Elida news —

Sports schedule Tuesday: Basketball, Grady at Elida, junior high girls and boys. Parent’s Night. Games begin at 4 p.m. Tuesday: Basketball, Elida varsity teams at Roy, junior varsity games at 4 p.m. Thursday: Basketball, Elida varsity teams at Grady. Junior high games begin at 4 p.m.

Ticket feature: Vienna Boys Choir to perform in Clovis

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Freedom New Mexico The Clovis Community College and Citizens Bank of Clovis Cultural Arts Series will present the Vienna Boys Choir 7 p.m. Feb. 14 at Marshall Auditorium. The Vienna Boys Choir has been an phenomenon of excellence and cultural presence for more than 500 years, according to press release from Clovis Community College. The […]

Elida news — Dec. 20

Sports Dec. 30: Basketball vs. Dora (junior varsity girls, varsity boys and girls), 4 p.m. Jan. 2 -7: EPAC basketball tournament, schedule TBA

Ticket feature: Events center to host Oak Ridge Boys

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Freedom New Mexico The Oak Ridge Boys, one of the most distinctive and legendary country music groups in the country, will be performing 7 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Curry County Events Center with doors opening at 6 p.m. Curry County Events Center Manager Kevin Jolley said he hopes to have tickets for sale online […]

Elida news — Dec. 6

Sports schedule Dec. 6: Basketball, Hondo, here, varsity girls and boys, 5 p.m. Dec. 8: Basketball, Texico, there, 7th girls, 4:30 p.m. Dec. 8-10: Basketball, Elida tournament, varsity girls and boys.

Herding Squirrels: The long dry season

Traci Arbios For those of us in blended-family land, it’s been a long, long summer. I never exactly know how to feel about this particular season. My husband and I are the primary parents to our massive brood of kids; but come summer, visitation schedules change, culling our herd. How would I describe it? By […]

When is the best time to start potty training?

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Tonjia: Developmentally speaking, there are two important things to remember about potty training children. First, girls typically reach developmental milestones more quickly than boys and thus potty train earlier than boys do. Second, potty training depends upon a child’s ability to control bladder and bowel functions. In most children, awareness of these functions does not […]

Boys’ State teaches how government works

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Alisa Boswell Fictional New Mexico state government campaigns are in the works this week at Eastern New Mexico University as the 64th annual New Mexico Boys’ State takes place in Portales. The program’s mission statement: “To educate the youth of New Mexico in the duties, privileges, rights and responsibilities of true American citizenship.” The program […]

Our people: Lady of the dance

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Clovis resident BJ Bernet toured with the Beach Boys across the country in the 1980s. Bernet, 44, worked as a “moving prop” as she jokingly called herself and other back up dancers. She said it was exciting and met many people, including Roy Orbison. The Bernet’s moved to Clovis in 2004 with orders to Cannon […]

Fundraising efforts begin for fireworks show

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Argen Duncan Efforts to raise money for the Portales annual Fourth of July Celebration have begun, and they include a new contest for boys. Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Karl Terry said the chamber is working to raise a little more than $10,000 to have about the same size fireworks show as last […]

Jan. 18 — Elida news

Sports Toay: Texico at Elida, junior high boys/girls doubleheader, 4 p.m Thursday: Varsity boys at Valley Christian, 5 p.m; junior high boys and girls at Portales, 4 p.m. Saturday: Homecoming vs. Floyd, junior high/junior varsity boys, varsity boys and girls, 3 p.m.

Portales past: Dec. 12, 1941

Dec. 12, 1941: The Portales Daily News: Bulletin: A cablegram carried this morning from Manila said all of the Portales and Clovis boys serving in the Philippines were alright. It was the first word received since the outbreak of hostilities.

Dec. 7 — Elida news

Events Today: At Clovis JV C Team and JV girls and boys — 4 p.m. Wednesday: 80th Day (second state reporting period.) Thursday: Elida Tournament — Varsity girls and boys. Friday: Elida Tournament — Varsity girls and boys. Saturday: Elida Tournament — Varsity girls and boys. Sunday: Elementary Candlelighting 7 p.m. in the multipurpose room.

Nov. 16 —

Events Today: Junior high basketball at Marshall (seventh- and eighth-grade girls and junior high boys), 4 p.m. Wednesday: Photo retakes and basketball pictures. Thursday: Junior high basketball at Texico (eighth-grade girls and boys), 4:30 p.m. Friday: Marshall Middle School seventh-grade basketball tournament (girls and boys), school day Saturday: Marshall Middle School seventh-grade basketball tournament (girls […]

Mischief favorite past time at ranch

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Ruth Burns The Llano Estacado in the early days was a wonderful place for small boys. The grown-ups were busy with their chores and didn’t have a lot of time to spend worrying about the young’uns. Consequently, little boys could spend their time exploring, chasing rabbits, following the cowboys and very often, getting into mischief. […]

Portales past: Aug. 27, 1945

Aug. 27, 1945: Coach C.F. Brown had issued 77 uniforms to boys coming out for football. Only nine of those players were returning from the year before.

Legal process complicates border security

Freedom New Mexico Many see border security as a simple issue: just stop people from coming across, and let those who try to come illegally suffer the consequences. The fatal shooting of a Mexican teenager by a U.S. Border Patrol agent, however, shows the deceptive complexities underlying the issue. Sergio Adrian Hernandez, described as 15 […]

Press Release: Boys State opens in Portales

Today Sunday May 30, 2010 the New Mexico 2010 Boys State has officially kicked off in Portales New Mexico, at Eastern New Mexico University. All the busses and vehicles arrived early this morning from across the state of New Mexico.

Boys Scouts plans Ten Commandment hike

Freedom New Mexico The El Llano Grande Boy Scouts District is planning a Ten Commandments hike on May 1. The hike will last from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Participants will be introduced to a variety of faiths and houses of worship. Scouts will hike to churches, avoiding major traffic areas. Each stop will be […]

Boys State introduces youth to government

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By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer In a world with expanding competition for the attention of high school students, Boys State may not hold the lofty position it once did.