Their view: Thanks offered for community’s help

Thanks offered for community’s help James Salgado of Portales took time to thank those who helped him attend a baseball camp in Florida during the holiday break: Christmas gifts come in many packages. Mine came in the form of a great opportunity. During Christmas break I went to a baseball camp in Bradenton, Fla, called […]

TV channel devoted to community

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Argen Duncan Portales is one of a few cities to have its own community cable channel, according to the Comcast cable operations manager. Portales Community Television Channel 19 is available to the approximately 2,500 Comcast customers who use the company’s basic service in Portales, said Comcast Operations Manager Spencer Debord. The channel shows information about […]

Salvation Army reports donation increase

Liliana Castillo The Salvation Army wrapped up 2010 Christmas projects with its most successful campaign in the last five years. Between Red Kettles and the Empty Stocking Funds, $52,034 was raised this year. The second most successful year was in 2007 when the organization raised $46,501. Maj. Jim Gallop, who came to Clovis from Las […]

Christmas dinner community tradition

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Clarence Plank The seventh annual free Christmas dinner at El Rancho Restaurant Saturday was a time for many to be with family, friends and enjoy a hot meal. The event saw 164 people in just the first two hours. The four-hour event usually draws 300-400 people each year and a final count will be announced […]

Our people: Community provider

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Clovis resident Johnny Chavez was born and raised in Clovis. He has spent time on several community committees including city commission for eight years. Even as a college student attending Eastern New Mexico University, Chavez enjoyed working in the community. He continues that today after 21 years running the Summer Food Service Program, which fed […]

Residents sought for focus groups

PNT staff report The new Portales Quality of Life Committee is looking for community residents to participate in focus groups, according to a news release from the Regional Growth Planning Office. Multiple focus groups are set to meet at the end of January at various times of the day for no more than two hours, […]

Xcel awards CCC $4,000 grant

The Xcel Energy Foundation this week provided a $4,000 grant to Clovis Community Colleges, according to a press release from Xcel Energy. The $36,000 in grants made to nine nonprofit groups were made through the Arts & Culture focus area of the Xcel Energy Foundation, which grants money to nonprofit groups working in towns and […]

Community helps spread Christmas cheer at children’s homes

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By Alisa Boswell: PNT staff writer A day at the New Mexico Christian Children’s Home in Portales is almost like any other family household. There is the daily routine of the children going to school, coming home and doing chores and homework. But during the holidays, family takes on a special meaning with lots of […]

Holiday luncheon set

Freedom New Mexico The Causey Community Holiday Luncheon is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. Sunday in the Causey Community Building. Meat, bread and drinks are provided. Attendees are asked to bring salads, other vegetables and desserts.

Community rallies to replace stolen supplies for U.S. Army unit in Afghanistan

Dianne Parker: Courtesy photo Portales teachers Sara Meeks, left, and Brooke Cordova handle supplies the Portales community donated to soldiers in Afghanistan. The contributions filled 94 boxes. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico For the sake of soldiers they had never met, Portales community members collected enough personal supplies to fill 94 boxes, plus about […]

Their view: Coyote hunt setting bad example

Coyote hunt setting bad example The Curry County community of Grady was scheduled to host a coyote hunt this weekend with two purposes — thin the coyote population that threatens cattle ranchers and raise money for school athletics teams. A Grady resident complained about the event, saying coyote killing should not be sport. Anonymous reader […]

Volunteers feed more than 500 people at community Thanksgiving dinner

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Argen Duncan The annual Portales community Thanksgiving dinner served more people than ever Thursday, an organizer said. Portales Community Outreach offers the turkey dinner at the Memorial Building free to the public every year. Organizer Joe Parie said the event had a little more than 500 people coming by the Memorial Building or having a […]

Community Thanksgiving dinner keeps growing

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By Alisa Bowell: PNT staff writer Elvia Garcia started the Portales community Thanksgiving dinner almost 10 years ago with help from her family and community volunteers. The dinner Thursday at the Memorial Building is free. “My husband and I decided that we needed to do something for the community as a family,” Garcia said. “It […]

Food at the speed of life: Turkey dinners unite community

Two Portales turkey dinners mean family and more. Methodist church’s turkey dinner raises money for missions, and Portales Community Outreach provides a free Thanksgiving Day meal. The Methodist dinner lets the community gather and catch up. The volunteers really seem to have everything running on greased gears. According to the church, this year’s dinner included: […]

Ticket feature: Blues group Soul Kitchen to perform in Clovis

Freedom New Mexico The blues group Soul Kitchen will perform Saturday night as part of Clovis Community College’s Cultural Arts Series. The performance is set for 7 p.m. at the Clovis Civic Center. Based out of Albuquerque, the group features vocalist Hillary Smith, guitarist Chris Dracup, bassist Marcus Casman and Drummer Bill Veitch. Smith is […]

Curry Commissioners selected for steering committee

Freedom New Mexico Four Curry County officials have been selected to serve on steering committees for the National Association of Counties, according to a release from the organization. Commnissioner Wendell Bostwick was appointed to the agriculture and rural affairs steering committees. Commissioner Caleb Chandler was appointed to the justic and public safety steering committee. Commissioner […]

ENMU, Dona Ana Community College sign articulation agreement

Eastern New Mexico University now has an open door for students from a Las Cruces community college. ENMU President Steven Gamble and Dona Ana Community College President Margie Huerta signed an articulation agreement Monday. Now, when students with associate degrees from DACC want to transfer to ENMU for a bachelor’s, the university will accept 90 […]

Ticket feature: American Idol finalist taking stage in Clovis

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Freedom New Mexico American Idol hit Melinda Doolittle takes the stage Saturday in Clovis. With a voice described as big and soulful, the sixth season finalist of the popular TV show is performing as part of Clovis Community College’s Cultural Arts Series. As a child, Doolittle was tone-deaf and was asked by a choir teacher […]

Oct. 29 Cannon Community

CHS guidance office open house — Parents are invited to the Clovis High School Guidance Office Open House, Nov. 1-4, to discuss educational goals and make academic plans for next year. For more information, contact Pam Cornelius at 769-4350, Exit. 1014.

Airmen serving community well

By Col. Stephen Clark, guest columnist A few weeks ago I was asked to be the keynote speaker at a Joint Land Use Study housing forum. While my comments were geared toward our much-talked-about housing issues, my focus was on a much more important point and that is community. Specifically, your airmen and their families […]