Some folks naturals behind wheel

By Baxter Black: Syndicated columnist Most farm kids learn to drive early. It’s part of the responsibility given along with daily chores.

Field trips teach students about fishing, aquatic life

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Children squeal and shout excitedly as a big catfish thrashes on the line. A mother pulls the fish out of the pond for a moment, but it breaks the line and disappears under the water. After classroom fishing clinics, Valencia Elementary School students took field trips to Willow Bend recently to learn about fishing and […]

March 15, 2009 Portales high news

Junior Preview Day Scheduled At ENMU Eastern New Mexico University will host Junior Preview Day 10 a.m. to 2:20 p.m. Saturday. ENMU is inviting Portales High School Juniors to meet faculty and current ENMU students, learn more about academic offerings, see the residence halls, tour the campus, and answer any questions students may have.

Airmen learn consequences of drunken driving

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Evelyn Chavez Airmen gather around the drunken driving simulator during the national Save a Life tour at The Landing. The simulator allowed airmen to experience the effects of driving under the influence of alcohol. By Gabriel Monte: Cannon Connections Staff Sgt. Adrian Wilson swerved on the street hitting curbs on […]

Military feature: Airmen learn consequences of drunken driving

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By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico Staff Sgt. Adrian Wilson swerved on the street hitting curbs on both sides of the road before she managed to straighten her vehicle. As she kept driving, her control over the vehicle didn’t get any better, the car took longer to stop and turns became out of control. It […]

Birds of prey exhibit to come to Clovis

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By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Clovis residents will get a chance to learn about America’s birds of prey up close. They’ll even have an opportunity to see the birds fly. “We’re kind of giving a biology lesson while interacting with the birds. We teach people where the birds are, what they eat, how to […]

Editorial: Mayor’s leadership qualities contributed much

In many ways we were disappointed to learn Orlando Ortega will not seek re-election as Portales’ mayor when his term expires in 2010. At the same time, Ortega’s passion for change and shaking up the status quo just might be the part we like best about him. Ortega announced Monday he will keep a pledge […]

History lesson lies behind competition

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer Thousands of years ago, man invented a crude tool to help them more efficiently kill prey for food and pelts. Saturday morning, present-day people will gather at Blackwater Draw to learn about and compete with the hunting tool. It’s called an Atlatl, and it changed the way prehistoric man […]

Youngsters learning about fire prevention

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PNT Staff Report Portales kindergartners, first-graders and some preschool students are touring the Portales Fire Department during Fire Prevention week. Fire officials want youngsters to learn more about fire safety and prevention, said Battalion Chief Gary Nuckols. He said an estimated 300 children will tour the fire station this week and next. “One of the […]

Cadets learn about special tactics

By Master Sgt. Buffy Galbraith, Air Force Special Operations Command Public Affairs HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. — Nearly 30 Air Force Academy cadets took part in a Monster Mash here June 13 as part of an orientation course to experience life as a special tactics officer. The Monster Mash was a six-mile, on-base race that tested […]

Dora graduates 14 on Sunday

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer Be smart! Read often! Exercise your mind! And learn a skill so you can support your family and your future! These were words of advice from retiring teacher JoBeth Massey to 14 Dora High School graduates on Sunday. Marching in to the tune of “Against the Wind,” the graduates, […]

Taboo subjects always game for discussion

By Kevin Wilson, Freedom New Mexico Two things I always get in trouble for discussing too passionately are sports and politics. I never learn. l My favorite episode of “Cheers” prominently involves the Boston Celtics, as former Celtic great Kevin McHale loses his on-court focus due to a bar-room conversation about the number of bolts […]

Womans Day offers fun, information

By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer Women will be shown how to get it together. Learn how to look good and feel good. Talk it up and be “You and Improved” during the fourth annual Woman’s Day Out. The fourth annual Woman’s Day Out will once again be all about woman on Saturday as it […]

Parents learn to jump start education

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By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Ready To Learn workshops are helping to jump start children’s education in Eastern New Mexico. Improving a child’s learning skills and vocabulary at an early age are two of the reasons that Isabel Zupancic, the Ready To Learn coordinator, conducts the workshops, a service of the Public Broadcasting System. […]

11-25 Library Books

The following books are available in the Portales Public Library: The Watkins Dictionary of Dream By Mario Reading Thousands of in-depth entries explore and explain the stuff of dreams in this book by Mario Reading. What does it mean if you dream of a white elephant? Of flying, dolls, or dentists? This book offers a […]

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 […]

Camp Correll kicks off

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer The future of the Portales High School football program is on display this week in the annual Ram football camp at the Ram practice field. Following a season in which the Rams played in the state championship game, second-year head coach Andy Correll has two goals for this camp. […]

ENMU hosts choir camp

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer High school students from across the state spent the past week on the Eastern New Mexico University campus participating in the school’s annual choir camp. Not only does the camp help to prepare students for the upcoming All-State auditions, it is also instrumental in helping the students improve their […]

Accent doesn’t define person

By Anita Doberman: Columnist When people mention exotic places they would like to visit, Texas is probably not the first one that comes to mind. But to me, growing up in Rome — which seemed so ordinary — Dallas was the most exotic place I could think of. As a teenager I fantasized about being […]

For some, Texas is exotic enough

By Anita Doberman: PNT Columnists When people mention exotic places they would like to visit, Texas is probably not the first one that comes to mind. But to me, growing up in Rome — which seemed so ordinary — Dallas was the most exotic place I could think of. As a teenager I fantasized about […]