Local briefs June 20

PNT Staff Reports Forrest plans community reunion The community of Forrest will hold a community reunion beginning at 10:30 a.m. July 5.Lunch will cost $8.50 for adults, $5 for children. The community will create a memory board. Copies of photographs or other memorabilia are welcome. Photos will not be returned. Copies can be mailed or […]

Summer lunch program expects more participants this year

By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer Record-high fuel and grocery prices may translate into more children seeking free meals in a summer lunch program, sponsored by Portales Municipal Schools, which begins on Tuesday. “I’m actually anticipating our participation to go up this year because of high gas prices and grocery prices,” said Shirley Chatterton, food […]

Dec. 6, 2008 School News

School resumes The staff of Dora Schools will be at the Becky Sharpe Auditorium at ENMU on Monday for an in-service day. Students will return to Dora Schools Tuesday to begin the 2007-08 spring semester. Report cards will be passed out Thursday. Friday is a school day. Basketball The Dora Coyotes and Lady Coyotes will […]

Desserts don’t have to be labor intensive

By Sheryl Borden: Creative living Information on gourmet desserts, making the most of a business lunch, and the benefits of eating blueberries will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon on Tuesday and 2 p.m. on Saturday. Cookbook author, Janel Franklin will demonstrate how to make gourmet desserts with little effort — and […]

11-11 Floyd School Menu

Floyd Municipal Schools lunch menu for the week of Nov. 12-15. Breakfast Monday: French toast sticks, cereal, juice, milk Tuesday: Breakfast burrito, cereal, juice, milk Wednesday: Blueberry muffin, cereal, juice, milk Thursday: Ham n’ cheese Hot Pocket, cereal, juice, milk Lunch Monday: Beef burrito, salad, pears, milk, (MS/HS Salad Bar) Tuesday: Chicken enchilada, rice, salad, […]

School celebrates 100 years

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Folks gathered at the Dora Consolidated Schools Centennial and the South County Reunion were there to reminisce about school days past. They also got a glimpse into the future, as the recently remodeled school was dedicated. With some classmates in attendance old enough to remember the start of the […]

It’s never too early to learn character

By Anita Doberman: Lifestyles Columnist My daughter Luisa recently came home from kindergarten upset because she had been sent to the “time-out table” at lunch. At Luisa’s school, three lunch ladies supervise the cafeteria and do their best to handle dozens of children who are supposed to eat quietly and act in a civilized manner. […]

Oasis Park receives award

By Casey Peacock Recently honored with the “Exemplary Park” award, Oasis State Park will host the 16th annual “Kids Fishing Clinic” from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. Honored at an awards banquet in October, Oasis received the award based upon the park’s overall performance and commitment to providing a quality place for visitors […]

Free kids’ lunches offered for summer

By Paula Cronic: PNT Staff Writer With her three daughters in tow, Jamey Gallegos attended Tuesday’s free summer lunch program at Portales Junior High School. Not only does it give her children the chance to get out of the house, but it makes them feel as if they are eating out instead of at home, […]

Free Lunch Menus

Monday: Chicken strips, roll, mashed potatoes, gravy, fresh fruit and milk Tuesday: Hot dog w/ or w/out chili, fries, fresh fruit, frozen fruit bar and milk Wednesday: Beef tacos, lett/tom, salsa, fresh fruit, pinto beans and milk Thursday: Turkey/cheese hoagie, chips, pickle spear, fresh fruit and milk Friday: Pizza, veggie sticks w/dip, fresh fruit, jello […]

Sept. 26 Dora School News

By Charlie Carmichael Tribute to students Time marches on and fall has finally arrived and it’s great to really feel like fall weather outside. The students are all excited and full of pep and nonsense when they arrive in the cafeteria for lunch each day. However, they are too anxious to hurry and get to […]

Almorzar: It’s not just for breakfast anymore

By Helena Rodriguez When Mom says to Dad, “Ven a almorzar!” that means it’s time to come and eat breakfast. The only problem is “almorzar” means lunch, and to make it more confusing, Mom and Dad are usually eating their breakfast at noon. Just like green chile, referring to breakfast as “almorzar” is a New […]

Restaurant opens its doors for free lunch

By Tony Parra April Fool’s Day is full of surprises but for guests and hosts of the Christmas lunch at the El Rancho restaurant Christmas was full of pleasant surprises. The Garcia family opened their doors to El Rancho restaurant for a free meal on Christmas Day. The El Rancho restaurant is a four-way business […]

Restaurant offers free Chrsitmas lunch

Tony Parra Through the guidance of the Lord the Garcias say they have decided to open the doors to their El Rancho Restaurant to welcome families on Christmas Day for a free lunch. “It’s been placed in my heart,” Joe Garcia, co-manager of the El Rancho Restaurant, said about hosting the dinner. “I’ve been contemplating […]

Perfect Life: Something for which to be thankful

Jim Lee Well, here we are three-fourths of the way through November already. This Thursday will be Thanksgiving Day. Time sure slips by when we’re having fun, doesn’t it? I have such an enjoyable life that sometimes I think I should feel guilty about it. But guilt is dumb; it’s like making payments on a […]