ENMU piano student set to compete

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By Celena Cordova, PNT Staff Writer Eastern New Mexico University music performance major and international Chinese student Chenggang Wang loves competition, and his drive for competition helped him win first place in the Young Artist’s Piano Competition for New Mexico at the beginning of this month. According to a press release, Wang is now preparing […]

PJHS News Nov. 16

Students watch play Last week the eighth-graders walked to the high school to see the first performance of the high school drama class. The seventh-graders will view the play on Wednesday. Three junior high students will be performing with the high school in its presentation of “Peter Pan and Wendy.” Tutoring offered Tutoring is available […]

Local Briefs Oct. 26

PNT Staff Reports Flute player to perform Eastern New Mexico University in Portales will host guest flutist Chih-Hsien Chien for a master class and performance. Chien’s master class will be held from 2-4 p.m. today in the Zia Room of the Campus Union Building. Chien’s solo recital featuring Dr. Lindsey Beasley will be held at […]

Oct. 13, 1960

The Portales High School Drama Club opened its two-day performance of “The Skin of Our Teeth,” charging $1 for adults and 50 cents for students.

Clovis city commissioners approve raises

Freedom New Mexico Clovis city commissioners voted unanimously Friday morning to approve a pay raise for employees during a special meeting to approve the final budget for fiscal year ending June 2009. The commission also approved a $59.7 million budget. The pay raise, which is an adjustment to the budget, will amount to between 3 […]

Floyd School News March 23, 2008

Cheerleaders to perform The varsity cheer squad will do a public performance of their cheer/dance routine they’re preparing for state competition, at the school on March 31 after the varsity baseball game. The varsity girls will head to Albuquerque for State Spirit Competition to be held at UNM’s The Pit on April 4-5. Booster club […]

Steiner lauded for its reading performance

By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer It was a night to toot their horns on Monday as the Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education learned that Steiner Elementary School has been recognized as one of three model schools in the state for increasing reading performance. Regarding the Steiner Elementary honor, principal Becky Flen, said, “Our […]

Board votes to extend Fowler’s contract

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor The Portales School Board voted unanimously Monday to extend Superintendent Randy Fowler’s contract through the 2009-2010 school year. Fowler is in his third year as superintendent in the Portales district. He served as a teacher and administrator in the district for 19 years early in his career before becoming […]

April 20, 1972

• Eight Eastern New Mexico University coeds were vying for the title of Rodeo Queen during the annual Agriculture Club Rodeo. • ”Send Me No Flowers” opened for a three day performance at the Eastern New Mexico University Theater. • A four ounce bottle of Copperton Suntan Lotion was on sale for $1.19 at Portales Drug Co.

Women’s history focus of annual brunch

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer New Mexico women’s history will take center stage at the Portales Public Library Friday. Chautauqua performer Van Ann Moore will portray Katherine Kennedy O’Conner and Carrie Wooster Tingley during the annual Women’s History Month Brunch and Exhibit. Decorated to reflect the era, the meeting room of the Portales Public […]

The art of healing

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By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers In a metal chair on a chilly stage, ViolaMontoya closed her eyes and heard the beat of horse hooves in crisp snow. She imagined, as concert pianist Davide Cabassi pounded on a piano in the Clovis Community College Town Hall, his entire body — his fingers bending, his head swaying […]

ENMU kicks off fine arts season

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Culture, class, sophistication, and a little reminiscing are just a few of the things coming to the High Plains this fall as the arts and entertainment schedule hits its stride at Eastern New Mexico University. ENMU kicked off it’s Fall 2006 Fine Arts Calendar with a piano recital on […]

Library hosts one-woman show for Women’s History Month

By William P. Thompson A southern belle will come to life at noon Friday inside the Portales Public Library when performance artist VanAnn Moore brings her one-woman show from Belen. It’s all part of the library’s celebration of Women’s History Month. Moore, who has created 20 characters for herself over the past two decades, said […]

Romanian symphony brings classical program to Clovis

By Jesse Wolfersberger The Romanian Symphony Orchestra of Arad is coming to Clovis and they won’t be alone. The touring orchestra will be joined by celebrated Japanese pianist Makiko Hirata for a performance as part of the Cultural Arts Series presented by the Clovis Community College and Plains Regional Medical Center at 7 p.m. on […]

Day Trips: Ballet offers ‘Romantic Evening’

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Compiled by Mike Jimenez For couples in search of a romantic evening, why not drive to the Lone Star Ballet in Amarillo on Nov. 5 and see the San Diego Ballet perform its version of “A Romantic Evening.” The performance is a night of contemporary dance set to the sounds of Arthur Murray, Nat King […]

Red hot lover: PHS’s Cyrano opens to acclaim

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Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Audience members enjoyed the opening night of the Cyrano de Bergerac theater production by the Portales High School students on Thursday night, but the actors still feel like they could do better. More than 150 people showed up to watch the students perform in the Cyrano de Bergerac play, directed […]

‘50s performers play at Mesa Elementary

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Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers A guitar slung over his shoulder and musical legends at his side, Fireballs member George Tomsco sung to a frenzied audience. “It’s awesome,” Kelsey Foster, 12, said during the performance. “Yeah, it’s pretty cool,” her friend Jamie Malone, 11, shouted. During Tomsco’s Friday morning performance, the two sixth-graders danced on the […]

Rams, Wildcats concerned with improving

By Kevin Wilson: PNT Managing Editor Anybody who saw Portales’ 36-6 win over West Las Vegas on Friday knows that Tularosa is more than likely to key on Ram junior Eric Segovia. It’s not a fact that’s lost on junior running back Cruz Ontiveros, who may see a big role in his first action of […]

Gospel comes by way of one-man show

By Tova Fruchtman Local residents can watch Atlanta actor Brad Sherrill perform “The Gospel of John” — a word-for-word, one-man show — at 6 p.m. Sunday at Marshall Auditorium. The event is sponsored by the Clovis Christian Ministerial Alliance, and many local churches will cancel their evening service to allow members to attend the free […]

Tops in Blue entertains Clovis

By Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent The military performers called one routine the “Musicology of America.” Those who watched Tops in Blue at Doc Stewart Park just north of Cannon Air Force Base on Thursday used more familiar words. “It’s a real good show — good dancing, good voices,” said James Jones, one of about 2,000 […]