Chinese banquet organizers anticipate record turnout

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Alisa Boswell Eastern New Mexico University will have the largest turnout it has ever seen for its annual Chinese banquet, according to event coordinator and graduate student Kaiwen Xu. Xu said the event, presented by ENMU’s international Chinese students, usually draws in a little less than 200 people but this year, there will be well […]

Portales past: Jan. 30, 1947

Jan. 30, 1947: The Portales Daily News: A large uniformed choir of about 60 young people was presented on the steps of the courthouse by Evangelist Lynda Johnson of the Oakland Bible Institute on Saturday at 3 o’clock.

Portales past: Nov. 10, 1955

Nov. 10, 1955: The Portales Daily News: The senior class of Elida High School presented the play “Don’t Darken My Door” on Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium. The actors included Peggy Nell Peterson, Tommy Tucker, Beth Doyal, JoBeth Taylor, Alec Stubbins, Patsy Rippee and Faye Southard.

Honors — Oct. 3

Area quilters top show Area quilters took honors at the Roswell Quilt Show, which was presented by Pecos Valley Quilters Sept. 24 and 25. Linda Custer of Rogers won Best of Show, Mayor’s Choice and first place for her “Finally!!!” large appliqued and machine-quilted (one-person) quilt. Lou Sikes of Portales won first place for “The […]

My turn: Local history presented in numbers

Some local history by the numbers (according to “Roosevelt County History and Heritage” and “Portales, New Mexico: The First 100 Years”):

Floyd News — May 18

At 1 p.m. May 11, the annual Academic Awards Assembly was held at the Floyd High School gymnasium. The following scholarships and awards were presented by representatives of the granting organizations. Scholarship recipients: •

Portales firefighter honored

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Portales firefighter Dathan Culpepper was named Firefighter of the Year in eastern New Mexico. Culpepper was presented the award Saturday at the Fraternal Order of Eagles fireman and law enforcement appreciation awards banquet in Clovis. He said the announcement of his award was a complete surprise. “It’s a good […]

73rd SOS donates to Relay for Life

By 27th SOW Public Affairs The 73rd Special Operations Squadron raised nearly $1300 over the holidays, half of which was presented in the form of a check to the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life. The other half is being donated to Special Operations Warrior Foundation, which provides college scholarships to children who lost a […]

Surveys presented to school board

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Steiner and James elementary school principals presented data on their strengths and weaknesses, as indicated by surveys parents, teachers and students completed, at the Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education meeting Monday. The surveys look at the overall performance of the school. Steiner Principal Sharon Epps said there is […]

'The Bulletproof Mind' presentation slated for Feb. 10, 11

27th SOW Public Affairs “The Bulletproof Mind: Psychological and Physiological Preparation for Combat” will be presented by

73rd SOS lends a helping hand

27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs The 73rd Special Operations Squadron raised nearly $1300 over the holidays, half of which was presented in the form of a check to the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life. The other half is being donated to Special Operations Warrior Foundation, which provides college scholarships to children who lost […]

Special interests keep expanding defense budget

Freedom New Mexico One thing you can say about the defense budget presented as part of President Barack Obama’s $3.8 trillion federal budget — it’s marginally more honest than some previous budgets. In years past Defense secretaries have pretended the costs of waging active wars are separate from the “baseline” military budget and have not […]

Nov. 17, 1963

C.R. Nelson received the first Superior Accomplishment Award ever presented to a local employee from Postmaster Bill Foster, according to the Portales News-Tribune. A $100 cash bonus goes with the award. Nelson has been a postal employee for 28 years.

Highway proposals presented to council

By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer State highway planners revealed options for improvements to U.S. Highway Tuesday at the Portales City Council meeting. Derek Meier of Wilson & Co. said his presentation was the next phase of the $6.75 million project. The highway splits into a pair of two-lane, one-way streets in Portales — First […]

Oct. 13, 1971

According to the Portales News-Tribune, Becky Burns presented a copy of “Man Without A Country” to Mrs. W.A. Stroud of the Portales Public Library to be included in their collection of books. The book was the gift of the Yucca Society of Children of the American Revolution as a memorial to Mrs. Rose White, who […]

Aug. 21, 1990

Rod Savage, vocational agriculture instructor at Portales High School, was named best agriculture teacher in New Mexico by the state Agricultural Education Teachers Association during their July 20-Aug.t 3 conference in Albuquerque, according to Portales news archives. He was presented the “Ag Teacher of the Year” plaque by Kenneth Taylor, president of the association.

May 15 Honors

Diamond Sharp awards were presented to the following Cannon airmen at the Pecos Trail Dining Facility on May 8:• Staff Sgt. Jessica Mattes, 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron, • Senior Airman Billy Hepworth, 27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron, • Airman 1st Class Thomas Manyvong, 27th Special Operations Medical Support Squadron• Airman 1st Class […]

College of Santa Fe takeover bill passes House committee

By John Sena: The New Mexican The House Education Committee on Friday morning narrowly approved a bill that would give a state institution the authority to take over the College of Santa Fe. Members voted 6-5 to approve House Bill 577, which was introduced by Rep. Lucky Varela, D-Santa Fe, and outlines the requirements for […]

Feb. 4, 1971

The Portales News-Tribune reported that Army Capt. Augustine “Gus” Garcia, of Portales, was honored at a ceremony at Fort Bliss for “gallantry in action in Vietnam,” after he returned wounded from a tour of duty. He was presented with the Bronze Star medal with the First Oak Leaf Cluster, and the Silver Star.