Small schools prepare for graduation

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer This weekend promises flying caps, smiling graduates and proud parents as Roosevelt County small schools prepare for graduation. Floyd and Elida seniors graduate Saturday, and Dora commencement is Sunday. “It will be exciting just to have finished,” said Floyd valedictorian Jordan Terry. “I’m a little nervous about college, but […]

Annual reading pow-wow coming to an end

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer After 25 years, the annual Steiner Elementary School reading pow-wow may have made its last appearance. The event allows first-graders and their parents to move through several stations, where the students read to earn portions of American Indian costumes and hear about related history. Parents do much of the […]

ENMU hosts juniors

Eastern New Mexico University is hosting a preview day for high school juniors and their parents Saturday. The students and parents can tour the campus and learn about academic offerings, financial aid, housing and student activities. Drawings for scholarships, iPods and other prizes are planned. Information: call 562-2178, e-mail enrollment.services@enmu.edu or visit www.enmu.edu/jrpreviewday.

Program trains teen parents

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico As an eighth-grader, Martha Torres is too young to drive, hold a job, vote or join the military. And yet Thursday she said hello to the biggest responsibility of her life — a baby boy. Torres is one of 25 Curry County teens and one from Roosevelt County participating […]

Feb. 8, 2009: PHS News

College goal Sunday College Goal Sunday will be hosted at Portales High School on 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 22 in the Portales High School/PMSD District Computer Lab. College Goal Sunday provides financial aid application assistance to help ensure New Mexico students overcome barriers to college affordability Representatives from the Eastern New Mexico University […]

Program turns parents into grads

By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Portales High School’s Graduation Reality and Dual-Role Skills program had 73 percent graduation rate among eligible seniors and no repeat pregnancies last year, director Laura Adkins said. Adkins gave an update on the GRADS program during the school board meeting Monday in the district’s Administration Building. Mothers in the […]

Jan. 11, 2009 Library Books

The following books are available for checkout at the Portales Public Library: Superparenting for ADDBy: Edward M. Hallowell, M.D. and Peter S. Jensen, M.D.As a pediatric psychiatric clinician, the father of two ADD children and an adult with ADD himself, Dr. Edward Hallowell, teams up with top academic ADD researcher, Dr. Peter Jensen to bring […]

Jan. 11, 2009 Portales High School News

Financial aid workshop set The Educational Talent Search Program of ENMU will host a Financial Aid Workshop for Portales High School seniors and their parents 6 p.m. Monday in the PHS Library.

Jan. 4, 2009 Library News

Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. is Baby Laptime. This program is designed for infants and toddlers ages 1-3 and their parents. It is a short storytime with lots of singing and fingerplays—a perfect way to introduce your child to the love of reading. This week’s theme is “Move it, Baby!” Preschool Storytime meets every Wednesday at […]

PHS News

AIP meetings planned Counselors will be holding Academic Improvement Plan meetings for students (and their parents) at risk for losing credit(s) this year. Parent meetings have been scheduled Tuesday through Dec. 9.

Nov. 27, 1959

The Portales News-Tribune reported that Sgt. Jerry Mathis and his wife came from Germany, where he was stationed, to visit his parents in Portales for the holidays. They were to be in the area until late December after Christmas.

Readers weigh in on coming elections

Obama campaign damaging to America I am a proud American. I believe in God, family and country. Our country was founded on these principles and provided us with freedom and the liberty to choose the path we desire to follow. Here in our area we have wonderful people who love and care for each other […]

PJHS News Oct. 26

Parent-teacher conferences planned The junior high faculty and staff invite parents to the parent/teacher conference Monday from 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. Parents may pick up their children’s report cards and visit with teachers about the student’s progress so far this year. If possible, Principal Steve Harris asks parents to come at the following times based […]

PJHS News Oct. 19

Family fun night setParents and students are invited to visit teachers in their classrooms from 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesdayto try some interesting learning activities. Conferences planned Students completed the first quarter of their school year Friday. Parents may confer with teachers from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 27 to discuss their children’s grades.

Sept. 27, 1951

“Hey Moms — Want to Park the Kids?” Gambles Funny Book Table ran an ad in the Portales Tribune encouraging parents to leave their children at the store where there were books for their enjoyment while the parents

Cannon airmen pitch in to help Portales Baptist Children’s Home

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By Gabriel Monte, Freedom New Mexico With a handful of staff members including house parents, there aren’t enough people to perform regular maintenance needed on about 12 buildings at the Portales Baptist Children’s Home, according to Program Director Dent McGill. And there certainly isn’t enough time and people to convert a laundry room into a […]

Sept. 4, 1945

Business manager of Vernon Record and the Vernon radio Station, KVWC at Vernon, Texas, W.R. Dixon, was in the area visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.L. Dixon, of Elida and his brother, Buster Dixon, of Portales.

Aug. 24, 2008 Portales Junior High News

School opens smoothly Principal Steve Harris thanks the students and their parents for their help in getting this school year is off to a great start. Each student received a packet of information for them and their parents or guardians. Harris requests parents to sign, and students to return the forms to their first hour […]

City pool undergoing renovations

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer Parents of young children hoping to escape the heat of the summer will have to wait until next summer to be able to take advantage of an all new baby pool at Portales’ city pool. The complete redesign of the baby pool began about a month ago, and is […]

Dora School News June 8

Summer remediation begins Dora High School students who did not pass a course for 2007-08 are to report to the school library for summer remediation at 8 a.m. Monday. David Bass, Principal, notified parents of these students by mail last week of the upcoming classes, which will allow students the opportunity for credit recovery at […]