Oct. 4, 1967

The Portales News-Tribune reported that performances by a professional rodeo clown and a world famous trick roper would highlight performances of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association rodeo Oct. 6-8. J.W. Stroker, famed for his “black light” trick roping exhibition, was to be featured at all three performances of the rodeo. A professional rodeo clown, Larry […]

Ticket feature: Rock ‘n’ Roll panel part of festival

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico While the Clovis Music Festival has boasted its ability to bring fans from across the world, this year’s festival gained the attention of the Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. Museum Exhibitions Coordinator Shelby Morrison is heading to Clovis for the Sept. 10-13 festival as a show […]

World War II veteran awarded Bronze Star

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer After 65 years, a World War II veteran who lived in Portales has received a Bronze Star for his service. The award Herman H. Wallace, who worked at the Roosevelt County Electric Cooperative Inc. for 37 years, received a Bronze Star from a Cannon Air Force Base delegation at […]

Boys State introduces youth to government

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By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer In a world with expanding competition for the attention of high school students, Boys State may not hold the lofty position it once did.

May 24, 1947

May 24 was set as Poppy Day in Portales and throughout the U.S. The public was asked to wear a memorial poppy in honor of those who died in the two world wars. The Auxiliary and Campfire groups of Portales distributed the handmade, crepe paper flowers created by veterans of the wars.

Much to be gained from prayer

By Joan Clayton: PNT columnist In the midst of national trauma comes an outpouring of prayer. From Omaha Beach in World War II to Columbine, the Oklahoma City bombing and the horrendous 9/11, we need prayer more than ever. On May 7 we will pray in deep hunger for spiritual renewal. Throughout history, Americans of […]

Clovis flu task force activated

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico While health officials around the world evaluate the growing number of swine flu cases, officials in Clovis are planning for the possibility of an outbreak. As of Thursday, state health officials had yet to confirm what they termed to probable swine flu cases — one each in Valencia and […]

Santa Claus easily tops Easter Bunny

By Karl Terry: PNT columnist “In this world, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant. Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant.” —James Stewart as Elwood P. Dowd in the movie “Harvey” Santa Claus versus the Easter Bunny, 10 rounds in a ring, who would you root for? To me […]

ENMU hosting 33rd Annual Jack Williamson Lectureship

By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Step into the world behind the other worlds of science fiction. Thursday and Friday, Eastern New Mexico University is hosting the 33rd Annual Jack Williamson Lectureship, which features speeches and panel discussions by science fiction writers and editors. Lectureship organizer Patrice Caldwell said writers are solitary people, but when […]

Local Bataan death march survivor dies

By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico Physically, John L. Johnson changed during World War II. He was 119 pounds lighter than his normal 215 pounds and three years older when he returned from his ordeal as a prisoner of war in the Philippines during World War II. But his personality defied the starvation, disease and […]

With God, peace always possible in troubled world

By Joan Clayton: PNT Columnist In this world of economic meltdown, we tend to lose our joy, allowing anxiety, worry and depression to dominate. If it helped to worry, it might be worth it. Yet worry is like a rocking chair. You don’t get anywhere. Sin is a terrible thing, and it is not an […]

Local team plays in ‘world’ tourney

Freedom New Mexico VAIL, Colo. — “Twisted Sisterz,” a team made up of three girls from Clovis and three from Portales, participated in the “Kick It 3v3 world championship” soccer tournament Jan. 17-19. The team, comprised of Kyra Bussen, Airen Martin and Stacy Gross of Clovis and Jenna Sievers, Kaitlin Garrett and Chay Bond of […]

Dec. 14, 1952

“The World in his Arms,” starring Gregory Peck and Anne Blythe, was

Sept. 12, 1941

Portales prepared for a state-wide blackout, in which Flying Fortress bombers of the U.S. Army were to fly over the city, making New Mexico the first state to participate in a mock invasion during World War II.

Dora junior hopes to rope national title

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer Later this month, more tan 1,500 cowboys and cowgirls from around the country will convene at the world’s largest rodeo — the 60th Annual National High School Finals rodeo, and a Roosevelt County calf roper will be one of them. Dora High School junior Jesse Clark will be making […]

It’s Their Job: Tracie Hanks

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Name: Tracie Hanks Job: Animal Control, Level 2 Certified with National Animal Control Association. Background: American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and animal rescue in New York, and 15 years being a military spouse in places around the world such as Germany, Japan and Panama. Time on the job: Three years. Q. […]

Editorial: Real fathers not portrayed in TV sitcoms

In the world of humor, fathers have become the fail-safe target. In television comedies and commercials, they are regularly depicted as out-of-touch with their families — and reality. They are stubbornly behind the times, playing air guitar to old Styx 8-tracks instead of quietly nodding to the beats of Finger Eleven fed through ear buds […]

Subsidies give ag producers mixed signals

Editorial When the world’s finance ministers meet under the auspices of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, as they did in Washington earlier this month, they usually rub their chins and harrumph portentously about arcane financial matters. But this year the meetings tried to focus on a more tangible problem: rising prices for […]

Democrats reaction shows deep hostility toward world trade

Editorial It’s sad, really. For most of the last century, the Democratic Party, as the most significant advocate of an internationalist perspective in American politics, understood that promoting international trade was a key aspect of being an internationally oriented world power that valued multilateral relations. With its latest action on a proposed trade agreement with […]

Hi-tech gadgets can make owners target of crime

Freedom New Mexico Folks who use iPods and higher-end mobile phones in public places may believe the devices enable them to be well connected to the world around them. But such technology seems to be giving off a different signal: Look at me, I’m a future crime victim. As reported in the current issue of […]