Feb. 6 Elida School News

By Michelle Chambers The Elida Elementary School St.Valentine’s Day parties will be held Feb. 14 at 3 p.m. Students will be exchanging valentines and enjoying the candy and party snacks contributed by parents for the occasion. Students enter essay contest The fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade English classes are employing the writing and proofreading skills they […]

Dec. 19 Public Record

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the magistrate court: — Jacqueline Troy, 18, pled no contest to the charge of possession of drug paraphernalia and will serve 364 days of supervised probation. — Chris Wilkinson, 22, pled guilty to the charge of driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drug (first […]

Dec. 12 Faith Triumphant School News

Geography bee Congratulations to the geography bee first- and second-place winners, Bryce Harrison and Reshea Kelly. Reading contest FTCS recently had “The Pumpkin Patch Reading Contest.” Students were asked to read as many books as they could. After each book they read, they had to give a small oral report to their teacher telling about […]

Nov. 7 Floyd School News

By Jennifer Essary Upcoming Events • The school board will meet Monday at 7 p.m. in the main office. The public is welcome to attend any School Board meeting. • Standards assessments for all Juniors are Nov. 16 and 17. • Thanksgiving Holidays will be Nov. 24-28. School will resume Nov. 29. Athletics • The […]

Oct. 24 Elida School News

Elida FFA chapter housed the 2004 Greenhand Quiz and FFA Creed Speaking contests. The contest took place Oct. 18 at Elida High School. Forty-four contestants from 11 neighboring schools participated. The judges were Tommy Thompson, San Jon; Arkie Kiehne, Portales; Mike O’Connor, ENMU; Jesus Trujillo, Hagerman; Glen Trammel, Dexter; and Kelly Jones, Goddard. The students […]

Sept. 19 Elida School News

Book fair this week The Elida Elementary School will sponsor the Scholastic Book Fair Monday through Thursday. The fair will be open every day from noon to 4 p.m. The books will be located in the elementary foyer. The proceeds will go to the elementary PTO.   Teacher promotes essay contest Vigo Torske, the high […]

Local participant knocked out in national bee

By Mike Linn Zack Gillooly and several modern-day dictionaries had something in common Wednesday morning: None of them recognized the word “reresupper.” Zack, representing the eastern New Mexico region in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., lost in the first speaking round after misspelling the word by one letter, using an “o” instead […]

Senior center hosts annual chili cookoff contest

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Mike Linn Thirteen pots of red chili adorned a table at the Portales Senior Citizens Center Monday night. A hot, seasoned aroma hovered lightly in the room. And a spicy zing painted the taste buds of some 45 seniors and six judges. The Fourth Annual Chili Cookoff and first annual pie baking contest raised an […]

Country show a feature at county fair

PNT Staff John Michael Montgomery, LeAnn Rimes and Martina McBride all used the Colgate Country Showdown as a steppingstone to jump start their music careers. And at this year’s Roosevelt County Fair, 18 will try to follow their path toward country music’s elite. The event is one of many to will fill a tight schedule […]

Seven vie for fair queen title

PNT Staff Seven young ladies in Roosevelt County will compete in the 2004 Fair Queen Competition. The contests are divided into two portions: horsemanship and personality. The following contestants will put to test their people and horseback-riding skills in an effort to claim their prospective crowns: – Amber Kinsey, 16, of Dora, who enjoys volleyball […]

Peanut butter causes rough ride, sticky contest

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Mike Linn You could be strong, agile, a skilled horseback rider and fleet of foot, but if you couldn’t inhale a peanut butter sandwich there was no hope of winning the Roosevelt Rough Rider Challenge Saturday at the Portales City Park. As a matter of fact, the contest’s winner, Lalo Aranda Jr., said his love […]