Meetings watch: Eastern Plains Council of Governments

The Eastern Plains Council of Governments met Wednesday morning at the Tucumcari Convention Center. During the meeting: • EPCOG Director Sandy Chancey discussed several items with the board including news of an audit update being awarded to Hinkle and Landers of Albuquerque, and the intent to hire workforce development administrative entity and fiscal agent. An […]

Convention embraces steampunk culture

“ Bubonicon 43 is Aug. 26–28. Bubonicon 43 memberships at door only. We strongly recommend registering for Bubonicon 43 on Friday of the convention after 3 p.m. We might have to turn you away if we hit our fire-code capacity of 650 – and you wait until the last minute to get your membership. The […]

Portales past: March 28, 1950

March 28, 1950: The Portales Daily News: The Roosevelt County singing convention will be held beginning at 10:30 a.m. April 2 at Floyd in the school auditorium.

FFA members recognized

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Argen Duncan Local FFA members recently stepped into national events, and in some cases, the national spotlight. Texico, Elida and Dora students participated in the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, and Texico FFA members competed in the American Royal Livestock Show in Kansas City, Mo. Both events were in late October. Texico FFA adviser Tod […]

Reader submitted content: Local teachers recognized at state convention

By Faye Keener The Roosevelt County Association of Educational Retirees, along with the Curry County retirees, hosted the Sixty-eighth Annual Convention of the New Mexico Association of Educational Retirees (NMAER) in Portales Oct. 1-2 in the Ball Room at ENMU. NMAER was founded in 1942 as a voluntary, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to improving the […]

Honors — Aug. 29

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Lam New Mexico’s Ladies Auxiliary President Lee Ann Lam of Clovis, a member of Ledbetter-Mc Reynolds Chapter 3015, led the state delegation of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) of the U.S., at the 97th National Convention held Aug. 21-26 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Ind. As leading representative […]

Shout out: Four local delegates attend state PEO convention

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Submitted by Miriam Deen Four delegates from Portales attended the 81st state Philanthropic Educational Organiza-tion convention May 6-8 at the Hilton Hotel in Albuquerque. They were Ginger Creighton and Janine Elder from Chapter BE and Miriam Deen and Iris Johnson from Chapter R. All 71 chapters in the state were represented, with two delegates from […]

Portales woman has long history in singing

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer From the Democratic National Convention to a retirement home, and from fourth grade to age 96, a Portales woman has kept singing. Emily D’Agostino sang “La Golondrina” or “The Swallow” in Spanish on Wednesday evening at Beehive Homes, a Portales retirement center where she lives. The song recalled her […]

Letters to the Editor Sept. 14

Community organizers vital for change One really has to wonder about the Republican party after its national convention. Speaker Rudy Giuliani brought up the topic of community organizers and the audience laughed. Then vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin made a reference to community organizers and the audience snickered. For a party that wants to be […]

Editorial: Swing voters need more from McCain

Well, Sen. John McCain has largely succeeded in his mission to firmly claim control of the Republican Party and to give his campaign the largest possible boost going into the fall contest for the White House. First off, McCain went to the Republican National Convention still struggling to convince the conservative grass roots they should […]

Livestock Sale turns 20

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By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor The Democratic National Convention may have a bigger balloon drop later this week but it’s doubtful they’ll be having any more fun than the young people who participated in the 20th annual Roosevelt County Livestock Sale Saturday. The sale marked a milestone complete with a balloon drop and party […]

Events Calendar, July 1, 2008

TodayState-wide American Legion Department of New Mexico Convention — Clovis American Legion Post 25, 2400 W. 7th Street. Information and times: 799-8084. MondayBoard of Regional Substance Abuse Treatment — Noon. Mental Health Resources Inc., 1005 S. Monroe, Tucumcari. Information: Pat Bowen (575) 483-5081. Portales School Board special meeting — 6 p.m., Central Office board room […]

Events Calendar June 29, 2008

TodayState-wide American Legion Department of New Mexico Convention — Clovis American Legion Post 25, 2400 W. 7th Street. Information and times: 799-8084. MondayBoard of Regional Substance Abuse Treatment — Noon. Mental Health Resources Inc., 1005 S. Monroe, Tucumcari. Information: Pat Bowen (575) 483-5081. Portales School Board special meeting — 6 p.m., Central Office board room […]

May 6, 1971

• Donna Denton, a member of the Yucca Society Children of the American Revolution was elected National Vice-president of the Southwest Region at the National Convention held in Washington D.C. • Ladies Justin purses were on sale for $16.95 and $23.95 at Skinners Western Wear.

April 18, 1972

• Mrs. Paul Kohler was elected as recording secretary for the New Mexico Federation of Business and Professional Women Club during their convention that was held in Clovis. Kohler, is the past president of the Portales Woman’s Club and is employed as a district court clerk. • Betty Crocker cake mixes were on sale 3 for […]

FFA participants have right to be proud

By Baxter Black: Humor Columnist They stood before me as I was signing books in my booth at the National FFA Convention this fall in Indianapolis. The man showed his age but was still holding up. “This is gonna be my last,” he said. I looked at him more attentively. “How long have you been […]

Baptist conference slated

By Tonya Fennell: Freedom Newspapers First Baptist Church pastor Joel Horne views the 95th Annual Baptist Convention of New Mexico being held in Clovis as an opportunity for him to renew and refresh his beliefs. Horne said the convention, which is rotated to cities around the state, also affords him the opportunity to visit with […]

Route 66 event calendar

Thursday 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. — Bluegrass Music and Watermelon Feed at Kvols Park, next to the Chamber. Music provided by the Northeast New Mexico Bluegrass and Old Tyme Music Association. Admission is free. Friday 6:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. — Fandango Dinner Party at the Tucumcari Convention Center. Admission is $15 and includes […]

Chi Omega setting up for Slamma*Jamma

By Kevin Wilson Slamma*Jamma, set for Wednesday night at Eastern New Mexico University, is first and foremost a concert. But it’s also a lesson in networking. What started as two friends talking eventually branched into a four-band concert, set for 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Campus Union Ballroom. Bands scheduled to perform are Whatsoever, Last […]

Local pastor to head state convention

Darrel Todd Maurina By Darrell Todd Maurina Freedom Newspapers Darrell_Maurina@link.freedom.com The pastor of one of Portales’ largest churches recently added to his list of responsibilities. On Oct. 29, the Rev. Philip Fike, pastor of First Baptist Church of Portales, became the first vice president of the Baptist Convention of New Mexico. The role makes him […]