Christmas contest under way

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Fundraising/voting is under way in the 2011 Little Miss Merry Christmas Contest, which is sponsored by the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors. This year’s field of contestants includes 11 girls, from 4 to 10 years old, each with an individual sponsor. The girls compete for the title of Little Miss Merry Christmas by raising […]

Reader-submitted: Little Miss Merry Christmas contestants sought

Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce announces the upcoming deadline for girls 5 to 10 years old to enter the 2011 Little Miss Merry Christmas Contest. The chamber is also calling for entries from businesses, individuals and organizations for the Lighted Christmas Parade. As part of Portales’ yearly holiday tradition, the Little Miss Merry Christmas Contest […]

Reader-submitted content: Application for Little Miss Merry Christmas Contest open

The deadline for girls 5 to 10 years old to enter the 2011 Little Miss Merry Christmas Contest is Nov. 15. Contestants must attend an information meeting at the Chamber of Commerce at 6 p.m. that day. The Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce is also calling for entries from businesses, individuals and organizations for the […]

Couldn’t miss vintage grand prix

Although I am not in the category of car fanatics, I want to start this week’s column with a block of information for those of you who are. PVGP means Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix and if you go to their website, you will be able to find out more about them. Indeed, if you are […]

Nearly 90 percent of New Mexico schools miss AYP

Liliana Castillo Nearly 90 percent of New Mexico schools missed the latest targets for boosting student achievement, the Public Education Department reported Friday as it announced plans for replacing the federally-mandated system for rating schools. A total of 720 schools, or 86.6 percent, failed to make “adequate yearly progress” under the federal No Child Left […]

Portales past: March 8, 1944

March 8, 1944: The Portales Daily News: In the past two weeks, the Daily News has lost two valued employees who have gone to Austin, Texas, to enter the nurses training school for the U.S. Army. They are Miss Patsy Patterson, mailer, and Miss Peggy Taylor, assistant to the circulation manager.

Can’t beat catfish

Several years ago I made a commercial for the Catfish Institute. Their office was in Belzoni, Miss. The commercial concluded, “…just write in care of Miz June. That’s B-E-L-Z-O-N-I. You learned to spell Mississippi in grade school!” I have spent most of my life in the mountain west so trout has been my primary fish […]

Empty stocking fund: Miss M.

Today’s focus: Miss M. Household members: 4 Children: 3 Special circumstance: Miss M. is a single mother. Due to the health issues that she is experiencing, she has missed a lot of days at work, meaning less money to pay bills. Her holiday hope: Wants to have a good Christmas and feel well. Clothing needs: […]

Little Miss Merry Christmas on way

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PNT staff report The Little Miss Merry Christmas contest is returning for another holiday season, with a few changes this year. The annual contest raises money for white lights displayed on the Roosevelt County Courthouse and other places around town during the Christmas season. This year, according to a news release from the Roosevelt County […]

Portales past: Oct. 26, 1952

Oct. 26, 1952: The Portales Daily News: Miss Elza Ramsey and Miss Alva Ramsey were on hand Monday morning to greet the visitors to their clothes store, “Mode o’ Day,” next door to First National Bank.

Weekly update: County fair queen earns state fair honor

Roosevelt County Fair Queen Jamie Symlie was named Miss Congeniality on Sept. 26 in the 2011 New Mexico State Fair Queen Contest, according to a news release from the State Fair. The Miss Congeniality Award goes to the contestant who shows genuine caring and friendliness toward other queen candidates throughout the contest, according to the […]

Ticket feature: Chuck wagon chefs gather for cook-off

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Freedom New Mexico Cooks from across the region will circle the wagons noon Saturday for the third annual Duke of the Dutch Ovens Chuck Wagon Cook-off. Boasting 10 of the best chuck wagon cooks, the meal will include chicken fried steak, beans, potatoes, gravy, biscuits, peach cobbler, iced tea, milk and coffee. Cooks hail from […]

When in doubt, sing a song of faith

By Joan Clayton: PNT columnist Another school year will soon be gone before we know it. I still miss the little people, and the memories still linger in my mental files. When I began my teaching career, the school where I taught had no kindergarten. My class of first graders experienced “new separation anxiety” in […]

Commerce topples Hounds

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Standing 6-foot-6 with a mohawk and a booming voice, Ronnie Morgan is tough to miss on the court. Much to Eastern New Mexico’s chagrin, he was even harder to miss on the stat sheet. Morgan scored six of his career-high 24 points during a 17-6 run that turned the […]

Little Miss Merry Christmas candidates

By Sharon King: Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce This year’s Little Miss Merry Christmas contest has a record number of contestants with 20 young ladies vying for the crown. Competitors must be between 4 and 10 years old. The winner is determined by the most money raised through donations, bake sales, silent auctions and whatever […]

Little Miss Merry Christmas contest seeks contestants

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer The Little Miss Merry Christmas contest is searching for contestants before the cut off date Monday. Right now, five girls are in the running for the spot. Roosevelt Chamber of Commerce Manager Mandi Park said people can call her or come by the chamber to fill out registration forms […]

Father, son retire from police work

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Like father, like son. Raymond Chambers is retiring after 25 years with the Eastern New Mexico University Police, while son Scott Chambers is leaving as a chief deputy after 24 years with the Portales Police Department. Police Chief Jeff Gill said it was a pleasure working with Scott for […]

Feb. 24, 1947

Miss Olive C. Berry, graduate of Teacher’s College at Columbia University, gave

USPS: Follow guidelines

By Kat Bergeron: McClatchy Newspapers BILOXI, Miss. — No one can fault the sentiment behind sending a holiday card to “A Recovering American Soldier.” But don’t do it. The card or package will be returned to you because the U.S. Postal Service has rules about anonymous mail for the military. Thanks to the Red Cross […]

Little Miss Merry Christmas

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It’s time once again for the Little Miss Merry Christmas contest. The girls serve as the grand marshals of the light parade on Dec. 12 and ride in the lead car. The winner is chosen by penny votes, cast in jars at the sponsoring business. Contestants also can hold fundraisers, such as a bake sale, […]