Businesses, individuals honored at United Way banquet

CMI staff United Way of Eastern New Mexico held its annual banquet Tuesday night in which local businesses and individuals were honored for serving and supporting United Way. United Way Executive Director Erinn Burch said UWENM’s fundraising goal for 2011 was $1 million and will continue to be $1 million for 2012. The organization raised […]

ENMU briefs — March 21

ENMU Fundraiser being held The second annual Bench Club All-You-Can-Eat Crab Fest is March 31 at the Yam Theater. Tickets are $30 a person or $220 for a table of eight. A silent auction will also be held with signed items from professional athletes and Greyhound and Zia teams, and other items. For tickets call […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Help, lucky trout and marching to Montgomery

Good morning and welcome to the Tuesday briefing. Help please United Way of Easter New Mexico needs help decorating for its annual banquet. If you can spare a few minutes, they will be decorating the Eastern New Mexico University Ballroom from noon to 3 p.m. today. For more information: 769-2103. Fishing fun Catch the right […]

ENMU briefs — Feb. 15

Fundraiser dinner being held ENMU Women will host its annual scholarship fundraiser dinner and silent auction, “Lovers for Learning,” from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Saturday at The Vines Italian Restaurant. Proceeds from the dinner, silent auction and a “just for fun” dessert auction will support scholarships for female students at ENMU. A full Italian dinner will […]

Chinese banquet organizers anticipate record turnout

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Alisa Boswell Eastern New Mexico University will have the largest turnout it has ever seen for its annual Chinese banquet, according to event coordinator and graduate student Kaiwen Xu. Xu said the event, presented by ENMU’s international Chinese students, usually draws in a little less than 200 people but this year, there will be well […]

Ticket feature: Church holding annual sausage dinner

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Freedom New Mexico St. Ann’s Catholic Church of Bovina is holding its annual German sausage dinner 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. (CST) Sunday in the Parish Hall. The St. Ann’s Catholic Church Annual Sausage Dinner has been a tradition in the Bovina area for more than 40 years. The dinner was started in 1969 to […]

Prairie chicken poster contest open

PNT staff report Entries are being sought for the Prairie Chicken Festival poster contest. The deadline for original artwork submissions to the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is March 1.The grand prize winning entry will be reproduced on the annual festival poster, and the artist will receive $300. Top winners in three age […]

New plans for annual Ag Expo

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Agricultural vendors won’t be the only thing at the Roosevelt County Ag Expo’s 20th anniversary, according to Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce Director Karl Terry. The two-day event will also include a old west shoot-out re-enactment, a parade with longhorns and a new set up for vendors. The main cause of excitement for this year’s […]

Annual Christmas light procession draws thousands to downtown

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Benna Sayyed The Tapia sisters have been to larger parades in Phoenix and their native Los Angeles but the Portales Christmas parade Saturday did not disappoint them. Portales Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Karl Terry estimated more than a thousand people lined the 2-mile path the parade took starting at the Portales Recreation Center to […]

My turn: Library sale offers books for change

I am a shameless promoter of the Portales Public Library. It is my home away from home, especially for the better part of this week before Thanksgiving when we self-confessed Friends of the Library hold our annual used book sale. You have to really love books (doesn’t everyone?) to spend as many back-breaking hours as […]

Pep hosting annual Thanksgiving festival

The Pep, Texas, community will hold its 66th annual Thanksgiving Festival on from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (CST) Nov. 24 at St. Philip Neri Hall. The meal is self-serve and includes Pep’s famous German sausage and turkey. Adult admission is $9 and children under 10 years old are $5. Take out is available for […]

Youth fishing clinic scheduled

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Alisa Boswell The annual Oasis State Park Kids’ Fishing Clinic will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the park. Jim Whary, park manager, said the event will include nine learning stations in which children will learn how to cast, water safety, knot tying, biology and more. Each station will be 12 […]

My turn: Church’s turkey day meal raises spirits in community

Today is the 58th year the First United Methodist Church in Portales has offered its annual “Turkey Day” to our area. The numbers are impressive. Last year, 1,855 people lined up to eat 46 turkeys, 84 gallons of green beans, 26 roasters of cornbread dressing and 156 dozen rolls. Volunteers chopped 450 apples and 150 […]

Fundraiser aims to help Clovis family

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Alisa Boswell Funds from the third annual Oktober-Feast fundraiser will help build a new home for a Clovis family in a dire living situation, according to Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Joyce Davis. Davis said the next family on the Habitat for Humanity waiting list is sleeping on the floor at their current home because […]

My turn: Partial to annual peanut festival

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I’m not a nut case. Well, maybe a Valencia peanut case. I proudly admit I was born and raised in Portales, despite the fact that I didn’t taste a peanut butter milkshake until only a few years ago. I’ve spent my entire life here in Goober Gulch, if you don’t count the two years I […]

Friday morning briefing: Ethnic Fair, Cannon open house and The Kid’s first crime

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Ethnic Fair The annual Clovis Ethnic Fair is all day Saturday in the 400 and 500 blocks of Main Street. Food, fun and lots more. Information: 749-6570. See Cannon The second annual Cannon Air Force Base open house is a free public event featuring […]

Pair of prosecutors awarded

Freedom New Mexico A pair of prosecutors in the 9th Judicial District won two of the six annual awards at the Tuesday night awards ceremony for the Prosecutors Section of the New Mexico Bar Association in Albuquerque. Deputy District Attorney Ben Cross was recognized in the drug category, while Deputy District Attorney Brian Stover was […]

Altrusa home tour set for Sunday

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The 39th annual Altrusa Home Tour will be held from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at four Portales homes. According to Altrusa member Elly Helton, the tour is a fundraiser for the Altrusa Club’s community service projects, such as scholarships to the Eastern New Mexico University, the Reading is Fundamental Program, eye exams and […]

Youths rake in profits at annual livestock sale

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Alisa Boswell Bids bounced around the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds show arena like ping pong balls Friday night as 54 youngsters paraded their prized animals for the annual junior livestock sale. “I think this will be one of the best years, a record year,” said auctioneer Johnny Paiz during the sale. “Even though the economy has […]

New Mexico Children’s Home holds annual pork chop breakfast

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Alisa Boswell The second day of the Roosevelt County Fair kicked off with the New Mexico Children’s Home annual pork chop breakfast at the Jake Lopez Building, which is held to raise money for the home’s 4-H team, the Shooting Stars. Local residents piled into the building for a breakfast of pork chops, scrambled eggs […]