9-14 Elida News

Dianne Kemp Lady Tiger volleyball The next Varsity Lady Tiger volleyball game is Saturday at Goddard. Art class Michelle Chambers’ art class has created Japanese Notan Designs and written diamante poems to accompany the designs. Diamante poems are written to resemble a diamond. Students’ work is currently displayed in the hallways of Elida High School. […]

Sept. 4 Floyd School News

By Jennifer Essary Upcoming events • There will be no school Monday for Labor Day. Football • Saturday: Floyd junior high and varsity vs. Magdalena at Floyd, 12:30 p.m. Volleyball • Tuesday: Junior high, junior varsity and varsity vs. San Jon at San Jon, 4:30 p.m. • Thursday: Junior high, junior varsity and varsity vs. […]

Online courses alternative to traditional classroom

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers When the school year neared its conclusion at Portales High School in May, administrators and teachers had a wood shop with sheet rock walls and a mission. Three months later, that mission is nearing its beginning. The sheet rock is still underneath, but the wood shop is now home to […]

Rams looking for better season

Marc Schoder: PNT staff writer Portales football coach Glenn Johnson said that there are no excuses for the way his team finished last year and he plans to do things differently as two-a-day practices started for the Rams. “We are going back to working on the fundamentals of football,” said Johnson, “both teaching it on […]

State football playoffs expanding in 2005

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers As far as Portales football coach Glenn Johnson is concerned, the New Mexico Activities Association’s new expanded large-school playoff format is a good thing. Classes 3A through 5A will go from eight teams to 16 in the postseason beginning this fall, with non-automatic qualifiers getting in with at-large berths. Thus, […]

July 13 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael More stormy, electrical, windy clouds keep coming through this area. Some light rain and a smithering of tiny hail in some areas. I don’t know of any crops in our area that have been damaged. However over the Texas line all along farmers have had their crops damaged, some of them completely […]

July 6 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael There was a Hitt-Duncan family reunion in the Dora Community Building last Saturday. Leon Hitt got it all arranged and there were 116 registered for the day. The Wagon Wheel Cafe catering service brought the food out from Portales and served it at noon. Several of those present were raised in the […]

There will never be another Iron Mike Tyson

By Kevin Wilson: PNT Managing Editor Two conversations, 15 years apart, start the same way. “What do you think about Tyson losing Saturday?” Two different reactions ensued, and by all indications we have said an uncomfortable goodbye to boxer Mike Tyson, a man for whom the star label seemed less comfortable with each passing day. […]

Portales’ 2005 class graduates

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Managing Editor More than 50 years ago, T.S. Eliot wrote, “What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start.” On Friday night, Eliot’s prose had prominence. The Portales High School class of 2005 chose Eliot’s […]

Top students to speak at PHS graduation

By Kevin Wilson: PNT Managing Editor Kari Jones has always been one to set long-term goals. The future New Mexico State University pre-chiropracty student had wanted to be just that since eighth grade. “When my mom went to the chiropracter,” Jones said, “I wanted to do a better job than he did.” Six years before […]

Gardner views online program

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Rep. Keith Gardner was able to obtain $50,000 for the online courses at Portales High. On Wednesday, he took a tour of Portales High School and watched a presentation to learn more about the investment he lobbied for. Gardner was able to attain $50,000 through the Legislature for the […]

Extended Learning

For information on any of these classes, contact the Office of Extended Learning at 562-2165, 800-367-3886 or 800-537-5376 (N.M. only). The office is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to noon and 1-5 p.m., Quay Hall, Room 106. Scuba Diving: Join Mike Hale, Scuba Ventures (Liberal, Kan.) for this PADI Open Water Scuba class over […]

Dora graduate to attend ENMU

By Marc Schoder: PNT Correspondent Dora High School graduate Saasha Foster won’t trek far from her stomping grounds as she continues her education. “I will be going to ENMU to major in art,” said Foster, one of 14 Friday graduates from Dora High School. Foster, originally from Tracy, Calif, came to the Dora area to […]

ENMU – Extended Learning

Extended Learning For information on any of these classes, contact the Office of Extended Learning at 562-2165, 800-367-3886 or 800-537-5376 (N.M. only). The office is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to noon and 1-5 p.m., Quay Hall, Room 106. Retirement Planning: Let Preston Pratt, Financial Advisor, Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. help you plan […]

Floyd bringing 14 to state track meet

PNT Staff Floyd’s girls got closer to a Class 1A state championship than even they expected last year, losing by just three points to Fort Sumner. The Lady Broncos know winning a state title will be even tougher this year, so coach Sean Wootton wants his squad to just worry about itself. Cimarron, which dropped […]

Youth leads PHS to third place

PNT Staff RUIDOSO — With eighth-graders Donavin Sanchez and William Archibeque leading the way, the Portales High boys golf team finished the first day of the Leroy Gooch Invitational in third place in Class 1A-3A team standings. The final round of the tournament is scheduled for today. Sanchez shot 35-43 — 78 and Archibeque came […]

March 20 Broad Horizons News

State mandated testing has been wrapped up on the campus of Broad Horizons, bringing a sigh of relief to students and staff. This past week was “jam-packed” with review and mid-term exams to close out the grading period. The typical end of nine weeks activities was complicated with class time being cut short by school […]

March 13 Faith Triumphant School News

There will be no school on Friday, which marks the start of spring break. School resumes at regular time on March 28. The school Easter party is on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. The egg hunt for kindergarten through fourth grade will be at Triumphant Kids’ Corner. Lori Varnell is the chairperson for the party. Report […]

Lady Rams tackle new opponent

By Dave Wagner Count Portales High girls coach Brenda Gomez as one who’s not thrilled with the new seeding format for state basketball tournaments. The Lady Rams (14-11), who have been to four consecutive Class 3A state championship games and won three of them, received the No. 2 seed in the eight-team field on Sunday […]

Feb. 20 Faith Triumphant School News

By Donna Kelly Monday there will be no school, and the office will be closed in observance of President’s Day. Academic competitions The school spelling bee was held on Feb. 4. The grades 3-5 winner was Jesse McCain, and Johnathan Kelly was the runner-up. The grades 6-8 winner was Reshea Kelly, and Jessica McCain was […]