Birthdays — Oct. 17

Castillo John Castillo of Clovis celebrated his 40th birthday 4:30 p.m. Oct. 12 at home. He was born Oct. 12, 1970, in Muleshoe. The celebration was hosted by his sister, April Macias aka “Fraggle.” He has four children. Your sister loves you so much and wishes you the best birthday ever. May the good Lord […]

ENMU continues celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month

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Jared Tucker Celebration and understanding different cultures is the objective behind this year’s Hispanic Heritage Month at Eastern New Mexico University, and coordinators say the free events are open to both students and the public. Daniela Garcia, director of Hispanic Affairs at ENMU, said the month of recognition is geared to educate people about the […]

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 […]

Portales Past: July 3, 1950

July 3, 1950: Elida prepared for an all-day July 4 celebration that included a carnival, a rodeo and enough free barbecue to feed 3,000 people. Gov. Thomas Mabry planned to be on hand for the dedication of state highway 330 that would link Elida, Floyd and Melrose.

Birthday — June 27

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Lorenz [image #1, align= right, size= medium] Elizabeth Lorenz of Clovis will celebrate her 95th birthday at 2 p.m. on July 27 at 321 W. Christopher in Clovis. The celebration will be hosted by her family. Elizabeth Lorenz was born June 28, 1915, in Fayette County, Texas. She has eight children, 20 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren […]

Anniversaries — June 6

Nance John and Teresa Nance of Causey will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on June 6, 2010, at Causey Community Building. The celebration will be hosted by their children. The couple was married June 5, 1960, in Lingo. They have four children, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He is a retired farmer. She is a […]

Churches hosting post-graduation celebration

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer University Baptist Church is throwing a “No Regrets” graduation party for Portales High School seniors at 10 p.m. Friday at the church. One of the events scheduled is a trip to Casel-Land Fun Center and then a return to the church for games. “No Regrets” Director Lance Hill said […]

Organizer plans for ‘raw’ Black History Month celebration

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Black History Month events at Eastern New Mexico University Black History Month will be a little raw, said African-American Affairs Director Jordan Anderson. “This is the first year that I’ve had control of all the events,” Anderson said. “I really wanted to make it pretty straight forward. I didn’t […]

Lottery celebration planned

Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico Lottery plans to christen an Elida Allsup’s store a “Lucky Landmark” Tuesday to celebrate the $1.1 million Hot Lotto prize won by Elida resident Aurbra King in November. The event is set for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 301 Clark, the store, where King purchased the Hot Lotto […]

Town reunion brings back memories of youth

By Joan Clayton: Local columnist Last weekend my brother, my husband and I attended a community activity that gave me a reassurance of wonderful people who love God and this country. All three of us at one time lived and grew up in Melrose. The celebration and reunion of those who once lived and loved […]

Anniversary

Smartnick Wilbur (Web) and Jan Smartnick of Portales celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009, at First United Methodist Church in Portales. The celebration is hosted by their children. The couple married Aug. 1, 1959, in Durango, Colo. They have three children and three grandchildren. He is […]

Border residents gather for annual celebration

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico For Farwell native Troy Christian, Border Town Days is a permanent fixture on his calendar. The end of July celebration features a parade from Texico to Farwell, barbecue, music, games and vendors. But for Christian, Border Town Days is a time for friends. “It’s just a chance to get […]

Portales Smokin’ Third bash kicks off Independence Day festivities

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By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico Every holiday seems to be a time for family to get together. The Fourth of July, however, is often a wider community celebration. And that’s a major reason Clovis and Portales citizens are soaking up as much of the Independence Day festivities available. The holiday was kicked off by […]

Juneteenth celebration set for Saturday

By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico This year’s Juneteenth celebration won’t actually happen on June 19th in Clovis. But it’ll be close enough for organizers. In the early morning hours of June 20 — this Saturday — the cooking pits will be fired up as ribs, hot links, chicken, hamburgers, brisket and more make their […]

Anniversaries

Chambers Charles and Evelyn Chambers of Portales will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. May 30 at the First United Methodist Church in Portales, 200 S. Ave., C. The celebration will be hosted by their son, Craig Chambers, and their daughter, Tonya Linton. The couple was married May 31, 1959, […]

Feb. 8, 2009: Anniversary

Ortega Freddie and Julia Ortega of Portales celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Feb. 8 at their home. The celebration was hosted by their son, David Ortega, and daughter, Annette Cavazos. The couple was married Feb. 7, 1959, in Portales. They have two children and four grandchildren. He is a retired Civil Service employee at […]

Dec. 21, 2008 Birthdays

Folkner Lois Folkner of Portales will celebrate her 90th birthday Dec. 27 from 2-4 p.m. at the Golden Acres Community Center. The celebration will be hosted by Trionne Hendrix, Troy and Laura Folkner, and also by family and friends. Lois Folkner was born Jan. 17, 1919 in Afton, Texas. She has two children, two grandchildren […]

Anniversary: Baugh

Marvin and Beverly Baugh of Portales will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 2-4 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Portales. The celebration will be hosted by their daughters and granddaughters. The couple was married Nov. 29, 1958, in Topeka, Kan. Both are retired. The couple has two children and six grandchildren. The […]

Oasis takes part in state celebration

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer Roosevelt County’s Oasis State Park may just be middle-aged, but that didn’t stop several regular park goers from celebrating the 75th anniversary of New Mexico State Parks with food, friends and fun at the park Saturday night. Hot dogs, and a 75th anniversary birthday cake were served to those […]

Events Calendar June 20

Friday Pioneer of Year Celebration — 5 p.m., Memorial Building Saturday Elida Flea Market — 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Elida Town Hall Square Heritage Days Parade — 10 a.m. downtown Portales Blood Drive — 10 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Heritage Days at City Park ENMU Alumni Band concert — 7 p.m. Campus Union Ballroom at ENMU […]