Heart health to take center stage Saturday

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Promoting the health benefits of cardiovascular exercise is the focus an event called Heart Walk that will be held on Saturday. Be True to Your Heart: Motivating Others To Take Responsibility for Their Health, is the motto and platform that has inspired Miss Central New Mexico Ashley Sego to […]

Bowl market offered

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By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers MMM!! It’s that time of year again and the smell of simmering chili will soon permeate the air at Portales High School. Portales High School art teacher Lou Sikes and her art students have been busy throwing pots for the upcoming annual Chili Bowl Cook-off that will start at 5 […]

Clovis’ Mounted Patrol Arena welcomes calf ropers

PNT Staff Report Hundreds of cowboys, both professional and amateur, will compete in calf-roping events this weekend. The third annual Joe’s Boot Shop Calf Roping is being held Friday through Saturday at the Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. According to event coordinator Joe Rhodes, 464 cowboys competed in the 2006 calf roping event. “Hopefully we […]

Ride for Life makes comeback

By Tonya Fennell: Freedom Newspapers Some will walk. Some will ride. But all are working for a cure. After a two-year hiatus, the Ride for Life is returning. According to event coordinator Monte Graham, the Ride for Life is a 10-mile horseback trail ride that benefits the American Cancer Society. The ride, which is scheduled […]

Portales makes plans to clean

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Portales residents can clean up the town and earn prizes during Saturday’s Great American Cleanup. The annual event is an opportunity for citizens to band together and clean up Portales. It is also a good way to show younger generations how much trash can be thrown out, said event […]

Home and Garden Show on horizon

Freedom Newspapers The Home and Garden Show will be held this weekend at the Clovis Civic Center. The event is sponsored by the Home Builders Association of Eastern New Mexico. More than 70 vendors featuring lawn equipment, landscapers, home furnishings and construction companies will be present at the two-day event, according to Chairman Todd Farrell. […]

27th MDG ponies up rides, offers ‘eggs’citing day for youths

The Easter bunny takes a break from hiding eggs to help out swinging some children on the playground at Unity Park Saturday. Airman Elliott Sprehe Smiles and laughter abounded as children ranging from newborn to 12 gathered for the annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday at Unity Park. Sponsored by the 27th Medical Group’s Booster Club […]

Concert to benefit tornado victims

Freedom Newspapers More than 20 R&B, hip-hop, rap and Latin artists will perform tonight at the Clovis Civic Center. According to event organizer Joe Sena, the concert will benefit those affected by the March 23 tornado. “All the money raised will go to Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico or the Lighthouse Mission,” Sena said. […]

Relay for Life kicks off Friday night

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Local teams are gearing up and getting set to walk lots of miles to raise money for the American Cancer Society during the annual Relay for Life that will begin on Friday night. Greyhound Arena will become a sea of campsites as members from 26 teams move in on […]

Relay for Life meeting set

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer An informational meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. today at the Do Drop Inn for area residents interested in participating in the Relay for Life. The fund-raiser for American Cancer Society is being held Feb. 16-17 at the Greyhound Arena. The Family Career and Community Leaders of America […]

Officials: Emergency pandemic plans in place

By Casey Peacock: PNT staff writer Local health officials have finalized emergency plans for dealing with a potentially devastating flu pandemic in the future and are now working to get that information in the hands of residents, business owners and public institutions. Information packets have been released by the Roosevelt County Local Emergency Planning Council […]

Holiday Happening set for Saturday

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Gaynelle Thomas was there when it began nine years ago and she’ll be in the middle of the preparations Saturday as Altrusa’s annual Holiday Happening gets under way at the Campus Union Building ballroom at Eastern New Mexico University. Thomas, and her daughter, Cozetta Moore, will each decorate two […]

Volunteers serve up free feast

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By Ashley Lee: PNT Staff Writer A community Thanksgiving dinner fed about 500 people in Portales this year. More than 50 volunteers from the community and Cannon Air Force Base help put on the annual event is sponsored by the city of Portales and Central Christian and St. Helen churches. “We have awesome sponsors but […]

Holiday decor

Freedom Newspapers Holiday traditions don’t just happen — they take planning and hard work. Members of the Altrusa Club of Portales say the club has been working for months to make sure a nine-year holiday tradition turns out festive and fun for everyone. The organization is sponsoring the 9th annual Holiday Happening from 10 a.m. […]

Oct. 24, 2006 Local Briefs

Senior Citizen Center holding benefit for holiday charity The Portales Senior Citizen Center will be hosting a chili cook-off, pie-baking contest and pumpkin-carving contest today. All entries need to be turned into the center by 5:30 p.m. Judging will take place at 6 p.m. and food will be served at 6:30 p.m. Cost for the […]

United Way sets event

What: United Way of Eastern New Mexico Day of Caring When: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1:30 to 4 p.m. Saturday Where: Greene Acres Park Why: To provide local organizations with volunteer assistance while promoting the spirit of caring throughout the community. Overview: United Way Executive Director Erinn Burch said the Big Brothers Big […]

ENMU to host Peanut Valley Festival

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Beginning Saturday, Eastern New Mexico University will host the 33rd annual Peanut Valley Festival, with a wide range of crafts, food and entertainment available on campus. “Just name it and we’re going to have it,” said Alex Hamzy, promoter of On the Road Ranch Shows, which is handling publicity […]

Event puts spotlight on after-school programs

By Ashley Lee: PNT Staff Writer The second annual Lights on After School celebration in Portales is being held Thursday at the Portales Recreation Center. The national event is being co-sponsored locally by the Youth Opportunity Center and the Portales Recreation Center. The national event was started in 2000 with over 1,000 communities and in […]

Dia de Las Familias takes place Saturday

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer A bell rung by Father Idalgo on Sept. 16, 1810, signaled the start of Mexico’s fight for independence from Spain. The ensuing battle lasted for 10 years before independence was gained. Today the celebration marking the day is known as Diez y seis de Septiembre A local event marking […]

Dinner honors General Lloyd ‘Fig’ Newton

Freedom Newspapers The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce is selling tickets for an appreciation dinner to honor retired Gen. Lloyd “Fig” Newton. Newton served on the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Commission and proposed sparing Cannon Air Force Base from closure. About 50 tickets remain for the dinner, and about 160 people already are expected […]