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. […]

Group reaches out with holiday dinners

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer People made their way over to the Memorial Building on Thursday for the Community Thanksgiving Dinner. They had their choice of dining in or getting a meal to go. Portales Community Outreach organizer Elvia Garcia said 18 volunteers were making deliveries, with each carrying no less than 10 meals […]

Ticket feature: CCC group performing ‘Holy Ghosts’

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico As the cast and crew hurriedly prepared for dress rehearsal, the crunch of straw under their feet drowned out the urges from director Christy Mendoza The straw set the scene of a rural meeting house of a southern Pentecostal sect, which the story of “Holy Ghosts” centers around The […]

Veterans organization hands out turkeys for needy families

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Dozens of families left Bella Vista Arts Academy Friday afternoon carrying frozen turkeys for their Thanksgiving meals, compliments of the AMVETS. Johnny Ulibarri said his group had 250, 10-to-12 pound turkeys to hand out to community families. Earlier in the day, 30 turkeys were distributed to student’s families at […]

Old veterans daunted with current wars

By Tom Philpott: PNT columnist A small group of U.S. war veterans, the age difference among them as wide as 70 years, gathered this month at American Legion Post 177 in Fairfax, Va., for a special event at the annual Veterans Day Community Fair. They had agreed to participate in a “living history,” co-hosted by […]

Cookbooks being sold

Freedom New Mexico Women of the Church of God-Anderson are selling cookbooks to raise money for the group’s activities. The money will fund activities, missions and Christmas baskets for the underprivileged. Paula Stevens with the group said cookbooks are made up of local recipes from Portales, Melrose, Clovis and Friona. They are $12 and can […]

Student group questions greyhound acquisition

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Not everyone is thrilled with the prospect of a pair of live greyhounds serving as mascots at Eastern New Mexico University. One group on campus is questioning the expense of caring for the dogs, potential liability and the psychological adjustment the dogs must make. But university President Steve Gamble […]

U.S. too caught up in entitlement

By Glenda Price: FNM columnist The time: Early June, 1870 The place: Raton Pass, the segment of the Santa Fe Trail that goes over the mountain from Colorado into New Mexico. The Scene: A group of covered wagons stopped at the bottom of the mountain on the Colorado side. The men are unhitching the teams […]

Clovis robotics group competing at Las Cruces

Freedom New Mexico The Clovis High School GEAR-UP program’s robotics group is heading to competition in Las Cruces today. The group has put together a robot and is competing against other high school’s from across the state. The competition is being broadcast live at www.LCPS.tv. Rounds are at 10 a.m., 10:40 a.m., 11:40 a.m. and […]

Oct. 21, 1962

According to the Portales News-Tribune, the Portales High School band was judged first in the A division during the Eastern New Mexico Homecoming parade. First in the Class AA group was the Clovis band. Farwell, Texas, won the Class B division, and Marshall Junior High Band from Clovis won its group.