Businesses, community plan for annual Christmas festivities

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer The Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce is expecting 20 floats in Friday’s Christmas Jubilee Lights Parade, which adds to the list of different events planned for the square. Twelve different business on the square are slated to stay open later with special sales and entertainment. “We’ve got quite a […]

Halloween festivities fun for everyone

Freedom New Mexico ParentDish.com advises that one of the “cool” candies to hand out this Halloween is white chocolate skulls filled with gummy worms. Call us old-fashioned, but we’ll take the Fun Size Snickers bar and be content. Halloween as we know it today was derived from the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-in), […]

Portales Smokin’ Third bash kicks off Independence Day festivities

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By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico Every holiday seems to be a time for family to get together. The Fourth of July, however, is often a wider community celebration. And that’s a major reason Clovis and Portales citizens are soaking up as much of the Independence Day festivities available. The holiday was kicked off by […]

Despite festivities, outlook still dire

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico columnist Tuesday’s inauguration of Barack Obama will truly be unique. He will be the first president younger than me. He’ll also be the first black president in our nation’s history. While I”m extremely unsure about his politics and his ability to step up to the office, the historic aspect […]

Community prepares for Friday’s Christmas festivities

By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Window displays are coming alive, Santa is stopping by, and streets are filling with lights. It’s not magic, but it is a little Christmas festivity whipped up by Portales MainStreet and the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce. The chamber’s annual Christmas Lighted Parade and the crowning of Little Miss […]

Playing in the park

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer A festive atmosphere filled the air as families filled City Park in Portales during the 23rd annual Heritage Days on Saturday. A variety of floats kicked off the festivities. The parade traveled down Second Street from Eastern New Mexico University to City Park, where festivities were already underway. “It […]

ENMU year starts with Dawg Days

By Tony Parra Eastern New Mexico University officials want to give freshman a good first impression. That impression will come from the Third Annual Dawg Days festivities, which begin on Thursday. “If they feel like they don’t belong, they’re going to leave,” Will Kayatin, Director of Office of Student Activities and Organizations and Director of […]