Curbing government spending starts at ballot box

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Portales Past: April 27, 1945

April 27, 1945: Proceeds from the Lindsey school box supper and game night amounted to $81.39. The school’s Parent-Teacher Association announced the money would be used for a summer recreational program and “general purposes.”

Taco Box celebrates inclusion in green chile cheeseburger trail

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer The Green Chile Cheeseburger Trail runs right through Portales and Clovis. Taco Box celebrated its recent election to the New Mexico Department of Tourism Green Chile Cheeseburger Trail on Wednesday. Taco Box owner Tom Martin said his restaurants were among the 20 independent establishments and chains voters, mostly visitors […]

Businesses using Facebook, Twitter to promote services

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer More and more local businesses are using social networking like Facebook and Twitter to promote their goods and services. Whether it is a floral shop, tacos or pizza, these businesses are working on improving sales, sharing information or keeping up with friends. Tom Martin, owner of Taco Box in […]

Business Feature: Taco Box owner says retirement not in sight

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Taco Box owner Tom Martin says he got into the restaurant business for one big reason: He flunked out of engineering school. A bright young man despite his failure, he sought out his father’s advice. “When I grew up, I was raised living in hotels,” Martin said. “I went […]

Volunteer finds food pantry ministry rewarding

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Michael Marshall has lived in Portales for seven years and is the post office manager for Eastern New Mexico University. He is a volunteer for a food pantry ministry through Central Christian Church. How did you get involved with volunteering work? I helped the guy who actually started our food pantry ministry. We used to […]

Creative Living Nov. 30, 2008

By Sheryl Borden: PNT columnist Information on making a gingerbread cookie box, a discussion about speech styles, and preparing gluten-free breakfast recipes will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and at 2 p.m. Saturday. Nancy Siler, of Wilton Enterprises in Woodridge, Ill., will talk about using gingerbread cookie dough and show […]

Oct. 22, 1964

A 400-count Kleenex box cost only 19 cents while a half gallon of ice cream was priced at 59 cents at Owen’s Food Store.

Pharmacy owners retiring after three decades

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer After serving Portales’ pharmaceutical needs for three decades, CJ’s Pill Box owners Dick and Vivian Haverland are retiring. The longtime Portales residents said they’ll miss playing a big role in helping people get better. “We’re going to miss all the people that we’ve taken care of over the years,” […]

Melon growers think inside the box

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor If you meet Ed Hitson on the streets of Portales, don’t buy square watermelon seeds from him. They don’t exist any more than magical bean seeds do. Hitson and his neighbor Tom Hebert can show you a square watermelon, however. Actually it’s rectangular to be exact — and they […]