Dec. 7 —

Sports schedule Today: Dora hosts Lazbuddie JV at 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday: Dora varsity at Elida Invitational Tournament Monday: Dora JV girls at Portales, 5:30 p.m.

Dec. 7 — Elida news

Events Today: At Clovis JV C Team and JV girls and boys — 4 p.m. Wednesday: 80th Day (second state reporting period.) Thursday: Elida Tournament — Varsity girls and boys. Friday: Elida Tournament — Varsity girls and boys. Saturday: Elida Tournament — Varsity girls and boys. Sunday: Elementary Candlelighting 7 p.m. in the multipurpose room.

Nov. 16 —

Events Today: Junior high basketball at Marshall (seventh- and eighth-grade girls and junior high boys), 4 p.m. Wednesday: Photo retakes and basketball pictures. Thursday: Junior high basketball at Texico (eighth-grade girls and boys), 4:30 p.m. Friday: Marshall Middle School seventh-grade basketball tournament (girls and boys), school day Saturday: Marshall Middle School seventh-grade basketball tournament (girls [...]

Thursday morning briefing: Floyd girls, Clovis grads and no snow

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Thursday briefing. Be there Monday, the Floyd Lady Broncos officially get the prize. 8 a.m. at the Floyd High School, the Lady Bronco basketball team will be presented the official state championship trophy. Their win in New Mexico’s version of March Madness marked the first state championship [...]

Portales Past: March 24, 1960

March 24, 1960: Campfire Girls met in Portales’ Presbyterian Church for a seminar on proper use of the telephone. A Mountain States Telephone Co. representative hosted the gathering, which was attended by about 20 girls.

School board honors PHS girls soccer team

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education honored the Portales High School girls soccer team during its regular meeting on Monday. The Lady Rams reached state quarterfinals before falling to Sandia Prep 4-0 last week. The board and people attending applauded the achievement of the team making the playoffs for [...]

Portales Public library essay contest results

Three Roosevelt County girls recently described their picture of America in a Portales Public Library essay contest. As part of the library’s program “Express Yourself,” the girls read several books presenting different views of the country, said Children’s Librarian Heather Christensen. Then, they considered their own perspective in less than 500 words. The contest was [...]

A father’s love is greatest gift

By Joan Clayton: PNT columnist I heard a story about a daddy and his two little girls, ages 9 and 5, who lived close to the beach. One day they all decided to go for a swim just a little way out into the ocean. Before the daddy realized it, a current had taken them [...]

Mrs. New Mexico: We all make mistakes

By David Stevens: Freedom New Mexico Editor She says she wants to make a difference in the lives of others, especially little girls. “A lot of little girls don’t have a role model. I want to be that role model,” Clovis’ Noel Hunt said. And so, having sought a public spotlight and earned the Mrs. [...]

That wonderful place called ‘Home’

By Joan Clayton: PNT columnist When our youngest granddaughters were young, our son and his wife often returned to their home at night after visiting us. They dressed their little girls for bed, and after the good-bye hugs and kisses, they tucked their children in their “car” bed and drove the two hours home. Our [...]