Ticket feature: Portales, Clovis July 4th events set

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Freedom New Mexico Portales and Clovis area residents won’t be short on options for celebrating July 4th this year. Clovis festivities at Greene Acres Park begin at 2 p.m. Saturday. Anyone not wanting to wait until July 4 to celebrate can join in with Portales’ Smokin’ 3rd Bash, 3 p.m. Friday. Both events include live […]

Business feature: Sandwich shop family effort

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Adolph Cordova and his family have owned The Bird’s Nest for 19 months, and things have been busy for the sandwich shop. Cordova said he likes being around people, and that’s why he loves the restaurant business. Cordova worked in construction before he had knee surgery. He got into […]

Business feature: Auto parts store joins community

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer O’Reilly Auto Parts is a new addition to the Portales community. O’Reilly opened April 10. Store Manager Jack Maloney has been with O’Reilly for six months, but he has worked in automotive parts for more than five years. The store has auto parts for any make or model. They […]

Ticket feature: Musician learned art from father

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico

Business feature: Building to return to roots

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By Eric Butler: PNT Staff Writer The one-time location for a J.C. Penney store in Portales is going back to its roots in a sense — clothing will be the main product once again. Suzi Webb is renovating the old store at 109 S. Main St., next door to Valley Furniture. Webb hopes to open […]

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College graduations feature elected officials

A pair of New Mexico’s elected officials are in eastern New Mexico the next two weekends as keynote speakers for area college graduations. Lt. Gov. Diane Denish is the commencement speaker at the Clovis Community College graduation, set for 6 p.m. Friday at the Clovis Civic Center. There are 123 students eligible for graduation — […]

Business feature: Rubber stamp kit spurs business

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Clyde Powell and Doug Lynch operate Sport Lab. They make a variety of items for people to wear, treasure or display. A bit of history: Powell got started in 1968 processing black and white film of football and basketball at Farwell High School when the athletic director asked him […]

Business feature: Movie rental store provides troops with free entertainment

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer The Landall’s Box Office has enough movies for a three-fourths of the residents of Portales to watch.

Business feature: Insurance company relies on referrals

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Mickey and Rhonda Paden have owned and operated Paden Insurance since 1981. Paden said her husband, Mickey, got tired of working in the construction business and decided to go into insurance. “We just jumped out there and did it,” Paden said. What does it take to sell insurance: Every […]

Business feature: Duo deals with real estate

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Charles and Beverly Bennett own Vista Nueva, Inc., and as of January 1, they joined with the national company United Country to bring in more business. Charles has been in the real estate business for 23 years; Beverly for 13 years. “Charles wanted a change of pace instead of working on a farm to selling […]

Education feature: Keeping students fed no easy feat

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By Carrie Pendleton: PNT correspondent The bell rings, and students shuffle into the cafeteria. They pay up, get served and eat. Then it’s back to class just like every other day. What they don’t see is everything that falls into place for these meals to be produced. Many regulations, people and small details are involved […]

Ticket feature: Killer Tumbleweeds movie comes to Clovis

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico

Business feature: Pharmacist continues business

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Tawnia Gaylor is the owner of CJ’s Pill Box for little over a year since she bought the business from Richard and Vivian Haverland. Gaylor worked for the Haverlands back when she was going to high school. Later, she went to college at University of New Mexico to be […]

Business feature: Plumbing business grows in Portales

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Glen Davis owns D&D Backhoe Plumbing and Heating and has been in business since 1989. Davis started doing plumbing work before he added the backhoe into his business in 1991. How he got started: Davis got his backhoe training when he was younger through laying cable. He believes the move into plumbing was a natural […]

Business Feature: Portales electrician branches out

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Chris Miller is a licensed electrician and a busy man meeting the needs of commercial enterprises and residents in Portales. Miller has been an electrician since 2003 and last October he started his own business, Electrictek LLC. Business is booming: His job keeps him very busy as an established […]

March 2, 1961

The Portales News-Tribune reported of a coming concert at the Eastern New Mexico University gymnasium, which would feature the ENMU Symphony Orchestra performing

Business feature: J.J. Jumbo Burger

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer J.J. Jumbo Burger is a staple in Portales. Pete Paiz has been running J.J. Jumbo Burgers for 15 years. He bought the restaurant from his father, Johnny Paiz, who owned the business for 20 years before he sold it. Back then it was called Jose’s. Altogether the business has […]

Shows feature drinks, designs

by Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on thread painting, making blueberry drinks and creating a faux rock finish on walls will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and 2 p.m. Saturday. Author and designer Nancy Prince will show how to do thread painting. This method is especially good when a design […]

Business feature: Mechanic stands by his work

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Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Doug Frank has been a mechanic in Portales for a while and is someone who stands by his work. Frank says he works very hard to do a good job because this is how he advertises, by word of mouth. The local high school and college coaches recommend Frank to […]