Hunter education course available

PNT staff A hunter education course is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 24 and Jan. 25 in Portales. Darren Elrod, volunteer hunter education instructor with the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, said the course includes firearm safety, bow hunting, hunter responsibilities, wildlife identification and management, and field survival. Cost is […]

Jan. 4, 2009 Engagements

Polich-Hanson Tammy Chandler and Levi Polich of Portales announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Chelsey Polich of Portales, to Devin Hanson of Clovis. He is the son of Steve and Cheri Hanson of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows 6 p.m Jan. 9, 2009 at Central Baptist Church. The reception will be […]

Jan. 4, 2009 Library News

Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. is Baby Laptime. This program is designed for infants and toddlers ages 1-3 and their parents. It is a short storytime with lots of singing and fingerplays—a perfect way to introduce your child to the love of reading. This week’s theme is “Move it, Baby!” Preschool Storytime meets every Wednesday at […]

Jan. 3 -Jan. 5 Movie Schedule

Friday 7 p.m. — Transporter 3, PG-13

Dec. 31 -Jan. 6 Menus

The Landing 11 a.m.: Wednesday: 7 p.m. to 3 a.m., New Year’s Eve celebration. Thursday: Closed Friday: No menu information available Monday: No menu information available Tuesday: No menu information available Whispering Winds 11 a.m.: Wednesday: Barbecue beef Thursday: Closed Friday: Fish Monday: Meatloaf Tuesday: Fried chicken The End Zone 11 a.m.: Wednesday: Green chili […]

Dec. 31 -Jan. 6 What's Happening

Wednesday New Year’s Eve party — 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., Cannon Lanes. Ticket price includes snacks, unlimited bowling, shoe rental, party favors and breakfast. Information or to purchase tickets: 784-2280. New Year’s Eve celebration — 7 p.m., The Landing. Event includes dinner and late night entertainment. Breakfast and champagne offered at midnight. Information: 784-2853.

Dec. 25 -Jan. 30 What's Happening

Thursday Christmas lunch — 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Pecos Dining Facility. Open to meal cardholders, active duty personnel, retirees and military dependents.

Dec. 26 – Jan. 4 Movie Schedule

Friday 7 p.m. — Twilight, PG-13 Saturday 4 p.m. —

Dec. 21, 2008 Dora School News

Christmas break School will not be in session for Dora students until Jan. 6. Have a blessed and safe Christmas and New Year.First semester gradesReport cards showing first semester grades will be issued to Dora students on Jan. 7.

Jan. 10, 1962

T. R. Allen and his wife, Marie, resumed ownership of the College Cleaners at 1015 W. Second St. after leaving 18 months earlier.

Jan. 8, 1951

The Portales Daily News reported that the local Junior Chamber of Commerce adopted a proposal to lower the voting age in New Mexico to 18, on the grounds that “persons old enough to be inducted into the armed forces should be given a voice in their government.”

Jan. 7, 1977

The Portales News-Tribune reported that locals were reacting to prices of coffee when it jumped from 60 cents a pound to one dollar, but were not as reactionary as they were to the sugar prices two years earlier.

Jan 4, 1962

James Price, a 15-month-old toddler who unlatched a kitchen cabinet to find and consume a small amount of commercial rat poison, was treated and released at Roosevelt General Hospital.

Jan 2, 1951

There would be no more parking on the Roosevelt County Courthouse lawn, according to a decision by the new county commissioners in their first meeting of the year. The commissioners said they noticed bare ground around the courthouse, and declared that no more public meetings could be held on the lawn.

Jan 1, 1948

The new year entered in at 2.5 degrees below zero. A three-inch snowfall the day before caused slick streets and several accidents, one in which a man broke his hip.

Dec. 14, 2008 Portales High School News

Holiday break Portales High School will be closed Dec. 22 through Jan. 5 in observance of the Christmas holiday. Classes will dismiss at 12:30 p.m. Friday and resume Jan. 6. Semester exams scheduled Portales High School students will take semester exams during seventh period Wednesday; during first, second and third periods Thursday; and during fourth, […]

Grant-writing workshops set

PNT staff The Help-NM Project is sponsoring a grant-writing workshop from 8:30 a.m. to noon Jan. 22 at Eastern New Mexico University, Education Building, Room 125. The workshop is free, and RSVPs can be made as late as Jan. 21. The workshop has a seating limit of 25, on a first-come, first-served basis. The Rev. […]

Clovis hires city engineer

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico The city of Clovis has hired a Jacksonville, Fla., man to fill the newly created city engineer position that oversees the Public Works Department. Justin Howalt will begin work Jan. 5, according to a Friday news release. The city commission approved a restructuring of the Public Works Department during […]

Aug. 28, 1975

White Line Fever, starring Jan-Michael Vincent, was showing at the Tower Theater.

2-10-08 Club Notes

United Daughters of the Confederacy The Ellen W. Jones chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy met in Clovis for lunch at Dakota Steakhouse. The group adjourned to the home of G.C. and Jan Ross for the meeting. Janelle Foster was co-hostess. President Jan Ross opened the meeting. Jane Hilliard assisted the president in […]