• Ryan Cook, was presented a special award for being the youngest participant in the Annual ROTC Fun Run. Ryan completed the 3,000 meter (1.8 mile) portion of the race in 26 minutes. He is the youngest participant to ever compete in an ROTC Fun Run.
By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer The Portales Rams and Lady Rams combined for a total of five selections for the annual state high school All-Star basketball games this summer. The Portales girls placed three seniors on the annual South All-Star team that will face off against the North All-Stars this summer. Shooting guard Briana [...]
• Eight Eastern New Mexico University coeds were vying for the title of Rodeo Queen during the annual Agriculture Club Rodeo. • ”Send Me No Flowers” opened for a three day performance at the Eastern New Mexico University Theater. • A four ounce bottle of Copperton Suntan Lotion was on sale for $1.19 at Portales Drug Co.
By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer New Mexico women’s history will take center stage at the Portales Public Library Friday. Chautauqua performer Van Ann Moore will portray Katherine Kennedy O’Conner and Carrie Wooster Tingley during the annual Women’s History Month Brunch and Exhibit. Decorated to reflect the era, the meeting room of the Portales Public [...]
U.S. 60-70-84 closed until Friday U.S. 60-70-84 will remain closed at the railroad crossing between Texico and Farwell until Friday afternoon, according to New Mexico Department of Transportation. BNSF Railway is repairing the crossing, according to railroad officials. Traffic is being detoured along U.S. 60 and Farm-to-Market Road 292. United Way holds annual banquet United [...]
Freedom Newspapers United Way of Eastern New Mexico is razor close to making its annual campaign goal. In hopes of achieving that goal, the campaign has been extended, according to a United Way of Eastern New Mexico press release. The 2006-2007 United Way Annual Campaign will last until Jan. 19, the release said. “UWENM leaders [...]
By Helena Rodriguez: PNT staff writer The Grinch didn’t exactly steal Christmas, but he did help Borden Peanuts capture the best business float award during the annual Christmas parade Friday night in Portales. The giant trailer-turned-sleigh featured the Grinch of Dr. Seuss fame and 30 Borden employees and their families who threw candy while their [...]
By Michael Harrell: Freedom Newspapers Explosions of color will flood the skies this July Fourth in celebration of the nation’s 230th year of independence. Lucky for locals, they won’t have to travel far to see them. Clovis, Portales, Elida, Ute Lake and Sumner Lake will all hold events for this year’s Independence Day holiday. Clovis [...]
Marlena Hartz : Freedom Newspapers The legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. could be in jeopardy, according to President of the Martin Luther King Jr. Commission of Clovis Joyce Pollard. “A lot young people today don’t know about Martin Luther King Jr. — about what he stood for, about what he fought for,” the former [...]
Group to hold annual used book sale Thousands of used books will be available at bargain prices at the annual Friends of the Portales Public Library used book sale this Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the meeting room of the library at 218 South Avenue B. All proceeds from the sale, which is the group’s [...]