It’s their job: LaWanda Wortham

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Name: LaWanda Wortham Job: Librarian at Brown Early Childhood Center Time on the job: 11 years Background: Wortham was a stay-at-home mom, volunteered at the library, attended Clovis Community College, and did substitute teaching. Q. Describe what your job entails? A. Ordering, processing and placing books on shelves. I […]

Age-old activity

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Tradition once again returns to Portales as the 78th annual winding of the Maypole is set to take place tonight in the Portales High School Gymnasium. “This is the only school left in the nation that still does it,” said coordinator and PHS teacher Marilyn Stratton. The PHS gym […]

Something for everyone at ag expo

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By Tony Parra People gained new ideas from everything from horsemanship to quilt designs during the first day of the 14th annual New Mexico Ag Expo on Tuesday. Some people even left the Roosevelt County fairgrounds with prizes. For the Worthams of Portales, the ag expo offered new hints and tricks from Orin Barnes when […]

Woman recognized for grades 68 years later

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By Tony Parra Sixty-eight years after her graduation from now-defunct Rogers High School, Elizabeth Wortham finally was recognized as an honorary valedictorian for the class of 1936. Wortham received her honorary valedictorian certificate on Friday at the Heartland Care Center in Portales. Todd Terry, Faith Triumphant principal, presented her with the award in front of […]