My turn: Beloved character on big screen

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I had a lot of fun walking in the Portales Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade Monday. As much as I enjoy attending events for work, it was nice to participate in a community event without a camera and notepad in hand. I was there for the simple pleasure of joining my fellow Portales residents […]

Ticket feature: ‘Wildfire’ singer Michael Martin Murphy headlines Fort Sumner event

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Freedom New Mexico Michael Martin Murphy, singer of hits such as “Wildfire” and “Carolina in the Pines,” and the Rio Grande Band will perform at the Under the Stars of New Mexico event Sept. 3 at the Bosque Redondo Memorial in Fort Sumner Murphy said the event honor’s the Navajo and Apache nations, who were […]

Retired teacher enjoys helping

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Longtime Clovis resident Marian Ruth Martin remembers walking home for Eugene Field Elementary School in wind gusts that could knock her down. The 81-year-old said she remembers wondering what that wind’s purpose was. “In God’s universe, everything is created for a reason, but I couldn’t see a reason for it,” she said. [image #3, align=left, […]

Youths commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. with hip-hop dance

Cannon Connections: Alisa Boswell Justin Forbes, 11, practiced some of his dance moves Friday night during the dance at the Cannon Air Force Base Youth Center. Alisa Boswell On Friday night, more than a dozen Cannon Air Force Base children could be seen “getting their groove on” at the CAFB Youth Center. The Youth Center […]

Community commemorates King

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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 […]

School menus — Jan. 16

Clovis Elementary Monday: No school for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Tuesday: Breakfast — Whole wheat pancake and syrup. Lunch — Hamburger on a bun, corn on the cob, lettuce, tomato and pickle, fruit. Wednesday: Breakfast — Egg and cheese biscuit. Lunch — Grilled cheese sandwich, chicken noodle soup, finger veggies with dip, fruited jello. […]

Dr. King’s words still continue to inspire us

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 […]

Martin endures through the years

Baxter Black I can’t remember how many songs Martin wrote, probably half of my notebook full of livin’ room hits. I guess nobody knew me as well as Martin. All those sad love songs, honky tonk songs, funny ones, bluegrass, country, cowboy, even the occasional gospel song, he heard first. I was better at the […]

Retired teacher stays active in city

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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 […]

Glance at top NM races

(AP) 11-02-10 19:48,, U.S. House District 1 0 of 462 precincts – 0 percent Martin Heinrich, Dem (i) 55,144 – 50 percent Jonathan Barela, GOP 54,381 – 50 percent

Temple Grandin our own saint

The Vatican has proclaimed Sister Theresa a saint. It was one of those wonderful recognitions that allow Christians in particular, and humanitarians in general, to put aside our differences and appreciate humans who have made the world a better place. As time passes and the erosion of years smooth our memories we can look back […]

Awareness important tool in fighting cancer

Clyde Davis Before getting into this column, I need to make a correction and apology. To my Lutheran colleagues: It seems probable the Martin Luther incident never occurred — the punch in the nose over Holy Communion. The church history professor from whom I heard the story is very likely no longer alive; he was […]

Second Stripes store location planned for November

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Argen Duncan A new Stripes convenience store is going up at the corner of 18th Street and Avenue D. Stripes Vice President of Marketing Rod Martin said in an e-mail that the new store is expected to open in late November and create 18-22 jobs. Portales already has one Stripes, at Lime Street and U.S. […]

Portales Past: April 15, 1955

April 15, 1955: Barry Stone, a basketball and track star, had been selected president of the Portales High School student body. He defeated Kent Greathouse and Wynn Martin in what The Portales Valley News called “a lively campaign.”

Officials say exercise enhances learning

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By Linda Long: PNT correspondent Jumping jacks met geography Monday. Approximately 70 physical education teachers from around the state participated in a special exercise workshop hosted by Eastern New Mexico University Assistant Professor of Health and Physical Education Matthew Martin. Martin wanted to demonstrate that exercise enhances learning in spelling, math, science, reading, and any […]

Our people: Keeping stories going

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Name: Don Criss Birthday: Jan. 7, 1943 Hometown: Portales Profession: Director of Production Services for KENW-TV Family: Wife of 42 years Paula and two children Lisa and Martin

Taco Box celebrates inclusion in green chile cheeseburger trail

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer The Green Chile Cheeseburger Trail runs right through Portales and Clovis. Taco Box celebrated its recent election to the New Mexico Department of Tourism Green Chile Cheeseburger Trail on Wednesday. Taco Box owner Tom Martin said his restaurants were among the 20 independent establishments and chains voters, mostly visitors […]

Businesses using Facebook, Twitter to promote services

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer More and more local businesses are using social networking like Facebook and Twitter to promote their goods and services. Whether it is a floral shop, tacos or pizza, these businesses are working on improving sales, sharing information or keeping up with friends. Tom Martin, owner of Taco Box in […]

Residents mark MLK day with march

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By Clarence Plank:PNT Staff Writer Sixty Portales residents joined together in marching in the memory of Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday. As the group made its way up Second Street to Abilene Street and the Memorial Building, people did stop to take notice. For the Sigma Chi fraternity at Eastern New Mexico University, this […]