Portales man has taught flintknapping to more than 300 people

Christina Calloway Tommy Heflin opens up his home to the Portales community every Wednesday night to share and teach his passion. The retired Portales native has been flintknapping for about 37 years, a hobby he loves to share with others. Flintknapping is the art of manufacturing stone points or arrowheads as ancient people did. “I […]

Ticket feature: ‘Queen of Bingo’ being performed in Clovis

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CMI staff Clovis Community College is offering a game of bingo, a night of laughs and a chance for a frozen turkey. “The Queen of Bingo,” scheduled Wednesday at Marshall Auditorium in Clovis, follows two men playing sisters in the world of over-50 bingo. Hailed as witty and outrageous stage comedy that follows in the […]

No applicants for economic development position

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Alisa Boswell Former Roosevelt County Community Development Corporation Director Greg Fisher’s job has remain unfilled because no on has applied for the position, according to RCCDC Chairman Randy Knudson. “There have been some ads that have gone out on some free state advertising pages on economic development websites,” Knudson said. The position opened up when […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Show time and a tax scam

Good morning, and welcome to the Clovis Media, Inc. Tuesday morning briefing. And Bingo was the show … oh: The Clovis Community College Cultural Arts Series is bringing “The Queen of Bingo,” hailed as a play in the style of “The Carol Burnett Show.” The show is 7 p.m. March 21 at Marshall Auditorium. Tickets […]

Records vital part of medical community

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Alisa Boswell Editor’s note: This is the first in a weekly series in March on the medical community. Records are a vital part of the medical field, according to Roosevelt General Hospital personnel in the records office. “These charts are patients’ lives,” said records office Administration Assistant Krystle Barton. “They’re not just used by doctors. […]

Club notes —

Pintores Art League Pintores Art League will meet 6:30 p.m. March 1 at Clovis Community College room 425, the painting and drawing classroom. There will be a short business meeting and a presentation by a guest artist. Artists welcome.

Group organizes health care forum

Christina Calloway The 27th Special Operations Medical Group organized the Cannon Care Group in May to keep the Cannon Air Force Base community aware of medical group issues. The open forum is for medical group staff and anyone on base. Usually the group goes over health-related topics for the first hour and then the group […]

Community development director resigning

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Alisa Boswell The Roosevelt County Community Development Corp. will move forward despite losing its community development director of four years, according to community development board member Randy Knudson. RCCDC Director Greg Fisher’s last day on the job will be Feb. 15. Fisher said he accepted a community development job in Los Alamos. Knudson said the […]

City league draws young hoopsters

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Christina Calloway Portales city league basketball keeps about 600 children from all over the county active and engaged with the community, despite the lack of gym space for league teams. Portales city sports Director Mike Door says they try to make the basketball league fundamental and skill-building for all participants that range from grades one […]

Chamber of Commerce honors members’ efforts in community

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Christina Calloway The Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce honored their achievements of 2011, recognized valuable members for their work in the community and celebrated New Mexico’s Centennial Wednesday night at its annual banquet. The Portales High School Jazz Band played upbeat songs as the crowd of about 160 drew into Portales’ Yam Theater to embark […]

Our towns: Farwell family-oriented community

Cannon Connections: Alisa Boswell The Old Country Store in Farwell is owned and operated by the Koehn family. The store sells homemade clothes, knick knacks and food, such as muffins, burritos and lasagna. Cyrus Koehn referred to Farwell residents as friendly, down-to-earth people. Alisa Boswell Along with many of the smaller communities in eastern New […]

La Casa to receive grant

A Portales health care center is getting grant money from the U.S. Department of Health and Human services. U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman announced Thursday that La Casa de Buena Salud in Portales has been awarded a $342,095 grant to help deliver health care services to the community. “Community health care centers, like La Casa de […]

Ticket feature: Vienna Boys Choir to perform in Clovis

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Freedom New Mexico The Clovis Community College and Citizens Bank of Clovis Cultural Arts Series will present the Vienna Boys Choir 7 p.m. Feb. 14 at Marshall Auditorium. The Vienna Boys Choir has been an phenomenon of excellence and cultural presence for more than 500 years, according to press release from Clovis Community College. The […]

A community gift

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Alisa Boswell Portales residents banded together to give local resident Mary Standefer a Christmas present to last a lifetime by replacing her pine tree that was stolen from her front yard just before Christmas. The Colorado short-needled pine tree had been given to Standefer by her father 30 years ago. “I was getting ready to […]

Community calendar: Jan. 1

The Portales News-Tribune offers this space for community events. To submit or change an announcement, contact the Editorial Department at 356-4481 several days in advance. For Sunday’s paper, items must be submitted by mid-day Wednesday. Please keep submissions brief and to the point as space is limited. Sunday Lamp Lighters Alcoholics Anonymous — 7:30-8:30 p.m., […]

Our towns: Elida is close-knit kind of town

Alisa Boswell A community of support and acceptance is how many Elida residents would describe their town. Resident Lela Jo “Red” Halliday said the town thrived with business once upon a time with a service station, cafe, movie theater, drug store, dry goods store, hotel, newspaper office and more. “When I was a kid, my […]

County programs to receive grant

Roosevelt County has been chosen to receive $5,335 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county, according to the information from the Community Services Center. A local board will determine how the money will be distributed. Local agencies chosen to receive funds must: • Be private voluntary non-profits or units of government. • […]

Cannon clinic to undergo accreditation inspection

By Collette Delgado: 27th Special Operations Medical Group All Air Force Military Treatment Facilities are required to maintain accreditation from nationally recognized accreditation agencies. The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care will be at the 27th Special Operations Medical Group for their scheduled triennial inspection survey through today. The AAAHC inspects facilities to ensure the […]

ENMU briefs — Dec. 14

College of Business dean appointed Academic affairs has announced the appointment of D. Christopher Taylor as dean for the College of Business. Taylor holds a bachelor of science and a Ph.D. from Texas Tech University, as well as a master’s of management from Wayland Baptist University. In the community, Taylor serves as president of the […]

Frosty awakening for area

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Kevin Wilson Up to half a foot of snow fell in some areas of eastern New Mexico on Monday, most of it coming well after local schools had made the decision to cancel classes. Most area schools also closed on Monday. Clovis schools, Floyd schools, Eastern New Mexico University, Clovis Community College and Ninth Judicial […]