Ticket feature: Artist’s life retrospective available for viewing at CCC

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Freedom New Mexico Ginnie Seifert’s 35-year retrospective celebration of her life can be seen hanging on the walls of the Eula Mae Edwards Museum at Clovis Community College in May and June. “Celebrating 35 Years” is an exhibit of Seifert’s multifaceted art exploration that has, “added purpose and additional enthusiasm to her life,” according to […]

Ticket feature: Comedy tour putting on Mother’s Day show

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Freedom New Mexico Friday night’s Small Town Comedy Tour show is expected to be a show to bring in Mother’s Day. Headliner Nikki Carr is billed as the “mother of all mothers,” said promoter Dwayne Robinson. Carr entered into comedy in an effort to get on TV after her children were kidnapped by their father […]

ENMU students host casting call for independent film

PNT staff Auditions for the independent feature film “Jimmy Garcon” are set for 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday in the Eastern New Mexico University Campus Union Building. Directors are looking for male and female actors ages 16-45. The film tells the story of a reclusive writer trying to finish his novel while others interfere. […]

Military feature: Support from the skies

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Rupert Gamble of Portales was a pilot in the Air Force during World War II. He was commissioned to the Air Force Cadets Program and trained to fly C-47 aircraft troop and cargo carriers over Europe. Gamble is the father of Eastern New Mexico University President Steven Gamble, who […]

Ticket feature: CCC students to perform songs from broadway hits

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Freedom New Mexico Students of Clovis Community College’s Broadway-style singing class are putting on a performance Monday night. The show will include performances from Broadway hits such as Guys and Dolls, Bye Bye Birdie, Grease, Oklahoma!, Chicago and more. Beginning at 7 p.m. in the Town Hall at CCC, on stage performances make up more […]

Ticket feature: Chuck wagon chefs gather for cook-off

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Freedom New Mexico Cooks from across the region will circle the wagons noon Saturday for the third annual Duke of the Dutch Ovens Chuck Wagon Cook-off. Boasting 10 of the best chuck wagon cooks, the meal will include chicken fried steak, beans, potatoes, gravy, biscuits, peach cobbler, iced tea, milk and coffee. Cooks hail from […]

Portales News-Tribune garners awards

PNT staff report The Portales News-Tribune garnered two second-place awards at the Panhandle Press Association conference in Canadian, Texas, this past Thursday through Saturday. The paper took second in the Feature Stories and Front Page Layout contests for Division II. For the Feature Stories, “Photos chronicle lasting friendship” and “Group fights to save, relocate prairie […]

Ticket feature: Joe’s Boot Shop hosting annual calf roping event

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Freedom New Mexico The 6th annual Joe’s Boot Shop Calf Roping is next week in Clovis. Scheduled for April 22-25 at the Curry County Special Events Center, the event boasts it is the “Biggest and best in the US.” “The Annual Joe’s Boot Shop Calf Roping is now considered to the largest in the nation. […]

Ticket feature: Swing Fever bringing big band era to Clovis

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Freedom New Mexico San Francisco’s Swing Fever will be bringing the nostalgic sounds of the big band era to Clovis April 11. The latest installment in Clovis Community College’s Cultural Arts Series will feature the band’s piano-less swing style complete with vocals and “fresh excitement,” according to the band’s web site. Claiming the most experienced […]

Ticket feature: Opera tour stopping in Clovis

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Freedom New Mexico The Santa Fe Opera’s spring tour, featuring soprano Jamie-Rose Guarrine and baritone Sean Anderson, will be in Clovis on April 20. With a free 7 p.m. performance for the public, the tour will perform at 1:15 p.m. for students at Town Hall at Clovis Community College. Words and Music, is a short, […]

Ticket feature: Enter the Haggis to perform in Clovis

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Freedom New Mexico Blending Celtic, rock, Latin and bluegrass, Canada’s Enter the Haggis will be performing Tuesday in Clovis. The latest installment in Clovis Community College’s Cultural Art Series, is expected to bring “jolting spirit and energy” to the audience, according to a press release from CCC. Enter the Haggis has achieved high Billboard listings […]

Ticket feature: Curry events center hosting horse training clinic

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Freedom New Mexico RFD-TV’s Les Vogt, World Champion in cow horse reining, will be teaching a clinic at the Curry County Special Events Center. The public is invited to watch as Vogt takes 17 horses and their riders through the two-day clinic. The purpose of the clinic is to help riders and their horses learn […]

Business feature: Owner takes on challenge of new business

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Freedom New Mexico Dewayne “Buster” Tucker is the new owner of Shorty’s Dry Cleaning. He purchased it three months ago from former owner Dewayne Vardeman. “It is kind of exciting and new,” Tucker said about going into the dry cleaning business. “I took it on as a challenge to learn something new. I like serving […]

Ticket feature: Alley Cats stopping in Clovis

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Freedom New Mexico The Alley Cats will be performing favorites from the fifties and sixties during their stop in Clovis Saturday. The Alley Cats are part of Clovis Community College’s Cultural Arts Series. They bring tight, four-part harmonies, universal humor and a cappella energy to each performance. They have shared the stage with greats such […]

Business feature: Musician offers local artists recording services

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PNT staff reports Jake Jones said the S.L. in S.L. Studios is short for “Smiling out Loud,” which was the idea of his wife, Josie. Jones has owned the home recording studio for several years. He has been a musician since he was 6 years old, and he always wanted to play, write and record […]

Business feature: Store offers specialty fashion items

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PNT staff reports Sheila’s Classy to Whimsy Ladies Apparel has been in Portales seven years. The store offers clothing, jewelry and other fashion needs. Sheila Hays has lived in Portales all of her life . “I know my customers and I get to visit with them,” Hays said. “That is the advantage of being in […]

Business feature: Owners bought restaurant to build legacy

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PNT staff Kelly and Sheryl McClary bought Pat’s Twin Cronnie 10 years ago as something their children could take over when they retired. “When we bought it, our oldest daughter was married and the youngest was still at home,” Sheryl McClary said. McClary said being able to own a business and work with their children […]

Business feature: Cindi’s Treasures has ‘homey feel’

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PNT staff Except for a brief stint in Albuquerque as a hair model, Cindi Onstott, owner of Cindi’s Treasures, has lived in Portales for most of her life. Onstott’s business background is varied. She’s worked in or owned automatic car washes, a detail shop, a furniture store and a dry cleaner in the last 20 […]

Ticket feature: Square dance group holding district dance

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Portales’ square dancing group, the Portales Starlight Swingers, is hosting this quarter’s district dance. The dance includes square dancing groups from Clovis, Artesia, Hobbs, Roswell, Portales, Carlsbad and Ruidoso. Karl Cox Jr. works as a caller for the Portales Starlight Swingers. He said district dances are meant for fun. […]

New license plates honor universities

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Eastern New Mexico University has its own New Mexico license plate. The new plates, which feature the university’s Zia symbol and greyhound on a green background, are available now, according to a news release from the state Taxation and Revenue Department. “I think this is a good opportunity for […]