Golden Library to host Smithsonian exhibit in 2008

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Reporter Key Ingredients: America By Food, a traveling Smithsonian exhibit will arrive in Portales in late February for a six-week stay. The exhibit will be hosted by the Eastern New Mexico University Golden Library, Roosevelt County Cooperative Extension Service and the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce. The exhibit is also […]

April 12, 1970

The State Board of Education approved $362, 462 for an addition to be built onto the Golden Library at Eastern New Mexico University. Steve Luscombe, of the State Class AA state champions Dora Coyotes basketball team, was named to the Sunkist 1969-70 Honorable Mention List All American Basketball Selections. Polypropylene Horse Halters were on sale […]

Father-son duo compete in Golden Gloves

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By Eric Butler: Freedom Newspapers When his son Vladimir took an interest in boxing, Clovis’ Teddy Draper did what any dad would do — in a Disney movie. The elder Draper strapped on the gloves and participated in the training process with his son. A few months ago, the thought returning to the ring enter […]

Clovis’ Roy Walker Center hosts state Golden Gloves

By Eric Butler: Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — As the host site for the New Mexico Golden Gloves competition in 18 of the last 19 years, Clovis has certainly been a boxer-friendly atmosphere for the state’s amateur pugilists. With a little extra publicity to set up this year’s event, organizer Chuck Haas was busy on the […]

Obituaries March 10, 2006

Harold “Tex” Darrow Services: No services were held Harold “Tex” Darrow of Santa Cruz, Calif., died Feb. 25, 2006, in Santa Cruz, Calif. A Shamrock, Texas, native, he lived in Santa Cruz, Calif., for more than 50 years. He served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Yorktown in the Pacific during the Korean War. […]

Rams crushed by Mustangs

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer BLACKWATER DRAW — Both coaches predicted Friday’s Denver City-Portales game would be a game determined by field position. The first quarter, and the game, were decidedly won by the visiting Mustangs. Denver City stayed undefeated by taking advantage of good field position early and holding off Portales the rest […]

Skydiving team taking flight over Cannon Air Force Base

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Marlena Hartz : Freedom Newspapers The take-off wasn’t as graceful as you might imagine. The C-27 plane buzzed like a gargantuan lawn mower. Its body hiccuped and rocked back and forth. The smell of exhaust fumes invaded its cabin. The crew inside, however, didn’t seem to mind or notice, but what else would you expect […]

5/29 Engagements, Anniversary, Organizations

Engagements Scott/Golden Danny and Ginger Scott of Artesia announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Anessa Scott of Portales to Casey Golden, of Portales, son of Lon and Karen Golden of Cliff. The couple will exchange vows June 11, 2005 at 2 p.m. at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Artesia with the reception […]

Jolly man rejoiced with gossip group

Tony Parra By Tony Parra PNT Staff Writer Tony_Parra@link.freedom.com He was a high-spirited man who liked nothing better than to hang out on the porch for a good conversation with his friends. “He was a jolly man who used to slap his knee when he talked to his friends,” Cecil Faye Watkins, friend and neighbor, […]

Rams’ fans can reminisce with Zias’ game

Kevin Wilson The Portales girls basketball team opens its season on Dec. 2, but those looking to reminisce might want to wait for a Dec. 16 game at Greyhound Arena. The Eastern New Mexico University women’s team is hosting West Texas A&M that night in its home debut. This year’s Zia roster reunites junior guards […]

Golden Acres celebrating 25 years

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Mike Linn Four ladies enthusiastically eyed their dominoes on Monday afternoon at the Golden Acres community room. A fly swatter, or “a weapon,” rested at the table on which they play. Behind them were two walkers Golden Acres resident Thelma Chambers jokingly referred to as “our Cadillacs.” The reality of their gaming oasis was merely […]