My turn: Drama students deserve recognition

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Last week I was back in the Portales High School theater, enjoying students on a stage singing and dancing. I love attending plays and musicals for so many reasons. Obviously there’s a story taking place on the stage … but the entire event is filled with drama. Will all the lines be remembered? Will the […]

Portales grads look to future

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Argen Duncan The 161 graduates of the Portales High School Class of 2011 walked the stage Friday night amid cheers and whistles at Eastern New Mexico University’s Greyhound Arena. Portales HS Principal Melvin Nusser said the class, which included 36 honors graduates, was one of the biggest the school had in some time. “They made […]

Grads ready for next stage

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Alisa Boswell Eastern New Mexico University President Steven Gamble said he was expecting big things from the 484 graduates who walked the stage at Greyhound Arena Saturday. “We’ve given them the educational preparation to compete with the graduates of any other school,” Gamble said. “I feel certain that this graduating class will produce doctors, civic […]

Ticket feature: American Idol finalist taking stage in Clovis

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Freedom New Mexico American Idol hit Melinda Doolittle takes the stage Saturday in Clovis. With a voice described as big and soulful, the sixth season finalist of the popular TV show is performing as part of Clovis Community College’s Cultural Arts Series. As a child, Doolittle was tone-deaf and was asked by a choir teacher […]

Operas scheduled at ENMU

By Zuo Yang: PNT Staff Writer A pair of popular operas are taking center stage at Eastern New Mexico University this week, according to a university news release. The ENMU Department of Music is scheduled to perform portions of the operas “The Marriage of Figaro” and “The Barber of Seville.” According to the release, “The […]

Nearly 230 students graduate from ENMU

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By Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer Saturday was a day of reflection for almost 230 Eastern New Mexico University graduates who walked across the stage and into a new life. Forty master’s and 188 bachelor’s degrees were granted. Bradley Love, hospitality and business graduate, said it was a long road for him. “It was great,” […]

Graduating students share plans

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Almost 230 students are getting ready to walk across the stage and into the next stage of their lives Saturday. At Eastern New Mexico University’s fall commencement, 40 master’s degree candidates and 188 bachelor’s degree candidates are set to graduate, said university President Steven Gamble. Julia Tucker is one […]

Thankful I can count many blessings

By Baxter Black: PNT columnist This Thanksgiving I am thankful for many things large and small. For instance, on the world stage I am thankful that Saddam Hussein finally got what he had coming. But I’m also thankful for more personal things like the fact that there are still airports and convenience stores that have […]

Oct. 15, 1976

The Portales News-Tribune reported that the ENMU School of Music opened its stage season the previous night with “An Evening at the Opera,” composed of three short operas under the direction of Richard Cage. The production in the ENMU University Theatre will run again that night only, beginning at 8 p.m.

Ticket feature: Clovis High hosting championship band

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Clovis High School is hosting the Santa Clara Vanguard, a championship drum and bugle corps. The Vanguard will stage two free evening performances

Zias stage rally, beat East Central

Freedom New Mexico ADA, Okla. — Sophomore forward Til-Lois Fifer’s jumper with 2:37 left kicked off a game-ending 7-0 run that lifted Eastern New Mexico University to a 58-52 victory over East Central on Sunday in a Lone Star Conference women’s crossover game. Fifer scored a career-best 19 points and grabbed seven rebounds to help […]

Alley Cats to perform holiday music

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Freedom New Mexico Doo-wop group The Alley Cats will perform in Clovis on Wednesday at Marshall Auditorium in a holiday performance for the family. The show will feature classic holiday songs and melodies. The Alley Cats have shared the stage with Chubby Checker, The Beach Boys and Jerry Seinfeld. They also open for Jay Leno […]

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 […]

Prairie Chickens take stage

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By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor A half-hour before daylight Saturday on the prairie west of Milnesand, eight people waited in bleary-eyed anticipation for a look at the first lesser prairie chicken of the day. “I think they’re still asleep,” one voice from the darkened passenger van spoke up. A few minutes later a cackle […]

Local Briefs, March 30, 2008

DHS Drama Club on stageThe Dora High School Drama Club will present a mystery thriller, “The Beating Heart,” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Dora School Auditorium.The play’s plot revolves around a photograph of a young woman who lived during the Civil War. A modern-day college history major travels to the woman’s last home to […]

Cheer squad now no cause for concern

By Anita Doberman This past weekend I attended my oldest daughter’s first cheerleading competition. Actually, it was also my first cheerleading competition. I arrived at this event with mixed feelings. Cheerleading has been a big point of contention between my husband and me. Unfortunately, while he agreed to let our daughter be part of a […]

PHS students present play

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Amid the chaos and confusion a play is born. Portales High School drama students will be performing the play “You Can’t Take It With You” beginning tonight and running through Monday evening. Set in 1936, the play follows the Sycamore and Kirby families, one wealthy and the other not. […]

With God, there are no endings

By Joan Clayton : Religion Columnist Remember that wonderful feeling of “senioritis” around graduation time? It seemed that long awaited day would never arrive. We could hardly wait to pursue the next stage of life. My husband, being the high school principal, presented the diplomas and blessed the seniors as they walked across the stage. […]

Area theater gives taste of stage life

By Helena Rodriguez: PNT Staff Writer I’ve never had formal acting lessons, but as a child I did spend some time on the stage in our north Portales community theater called Teatro de la Comunidad de los Niños. We were the junior version of the high school group, Teatro de la Comunidad, which featured a […]

Locally written play takes ENMU stage Saturday

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Refreshed and invigorated, the play Mia, Emma and Rose will once again take the stage at the Eastern New Mexico University Theater Center at 7 p.m. on Saturday, after a gala invitation-only event on Friday. The play, written by Janeice Scarbrough, was first performed at ENMU in April. Since […]