Play written by Portales native showing at ENMU

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico In more than one way, Leonard Madrid has come home. The Portales native, now a graduate student at the University of New Mexico, is the author of Eastern New Mexico University’s current showing, “Perla de Luna.” Also, the play gives him a chance to return to Portales every time […]

Prairie chicken sponsors call for poster contest entries

PNT Staff Report Sponsors of the High Plains Prairie Chicken Festival, to be held April 11-13 in Milnesand invite artists of all ages to participate in a poster contest. The grand prize winning entry will be reproduced as the festival poster, according to a New Mexico Department of Game and Fish news release. The grand […]

Handbell concert set for Saturday

The peal of bells will sound across Portales Saturday during the 15th annual Eastern New Mexico Fall Handbell Festival. The festival will feature 12 handbell choirs. The groups hail from Clovis, Portales, Levelland, Texas, Lovington, Eunice, Tucumcari, Roswell, Ruidoso, Santa Fe and Albuquerque, according to the press release. The program will include massed ringing pieces […]

10-30 Halloween Happenings

Portales: Wednesday Teddy Bear Parade: 12:45 p.m. Brown Elementary School Fall Harvest Festival — 6-8 p.m., Calvary Baptist Church, 1101 W. 18th St., Portales. Information: 356-4273. Trunk-N-Treasure Harvest Party — 6-7:30 p.m. First Baptist Church of Portales, 100 S. Ave. C., Portales, Information: 356-6761. Harvest Festival — 6-8 p.m., Central Christian Church 1528 S. Main […]

Oct. 28, 2007 Briefs

Turkey dinner set for Nov. 4 The Elida United Methodist Women’s annual turkey dinner will be held from 11:30 a.m to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 4 in the Elida High School cafeteria. The menu includes turkey, stuffing, potatoes with gravy, cranberry sauce, green beans, rolls, pumpkin pie and beverage. Take-outs are available. Cost is $6 for […]

10-28 Dora School News

Elementary to see special exhibit On Tuesday, all Dora elementary classes will be treated to a special zoological exhibit from the Albuquerque Zoo. The “Zoo to You” program will be set up in the school library and will cover the following topics: Fur, feather, scales (Grades PK, K, 1); Reptiles and Amphibians (Grades 2-3); Secrets […]

Area Halloween activities

Portales: Saturday Fall Carnival — 1-3 p.m., Church of Christ, 1701 East 3rd St., Portales. Information: 356-6150. Kappa Kappa Psi Haunted House — 8:30 p.m., ENMU Music Building. Sunday Halloween Party and Cookout — 2 p.m., Ned Houk Park. Sponsored by First Presbyterian Church, Portales. Hayride Fall Festival — 4-8 p.m., Emmanuel Baptist Church, 524 […]

Burglary mars Peanut Valley Festival

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University Campus Police are investigating a break-in that occurred Saturday night or Sunday morning at the Campus Union Building during the annual Peanut Valley Festival, according to a ENMU Communication Services press release. Various items from booth vendors as well an undetermined amount of cash from vendors’ booths and […]

Festival fun

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Laughter, and the smell of Navajo tacos and frying potatoes, filled the air during the annual Peanut Valley Festival being held on the Eastern New Mexico University campus. On the front lawn, students from Mesalands Community College’s farrier science program and blacksmith team were hard at work forging and […]

Event organizers promise fun festivals

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Focusing on activities and fun for the whole family, organizers are ready to kick off the annual Peanut Valley Festival on Saturday. Held in the Campus Union Building on the campus of Eastern New Mexico University, the festival will run from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and […]

Organizers boast fun festival

Freedom New Mexico Combining old traditions and new events, the annual Peanut Valley Festival will kick off at 9 a.m. Saturday. For the first year there will be a fully implemented children’s part of the festival, said Tracy Henderson, director of Student Activities and Organizations at Eastern New Mexico University. Children will have the opportunity […]

ENMU, Chamber ready to go nuts

Special to the PNT Eastern New Mexico University will host its annual Peanut Valley Festival Saturday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Campus Union Building. Tracy Henderson, director of Student Activities and Organizations, says this year’s fair will uphold past traditions and introduce new ones. “This is the first […]

Fiery Festival celebrates sixth year

By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico Cedrick Rael stood outside the Lyceum Theater Saturday and watched independent filmmakers and enthusiasts sharing ideas about movies. This is the best part of a film festival for him, said Rael, who founded the Fiery Film Festival six years ago. More than 100 people filed into the Lyceum Saturday […]

October 17, 1986

• Doors opened at 1 p.m. for the 13th annual Peanut Valley Festival that was held on the Eastern New Mexico University campus. • The Elida girls volleyball team defeated the Tatum girls volleyball team in four games during district playoffs in Elida. • A fully furnished one bedroom apartment rented for $175.00 a month […]

Festival’s final night brings music legends to stage

By Gabriel Monte: Freedom Newspapers Shane Cooney, of Clear Lake, Iowa, grew up listening to Buddy Holly as a kid. “I grew up in Clear Lake (where Buddy Holly crashed), so it’s hard not to be a Buddy Holly fan,” he said. Cooney toured the Norman Petty studios for the first time this week and […]

Man moved by music, literally

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By Tonya Fennell: Freedom Newspapers The music and legend of Buddy Holly changed Dave Tobin’s life. Tobin, a 67-year-old native of England, attended the Clovis Music Festival for the first time in 2001. “I’ve always been a Buddy Holly fan,” he said. “I came (to Clovis) to fulfill a dream.” That initial trip prompted the […]

Clovis Music Festival kicks off with staging of old time radio show

By Eric Butler: Freedom Newspapers Correspondent Doc Holliday was a slender, sickly 30-year-old when he was part of the events leading up to the famed gunfight at the O.K. Corral in 1881. Frank Sherman, on the other hand, is a robust 70-year-old citizen of Clovis in 2007. So how is it possible for Sherman to […]

New events slated for music festival

By Gabriel Monte: Freedom Newspapers Music fans can look forward to new events at this year’s Clovis Music Festival. This year’s festival will be held Sept. 6-8 at the Clovis Civic Center, said Clovis Chamber of Commerce spokeswoman Liz Eisenbraun. The three-day event will feature a question and answer segment with music artists, tours and, […]

The Mating Game

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor A crescent moon shines above the pre-dawn eastern horizon as a passenger van pulls to a stop on a lonely ranch road near Milnesand. Inside are people from various parts of New Mexico and Texas who sacrificed a few hours of sleep to witness one of the stranger wonders […]

Prairie Chicken Festival set for weekend

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor They’ll be up at sunrise, inflamed with passion and consumed with one purpose: Getting a glimpse of the mating dance of the lesser prairie chicken. Approximately 100 people — some avid birders and others just lovers of nature —will descend on the village of Milnesand for the sixth annual […]