Sept. 20 —

PHS drama production announced The drama department is in rehearsal for their upcoming production of Oscar Wilde’s play, “The Importance of Being Earnest,” which will open Nov. 18. The house will open at 6 p.m. with a 7 p.m. curtain. Tickets will be $5 for all seats.

My turn: Age not factor for honor

Freedom New Mexico The Oscar Awards media coverage was bothersome and not because of the best and worst dressed picks. It was what they said about Best Screenplay Writer, David Seidler, who won for “The King’s Speech.” They called Seidler a late-bloomer because his first golden statuette came in his mid-70s. What a flawed cultural […]

Friday morning briefing: Little rock stars, limited lunch and an Oscar

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. School of rock Looking to catch a budding rock star or hot new group right here in Clovis? Check out the “Kids Rock” Rock and Roll Assembly 9 a.m. today at Mesa Elementary. It’s part of the Clovis Music Festival. In case you’re hungry […]

Our people: Sports fan

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Oscar Robinson is in his second term as the city councilman for Ward B. He said he ran again because he loves Portales and he can lend a positive outlook to the processes the city needs to go through. When he’s not working on city business, he drives a school bus for Portales schools. He […]

Oscar pick blends sci-fi, westerns

By Karl Terry: Freedom Columnist I probably won’t watch the Academy Awards tonight but I do have a favorite for Best Picture. “Avatar” has my vote. To establish my immense credibility as a movie reviewer here, I’ve only seen two of the nominated movies but I feel pretty safe in making this call. If you […]

Locals make their Oscar picks

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Local movie fans are conceding “Avatar” is going to do well in Sunday’s Academy Awards. But they wouldn’t be surprised — and some would be hopeful — to see Kathryn Bigelow’s “The Hurt Locker” take Best Picture. The two films are part of a 10-picture field up for this […]

Feb. 1, 2009 Weddings

Johnson-Moreno Robinson Sandra Johnson-Moreno and Oscar H. Robinson, both of Portales, were joined in marriage Dec. 31, 2008, at the home of Rose and Gary Robbins. Rev. Galen Issaacs performed the Christian ceremony. The bride is the daughter of the late Tom W. and Mary Ann Johnson of Portales. The bridegroom is the son of […]

Former Ram drafted by Cubs

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer A former Ram could become a Cub — or possibly a Bulldog. In the 12th round of the Major League Baseball draft earlier this month, the Chicago Cubs picked former Portales Ram Ryan Acosta from Clearwater Central Catholic High School in Florida. And the 17-year-old also has a full-ride […]

Fallen Tiger inspires new baseball field

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer Nearly a year after his death, friends and family of Oscar Acosta hope the memory of the former major and minor league coach will manifest into a new baseball field that bears his name. Sen. Stuart Ingle, R-Portales, and Rod Adair, R-Roswell, secured $125,000 in capital outlay funds last […]

The winners are…

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Oscar night always promises at least one awkward speech, one winner you expected, and many you didn’t. The days before promise piles of Oscar picks columns from people who spend careers watching movies. Kevin Wilson and Greg Price spend their paychecks on movies. Price watched all five Rocky movies in one sitting before going to […]

Jan. 17, 1960

Members of the Wee-ko-ki Camp Fire Girls Group made picture books which they felt would be enjoyed by children patients at the hospitals and Thursday afternoon these were delivered with Mrs. Oscar Whitworth providing transportation for the girls. Members met at Presbyterian church fellowship hall after the close of school where a short business period […]

Coslett known as shoemaker with compassion

By Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Hugh Coslett lived life serving others. He was most known for his craftsmanship with footwear at Oscar’s Boot Shop. He died Jan. 23, 2005. Bernice Coslett, Hugh Coslett’s wife, said her husband did a lot for people that had foot problems. “He was a very hard working man that was […]

Secret to long life lies in a trophy

By Helena Rodriguez Want to live longer? Eat healthy, exercise, don’t smoke and, oh yeah, win an Oscar. It’s that simple. I mean how hard can it be to get cast in a major movie and be chosen out of other big screen stars for a golden statuette? In 2001, a study appeared in the […]

City celebrates civil right’s leader

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 […]