Local Brief May 25, 2008

AARP offers driver safety program The AARP Driver Safety Program is offering a two-for-the-price-of-one

Holiday cookout could cost more

By Sarah Meyer, PNT Staff Writer The overall price of groceries is up, but careful shoppers can still find bargains for that Memorial Day weekend barbecue. The Associated Press reports that the price of an average barbecue could cost 6 percent more than last year. Tim Russell, the manager of Russell’s Super Save, estimates that […]

Local Briefs March 5

Blackwood Legacy to perform The Nashville-based Blackwood Legacy gospel group, featuring former Blackwood Brothers Quartet lead singer and Gospel Music Hall of Fame inductee, Rick Price will be performing at 7 p.m Thursday at New Testament Baptist Church, Second and Elgin in Portales. Admission is free, an offering will be taken. The group, including Washington […]

Local VFW pays tribute to veteran’s memory

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer Elida rancher Tommy McGee passed away in October 2004 at age 87, but his name will live on, thanks to a decision made by his friends at the Portales post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. According to VFW Post 9515 senior vice commander Duward Moon, it was a […]

Nov. 21, 1960

• Jerry Skinner of Dora High School scored 17 points as the Dora Coyotes beat Hagerman 55-42 in basketball. Larry Hays added 10 points for the Coyotes • Tower Theaters was advertising a special Thanksgiving morning “Mothers’ Helper Cartoon Show.” The price was 35 cents for kids 6 to 60. • Fresh Grade A tom […]

Pain at the pump

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Don’t expect the price of gasoline to go down anytime soon. In fact, gasoline prices are going to continue to rise, according to travel and oil industry officials. Richard Horn, who was filling his car up Wednesday night at the C&S Valero station in Portales, and said he’d noticed […]

Financing food getting trickier

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor This morning, your bowl of cereal and milk probably cost you 49 cents. Last year, it was 44 cents. By next year, it could be 56 cents. It’s enough to make you cry in your cornflakes. The forces behind the rise in food prices — China’s economic boom, a […]

Housing proposal questions crop up

By Karl Terry, PNT managing editor Opinions on the idea of an affordable housing project in Portales appear to be mixed among builders and real estate professionals with some saluting the idea and others favoring a free-market approach. Led by Mayor Orlando Ortega Jr., city of Portales officials have been studying an affordable housing project […]

May 20, 1982

• Three Portales Rams baseball players were named to the Coaches AAA State All-Tournament. Chosen were seniors Johnny Poe and Greg Speck and junior pitcher Rod Simon. • Portales High School senior Tim Sweet was recognized for 12 years of perfect attendance during the PHS Academic Assembly. • Vinyl Reed Curtains ranged in price from […]

Dow Jones passes 13,000

By Jean Verlich: Freedom Newspapers The Dow Jones industrial average passed 13,000 Wednesday for the first time in history. Some experts didn’t see the news as all good, though, because many big corporations’ earnings were made overseas, and rising energy costs, a slumping housing market and a possible credit crunch still cause worry. Not all […]