Notebook — Nov. 20

Say thanks: What are you thankful for this year? Our newspapers would like to share some of your stories of Thanksgiving next week. The topics are obviously endless, and we’d like to hear about everything from new babies to business successes to athletic accomplishments. What has made you thankful in 2015? Email information to Editor […]

Brown: Between places relaxing break on the farm

The phrase, “work-from-home,” might be used to describe the life of a farmer. But it is perhaps more accurate to invert the concept and use the term, “live-at-work.” For the farmer may go home, but he is still at work. His mind is never free of the list of things that must be done. No […]

Pages past — Nov. 20

On this date … 1975: The 67-year-old Barry Hardware building at 405 Main in Clovis caught fire after a heater malfunctioned. Officials said 39 firefighters battled the blaze for more than five hours, limiting the major damage to the roof and second-floor ceiling. Water damage, however, was extensive throughout. Hundreds of shoppers and merchants gathered […]

To do list — Nov. 20

Today • Book sale — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Portales Public Library by Friends of the Library. Information: 575-356-3940 • Freshman Showcase — 7 p.m. at ENMU University Theater Center. Admission: $5 general public; free to students with ID. Information: 575-562-2711 • Johnathan Lynch recital — 7 p.m. at ENMU Buchanan Hall. Admission: Free. Information: […]

Pet of the week — Nov. 20


Gender: Male Age: 1 year old Breed: Terrier-mix Personality: Very friendly and very calm Story: This dog was brought in as a stray last week. According to Tony Martinez, animal control officer, he’s very cheerful and would be a great indoor dog as well as a good pet for a young family with children. For […]

PHS to host Miss Portales Extravaganza

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The Miss New Mexico Scholarship Program will be holding the Miss Portales Extravaganza this Sunday for young women to compete for local titles that will take them on to the Miss New Mexico Pageant in June.

By Alisa Boswell Managing editor Young women from across eastern New Mexico will be vying for local pageant titles this Sunday at Portales High School. The Miss Portales Extravaganza will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in the gymnasium with area residents competing for local titles, such as Miss Portales, Miss […]

Theater, film classes unveil new students

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Luke Haines, left, and Jessie Li, fine arts students at Eastern New Mexico University, prepare their musical piece on Tuesday for the Freshman Showcase, entitled “What is Art?” The program is designed to show off the work of new theater and film students at the university.

By Anna George Correspondent This weekend’s Freshman Showcase, ‘What is Art?,’ is about Eastern New Mexico University theater and film students exploring what art means to them and to the world, according to its participants. The showcase is designed to unveil the many talents of the freshman class within the ENMU theater and film departments. […]

City, county DWI program receives grant

STAFF REPORT The Portales/Roosevelt County DWI Program recently received a grant that is going to help them expand and have more options to help the community, according to Coordinator Riki Seat. The program will receive $100,000 per year for five years through the OptumHealth Project, which Seat said is a grant provided by the New […]

Pages past — Nov. 19

On this date … 1975: Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Denton of Kenna had recently observed their 50th wedding anniversary. They celebrated by spending the day in Roswell, according to a “social notes” column from Elida. 1965: The Santa Fe Railway was “back to normal,” officials said, after a short-lived strike by the Brotherhood of Railway […]

Williamson: Thanks for the music, Mrs. Schumpert

Sheryl Borden’s oldest son, Rob, still went by Robbie when he was in elementary school and started taking piano lessons from Eunice Schumpert, Portales’ legendary piano and voice instructor. “Robbie came home from a lesson one day,” Borden said, “and told me, ‘Mom, Miss Euney had such a pretty dress on today. Since she dresses […]

Meetings watch — Nov. 19

Roosevelt General Hospital Board The Roosevelt General Hospital Board met in regular session Tuesday night in the hospital meeting room. The following was action taken: • Dr. Mohammed Shaibbr filled in for Dr. Oladotun Akinmurele for the medical staff report. Board members approved promoting Dr. Marcia Guidoni from associate privileges to full emergency room staff […]

To do list — Nov. 19

Today • Preschool story time — 6 p.m. at Portales Public Library. Book: Turkey Lurkey. Information: 575-356-3940 • Teen program — 4:30 p.m. at Portales Public Library for ages 13-18. Activity: Gratitude jars. Information: 575-356-3940 • Book sale — 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at Portales Public Library by Friends of the Library. Information: 575-356-3940 • Friends […]

Police rounding up toys for Santa Cop

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With the annual Santa Cop event approaching, the Portales Police Department is asking community members to donate toys and funds. The department will hold a toy drive this Saturday at Walmart.

By Alisa Boswell Managing editor It’s the time of year for giving back, and the Portales Police Department is once again calling on its community members for helping children in need. The department’s almost 20-year tradition, Santa Cop, is approaching in less than a month, and families in need are already coming into the […]

Snow teases area

Staff report Yes, those were snowflakes showering much of eastern New Mexico and the Texas Panhandle on Tuesday morning. The National Weather Service in Albuquerque reported no measurable amounts of snowfall in the area, but Curry, De Baca and Roosevelt counties all received moisture and parts of New Mexico saw heavy snowfall. Chris Luckett, a […]

Notebook — Nov. 18

The Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce is encouraging Portales businesses to “turn the town red and black” this week. That’s because the Portales Rams — Can you guess their team colors? — are hosting a playoff game Friday in their quest for the Class 4A high school football state championship. The Rams, 10-0, have won […]

To do list — Nov. 18

Today • Preschool story time — 10:30 a.m. at Portales Public Library. Book: Turkey Lurkey. Information: 575-356-3940 • Tween program — 2 p.m. at Portales Public Library for ages 9-12. Game day: Kinect Sports Heroes. Information: 575-356-3940 Thursday • Preschool story time — 6 p.m. at Portales Public Library. Book: Turkey Lurkey. Information: 575-356-3940 • […]

Pages past — Nov. 18

On this date … 1990: Four Clovis High School Wildcadettes had been selected to march in Macy’s 64th Thanksgiving Day parade in New York City. Kym Sanchez, Myra Dingman, Melissa Perez and Raenell Drafts were selected to participate in the “How the West was Won” routine that featured 400 dancers kicking off the parade. 1975: […]

Rodriguez: We’re smarter than we think

I was watching the TV game show “Family Feud” with my daughter, Laura, and son-in-law Nino recently. It featured an Asian family, The Oh-Hos, verses an African-American family. I asked, “How come there are never Hispanic families on there?” Over the past two decades, I’ve only seen one or two Hispanic families on “Family Feud.” […]

Rodriguez: Somos más inteligentes de lo que pensamos

Estaba viendo la programación de TV recientemente, del juego “Family Feud” con mi hija, Laura y yerno Nino. Apare una familia de asiática, el Oh-Hos, versos una familia afroamericana. Y pregunté, “¿por qué nunca hay familias hispanas allí?” Hace unas últimas dos décadas, sólo he visto una o dos familias hispanas en “Family Feud.” Publicque […]

Governor makes stop at Southwest Cheese

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Gov. Susana Martinez announces the 
creation of jobs Monday at Southwest Cheese.

By Brittney Cannon STAFF WRITER Gov. Susana Martinez made an appearance Monday morning at the Southwest Cheese plant to announce 50 new jobs that will rake in average annual salaries of $60,000. Groundbreaking for the $140 million, 110,000-square foot expansion is set for early 2016 with completion within two years, according to Southwest Cheese […]