Fireworks fund in need of donations

By: Marc Schoder: PNT Correspondent The Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce is in the process of kicking off its annual Fourth of July fireworks fund-raising campaign according to Sharon King, chamber manager. “The goal that we have set for the chamber is $10,000 for this year’s celebration,” King said. The chamber has achieved $6,000 of […]

Festival offering family fun

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer The sounds of Christian music and fiddles playing will permeate the air during the 2005 Heritage Days festival. The Celebration of Christian Music show will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. The free event will take place at the Portales City Park. Steve Davis, organizer of […]

Heritage Days full of family fun

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By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Whether people want to play poker riding a motorcycle or watch competitors carry 50-pound peanut bags and hurdle obstacles, the 2005 Heritage Days in Portales will offer many activities for families to enjoy. The 2005 Annual Heritage Days will kick off with the Pioneer of the Year reception on […]

6/2 Ticket Calendar

All times Mountain Clovis Pioneer Days — Friday and Saturday. Various events and locations. Information: 763-3435, www.clovisnm.org. Little Buckaroo Rodeo at Mounted Patrol Arena — Today, Friday and Saturday. Information: Karen, 762-9481. Miss Rodeo New Mexico Pageant — Today, Friday and Saturday. Information: Wilma, 762-3237. Pioneer Days Parade — 10 a.m. Saturday, along Main Street. […]

June 1 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Transitions Birthdays: Tammy Lee. Anniversaries: Nelson and Rose Rector (53 years); Colin and Tammy Chandler (11 years); Fred and Laveta Patterson (39 years). Upcoming events • Lions club will meet Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Community Building. • Seniors will meet Thursday for games and fellowship. Potluck is at 6 p.m. […]

May 25 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Transitions Birthdays: Kim Lee, Waynell Nall, Upcoming events • Seniors will meet Thursday for games and fellowship. Potluck is at 6 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. • Lions Club will meet June 1. Heritage Days The Roosevelt County Heritage Days Festival is coming up in June. An added feature this […]

Dual language program may become trend in border education

By Marlena Hartz; CNJ staff writer Upon first glance, the colorful ink numbers in Francis Duarte’s classroom, printed on cardboard, appear to be typical decorations in a typical kindergarten classroom — except below each numerical value is the corresponding Spanish word. In this classroom, Spanish is spoken 90 percent of the time; the goal is […]

Conquerors win season finale

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By Dave Wagner The Faith Triumphant Conquerors ended their 2004-05 basketball season on a successful note Thursday night with a 72-51 victory over Amarillo Bible Heritage at the FTCS gym. Junior Seth Pearon led four players in double figures for FTCS (12-4) with a personal-best 22 points. Luis McCain added 18 points while Caleb Richards […]

College plays host to independence celebration

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By Laurie Stone Eastern New Mexico University kicked off the Mexican Independence Day with a celebration filled with singing, dancing and speeches about the upcoming month of Hispanic heritage. Albuquerque’s Consul of Mexico, Benito Valdez Vega, spoke to the crowd of participants and commended them. Through an interpreter, Mary Ayala, Vega praised audience members for […]

GeoCaching part of Heritage Days fun

By Tony Parra The intrigue of Heritage Days are attracting people from across the United States to Portales with events such as GeoCaching, the Portales High All-Class Reunion, the Pioneer Reception and the Rough Rider Relay Challenge. GeoCaching is catching on across the United States, according to Doug Lynch, the GeoCaching coordinator for Heritage Days. […]

Local pilot’s tales retold in book

By Tony Parra Stanley Hardin’s memoirs of his time as a pilot were written down and created into a book, but only one that close relatives and friends had copies of. Twenty-two years after his death, the book has been published and now anyone can purchase a copy and experience the tales and adventures of […]

May 19 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Transitions There are no birthdays or anniversaries this week! If you have a birthday or anniversary and would like for it to be in the Floyd news, please contact me. Upcoming Events • The Floyd Kindergarten Graduation is Thursday at 6 p.m. • The Floyd High School Graduation is Saturday at 2 […]

Thousands turn out for county celebration

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Janet Bresenham Adrianna Acosta, 7, of Portales, and her Clovis cousins Julie Garcia, 8, and Serena Garcia, 5, giggled and showed off their green and pink hair as they described the doughnuts, snow cones and all the other food they had eaten during the Roosevelt County Heritage Days celebration. “I got these at the paint […]

Heritage Days to celebrate a century

Kevin Wilson More than three months of planning and 100 years of history will come full circle this weekend when Roosevelt County celebrates Heritage Days. “Heritage Days is a time where a community can come together and celebrate our history, our present and look towards the future,” said Portales Mayor Orlando Ortega. Ortega said the […]