Senior happenings —Feb. 5

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Sunday: 1-5 p.m., Dance at Friendship Center, Clovis. Monday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities; 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Workshop for Veterans and Caretakers suffering from Alzheimer’s. Tuesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities; 10:30 a.m., Indoor exercise;1 p.m., Bingo and refreshments. Wednesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities; 9:30 a.m., […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Big bands, a test of strength and a he lost on Jeopardy

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Big band sounds Dance the night away Saturday to the Eastern New Mexico University Jazz Ensemble. It’s the ensemble’s Big Band Dance at the State Theatre in Clovis from 7-10 p.m. Admission is $5 per person and all proceeds go towards the annual ENMU […]

Dance fundraiser set

Cannon Connections: Alisa Boswell Jim Standifer, left, and Derrell Carter, both members of the War Memorial Committee, display the banner that will be hanging at the county fairgrounds to advertise a dance. The event is to raise funds to build the Roosevelt County veteran war memorial in front of the county courthouse. A dance with […]

Organizers aim to raise money for memorial with dance

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Alisa Boswell A dance with a patriotic theme is being held Saturday night to raise funds for the new $20,000 war memorial being brought to Portales. According to War Memorial Committee members, the idea for a memorial honoring Roosevelt County veterans who have given their lives in battle stemmed from a 1958 Portales High School […]

ENMU hosts casino night

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By Jillian Holbert: PNT correspondent Pink, black and white balloons littered the dance floor at Eastern New Mexico University’s Grease the World event Wednesday night, which was a casino/dance night and included an assortment of snacks. Students dressed as “greasers,” portrayed in the film “The Outsiders,” in assorted 1950s outfits with modern twists. Christian “Trixtan” […]

Fishing lessons need to be passed

A s I watched the end of my fishing pole start to dance instead of reacting quickly, I casually picked it up and reeled it in a few yards. I knew even before the pole started to wiggle it wasn’t a fish. It was a youngster’s line. I like to fish a lot and I’ve […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Storm advisory, dance winners and Texas secedes

Good morning. It’s the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Special note: There’s a winter storm advisory today through Wednesday. High winds, snow and single-digiti temperatures in the forecast. If you have students, check the school website or elsewhere on this site for notices of closings or postponements. Dance team winners Congrats are in order for […]

Ticket feature: Mexican folk music, dance coming to Clovis Civic Center

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Freedom New Mexico Sunday afternoon will bring Mexican folk song and dance to the stage in Clovis. Fiesta Navidad de Mariachi will perform at 3 p.m. at the Civic Center as part of Clovis Community College’s Cultural Arts Series. Intertwining the trumpets, violins and guitarrons of Reynaldo Maestas, Mariachi Buenaventura and the dancers of Baila! […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Big bands, the perfect pie crust and the Govenator

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Dance to

Slice of life: Surviving the teen years

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By Helena Rodriguez: PNT By Helena Rodriguez: PNT columnist Time to do the Dance of Joy, and not a moment too soon. My daughter, Laura, has less than 24 hours left of being an official “teenager.” Tomorrow Laura turns 20. Was it that bad? Well, put it this way, if I can survive seven years […]

Senior happenings — May 23

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory w Monday: 10 a.m. Jewelry pals; 1 p.m. Line dance; 6 p.m. Social night. w Tuesday: 8 a.m. Quilting; 1 p.m. Pinochle; 6 p.m. Musical. w Wednesday: 10 a.m. Red hats; 1 p.m. Crafts. w Thursday: Blood pressure check. 8 a.m. Breakfast $2; 1 p.m. Bingo; 6 p.m. Jamboree […]

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 […]

Stepping dance show coming to ENMU

By Zuo Yang: PNT staff writer • What: “Raw Footage” dancing show • When: 8:30 p.m. Thursday • Where: ENMU Campus Union Building Ballroom • Cost: Free Slam poetry, modern dance, rap, South African gumboot and other music genres are colliding in a performance an organizer says will make the audience want to tap a […]

ENMU dance team takes top prize

Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico University dance team claimed first place in the Division II hip hop competition at the Cheerleaders of America cheer and dance championships, held Sunday in Dallas. Team members include Shawnae Prior, Alexis Richards, Chelsea Lawrence, Kameron Knight, Yun “Betty” Xu, Kacey Shakoto, Kamarine Trujillo and Jessica Anaya. The […]

Portales Past: March 5, 1950

March 5, 1950: Portales Junior High girls were learning to folk dance during physical education classes. They’d mastered the “Golden Slippers,” “Boston Two Step” and “Five Foot Two,” among others.

Cannon invites community to dance, mingle

By Argen Duncan: Cannon Connections Building community and dancing all night — people age 21 and older can do both in tonight’s Late Nighter at The Landing at Cannon Air Force Base. The dance is open to Cannon personnel and the surrounding community. It includes free snacks, alcohol and two disc jockeys playing at the […]

Cannon invites community to dance, mingle

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Building community and dancing all night — people age 21 and older can do both in tonight’s Late Nighter at The Landing at Cannon Air Force Base. The dance is open to Cannon personnel and the surrounding community. It includes free snacks, alcohol and two disc jockeys playing at […]

Ticket feature: Square dance group holding district dance

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Portales’ square dancing group, the Portales Starlight Swingers, is hosting this quarter’s district dance. The dance includes square dancing groups from Clovis, Artesia, Hobbs, Roswell, Portales, Carlsbad and Ruidoso. Karl Cox Jr. works as a caller for the Portales Starlight Swingers. He said district dances are meant for fun. […]

Local bars, senior center ready to ring in new year

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer By Clarence Plank PNT Staff Writer clarence_plank@link.freedom.com New Years eve revelers will have an assortment of places to ring in 2010. Area businesses are opening their doors with drink specials, live bands and food. And, a non-alcoholic party features dancing at the Portales Senior Center. Portales Senior Center Director […]

Dec. 18 -Dec. 24 What's Happening

Friday Holiday Dance — 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., for tweens and 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for teens. Youth Center. Information; 784-6833 or 784-2747. Family Bowl-a-Rama — 5 p.m., Cannon Lanes. Information: 784-2280.