America is country like no other

By Joan Clayton : Religion Columnist I have something to say about my country. If America is so bad, why is it everyone wants to come here? Why do countries with dictatorship loathe America? Why do enemies, domestic and foreign, want to destroy this land? I think I have the answer. Our founding fathers had […]

Life without pain leaves one numb to joy

By Joan Clayton : Religion Columnist When you were just a plan in the mind of God, what if he were to ask you some questions about your journey on earth? With incredible technology having been accomplished already and the God given intelligence to master such feats, it is not inconceivable that God could show […]

Choice can work against veterans

By Tom Phillpot: Military Update The Senate voted on Aug. 3 to allow paid attorneys, for the first time in over a century, to represent veterans in filing disability claims with the Department of Veterans Affairs. “It’s like inviting the wolf into the chicken house,” said retired Air Force Lt. Col. Charley Burch. Burch, 74, […]

School News, Menus (Week of Dec. 12)

PJHS News Readers entertain at Steiner Students in Ami Padgett’s classes plan to present a play to first grade students at Steiner Elementary Thursday. Padgett’s classes have been reading for younger children during the year, and the play counts as the semester test grade. The following students have been working to memorize lines and learn […]

School News/Menus

PJHS News Music concert At 7 p.m. Tuesday in the high school performing arts center 185 junior high choir and band students will present their Christmas program. Band director Cindy Stone and choir director Franklin Smith say this should be a memorable program with Handel’s “For Unto Us;” Holst’s “In the Bleak Midwinter,” as well […]

Mulitple choice form simplifies Christmas letters

Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Time again for my annual Christmas letter, a tradition dating all the way back to last year when I had nothing better to do than pretend I had a better year than you. When I adopted this ancient ritual, I decided traditional Christmas letters are too pretentious, so I’ve developed this […]

School news and menus (Nov. 13)

PJHS News MESA teams place Math, Engineering, and Science Achievement sponsor, Shareen King reports that the junior high team placed fourth overall at the Fall Design competition. This is superior considering that the team earned this “total points” award even though they did not compete in every category. Timothy Brooks and Blanca Selgado, On-site Science, […]

Oct. 23 Week Menus

Portales Schools Breakfast Monday: Parent/Teacher Conference – No School Tuesday: Breakfast Pizza, Fresh Fruit and Milk Wednesday: Scrambled Eggs, Ham, Chilled Fruit and Milk Thursday: Ham and Cheese Pocket, Fresh Fruit and Milk Friday: Cold Cereal, Toast with Jelly, Juice and Milk Lunch Monday: Parent/Teacher Conference – No School Tuesday: Chicken Strips, Mashed Potatoes and […]

Oct. 16 School News and Menus

PJHS News Making Music Franklin Smith, choir director announced Portales Junior High choir students will have their first performance Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the high school’s Performing Arts Center. Smith said the program will include a variety of music styles. All family and friends are welcome.   First Quarter Ends Students completed their nine-weeks’ […]

Oct. 9 week School News, Menus

Portales Junior High School News Columbus Day Observed School will be closed Monday in compliance with federal holidays. Music News Choir director Franklin Smith says that the junior high Concert Choir and the Honor Choir are working hard preparing for a concert Oct. 18. Their program will contain many different styles of music from Spanish […]