My turn: Girls just want to have fun

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I’ve taken to having a lot of girls’ nights lately with Christina Calloway and Jessica Yi. We go out or stay in as our little trio group, watching movies or just acting plain silly. The three of us were laughing recently as we had a conversation about what an interesting and entertaining contrast we must […]

Portales City sports basketball — March 3

CMI staff Saturday Pee Wee League Girls Dora Lady Coyotes 12, Sparks 4. Scorers — Lady Coyotes, Brynn Dilliard 4, Cashlyn Fraze 4, Brelyn Gramzow 4. Sparks, Olivia Lowe 4. Mercury 28, Heat 6. Scorers — Mercury, Emma Gonzales 14, Riley Shillings 8, Taris Rippee 4, Aubrey Wells 2. Heat, Alicia Tirado 2, Shelby LeMier […]

Portales City Sports basketball — Feb. 18

Saturday Pee Wee League Girls Mercury 24, Extreme 6. Scorers — Mercury, Riley Shillings 12, Taris Rippee 6, Audrey Wells 4, Emma Goonzales 2. Extreme, Cyria Aguire 2, Hannah McDonald 2, Sydnee Lemmon 2. Monarchs 11, Dora Lady Coyotes 8. Scorers — Monarchs, Abigail Gallegos 4, Mikaela Ornelas 3, Kylyie Paden 2, Ezriah Martinz 2. […]

Portales City Sports basketball — Feb. 11

Freedom New Mexico Saturday Pee Wee League Girls Dora Lady Coyotes 13, Sparks 0. Scorers — Lady Coyotes, Cashlyn Fraze 6, Brelyn Gramzow 4, Brynn Dilliard 3. Mercury 17, Monarchs 4. Scorers — Mercury, Emma Gonzales 6, Riley Shillings 5, Anisten Tapia 4, Taris Rippee 2. Monarchs, Kylie Paden 2, Catelyn Breshears 2. Storm 22, […]

Portales City Sports basketball — Feb. 4

Freedom New Mexico Saturday Pee Wee League Girls Extreme 14, Monarchs 8. Scorers — Extreme, Cyria Aguirre 10, Sydnee Lemmons 2, Hannah McDonald 2. Monarchs, Abigail Gallegos 4, Kylie Paden 2, Mikaela Ornelas 2. Storm 14, Heat 10. Scorers — Teagan Faust 8, Kylee Rodriguez 4, Nayali Nunez 1. Heat, Adrianna Garcia 6, Angelina Maestas […]

PHS media arts class growing

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Christina Calloway Portales High School officials think basketball games could just be the beginning for its media arts class. The class did its fifth broadcast of the semester of Ram and Lady Ram basketball games Friday night, when the Portales girls opened District 4-3A play with a win over Ruidoso. The games are broadcast on […]

Elida news —

Sports schedule Tuesday: Basketball, Grady at Elida, junior high girls and boys. Parent’s Night. Games begin at 4 p.m. Tuesday: Basketball, Elida varsity teams at Roy, junior varsity games at 4 p.m. Thursday: Basketball, Elida varsity teams at Grady. Junior high games begin at 4 p.m.

Portales City League basketball — Jan. 21

Freedom New Mexico Saturday Pee Wee League Girls Extreme 14, Sparks 6 Scorers — Extreme, Cyria Aguirre, Sydnee Lemmon, 6 each, Hannah McDonald 2. Sparks, Olivia Low 4, Amanda Ornelas 2. Dora Lady Coyotes 8, Heat 0 Scorers — Lady Coyotes, Cashlyn Fraze 8. Monarchs 9, Sparks 6 Scorers — Sparks, Olivia Low 4, Amanda […]

Portales city league basketball

Pee Wee League results Saturday Girls Storm 6 Extreme 4 Leading scorers — Storm, Rylee Stevens 6. Extreme, Cyria Aguirre, Hannah McDonald 2. Mercury 13 Dora Lady Coyotes 6 Leading scorers — Mercury, Riley Shillings 10. Lady Coyotes, Brynn Dilliard 4. Storm 8 Sparks 2 Leading scorers — Storm, Kylee Rodriguez 4. Sparks, Amanda Ornelas […]

Elida news — Dec. 20

Sports Dec. 30: Basketball vs. Dora (junior varsity girls, varsity boys and girls), 4 p.m. Jan. 2 -7: EPAC basketball tournament, schedule TBA

Elida news — Dec. 6

Sports schedule Dec. 6: Basketball, Hondo, here, varsity girls and boys, 5 p.m. Dec. 8: Basketball, Texico, there, 7th girls, 4:30 p.m. Dec. 8-10: Basketball, Elida tournament, varsity girls and boys.

A survival guide for parents of tween and teen girls

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Arden Greenspan-Goldberg I am a N.Y.-based licensed psychotherapist with over 30 years of experience and mother of a now-grown daughter — Samara, 22. In order to help moms and daughters from my practice (as well as friends and family), I have come up with tips to help moms cultivate a respectful, strong connection with their […]

My turn: ‘Enchantment’ still in area

The battle of the sexes improv show I was in last weekend turned out to be even more fun than I thought it would be. The girls lost, but not by much. I have to say with all of the “women belong at the kitchen sink” jokes coming our way, I think we held our […]

When is the best time to start potty training?

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Tonjia: Developmentally speaking, there are two important things to remember about potty training children. First, girls typically reach developmental milestones more quickly than boys and thus potty train earlier than boys do. Second, potty training depends upon a child’s ability to control bladder and bowel functions. In most children, awareness of these functions does not […]

Frumpy Middle-Aged Mom: They’re young girls, not tramps

Marla Jo Fisher It’s nice to know that we can walk into any mall these days and outfit Curly Girl for her future career as a prostitute. Maybe she’ll meet Hugh Grant while she’s trolling the streets. Maybe she’ll be a stripper or a call girl who meets a nice married governor from Back East. […]

Friday morning briefing: Lake opens, camp starts and O.J.’s ride

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Hoop camp The Portales Rams Girls Basketball Camp is set for Monday through Wednesday at the Portales High School gym. The camp is open for girls entering first through eighth grade, and the cost is $35.Information: Traci Sievers at 749-2701. Registration forms and information: […]

Local girls competing in county fair queen contest

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Two local girls are participating in the Roosevelt County fair queen contest this weekend. The girls are to serve as ambassadors at the Roosevelt County Fair, contest organizer Beverly Bennett said. They won’t advance to the state queen competition because they are too young. Krista Avritt, 15, of Elida is the Princess contestant. She is […]

PHS students join ‘Little Dresses for Africa’ program

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Argen Duncan Putting their skills to work for someone else, Portales High School clothing design students are making dresses for impoverished girls. Each of the 30 students in Laura Adkins’ “Clothing and Costume Design” class is making a dress for the Little Dresses for Africa program. “I hope that they get out (of the project) […]

Elida wins Class B girls state title

The Elida Tigers rallied from a seven-point halftime deficit to beat Grady 60-48 Friday afternoon in the Class B girls state championship game. Magarita Ortiz scored eight of her 12 points in the fourth quarter when Eldia outscored Grady 26-8. Reavis Best led Elida (26-3) with 24 points and 10 rebounds while Amanda Cross-Smith added […]

Jan. 18 — Elida news

Sports Toay: Texico at Elida, junior high boys/girls doubleheader, 4 p.m Thursday: Varsity boys at Valley Christian, 5 p.m; junior high boys and girls at Portales, 4 p.m. Saturday: Homecoming vs. Floyd, junior high/junior varsity boys, varsity boys and girls, 3 p.m.