RGH offering asthma education program

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By Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer Roosevelt County General Hospital is educating children ages 6-18 and adults about asthma for in-patient and out-patient care. Alex Wynn, director of cardiopulmonary department, said the community needs asthma education. “We had people coming in with asthma, bronchitis and pneumonia,” Wynn said. “Diseases that could have been avoided with […]

State legislative committee visits with local education, military officials

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico The Legislative Finance Committee got a taste of local education and military presence in the first of a three-day session at the Clovis Civic Center. In the morning, the 16-member state committee heard reports from Eastern New Mexico University President Steven Gamble, Clovis Community College President John Neibling and […]

Business feature: Pizzeria offers more than pizza to community

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By Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer Pizza Hut offers more than pizza. General Manager Cathy Hess and her employees have been working to give Portales the best service for a dine-in experience. The restaurant is owned by Greg and Wendell Blankenship, who own eight Pizza Hut stores: Two in Clovis and the rest in smaller […]

New special ed director takes over July 1

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer The incoming Portales special education director has a background in special education and said she plans to continue the current service and work with the gifted program. Jacqueline “Jackie” Burns, now Brown Early Childhood Center’s principal, is scheduled to officially take the place of current Director of Special Student […]

Press release: State departments see no reason to close schools for flu concerns

For Immediate Release Contact: Deborah BusemeyerCell: 505-470-2290 or Beverly Friedman, Public Education Dept.Cell: 795-0180 Health, Public Education Departments Advise No Reason to Close Schools for Health Reasons Local Schools Districts to Decide How, When to Reopen 16 Closed Schools (Santa Fe) – Based on new guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, […]

Board of education to meet Monday

PNT Staff Report The Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education meets 6 p.m. Monday at administration building, 501 Abilene. The board will hear from professional and student organizations, the superintendent and consider budget adjustment requests. The professional and student organization report from Dr. Theresa Teti concerns the tobacco control program. Superintendent Randy Fowler will report […]

Press release: N.M. hunter education certifies 1,402 students

New Mexico’s Hunter Education Program certified 1,402 students in March as young hunters scrambled to become eligible for the April 8 application deadline for 2009-2010 big-game hunting licenses and permits. Since Jan. 1, more than 2,200 students have successfully completed the course, which is taught mostly by volunteer instructors trained by Department staff. Instructors have […]

Education feature: Students take home wins in academics

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Students from Portales earned top honors Saturday at the Destination ImagiNation competition in Albuquerque. Portales Junior High School finished second in two events, and Lindsey Elementary School’s third-grade team finished third and received the Renaissance Award. “The students at Lindsey came in third in the Central Challenge,” Lindsey teacher […]

Editorial: President has good start on education

For better and for worse, President Barack Obama has been reasonably consistent in trying to put in place as policy some of the broad and ambitious hopes he expressed during his campaign. Many aspects of his broad vision are alarming to those who see a larger and ever-growing government as more of a problem than […]

March 8, Honors

Eastern New Mexico University Fifty-six students from the Portales area are attending Eastern New Mexico University and are among the 558 students on the 2008 fall semester Dean’s Honor Roll. They and their majors are: Kalynn Baldock, dairy science; Hannah Richards, biology; Jeremy Andrade, tech comp; Rodolfo Arceo, Spanish; Sylvia Baltazar, criminal justice; Monica Best, […]

Bill protects ‘controversial science’ teaching

By Kate Nash: The New Mexican A measure pending in the Senate Education Committee would

Hunter education classes start Friday

The first of two hunter education classes starts Friday in Clovis. The classes are conducted by the New Mexico Game and Fish Department and are held at Patriot Outdoors, 1250 County Road 16. Each class consists of three-day sessions and completion is required for anyone under 18 who wants to purchase a state hunting license. […]

Literacy council provides education tools

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Roosevelt County Literacy Council volunteer tutors offer a chance for people in the community to better themselves with an education. The Literacy Council handles free pre-GED, adult literacy, English as a Second Language (ESL) and citizenship classes. The Literacy Council is funded through donations by the Literacy Council Coalition […]

Education feature: Science class uses hands-on approach

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Gentlemen, start your mousetraps. Students in Laura DeBusk’s eighth-grade science classes at Portales Junior High School learn with hands-on projects, including recently built mousetrap-powered cars. Last week, the youth brought their finished projects to school and raced them in the courtyard. DeBusk said she was pleased with their work. […]

Portales schools approve truancy program help

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer The Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education on Monday approved the Roosevelt County Youth Resource Team program to help the district on truancy and at-risk youth. Landon Mayberry, juvenile probation officer for Roosevelt and Curry counties, said the program offers ways for at-risk students to attend classes. As an […]

Portales Pride forum set

PNT Staff Report The City of Portales has scheduled a Portales Pride public forum at 3 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall. The forum allows citizens to discuss community beautification and cleanliness. The city is also seeking people who can participate on a committee dealing with such issues. Topics include median sponsorship and design, trash cleanup, […]

Education feature: Dual enrollment program credits students

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Free is good. But when it’s college credit that’s free, there’s often an added bonus. Eastern New Mexico University distance education assistant Rebbecca Gossett said students who begin racking up college credit in high school are more likely to go on to college than those who don’t. And that’s […]

Hunter education course available

PNT staff A hunter education course is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 24 and Jan. 25 in Portales. Darren Elrod, volunteer hunter education instructor with the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, said the course includes firearm safety, bow hunting, hunter responsibilities, wildlife identification and management, and field survival. Cost is […]

Education pick could bode well for U.S. students

Freedom New Mexico Of course, in a genuinely free (or even constitutional) society there would be no such position as secretary of education at the national level. The U.S. Constitution saw no role for the national government in education and education at the time — a time when literacy and enrollment of children in educational […]

Grant-writing workshops set

PNT staff The Help-NM Project is sponsoring a grant-writing workshop from 8:30 a.m. to noon Jan. 22 at Eastern New Mexico University, Education Building, Room 125. The workshop is free, and RSVPs can be made as late as Jan. 21. The workshop has a seating limit of 25, on a first-come, first-served basis. The Rev. […]