City to kick off holiday with toy drive, tree lighting

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Argen Duncan You may not hear sleigh bells ring, but Christmas is on its way to Portales. The annual Operation: Santa Cop toy drive and distribution is under way, and the Lighting of the Mayor’s Blessing Tree is set for Monday. This year, said Mayor Sharon King, the city is focusing on the Portales Police […]

Local Salvation Army chapter starts red kettle drive

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Clarence Plank The Salvation Army Service Extension and churches of Roosevelt County are working together to help people in need across Roosevelt County. “This was the first weekend for our bell ringers,” Central Christian Church Pastor Dave McVey said Friday. He is the bell ringer coordinator and money administrator. “There is a bell ringer at […]

Santa Cop toy drive set for Saturday

PNT staff The first toy drive of the year for Operation: Santa Cop is set for 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Portales Wal-Mart. Portales Police Department is collecting new toys and gifts for Roosevelt County youth ages birth to 18. The toys need to be unwrapped so department staff can see that […]

Students holding food drive

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Argen Duncan Two groups of Eastern New Mexico University students are reaching out to Portales families with food for Thanksgiving. The Voices of Inclusive and Committed Education Students club and the Communications 202 class are collecting Thanksgiving food for seven, possibly eight, Portales families, said VOICES treasurer Jaime Silva. This is the second year VOICES […]

Press power drive being replaced

Freedom New Mexico Delivery of the Clovis News Journal was Friday morning due to a loss of power to the press. The last copies were delivered around noon. It is the second time in three weeks this has happened, said Publisher Ray Sullivan. “We apologize to customers who didn’t get their papers on time and […]

Stay safe: don’t drink, drive

By William Keely: 27 SOW Safety Don’t let Halloween turn into a nightmare is a reference to both the spirit of Halloween and the possibility of arrest or crashes due to impaired driving. Night is an especially dangerous time to be on the road, but Halloween night is often one of the deadliest nights of […]

Officials launch annual Combined Federal Campaign drive

By Karen Parrish: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — The Defense Department’s 2010 Combined Federal Campaign kicked off Sept. 20, offering federal civilians and military members the opportunity to contribute to any of more than 4,000 pre-screened charities. Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III launched the department’s annual CFC drive in the Pentagon Library […]

Day trip: Roswell theatre offers variety of performances

Place: Roswell Community Little Theatre Location: 1101 N. Virginia St. Roswell, is about an hour-and-a-half from base. Drive on U.S. 70 from Clovis, go through Portales, Elida, and Kenna. Take exit 1A to U.S. 285 and go south. Stay on U.S. 285 South and turn left at the Wendy’s restaurant. What is it? The Roswell […]

Drive uncomfortable for couple, piglet

I worked for a big cattle company in the northwest and we kept “cookhouse pigs” for the crew. Every spring, 30 or so little weaner pigs were brought from the sale barn and put in our pig facility, a long steel Quonset hut. I knew enough to vaccinate them for Erysipelas, but I put off […]

Portales past: Aug. 3, 1950

Aug. 3, 1950: Employees at the new Lilac Park Drive Inn Caf

Manners sign of respect

Clyde Davis Pulling into the crowded drive-through of a fast food chain restaurant on a Saturday morning, I paid for the iced mocha and began to fold the change back into my wallet. The young woman taking the money at the window looked at me in a way which gives life to the clich

Reader-submitted content: Groups spreading DWI message to graduating seniors

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By Marcia M. Brown As part of its ongoing prevention activities, the Portales/Roosevelt County DWI program has initiated graduation activities designed to remind graduates not to drink and drive. Such activities include collaboration with Curry County and De Baca counties to provide continuous DWI messages to graduates and other members of the community throughout the […]

Portales Past: May 21, 1955

May 21, 1955: The Varsity Drive-In Theatre on the Roswell highway, where there was “always a double feature,” was showing “Where’s Charley” and “San Francisco Story.” Admission for adults was 50 cents. Children were allowed in for free.

Housing demands drive building plans

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Even with their daughters in college, Richard and Louise Weber search for a lot of the same amenities in a home that younger families do — storage space, a good neighborhood and proximity to public schools. But there are some dealbreakers for Richard, an Air Force retiree — like […]

Sometimes, best choice is to let it go

By Baxter Black: PNT columnist In an effort to manage the 20-section ranch more efficiently, the boss bought Jake a Ranger, a four-wheel drive muscle car ATV. The cowboys on this west Texas ranch were equipped with cell phones, of course. What modern cowboy isn’t. They have replaced Copenhagen as the habit-forming addiction for the […]

Military officials ease thumb drive, flash media bans

By Jim Garamone: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — New guidelines from U.S. Strategic Command officials allow servicemembers to use “thumb drives” and other flash media to store computer data under specific circumstances. Strategic Command officials banned use of thumb drives and flash media in November 2008, after the use of the media infected a […]

Feb. 10, 1975

According to the Portales News-Tribune, Varsity Drive-In Theater advertised a showing of “Foxy Brown” on Friday and

ENMU club seeking used shoes

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Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer The Students Health and Physical Education Club at Eastern New Mexico University is looking for used shoes. The Used Shoe Drive collects worn shoes, which are sent to Nike for recycling. The shoe drive is going on until Friday. Mary Drabbs, Health and Physical Education chairperson, said the concept originated […]

Food drive nets tons of food

Freedom New Mexico The Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico collected 17,000 pounds of non-perishable food in Roosevelt and Curry counties in its Holiday Canned Food Drive, food bank Director Nancy Taylor wrote in an e-mail. She said food bank staff members are grateful for the donations because requests are up more than a third […]

Day trip: Power center allows visitors to get close

Courtesy of the American Wind Power Center The American Wind Power Center displays numerous windmills and a 6,000-square-foot mural. Place: American Wind Power Center Location: The center is located at 1701 Canyon Lake Drive in Lubbock. It is a 111.5 miles or a two-hour drive from Cannon Air Force Base. What activities can you enjoy […]