PHS robotics team advances

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Alisa Boswell Three Portales High School seniors argued back and forth Thursday afternoon as they huddled over pieces of a robot in their teacher’s workshop, debating over how certain parts should be put together. Tim Varela, Russell Van Dam and Joseph Lundy are three of the 11 high school students, who recently won second place […]

Sept. 12 — Dora news

Graduation accessories being sold Jerry Clark of the Balfour Company will visit juniors and seniors at noon Wednesday in the library. Clark will be taking orders for class rings, caps, gowns and other accessories for graduation. College Day scheduled Dora juniors and seniors and counselor Delores Baca will attend College Day at Eastern New Mexico […]

High school seniors share advice on first day of school

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Argen Duncan In with the new — school year, that is. Third through 12th-graders in Portales Municipal Schools started the new academic year Tuesday. Kindergarten through second-grade students come back to school next Tuesday, while pre-school begins Aug. 30. “It’s been a very smooth start,” said Michael Terry, district coordinator for the Student Teacher Accountability […]

A winding tradition

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Pink and blue streamers, tuxedoes and hoop skirts, and continuing a tradition. A group of Portales High School seniors had those things on their minds Saturday as they decorated for Maypole. The tradition has existed since 1929, and many participants have family members who have wound the Maypole in past years. Students, who must be […]

Area seniors share plans after graduation

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Alisa Boswell Graduation season. It’s an exciting and intimidating time of year for high school seniors across eastern New Mexico. The Clovis High School graduation is set for 10 a.m. May 21 at the Curry County Events Center and the Portales High School graduation is set for 7 p.m. May 27 at Greyhound Arena. “We […]

Senior happenings — May 8

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities, quilting and sewing. Tuesday: 9 a.m., Seniors board of directors meeting; 9a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities, quilting and sewing 11 a.m., Seniors monthly seniors meeting; 1 p.m., Bingo. Wednesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities; 9:30 a.m. Free blood pressure and sugar checks; […]

Senior happenings — April 10

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities, quilting and sewing. Tuesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities; 9 a.m., Seniors board of directors meeting;11 a.m. Seniors monthly meeting; 1 p.m., Bingo. Wednesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities; 9:30 a.m. Free blood pressure and sugar checks; 10:30 a.m., Indoor exercise; […]

Reader-submitted content: High school seniors awarded scholarships

Nancy Gentry Roosevelt County Rural Telephone Cooperative recently selected scholarship winners. Fourteen high school seniors will receive a $500 Education Foundation Scholarship. These scholarships are for one year, subject to confirmation that the requirements of grade point average and enrollment as a full-time student have been met. They are available to members living within RCRTC […]

ENMU briefs —

ENMU Wants Freshmen and Seniors to take an Online Survey Freshmen and seniors will have their say in an online survey later this month. The National Survey of Student Engagement will compare Eastern New Mexico University’s results to other campuses in the Southwest, other public universities like ENMU and the entire NSSE cohort. This summer, […]

Reader-submitted content: Groups spreading DWI message to graduating seniors

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By Marcia M. Brown As part of its ongoing prevention activities, the Portales/Roosevelt County DWI program has initiated graduation activities designed to remind graduates not to drink and drive. Such activities include collaboration with Curry County and De Baca counties to provide continuous DWI messages to graduates and other members of the community throughout the […]

Maypole tradition continues

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer The tradition of the annual Maypole dance continues this week for Portales High School seniors. For some students it is a family tradition to be a winder, a queen or one of the queen’s attendants. Maypole coordinator Marilyn Stratton said this year they have 72 graduates who are winding […]

Portales Past: May 10, 1955

May 10, 1955: Nineteen seniors graduated from Floyd High School. Joy Griffith was valedictorian and Annette Boyd was salutatorian.

Portales seniors keep active through Olympic games

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Local seniors are competing all week in the Roosevelt County Senior Olympics Summer Games with a chance to move on to the regional games in Las Cruces in July. Remaining events take place at Eastern New Mexico University on Thursday and Friday. Roosevelt County Senior Olympic Coordinator Lupe Montoya […]

Essay contest

The State Bar of New Mexico is accepting entries from high school juniors and seniors from around the state for its annual essay contest. This year’s assignment is entitled “The ‘Facts,’” and deals with students’ use of social media and First Amendment rights. Essays expressing personal points of view will be accepted until Mar. 9. […]

Volunteers passing out blankets Monday

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Community Service Center volunteers will be distributing afghan blankets Monday during Martin Luther King Jr. Day festivities in Portales. Center volunteers have been crocheting lap blankets year-round, which are distributed to individuals who are homebound or in nursing homes, said Phyllis Roybal, Retired Seniors Volunteer Program director at the […]

Social security cuts worry local seniors

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Thursday’s announcement by the Social Security Administration that there will be no cost of living adjustment for 2010 had seniors at Clovis’ three centers buzzing. Staff at the senior centers said it was the topic of conversation all day Friday. Ann Howe, 80, said not getting a raise hurts. […]

Oct. 11, 1968

The Portales News-Tribune reported that rings for juniors and announcements for seniors headed the agenda at PHS the previous week. The rings juniors picked would bear the individuals’ initials, the year they would graduate and the letter “P” in the center of the red stone.

Seniors offered legal assistance

PNT Staff Report A free workshop and legal consultations by appointment are being offered today at the Community Services Center, 1100 Community Way. The State Bar of New Mexico’s Lawyer Referral for the Elderly Program is conducting a workshop on “Common Legal Issues for Senior Citizens” at 1 p.m. Anyone interested may attend. Free 30-minute […]

PHS news

Semester exams scheduled for seniors PHS Seniors take final exams Thursday and Friday. Final exams for the first for periods periods are Thursday, May 14 and periods 5,6, and 7 will be given Friday May 15. PHS Choir fares well The Portales High choir traveled to Clovis, NM on Thursday, April 30 for Large Group […]

April 12, 2009 PHS news

NMSU Recruiter at PHS John Wagner of New Mexico State University will be on campus Wednesday to speak with college bound juniors as well as seniors interested in attending NMSU for the 2009-2010 academic year.