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.