Chinese banquet organizers anticipate record turnout

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Alisa Boswell Eastern New Mexico University will have the largest turnout it has ever seen for its annual Chinese banquet, according to event coordinator and graduate student Kaiwen Xu. Xu said the event, presented by ENMU’s international Chinese students, usually draws in a little less than 200 people but this year, there will be well […]

Portales past: Jan. 30, 1947

Jan. 30, 1947: The Portales Daily News: A large uniformed choir of about 60 young people was presented on the steps of the courthouse by Evangelist Lynda Johnson of the Oakland Bible Institute on Saturday at 3 o’clock.

Portales past: Nov. 10, 1955

Nov. 10, 1955: The Portales Daily News: The senior class of Elida High School presented the play “Don’t Darken My Door” on Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium. The actors included Peggy Nell Peterson, Tommy Tucker, Beth Doyal, JoBeth Taylor, Alec Stubbins, Patsy Rippee and Faye Southard.

Honors — Oct. 3

Area quilters top show Area quilters took honors at the Roswell Quilt Show, which was presented by Pecos Valley Quilters Sept. 24 and 25. Linda Custer of Rogers won Best of Show, Mayor’s Choice and first place for her “Finally!!!” large appliqued and machine-quilted (one-person) quilt. Lou Sikes of Portales won first place for “The […]

My turn: Local history presented in numbers

Some local history by the numbers (according to “Roosevelt County History and Heritage” and “Portales, New Mexico: The First 100 Years”):

Floyd News — May 18

At 1 p.m. May 11, the annual Academic Awards Assembly was held at the Floyd High School gymnasium. The following scholarships and awards were presented by representatives of the granting organizations. Scholarship recipients: •

Portales firefighter honored

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Portales firefighter Dathan Culpepper was named Firefighter of the Year in eastern New Mexico. Culpepper was presented the award Saturday at the Fraternal Order of Eagles fireman and law enforcement appreciation awards banquet in Clovis. He said the announcement of his award was a complete surprise. “It’s a good […]

Surveys presented to school board

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Steiner and James elementary school principals presented data on their strengths and weaknesses, as indicated by surveys parents, teachers and students completed, at the Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education meeting Monday. The surveys look at the overall performance of the school. Steiner Principal Sharon Epps said there is […]

Special interests keep expanding defense budget

Freedom New Mexico One thing you can say about the defense budget presented as part of President Barack Obama’s $3.8 trillion federal budget — it’s marginally more honest than some previous budgets. In years past Defense secretaries have pretended the costs of waging active wars are separate from the “baseline” military budget and have not […]

Nov. 17, 1963

C.R. Nelson received the first Superior Accomplishment Award ever presented to a local employee from Postmaster Bill Foster, according to the Portales News-Tribune. A $100 cash bonus goes with the award. Nelson has been a postal employee for 28 years.

Highway proposals presented to council

By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer State highway planners revealed options for improvements to U.S. Highway Tuesday at the Portales City Council meeting. Derek Meier of Wilson & Co. said his presentation was the next phase of the $6.75 million project. The highway splits into a pair of two-lane, one-way streets in Portales — First […]

Oct. 13, 1971

According to the Portales News-Tribune, Becky Burns presented a copy of “Man Without A Country” to Mrs. W.A. Stroud of the Portales Public Library to be included in their collection of books. The book was the gift of the Yucca Society of Children of the American Revolution as a memorial to Mrs. Rose White, who […]

Aug. 21, 1990

Rod Savage, vocational agriculture instructor at Portales High School, was named best agriculture teacher in New Mexico by the state Agricultural Education Teachers Association during their July 20-Aug.t 3 conference in Albuquerque, according to Portales news archives. He was presented the “Ag Teacher of the Year” plaque by Kenneth Taylor, president of the association.

College of Santa Fe takeover bill passes House committee

By John Sena: The New Mexican The House Education Committee on Friday morning narrowly approved a bill that would give a state institution the authority to take over the College of Santa Fe. Members voted 6-5 to approve House Bill 577, which was introduced by Rep. Lucky Varela, D-Santa Fe, and outlines the requirements for […]

Feb. 4, 1971

The Portales News-Tribune reported that Army Capt. Augustine “Gus” Garcia, of Portales, was honored at a ceremony at Fort Bliss for “gallantry in action in Vietnam,” after he returned wounded from a tour of duty. He was presented with the Bronze Star medal with the First Oak Leaf Cluster, and the Silver Star.

Awards given at fair

Special to the PNT Johnny Ogden, awards master of ceremonies, led the awards presentations at the Roosevelt County Fair to a packed crowd Aug. 22. Business and individual supporters were present to hand out their buckles and trophies to the top winning individuals. In the Home Arts Building, LaDoris Allison received first place, Konni Wallace, […]

Downtown master plan presented

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer The city of Portales wants to see more people downtown: Shopping, congregating, walking, bicycling, eating and even living downtown. It’s all part of a master plan to make the downtown area more walkable, shopable and livable. The master plan and downtown zoning code was presented to a crowd of […]

Children remembered

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By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor Their lives ended at a tender age, but two Portales elementary school students will continue to be remembered thanks to the efforts of police and firemen. Friday Portales Fire Department and Portales Police Department members presented memorial benches in honor of Mireya Rascon and Lorenzo “Lenchito” Cabral Jr. to […]

ENMU Briefs March 25, 2008

Faculty/Student BriefJohn Luhman, assistant professor of management, presented a paper at the Qualitative Research in Management and Organization Conference in Albuquerque on March 11-13, titled “Story Collecting MBAs.” Wall of Honor viewing set The Nontraditional Student Education Services office is holding a viewing of the Wall of Honor at 10:30 a.m. on April 2 on […]