In defense of a crowded closet

Aisha Sultan My ambitious clothing audit began with an impulse to purge. It was getting harder to pull garments in and out of a packed closet, in which tops pressed up against dress shirts, which nudged jackets into a dark corner. I decided to catalogue each item taking up precious space by color, age, style […]

These games will keep your kid’s minds active while school is out

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McClatchy-Tribune Help your kids avoid brain drain this summer with these two games from Marbles: The Brain Store. In Quarto, outwit other players by lining up four pieces with common characteristics (i.e., four tall pieces or four pieces of any height that have the divot in the top.) But your opponent chooses the piece you […]

Invention of saddle was revolutionary

By Glenda Price: PNT columnist Can you guess what simple invention is considered one of the basic pieces of equipment involved in creating and spreading modern civilization? I couldn’t. It involves the horse…of course… and the saddle. Like most country kids, I learned to ride bareback. I still believe that’s how novice riders should begin […]

Jan. 20, 1953

According to the Portales Tribune, three pieces of property were sold by County Treasurer Laura Denton Monday for non- payment of taxes. The total of three sales was $1212 and former owners have two years in which to redeem the property.

Salvation Army receives golden donation

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico The Clovis Salvation Army got a shiny and valuable surprise in one of their kettles Wednesday. Two Lady Liberty American Eagle gold coins were dropped into the kettle in front of Wal-Mart. After some research, Maj. Tammy Ray found out the one-ounce $50 gold pieces are worth about $1,200 […]

Book bans undermine liberties

Freedom New Mexico Very few pieces of American literature provide a better lesson of the absurdity and pointlessness of banning books as does “To Kill A Mockingbird.” Harper Lee’s 1961 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel has been challenged and sometimes banned in school districts, mainly because of the use of racial slurs and the book’s “depiction of […]

Band to honor Sousa

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Freedom New Mexico The Clovis Community Band will cover the stage of the historic Lyceum Theater tonight for the 16th annual John Philip Sousa Concert. John Philip Sousa played a concert on the same stage in 1928. The program includes pieces written by Sousa. Homer Tankersley will join the band as solo vocalist for two […]

ENMU Wind Symphony presenting concert

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Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico Wind Symphony will hold its first concert of the year at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Campus Union Ballroom. Pieces to be played include “Valdres” by Johannes Hanssen, “Cheetah” by Karel Husa, “La Fiesta Mexicana” by H. Owen Reed and “Molly On the Shore” by Percy Grainger. One […]

Band set for concert at Ned Houk

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Freedom New Mexico The Clovis Community Band will perform a variety of standard band pieces, Broadway selections and a few marches in the informal setting of Ned Houk Park, according to conductor Dustin Seifert. “This setting will be more relaxed than in a concert hall, because people can talk and socialize while listening to the […]

Calton Furniture closing doors after decades

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By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Writer After nearly half a century of friendly customer service, quality merchandise and family savvy, Calton Furniture will be closing its doors. There is no certain date yet for when the store will close. Co-owner Sharon Davis says that will happen when all the pieces are sold or the entire […]

June 28, 1976

• Campbell’s Gro-Green Portales men’s softball association placed third at the La Mesa Invitational Fast-Pitch Softball Tournament. • James T Dyke was selected by Phi Kappa Psi fraternity brothers at Eastern New Mexico University as the Summerfield Scholar of the Year. • From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekdays customers could purchase two pieces […]

Through stained glass

By Helena Rodriquez People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw rocks, nor when they work with stained glass. However, Amelia “Amy” Armenta recommends a good diamond-head grinder to cut through the translucent material. Fortunately for Armenta, she’s never cut herself since she begin creating stained glass art six years ago, although she will admit […]

All-new repertoire readied

By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer A lot of Christmas concerts give you just a band, or just a choir. Friday’s concert at Eastern New Mexico University offers both of those, plus a little international flavor and some sounds of the winter season. The Christmas Concert, which will have two performances Friday at University Theatre […]

Students prepare to strut their stuff

By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer They take hours of rehearsals. They take years worth of classes. Next weekend, they get to take the stage. The Student Choreographed Dance Concert, an annual event for Eastern New Mexico University dance students, is set for Nov. 30 through Dec. 3 at the University Theatre Center at ENMU. […]

Dalley adds another windmill to collection

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By Michelle Seeber With all the wind that blows in eastern New Mexico, it is no wonder that windmills were a factor in the settling of Roosevelt County. Before the invention of the windmill, travelers went from water hole to water hole in search of water. There were no streams or rivers nearby from which […]

Let ‘Dear Bobby’ take care of your problems

Bob Huber I came out of the closet a few years ago, admitting the authorship of “Dear Abby” columns in newspapers. It began when my identity was exposed by a composing room boo-boo that placed my picture over a “Dear Abby” column. It turned out to be beneficial, however, because I no longer have to […]