Petite Picassos: Cannon Library hosts art class for toddlers

Cannon Connections: Liliana Castillo Kaia Kerr, 4, gives her lion a lavender mane. Once a month, Cannon Library librarian Loretta Croke teaches toddlers art in a class called Petite Picasso. The subject changes for each class. She has taught art topics such as watercolor and mosaic. On March 24, she taught the toddlers how to […]

Homeschool group takes in riding lesson

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Cannon Connections photo: Clarence Plank Caleb Chambers, 9, of Clovis, learns how to ride a horse at Abrazos Adventure in Portales. Cannon homeschool students spent the day learning and riding horses at Abrazos Adventure in Portales on March 25. Five students and their siblings were taught by Brazos Adventure owner Wendy Toombs about what horses […]

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 […]

Tough punishment taught me lessons

By Karl Terry: PNT columnist Remember being sent to the principal’s office when you were in school? If you don’t then you came along after the days of corporal punishment in public schools because the sting of a wooden paddle will be seared into your memory if you grew up in that time. Even if […]

Aug. 26, 2008 ENMU Briefs

Faculty recital set for Friday Eastern New Mexico University music faculty member Travis Erwin will perform at the Becky Sharp Auditorium in the College of Business Building at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 29. Erwin is a twenty-year veteran of the guitar and will sing and play songs he has written over the past two […]

Yesterday’s children’s shows taught moral lessons

By Judy Brandon As I sat the other night and watched the lineup of shows on television, my mind went back to “The Howdy Doody Show.” As a kid, I was a big Howdy Doody fan. Buffalo Bob began every show with a question: “Kids, what time is it?” And the children would eagerly respond: […]

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 […]

Nov. 4 Anniversary

Hughes George and Ruth Ann Hughes of Lubbock, Texas will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary with an open house, Saturday, Nov. 10 at the couple’s home, 5812 78th St. in Lubbock. The celebration will be hosted by their daughter and her husband, Sherry and Jerry Rigdon and their grandson and his wife, Ryan and Jennifer […]

Children source of wisdom

By Joan Clayton: Religion Columnist I feel a tug at my heart. By this time, I would have all my bulletin boards up, all my students’ names on the desks, all my lessons planned and would have prayed for a successful year. Why do I miss teaching school so much? I miss those little shiny […]

Nurse, mom modeled work ethic

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Though Jean Evrage worked as a nurse, she also found time to teach roller-skating and birthing classes. Family members said she also taught other lessons — the value of family, and of a work ethic. “She had a really strong and honest work ethic,” said her son, Clifton Evrage of […]

Obituaries for May 28, 2006

Kyle Joe Musick Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at 21st Street Church of Christ. Mr. Kyle Joe Musick, 46, of Albuquerque, died Wednesday, May 24, 2006, at his home. He was born Nov. 22, 1959, in Farmington to William Charles and Naomia Jean Justus Musick. He graduated from Grants High in 1977. He graduated from Lubbock […]

Experts say underage sex a serious problem in Portales

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Health officials fear the growing problem of underage sex and teen pregnancy will continue unless parents are more involved with sex education and abstinence is taught to more public schools’ students. A townhall meeting about underage sex prevention is scheduled from 6:30- 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Memorial Building […]

Calling it a career

Amn. Thomas Trower More than 28 years ago, an Airman came home on leave to visit his home in the Finger Lakes region of Western New York. Little did he know that his influence would help his friend enter the military and begin a career that would end at the top of the 27th Fighter […]

Yarbrough always willing to help

By Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Nina Yarbrough brought liberty to the heart of those that encountered her 5-foot-2 stature whether it was through her educational training or her virtuous example of friendship. Nina Yarbrough died at the age of 97 on Dec. 8, 2004. Family members described Yarbrough’s demeanor as being spunky, feisty, stubborn, persistent […]

Zahn had fun approach to life, family

By Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Dorothy Zahn was a woman that loved to live. With a fun demeanor, she attracted others with her temperament of friendliness and availability. Zahn was actively involved in her children’s lives as a volunteer chaperone. Debbie Welch, Zahn’s daughter, said she felt fortunate to have a mother like Zahn. “On […]

Carmichael taught in and out of the classroom

By Kevin Wilson Rubie Carmichael was a teacher for most of her life, even after classes were dismissed. Carmichael taught schoolchildren for 37 years. She also took time to teach her siblings about the family past, and her children about how to make the most of the present. “She taught me what it was to […]

Lifelong teacher bids for award

By Tony Parra Jane Lee devoted her life to teaching and has lived in Portales since 1932. These are some of the reasons Lee was nominated as a Pioneer of the Year award recipients, which will be given out on Friday at the Pioneer reception at the Memorial Building. Lee moved to Portales in 1932 […]

Quilter to showcase work at Ag Expo

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Tony Parra Laura Merrick will be one of many who will show their talents in the quilt show of the 12th Annual New Mexico Ag Expo, Feb. 23-25 at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds. Her family is rich in a quilting tradition which dates back to the 19th century. Merrick knows all too well about quilting. […]

Calendar, July 27

The Portales News-Tribune offers this space for community events. To submit or change an announcement, contact the Editorial Department at 356-4481 several days in advance. For Sunday’s paper, items must be submitted by mid-day Wednesday. Please keep submissions brief and to the point as space is limited. Sunday Lamp Lighters Alcoholics Anonymous — 7:30-8:30 p.m., […]

Community Calendar July 15

The Portales News-Tribune offers this space for community events. To submit or change an announcement, contact the Editorial Department at 356-4481 several days in advance. For Sunday’s paper, items must be submitted by mid-day Wednesday. Please keep submissions brief and to the point as space is limited. Tuesday Arts & Crafts — Taught by Carolyn […]