Events Calendar Nov. 13

Thursday Friends of the Library Book Sale — 5-7 p.m. in the Portales Public Library meeting room. Friday Friends of the Library Book Sale — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Portales Public Library meeting room. Saturday Friends of the Library Book Sale — 8 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Portales Public Library meeting room. ‘Spoon River […]

Local Briefs Nov. 7

PNT Staff Reports ‘Cash and carry’ sale planned Habitat for Humanity will hold a “cash and carry sale” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Bosco Hall, corner of Grand and Gamma in Clovis.The sale includes kitchen cabinets for $20, vanities for $30 and medicine cabinets for $20.Proceeds from the sale will help support […]

10-12 Local Briefs

PNT staff Church holding garage sale The Floyd Baptist Church will hold a very large garage sale Friday and Saturday to benefit the Lance Fletcher family. Lance is an 8-year-old Dora student who is being treated for osteosarcoma, a form of bone cancer, at St. Jude Children’s Research Center in Memphis, Tenn. The church asks […]

Events Calendar Sept. 7, 2008

TodayCurry County Trade Days and garage sale — Noon to 5 p.m. Outside spaces available to sell garage sale items for $10 per day. Information: 762-8827. MondayPortales Municipal Schools board meeting — 6 p.m., Central Office board room.Portales Farmers Market — 5 p.m., First Street and Avenue B ThursdayPortales Farmers Market — 5 p.m., First […]

Sept. 5, 2008 What's Happening

Friday Case lot sale

Livestock Sale turns 20

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By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor The Democratic National Convention may have a bigger balloon drop later this week but it’s doubtful they’ll be having any more fun than the young people who participated in the 20th annual Roosevelt County Livestock Sale Saturday. The sale marked a milestone complete with a balloon drop and party […]

Livestock sale nets $308,000

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico As she walked towards the staging area, announcer Shane Hall had nothing but praise for Rosemary. “This heifer is udderly perfect,” Hall said to the show arena crowd. “Black and white, she’s just right.” The price was just right for Rhea, Texas, native Jarod Allen, as he parted with […]

Spokesperson: Meatpacker drops local sale barn

By Sharna Johnson, Freedom New Mexico A large Texas beefpacker won’t purchase cattle from Portales Livestock Auction until the auction makes changes in its animal handling procedures, according to the National Meat Association. Caviness Meat Packers made the decision following allegations of cattle abuse made last week against the Portales auction by the Humane Society […]

Events Calendar May 23, 2008

SaturdayGarage sale benefiting Los Abuelitos — 8 a.m., West Fir StorageFloyd High School graduation — 1:45 p.m. Floyd High School gymPortales Fire Department Open House — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., fire station, 301 S. Ave. D SundayDora High School graduation — 3 p.m., Guy Luscombe Gymnasium TuesdayPortales Municipal School Board special meeting — noon, […]

Garage sale finds great joy for some

By Liliana Castillo, Freedom New Mexico When Joannie Spear goes to a garage sale, she’s mostly looking for resale value. She never thought she’d find her personal holy grail. Originally from Hawaii, Spear visits garage sales every Friday and Saturday morning in Clovis looking for items to sell on eBay. “I look for odd items, […]

Sorry, Duke’s not for sale

Duke has a fancy schmancy AQHA name, but Bobby calls him Duke “because John Wayne would’ve liked him just as much as I do,” he says. Bobby and Duke hit it off the first time they met. The usual “horse breaking” activities were not necessary. “I pretty much just got on him and we went […]

Board approves sale of $4.5 million in bonds

PNT Staff Report The Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education approved the sale of $4.5 million in bonds to help finance the new Lindsey-Steiner Elementary School at a special meeting Tuesday, allowing the project to proceed at full steam. “This is a proud time for you folks,” said Al Clemmons of George K. Baum and […]

12-9 Floyd School News

Upcoming events • Final exams for the semester will be Dec. 19-21. • Christmas vacation will start Dec. 24. Jan. 7 will be a teacher in-service day. School will resume Jan. 8th. Fundraisers • Seventh grade will have a bake sale on Tuesday. Athletics Tuesday — JV and varsity girls and boys host Gateway Christian […]

School board OKs sale of bonds

PNT Staff Report Plans for a new elementary school in Portales, approved by voters in October, are on track according to school administration officials. School board members met on Monday in a special meeting to give their approval for notice of the sale of $4.5 million in bonds. The sale is scheduled to take place […]

Nov. 11, 2007 Local Briefs

PNT Staff AARP meets Wednesday The Roosevelt County Chapter of AARP will meet 2 p.m. Wednesday in the board room at the Community Services Center, 1100 Community Way in Portales. Mary Beavis, a member of AARP state executive council will give a program entitled “Divided We Fail,” a project that asks people to support only […]

School board briefed on downtown plan

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Portales City Manager Debi Lee and Community Affairs Coordinator Nicole Wilkening brought Portales school board members up to speed on a recent community planning process aimed at improving the city’s downtown. Lee told board members designers used a process called a design charrette in which community members share their […]

September 21, 1969

• Roosevelt County youth Kent Allison of Portales and Dwayne Chenault of Elida, sold their winning livestock in the Junior Livestock Sale at the New Mexico State Fair in Albuquerque. Allison sold his grand champion market lamb for $13 a pound, for a grand total of $1,209, and Chenault sold his grand champion Duroc barrow […]

September 2, 1976

• The Anderson-Skaggs Feeding Corporation temporarily shut down it’s feedlot on the Airbase Highway. Cattle from the facility was being shipped to the corporation’s Smeyer, Texas lot. • Nancy Brown announced that she had closed the State Beauty College and would be moving to the Curry County Beauty College. • A round half gallon carton […]

Junior Livestock sale nets area youth thousands

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By Karl Terry: PNT managing editor The Pinedo clan is a competitive bunch, first in the show ring, then at the Roosevelt County Junior Livestock sale. This year was no different as Portales High School FFA student Joey Pinedo took grand champion dairy heifer for the second year in a row, following a legacy left […]

(Live)stock market

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By Gabriel Monte: Freedom Newspapers Chelsea Henrich, 16, mustered all her strength to control a steer more than 10 times her size in front of a crowd of bidders Friday at the Curry County Junior Livestock Sale. After months of feeding, walking and washing the 1,300-pound steer, it was time to part ways. The auction […]