Former Portales football player inducted into NMAA Hall of Fame

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Kevin Wilson A Portales native who played a role in numerous Clovis High School championships has been given the New Mexico Activities Association’s highest honor. Dale Fullerton, a 1968 graduate of Portales High School, was announced Monday as a 2011 inductee into the NMAA Hall of Fame. Fullerton, now superintendent at Bovina Schools, said he […]

Freedom New Mexico garners New Mexico Press Association awards

Freedom New Mexico ALBUQUERQUE — The Clovis News Journal on Saturday was awarded the top prize from New Mexico Press Association at its annual Better Newspaper Contest. CNJ won the general excellence award for the fourth consecutive year, the seventh time in eight years, taking honors for news and sports reporting and advertising initiatives in […]

Portales woman honored by Head Start; family plans to start memorial scholarship

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By Helena Rodriguez: PNT Correspondent For more than four decades, Gloria Ortega was a familiar face at Eastern Plains Head Start. Though she retired as site manager in 2007, Ortega continued, up until her illness over a year ago, to be an active volunteer with the program. Ortega began her association with Head Start in […]

Taco Box wins award

Freedom New Mexico Taco Box of Clovis and Portales was named a winner Friday of the Association of Commerce and Industry of New Mexico’s Vision, Investment, Vitality and Action (VIVA) Awards. Tom and Gail Martin are the owners of Taco Box and have been in business since 1969. The VIVA awards recognize New Mexico businesses […]

Reader submitted content: Local teachers recognized at state convention

By Faye Keener The Roosevelt County Association of Educational Retirees, along with the Curry County retirees, hosted the Sixty-eighth Annual Convention of the New Mexico Association of Educational Retirees (NMAER) in Portales Oct. 1-2 in the Ball Room at ENMU. NMAER was founded in 1942 as a voluntary, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to improving the […]

Honors — Oct. 10

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Milburn Lynda Milburn was selected Outstanding Unit Member for 2010 by the New Mexico Association of Educational Retirees and Curry County Association of Educational Riterees . She is currently the treasurer of the local organization. Lynda graduated cum laude from Eastern New Mexico University with a double major in business education and secondary education with […]

Longtime PHS coach Stockton inducted into Hall of Honors

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Freedom New Mexico Longtime Portales volleyball coach Brenda Stockton was one of three inductees into the New Mexico High School Coaches Association’s Hall of Honor this week. Stockton, former Mayfield, Moriarty and Estancia football coach Michael Draper and former Cimarron basketball coach Eloy Brazil were inducted on Thursday in Albuquerque. Stockton coached the Lady Rams […]

Let’s look to tribes for economic recovery

Ruben Baca is executive director of New Mexico Petroleum Marketers Association. Here’s a snippet from a recent column he submitted to newspapers around the state:

Ticket feature: Junior rodeo finals start next week

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Freedom New Mexico The High Plains Junior Rodeo Finals begins in Clovis Monday for the 36th year. The events are the pinnacle of the High Plains Junior Rodeo Association’s 2010 season. A highlight of the finals are the annual rodeo dinner, talent show of HPJRA members and their families and an auction held on Friday. […]

Their view: National PTA joining fight against childhood obesity

The National Parent Teacher Association issued a press release Thursday supporting federal government efforts “to improve child nutrition.” U.S. Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., introduced the Nutrition for America’s Children Act. Here’s the PTA release:

Portales past: June 16, 1955

June 16, 1955: Sam Douglas of Portales was elected president of the New Mexico Pharmaceutical Association. The group wrapped up its convention in Albuquerque with resolutions urging Gov. John Simms to appoint an advisory committee to assist in the distribution of Salk polio vaccine and applauded a new Welfare Department prescription program.

Shipmates sought for reunion

Freedom New Mexico The U.S.S. Columbus Veterans Association is seeking shipmates. U.S. Navy and Marine personnel who served on the U.S.S. Columbus CA-74/CG-12 from 1944-1976 and the U.S.S. Columbus (SSN-762) are invited, according to information from the association. A reunion is planned for Sept. 29 to Oct. 2 at Best Western Albany Airport Inn in […]

Shout out: Roosevelt County Extension Association Annual Cultural Arts Show

Submitted by: Connie Moyers On April 10, the Roosevelt County Extension Association held their annual Cultural Arts Show hosted by the Working 9 to 5 extension club in the Jake Lopez Building in Portales. There were members present from all four Extension Clubs — Pep, Causey, Bethel and Working 9 to 5. Linda Russell catered […]

Shout out: District IV Extension Association of New Mexico meeting

Submitted by: Connie Moyers On April 22-23, seven members of the Roosevelt County Homemakers Clubs traveled to Alamogordo for the District IV meeting of Extension Association of New Mexico. The members from Roosevelt County were Mary Danforth, Barbara Miller, Dottie Lee, Dorothy Gresham, Judy Terry, LaVerne Scheller, and Connie Moyers. Thursday afternoon was registration and […]

Portales Past: May 31, 1910

May 31, 1910: Representatives of the Southwest Holiness Association visited Portales with plans to start a college. The response was less than welcoming, with only the mayor, a press representative and “two others who went to sleep” attending the meeting, the Roosevelt County Herald reported.

Ticket feature: Roping association expanding to New Mexico

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Freedom New Mexico Amarillo-based Original Team Roping Association is starting off the year by expanding to New Mexico. The group will be holding a team roping event Saturday and Feb. 13 at the Curry County Special Events Center. Whitney McCright, business manager for the association, said the association organizes team-roping events in Texas and Oklahoma. […]

Jan. 6, 1960

According to the Portales News-Tribune, a poem written by a Portales High School Senior, Paula Edmonds, has been accepted by the American High School Poetry Association for their annual anthology. The name of the poem is “The Thoughtful Trees.”

Young cattlemen’s scholarship available

Freedom New Mexico Aplications are being accepted through Nov. 1 for three scholarships offered by the New Mexico Cattle Growers Association Young Cattlemen’s Leadership Committee. A $1,000 scholarship is available from Purina Mills and the YCLC. Applicants must be members of the New Mexico Junior Cattle Growers Association or the child of a NMCGA member. […]

Aug. 21, 1990

Rod Savage, vocational agriculture instructor at Portales High School, was named best agriculture teacher in New Mexico by the state Agricultural Education Teachers Association during their July 20-Aug.t 3 conference in Albuquerque, according to Portales news archives. He was presented the “Ag Teacher of the Year” plaque by Kenneth Taylor, president of the association.

Honors

Best Ryan Best of Elida High School has received a $2,000 scholarship from the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association’s Foundation for Rural Service 2009 College Scholarship Program. Roosevelt Rural Telephone promised to contribute an additional $500. Ellis Shelby Ellis of Portales High School has received a $2,000 scholarship from the Sparx and Lorenzo Antonio Foundation based […]