Aug. 31, 1975

• Miniature Golf back-to-school hours began from 6-10 p.m. weekdays at 1115 W. Second St.• Tide king size box sold for $1.98 at Parkway Foods.

Aug. 29, 1975

Jerry Jeff Walker a top recording artist appeared at the Campus Union Ballroom at ENMU.

Aug. 28, 1975

White Line Fever, starring Jan-Michael Vincent, was showing at the Tower Theater.

Aug. 27, 1975

Freshmen lined up for fall semester registration at the P.E. complex this morning at ENMU.

Aug. 26, 1975

The Portales News-Tribune observed its 40th anniversary as the first daily newspaper in Portales.

Aug. 24, 1975

Men’s bush jacket polyester and cotton, sizes S, M, L, & XL were on sale for $4.99 at JC Penny’s.

Aug. 22, 1975

The school of music at ENMU sponsored a three-day music workshop that ended today; one instrument that was part of the workshop was a piano.

Aug. 21, 1975

The Plains Inn is the only one of five liquor license recipients to meet all legal stipulations to begin selling alcohol; breaking a 57-year dry spell.

August 20, 1975

• Hairspray is 79 cents for a 13 ounce can at Safeway. • Young ladies coordinate slacks are $7.97 at Gibsons Discount Center.

Fare at the fair a treat for some

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer From the moment a fairgoer enters the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds in Portales, their senses are quickly assaulted by colorful food booths and an intoxicating blend of sweet, tempting aromas designed to separate you from your money, faster than you can say, “I’ll have two funnel cakes and a turkey […]

Ute Water authority mulls status

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority members revisited a change first considered in 2007 — moving to a true utility authority. Scott Verhines, Ute Water Project Manager, gave a potential timeline and goals sought for such a change at Wednesday’s authority meeting. The authority, tasked with the Ute Water […]

Udall discusses energy issues in Portales stop

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By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor Democrat U.S. Rep. Tom Udall made a stop on the Eastern New Mexico University campus in Portales Wednesday as a part of his campaign for the U.S. Senate. Udall faces U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce, R-NM in his bid to replace retiring Republican senator Pete Domenici. Speaking to students and […]

Local Briefs Aug. 21, 2008

Events Calendar Aug. 21, 2008

TodayRoosevelt County Fair — Roosevelt County Fairgrounds. FridayRoosevelt County Fair — Roosevelt County Fairgrounds. SaturdayPoker Run Rally — 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Harley Davidson. Tucumcari run destination. Event includes food, prizes and entertainment.ReStore ribbon cutting — 10 a.m. 308 N. Main, Portales. Sponsored by Habitat of Humanity of Roosevelt and Curry Counties. Store will […]

County fair offers entertainment

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Freedom New Mexico The Roosevelt County Fair has an array of live entertainment available. The week’s entertainment includes bands such as Blackwater and the Fireballs. It culminates Saturday with Arenacross at the Special Events Arena, Sharon Dictson and the Fun Brothers. Arenacross has attracted 430 participants, who are divided into 24 classes, differing in age […]

2008 Fair results through noon Thursday

Division: Handiwork Class Exhibitor Name Place Special Placing0102 embroideered scarf Lillie Belle Toombs 1 0102 embroideered scarf Marjorie Legleiter 2 0102 embroideered scarf Maxine Wilhoit 3 0103 embroidery Lillie Belle Toombs 1 0103 embroidery LaDoris Allison 2 0103 embroidery Marion Chambers 3 0104 hand or machine applique Jori Gramzow 3 0106 pillow case Lillie Belle […]

Porkers have their day at fair

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Tuesday was the first time Portales 10-year-old Trenton Bates showed swine at the Roosevelt County Fair. And he showed his pride and joy — a hog he hand-picked, named Larry the Cable Guy who loves McDonald’s cheeseburgers. After several months of hard work, Trenton and Larry took home the […]

Economic development update shared

By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor After a little more than nine months on the job as economic development director, Greg Fisher gave a progress report at Tuesday’s city council meeting. “Really what this effort has been all about is a partner ship,” Fisher said. “We’ve been prospecting for new business but most importantly about […]

Physician recruitment top priority for hospital officials

By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor Physician recruitment was on the minds of those attending Tuesday’s Roosevelt General Hospital board meeting. With seven physicians in Portales utilizing RGH, Administrator James D’Agostino says one of his highest priorities is recruitment. He and Medical Chief of Staff Dr. Leslie Donaldson detailed the hospitals efforts and needs. Donaldson […]

County approves RGH sole provider funds

PNT Staff Report The Roosevelt County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday in their regular meeting, to approve the supplemental sole community fund request for Roosevelt General Hospital. Over $96,000 was approved, and with a federal match, the hospital will receive nearly $335,000 in mid-October to help with Medicaid, Medicare and indigent patients. “The federal […]