PHS students ready to present ‘Peter Pan’

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By Sarah Meyer: PNT Staff Writer The cast of “Peter Pan and Wendy” is ready to fly. The Portales High School production premieres tonight, but the performers have been on stage in front of school audiences this week. “I think we’re finally ready,” said student teacher DeAnna Gonzales, who is directing the play. “I was […]

Clovis gets ready for plenty of bull

By Eric Butler Sometimes it’s not easy working your way to the top of the Professional Bull Riders circuit. Just ask cousins Sterling Bowers and Rusty Patrick, a pair of Texico residents, who recently met up with six other cowboys in Oklahoma and drove some 900 miles to a tiny town (Herreid, pop. 466) in […]

ENMU ready to rope

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By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico CoWith the start of their season a week away, Eastern New Mexico University’s rodeo teams are hard at work. This year that work is happening under the watchful eye of first-year coach Albert Flinn. He says he likes what he sees for the most part. “(The mens) team is […]

Airman center making progress

Courtesy photo The Dining Hall-Airman Center is expected to be ready for furnishing by the end of the year, according to Cannon officials. By Gabriel Monte: Cannon Connections Cannon officials are consolidating dining, recreation and services venues in one 28,000-square-foot building in anticipation of more airmen coming to Cannon Air Force Base. Informally called the […]

Rams ready to open season

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Entering his third year as head coach of Portales Ram football, Andy Correll has his most experienced squad, all of whom are ready to out-do last year’s squad that advanced to the New Mexico Class 3A quarterfinals, but lost on the road to Raton. Taking snaps under center will […]

Schools ready to open Monday

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer As another school year looms for Portales Municipal Schools, students and teachers seem ready, and most Portales area schools hosted open house on Friday. School starts Monday for grades 2-12. “Today was open house and I got to meet a lot of my students and their parents,” Valencia fifth […]

Habitat for Humanity ready to build seventh home

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By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor Habitat for Humanity of Eastern New Mexico is ready to begin work on its seventh home with a work day Saturday. According to Executive Director Joyce Davis volunteers will gather at 8 a.m. Saturday at the home site at 313 E. Kaywood in Portales to remove trees and prepare […]

Next weekend will be tax free

PNT Staff Report New Mexico students are getting ready to go back to school. But first they’re getting ready to go shopping for back-to-school supplies. And this weekend, those back-to-school purchases will be tax free. This Friday, Saturday and Sunday will mark the fourth year for the tax holiday. Gov. Bill Richardson said in a […]

Farmers ready for this year’s market season

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By Sarah Meyer, PNT Staff Writer Local growers say the crops are looking good and they’re ready for the official opening of the Portales Farmers Market. The market will be open at a new time — 5 p.m. — Mondays and Thursdays now through the end of October, said Margie Plummer, market manager. “We got […]

Creative Living July 6

Information on embellishing ready-to-wear garments and home decorating will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and at 2 p.m. Saturday. Lana Bennett, Singer Sewing Co., will show how to create your own unique, custom embellished garments for a fraction of the cost of purchased ready-to-wear. She’s from Lavergne, Tenn. Melanie Wood, […]

Pool staff trained, ready for summer

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Cannon Connections: Tony Bullocks Andrew Marhefka of Clovis swims across the pool as part of a recent lifeguard training program at the Clovis Aquatic Center. The Liberty Pool at Cannon Air Force Base opens May 24. By Janet Bresenham, Cannon Connections Eric Kirby, the aquatic director for Liberty Pool at Cannon Air Force Base, is […]

Parents learn to jump start education

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By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Ready To Learn workshops are helping to jump start children’s education in Eastern New Mexico. Improving a child’s learning skills and vocabulary at an early age are two of the reasons that Isabel Zupancic, the Ready To Learn coordinator, conducts the workshops, a service of the Public Broadcasting System. […]

Dec. 18, 1947

• Bicycles were advertised for $42.50 and up at Kelt and Van Schoyck’s Gamble and Western Store. • A 14 ounce bottle of catsup was advertised in a grand opening at for Furr Food Store two for 29 cents. • Causey’s Tomcats defeated Three-Way 34-26 in basketball and was ready to host Rosedale.

Ski season: Better late than never

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Ski season is happening a month later than past years, but it’s still happening. Ski resorts in New Mexico have had to postpone their openings this year due to warm temperatures and a lack of snow. Natural snow would be helpful, but the warm temperatures are hampering the resorts […]

Business to offer variety of repair services, sell boats

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By Casey Peacock Jump River Repair will provide a variety of services when it officially opens next month. Housed at 100 S. Chicago, the business will offer equipment repairs, welding and fabrication, and sell boats, construction equipment and parts, according to owner Eddie Hiner. Hiner will be joined by son-in-law Jon Nagel, who is relocating […]

Things not always as they appear

By Kevin WIlson: Freedom New Mexico I was closing out my treadmill session at the gym a few weeks ago, and I saw something I couldn’t stay silent about. There was somebody parking his truck in the handicapped spot in front of the gym. Without a handicapped plaque visible in his cab. While walking in […]

Ram soccer pitch ready

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Ram and Lady Ram soccer players will be kicking the ball around in their first practice Monday, less than nine months after the Portales school board approved the re-starting of the program. Between the hiring of a coach and the installation of two fields, administrators say they’re ready. “Growing […]

Wolfe balances roles of mother and marathoner

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer For one Portales woman, Sunday is run day. Sheila Wolfe, 40, will be taking part in her first marathon Sunday in the Oklahoma City Marathon. “I’m ready for it to be here because I’ve worked my butt off for four months,” Wolfe said. “I’m just anxious, and I’m ready […]

Are you ready to go on a short-notice deployment?

Major. James Rich What did you bring to the Air Force today? Are you fully trained to do your job, are your CDCs accomplished? Do you have all your necessary shots? Do you have your family prepared if you get a short notice deployment? These are questions you need to ask yourself everyday when you […]

Lady Rams ‘ready’ for Ruidoso

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer Only a handful of games separate the Portales Lady Rams from their goal of repeating as New Mexico Class 3A girls basketball champions. Having already clinched a berth in the state tournament, the Lady Rams host the Ruidoso Lady Warriors tonight with a District 4-3A championship on the line. […]