Hounds face UIW in ‘football festival’

Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University’s football team, along with the rest of the Lone Star Conference, will get to experience “Jerry’s House” next season. The LSC, which hosted three games last September at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, has expanded its “Football Festival” to two days with all nine football schools participating. ENMU will […]

Prairie chicken poster contest open

PNT staff report Entries are being sought for the Prairie Chicken Festival poster contest. The deadline for original artwork submissions to the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is March 1.The grand prize winning entry will be reproduced on the annual festival poster, and the artist will receive $300. Top winners in three age […]

Handbell festival to feature classical, holiday music

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Alisa Boswell Eastern New Mexico residents ranging from Portales to Albuquerque will be listening to holiday sounds Saturday as they attend and perform at the 19th annual Eastern New Mexico Fall Handbell Festival at First United Methodist Church. Choirs and individual musicians from Portales, Clovis, Albuquerque and Levelland, Texas, will be performing at the event. […]

Pep hosting annual Thanksgiving festival

The Pep, Texas, community will hold its 66th annual Thanksgiving Festival on from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (CST) Nov. 24 at St. Philip Neri Hall. The meal is self-serve and includes Pep’s famous German sausage and turkey. Adult admission is $9 and children under 10 years old are $5. Take out is available for […]

Local churches put own spin on Halloween

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Alisa Boswell For many organizations and individuals, the end of October marks a holiday when the monsters and goblins come out to play. But many local church groups may be changing the face of the Halloween season. The pastor of 21st Street Church of Christ in Clovis, Larry Tittle, said his church, in conjunction with […]

Playa Festival educates

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Alisa Boswell Eastern New Mexico has more playas than anywhere in the world. That’s what area fifth-graders are learning as part of the Playa Festivals, which have been held from September to October for the last two years. They are also learning that the playas, desert basins that fill with rain water or spring water […]

Peanut Valley Festival boasts food, crafts

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Jillian Holbert The 38th annual Peanut Valley Festival held something for all who attended Saturday. The festival was held at Eastern New Mexico University’s Campus Union Building. Upstairs in the Ballroom, vendors sold fudge, holiday decorations, toys, sports memorabilia and Hispanic jewelry and clothes. Downstairs in the main lobby of the CUB, patrons purchased peanuts, […]

Quilt festival starts today

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Alisa Boswell The sixth annual High Plains Quilt Festival kicks off today with all day quilting and Paintstiks classes. According to one of the event coordinators Linda Custer, the festival will include more classes Friday and Saturday and a quilt competition, which will be judged Thursday. Custer said the event is sponsored by First Financial […]

ENMU briefs —

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Fundraiser to be held at festival Change is anticipated at this year’s annual Peanut Valley Festival on Saturday and Sunday at the Eastern New Mexico University campus in Portales. Jennifer Neilson, a senior at Eastern New Mexico University, will have a booth dedicated to collecting pocket change for Belize. The change will be donated to […]

My turn: Partial to annual peanut festival

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I’m not a nut case. Well, maybe a Valencia peanut case. I proudly admit I was born and raised in Portales, despite the fact that I didn’t taste a peanut butter milkshake until only a few years ago. I’ve spent my entire life here in Goober Gulch, if you don’t count the two years I […]