July 20 — ENMU briefs

Students visiting Guatemala Students from multiple Eastern New Mexico campuses are participating in a Spanish language immersion trip to Guatemala this summer. Seventeen people went on the trip, which began July 3 and will end July 28. Participant Mackenzie Morris, a pre-physical therapy major with a Spanish minor, said the school participates in many such […]

Eighth-grader advances in Spanish spelling bee

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Alisa Boswell The competition grew in intensity Thursday as it got down to two final contestants — eighth-grade student Alejandro Munoz and fifth-grade student Magaly Najera. The words presented by announcer Antonia Salaz grew in difficulty in the final round of the Portales Municipal Schools’ annual Spanish spelling bee. It ended with Munoz winning, spelling […]

KENW-TV exploring Spanish language channel

Freedom New Mexico Portales based KENW-TV is exploring the possibilities of broadcasting a third standard definition channel in Spanish in the next few years. “We have been in discussions with veme.tv to broadcast their satellite programing to our area,” said KENW Director of Broadcasting Duane Ryan. Ryan said adding the Spanish channel to the KENW […]

Education, not politics, should be schools’ priority

Priorities. I am trying to teach my grandson Jason about priorities, and even Mikayla my granddaughter, to whatever extent that concept can be grasped by a 6-year-old. One of my favorite classroom observations comes from my friend John, a middle school Spanish teacher in Florida, who reinforces with each group of students that “My primary […]

Church profile: First Spanish Baptist Church

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First Spanish Baptist Church Location: 1301 North Main Phone: 359-0106 Services: 10 a.m. Sunday school 10 a.m.; 11 a.m. church services; 7 p.m. Wednesday Bible study Description: “We are a family-oriented church,” said minister Jonathan Smith. “We enjoy close relationships with everyone. Our door is always open. Everyone is invited to attend.”

Valencia School fifth-grader wins Spanish spelling bee

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Valencia School fifth-grader Yacaranday De la Torre enjoyed participating in the Spanish Spelling Bee. Winning it Wednesday and advancing to state finals was even more fun. “I enjoy studying and spelling the words,” De la Torre said. This was Torre’s second time participating in the bee. It was sponsored […]

Community menu

Monday: Taco, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, Spanish rice, salsa, corn and gelatin. Tuesday: Baked ham, broccoli and cheese, roll, margarine and pineapple upside down cake. Wednesday: Chicken and noodles, peas, beets, biscuit and brownie. Thursday: Closed. Friday: Closed.

Band carries on legacy of Spanish music

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By PNT Correspondent: Helena Rodriguez Halfway between Clovis and Portales is the huge Garcia estate known as the Midway, consisting of a popular Spanish music dance hall adjacent to a sprawling Mexican style ranch. The ranch has grown in size over the years as the musical success of the family band, Los Huracanes del Norte […]

Swine flu impacts Spanish Immersion Program

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By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer Spanish-language students at Eastern New Mexico University typically get the chance one month out of the year — if they can drum up the money and find time — to absorb the culture of a place that uses Spanish almost exclusively. This year, thanks to concerns over the swine […]

March 29, 2009 CCS menu

Monday: Hamburger mac, green beans, corn, apricots and peanut butter cookie. Tuesday: Frito pie, pinto beans, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, angel food cake, wheat roll, margarine and pineapple chunks. Wednesday: Chalupa, onions, green chili, salsa, Spanish rice, green beans and devil’s food cake. Thursday: Chicken fingers, mashed potatoes, gravy, turnip greens, margarine, wheat roll, margarine, gelatin […]

Feb. 1, 2009 Portales Junior High School News

Spanish Spelling Bee Ruben Tellez, sponsor, had the library full of students ready to show their skills in spelling Spanish words Wednesday. Students had to correctly spell the words then indicate where the accents or tildes were placed.

Jan. 25, 2009 Portales Junior High News

Spanish bee Ruben Tellez invites parents to the Spanish Spelling Bee Thursday at 10:15 a.m. at Portales Junior High. Basketball endsMonday finds the girls seventh- grade “A” team and the eighth-grade “B” teams in playing Marshall in Clovis. Marshall boys seventh-grade “A” team and the eighth-grade “B” teams come to Portales to face their Ram […]

Local Spanish band recognized

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Freedom New Mexico When Paul Cordova began performing with a few family members and friends at church carnivals in 2003, he had no idea his band would be named one of the top 15 bands in New Mexico. Groupo Cielo, which means heaven in Spanish, is a Clovis band made up of 10 area residents. […]

October 25, 1970

• St. Helens Church hosted their annual Spanish Dinner. The dinner featured Spanish style food, home cooked by members of the church. Prices were $1.50 for adults and $1.00 for children. • Tom Bolack, former governor of New Mexico, was in Roosevelt County visiting towns and party stalwarts, in support of the state GOP slate. • A […]

Julio: Popular month, name in family

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Before the month is over, I must write about how popular the name Julio is in my family. My dad is named Julio. His favorite uncle was named Julio and he has cousins named Julio. Many males born in July on my father’s side of the family are named Julio. […]

Seminar hosts lectures in English, Spanish

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer The New Mexico Ag Expo is going bilingual. A three-hour dairy seminar presented in Spanish will focus on presenting information to dairy managers and workers as part of the first day of the 15th annual Expo Feb. 27-28 at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds. The seminar features three presentations that […]

Student spells her way to victory

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Valencia Elementary fifth-grader Yesica Saucedo survived an hour-long battle to win the Roosevelt County Spanish Spelling Bee. Saucedo correctly spelled literatura, which means literature in English, to beat Portales Junior High School’s Russell Van Dam on Monday in the board room of the Portales Schools Administration office. The two […]

Loss of singing sensation Freddy Fender felt by many

Editorial David Letterman once called his one of the greatest voices in all of music. Baldemar Huerta, known worldwide as Freddy Fender, rose from the humble beginnings of a migrant worker to the summit of fame in the mainstream music industry — and he did it three times. And although he changed his name to […]

There’s a lot in baby’s name

By Helena Rodriquez: Freedom Newspapers “Marsha” may not exactly be at the top of the list of popular Hispanic baby girl names, like Arianna, Marissa, Aaliyah and Olivia, but maybe “Masa” is. My friend Marsha Salazar doesn’t know why her mom named her Marsha, maybe after the Brady Bunch show. As the saying goes, “It’s […]

Immigration: Compromises only solution

By Helena Rodriquez: Freedom Newspapers To translate the Holy Bible and read or recite it in a language other than Hebrew, Aramaic, Latin or any of its original forms is un-Christian. Does that sound ridiculous to you? The notion that singing the National Anthem in Spanish is un-American is also ridiculous. Some people may not […]