Competition keeps health costs down

Freedom New Mexico Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of three editorials on Canada’s health care system. It is provided by editorial writers of The Colorado Springs Gazette.

Dogs main attraction at competition

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico If the dogs at the Curry County Special Events Center don’t know they’re the main attraction immediately, Heather Partain said, they figure it out pretty quick. “They pick up the nerves and everything,” from their owners, Partain, a pet photographer and dog handler, said at Friday’s American Kennel Club […]

Boys State introduces youth to government

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By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer In a world with expanding competition for the attention of high school students, Boys State may not hold the lofty position it once did.

May 8 -May 14 What's Happening

Today Push-up competition — all day at Fitness Center. Relay for Life — Ned Houk Park. Opening ceremony with parade of teams begins at 6 p.m. 17th annual Food Drive — Hosted by the National Association of Letter Carriers. Place nonperishable food items by your mailbox for letter carriers to pick up. Citizens may also […]

Portales robotics team tops state competition

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer The Portales High School robotics team took first place Wednesday at the Mathematics, Engineering and Science Achievement competition in Albuquerque. Portales has been competing in robotics for three years, with some success. Last month the team finished in second place in robotics in the MESA regional. Robotics teacher Jack […]

Melrose FFA students top state competition

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer For the first time in 30 years, Melrose FFA has topped 74 FFA chapters from around New Mexico with their agriculture-related evaluation skills. Twenty-three Melrose students won the 2009 New Mexico FFA Production Sweepstakes at the state Career Development Competition April 1-3 in Las Cruces. Dora FFA came in […]

Area students take FFA honors

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By Helena Rodriguez: FNM correspondent Dora High School students have uncovered a lot of dirt at their school, and that helped them take first place in the homesite evaluation competition at the New Mexico State FFA Career Development competition. The DHS homesite evaluation team — consisting of Jake Tayler, Chase Varnell and Calvin Tayler — […]

Portales students advance to national art competition

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Six Portales students soared on the wings of their artistic talents in a recent state aviation art competition. In the state Aviation Division-sponsored contest, five Portales Junior High School students and one James Elementary School student placed in the top three spots in their age groups for their pictures […]

ENMU piano student set to compete

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By Celena Cordova, PNT Staff Writer Eastern New Mexico University music performance major and international Chinese student Chenggang Wang loves competition, and his drive for competition helped him win first place in the Young Artist’s Piano Competition for New Mexico at the beginning of this month. According to a press release, Wang is now preparing […]

Former Hound recalls Olympic competition

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By Thomas Garcia, Freedom New Mexico Editor’s note: Freedom New Mexico is doing a series of stories on Olympians with ties to eastern New Mexico. The 1968 Olympics in Mexico City was just another place to run for Rex Maddaford.“It is an amazing experience and many get taken in by the whole idea of being […]

Brooks wins national music competition

By Janet Bresenham, Freedom New Mexico When B.J. Brooks was a little boy in Portales, he often spent weekends side by side with his grandmother Lucille, who loved to play the piano. “He wanted to learn ‘Home on the Range,’ so I used masking tape on the keys and numbered them on two octaves,” recalled […]

End-of-school scheduling conflicts still plague Portales High School

By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Reporter While the goal of many high school students is to graduate and receive that coveted high school diploma. Some Portales seniors will have to make a tough choice about their high school graduation. This year the seniors qualifying for state on the Portales Rams track team will have to […]

PHS choir is runner-up in state competition

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By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor A state-wide choir competition had never been held in New Mexico until this year. Portales High School’s choir took advantage of the chance to compete and came away as the runner-up in Class 3A.

Daughter needs support

Anita Doberman This past weekend I attended my oldest daughter’s first cheerleading competition. Actually, it was also my first cheerleading competition. I arrived at this event with mixed feelings. Cheerleading has been a big point of contention between my husband and I. Unfortunately, while he agreed to let our daughter be part of a competitive […]

Cheer squad now no cause for concern

By Anita Doberman This past weekend I attended my oldest daughter’s first cheerleading competition. Actually, it was also my first cheerleading competition. I arrived at this event with mixed feelings. Cheerleading has been a big point of contention between my husband and me. Unfortunately, while he agreed to let our daughter be part of a […]

Petersen claims second place

By Tonya Fennell: Cannon Connections Cannon Air Force Master Sgt. Steve Petersen took second place in two categories at the World Association of Benchers and Deadlifters competition held in Anaheim, Calif. Petersen, who serves as 712 MXS Weapons Section Chief, took second in the Master’s deadlift and Class One deadlift. Both wins were in the […]

October 19, 1986

• The Portales Junior High School cheerleaders brought home the first place trophy for their performance at the Eastern New Mexico Cheerleading Competition. Team members Brandi Amundson and Donna Rogers were selected as “Shining Stars” during the competition. • A one pound box of Zesta crackers was on sale at Parkway Supermarket for 98 cents […]

High Plains Junior Rodeo begins today

By Eric Butler, Freedom Correspondent Founded in Clovis in 1974, the High Plains Junior Rodeo Association still calls the city home. During the HPJRA Finals this week, some 250 contestants will also call Clovis home — at least temporarily. Participants younger than 8, and as old as 19, will culminate a circuit that started in […]

Muscle man

Photo by Tonya Fennell Master Sgt. Schuyler Beers works out three times a week at the Clovis gym Bodies in Motion. Beers recently competed in his first bodybuilding competition. By Tonya Fennell: Cannon Connections Schuyler Beers waited 13 months to sew on his Master Sergeant stripes. His promotion ceremony was held in June. And the […]

Airmen vie for bragging rights

Cannon Connections photo by Andy Delisle Cannon Air Force Base airmen display their speed and accuracy during the Pioneer Air Fest bomb loading competition. By Tonya Fennell: Cannon Connections “Competitors, are you ready to load?” The question, asked by Cannon Air Force Base Master Sgt. Malachy Perry, echoed across the flight line June 8. Following […]