Jamboree getting ready for action

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By Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer For the 59th year, guitar strings are ready to hum and country songs to resound in Floyd. Floyd’s 59th annual Country Jamboree is scheduled for Thursday through Sunday, and is showcasing more than 25 performers. The Floyd Lions Club is organizing the event. Thursday through Saturday’s performances feature country […]

Trees and shrubs ready to order

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PHS students ready to present ‘Peter Pan’

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By Sarah Meyer: PNT Staff Writer The cast of “Peter Pan and Wendy” is ready to fly. The Portales High School production premieres tonight, but the performers have been on stage in front of school audiences this week. “I think we’re finally ready,” said student teacher DeAnna Gonzales, who is directing the play. “I was […]

Clovis gets ready for plenty of bull

By Eric Butler Sometimes it’s not easy working your way to the top of the Professional Bull Riders circuit. Just ask cousins Sterling Bowers and Rusty Patrick, a pair of Texico residents, who recently met up with six other cowboys in Oklahoma and drove some 900 miles to a tiny town (Herreid, pop. 466) in […]

ENMU ready to rope

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By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico CoWith the start of their season a week away, Eastern New Mexico University’s rodeo teams are hard at work. This year that work is happening under the watchful eye of first-year coach Albert Flinn. He says he likes what he sees for the most part. “(The mens) team is […]

Rams ready to open season

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Entering his third year as head coach of Portales Ram football, Andy Correll has his most experienced squad, all of whom are ready to out-do last year’s squad that advanced to the New Mexico Class 3A quarterfinals, but lost on the road to Raton. Taking snaps under center will […]

Schools ready to open Monday

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer As another school year looms for Portales Municipal Schools, students and teachers seem ready, and most Portales area schools hosted open house on Friday. School starts Monday for grades 2-12. “Today was open house and I got to meet a lot of my students and their parents,” Valencia fifth […]

Habitat for Humanity ready to build seventh home

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By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor Habitat for Humanity of Eastern New Mexico is ready to begin work on its seventh home with a work day Saturday. According to Executive Director Joyce Davis volunteers will gather at 8 a.m. Saturday at the home site at 313 E. Kaywood in Portales to remove trees and prepare […]

Next weekend will be tax free

PNT Staff Report New Mexico students are getting ready to go back to school. But first they’re getting ready to go shopping for back-to-school supplies. And this weekend, those back-to-school purchases will be tax free. This Friday, Saturday and Sunday will mark the fourth year for the tax holiday. Gov. Bill Richardson said in a […]

Farmers ready for this year’s market season

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By Sarah Meyer, PNT Staff Writer Local growers say the crops are looking good and they’re ready for the official opening of the Portales Farmers Market. The market will be open at a new time — 5 p.m. — Mondays and Thursdays now through the end of October, said Margie Plummer, market manager. “We got […]