Roommate draw the first step in life

By Mike Linn More than 100 Portales High School students graduated on Friday. Many look forward to college, four years of eating cheap pizza, participating in late-night study sessions and embracing the college social scene like a farmer does rain in the drought-riddled plains of eastern New Mexico. For some, the transition can be trying: […]

PHS grads look forward to the future

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Mike Linn After years of education, Portales High School seniors finally were able to toss their graduation caps in the air, the age-old symbol that high school now can be viewed through life’s rear-view mirror. Before they know it, the graduates will be looking ahead: attending college, finding a job, meeting new friends, shaking the […]

Seniors embrace tradition

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By Mike Linn A 75-year-long Portales High School tradition brought tears to proud parents and grandparents on Thursday night, as seniors weaved a checkered maypole and said goodbye to their classmates through song, speech and dance. Attired in tuxedos and evening gowns, seniors celebrated the completion of four years of high school before a crowd […]

PHS seniors await graduation ceremonies

By Mike Linn Over the past four years Portales High School seniors have spent time goofing off with friends, cramming for finals and participating in extra-curricular activities. Tonight, seniors will say farewell to that life at 7 p.m. in the Greyhound Arena, where they will sling their caps in the air and embrace the future […]

Faith Temple School News, May 23

From the office •We would like to congratulate Principal Todd and Kindergarten teacher Ginger Terry on their baby boy that was born on May 13. •The fifth-, sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade classes went on a field trip on Wednesday. They toured Southwest Canners, went to lunch, and then went to the museum at ENMU. •We […]

N.M. Christian Academy News, May 23

From the office •The school is now taking applications for the next school year. Scholarships and tuition are available. If you currently have a scholarship you need to reapply for the next school year. If you would like more information please come by the school office. •We are currently taking applications for the next school […]

Portales Junior High News, May 23

By Billie Dixon Report cards Students and parents may pick up student report cards beginning June 2 at the junior high school office. All lunch fees, book charges and library fines must be paid before report cards are released. Summer hours are 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7:30 a.m. to noon […]

Obituaries, May 22

S.L. Jackson, 75 S.L. “Tuney” Jackson Jr., 75, of Floyd, died Tuesday, May 20, 2003, at his home. He was born on March 24, 1928, in Olton, Texas, to Betty and S.L. Jackson. He attended school in Olton for several years. He graduated from high school in Carisa Springs, Texas, in 1945. He worked as […]

Maypole a source of pride for PHS seniors

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By Angela Peacock Choosing a partner to waltz in circles while weaving pastel-colored ribbons in the sky has been a tradition at Portales High School for 76 years. Originally a simple winding of one pole, Portales’ Maypole celebration began in 1929 when dancing was prohibited at the school. Now it’s believed to be the longest […]

Student to express faith at graduation ceremonies

By Gary Mitchell Federal guidelines issued by the Department of Education in February that ensure schools give teachers and students as much freedom to pray as the courts have allowed have received mixed reviews from educational and watchdog camps. Schools are scrambling to adhere to the guidelines, issued as part of the No Child Left […]