Dora news — Feb. 21

Science fair The Dora Science Fair was held Feb. 14; and sponsor and science teacher Leslie Lewis is proud to announce the following winners: • Grade 4 — Sarron Simpson; Grade 5 — Gideon Kuykendall • Grade 6 — Lance Fletcher and Vince Gardner • Grade 7 — Bailey O’Connor and Charlyn Simpson • Grade […]

Dora school news — Jan. 17

BPA members earn state spots Congratulations to all the Business Professionals of America members who competed at regionals and qualified to advance to the state conference in February. Colleen Tollett, BPA sponsor, said she is proud of the way these students represented Dora High School. The following are the contest results:

Caring for weaker species part of human nature

By Clyde Davis: Freedom New Mexico I noticed the signs as we made our way around the Albuquerque Aquarium, trying to see a few things besides the sharks which my granddaughter was preoccupied with. In this beautiful facility, one our state should be proud of, there were frequent notices telling viewers that a particular exhibit […]

My turn: Grandma title of which to be proud

I’m 43 years young. I’ve got a few white hairs mixing in with my bangs. I’m not afraid to show them, and someday soon, my 6-month old grandson, Giovanni, will babble words and perhaps call me something crazy, like “grandma.” Grandma is a title I’ve respectfully earned. No substitute. Not my first name. Not my […]

My turn: Proud of being weird

Helena Rodriguez I’m weird. I know. People occasionally tell me. But what’s weirder than being told you’re weird? How about being told you’re normal? That would be weird. If someone tells me I’m normal that would be abnormal. I wouldn’t take that as a compliment like I do being told I’m weird. Occasionally, my son-in-law […]

My turn: Local communities acknowledge veterans’ service with ceremonies

Alisa Boswell I have to say it made me proud to see how much acknowledgment our local communities and newspapers gave Veterans Day this year. It was significant to me to write the Veterans Day cover story for the Clovis and Portales papers, because my father was in the U.S. Air Force for 22 years […]

Our people: Proud Texan

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Brittany Chrisman is the president of the Associated Students of Eastern New Mexico University. A native Texan, Chrisman enjoys spending time with her horse, Fancy. Chrisman said her favorite part about her job as president is that she gets to plan and run fun-filled events and activities for the students of Eastern. “I get paid […]

Their view: Community should be proud of teens

Community should be proud of teens Portales Mayor Sharon King is impressed with what she’s seeing from local teenagers. Here’s her letter to the editor:

Honors — Sept. 5

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Cline [image#1, align=right, size=medium] Aaron Cline, a 2008 graduate of Portales High School, is at the U.S. Navy Training Center in Great Lakes, Ill. We are so proud of you. — Submitted by Floyd, Mary and Chris Cline

Their view: Hispanics should be proud of heritage

Portales’ Geni Flores had this to say about last Sunday’s letter to the editor from Bill Cathey of Dora:

Best part of gardening is sharing

By Karl Terry: PNT columnist Linus of Peanuts fame would be proud. “The Great Pumpkin” hasn’t descended on my garden but “The Great Zucchini” has arrived. I’m not sure how a person can carefully search a garden each morning for squash and cucumbers that are just the right size for tenderness, then out of the […]

Commander ‘proud’ of UCI results

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Maynelinne De La Cruz Chief Master Sgt. Maria Lacuesta-Siroin, 27th Special Operations Comptroller Squadron, back, explains to Capt. John Bisges, 27th Special Operations Aerospace Medicine Squadron, what happened at the scene of a simulated car accident. By Capt. Mae-Li Allison: 27th SOW Public Affairs The 27th Special Operations Wing commander […]

My Portales: City proud to mark successes

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PNT Staff Report Editor’s note: The following is one in a series of reports related to the history of Portales. The city celebrates the 100th anniversary of its incorporation in 2009. So what was Portales like 100 years ago? On Jan. 6, 1910, the Roosevelt County Herald newspaper listed 12 of Portales’ accomplishments in 1909: […]

Win or lose, team should still be proud

By Karl Terry: PNT managing editor You don’t come away a winner every time in life or baseball. It’s tough enough for young people to learn that lesson on their home diamond in front of bleachers filled with family and fans quick to put their arm around them and tell them they played a good […]

Local VFW pays tribute to veteran’s memory

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer Elida rancher Tommy McGee passed away in October 2004 at age 87, but his name will live on, thanks to a decision made by his friends at the Portales post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. According to VFW Post 9515 senior vice commander Duward Moon, it was a […]

Columnist remembers special vet

Tonya Fennell Veterans Day has come and gone. Although the day is meant to honor living servicemembers, it always reminds me of my maternal grandfather who died many years ago. Like many young men his age, my grandfather enlisted in the Navy when he was only 17 years old during World War II. I don’t […]

Friends, family remember former mayor

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By Karl Terry: PNT managing editor The first word out of anyone’s mouth when they remember former Portales mayor and businessman James “Jimmy” Kiker is honest. Kiker died earlier this month at the age of 96. “I think most folks will remember him as an honest man,” said Kiker’s daughter, Phyllis Davidson of Clovis. “I […]

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 […]

Altrusa hosts 36th annual home tour

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Featuring four homes and one business, 36 years of tradition will continue as the annual Altrusa Home Tour takes place next Sunday in Portales. It’s a fund-raiser for us to support our community projects that we do,” said Dannah Brown, home tour chairperson. Word of mouth, uniqueness or a […]

Airmen train to get it right

Senior Airman Carole Brabham Practice makes perfect for elite Cannon team Clearly visible while practicing drills and various maneuvers just off D.L. Ingram Blvd. with rifles, caskets or flags, the Airmen of Cannon’s Honor Guard are, without question, on display. They perform in on-base and off-base ceremonies, representing the military by themselves or joined with […]