Volunteer profile: Joe Parie

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Name: Joe Parie Residence: Portales Occupation: Retired Volunteer: Parie manages the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, is head of the Portales Outreach Program, which offers an annual community Thanksgiving dinner, and volunteers his time in Juarez, Mexico. Why he does it: “I’ve always heard you can’t give without receiving, and I find you get a whole […]

Family uses annual reunion to collect charitable goods

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A birthday celebration for a widow became a 59 year — and counting — tradition for the Luce family. For the 59th year, the Luce family gathered for their family reunion on the last weekend of July, which coincides with Border Town Days, which is held on the last Saturday in July. Border Town Days […]

Annual fireworks show a hit among young and old

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The annual Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce fireworks show went off with a bang on Sunday night in Portales with a variety of colors and music. Portales and county residents lined West University Drive across from Eastern New Mexico University practice field, the hill at ENMU Greyhound Arena and U.S. 70 trying to find a […]

Chamber’s fireworks displayed enhanced

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer The goal for the annual Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce fireworks display has exploded. Donations not only met the $8,000 mark for the annual Smokin’ Fourth of July on Sunday, but exceeded it by $2,000. Portales Mayor Sharon King, who is also executive director of the chamber, said Tuesday […]

Kiwanis hosting annual swim meet

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By Jared Tucker: Portales News-Tribune Grab those swimming trunks, air-up those floaties, and strap on those goggles. It’s time for the annual Kiwanis Club swim meet at the Portales City Pool. On Wednesday at 3:30 p.m., swimmers between ages nine and 18 will gather to compete in four events. Competitors are split into groups and […]

Monday morning briefing: Money to blow and an American icon

Good morning. Welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Monday morning briefing. Money to blow The Clovis/Curry County Chamber is raising the money for the annual Fourth of July Smoke on the Water display solely from private donations again this year. Ditto the Roosevelt County Chamber and its annual Smokin’ Fourth. But time is running out and […]

Ticket feature: Lions Club, Patriot Outdoors holding annual gun show

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Freedom New Mexico It’s a weekend of guns and knives. For the sixth year, the Clovis Lions Club, in partnership with Patriot Outdoors, is hosting a gun and knife show. Traditionally held at the armory, this will be the first year the show is held at the Clovis Civic Center, organizer Dave Barth said. “It’s […]

Annual Heritage Days on horizon

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Clarence Plank It’s that time again for the 26th annual Heritage Days in Portales this coming weekend. The three-day weekend kicks off Friday with the Christian Country Jamboree at the City Park. Sharon King, executive director of the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce, said this is her favorite event of the year because families can […]

My turn: Kid overwhelmed by legend

By David Stevens: FNM editor Fort Sumner hosted Old Fort Days this weekend, an annual opportunity to remember Billy the Kid. Most of what we “remember” about the Kid from movies and history books is probably not true, of course; the facts about his life have long been overwhelmed by the legend. The legend is […]

Choir camp to perform in renovated theater

Freedom New Mexico Choir Camp at Eastern New Mexico University is scheduled to end on a high note today. At 2 p.m. in Buchanan Hall, choir campers will perform at the nearly renovated theater. A total of 85 students participated in the annual camp and have been working to prepare for the concert since Sunday. […]

Fundraiser for fireworks

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Portales residents Kaitlyn Robertson, 3, and her mother Michele Robertson are working to raise money for a fireworks display at the annual Smokin’ Fourth of July Bash. Along with other friends, the duo are putting together a lemonade stand and bake sale Saturday at Wal-Mart. Robertson, a Roosevelt County […]

Club notes —

BPO Does Clovis BPO Does held a regular meeting on May 13 with President Terri Ruhe presiding. Two new members, Stella Chavez and Margie Tapia, were initiated into the Drove. Benevolence Chairman Bonnie Bryant announced her Benevolence Project is to donate personal and household products to The Hartley House. Each member was asked to bring […]

Maypole tradition continues

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer The tradition of the annual Maypole dance continues this week for Portales High School seniors. For some students it is a family tradition to be a winder, a queen or one of the queen’s attendants. Maypole coordinator Marilyn Stratton said this year they have 72 graduates who are winding […]

Students end year on high note

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Portales Municipal Schools band students are joining forces for a light-hearted concert Tuesday night. Bands from Lindsey Elementary School, Portales Junior High School and Portales High School are set to play at the second annual All Bands “Pops” Concert. “Out of this concert, I really hope (students) get the […]

Floyd News — May 18

At 1 p.m. May 11, the annual Academic Awards Assembly was held at the Floyd High School gymnasium. The following scholarships and awards were presented by representatives of the granting organizations. Scholarship recipients: •

KENW online auction bidding begins

Freedom New Mexico Bidding has opened in the annual KENW Online Auction, even though the auction doesn’t officially begin until June 1. The auction features 25 categories and includes items such as a registered yearling bull from G-13 Angus Ranch, a 1995 Happy Holidays Barbie and a package of two nights at the Inn on […]

Shout out: Roosevelt County Extension Association Annual Cultural Arts Show

Submitted by: Connie Moyers On April 10, the Roosevelt County Extension Association held their annual Cultural Arts Show hosted by the Working 9 to 5 extension club in the Jake Lopez Building in Portales. There were members present from all four Extension Clubs — Pep, Causey, Bethel and Working 9 to 5. Linda Russell catered […]

Dora school news — May 4

Child find Patty Mohon, preschool teacher, has scheduled May 11 for the annual “Child Find” screening for developmental delays. Parents who wish to register their child for preschool or kindergarten for the fall 2010 semester are invited to come anytime from 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Bring your child’s birth certificate, shot record and Social […]

ENMU hosting 5th annual mud volleyball tournament

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By Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer The fifth annual Mud Volleyball tournament is 10 a.m. Saturday at Eastern New Mexico University on the lawn behind Lincoln Hall. Changes this year include the addition of scholarships, a concession stand and music. “There will be five courts, double elimination and it is open to college students and […]

PHS alumna honored by governor

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Jan Elliott of Clovis was selected as the 25th annual Governor’s Award for Outstanding New Mexico Women. She has been the executive director for EMS Region III for 21 years. She will be recognized as one of 20 winners of the award at a banquet in Albuquerque May 7. One winner will be inducted into […]