March 6 Floyd School News

Upcoming events • New Mexico Standards Assessments Tests are Tuesday and Wednesday. • Booster Club will meet Monday at 6 p.m. • School board will meet March 14 at 7 p.m. • Report cards will be mailed March 16. • Spring Break is March 21-25. Athletics Baseball: Our first baseball game is March 17 at […]

March 6 Dora School News

Dora School News There is only one Monday school day scheduled for March 14. So, unless we have a big snow, that should be the last Monday school day. March arrived calm as a lamb, so it could go out like a lion. We can be sure the nice balmy days aren’t here to stay […]

March 2 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael Some of the irrigation farmers are really getting things in order for corn to be planted then the other crops will fall in line as their turn comes. I see quite a few young calves in the pastures and saw a new colt yesterday. There were a few geese in the air […]

Students give news, get experience

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By Kevin Wilson It’s 3:15 p.m. on Monday, and it’s just like any other Monday in the newsroom for News 3 New Mexico at the KENW television station in Portales. Jennifer Best has a concern for news director John Kirby. The Eastern New Mexico University senior is typing a story on allergy season and she […]

Not all heroes enter Hall of Fame

By Kevin Wilson Sunday started out to be a pretty good day, by most standards. Errands were getting done left and right, and the NBA All-Star game was hours away. That’s when I decided to check the sports news, and everything changed. You might have missed the news because it was sandwiched in between stories […]

Feb. 20 Dora School News

By Charlie Carmichael This week has been a lot of fun at school since it was spirit week in preparation for Homecoming on Friday with games, ceremonies and the school dance following at 9 until midnight. Tuesday was red/white and crazy hat day; Wednesday was pajama and crazy hair day; Thursday was hillbilly or redneck […]

Business blooms during Valentine’s Day

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By Kevin Wilson Shane Caraway of Portales walked into Hestand Floral just a little after 1 p.m. Monday, and was quick to admit his fatal flaw. “I’m one of those late shoppers,” Caraway said to the employee, Bernice Weems. “I could kick you,” Weems responded with a laugh. Caraway, a dryer operator for DairiConcepts, selected […]

School board president cares about spirituality, children

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Your name: Inez Rodriguez Job: Housewife and President of the School Board Age: 54, June 28, 1950 Hometown: Portales Your Family: Teofilo (husband), Olivia, T.J., and Mark Hobbies: I am one of the worship leaders at St. Helen’s Catholic Church, I teach catechism, Vice President of the (EPCA). What do you like about Portales? “There […]

Valentine’s Day sometimes needs troubleshooting

By Bob Huber A couple of years ago I was in a quandary concerning an appropriate Valentine’s Day gift for my wife Marilyn. Should I buy her a new fly rod or a miter saw? I’ve always been a hopeless romantic. All our married lives I never let Valentine’s Day slip by without lavishing some […]

Spend Valentine’s with the one who loves you the most

By Joan Clayton: PNT Religion Columnist Remember that first love, that excitement, that tingling, that burst of fireworks that made every day July 4th? Just being in your sweetheart’s presence made your heart go “pity-pat.” When apart, remember the anticipation of being together again? I married my first love and I still see skyrockets. He […]

Random thoughts can drive one crazy

By Kevin Wilson Every once in a while, there comes along a great little snippet for me. It’s not something I can do an entire column on, but combined these snippets can be quite entertaining. At least that’s what I think. I’ll let you be the judge as I share my random thoughts. • Recently, […]

Tangerine and her Frenzy bring back memories

By Bob Huber It happens every spring — hornets buzz, dirt blows, and I recall my youthful romance with Tangerine Crotchmire. It didn’t last — it just wasn’t meant to be — but it was a shining moment in my misspent youth, and it comes back every year to haunt me. Tangerine was the sister […]

Personalities Plus: Lisa Ribaudo

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Your name: Lisa Ribaudo Your job: Elementary School Counselor Your age (and Birth Date): 37 years old; May 2, 1967 Your hometown: Carson, Calif. Your family: Mark Ribaudo (husband), John Ribaudo (son), and Mary Ribaudo (daughter) Your hobbies and groups you are involved with, volunteer work: What do you think of Portales? “I enjoy the […]

Tough to talk about days in Santa Fe

By Bob Huber In case you haven’t noticed, the Legislature is firklytootling again up north, which brings to mind a political alert for all citizens of New Mexico: “Stay in the roundhouse, Nellie. The senator can’t corner you there.” I had occasion to spend several character-building years in that round building we call the state […]

Live a blessed life every day

By Joan Clayton: PNT Columnist Time is too precious to waste. Children grow up and leave the nest. Our grandparents and parents grow older and are gone. Did we make the moments count? Time spent worrying about tomorrow or regretting yesterday drains our life of the “now.” The gift of life is squandered and wasted […]

Making my way on Guadalcanal

By Bob Huber A learned friend of mine spent the holidays in Los Angeles and later wondered if she shoulda stood in bed. Her sad tale began when she left the comforts of her prairie home in eastern New Mexico and drove to Albuquerque to catch a plane. Remember last month when a blizzard hit […]

Jan. 16 Floyd School News

By Jennifer Essary Upcoming events • There will be no school Monday in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. • Floyd Country Jamboree tryouts are Jan. 23rd at 2pm in the Old Gym. Basketball • Tuesday: all girls and boys junior high, junior varsity and varsity teams vs. Ft. Sumner, 4 p.m. • Friday: […]

Time is God’s gift for you

By Joan Clayton: PNT Religion Columnist Each day is a gift made just for you. It is from the heart of God.   If I empty my burdens and give them to God in my nightly prayers I awaken with a brand new day filled with wonders. “This is the day that the LORD has […]

Jan. 12 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Transitions Birthdays: Leon Harvey; Jake Buzard; Chet Chenault; Don Beard. Anniversaries: There are no anniversaries this week. Please contact me if you want to have your special day listed. Upcoming events • Seniors meet Thursday night for games and friendship. • There will be no school Monday in observance of Martin Luther […]

Lockin planned to honor King

PNT Staff A common phrase associated with Martin Luther King Jr. Day simply states, “A day on, not a day off.” The city of Portales is trying to add a new twist to its recognition with a day in. A lockin from Sunday night to Monday afternoon is the capper to a weekend of activities […]