Tuesday morning briefing: Calling young artists and pumpkin for oil

Good morning and welcome to the Tuesday briefing. Art contest The Congressional Art Competition is under way. This annual competition allows members of Congress to display the talent and creativity of their high school constituents. All entries from students in eastern New Mexico must be submitted to Sen. Ben Ray Luj

Special Olympics community effort

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Benna Sayyed Participants and volunteers at the state Special Olympics on Saturday in Clovis said the event is all about helping challenged citizens excel in sports and competition and enriching their life. The event, which began in 1986, takes place on the third weekend of September every year. The competition was held at the Curry […]

EMT rodeo wrangles services into competition

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USAF: Airman 1st Class Ericka Engblom The emergency medical team from Fort Sam/Houston, Texas, crawls through an obstacle course as part of the Emergency Medical Technician Rodeo. The EMT Rodeo is a competition in which EMT teams from across the United States and Germany test their skills in various events that simulate real life scenarios. […]

Reader-submitted content: Easter contest benefits children’s home

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Roosevelt General Hospital employees decorated and stuffed 17 Easter baskets for an internal employee competition to benefit the Christian Children’s Home. The RGH Physicians Clinic front desk team took home first place for their creative basket overflowing with candy, stuffed bunnies and fun. “Every basket was a great representation of Easter and of the love […]

Yard of the Month competition coming

By 27th SOW Public Affairs Family housing residents will soon battle for the best yard in the neighborhood as the Yard of the Month competition will run from May through September. The criteria for selection is based on the following: • Landscaping: Is the yard mowed, edged and trimmed? • Flowerbeds: Are they weed and […]

Dora school news — March 22

FFA News Kit Pettigrew, sponsor of the Dora Future Farmers of America, is proud of the FFA teams representing Dora at the judging contest in Las Cruces, held March 11-12. Dora teams took the sweepstakes competition, with the following finishes: First place, Dairy, Land; second place, Home Site, Pasture & Range, Dairy Foods; third place, […]

K-ENMU hosting sidewalk chalk competition

Bright-colored chalk is meeting pavement to become art by local students again this year. The Second annual K-ENMU Sidewalk Chalk Competition is set for April 30 on the Square, and the deadline to enter is April 1. The first 45 seventh-grade through college students to apply can participate. “We’re building on what we’ve already done,” […]

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 […]

Cannon cooks up competition

Cannon Connections: Liliana Castillo The Pecos Trail Dining Facility’s dessert raspberry chocolate cake included fresh raspberries, a chocolate sauce center and chocolate curls. The first cooking competition at Cannon Air Force Base pitted the Landing Zone’s civilian chefs against the Pecos Trail Dining Facility’s military chefs. The competition took place Jan. 22 at the Landing […]

Ticket feature: Mixed martial arts competition to be hosted at events center

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Freedom New Mexico Saturday night is fight night in Clovis. Evolution 1, a 16-bout mixed martial arts competition is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Curry County Events Center. Presented by Evolution Combat Sports Championship, there will be eight amateur fights, six professional matches and two main events. The main events will feature Amarillo’s Marcus […]

Atlatl competition: Throwback to prehistoric times

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Clarence Plank Modern people took a step back to pre-historic times Saturday by competing in the annual atlatl competition at the Blackwater Draw dig site. The tournament featured contestants armed with replicas of ancient atlatl spears. John Poitras, of Albuquerque, was in town for the tournament, now in its tenth year. “I think it is […]

Portales firefighters hone skills at Hazmat competition

Argen Duncan Four Portales firefighters donned protective suits and ran through scenarios involving leaking tanker trucks, missing radioactive sources and confined spaces last week. The team took fourth place overall and in the technical category at the 14th annual Hazmat Challenge July 27-30 at Los Alamos National Laboratories. Twelve teams from New Mexico, Texas and […]

Ticket feature: Events center hosting dog agility trials

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Freedom New Mexico The upcoming Stars and Stripes AKC Dog Agility Trial is sure to be entertaining. Scheduled June 18, 19 and 20 at the Curry County Events Center, the trial will be three days of non-stop competition for dogs from numerous surrounding states. More than 300 dogs are expected to compete daily, with dogs […]

MyAirForceLife.com hosting photography competition

By Maj. Belinda Petersen: Air Force Services Agency Public Affairs RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Air Force Services Agency officials are accepting photograph entries on MyAirForceLife.com, now through July 4, as part of the Year of the Air Force Family. This is an opportunity for airmen and eligible patrons of Air Force morale, welfare […]

May 11, 2010 Portales Junior High School news

Band and choir attend competition Portales Junior High band and choir students traveled to Amarillo last Friday to compete in the Greater Southwest Music Festival.

Young artist wins international competition

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer A Portales boy has taken third place in an international art competition. Nolan Riggin, 9, won the placing in the 6- to 9-year-old age division of the 2010 International Aviation Art Contest. Nolan, son of Ronda Hutcherson and Caid Riggin, said he learned of the award late last month. […]

Entries sought for song competition

By Maj. Belinda Petersen: Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — More than 70 years ago, Capt. Robert MacArthur Crawford, an airman with the Army Air Corps, won an original song competition that eventually became the official song for the U.S. Air Force. Crawford wrote the lyrics and music to […]

Video competition seeks entries

By Maj. Belinda Petersen: Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — What does MyAirForceLife.com have in common with YouTube, the world’s most popular online video community? Like YouTube, MyAirForceLife.com accepts video clips, allowing the global community to watch, share and vote on videos online. What’s different is visitors to MyAirForceLife.com […]

Cannon airman places in talent competition

American Forces Press Service RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Air Force officials here selected the top 11 Air Force entertainers from 74 airmen who gathered for the annual Air Force Worldwide Talent Search Jan. 17 through 25 at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. The Air Force’s top talents were chosen after nine days of […]

Students soar ahead in competition

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Portales students zoomed past the competition in a recent state aviation art poster contest. One James Elementary School student and four Portales Junior High School students scored among the top three places in their age categories at the state level of the 2010 International Aviation Art Contest earlier this […]