Ticket feature: Curry County Fair starts Monday

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Freedom New Mexico The 89th annual Curry County Fair kicks off Monday. The week-long fair features live entertainment, carnival rides, commercial exhibits, fun for children and livestock shows among others. Curry County Assistant Manager Connie Harrison said concerts will be held in the events center this year. Next Thursday, Zumbale will open for Tobias for […]

Council will raise centennial flag following meeting

PNT Staff Report The Portales City Council is meeting two hours earlier than usual Tuesday because of the Portales Centennial Street Fair. The meeting starts at 5 p.m. Afterward, council members will relocate to the street fair for a raising of the Portales Centennial flag and a reading of the city’s first ordinance from 100 […]

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 […]

Public invited to career fair

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University is staging a career fair from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday in the Campus Union Building Ballroom. It is open to the public. Participants can explore job opportunities and interview with local, regional and national employers, as well as graduate schools. They should bring multiple copies of […]

Feb. 1, 2009 Dora School News

Science fair winnersDavid Bass, principal, and Lana Powell, science teacher, announce these winners of the 2009 Dora School Science Fair:• Earth Science – first, The Earth Layers, Kyle Burress; second, Volcanoes, Ismael Machado; third, Up Draft, Chase Varnell• Physics – first, Goin Showin Safely, Koby Cone; second, Under Pressure Ball Bouncing Dynamics, Dylan Privett; third, […]

Jan. 25, 2009 Dora School News

Science fair Dora students have been working hard on science projects. Their entries will be exhibited during school hours on Tuesday, and until noon on Wednesday at the Dora Community Building. BPA places Members of the Dora Chapter of Business Professionals of America competed at the Regional Conference in Fort Sumner on Jan. 17. Colleen […]

ENMU Briefs Nov. 11

Debaters place as quarterfinalists The Eastern New Mexico University Debate Team placed as quarterfinalists at a tournament at the University of Central Oklahoma last weekend.Senior communication major Christopher Kelley and junior criminal justice major Helle Hatten won debates against teams from the University of Miami, the University of Oklahoma, and Kansas City Kansas Community College. […]

Dora School News Oct. 12

Eastern New Mexico State Fair winners FFA students who placed in Roswell last week at the Eastern New Mexico State Fair: Stefanie Neuhaus — Grand Champion Swine and Grand Champion LambJordan Inge — Grand Champion Goat. Other Dora students making the sale were: Sheldon Breshears — Reserve YorkBailey and Tearney O’Connor — SwineShaelei Payne — […]

Eastern New Mexico State Fair junior livestock results

Eastern New Mexico State Fair 2008 Junior Livestock Results Poland Chinas, Spotted Polands & Berkshire Class 1 1. Landry Widner, Curry 2. Bailey O’Connor, Roosevelt 6. Levi Cordova, Curry Grand Champion — Landry Widner, Curry Duroc Class 1 1. Jordyn Tivis, Roosevelt 4. Jordyn Tivis, Roosevelt 5. Layni Breshears, Roosevelt Class 2 2. Mitchell Pinnell, […]

Oct. 5, 2008 Engagements

Fair-Chamberlin Roxie Pritchett and Darren Elrod announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Sandra Lynn Fair, of Portales to Christopher George Chamberlin of Portales, son of Dr. Richard and Louise Chamberlin of Socorro. The ceremony will be held Oct. 18, 2008, at the Clovis Civic Center. The bride elect is a 2005 graduate […]

Sept. 29, 1936

State Governor Clyde Tingley ran a letter in the Portales Tribune to the citizens of Roosevelt County stating that the county fair was a “splendid medium to call attention of the state and the Southwest to the great

Part-time job fair connects local employers, students

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By Sarah Meyer, PNT Staff Writer Eastern New Mexico University students had a chance Tuesday to apply for part-time jobs with local employers. The part-time job fair started last fall. “We try to bring employers together so students don’t have to go from business to business,” said Susan Larsen, director of counseling and career services […]

Fair Results: Open Poultry

Results from the Roosevelt County Fair Open Poultry Show: • Audrey Campbell, 1st and Champion Bantam Male, Cochin; 2nd runner duck hen; 1st runner duck Hen; 1st Swedish duck hen. Barbara Nicholes, 1st and Champion Large Breed Trio with Sussex; 1st goose. • Delores Campbell 1st Old English hen; 1st Magpie Duck hen; 2nd Swedish […]

Awards given at fair

Special to the PNT Johnny Ogden, awards master of ceremonies, led the awards presentations at the Roosevelt County Fair to a packed crowd Aug. 22. Business and individual supporters were present to hand out their buckles and trophies to the top winning individuals. In the Home Arts Building, LaDoris Allison received first place, Konni Wallace, […]

Fair revenues slightly up for 2008

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By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Writer Early fears of a poor economy affecting Roosevelt County Fair revenues and attendance were silenced with an increase in earnings. “I was a little worried that our attendance and earning would suffer like other county fairs,” board president Tim Alison said. This year’s gate totals was $54,500 an increase […]

2008 Fair Results: Kids Day

Roping Contest

Arenacross’ aerial antics finish fair

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Once again, Cycle City Promotions has brought the high-flying sport of arenacross and freestyle motocross to the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds. Hundreds of riders and racers from around the region participated in the race heats Saturday afternoon, and the race finals Saturday night.One of the most important aspects of arenacross and motocross — it’s not just […]

Aug. 24, 2008 Dora School News

Prize pigs praisedKit Pettigrew, Dora School FFA Sponsor, is pleased with results from the Roosevelt County Fair Pig Show, in which Dora students took these awards:

People always make our fair a success

By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor Fair Board President Tim Allison stopped his chores in the dairy and beef barn Friday night to chase me down as I strolled through with camera at the ready. He said he appreciated the coverage the PNT had given the fair but I think more importantly he wanted to […]

Animals set for auction

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer Hundreds of Roosevelt County children will be shown the money for taking care of their livestock, as the gavel comes down on the 20th anniversary Roosevelt County Fair junior livestock auction this morning. The bidding begins at 9 a.m., livestock superintendent Mike O’Connor said. “It’s a financial incentive to […]