faith in God never once failed. No matter what the circumstances Juanita’s oldest daughter Juena Hickman said her mother would tell her children to place their faith in […]

Police cracking down on truancy

By Mike Linn Area officials are cracking down on parents whose children frequently rack up unexcused absences in school. The Portales Police Department has warrants on two parents with children in the Portales School District. In Clovis, the crackdown has already reached the courts, resulting in probation and fines for one parent found guilty of […]