2-10-08 Elida School News

Upcoming activities • The Elida Schools Science Fair will take place Friday. Contestants will be divided into two divisions, grades 6-8 and grades 9-10. Ribbons will be awarded to first, second, and third place projects in each division. Medals will be awarded for top overall placings. Students will be eligible to compete at the Regional […]

Nursing goes online

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer State-of-the-art laptop computers and a first-of-its-kind online nursing pilot program is aimed at changing the face of the area nursing shortage and attracting more nurses to Eastern New Mexico University. ENMU’s nursing program purchased 25 brand new laptop computers with $90,000 of grant money from the New Mexico Higher […]

12-9 Elida School News

FCCLA sponsors food drive In the spirit of the holiday season, FCCLA is sponsoring a food drive. Members of each class are urged to participate. Tigers win Anton tourney The boys basketball team won the Anton Tournament and the girls team placed third. Lindsey Smith and Wesley Gilmore were selected as members of the all-tournament […]

Women gain toned abs, credit from belly dancing class

By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico A rhythmic jingling sound like coins in a pocket bounced around the walls of the dance studio. Wearing belts beaded with coins, women of all ages flutter their hips in concert with the Middle Eastern song filtering through the room. Belly dancing is one of the popular health and […]

PHS students to host auction

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Students of the junior class at Portales High School will host their annual class dinner and auction at 11:30 a.m. Sunday in the school cafeteria. Catered by J4 Bar-B-Que Catering, the meal will feature a barbecue plate complete with sides and drink. Tickets for the event are $10 for […]

11-11 Library books

The following books are available at the Portales Public Library: The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain By Peter Sis. Peter Sis was born in Brno, Czechoslovakia at the beginning of the Cold War. An acclaimed illustrator of children’s books, Sis uses the medium of pen and ink to tell the story of his […]

PNT picks up eight awards

Staff and wire reports ALBUQUERQUE — The Albuquerque Journal and the Clovis News Journal took daily newspaper general excellence honors Saturday in the New Mexico Press Association contest. The Rio Grande Sun and the Sangre de Cristo Chronicle won general excellence awards for weekly papers. The Portales News-Tribune collected eight awards. Including honorable mentions, Freedom […]

Clovis Community College institutes tuition break

By Gabriel Monte: Freedom Newspapers Part-time students can afford to take more classes at Clovis Community College in the spring semester. The tuition reduction, which affects students taking less than seven credit-hours, is part of the school’s 2007-2008 strategic plan approved Wednesday by CCC Board of Trustees during their monthly meeting. CCC president John Neibling […]

August 21, 1981

• Seven-year-old Shawn Burrow won the booster division of the Shepherd and Sheep in Wool Lead Class, while 11-year-old Toni Clark won the junior division, and 16-year-old Janet Baker won the senior division. The competition was held during the Roosevelt County Fair. • John Travolta and Nancy Allen starred in Blow Out, playing at the […]

July 25, 1960

• Murray E. Morgan of the state land committee placed four tracts of state owned land in Roosevelt County on the list for the August 16 bidding for oil and gas leases. All the tracts at that time carried a minimum annual rental of 25 cents per acre. • Members of the Portales High School […]

Reunion chance to relive times past

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor It’s been 30 years and plans have been laid for the Class of 1977 to reassemble for a party and portrait. We’ve been away long enough now that even the classmates too busy or intimidated to come to the last two reunions are curious to see what others are […]

July 11, 1982

• Rocky III and One Dark Night were the featured movies showing at the Tower Twin. • The 1939 Dora High School graduating class held their first class reunion at the Dora Community Center. • Sew & Go offered a “Little People’s Pals” doll making class.

Upward Bound helps students prepare for college life

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By Tony Gutierrez: Freedom Newspapers Members of the baking club were stirring the s’mores brownie batter when the smell of something burning rose from the oven. Natasha Sharp opened the oven door to find the graham cracker crust burnt. Sharp and her fellow club members are part of Upward Bound, a federally funded program designed […]

July 4, 1982

• Portales Fire Fighters responded to a barn fire that occurred one mile south of Roosevelt General Hospital. The barn was destroyed by the fire. Nearby calves were driven to safety by neighbors. • Members of the Portales High School class of 1930 gathered to share memories during a class reunion. It had been 52 […]

School celebrates 100 years

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Folks gathered at the Dora Consolidated Schools Centennial and the South County Reunion were there to reminisce about school days past. They also got a glimpse into the future, as the recently remodeled school was dedicated. With some classmates in attendance old enough to remember the start of the […]

Dora seniors turn tassels

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor DORA — For one Dora High School graduate, summing up her experience at the school was simple following commencement exercises Sunday in Guy Luscombe Gymnasium. “We’re all family,” said Iyesha Pareo, who plans on attending Eastern New Mexico University to seek a veterinary degrmee. “I’ve had a blast, it’s […]

Elida seniors celebrate graduation

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer Seven Elida teenagers have closed the book on one chapter of their lives and are about to set sail on another. Ron Haley, Brandy Hudson, Tanner Kube, Daniel Lee, Alicia Cross Smith, Lindsey Ward and Caleb Widener comprise Elida’s seven member class of ‘07 and Saturday was their night. […]

Turning point: Portales grads have many plans

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By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers Portales High School graduate Justin Jones admitted he was torn by conflicting emotions Friday night in Greyhound Arena moments after his class tossed their caps skyward. “We’ve gone 13 years together and we made it,” Jones said. “We’ve all got mixed emotions, we want to leave, but at the same […]

May 2, 1982

• “Missing,” starring Jack Lemmon and Sissy Spacek was playing at the Tower Twin. • The Portales Rams baseball team competed in a split doubleheader against the Artesia Bulldogs. The Rams won 7-3 and lost 14-1. The Rams advanced to the Class AAA state tournament.

Campus massacre: Gunman kills 32, self at Virginia Tech

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By Sue Lindsey; The Associated Press BLACKSBURG, Va. — A gunman massacred 32 people at Virginia Tech in the deadliest shooting rampage in modern U.S. history Monday, cutting down his victims in two attacks two hours apart before the university could grasp what was happening and warn students. The bloodbath ended with the gunman committing […]