Science Spectrum offers education, variety of exhibits

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Compiled by Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer Ever wanted to hang-glide? Or see a space suit? Now you can do that, or many other things, less than two hours away from the Clovis/Portales area. The Science Spectrum in Lubbock features hundreds of exhibits from many different areas. What is it? According to its Web site […]

Senator views Yam Theater

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman took a first-hand look at the Yam Movie Palace on Thursday morning, a theater which has federal dollars invested in it. Bingaman (D-N.M.) helped secure $200,000 in federal funds for renovation of the Yam Movie Palace through a spending bill signed into law Wednesday by President […]

World War II veteran profiles

Herman Berkstaller Born: 1922 Dates of service: Aug. 8, 1942 to Sept. 1945 Hometown: Roswell Lives in: Elida Theater or location of service: China, Burma and India, western Pacific Unit and specialty: 20th Air Force, B-29 flight engineer After discharge: El Paso, Texas Veteran organizations: American Legion, VFW Albuquerque Berkstaller said he was in the […]

Festival makes theater come full circle

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By Kevin Wilson A half-century ago, the theater Department of Eastern New Mexico University decided to create a drama festival as a way to educate high school students and at the same time encourage them to attend ENMU. In its 50th year on the ENMU campus, the festival has had another effect —as a feeder […]

Theaters get renovations

By David Irvin By David Irvin Freedom Newspapers David_Irvin@link.freedom.com An expansion project at Allen Theaters in the North Plains Mall that was delayed more than two months by heavy rain this fall is nearing completion. Russell Allen, general manager of Allen Theaters, said the projected opening date for the new-look complex that will feature three […]

Feb. 13 Floyd School News

By Jennifer Essary Upcoming events • School Board will meet Monday at 7 p.m. • The science fair is this week. • Tuesday’s game against Grady will be senior appreciation night. • Spring pictures will be Friday. • The kindergarten will be having a bake sale on Friday. All money will go towards its graduation […]

Homans makes stop in southeastern New Mexico

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By David Irvin Movies and cheese were the main topics of conversation Thursday when area offficials met with the state’s top economic development official. Homans was on hand at a presentation for the Yam Theater in Portales, less than an hour after speaking with Clovis and Curry County officials about how eastern New Mexico can […]

PHS drama club ready for new season

By Laurie Stone The act of engaging in theatrical drama is something everyone has practiced whether they are wise to it or not. Bill Strong, the Drama teacher at the Portales High School, said, “Acting is an imitation of life and life teaches people how to perform.” Strong said acting exists everywhere. If a child […]

Diversity goes on display at student festival

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Tony Parra The Diversity Festival kicked off on Sunday and five plays highlighted the shows on Monday in the University Theatre Center at Eastern New Mexico University. The five plays on the second night of The Diversity Festival were Gnome Game, Dirt and Gasoline, The Sewing, Giving Up and Strings. These five plays will be […]

ENMU to host drama festival

By Tony Parra Eastern New Mexico University will be hosting the annual High School Drama Festival on Thursday through Saturday at the University Theatre Center. More than 500 students from 23 high schools will be participating. Roughly 40 Portales High School theater students will participate at the festival, according to Bill Strong, theater instructor at […]

Mainstreet to reopen YAM

Mike Linn Babe Morgan said he remembers the Yam as the Saturday night hot spot in Portales about “50, 60 some odd years ago.” But recently members of the Portales Mainstreet Organization gave him a reason to see a future for age-old theater, located in the 200 block of South Main Street. “There wasn’t a […]