Local News Briefs (Nov. 13)

AARP to meet Wednesday The Roosevelt County chapter of the American Association of Retired Persons will meet at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Community Room at Golden Acres. The meeting is open to the public. This will be an important business meeting, according to organizer Mercedes Agogino. A board meeting will precede the business meeting […]

Downtown gallery hosts open house for sculptor

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By Tony Parra Art enthusiasts will have an opportunity to admire sculpture works from a man whose bronze sculptures have been purchased by people from around the world during an open house from noon to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Curtis Ford, a sculptor, will travel to Portales and be at the Investments Out West […]

9-14 Elida News

Dianne Kemp Lady Tiger volleyball The next Varsity Lady Tiger volleyball game is Saturday at Goddard. Art class Michelle Chambers’ art class has created Japanese Notan Designs and written diamante poems to accompany the designs. Diamante poems are written to resemble a diamond. Students’ work is currently displayed in the hallways of Elida High School. […]

Weekend fair in Santa Fe displays American Indian art, literature

Compiled by Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Editor’s note: Day Trips suggests options for family outings that can be completed in a day from the Clovis-Portales area. The opinions expressed in the reviews are strictly those of the writer. In the 1920s, Santa Fe residents first held an Indian art fair at the Santa Fe Armory. […]

ENMU regents approve course fees increase

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Eastern New Mexico University Regents approved an increase in course fees on Friday for art classes to help in the expense of Macintosh computers and software. The regents approved the hike in course fees for ENMU’s Macintosh computer labs during Friday’s Board of Regents meeting. The computer lab is […]

Jan. 16 Faith Triumphant News

By Donna Kelly There will be no school on Monday in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The office will be closed as well. On Tuesday, a representative from Eastern New Mexico University will meet the senior class at 2 p.m. On Wednesday, the ASVAB test will be administered to students in grades 9-11. […]

Oct. 3 Floyd School News

By Jennifer Essary Upcoming Events • There will be a Booster Club meeting Monday in the library at 6 p.m. • The Eastern New Mexico State Fair will be in Roswell Oct. 4-8. • Homecoming Bonfire will be Oct. 15. the omecoming Game will be Oct. 16 against Clovis Christian. • The junior Carnival will […]

Arts on display at Clovis festival

By Tova Fruchtman CLOVIS — Five years ago Lonzo Lassiter signed up for a pottery class at Clovis Community College to fulfill his art credit and get an easy “A.” He never thought he would earn a second and third place finish in a hand-made pottery competition at Saturday’s Pintores 28th Annual Fine Arts Show […]

Birdsong brings art talent to Portales

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Jon Birdsong loves art, Portales and riding his dirt bike along the banks of the Canadian River. He recently completed an animal mural at the All Pets Animal Hospital in Clovis, and he’s extremely proud that Pres. Gerald Ford placed one of his paintings in the White House. The father, husband and teacher hopes to […]

Chili cookoff to raise funds for school

Tony Parra The First Annual Chili Cook-off is ‘in the oven’ and it will be hot and ready by 5 p.m. today at the Portales High School cafeteria. The idea for the event was brewing in an art class room last December, when one of the students made the suggestion. Lou Sikes, a Portales art […]

Best of the county can be baked, canned or painted

PNT Staff PNT Staff Whether you have an eye for images and snapshots, you’re handy with a paint brush or you just enjoy harvesting tasty produce, the fine arts category of this year’s Roosevelt County Fair may be worth an entry of your finest productions. With an array of categories to choose from, fair officials […]

Portales native serving as art commissioner

Angela Peacock Peggy Usrey said moving to Ruidoso and owning an art gallery is the closest she has ever come to living in paradise. A 1954 Portales High graduate, Usrey was recently elected as a commissioner to the Ruidoso Art Commission, which oversees all art and cultural projects for the village, ranging from visual arts […]

Students create functional art

By Mike Linn All-district basketball player Nathan Goyne picked up another assist recently when he spearheaded the completion of an art project started by a Portales High graduate. Goyne, along with several other students, put the finishing touches on a 20-by-8 foot windbreak in the front of the school decorated with the Portales Ram mascot. […]