More than 50 students submitted entries in this year’s Clovis Martin Luther King Jr. commission speech, essay and poster contest according to commission president Joyce Pollard. Speech winners presented their entries at Saturday’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship breakfast. This year’s theme is Remember, Celebrate, Act: A Mission Still to Fulfill.
Argen Duncan A number of Portales citizens heard a call to live out Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy of love and service to others Monday. The community’s 25th annual Martin Luther King Jr. event, with the theme “celebrating” our youth, began with a march from the Roosevelt County Museum to the Memorial Building. The Cannon […]
Freedom New Mexico A lthough making Martin Luther King’s birthday a national holiday was controversial — understandably so since he was a highly controversial figure during his lifetime — the holiday in one sense has become utterly ordinary. Instead of being celebrated on Dr. King’s actual birthday, Jan. 15, it falls on the Monday closest […]
Liliana Castillo By Liliana Castillo Freedom New Mexico Martin Luther King Jr. celebrations in Clovis and Portales are centered around teaching King’s philosophies to youth. Both cities have events planned to honor the civil rights leader for Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 17. “It’s important for the youth to know about Dr. King […]
Longtime Clovis resident Joyce Pollard is best known for her work on the Martin Luther King Jr. Commission in Clovis but she has also served on several other committees in the community. She was instrumental in naming Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Clovis after Dr. King. She was a teacher in the Clovis Municipal […]
Scholarships Michael Grooms and Brionna Blue are the two recipient winners of the 2010 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship. They each received $1,000.
By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Community Service Center volunteers will be distributing afghan blankets Monday during Martin Luther King Jr. Day festivities in Portales. Center volunteers have been crocheting lap blankets year-round, which are distributed to individuals who are homebound or in nursing homes, said Phyllis Roybal, Retired Seniors Volunteer Program director at the […]
By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Martin Luther King Jr. birthday celebrations are scheduled across eastern New Mexico this week and next. In Portales, the Martin Luther King Jr. Day activities start 10 a.m. Monday with a march starting at the Roosevelt County Museum at Eastern New Mexico University. The parade includes the Cannon Air […]
School closed Monday PHS will be closed Monday, January 19 in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Day.
By Sarah Meyer, PNT Staff Writer Eastern New Mexico University will host its first film festival from 1-5 p.m. Sunday at the University Theatre Center. The High Plains Film Festival will feature a Martin Luther King Jr. documentary, filmed in 1969, and a discussion led by the editor of the film, Jack Sholder. After a […]
By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer In late August 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his now-famous “I Have a Dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. More than 44 years later and nearly 2,000 miles away, more than 80 Portales residents celebrated the slain civil rights leader’s birthday Monday morning with a […]
High School First place Aarti Attreya Clovis High School 11th grade The Display of Value Throughout history, many great souls have worked for the progression of humankind. Among them was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Through his relentless, yet peaceful, efforts, he helped to achieve equality amongst all citizens of the United States, even those […]
The essays below were the winning entries in an essay contest sponsored by organizers of the 15th annual Clovis Community-Wide Observance of the Birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. First Place: High School By Michelle Coyle Clovis High School junior Sure we all remember Martin Luther King Jr. We all remember what he did and […]
By Tony Parra Barry Scott said that despite dealing with racism he has remained positive and wanted ENMU students and other audience members to do the same no matter what obstacles they confront. Scott is an African-American motivational speaker who has been on other campuses and preached the importance of Martin Luther King Jr.. “He’s […]
By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968, but his vision continues to live on and on Monday African-Americans living in Portales took the time to remember what Martin Luther King Jr. had envisioned for everybody living in the United States, irregardless of the color of their […]
Marlena Hartz : Freedom Newspapers The legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. could be in jeopardy, according to President of the Martin Luther King Jr. Commission of Clovis Joyce Pollard. “A lot young people today don’t know about Martin Luther King Jr. — about what he stood for, about what he fought for,” the former […]
Tony Parra For Rosalind Curtis, it wasn’t just another mundane Monday. Curtis proclaimed it a day of privilege and inspiration, one small window to honor a man who arouses in her feelings of perseverance. “It’s a day to rejoice in our freedom,” Curtis said. “We are gracious for what Martin Luther King Jr. did and […]
Tony Parra Portales will commemorate one of the nation’s most remembered civil rights’ leader with festivities over the weekend. The 19th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration begins at 10 a.m. with a parade beginning on South Avenue O and 2nd Street to Abilene to the Memorial Building. Veda Urioste, the Mistress of Ceremonies for […]