Extension secretary provided wealth of information, experience

By Connie Moyer: Roosevelt County Cooperative Extension Jackie Clark began her career as administrative secretary for the Roosevelt County Cooperative Extension Office in 1985. She took the job with the intention of just staying a little while, and 25 years later, she has decided it was long enough. Since that time she has been the […]

Discover Home Fair scheduled

Cannon Air Force base is hosting a fair 3 p.m. April 30 for airmen and their families. Vendors will provide information about local sites, tourist destinations, outdoor adventures, special events and attractions in New Mexico and Texas. Visit www.cannonforce.com to sign up for a booth. Booths are $20 and the deadline to sign up is […]

Fishing report

This fishing report, provided by Department of Game and Fish area offices in Albuquerque, Raton, Roswell and Las Cruces, has been generated from the best information available from officers and anglers. Conditions may vary, however, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Northeast Cimarron River: Below Clear Creek there are some […]

New Mexico fishing report — March 18

This fishing report, provided by Department of Game and Fish area offices in Albuquerque, Raton, Roswell and Las Cruces, has been generated from the best information available from officers and anglers. Conditions may vary, however, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Northwest area Abiquiu Lake: No reports from anglers this […]

Area schools participate in regional science fair

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Students from Clovis and Portales municipal schools competed in the Regional Science and Engineering Fair at Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday.. Arts Academy at Bella Vista student Emma Beaty, 11, of Portales took an award for her science project studying music effects on children. “I started thinking one […]

ENMU hosting career fair

Freedom New Mexico A career fair Wednesday at Eastern New Mexico University is open to the public. ENMU Counseling and Career Services is presenting the fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Campus Union Building Ballroom. Participants can explore job opportunities and interview with local, regional and national employers, according to a news […]

Feb. 23 ENMU Briefs

ENMU hosting science fair Eastern New Mexico University is set to host the 52nd Southeastern New Mexico Regional Science and Engineering Fair for sixth- through 12-graders in the Campus Union Building on Saturday. The fair is scheduled to be open to the public beginning at 2 p.m., with the awards assembly to start at 3 […]

Fair queen credits community

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer This year’s Roosevelt County Fair Queen remembers camaraderie, busyness and fun at the New Mexico State Fair Queen competition, right along with Wranglers slung over beds and clouds of hairspray. “Our dorms, if you would have lit a match in there, it would have blown up,” Samantha Grider of […]

Senior center hosting health fair

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer A free health fair next Thursday is a first for the Portales Senior Citizens Center. Organizers hope it gives the community and senior citizens a chance to talk to a certified dietary manager, have their blood pressure checked, hearing aids checked and more. Director of the Senior Center Dawn […]

Ethnic fair to kick off with 5k run

C Classic cars are shined, running shoes are pulled from closets and exhibitors are primed for Saturday’s annual Ethnic Fair. The 18th annual event starts today with a fun run and walk at 8:30 a.m., starting at Lowe’s Grocery parking lot. Event organizer Selmus Price said Friday was a busy day as the members of […]

Sept. 13, 1973

Portales News Tribune reported that if there was a grand champion of the Kiwanis pet show at the fair the night before, it had to be a cat that ran up a steel pole at the urging of a police dog as big as a polo pony. The cat was retrieved from its slippery perch, […]

Letter to the editor: Fair dedication great honor for family

Fair dedication great honor for family The grandkids and great-grandkids of Murry Jeffries would like to thank the Roosevelt County Fair Board and the Roosevelt County Fair family for honoring our beloved granddaddy by dedicating the 2009 county fair to his name. We feel so blessed that so many people loved our granddaddy as much […]

County fair revenues down

Freedom New Mexico The Roosevelt County Fair brought in about $37,650 in gate receipts this year, down from $45,130 last year, according to fair board Secretary Sharon King. Fair board President Sheila Hays has attributed the decrease to people spending less money because of the economic downturn. King said the money is used for a […]

Official: Fair entries up

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Entries were up at the Roosevelt County Fair this year, even though gate receipts were down. Organizers are still collecting data and finalizing counts for the fair, but they have some information. Overall, fair board president Sheila Hays had good things to say about the fair. “Our barns were […]

County fair junior livestock sales down

Freedom New Mexico The Roosevelt County Fair junior livestock sale Friday brought in less money than last year. The grand total was $159,275 for all the livestock sold during the auction. Joy Levacy, secretary of the junior livestock sale, said it compares to $180,145 last year. Levacy cautioned this year’s total is still an estimate […]

Wool tradition continued

By Karl Terry: PNT special writer Wool is back in style at the Roosevelt County Fair. After a hiatus of several years, the Shepherd’s Lead returned during the 2008 Roosevelt County Fair. Young ladies and their lambs continued the revived tradition Saturday at the fair with entries in three classes. The competition uses models classed […]

Livestock sale helps offset cost of raising animals

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By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Local buyers had a chance to pick up extra heifers for the dairies or a hog for the freezer on Friday at the Roosevelt County Fair Junior Livestock Sale. FFA and 4-H members showed off their prize-winning animals for the sale. Some of the children who participate in the […]

Rabbit show keeps fair hopping

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By Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer A bunch of bunnies gave it their all and kept judges hopping Tuesday at the Roosevelt County Fair Rabbit Show. The special interest rabbit competition makes it possible for children to show animals when they might not be able to raise cattle, pigs, or other large animals. “I’ve been […]

Aug. 18, 1982

Ronda Russell, 17, was crowned as Roosevelt County Fair Queen, according to Portales news archives. She was selected to take over the duties during the fair the year prior.

Some fair traditions fade, others still going strong

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Whatever new-fangled innovations might be present in the exhibits or on the midway, the Roosevelt County Fair is like many other county fairs across the nation: a bastion of tradition. On entry day in Portales, when local residents officially enter livestock, food, crafts and more for competition, the vanguard of the past was there to […]