Some folks naturals behind wheel

By Baxter Black: Syndicated columnist Most farm kids learn to drive early. It’s part of the responsibility given along with daily chores.

Drive-in movies dredge up memories

By Karl Terry: PNT columnist The slightest cue can spark a moment of nostalgia for me these days, such as the sight of a step van reminding me of going to the drive-in movie in a bread truck. I guess the first thing to do is make sure those under 35 or so know what […]

April 27, 1950

More than 500 jackrabbits were killed in a “hunting drive” in Pep on the first drive of the hunting season. Starting at 9 a.m., the hunt consisted of 18 drives, and 60-70 people participated.

Dress drive helps make prom affordable

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Ty Caffrey is trying to help teenagers have the perfect prom, even if they can’t afford the high price tag. Caffrey organized a prom dress drive Saturday at Matt 25 Hope Center and partnered with Clovis Community College and Life Choice. The drive provides area high school students with […]

PHS holding blood drive

PNT Staff Report Portales High School is hosting a blood drive 8:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. April 8 in the school library. Donors are entered into a drawing for a $150 Visa gift card, can receive free cholesterol tests and can earn points redeemable for prizes. Appointments: Corrine Gonzales at 356-7015.

Program trains teen parents

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico As an eighth-grader, Martha Torres is too young to drive, hold a job, vote or join the military. And yet Thursday she said hello to the biggest responsibility of her life — a baby boy. Torres is one of 25 Curry County teens and one from Roosevelt County participating […]

Blood drive scheduled

Police investigating armed robbery at Sonic

PNT Staff Report An armed man robbed the Sonic on Chicago Street about 9 p.m. Thursday, according to Portales police. Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said one person entered the restaurant with his face partially covered, produced a handgun, demanded cash, and left. As of about 10:15 p.m., Berry said the police didn’t have a […]

Drive offers glimpse of nature’s beauty

By Karl Terry: PNT columnist It was a brief respite but last Sunday’s rainstorm provided us with hope during a long dry winter. The evidence of that hope was everywhere as the wife and I rose before daylight Monday for a trip to Lubbock. The night before the rare February thunderstorm had left us eating […]

Scouts host blood drive

PNT Staff The Girl Scout troops of Portales are having a “Scouting for Donors” blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church, 200 S. Ave. C, in Portales. Donors must be 16 yrs old (with a signed parental consent form), weigh at least 110 pounds and have picture identification. […]

Small businesses finding ways to survive

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By Gabriel Monte and Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Despite having to increase his prices, cut staff and shorten operating hours, Twin Cronnie Drive-In Owner Clint Harden is optimistic about the local economy because of the new mission at Cannon Air Force Base. While the recession has hit small businesses hard nationally, some Clovis and […]

Portales church hosting blood drive

PNT Staff Report Portales First Baptist Church, 100 S. Ave. C is hosting a blood drive from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Fellowship Hall.

Jan. 9, 1948

A local Phillips 66 station ran an ad in the Portales Daily News calling all “Democrats and Republicans (or if you’re going to vote for Henry Wallace)” to drive on safe tires by bringing in the ad and receiving $4.10 off a new Lee 6:00×16 tire.

Events Calendar Dec. 7

Monday CDs for Toy Drive — noon to 1 p.m., 5-6 p.m. ENMU Campus Union Building lobby. Donate a toy worth $10 or more for underpriveleged children and receive a Rychus Rythum Music CD. Portales High School Choir Benefit Concert — 7 p.m. First United Methodist Church. Free concert, donations accepting to defray costs of […]

Events Calendar Dec. 5

Saturday Christmas Toy Drive — 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Wal-Mart. Accepting donations of new, unwrapped toys for Mayor’s Christmas Toy Drive: Operation Santa Cop. Winter Wine Fest — 7-10 p.m. The Ice House, 208 N. Ave. A. Tickets $25, available in advance at Memorial Building, Doerr & Knudson Law Office, Woody’s Jewelry and City Hall. Monday […]

Nov. 28 Events Calendar

Saturday Christmas Toy Drive — 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Wal-Mart. Accepting donations of new, unwrapped toys for Mayor’s Christmas Toy Drive: Operation Santa Cop. Winter Wine Fest — 7-10 p.m. The Ice House, 208 N. Ave. A. Tickets $25, available in advance at Memorial Building, Doerr & Knudson Law Office, Woody’s Jewelry and City Hall. The […]

ENMU piano student set to compete

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By Celena Cordova, PNT Staff Writer Eastern New Mexico University music performance major and international Chinese student Chenggang Wang loves competition, and his drive for competition helped him win first place in the Young Artist’s Piano Competition for New Mexico at the beginning of this month. According to a press release, Wang is now preparing […]

Briefs 11-16

Instructor cancels driver safety The driver safety program at the Community Services Center scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday has been canceled because the instructor, George Lees, is handling family medical concerns. People who have enrolled or want to enroll can join the Clovis class held on the same days. To register: Joe Urban at 769-1824. […]

Oct. 17, 2008 Briefs

Mayor launches Christmas toy drive The Mayor’s Christmas Toy Drive: Operation Santa Cop will host the first toy drive of the season from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday during the Lion’s Club Pancake Breakfast at First Baptist Church in Portales. Police officers will be collecting new toys for boys and girls from birth through age 18 […]

Local Briefs Sept. 14

PNT Staff Reports Fire department hosts blood drive The Portales Fire Department, 301 S. Ave. C, will host a blood drive from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. in the donor bus. A $20 Walmart gift card will be the door prize. Every donor will receive a T-shirt. Free cholesterol testing. Appointments: 356-4406. Flamenco Ensemble to perform Monday […]