Painting is their passion

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Two artists are hoping to paint their way into a new business in Clovis. Childhood friends Tasha Hicks and Megen Graddy, both 22, decided they’d like to paint murals for a living. They started by offering their work for free — with a mural for a store on Grand […]

Our people: Literary legacy

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By David Stevens: Freedom New Mexico editor Bio Name: Betty Williamson Birthday: Nov. 12, 1961. Volunteers for: Friends of the Portales Public Library, High Plains Prairie Chicken Festival and Dora schools. Famous relative: She’s the niece of novelist Jack Williamson, who died in 2006 at age 98. The annual Williamson Lectureship has attracted science fiction […]

March 2 ENMU Briefs

Portales Alumni meeting Wednesday The ENMU Portales Alumni Chapter will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Campus Union Building Pecos Room. All ENMU alumni (or friends of ENMU) who live in Portales are welcome.

Press Release: 42nd POPS Dinner Concert at ENMU set

PORTALES–The 42nd POPS Dinner Concert, sponsored by the University Friends of Music, will be at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14 in the Campus Union Ballroom at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales. Tickets are $30 per person and $20 for active military. Tickets are sold by mail only. Checks should be made out to […]

Cannon to focus on Air Force Family

By TaShara Duckett: Airman & Family Readiness Center There are so many ideals, synonyms, and definitions that come to mind when someone is asked to describe the Air Force Family. To one individual the Air Force Family is their flight, squadron, group of inner circle colleagues that share the same passion and career field within […]

New policy changes for Friends of Cannon

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USAF photo: Greg Allen An identification card is scanned using the Defense Biometric Identification System. As of Oct. 1, Friends of Cannon members will be required to obtain a DBIDS identification card for access to the base. By Senior Airman Elliott Sprehe: 27th SOW Public Affairs The Friends of Cannon program has undergone changes as […]

Balancing privacy, creativiy fine line

By Anita Tedaldi: PNT columnist Recently I’ve been thinking a lot about privacy and how much to reveal about my children, our lives and experiences. While reading criticism and support I’ve received for my work, I stopped and questioned what writing has meant to me, both in the context of my family and in the […]

Border residents gather for annual celebration

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico For Farwell native Troy Christian, Border Town Days is a permanent fixture on his calendar. The end of July celebration features a parade from Texico to Farwell, barbecue, music, games and vendors. But for Christian, Border Town Days is a time for friends. “It’s just a chance to get […]

The day the music (almost) died

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico I wanted to shuffle. My music player wanted to click and whir. These things never end well. And so, I prepare to deal with the death of what has been one of my best friends over the last three or so years. Yes, a music player may not actually […]

Anniversaries

Chambers Charles and Evelyn Chambers of Portales will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. May 30 at the First United Methodist Church in Portales, 200 S. Ave., C. The celebration will be hosted by their son, Craig Chambers, and their daughter, Tonya Linton. The couple was married May 31, 1959, […]

Military wives dependable group

By Anita Tedaldi: Cannon Connections columnist B eing friends with your boss’

Commanders’ wives expected to lead

By Anita Tedaldi: PNT columnist Being friends with your boss’ wife is always tricky but in the military it can be even more challenging. Picture my husband’s boss’ wife holding my hair back while I puke. It doesn’t exactly translate into a great first impression, let alone a good move for his career. But that’s […]

Children need to find own path

By Anita Tedaldi: PNT Columnist My oldest daughter, age eight, is beginning to show concerns about what other people think of her. She asks me if a skirt looks nice or if her hair resembles the other girls’ in her swimming class. I see her eyes furtively checking out her friends’ attires and shoes before […]

Jan. 25, 2009 Engagements

Siau-Cameron, BrumfieldRicky Lee Brumfield and Valerie Siau-Cameron will exchange wedding vows 3 p.m. Feb. 14 at Central Christian Church in Portales. All friends and relatives are invited to attend.

Dec. 21, 2008 Birthdays

Folkner Lois Folkner of Portales will celebrate her 90th birthday Dec. 27 from 2-4 p.m. at the Golden Acres Community Center. The celebration will be hosted by Trionne Hendrix, Troy and Laura Folkner, and also by family and friends. Lois Folkner was born Jan. 17, 1919 in Afton, Texas. She has two children, two grandchildren […]

Wind damage

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Friends Kayla Sanders, left, and George Garcia have a mess to clean up in Garcia’s backyard. Sunday’s strong winds brought down a tree from a neighboring property, taking down Garcia’s chain link fence and an electrical wire. The tree landed on a few bicycles Garica had in the backyard, where […]

Longtime security officer remembered as Rams’ biggest fan

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer According to friends and family, Bobby Grimes spent several hours a week on his garden. Grimes invested his time planting, watering and guiding each individual plant to its full potential, and according to those that knew him best, appreciating the fruit of his labor. In much the same way, […]

Events Calendar 11-14

Friday Friends of the Library Book Sale — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Portales Public Library meeting room. Saturday Friends of the Library Book Sale — 8 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Portales Public Library meeting room. ‘Spoon River Anthology’ — 7 p.m. University Theatre Center Studio Theater. Tickets $4. Sunday ‘Spoon River Anthology’ — 2 […]

Events Calendar Nov. 13

Thursday Friends of the Library Book Sale — 5-7 p.m. in the Portales Public Library meeting room. Friday Friends of the Library Book Sale — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Portales Public Library meeting room. Saturday Friends of the Library Book Sale — 8 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Portales Public Library meeting room. ‘Spoon River […]

Events Calendar 9-4

TodayFriends of Library meeting — Noon, Portales Public Library, 218 S. Ave. B.Saturday Curry County Trade Days and garage sale — 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Outside spaces available to sell garage sale items for $10 per day. Information: 762-8827.SundayCurry County Trade Days and garage sale — Noon to 5 p.m. Outside spaces available to […]