12-9 Local briefs

Senior fitness event setNew Mexico Senior Olympics, Inc. is conducting a TREK health education event free for residents age 50 and up 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Churches make Thanksgiving dinner community event

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By Celena Cordova: PNT staff writer Six years ago, several members of the community and churches decided to join together to form the Portales Community Outreach. This year, the outreach will be hosting its sixth annual free community Thanksgiving dinner at the Memorial Building. The dinner began when Veda Urioste, Elvia Garcia and Joe Parie […]

Local Briefs Oct. 24

Matt Rush to speak at McCain event Matt Rush of Portales will participate in the pre-program rally for Sen. John McCain’s campaign event Saturday in Albuquerque, according to Marta Kramer, state director for the McCain campaign in New Mexico. “They called this afternoon and asked if I would be one of the speakers,” Rush said […]

Cannon hosting First Friday event

Freedom New Mexico Cannon will host its monthly First Friday event from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at The Landing. First Friday is an informal, family-friendly event where individuals from on and off base can meet and dine. Military members and local residents will have the opportunity to pose questions to the commander on […]

Altrusa event features new, remodeled homes

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By Sarah Meyer, PNT Staff Writer Organizers say the annual Altrusa Home Tour has become a social event, attracting around 500 people. This year’s tour, scheduled for Sunday, features five homes, some new and some remodeled. “We just have nice people who volunteer their homes,” said Frankye King, home tour co-chair. The main attraction this […]

Junior rodeo under way in Clovis

By Keely McDowell The High Plains Junior Rodeo Association Finals are a 30-year tradition in Clovis, and are important for the contestants as well as the community, according to organizers. With 135 contestants registered to compete in the week-long event at the Curry County Fairgrounds, the rodeo is expected to draw around 500 people to […]

Dairy Fest kicks off Saturday

By Janet Bresenham, Freedom New Mexico For anyone who has ever wondered about life on a dairy, one local summer event has the answers. This year’s third annual Dairy Fest will take place Saturday at the Curry County Fairgrounds in Clovis. “Dairy Fest is a day of family-oriented fun where we encourage and invite the […]

Brazile competes at Pioneer Days

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By Eric Butler, PNT Correspondent The 38th annual PRCA Pioneer Days Rodeo began with the array of flags and colors in the opening procession. It also had the sporting jibes between the public address announcer and the rodeo clowns. However, eight hours before the Thursday night regular performance started, reigning PRCA all-around champion Trevor Brazile […]

ENMU cowboy tough enough for ESPN event

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By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Reporter An Eastern New Mexico University Rodeo student, might not have won the Fox Sports Network’s 2008 Toughest Cowboy contest, but he’s still pretty tough. Jared Green made it to the semifinal rounds of the contest in Nashville, before being eliminated by Shane Proctor, of Grand Coulee, Wash., who won […]

It’s Their Job, Kinsey Barker

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Name: Kinsey BarkerJob: Events Coordinator Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce Background: Barker is from Hobbs, she moved here and got a bachelors degree in communications (public relations) at Eastern New Mexico University. Currently she is working on a masters degree in communications at ENMU.Q. Describe what your job entails?A. I help coordinate events, I write […]

Religion Digest

Art donations, volunteers needed The Lighthouse Mission in Clovis is seeking donations from area residents of art prints, paintings, sculptures, antiques, homemade quilts and other artistic pieces, especially artwork created by local artists, for a silent art auction fundraiser to benefit the rescue mission’s ministry. Art donations should be taken to the Lighthouse Mission by […]

Expo finishes under sunny sky

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By Mickey Winfield, Freedom New Mexico From peanuts to plows and bovines to barbecue, the 16th annual Ag Expo came to a close at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds on a sunny and fair Wednesday afternoon. With Portales� high temperature in the mid-to-high 60s, one might expect an increase in attendance, but Sharon King Roosevelt County […]

Reception slated for Clovis mayor

Freedom New Mexico The city of Clovis is hosting a reception Wednesday honoring Mayor David Lansford, according to a city news release. The event will be held 4 p.m. at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library, according to the release. Lansford, who has served as mayor since 1996, announced in November he would […]

Relayers ready to rock

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By Mickey Winfield, Freedom New Mexico The theme for the American Cancer Society’s 2008 Relay for Life in Portales is, “Relay like a Rockstar,” and starting Friday night, area residents will be able to do just that. Portales’ Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is joining with Texico’s FCCLA and Yucca Junior High’s FCCLA […]

Hot supper, cool bowl

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By Karl Terry, PNT managing editor Some like it hot — others just like it tasty. Either way, members of the Portales High School Art Club plan to have chili-lovers’ tastes covered at the fifth annual Chili Cookoff Feb. 22 at Portales High School Cafeteria. The event started as a way for art students to […]

1-30-08 Local Briefs

Friends of Cannon started A new program called Friends of Cannon has been created by Col. Timothy Leahy, commander of the 27th Special Operations Wing at Cannon Air Force Base. The program will create a social event open to the community once a month, according to a press release from the city of Portales. The […]

Official: Fundraiser good fun for good cause

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer Holiday spirits are sure to be lifted, swirled, sniffed and tasted as the wine flows Saturday night in Portales to benefit the Portales MainStreet Program. Plenty of wine, hors d’oeuvres and live entertainment will be served at the annual Portales Winter Wine Fest Saturday at 7 p.m. at the […]

Creativity covers holiday tables

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer From tractors to chili peppers to snowmen and Santa Claus, decorations covered the many tables during the 10th annual Holiday Happening on Saturday. This year the event was dedicated to Chester Harth, the recently deceased husband of Altrusa club member Cindy Harth. According to Cindy, Chester had been a […]

Altrusa members prepare for Holiday Happening

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Tradition will continue as the 10th annual Holiday Happening is set to take place on Saturday in the Eastern New Mexico University Campus Union Ballroom. Hosted by the Portales Altrusa Club, all money raised from the annual event is used in some way within the community, said Cindy Harth, […]

ENMU professors try hands at acting

Eastern New Mexico University faculty members will take a comic turn Saturday and Sunday as they perform sports writer turned science fiction author turned playwright Mitch Albom’s “And the Winner Is…” The cast of six and production crew of eight have been working on the play for about three months, said the production’s director Bob […]