Campos talks BRAC in Clovis

By Marlena Hartz : Freedom Newspapers Rep. Jose Campos, D-Santa Rosa, reviewed a long list of legislative accomplishments at Monday’s Curry Democratic Party Town Hall Meeting, which included funding for Pre-K and tax cuts for low-income families. But he set aside equal time to address the concerns of those gathered, an intimate group of barely […]

Committee votes to open ‘Tricare Select’ to reservists

By Tom Philpott: PNT columnist The House Armed Services Committee has voted 32-30 to open the new TRICARE Reserve Select (TRS) program to any drilling reservist or National Guard member willing to pay the premiums, now set at $75 a month for member-only coverage or $233 for family coverage. An unprecedented fulltime health plan for […]

Extended Learning

For information on any of these classes, contact the Office of Extended Learning at 562-2165, 800-367-3886 or 800-537-5376 (N.M. only). The office is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to noon and 1-5 p.m., Quay Hall, Room 106. Scuba Diving: Join Mike Hale, Scuba Ventures (Liberal, Kan.) for this PADI Open Water Scuba class over […]

Local Brief

Veterans to place flags in cemetery on Saturday War veterans will be at the Portales City Cemetery at 9 a.m. on Saturday, placing flags on the gravesites of those who served in the military. Veterans are welcoming any Portales residents who want to help place flags. Tables will be placed at the Kilgore street entrance […]

5/24 Obituaries

Kelly Askew, 69 Services: 2 p.m. today at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel in Portales. Mr. Kelly Askew, 69, of Portales, died Sunday, May 22, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. He was born on Jan. 27, 1936, in the Garrison community, to Marie and Dell Askew. He grew up in the Garrison community and […]

ENMU uses bonds to upgrade buildings

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer The Eastern New Mexico University representatives are investing in the future of the campus and in the form of building upgrades, courtesy of system revenue bonds. The ENMU Board of Regents approved the issuance of $9.325 million in the issuance of system revenue bonds to renovate the university. ENMU […]

Community has task at hand

By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers In the face of staggering statistics — 85 percent of bases recommended for closure by the Department of Defense are indeed shuttered — area leaders are holding tightly to the idea that Cannon Air Force Base can beat the odds. Many are unwilling to even discuss a contingency plan. “Frankly,” […]

Administrators hand out awards and farwells

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By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Portales High School students made the first of many memorable walks on Monday to accept academic awards for their scholastic work. For the high school seniors, it was the first of many walks they will be making on the final week of their high school career. Seniors will also […]

McCain to keep path going in Portales

By Marc Schoder: PNT Correspondent Faith Triumphant Christian School graduate Luis McCain will call Portales his home for his next journey following Monday’s high school graduation. “I will be going to ENMU for four years to get my teaching degree,” says McCain, who was one of two graduates from Faith Triumphant Christian School May 16. […]

Kelly, VanWettering named to honor roll

Freedom Newspapers RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s Erica Kelly and Kristen VanWettering have qualified for the 2004-05 Lone Star Conference commissioner’s honor roll in women’s tennis. Kelly is a junior from Stockton, Calif., majoring in biology, and had a 3.25 cumulative grade point average entering the spring semester. VanWettering, a Portales High grad […]

ENMU represented by dozen athletes in all-star game

Freedom Newspapers LUBBOCK — Twelve players who are planning to walk on in football at Eastern New Mexico University are slated to participate in the first West Texas Football Classic, a benefit game set for June 4 at Lowery Field. Playing for the North squad are Tyler Caffey of Plains, Omar Jordan and Randy McBrewer […]

Volunteer, write letters to help save Cannon

By Freedom Newspapers The past week has shown again that the communities of Portales and Clovis, and Roosevelt and Curry counties, can respond quickly and fully in a time of crisis. After all, in rural areas neighbors are used to being called upon and helping out wherever they are needed. We’ve done this many times, […]

Little League baseball: It’s all in the genes

By Bob Huber: PNT columnist Now comes Little League Baseball with its millions of fans who are so dedicated that each May they face east and, on cue from Williamsport, Pa., yell at the top of their lungs. The theory is that their howling creates gigantic gales which in turn slows the Earth’s rotation and […]

Perks of living in P-Ville: Batteries included

By Jim Lee: PNT columnist I managed to get to the garage without tripping over the cat or forgetting where I was going. This time I remembered to open the garage door before putting the vehicle in motion and got into the car without banging my head. Things were really going my way that morning […]

Communities enter into mutual aid agreement

By Marlena Hartz : Freedom Newspapers The City of Portales and surrounding communities mapped out a system of accountability for donations pledged in support of “Operation Keep Cannon.” A mutual aid agreement was signed Friday by key entities and will be in place in a matter of days, officials said. The agreement, drafted between the […]

Clovis standoff ends with no one hurt

By Ryn Gargulinski: Freedom Newspapers Pastor Richard Masterson Jr. said his prayers were answered early Friday morning when a 14-hour standoff near The Restaurant at Fox Run ended without serious injury. Police said Shireen Simon (also known as Shireen Nalley) barricaded herself in a house at 2225 Llano Estacado about 1 p.m. Thursday after firing […]

Dora graduate to attend ENMU

By Marc Schoder: PNT Correspondent Dora High School graduate Saasha Foster won’t trek far from her stomping grounds as she continues her education. “I will be going to ENMU to major in art,” said Foster, one of 14 Friday graduates from Dora High School. Foster, originally from Tracy, Calif, came to the Dora area to […]

5/22 Public Record

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the magistrate court: • Betty Beckwith, 44, pleaded no contest to aggravated DWI (2nd offense), careless driving and is ordered to serve 8 days in the Roosevelt County Detention Center followed by 356 days supervised probation, allow an ignition interlock device to be installed on any vehicles […]

Hounds sign four for hoops season

By Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan figures next year has to be better for the Greyhounds — almost no matter what happens. After winning Lone Star Conference South Division titles the previous two seasons, what was expected to be another good year in 2004-05 began to unravel almost immediately. […]

5/22 Local Briefs

Campos holding town hall in Clovis On Monday at 6:30 p.m., the Curry Democratic Party will be hosting a town hall meeting for Representative Jose Campos. The meeting will take place at the Carver Library; located at 701 N. Main, in the North Annex. Swimming pool opens Thursday The city swimming pool will open beginning […]