‘New Mexican Stories’ project draws to close

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Kathy Durand Gore participated with her son, Sam, in the “New Mexican Stories” community art project that was held in April. The art projects are on display in the Runnels Gallery at the Eastern New Mexico University Golden Library until August 28.

By Jackie Johnson STAFF WRITER jjohnson@pntonline.com A special art project is allowing Portales citizens an opportunity to create based on what New Mexico means to them. The community event, “New Mexican Stories,” kicked off April 25 in the Eastern New Mexico Art and Anthropology building and was open to anyone in the area who wanted […]

ARISE program slated for new home

By Alisa Boswell Managing editor aboswell@pntonline.com The ARISE Sexual Assault Services program has had its share of rough times over the last three years, but the program is on its way to new beginnings as it approaches the groundbreaking for its new home. In spring of 2014, Roosevelt County was awarded a $450,000 Community Development […]

Meetings watch — July 15

Portales Municipal School Board Portales Municipal Schools board members met Monday evening at the L.C. Cozzens Administrative Offices in Portales. They took the following action: • Recognized student McKenzie Bucksath for receiving the award for the New Mexico School Boards Association’s 2015 Scholarship for Region V. Bucksath was among eight high school graduating seniors who […]

Rodriguez: Picture worth a thousand words

A picture may be worth a thousand “likes.” It may be worth a dozen or so “shares” and comments. And if it really strikes a popular chord, it may even go viral. But will it ever get framed? Will it ever be hung in the permanent museum of your living room? Will it stare back […]

Rodriguez: Una imagen vale mas que mil palabras

Una fotografía vale mas que “mil me gusta” puede valer docenas de compartimientos y comentarios y le darán un toque tan popular que la harán expandirse por Internet. Pero estarán algún día estas fotografías en un marco colgadas en el muro de fotografías de su sala? Le traerán recuerdos de cada momento especial de sus […]

Pages past — July 15

On this date … 1975: Two men were arrested in connection with the previous week’s armed robbery of Jerry’s Trading Post in Clovis. Police said the men used a handgun to steal $350 in cash, three pistols, a mink stole and some turquoise jewelry. Store owner Jerry Duncan and customer Robert Nabours of Texico were […]

To do list — July 15

Today • Smashing storytime — 10:30 a.m., ‘Pet the Trucks’ for preschoolers at Portales Public Library. Information: 575-356-3940. • Unmask activity — 2 p.m., Greek hero necklace for ages 13-18 at Portales Public Library. Information: 575-356-3940. Thursday • Guest performer — 10:30 a.m., Curious Chris the Singing Scientist for all ages at Portales Public Library. […]

Cock-a-doodle doozy

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Mary-Beth Bouchard of Clovis in her front yard Monday with Henny, one of the chickens on her property.

By Aubry Buzek Staff Writer abuzek@cnjonline.com Mary-Beth Bouchard said she won’t go down without a fight. “I am fighting it for everybody — they don’t realize that ‘next, it’s you.’ They are going to tell you ‘you cant have that pet, you can’t have that chicken’ … and you’ve had them for years and you’re […]

County fair unaffected by budget

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Tya Rippee, 8, left, and Chek Rippee, right, set up for the 2014 fair. County officials say the 2015 fair is “running like clockwork.”

By Anna George Staff Writer ageorge@pntonline.com There will be a fair this year despite Roosevelt County’s money problems, say officials planning the annual event. “Even after all the people involved said it wouldn’t close until September 1, people still haven’t always gotten the whole story,” said Connie Moyers, a member of the extension staff with […]

Police: App usage low

STAFF REPORT An app meant to put citizens in Roosevelt County in better communication with law enforcement is getting less use than expected. The app, funded by Crime Stoppers, is tied to Portales police, the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office and Eastern New Mexico University police. App users have access to a variety of options such […]

New business — July 14

Editor’s note: This is one in a series about Portales businesses that have opened in the last year. Amy June Nash, owner of Nash Medical Massage, which opened last week, has a passion for making people feel better. Nash Medical Massage offers Swedish massages, deep tissue massages, and medical massages. “We specialize each treatment to […]

Preservation of history in the making

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Portales resident Caitlyn Streseman is preparing to make improvements to the war memorial in front of the Roosevelt County Courthouse as part of her local National Society of the Children of the American Revolution (CAR) project.

STAFF REPORT When Caitlyn Streseman, 17, noticed a lack of wreaths and flowers at the Roosevelt County War Memorial, she knew she had to help make a change. Streseman, president of the New Mexico branch of The National Society of the Children of the American Revolution (CAR), said she noticed the memorial at the Roosevelt […]

Fields: Setting the table my favorite chore

Simple pleasures My favorite childhood chore was setting the table. It’s wrong to call it a chore, because that almost seems to imply something unpleasant. It was only a chore in the “household task” sense of the word. We had a corner cabinet filled with a variety of placemats. It felt like a special privilege […]

Pages past — July 14

On this date … 1960: Roosevelt County Sheriff Leon Harris arrested two escapees from the jail in Floydada, Texas, without incident. Harris said he found the men trying to start a car in a vacant lot in northwest Portales. The men, one jailed for writing bad checks and the other on a parole violation, had […]

Dora host all-school reunion

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Donita Massey, right, sets up the Dora graduates from 1960-62 for their photo at the Dora All-School Reunion on Saturday. Each class, starting in the early 1940s, took a picture together.

By Anna George Staff Writer ageorge@pntonline.com One of Lynda Moore’s fondest memories of her school days in Dora was a time she didn’t go to school. Moore, a member of the 1959 Dora graduating class, spent reunion time on Saturday chatting about a senior trip to the South. “Some people caught fish, some people got […]

Car show trip down memory lane

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Michael Jones, left, talks to Ron and Taylor Everett about the features of his 1970 Chevy C10 Friday night on the Portales town square. Jones said he has car everything at his house and has plans to keep working on his truck.

By Anna George Staff Writer ageorge@pntonline.com Many of the 43 classic-car collectors who attended Portales’ fifth annual classic car show on Friday had their childhood brought to their mind by their fixed-up beauties. “Those were the best years of my life. It was easy,” said Jimmy Moore, a Portales native who showed his car on […]

Chamber Director Karl Terry talks events, new stadium

Editor’s note: The following is one in a series of continuing question-and-answer sessions with area leaders. Karl Terry is the director of the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce. Question: Is the Peanut Festival still on this year given the not-so-positive state of the area peanut industry? Terry: “Yes. They still are getting peanuts here. It’s […]

Notebook — July 12

One more time … • The Clovis Ethnic Affairs Committee meets for its final time leading up to Saturday’s Clovis Ethnic Fair. The meeting, set for noon Tuesday at Clovis’ City Hall, is open to the public. Science or music … • Or maybe it’s both. Curious Chris the Singing Scientist (the alter ego of […]

To do list — July 12

Today • Cruise In car show — 7 p.m. in the courthouse square. Car show, music, hot cars. Free admission. Information: 575-356-8541. • Friday Flix — 10:30 a.m., ‘Annie’ movie for all ages at Portales Public Library. Information: 575-356-3940. Saturday • Dora all-school reunion — 9 a.m. registration; 10:30 a.m. business meeting; 11 a.m. group […]

Wilson: Zero philosophy promising for other things

At the conclusion of a Toastmasters conference in May, our district director for the upcoming year talked to us about communication. His instructions: Email him. He would get back to you within 24 hours, because he was following Inbox Zero. If he doesn’t get back to you inside 24 hours, here’s his cell number. If […]