Anniversary

Smartnick Wilbur (Web) and Jan Smartnick of Portales celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009, at First United Methodist Church in Portales. The celebration is hosted by their children. The couple married Aug. 1, 1959, in Durango, Colo. They have three children and three grandchildren. He is […]

Concert marks 40th year

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Forty years of tradition will be celebrated Saturday evening during the annual POPS Dinner Concert presented by University Friends of Music. For Portales resident Jan Smartnick, attending the event has been a tradition since she moved back to the area in 1974. In the last 33 years, Smartnick has […]

White advances with Dodgers

Portales High School allumni Logan White was promoted this week to Assistant General Manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers. White is the son-in-law of Portales residents Web and Jan Smartnick. “I’m pretty excited for him, he’s a hard worker,” Smartnick said. “He’s never slacked off on the jobs that he’s had, and he’s always had […]

Church members reenact Last Supper

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By Kevin Wilson As it was recorded in the Bible, Jesus had a small audience to eat with him in his final days before his crucifixion and rebirth. In what is now regarded as The Last Supper, reenactments across the world work to draw bigger audiences to the things that Jesus told his 12 disciples […]