James teacher a finalist for state award

By Tony Parra A James Elementary teacher has been selected as one of two finalists for the 2005 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science Teaching. Mary Murray, a third-grade teacher at R.M. James Elementary, was announced as one of the finalists. The New Mexico Public Education Department officials reviewed math and science teachers for the […]

Science fair set for weekend

By Tony Parra High school students from southeastern New Mexico will get a chance to showcase their scientific creativity during the Southeastern New Mexico Regional Science and Engineering Fair in the Campus Union Ballroom on the campus of Eastern New Mexico University. On Saturday, the regional science fair will include students from grades six through […]

Authors ponder post-humanity

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By Tony Parra Science fiction writers and readers gathered in Portales to celebrate the work of Jack Williamson and to ponder what exactly post-humanity evolution is on Thursday. Williamson has devoted 76 years of his life to science fiction writing. Patrice Caldwell, an organizer of the lectureship, said Williamson was ahead of his time with […]

Sci-fi lectureship set for Thursday

By Tony Parra Jack Williamson, who turns 97 in March, still works to pique sci-fi readers’ interests. While he usually does this through his writing, Williamson also is part of a lectureship series in its 29th year at Eastern New Mexico University. “I enjoy the lectureship,” Williamson said. “It gives me a chance to visit […]

Feb. 23 Obituaries

Bevan Odenweller, 59 Services: 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Portales Senior Citizens Center Mr. Bevan Odenweller, 59, of Portales, died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2005, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. He was born on Feb. 26, 1945, in Cleveland, to Florence and Charles Odenweller. He married his wife, Dianne in Logan on Feb. 14, 1998. The […]

Feb. 6 Portales Junior High News

By Billie Dixon Anti-bully program Wednesday found students and their homeroom advisory working on plans to eliminate bullying from schools.  This state-mandated program allows students to identify bullying activity and learn ways to defuse the situation. Students are encouraged to let teachers or the counselor know about incidents that can be addressed in a safe […]

Regents pleased with year so far

By Tony Parra Eastern New Mexico University president Steven Gamble reported a good fall semester for the university with enrollment up, the passing of General Obligation Bond and the success in athletics. “It has really been a great year,” ENMU Board of Regents President Marshall Stinnett said during Friday’s board meeting. “We were able to […]

Nov. 21 Portales Junior High News

Editor’s Note: The PJHS news was intended to run in Sunday’s edition, but is late due to a problem in e-mail transmission. All-District honor band Congratulations are in order for 11 Portales Junior High students who were chosen to participate in the All-district Honor Band on Nov. 13. Out of the 13 junior highs that […]

Williamson collection released

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By Kevin Wilson With a career spanning nearly 77 years as a writer, it’s no surprise that it would take a few years just to summarize the work of Jack Williamson. That process has been completed after nearly four years, with the help of more than a few fans and friends. “Seventy-Five: The Diamond Anniversary […]

Nov. 14 Portales Junior High News

Science Fair Assembly Since all students will be deciding on a science fair project, science teachers have arranged for Dr. Keller from Eastern New Mexico University to present some ideas about various projects. Thursday finds students viewing various examples and listening to his ideas and suggestions. The Portales schools science fair is scheduled for March […]