PHS choir is runner-up in state competition

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By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor A state-wide choir competition had never been held in New Mexico until this year. Portales High School’s choir took advantage of the chance to compete and came away as the runner-up in Class 3A.

11-28 PJHS news

Students make All-District Honor Choir Choir Director Suzanne Cottrell took 15 students to Artesia Nov. 16 to perform in the All-District Honor Choir. Seventh grade students Lynne McDonald, Audriana Underhill, Monica Vicuna, Megan Sutton, Hannah Christensen, Emily Benavides and Samantha Sawyer joined eighth grade students, Kabrina Abyeta, Grady Beachum, Ryan Doolady, Ashley Holmes, Kim Manquero, […]

School honors anthem

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Members of the Portales High School Choir gathered around the flagpole in front of James Elementary School Friday along with elementary students for a short program on National Anthem Day. Choir members shown singing the anthem around the flagpole are, left to right, Alyssa Sapp, Hannah Stroud, Shawn Franken, Kaitlynn Stratton and Cayla Bergsieker.

ENMU hosts choir camp

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer High school students from across the state spent the past week on the Eastern New Mexico University campus participating in the school’s annual choir camp. Not only does the camp help to prepare students for the upcoming All-State auditions, it is also instrumental in helping the students improve their […]

ENMU kicks off fine arts season

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Culture, class, sophistication, and a little reminiscing are just a few of the things coming to the High Plains this fall as the arts and entertainment schedule hits its stride at Eastern New Mexico University. ENMU kicked off it’s Fall 2006 Fine Arts Calendar with a piano recital on […]

Portales students celebrate National Anthem Day

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer A celebration, honoring “The Star-spangled Banner was held Thursday at the Portales Junior High School. At 9 a.m., faculty, staff and community members gathered to hear representatives from the Portales High School Choir sing the National Anthem. “MENC (Music Educators National Committee), a music organization across the United States […]

ENMU choir camp gets young voices tuned-up

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By Paula Cronic: PNT Staff Writer Students who love to sing in choir, love learning about music and the concepts of sight-reading came from all over the state to participate in Eastern New Mexico University’s Choir Camp this week. Director of Choral Activities Jason Paulk said the camp is in its 15th year. He said […]

Portales choirs rate high at district

By Tony Parra, PNT Staff Writer Choir director Franklyn Smith said he was happy with the performances from the Portales High School and Portales Junior High choir students this week at district competitions, but it is the “journey” which makes him most proud. “It was a very good showing for Portales students,” Smith said. “My […]

City readies parade for returning soldiers

By Tony Parra If Lindsey Elementary School sixth-grader Sorina Flores has a chance to meet a soldier on Saturday, this is the message she will deliver: “Thank you for risking your life for us and we all love you,” she said. Classmate Haley Bonner will say, ‘“Hi and thanks for all that you do.’” Last […]

School News (week of Nov. 27)

Floyd School News Upcoming Events l Booster Club will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the Community Building. l The Book Fair will be in the library from Monday through Dec. 6. l The Christmas music program will is at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 5. Athletics Thursday — 5 p.m., junior high boys and girls at […]

Director impressed with high school choir

By Tony Parra Portales High School Choir Director Franklin Smith said Portales students represented the high school well for All-State. Portales high school choir and band students performed in Albuquerque on Jan. 8. Seven members of the Portales High School choir were able to travel to Albuquerque for the 61st annual event. Smith said there […]

Dec. 19 Portales Junior High News

By Billie Dixon Semester ends This week students completed wood projects in Darrell Bollinger’s industrial arts class in addition to projects and tests in other classes. As employees walk the halls, they hear students and teachers reviewing information from the Core Educational Concepts tests to reinforce the required learning in each subject.  Friday found students […]

Handbells mark holiday tradition

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By Kevin Wilson Before she began conducting the Eastern New Mexico Handbell Festival, Valerie Stephenson asked how many audience members were there to watch a relative — in other words, as she quipped soon after, how many would be in trouble had they not attended. A little more than an hour later, Stephenson said the […]

Clovis church to welcome African Children’s Choir

Darrell Todd Maurina Clovis will soon play host for the second straight year to the African Children’s Choir, a group of 26 children from various African countries accompanied by eight adult hosts who travel the United States and support a ministry that educates African orphans. This year’s presentation will be at 7 p.m. Feb. 16 […]

Youngsters honor troops with humor

Gary Mitchell Although they made their public debut Saturday, the members of the Clovis Patriotic Kids’ Choir say a kazoo-playing career is not likely in their future. The six-member song-and-dance troupe opened the “Salute to Our Troops: A Homecoming Celebration” festivities with kazoo number with “Sir Duffy” Moon of KSMX Radio. “They pretty much handed […]

Community gathers in prayer

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By Mike Linn Portales residents found comfort under a shelter of invocations on Thursday as they lifted their requests to God on the 53rd annual National Day of Prayer. The event took place under the canopy on the town square, where prayers of protection and soft choir music drifted onto nearby Main Street. For more […]