New president named for Freedom Communications

Freedom News Service IRVINE, Calif. — Scott Flanders, who has professional experience in direct marketing and Internet distribution, has been named chief executive and president of Freedom Communications Inc., the Irvine-based media company that owns the Portales News-Tribune. Flanders, 48, who will assume the position effective the first of the year, has held positions of […]

Oct. 4 Obituaries

Joe L. Visage Services: 2 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church in Portales. Mr. Joe L. Visage, 86, of Portales, died Monday, Oct. 3, 2005, in Lubbock. He was born June 24, 1919, in Lockney, Texas, to Katherine and William R. Visage. He moved to Portales in 1938 from Canyon, Texas. He and graduated from […]

New hours met with mixed reviews

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Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Portales Recreation Center Director Johnny Ledbetter said it’s too early to tell what kind of effect the change of center hours will have on the membership, but some children would rather it go back the previous hours. The Portales Recreation Center has gone almost two months with new hours in […]

City develops action plan for wastewater plant

Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer For some Portales residents, the current condition of the wastewater plant in the south part of the city — for lack of a better term — stinks. High nitrogen levels and a sludge buildup led to an unpleasant odor throughout the summer for many near the wastewater treatment plant. Matt […]

Assessment team made for Cannon

Marlena Hartz : Freedom Newspapers Born Monday in the nation’s capital was a Cannon Air Force Base assessment team. Though in its infancy, the team will assess possible missions for Cannon and report the findings to the Pentagon in 180 days, Gov. Bill Richardson said. A federal commission voted to remove Cannon’s F-16 squadrons in […]

Markham receives congeniality award

ALBUQUERQUE — Desiree Markham, 2004-2005 Roosevelt County Fair Queen, received the congeniality award Sept. 25 during the state fair queen contest at Tingley Coliseum in Albuquerque. The State Fair Queen for 2006 is Amanda Mae LaPrelle of Sandoval County. The 20-year-old is the daughter of James and Jan LaPrelle of Placitas. She is a junior […]

Oct. 2 Public Record

The following dispositions were recently filed in district court: Larry Brooks, 20, pleaded guilty to attempted aggravated burglary and is ordered to serve six months in jail followed by by 12 months of probation, pay $105 in fines and enter batterer’s intervention. Sally Puebla, 29, pleaded guilty to aggravated fleeing from a law enforcement officer […]

Oct. 2 School News

Floyd School News Upcoming Events • Booster Club will meet at 6 p.m Monday in the Community Building. • There will be no school Oct. 10 for Columbus Day. • School board will meet Oct. 11. Football Saturday–Jr. High and Varsity vs. Logan Longhorns at Floyd, 11a.m. Volleyball Tuesday–Jr. High, JV, and Varsity vs. Texico […]

Oct. 2 Local Briefs

UNM to offer medical program The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center officials will be touring New Mexico high schools during the fall in search of students who want to practice medicine and they will identify potential candidates. The UNM School of Medicine is trying to recruit and retain health practitioners. The program will […]

Leadership learned through experience, guidance

Jim Lee: Local columnist On Saturday, I became a past president of the Kiwanis Club of Portales. It was the first day of our club’s new administrative year, and officers serve a one-year term. Elwyn Hulett became our new president. Elwyn will do a great job, and I’ll be able to take a break now. […]