City will celebrate 100th anniversary of incorportation

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By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer Portales was officially incorporated as a city in 1909. Next Tuesday, the current townspeople will celebrate the 100th anniversary of that event with a street fair featuring old and new traditions. A Centennial Street Fair will bring out musicians, food vendors, belly dancers, karate demonstrations, dunk tanks and even [...]

June 7 Anniversaries

Anthony Fred and Molly Anthony of Elida will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on June 14 at Elida School’s cafeteria. The celebration will be hosted by their family. The couple was married June 28, 1959, in Floyd. They have three children, six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. They are former bus contractors.

ENMU to celebrate 75th anniversary

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer While it’s still in the planning stages, Eastern New Mexico University’s 75 anniversary celebration already includes a new look, plenty of color and loads of memories.

March 22, 2009 Anniversaries

Gawehn Urlich Gawehn and Christel Gawehn of Portales will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at 2 p.m. March 28, 2009, in Portales. The celebration will be hosted by Ralph Gawehn. The couple was married April 4, 1959, in Utica, N.Y. They have two children and four grandchildren. He is a military mechanic. She is a [...]

Committee planning centennial events

PNT Staff Report The City of Portales is holding a 100 Years Committee meeting at 5 p.m. Wednesday at City Hall. Community members are invited to join the committee to help organize summer events to celebrate Portales’ 100th anniversary this year. The city was incorporated in 1909. Information: Portales Community Affairs Coordinator Nicole Wilkening at [...]

Feb. 8, 2009: On the shelves

Feb. 12 marks the 200th anniversary of the birthday of our 16th president, Abraham Lincoln. To celebrate, the Portales Public Library recommends the following children’s books: Abe Lincoln Crosses a Creek: A Tall Thin Tale (Introducing His Forgotten Frontier Friend) by Deborah Hopkinson, pictures by John Hendrix. In this boisterous tale, Hopkinson and Hendrix introduce [...]

Jan. 11, 2009 Library Events

To celebrate the release of the third book in the popular Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series, “The Last Straw,” the library will have a special program with games and a short craft on Tuesday at 4:30 pm. Preschool Storytime: 10:30 and 11:15 a.m. Wednesday. The theme is “Mittens.” Join us for stories, songs, and [...]

Anniversary: Baugh

Marvin and Beverly Baugh of Portales will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 2-4 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Portales. The celebration will be hosted by their daughters and granddaughters. The couple was married Nov. 29, 1958, in Topeka, Kan. Both are retired. The couple has two children and six grandchildren. The [...]

Thanksgiving a time to celebrate God’s blessings

By Joan Clayton: PNT religion columnist Let us be a truly thankful people because of God’s many blessings. “Let your lives overflow with joy and thanksgiving for all he has done” (TLB). Recognize the touch of the Master’s hand. I believe both great and small miracles happen every day and we let them go by [...]

University to honor educators

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer As Eastern New Mexico University prepares to celebrate its 2008 Homecoming this weekend, a group of eight educators is the first class of the university’s new Educators Hall of Honor. Buck Wilson, founding member of the ENMU Foundation and former president, brought the idea to honor the educators forward [...]