Tourism secretary visits local eateries

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Tom Martin, owner of Taco Box in Clovis and Portales, is given a New Mexico True T-shirt by Secretary of Tourism Monique Jacobson as part of the restaurant’s designation as a New Mexico Culinary Treasure.

By Emily Crowe ecrowe@cnjonline.com Not even the cold and snow could keep New Mexico Secretary of Tourism Monique Jacobson away from Clovis this week as she stopped in at three of the area’s most beloved restaurants. Cars were wrapped around Taco Box at lunchtime Friday as the restaurant offered 25 cent beef tacos in celebration […]

Drive to help needy

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By Eric Norwood Jr. PNT staff writer enorwood@pntonline.com Former Sunland employees continue to feel the community love as the holiday season rolls around. The Ministerial Alliance, a group made up of community churches, has teamed up with multiple clubs from Eastern New Mexico University to provide Thanksgiving food baskets to former employees and their families […]

Going back on tour

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by Eric Norwood Jr. PNT staff writer enorwood@pntonline.com Get the tour bus ready, because the band is hitting the road. Or in the case of the Portales High School Band, get the school bus ready. The Ram Band is gearing up for its Elementary Tour, to take place Tuesday. The PHS band will visit all […]

Ticket: Students to present ‘Bat Boy: The Musical’

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Clovis Community College, Eastern New Mexico University, Clovis High School and Cannon Air Force Base students will present “Bat Boy: The Musical” at CCC Town Hall this weekend.

CNJ staff The Clovis Community College Company class is joining forces with Eastern New Mexico faculty to present “Bat Boy: The Musical” this weekend. The production, which originally premiered in 1997 at the Actors Gang Theatre in Los Angeles, will be jointly directed by CCC’s Christy Mendoza and ENMU’s Jean Ornellas. “Bat Boy: The Musical” […]

Cultural connection

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By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com It’s been hard for Barbara Layog to see destruction caused by Typhoon Haiyan in the country she grew up in. Layog moved from the Philippines to Roosevelt County about nine years ago. The 34-year-old physical therapist at Roosevelt General Hospital said she’s noticed a similarity in cultures between […]

Roosevelt General Hospital has a new Board member

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By Eric Norwood Jr. PNT staff writer enorwood@pntonline.com Paul Benoit will be tackling new challenges as a newly elected Roosevelt General Hospital Board member. The superintendent of Floyd Schools is venturing into an unfamiliar territory for the lifetime educator.. I understand that the hospital board seat is a volunteer position. Why did you want to […]

Cannon airman earns audition on the ‘The Voice’

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By Emily Crowe CNJ STAFF WRITER ecrowe@cnjonline.com A local country singer and guitarist is headed to Hollywood next month to audition for NBC’s reality television singing competition “The Voice.” Josh Sullivan, who is stationed at Cannon Air Force Base and works as an AC-130W instructor pilot, only recently began singing for crowds both solo and […]

Vacancies can take big toll at RGH

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By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com There are no full-time openings for nurses currently open at Roosevelt General Hospital but that can change in the matter of days, according to the Director of Nursing Services Mercedes Lopez. Staffing levels fluctuate in cycles, according to Lopez, and it takes a toll on the nursing staff […]

Club targets first-timers

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By Eric Norwood Jr. PNT staff writer enorwood@pntonline.com Arrows were flying both on and off target Saturday morning at the Portales Recreation Center. The Portales Bowhunters put on a workshop for any and all interested in the historical craft of bowhunting. Archery enthusiasts and youthful beginners were both present to take lessons from members of […]

Elida completes “un-B-feated” run in volleyball

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By Kenn Rodriguez CMI correspondent RIO RANCHO — There are other volleyball teams in New Mexico that have won more state volleyball titles than Elida. But the history books will always show that not only are the Lady Tigers four-time champions in Class B, but they will forever be the only champions in that class. […]