Students do double duty during fair week

High school students from throughout Roosevelt County will be busy with classes, books and homework assignments next week. Some will also have another item to worry about — having their livestock animals in top condition for the livestock junior shows at the Roosevelt County Fair, which begins on Wednesday. For Portales students, school begins on […]

Fair organizers confident carnival is worth the wait

By Tony Parra The Murphy Brothers Exposition will bring their show to Portales for the carnival as part of the festivities for the 2004 Roosevelt County Fair. The Starlight Carnival was the carnival at the 2003 Roosevelt County Fair, but is now out of business. Mike Cone, vice president of the Roosevelt County Fair Board, […]

Seven vying for Roosevelt County fair honors

Special to the PNT Special to the PNT Seven Roosevelt County girls will be competing for the Queen, Princess and Sweetheart titles Tuesday at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds. The day will being with the horsemanship contest in the fair arena followed by the personality contest in the Jake Lopez Center. Under the direction of Dela […]

Fair week could get boost from ENMU

By Tony Parra Hotel managers in Portales may be salivating once they see the schedule of events planned for the weekend of Aug. 27-29. The hard-hitting opening of the football season for the Eastern New Mexico Greyhounds and the soft cotton candy at the Roosevelt County Fair are just a few of the treats for […]

Housing Fair to help citizens become homeowners

Tony Parra The Housing Fair will take place throughout the day on Saturday with Portales city officials on a quest to research how many prospective home buyers there are in Portales. “We’re bringing in folks from different organizations,” Portales mayor Orlando Ortega said. “These folks have been gathered through our efforts in creating the home […]

A chance to become health aware at fair

Michelle Seeber A father, Casey Najera of Clovis, held his baby in his arms as he listened to information about parenting. He was at the Health Fair held by the Clovis News Journal on Saturday at 21st and Prince Street, where more than 50 groups represented health awareness. “I’ve learned a lot of stuff today […]

Portales students win science fair awards

PNT Staff Three Portales Junior High School students and a Portales home-schooled ninth grader placed at Saturday’s 44th Southeastern New Mexico Regional Science Fair at Eastern New Mexico University.  Audra Brown, a home-schooled freshman, earned first place for excellence in science, math and engineering. Brown also won a $50 U.S. savings bond for winning the […]

Portales woman lassos state queen title.

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Mike Linn Since Silver Paiz was a young girl she dreamed of becoming the New Mexico State Fair Queen. Little did she know then she would be the first from Roosevelt County. Paiz, 19, won overall honors in the state pageant Saturday in Albuquerque, edging 14 other county queens. She also placed first in the […]

Children big winners at fair

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Janet Bresenham Where else but the county fair can a contestant take a puppy, a fish, a kitten or even a stuffed animal and win a prize? One of the highlights of the Roosevelt County Fair this was the assortment of children’s events Saturday afternoon, including the Kiwanis Pet Show, the stick horse race, dummy […]

Fair offers chance for children to shine

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Janet Bresenham The day before the Market Goat Show at the Roosevelt County Fair, Kelsey McKinney’s goat did one of the things goats are known for doing — eating anything they find. Kit Pettigrew, McKinney’s agriculture teacher from Dora, was at the fairgrounds when it happened. “Her goat ate a whole bottle of soap,” he […]

Tying up loose ends

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By Kevin Wilson Although the Roosevelt County Fair officially opens today, the fairgrounds were a busy place on Tuesday as people from every facet of the fair made their final preparations. Local businesses and organizations set up shop in the merchant’s building, with spots reserved months in advance through the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce. […]

Elida News, August 6

By Nita Thurman Birthdays: August 9-15. Adam Anthony, Opal Gilmore, Charlie Tayler, Clay Good, Larry Perkins, D’Shawn Pettiegrew, Jim Fuller, Hallie Rene Rains, Monica Baca, Dorothy Chandler, Mary Radcliff and Joel Widner. Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. Justin Rains and Mr. and Mrs. Kent Winders Men’s Breakfast There will be a men’s breakfast at the Elida […]

Country show a feature at county fair

PNT Staff John Michael Montgomery, LeAnn Rimes and Martina McBride all used the Colgate Country Showdown as a steppingstone to jump start their music careers. And at this year’s Roosevelt County Fair, 18 will try to follow their path toward country music’s elite. The event is one of many to will fill a tight schedule […]

Fair holds values as those of days gone by

By David Stevens Despite drought and price declines, Roosevelt County farmers and livestock breeders will put their best foot forward this week when they bring in their entries for the county fair. So reported The Portales Daily News — 50 years ago. The annual county gathering was held in September back then, but some things […]

Livestock key players in fair competition

PNT Staff This year’s Roosevelt County Fair will have more than its share of live animals: from bouncing rabbits to oily pigs, lactating heifers to bull-nosed steers. And it’s these livestock animals — the county’s finest — which will be the subject of competition in various shows, vying for various honors. And though some may […]

Best of the county can be baked, canned or painted

PNT Staff PNT Staff Whether you have an eye for images and snapshots, you’re handy with a paint brush or you just enjoy harvesting tasty produce, the fine arts category of this year’s Roosevelt County Fair may be worth an entry of your finest productions. With an array of categories to choose from, fair officials […]

Fair draws near

By Mike Linn Freshen up those pretty pigs and voluptuous heifers. Get ready for carnival rides that rank high on the thrill meter. And super-shine those dancing boots. Once again, it’s time for the Roosevelt County Fair. A year’s worth of planning and preparation will come to fruition on Wednesday at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds, […]

Schlenker has a kind heart for kids

This is the first in a series of profiles on 2003 Pioneer of the Year candidates. J.R. “Chick” Schlenker’s daughter, Patsy Neely, described her father as a true example of what a good person should be. “He is a man of high integrity and high moral standards of living and helps mankind,” Neely explained. Schlenker […]