Spring symphony, symphonic band concert at ENMU

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The Eastern New Mexico University wind symphony and symphonic band will present their annual spring concert Sunday.

Staff report The Eastern New Mexico Department of Music will host a spring wind symphony and symphonic band concert Sunday. Director of Bands Dustin Seifert and Assistant Director of Bands Benjamin Fairfield will conduct both bands during the concert. Gary Garner, director of bands emeritus at West Texas A&M University, will be a guest conductor […]

Society arranges ARISE fundraiser

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Will Banister performs April 26 at the Yam Theater. The fundraiser for ARISE also featured a raffle.

By Lillian Bowe Staff writer lbowe@pntonline.com When Eastern New Mexico University social work student Michelle Howard found out the Arise sexual assault program needed money to keep an important piece of equipment, she came up with a plan to help. Howard, a member of Phi Alpha, a social work honor society, helped persuade the group […]

Citizens questioning city officials

By Christina Calloway Senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Portales’ city manager said the only direction to move is forward with the beautification of the Portales Cemetery, but citizens aren’t sure officials are on the same page as their needs. An Arbor Day rally was held last week to gain support in rehabilitating the 90-year-old elm trees in […]

Bookmobile great part of rural living

By Betty Williamson PNT columnist There are five basic necessities of life: Food, water, clothing, shelter, and (of course) books. For most of my lifetime, that fifth need was filled by highly-anticipated monthly visits from the Rural Bookmobile East, the mobile, home-sized library on wheels that has operated out of Tucumcari since 1956 as a […]

Events calendar — May 1

Today Louise Shoemaker presentation on Trip to Cuba — Noon, Meeting Room of the Portales Public Library. Meeting is a brown bag lunch. Information: 356-3940. Step aerobics — 4 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Preschool Storytime — 6 p.m., Portales Public Library. Information: 356-3940. Tuba/Euphonium Studio Recital — 7 p.m., Eastern New Mexico University’s […]

Charitable effort with a little help from friends

By Vanessa Kahin Staff writer vkahin@cnjonline.com Joni Anthony stitched together her latest charitable effort through cyberspace. When the Clovis resident sought to learn how to use an embroidery machine she’d bought for herself, she found the lessons she needed on YouTube. When she wanted even more information, she joined online groups Stitches of Love and […]

Police blotter — May 1

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Tuesday • 1:51 a.m.: Officer requested, 500 block of South Avenue A. • 2:22 a.m.: Fire rural, 300 block of Clark Street. • 2:41 a.m.: Suspicious circumstances, 1000 block of North Abilene Avenue. • 3:13 a.m.: Bolo, 1700 block of North Boston Street. • 3:24 a.m.: […]

Common Core meeting draws nearly 150

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Regina Watson, with the New Mexico Public Education Department’s Mathematically Connected Communities, addresses parent and teacher concerns during a breakout session.

By Emily Crowe Staff writer ecrowe@cnjonline.com Nearly 150 educators, parents and community members gathered at the Arts Academy at Bella Vista Wednesday for a town hall meeting on Common Core State Standards that was hosted by the New Mexico Public Education Department. The town hall was one of six meetings statewide meant to provide information […]

A hundred years ago we needed raincoats

By David Stevens PNT Editor Raincoats sold for $3.95, men’s blue suits were $14.95 and canvas gloves cost a nickel a pair. William C. McDonald was New Mexico’s first governor and Woodrow Wilson was our 28th president. Wilson proclaimed the first Mother’s Day on May 9 that year. Franz Ferdinand was the archduke of Austria […]

Lovington win gives Portales district title

Staff report The Lovington Wildcats finished off the District 4-3A race Tuesday night, sweeping Ruidoso in a doubleheader to take second place in the district. The Wildcats’ 7-1 win in the opening game gave Portales (12-12, 5-3) the district championship. Lovington (15-11, 4-4) rallied for a 5-4 win in the nightcap, and put the Warriors […]