Floyd bids adieu to graduates

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer FLOYD — Moments after watching her daughter receive her high school diploma, Kathy Hale’s eyes welled up with tears when she talked about the child she once taught in a home-school setting. “I’m very, very proud of her. She’s come a long way,” Hale said. “It’s just the beginning [...]

May 13, 2007 Honors

Santos Debra Hill Santos, a Portales High School alumnus and 1987 Eastern New Mexico graduate, was awarded the “Best Creative Thesis” during spring commencement at Radford University in Radford, Va. The award is bestowed in honor of academic excellence in graduate studies and thesis preparation by the university’s graduate college. Using a variety of gemstones [...]

March 21, 2007 Military Digest

Lemon Army Pvt. Jake N. Lemon has graduated from the H-8 Tracked Vehicle Recovery Specialist Course at Fort Knox, Ky., according to an Army & Air Force Hometown News press release. He is the son of B.J. Landsperg of Portales, and a 2006 graduate of Portales High School.

Sept. 3, 2006 Engagement

Dement/Bollema Stan and Gail Dement announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Carley Dement to Richard Bollema, son of Andy and Lori Bollema, all of Portales. The couple will exchange vows at 6 p.m. Oct. 7, 2006, at 1601 S Ave A. The reception will follow. The bride-elect is a 2006 graduate of [...]

June 11, 2006 Engagements

Haller/Gutierrez Dwight and Pam Haller of Tucumcari announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter Tana Rae Haller to Jose Jesus Gutierrez both of Portales, son of Joe and Maria Gutierrez of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows July 15 at Tucumcari Convention Center. The reception will follow the ceremony. The bride-elect is a [...]

June 4, 2006 Engagements

Moreland/Fox Chris Moreland of Vadito and Jay and Robin Valerio of Phoenix, Ariz., announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Kellin Moreland, to Clayton Fox, son of Ronald and Marie Fox, of Portales. The couple will exchange vows at 6 p.m. on June 17 at the First Baptist Church in Portales. The reception [...]

Dora grads say goodbye to home

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Seniors at Dora High School’s commencement Sunday were reminded by more than one speaker that they would always be able to call Dora High School home. With that promise, 15 graduates received their diplomas and embarked on their next life journey — away from the halls of DHS. “Remember [...]

Class of 2006 graduates at Floyd

Paula Cronic: PNT Staff Writer An emotionally charged commencement ceremony filled with moments of saddness and moments of joy took place Saturday at Floyd High School. The group of students came together one last time as the senior class of FHS to receive their diplomas and the right to be called a high school graduate. [...]

PHS grads celebrate success

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By Helena Rodriguez: PNT Staff Writer After roughly 18 years of life and 13 years of schooling, Richard O’Hare said the Portales High School Class of 2006 is ready to face the world, but asked, “Is the world ready for us?” O’Hare’s classmates applauded his observation as he gave the welcoming address during the PHS [...]

ENMU grads prepare for life journey

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By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Some Eastern New Mexico University students said they were happy to share the graduation moment Saturday with family and that getting their diploma is a stepping stone in their journey to a career. “It’s a stepping stone for me,” Theo Watson, who graduated with a degree in psychology, said. [...]