Moneymakers

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By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer The summer’s almost officially gone for almost every school-age kid in the area and that means it’s back-to-work. But it wasn’t all kick-back and do nothing for Clovis and Portales youth this summer. In fact, the onset of autumn for many merely means a switch from one kind of […]

Fair season

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By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico With the temperatures into the mid-90s on Friday, it was a typical summer day. Except, inside the Home Arts Building at the Curry County Fairgrounds, where display booths were decorated in traditional fall colors yellow, orange, deep red and brown. The colors of autumn will soon be omnipresent and […]

Missing my swamp…not really

By Karl Terry: PNT columnist Some years in eastern New Mexico we can go all summer with just a handful of 100 degree-plus days. Apparently this isn’t going to be one of them. With a week nearly full of temperatures above the century mark what little rain we’ve received lately has been more than offset. […]

Memories of summer still sweet

By Karl Terry: PNT columnist The old summertime saying goes: “I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream.” I’m not too sure I’ve ever done too much screaming for ice cream but I sure have moaned and complained after eating too much of the frozen sweet stuff. I could eat ice cream every […]

Press release: Portales promotes summer voluntary watering schedule

Beginning this month, the City of Portales is encouraging all city and county residents to practice smart water consumption and conservation. The 2009 Summer Voluntary Water Schedule promotes such practices. The schedule is as follows: •

Kids’ summer lunches available

PNT Staff Report Portales youth ages 18 and younger can get free lunches 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 1-Aug. 7, at Lindsey Park, Morrison Park, City Park and Rotary Park. Church camps, Bible schools and any organization that provides recreational and day care service for children can also receive the free lunches. La Casa […]

Progams designed to keep youth busy

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By Helena Rodriguez: PNT correspondent A summer library program that stresses more than reading, a recreation program that stresses more than sports, and a kids college that does more than keep kids busy. These options may answer the question of “What do we do with the kids this summer?” Come Monday, three summer programs will […]

ENMU hopes to find coach, AD by July 1

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Later this summer, Eastern New Mexico University expects to have a new athletic director and men’s basketball coach. But school officials aren’t married to any idea the athletic director must precede the coach he or she will oversee. “In a perfect world, that’s what we like,” ENMU President Steven […]

Students can be senator’s interns

U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., has student summer internships available in his Washington office.

Committee planning centennial events

PNT Staff Report The City of Portales is holding a 100 Years Committee meeting at 5 p.m. Wednesday at City Hall. Community members are invited to join the committee to help organize summer events to celebrate Portales’ 100th anniversary this year. The city was incorporated in 1909. Information: Portales Community Affairs Coordinator Nicole Wilkening at […]

Basketball camp accepting applications

Applications are now being evaluated for the Ten Star All Star Summer Basketball Camp. The camp is by invitation only for boys and girls ages 10-19. College basketball scholarships are possible for players selected for the All-American Team. Locations include Phoenix; Babson Park, Fla.; Gainesville, Ga.; Champaign, Ill.; Glassboro, N.J.; Ithaca, N.Y.; Marietta, Ohio; Lebanon, […]

Weather good for peanut harvest

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By Sarah Meyer: PNT Staff Writer This summer’s weather has had an effect on the peanut crop, area farmers and processors say, but the warm, dry weather now is perfect for harvesting the crop. Hot winds and lack of rain early in the season and then rain when the crop was mature, as opposed to […]

Portales receives Hubbard grant

The city of Portales received a grant in the amount of $10,000 from the R.D. and Joan Dale Hubbard Foundation for the summer physical education and recreation program. This is the second year

It’s Their Job: Summer Wilson

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Summer Wine Fest on tap

By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor Portales will get a taste of New Mexico Friday during Portales MainStreet’s annual Summer Wine Fest. A fundraiser for the non-profit organization, the event, cosponsored by First Community Bank, gets under way at 7 p.m. at The Ice House, 208 N. Ave. A. The $25 per person ticket price […]

Events Calendar July 24, 2008

ThursdaySummer VBS — 8 a.m. to noon, St. Helen Catholic Church in Portales. FridaySummer VBS — 8 a.m. to noon, St. Helen Catholic Church in Portales.Oasis State Park Interpretive series — 7 p.m., group shelter at the park, this week natural history exhibits including, skulls, furs, tracks and insects will be on display. SaturdayWomens breakfast […]

Events Calendar July 23, 2008

TodaySummer VBS — 8 a.m. to noon, St. Helen Catholic Church in Portales.Children, Youth and Families Department’s ice cream social promoting foster and adoptive parenting — 5:30-6:30 p.m., at CYFD office 221 W. Llano Estacado in Clovis. Information: 624-6071, ext. 124.Lt. Gov. Diane Denish visit — 1 p.m. in front of Memorial BuildingKiwanis Swim meet […]

Local round up

St. Helen sponsoring VBS St. Helen Catholic Church in Portales will hold its Summer Vacation Bible School from 8 a.m to noon Monday through Friday. The program is for children pre-K to sixth grade. Cost is $5 per child. Information: 356-8326

Lady Rams end summer softball with losses to Clovis

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico CLOVIS — The Clovis and Portales softball teams finished off their summer schedules Tuesday night with the Lady Wildcats posting an 18-7, 10-0 sweep at Lady Wildcat Complex. Clovis finished its summer slate at 9-9 and gained a 3-3 split for the season against the Lady Rams. The Lady […]

Little Leaguers anxious for tournament

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer As summer daylight stretches deep into eastern New Mexico nights, the area’s best young baseball players are using that extra daylight to begin their second season; the Little League All-Star District 3 tournaments. The Clovis American 10-11-year-old All-Stars have been practicing for a few weeks, getting set for their […]