Spellers hit their Paideias for Saturday’s spelling bee

By Marlena Hartz The fate of the young contestants hinge on words that are rarely used in daily speech and rarely seen in ink: “Samovar,” a metal urn; “nisse,” a friendly goblin of Scandinavian folklore that frequents farm buildings; “torrenticole,” an organism that lives in swiftly flowing water. But it isn’t the rarity, nor the […]

Oct. 24 Elida School News

Elida FFA chapter housed the 2004 Greenhand Quiz and FFA Creed Speaking contests. The contest took place Oct. 18 at Elida High School. Forty-four contestants from 11 neighboring schools participated. The judges were Tommy Thompson, San Jon; Arkie Kiehne, Portales; Mike O’Connor, ENMU; Jesus Trujillo, Hagerman; Glen Trammel, Dexter; and Kelly Jones, Goddard. The students […]

City holds dedications, celebrations

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By Tony Parra Everything worked out perfectly for Heritage Days’ organizers and vendors as Portales residents participated in the events without it being rained out. The recently built Portales Junior High Gymnasium was dedicated to Kenneth Livingston, who was a longtime PJH principal before his death in 1987. “It’s amazing,” Bill Livingston, Kenneth’s son, said. […]

GeoCaching part of Heritage Days fun

By Tony Parra The intrigue of Heritage Days are attracting people from across the United States to Portales with events such as GeoCaching, the Portales High All-Class Reunion, the Pioneer Reception and the Rough Rider Relay Challenge. GeoCaching is catching on across the United States, according to Doug Lynch, the GeoCaching coordinator for Heritage Days. […]

Country show a feature at county fair

PNT Staff John Michael Montgomery, LeAnn Rimes and Martina McBride all used the Colgate Country Showdown as a steppingstone to jump start their music careers. And at this year’s Roosevelt County Fair, 18 will try to follow their path toward country music’s elite. The event is one of many to will fill a tight schedule […]