Floyd news: April 3

School reunion set The five-year all-school reunion will take place Aug. 4 at Floyd Municipal Schools. For information, call 478-2211.

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Tucked away in the special collections section of Eastern New Mexico University's Golden Library Friday afternoon, beginning writers sat with pen in hand absorbing advice from experienced writers. Some of the writers in the crowd have been published, some rejected. Other writers wanted to know how to get started. The panelists on the Young Writers […]

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ENMU students inspired to help Lighthouse Mission

Alisa Boswell: Portales News-Tribune Adriana De La Rosa, left, Jessica Lavalle, center, and Kaiwen Xu, all of the International Affairs Department at Eastern New Mexico University, look through the toiletry items they have collected. The group decided to collect bathroom and laundry supplies for homeless people after visiting the Lighthouse Mission in Clovis. A group […]

Elida student dreams of dancing

Rachel Cox has dreams of leaving Elida for New York City to perform on Broadway and build a career as a professional ballerina. PNT Staff Photo: Benna Sayyed Rachael Cox practices at S-W School of Dance. Cox said she began dancing at the age of five. Cox, a junior, began dancing at the age of […]

Elida news: March 27

Sports schedule Thursday — Baseball, Dora, here, V (2), 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday — Baseball, Eunice, there, V, TBA. FCCLA students place Crudities tray (State level, Monday event) — Tate Turnbough, Silver medal. Crudities tray (State level, Monday event) — Jordan Morgan and Haley Powell, Silver medals. Decorated cake (State level, Monday event) […]

Dora news: March 27

SBA testing ongoing Dora students will finish up the remaining portions of the New Mexico Standards Based Assessment on Tuesday and Wednesday this week. Dora FFA students place Last week, Dora FFA took sweepstakes at the Eastern New Mexico judging contest in Portales. Awards were the following: Dairy Foods team, second place; Livestock team, first […]

ENMU announces art show results

Eastern New Mexico University in Portales has announced the juried results of the third annual K through ENMU Juried Youth Art Exhibition as part of National Youth Art Month in March. Artists selected for this year's event include: Derek Gonzales, Dora ISD Jaecy Banther, Dora ISD Ryan Lopez, Lindsey Steiner, Portales Joseph Erwin, Lindsey Steiner, […]

ENMU briefs — March 21

ENMU Fundraiser being held The second annual Bench Club All-You-Can-Eat Crab Fest is March 31 at the Yam Theater. Tickets are $30 a person or $220 for a table of eight. A silent auction will also be held with signed items from professional athletes and Greyhound and Zia teams, and other items. For tickets call […]

ENMU faculty contribute to textbook

Alisa Boswell After about a year of hard work and time management, Eastern New Mexico University faculty and contributors get to see their research and writing come to fruition.

Floyd student named 4-H diplomat

Floyd High School sophomore Lane Wallace was inducted as a 4-H state diplomat during the annual 4-H senior leadership retreat in Albuquerque in January. Wallace joins Sierra Baca of Santa Fe County, Kylie Butterfield of De Baca County and Shelby Herrera of Valencia County as the 2012 state diplomats. The senior 4-H members will share […]

Students raise money for My Ashleah foundation


Christina Calloway Portales Junior High School student leaders want to prove age is not a factor in raising money for something that they believe in. Student body government members Bailey Rowley, Grant Wagner and Hannah Cabeldue raised money for local non-profit organization, My Ashleah, to purchase a billboard with a message that spoke to them. […]

School board to hold special meeting

Alisa Boswell A Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education special meeting is 5 p.m. Monday in the Administration Building to consider budget adjustment requests.

PHS students bring ‘My Fair Lady’ to stage


Betty Williamson Poor Professor Higgins. When Portales High School junior Bryan Gore assumes the role of the curmudgeonly phoneticist Henry Higgins in this weekend’s production of Lerner and Loewe’s musical, “My Fair Lady,” he will be faced with the added challenge of refining not one, but two Eliza Doolittles. PHS senior Haley Bonner and junior […]

ENMU briefs — Feb. 29

Junior preview day March 24 Junior preview day is on March 24. The day will be informational and fun for high school juniors and their parents who will learn about the academic programs and student services, and get a chance to tour the campus.

Cadaver gives ENMU students new learning opportunities


While classmates may be intimidated with working on a cadaver, two Eastern New Mexico University students are eager to put on scrubs and seize the rare opportunity. Junior Meghan Howard is among the students in the science department that gets to work with the school’s first cadaver, which was donated to the science department and […]

Dora news: Feb. 28

Students qualify for nationals Nineteen Dora High School Business Professional Association members and sponsor, Colleen Tollett, attended the State Leadership Conference in Albuquerque Feb. 16-18. Participants came back with top awards and 14 students qualified for the National Leadership Conference. Daniella Montanez was elected as the 2012-2013 state secretary/treasurer and will represent New Mexico at […]

Elida news — Feb. 21

Basketball schedule Thursday: Grady, home, VG & VB, 4:30 p.m., Parents Night

Elida news – Feb. 21

Basketball schedule Thursday: Grady, home, VG & VB, 4:30 p.m., Parents Night Silent auction held The Student Council silent auction was successful. On Feb. 14, grades 7-12 donated items for themed gift baskets, raising $758 to donate to the Roberts family in memory of classmate Britt'ny Mowell. Other news Spring pictures will be Wednesday. Students […]

ENMU briefs — Feb. 15

Fundraiser dinner being held ENMU Women will host its annual scholarship fundraiser dinner and silent auction, “Lovers for Learning,” from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Saturday at The Vines Italian Restaurant. Proceeds from the dinner, silent auction and a “just for fun” dessert auction will support scholarships for female students at ENMU. A full Italian dinner will […]