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 […]

Creativity covers holiday tables

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer From tractors to chili peppers to snowmen and Santa Claus, decorations covered the many tables during the 10th annual Holiday Happening on Saturday. This year the event was dedicated to Chester Harth, the recently deceased husband of Altrusa club member Cindy Harth. According to Cindy, Chester had been a […]

11-28 PJHS news

Students make All-District Honor Choir Choir Director Suzanne Cottrell took 15 students to Artesia Nov. 16 to perform in the All-District Honor Choir. Seventh grade students Lynne McDonald, Audriana Underhill, Monica Vicuna, Megan Sutton, Hannah Christensen, Emily Benavides and Samantha Sawyer joined eighth grade students, Kabrina Abyeta, Grady Beachum, Ryan Doolady, Ashley Holmes, Kim Manquero, […]

Some children wise beyond their years

By Anita Doberman: Columnist I try to focus on living in the moment and not get fixated on results. I attempt to do this with my children, my husband and in all areas of my life. I often fall short of my good intentions and measure myself against others’ accomplishments and successes. And while it’s […]

Effort often worth more than result

By Anita Doberman: PNT Columnist I try to focus on living in the moment and not get fixated on results. I attempt to do this with my children, my husband and in all areas of my life. I often fall short of my good intentions and measure myself against others’ accomplishments and successes. And while […]

10-28 Dora School News

Elementary to see special exhibit On Tuesday, all Dora elementary classes will be treated to a special zoological exhibit from the Albuquerque Zoo. The “Zoo to You” program will be set up in the school library and will cover the following topics: Fur, feather, scales (Grades PK, K, 1); Reptiles and Amphibians (Grades 2-3); Secrets […]

AYSO introduces sport of soccer to youth

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Each week, hundreds of Roosevelt and Curry County children burn off energy and learn life-long lessons as they run up and down area soccer fields in the American Youth Soccer Organization. According to AYSO regional commissioner Jolene Nauman, approximately 350 children from 4 to 13 play on about 50 […]

Children source of wisdom

By Joan Clayton: Religion Columnist I feel a tug at my heart. By this time, I would have all my bulletin boards up, all my students’ names on the desks, all my lessons planned and would have prayed for a successful year. Why do I miss teaching school so much? I miss those little shiny […]

Dawg Days kick off

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer If you set foot on the Eastern New Mexico University campus this weekend, you’ll probably be asking yourself, “Who let the dawgs out”, as ENMU’s freshman orientation program, Dawg Days, sends the green newcomers to various get acquainted events. “It gets them involved in the campus,” Rebecca Valdez, co-director […]

Competition of olympic proportion

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Twelve Roosevelt County residents will be traveling to Las Cruces on Tuesday to participate in the Summer State Senior Olympics. For a fee of $45 each, Roosevelt County residents aged 55 and older were eligible to participate in the local games that were held in April. Over a period […]

Portales Sun Devils headed for Nationals

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer A dozen 10-and-under girls softball players were brought together earlier this summer to extend their softball season and to have some fun along the way. Now, after winning the 10-and-under state tournament in Clovis last week, this group of girls are headed to the National Softball Tournament in Lubbock, […]

Holiday festival features food, fun, friends

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer For the first time in several years, the people of Portales had a place to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday with food, fun and friends — all in a family atmosphere at the Smokin’ 4th of July Bash at Greyhound Arena Wednesday afternoon. The first-of-its-kind festival featured live […]

Portales prepares for Heritage Days fun run

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Runners from Roosevelt County and beyond will pound the pavement this Saturday in the seventh annual Heritage Days Fun Run through the streets of Portales. Danny Woodward, president of Portales MainStreet, has been a part of the run since its conception. “The way this all started off — we […]

Family concert slated

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By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Incorporating learning with fun will be the focus of national touring entertainer Gary Dulabaum as he visits Portales elementary schools on Thursday and Friday According to Debra Hargrove, Brown Early Childhood Center music teacher, the public school system in Portales received a grant three years ago that has allowed music […]

April 26, 1980

• Ryan Cook, was presented a special award for being the youngest participant in the Annual ROTC Fun Run. Ryan completed the 3,000 meter (1.8 mile) portion of the race in 26 minutes. He is the youngest participant to ever compete in an ROTC Fun Run.

Parenting includes need to have fun

By Anita Doberman: Local columnist When was the last time you really laughed out loud? If you have to think for a while before you answer, it was too long ago. I am not talking about smiling or a polite chuckle. I am talking about a real heartfelt laugh with teary eyes. I happened to […]

Tractor promotes breast cancer awareness

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Nestled among the antique tractors on display at the 15th annual New Mexico Ag Expo was a 1955 Farmall 400 tractor belonging to Connie Mac and Shelia Smith of Roswell. The pink — yes, pink — tractor stood out in the midst of the green, red and orange tractors […]

Portales observes Literacy Day

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Literacy Day was celebrated Friday as volunteers from the Portales Altrusa Club and Eastern New Mexico University’s Zia basketball team visited Portales schools and childcare centers to read to the students. According to a press release from the New Mexico Coalition for Literacy, the day has been set aside […]

Day Trip: Parks can help make fun finale for summer

With summer winding down, families are looking to squeeze that last little bit of fun from summer. A quick way to do that on a day trip would be a visit to an area amusement park. Casel-Land Fun Center Located on the outskirts of Clovis, Casel-Land Fun Center includes a go-cart track, 18-hole miniature golf […]

Include safety in your summertime fun plans

Master Sgt. Patrick Mehmert Good old summertime means fun at the lake, camping, and swimming. At Cannon, this often means spending a bit of time behind the wheel. There aren’t many lakes or mountains in our immediate area, so we often hit the wide-open New Mexico highways in search of family fun. Unfortunately, along the […]