History lesson lies behind competition

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer Thousands of years ago, man invented a crude tool to help them more efficiently kill prey for food and pelts. Saturday morning, present-day people will gather at Blackwater Draw to learn about and compete with the hunting tool. It’s called an Atlatl, and it changed the way prehistoric man […]

When in doubt about present, pray

By Joan Clayton: PNT Columnist Sometimes I ask myself, “Am I the only one who sees the impinging danger for this country? Am I the only one who cares, who sees America on the edge of the precipice? Will we care when our freedoms are gone? Will we care if our possessions are taken away […]

Carters settle on “White Earth”

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By Ruth Burns: Special to the PNT By Ruth Burns Special to the PNT One of the first of the pioneers to come to the Roosevelt County area was the Carter Family, who settled at Tierra Blanca Lake about 10 miles west of the present site of Portales, so named because of the “White Earth” […]

Caprock Quilters present memorial quilts

CAFB Photo: Airman 1st Class Danielle Martin Connie and Rodney Bachman from Garden City Kan., hold up one of the quilts made in their son’s memory by the Caprock Quilters during a presentation June 20. By Greg Allen, 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs With more than 400 quilts made in four years to honor […]

Local Briefs June 19

PNT Staff Reports Author to discuss Portales book Barbara Russell Chesser, a Portales native who now lives in Waco, Texas, will present a copy of her latest book, “Remembering Mattie,” to the Portales Public Library during a reception from 4-5 p.m. Friday at the library. “Remembering Mattie” includes reminiscences about Mattie’s Cafe, a fixture in […]

ENMU Briefs April 15, 2008

Lunch and Learnworkshop set for FridayVeena Parboteeah will present a program on the island of Mauritius, an African nation, whose population is composed of people of diverse religious, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds at 11:30 a.m. Friday in the Sandia room of the CUB.RSVP to Mickie Stowe at 562-4323 or e-mail sd.assistant@enmu.edu. ENMU hosting brass choir […]

Local Briefs April 4, 2008

Portales Schools to hold art show Portales Municipal Schools will hold its annual district-wide art show from 1-4 p.m. Saturday at the Portales High School cafeteria. The come-and-go event is free and open to the public. It will feature work from various schools in the district. Schools set Spring Concert More than 120 Portales High […]

Volunteers sought at Oasis State Park

Volunteers are needed to start replacing the rip rap rock along the east side of the pond at Oasis State Park. Volunteers can work from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. while park staff is present, according to a news release. The help will expedite the renovation project which has been under way for several months […]

Community officials present capital outlay requests

By Gabriel Monte City, county and other community organization representatives presented state legislators with a $20 million capital outlay wish list Friday at the Legislative Breakfast. About 100 people attended the breakfast held at the Norman & Vi Petty Rock n’ Roll Museum at the Chamber of Commerce building. State Sens. Clint Harden, Gay Kernan […]

12-13 Local Briefs

Desert Reign in Roswell The cowboy singing group Desert Reign will be featured at 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday and at 10 a.m. Sunday morning at Cowboy Church, 1601 E. Second Street, Roswell. The group will present their ministry through both traditional and contemporary music. The event is open to the public. Lindsey to hold […]

CHS students take to stage with production of “The Elephant Man”

By Jennifer Laurent: Freedom Newspapers Equipped with professionally-created special effects, and a crew of approximately 30 determined drama students, the theater department of Clovis High School will present “The Elephant Man” Nov. 7-9 at the Lyceum Theatre. Widely known as the elephant man in the 1800s, John Merrick was stricken with a disease believed by […]

April 29, 2007 Local Briefs

Elementary schools host Dulabaum Portales Elementary Schools will present Gary Dulabaum in a family concert at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Eastern New Mexico University Theater. Admission is free and everyone is welcome. Singer, songwriter, comedian and poet Dulabaum tours nationally. He will be working with Portales elementary school students during the day, teaching […]

March 21, 1980

The Milnesand Homemakers’ Club met Tuesday at the Community Building with eight members present. Ladies brought a covered dish that they enjoyed during the noon hour. Hostesses for the day were Carolyn and Wilma Parkinson. Mrs. Parkinson had a padded mirror on display that she had made, and the club is also learning to make […]

Feb. 22, 1969

“Were You There?” is the theme for the program of Portales Womans Club Wednesday afternoon, with Mrs. M.M. Cooper the program chairmen for the day. Mrs. Harold Starbuck will introduce the program. Past presidents of the club are given a special invitation to be present, to receive recognition. Members and visitors will have a chance […]

De Los Santos says infrastructure needs city’s highest priority

Editor’s note: The following is the first part in a question and answer series of candidates running in the municipal election on March 7. Candidates are asked question regarding the city’s future. Robert De Los Santos, 51, is running for re-election in Ward B. His opponent is Chad Heflin. In your view what is the […]

Local Brief 9-16

Group to present film Friends for Democracy will present “Beyond the Patriot Act,” a 30-minute film by Robert Greenwald at 7 p.m. on Wednesday in the meeting room at the Portales Public Library. There will be free popcorn and discussion following the showing of the film.

July 6 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael There was a Hitt-Duncan family reunion in the Dora Community Building last Saturday. Leon Hitt got it all arranged and there were 116 registered for the day. The Wagon Wheel Cafe catering service brought the food out from Portales and served it at noon. Several of those present were raised in the […]

July 6 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael The reunion in the Milnesand Community Building last Sunday. There were about 60 or so present for a meal and activities. Wesley McAfee was present and had charge of bringing a message from God’s word. He has retired from his regular church pastoring and he has moved back to Portales. Bro. Lewis […]

Personalities Plus: Todd Moore

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Name: Todd Moore Job: Police Officer Age: 36 Hometown: Originally from Las Cruces Occupation: Law Enforcement Family: Married with children Hobbies: Good books, good movies and spending time with my family. What do you think of Portales? “I like the small town atmosphere/ close knit community and it’s a great place in which to raise […]

May 11 ENMU student profile

Your name: Marc Schoder Your classification: Freshman Your major: Communications Your age (and birthdate): 25 (January 18, 1979) Your hometown: Albuquerque What’s your idea of a perfect day? When the Boston Red Sox win a game. What did you think about on Sept. 11? Words cannot describe the feelings I have for it. What do […]