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 […]

ENMU commencement ceremony set for Saturday

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Argen Duncan Sweet 16 and walking the stage. Among the 484 spring graduates and 69 summer graduates eligible to participate in Eastern New Mexico University’s commencement Saturday is 16-year-old Hobbs resident and biology major Jessica McGraw, according to ENMU information. Her brother, John, expects to graduate at age 19 in December with a double major […]

Polling locations

Today is primary election voting day for New Mexico. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Voters must be a registered member of a political party to participate in the primary election. Information: 356-8562.

Portales students putting artistic talent on display

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Portales students of all ages are showing off their artistic side Saturday. Each school, kindergarten through 12th grade, is scheduled to participate in this weekend’s District Art Show. The come-and-go event is open to the public and includes refreshments and live entertainment by Portales students. “The art show is […]

Portales Past: April 25, 1950

April 25, 1950: Ten teams had signed up to participate in the Portales summer softball league. Squads from Dora and Causey were among the competitors. Admission was 10 cents for league games, 25 cents for exhibition games.

Livestock sale helps offset cost of raising animals

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By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Local buyers had a chance to pick up extra heifers for the dairies or a hog for the freezer on Friday at the Roosevelt County Fair Junior Livestock Sale. FFA and 4-H members showed off their prize-winning animals for the sale. Some of the children who participate in the […]

Jambree club auditions upcoming

PNT staff Auditions for the Floyd Lions Club Jamboree are set for 2 p.m. Jan. 25 in the Old Gym of the Floyd School. Musicians should have two traditional country-western or gospel songs for the audition. Knowing the key and having extra copies of words and chords is recommended. Special acts and comedy routines may […]

Local Briefs Oct. 24

Matt Rush to speak at McCain event Matt Rush of Portales will participate in the pre-program rally for Sen. John McCain’s campaign event Saturday in Albuquerque, according to Marta Kramer, state director for the McCain campaign in New Mexico. “They called this afternoon and asked if I would be one of the speakers,” Rush said […]

Elida School News Oct. 19

Upcoming activities Elida School will celebrate Red Ribbon Week this week. The purpose of Red Ribbon Week is to present a unified and visible commitment towards a drug-free America. Students will participate in a poster and door contest, a skit presentation and a balloon release. Students will be given ribbons, stickers, pencils, book marks and […]

Eighteen-hole golf course proposed for Portales

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Portales City Councilors gave the OK at a special meeting Tuesday to participate in a study that could transform the Portales Country Club golf course into an 18-hole private/public course. Mayor Orlando Ortega Jr. told councilors that he and City Manager Debi Lee were invited to participate in a […]

Teens to tackle problems in Youth Town Hall

By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Reporter Roosevelt County teens will have the opportunity to participate in a Youth Town Hall meeting in Portales. The meeting is part of New Mexico First’s ‘Tomorrow’s Leaders Program’ and will begin at 8:15 a.m. April 9 at the Memorial Building.

Relayers ready to rock

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By Mickey Winfield, Freedom New Mexico The theme for the American Cancer Society’s 2008 Relay for Life in Portales is, “Relay like a Rockstar,” and starting Friday night, area residents will be able to do just that. Portales’ Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is joining with Texico’s FCCLA and Yucca Junior High’s FCCLA […]

October 24, 1970

• Boy Scout Troop 125, sponsored by the American Legion, were preparing to travel to Roswell to participate in the Veterans Appreciation Day event. • An open house for state senator candidate Dave Turner was being held in the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Schlenker. • Walt Disney’s “Son of Flubber” and “The Horse in […]

August 29, 1976

• Warren Ray, of Floyd, guided his unmodified John Deere tractor to victory in the tractor pull held at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds. Ray pulled a distance of 282 feet in his division. • Nearly 500 people attended the Pioneers Day celebration held during the Roosevelt County Fair. • Seventeen Roosevelt County youth had several head of […]

June 8, 1958

• Ten students representing Roosevelt County left for Roswell to participate in Boys State on the New Mexico Military Institute campus. • B & J Drug advertised Old Spice gift sets for Father’s Day. Prices ranged from $1 to $5.

Eighth-graders now eligible for FFA

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Portales-area eighth-graders now have the opportunity to participate in a vocational/industrial class at Portales Junior High School that can lead to participation in the National FFA Organization. PJHS implemented the program two years ago, said Eric Greer, the program’s teacher. Many students do not know what the FFA is, […]

City readies parade for returning soldiers

By Tony Parra If Lindsey Elementary School sixth-grader Sorina Flores has a chance to meet a soldier on Saturday, this is the message she will deliver: “Thank you for risking your life for us and we all love you,” she said. Classmate Haley Bonner will say, ‘“Hi and thanks for all that you do.’” Last […]