1-20-08 Local Briefs

Blood drive planned United Blood Services will hold a blood drive from 9:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Tuesday at the Portales National Bank, 109 E. Second, Portales. Information or appointment: 356-6601 ext. 251. Lions Jamboree auditions set The Floyd Lions Club Jamboree will hold auditions for the 2008 show at 2 p.m. Jan. 27 in […]

Fundraiser organizers host kickoff party

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer To remember, celebrate and fight back is the purpose behind the 2008 Roosevelt County Relay for Life. Organizers, students, parents and survivors gathered in support of the upcoming relay during a kickoff party held on Tuesday night in the Portales High School cafeteria. “Cancer happens everyday in every community,” […]

Fate of charter school to be decided Monday

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor The fate of a proposed charter school in Portales rests with an appeals hearing Monday before the New Mexico Public Education Department. After the Portales school board denied the proposed Horace Mann Charter School a charter in September, organizers appealed the ruling to the state’s Charter Bureau, according to […]

Portales Municipal School board votes down proposed charter school

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Organizers of the proposed Horace Mann School were dealt a blow Wednesday as the Portales Municipal School board voted down its application to become the district’s first charter school. “It’s not a huge surprise,” Joan Brown, one of the school’s organizers, said following the meeting. “We will be appealing […]

School board set to make decision on proposed charter school

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor After a grueling public hearing Monday during its regular board meeting, Portales Municipal Schools board members are set to make a decision on a proposed charter school in Portales at a special meeting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday. “I want to encourage you to vote for the charter school,” […]

ENMU hosts end of semester concert

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Eastern New Mexico University events organizers say they’re going to end the school year with some “Texas Country” music Thursday. The ENMU Associated Students Activities Board is putting together a concert that will feature the Randy Rogers Band in the ballroom of the Campus Union Building. “He’s (Randy Rogers) […]

Nelson rolling into town today

PNT Staff Country music artist Willie Nelson will be rolling into town today for a concert at 7:30 p.m. at Eastern New Mexico University. The concert will be at the university’s Campus Union Ballroom. Bruce Williams, a promoter for Nelson, said the doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Billy Joe Shaver, country music singer/songwriter, will […]

Concert organizers baffled Nelson show isn’t yet sold out

By Tony Parra Organizers are at a loss as to why the Willie Nelson concert on Wednesday in Portales has not yet sold out. Bruce Williams, Joint Venture Productions promoter for the Nelson concert said, 1,250 of the 1,970 tickets have been sold. Williams said Nelson’s agents asked him to find out why the concert […]

Ag Expo trailer given away

By Tony Parra Roosevelt County Ag Expo organizers announced the winner of a 16-foot long red stock trailer with business logos during Thursday’s Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce luncheon. Melanie Neal, an Eastern New Mexico University senior, was announced as the winner of the Parker Performance Co-Hann 2005 stock trailer, worth an estimated value of […]

Ag Expo ends on a sunny note

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PNT Staff Vendors promoting a bevy of products to help endorse, maximize and reinvent the business of agriculture closed their booths and headed home on Wednesday as the New Mexico Ag Expo came to an end. Organizers say the event that started on Tuesday with a light, wind-driven snow and ended on a cool, cloudless […]