Church plans gospel concert

Argen Duncan An area church is aiming to lift spirits with a free gospel music concert next weekend in Portales. Calvary Tabernacle U.P.C. of Clovis holds weekly meeting at the Memorial Building, and Saturday, the church has planned a “Gospel Songfest” with a number of performers. Pastor Lawrence Thompson said the event would not only […]

Police blotter — Jan. 12

Samplings of recent calls to Portales law-enforcement, according to police records: Saturday • An officer responded to the 100 block of South Indio Avenue on a report of a fire and explosion just after midnight. When he arrived, the front of a white 1999 Ford F-150 was engulfed in flames. After the fire was out, […]

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: Jan. 1, 1951

Jan. 1, 1951: The Portales Daily News: The two-way radio for the county sheriff arrived Saturday, just before Sheriff J.E. “Ping” Evetts was sworn in to succeed J.N. McCall.

ENMU Zias game notes

The ENMU Zias host Northwestern State on Saturday and Central Oklahoma on Monday. Here’s copy of the game notes prepared by ENMU’s sports information department.

Dec. 7 —

Sports schedule Today: Dora hosts Lazbuddie JV at 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday: Dora varsity at Elida Invitational Tournament Monday: Dora JV girls at Portales, 5:30 p.m.

ENMU Saturday basketball capsule — Dec. 4

Freedom New Mexico Men Cameron (5-1) at ENMU (3-3) When: 4 p.m. today Where: Greyhound Arena What: Lone Star Conference crossover Of note: The Aggies suffered their first loss on Thursday, but didn’t go down easily before falling in overtime to unbeaten West Texas A&M 75-67 at Canyon, Texas. Cameron opened a 15-point lead before […]

My turn: Family dinner best show in town

Alisa Boswell Last weekend was definitely a weekend for music and fun. Saturday night, I enjoyed going to the State Theater in Clovis for the “Big Band Dance.” The band played beautifully and from the looks of it, everyone there was having fun. Not to mention, I had an excuse to wear my favorite formal […]

Santa Cop toy drive set for Saturday

PNT staff The first toy drive of the year for Operation: Santa Cop is set for 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Portales Wal-Mart. Portales Police Department is collecting new toys and gifts for Roosevelt County youth ages birth to 18. The toys need to be unwrapped so department staff can see that […]

Ticket feature: Blues group Soul Kitchen to perform in Clovis

Freedom New Mexico The blues group Soul Kitchen will perform Saturday night as part of Clovis Community College’s Cultural Arts Series. The performance is set for 7 p.m. at the Clovis Civic Center. Based out of Albuquerque, the group features vocalist Hillary Smith, guitarist Chris Dracup, bassist Marcus Casman and Drummer Bill Veitch. Smith is […]

ENMU men’s basketball capsule — Nov. 17

Freedom New Mexico ENMU (1-0) at Western State (0-1) When: 7 p.m. today at Gunnison, Colo. Last meeting: November 2009, the Greyhounds beat Western State 65-55 at Greyhound Arena. Season openers: The Hounds, with seven players sitting out one-game suspensions for participation in an unsanctioned spring league, rallied to beat NAIA member Northern New Mexico […]

Lawmakers re-elected to caucus positions

Two local Republican legislators were re-elected to their caucus positions Saturday, according to information from the House Republican Caucus. Keith Gardner of District 66 was re-elected as Republican whip, and Anna Crook of District 64 was again chosen as caucus chairwoman. The House Republican Caucus held the leadership elections Saturday at the Albuquerque Hilton.

Elida wins Class 1B volleyball crown

Elida beat district foe Grady 25-16, 25-15, 25-1 Saturday to capture the Class 1B state volleyball title at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho. It is Elida’s third state title, and first since 1990. Grady was making its first state volleyball title appearance. Portales plays Pojoaque at 4 p.m. for the 3A crown.

Area educators discuss budget concerns

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State budget concerns had eastern New Mexico educators huddled in Portales on Saturday to try and come up with a game plan to avoid job cuts and unpaid furloughs for teachers. Over 50 district superintendents and school board members — the Eastern New Mexico Educational Research Council — gathered at Portales High School to discuss […]

Atlatl competition: Throwback to prehistoric times

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Clarence Plank Modern people took a step back to pre-historic times Saturday by competing in the annual atlatl competition at the Blackwater Draw dig site. The tournament featured contestants armed with replicas of ancient atlatl spears. John Poitras, of Albuquerque, was in town for the tournament, now in its tenth year. “I think it is […]

Ticket feature: CCC students to perform in play

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Freedom New Mexico A New Mexico original will take to the stage of Marshall Middle School 7 p.m. Saturday night. The second installment in Clovis Community College’s Cultural Arts Series, Albuquerque’s Vortex Theatre will perform “Ultima” with a cast that includes four Clovis students. Written by Santa Rosa Native Rudolfo Anaya, “Bless Me, Ultima” tells […]

Charity pageant set for Saturday

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By Alisa Boswell: Freedom New Mexico Monarch Formals is kicking off its Mommy and Me pageant Saturday, a modeling event for mothers and daughters. The pageant is 7 p.m. Saturday at Lyceum Theatre, with tickets available for $5 at the door or in advance at the Chamber of Commerce, Body Mystique and the Master’s Center. […]

Clovis man charged with assault

A 22-year-old Clovis man was arrested Saturday after police say he threatened a Portales man with a gun and beat him. Jonathan Jones is charged with felony aggravated assault and with battery, a petty misdemeanor. According to Portales police records: About 3:20 a.m. Saturday, Portales police officers were called to a residence in the 1600 […]

Residents turn out for annual Peanut Valley Festival

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Clarence Plank The 37th annual Peanut Valley Festival at Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday was a busy day for vendors, local shoppers and some who attend the festival every year. Vendors came from North Carolina, Florida, west Texas and New Mexico. Cheri Quinn, owner of Kountry Klutter in Roswell, is a regular at the […]

Zias notch win over Cameron

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University ended a six-match Lone Star Conference losing streak against Cameron on Saturday by sweeping the Lady Aggies 25-17, 25-18, 25-17 at Greyhound Arena. Sophomore outside hitter Amber Durand posted a double-double for the Zias (9-10, 2-4 LSC) with 11 kills and 13 digs, and she also had four […]