Portales schools fail to meet AYP marks

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By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico schools are facing an uphill battle trying to meet the state’s adequate yearly progress. Nine Clovis schools and all five Portales schools fell short of AYP this year. The Public Education Department announced Friday results of the AYP report, which is based on the state’s standards […]

Lt. Gov. Denish plans Portales visit

Lt. Gov. Diane Denish will be in Portales at 1 p.m. Wednesday in front of the Memorial Building. The purpose of the visit is to speak with constituents, according to a press release from the city of Portales. Denish will be traveling in a bus with an awning where she will meet with people.

Kiwanis to hold swim meet

PNT Staff The Portales Kiwanis Club will hold its annual children’s swim meet at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Portales Municipal Pool, according to a news release. The event is open to ages 8-17. Preregistration is required but there is no cost to enter. A variety of events and games will be organized by the […]

Local Briefs, May 16, 2008

Democratic Women to meetRoosevelt County Democratic Women will meet at noon Monday at noon, in the Conference Room at Roosevelt General Hospital.Van Robertson, Democratic Candidate for New Mexico House of Representatives District 67, will be the principal speaker. All Democrats are invited to attend. Records to be purged soonRecords are available at the Special Education […]

Dora School News May 11, 2008

Elementary track meet slatedAthletic Director Ty Thatcher and the classroom teachers of grades 1-6 are planning a local track meet Thursday afternoon.

Aragon highlights LSC meet for ENMU

Freedom New Mexico ABILENE, Texas — Steven Aragon led a 1-3-6 finish in javelin to highlight Eastern New Mexico University men’s performances over the weekend in the Lone Star Conference track meet, hosted by Abilene Christian. Abilene Christian captured men’s and women’s team titles in the six-school competition. The Wildcats have won the last 15 […]

City officials: Water issues require multiple solutions

By Sarah Meyer, PNT Staff Writer The city of Portales has enough water to meet its needs for the foreseeable future, but alternatives need to be considered, officials said in a meeting last week. Portales city officials discussed the topic in a workshop Tuesday. “We can meet demand,” Mayor Orlando Ortega Jr. said. “We’re doing […]

Local Briefs, April 18, 2008

Democratic Women to meet Roosevelt County Democratic Women will meet at noon Monday in the conference room at Roosevelt General Hospital. Craig Cosner, candidate for New Mexico House of Representatives District 67, will be the featured speaker. All Democrats are invited to attend. CAFB adjusts flying hoursLocal residents may notice aircraft noise during later hours […]

Local Briefs, April 16, 2008

Girls softball coaches to meetThere will be a coaches meeting for Portales girls softball leagues at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Portales Recreation Center, 18th Street and Avenue I. All previous coaches and those interested in coaching are invited. Girls fastpitch signups and tryouts are Saturday at the Portales Softball Complex with the following schedule:8-under […]

Gas misers

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer Meet the Brunsons. Bobby and Kathie. If you don’t know them, chances are you’ve probably seen them cruising around town on their little red and white Metropolitan Honda motor scooters. With gas at a record $3.35 a gallon now, the Brunsons’ gas-guzzling 1999 Ford F-150 quadcab truck and four-door […]

Local Briefs April 15, 2008

Highway commission to meet hereThe New Mexico Department of Transportation Commission will meet at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the Zia Room of Eastern New Mexico University’s Campus Union Building. It is the commission’s regular meeting and is open to the public. The agenda will also include a presentation by District 2 Engineer Gary Shubert, Portales […]

Brown first at Tech track meet in javelin

Freedom New Mexico LUBBOCK — Sophomore Diedra Brown captured Eastern New Mexico University’s lone event win in Saturday’s Red Raider Relays at Texas Tech, taking women’s javelin competition with a throw of 123 feet, 5 inches. The top finish for the ENMU men came from junior Derek Henio, who placed second in the 10,000 in […]

Local Briefs March 18, 2008

AARP chapter to meetThe Portales AARP chapter will meet at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Community Services Center, 1100 Community Way.Steve North of the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office will give a program on the Newman Project.The public is welcome to attend. Town hall signup wrapping upRegistration for New Mexico First’s annual statewide town hall, […]

2-20-08 Floyd News

Upcoming Events • Women’s Bible Study will meet tonight at Debi Moore’s, 6:30 p.m. • Seniors will meet Thursday at the Floyd Senior Citizens Center for games and fellowship. Potluck is at 6pm and games begin at 7 p.m. School News Floyd School’s Love Soup Extravaganza will be Monday at 6 p.m. Students will perform […]

2-17-08 Local Briefs

MS group to meet An area Multiple Sclerosis self-help group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Caduceus Room at Plains Regional Medical Center, 2100 N. Martin Luther King, Clovis. Dr. Oswald Graham is the guest speaker and will be addressing nutrition. Information: Panhandle Division of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society at 806-468-7500 or […]

2-6-08 Floyd News

Transitions Birthdays and Anniversaries: Thursday — Arthur Rowland; Kenny and Kelli Richerson Sunday — Javin Chandler Upcoming events • Women’s Bible Study will meet at 6:30 p.m. tonight at Debi Moore’s. • Seniors will meet Thursday at the Floyd Senior Citizens Center for games and fellowship. Potluck is at 6 p.m. and games begin at […]

1-30-08 Floyd News

Transitions Birthdays and Anniversaries: Wednesday — Don Essary, Linda West Friday — Bobbi Nall, Kathy Duncan Upcoming events • Seniors will meet Thursday at the Floyd Senior Citizens Center for games and fellowship. Potluck is at 6 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. • Lion’s club will meet Monday at 7:00pm 4-H meeting held […]

1-16-08 Floyd News

Transitions Birthdays Wednesday — Jake Buzard Thursday — Chet Chenault, Don Beard, Jeanie Terry Tuesday — Alice Gossett Upcoming events • Seniors will meet Thursday at the Floyd Senior Citizens Center for games and fellowship. Pot Luck is at 6 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. • There will be no school Monday in […]

1-15-08 Local Briefs

Ron Paul group forming A meeting for people who want to get involved in helping to elect Ron Paul for president is scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday at Eastern New Mexico University’s Golden Library, room 141. Information: Bill Moyer, 714-3177 or e-mail: swpcbee@yahoo.com No commodities to distribute The monthly commodities that were scheduled for distribution […]

1/9/08 Floyd News

Birthdays and Anniversaries Belated: Dec. 28 — Kelli Richerson Dec. 29 — Dink and Mitzi Miller Jan. 1 — Kelsi Gray Jan. 2 — Casey Buzard This week: Thursday — Jill Thompson Friday — Char Rector Tuesday — Leon Harvey Upcoming events • Seniors will meet Thursday at the Floyd Senior Citizens Center for games […]