Daughter needs support

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 I. Unfortunately, while he agreed to let our daughter be part of a competitive […]

‘Eagle Eyes’ program helps deter crime

Detachment 120: Air Force Office of Special Investigations CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — As a result of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack, the Air Force implemented an antiterrorism program called “Eagle Eyes,” which is run by the Air Force Office of Special Investigations. Much like a neighborhood watch program, the Eagle Eyes program is […]

Airmen extend advice to students

By Greg Allen: 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — For nearly two dozen airmen here, their weekly regimen includes a regular return to junior high school. Not as students mind you, but for at least one hour a week, they serve as mentors to students at Yucca Middle School. The […]

Cannon good first home

Jennifer Laurent Cannon Air Force Base has been good to me. It was our first home as a married couple. I made friends that I will never forget. I found a job that I loved and, due to a deployment, was forced to remember that while I am happier with my husband at my side, […]

New Deal exhibit touring New Mexico

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal will re-emerge in Roosevelt County next fall as Portales hosts a 75th anniversary photo exhibit: New Mexico’s New Deal Treasures, according to a press release. New Mexico Economic Development Department’s MainStreet Program has borrowed the traveling exhibit from the National New Deal Association. The […]

Portales to host economic forum

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Portales will play host to one of five regional forums on rural economic development from 1-3 p.m. Monday at the Memorial Building. The forum is sponsored by New Mexico First, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization designed to engage citizens in public policy, which was co-founded 20 years ago by New […]

12-14-07 Empty Stocking Fund

Today’s focus: Ms. A Household members: 7 Children: 5 Special circumstances: “Ms. A” has fallen behind on her bills because she has had to take out loans to help her sick mother-in-law in Mexico. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have presents for Christmas. Clothing needs: Girls shirt size 24 month. Girls pants size […]

Christian school getting finishing touches

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By Tonya Fennell: Freedom New Mexico A handful of construction workers were busy putting the finishing touches on the new Clovis Christian School Thursday morning. The ceiling and floor tiles have yet to be placed, but Superintendent Steven Medeiros said the work will be completed and students will move into the building Jan. 8, 2008. […]

12-14-07 Local brief

RSVP needs yarn donations The Retired Senior Volunteer Program is requesting yarn donations to crochet lap blankets for nursing homes. The yarn can be taken to the Community Services Center, 1100 Community Way in Portales, or can be picked up by arrangement with Monica Calamaco, RSVP director at 356-8576 Ext. 22.

Holidays bring reminders of ‘good tidings’

By Joan Clayton The approaching holidays remind me of the angels who brought the “good tidings of great joy” to the shepherds in the field. Many references about angels are found in the Bible. They can be traced from Genesis to Revelation. Angels are supernatural beings sent by God. They are God’s messengers. Psalm 91:11 […]

Dec. 19, 1947

• The Elida Odd Fellows entertained members and guests with a quail dinner in the hall. • McGuffin’s was advertising hand made boots. • Eastern New Mexico College was hosting University of New Mexico in a basketball game at the Portales Junior High. The game was set to follow a Portales High Lovington tilt.

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.

Dec.16, 1947

• Portales residents contributed 1,700 pounds of cheese, 1,500 pounds of flour and several hundred pounds of Portales peanuts to the “Navajo Brotherhood Caravan,” a charity drive for the Navajo reservation near Gallup. • The Furr Food Store was advertising the opening of its new store at 422 E. State St. in Portales. • The […]

Dec. 14, 1987

• Fire destroyed the John Gentry home, located on the Bethel Highway. The couple and their two children were sleeping in the home but escaped the blaze. • School closed after about a foot of snow fell with drifts up to five feet deep reported in Roosevelt County. • The Ramettes beat Carlsbad to win […]

Flying J Wranglers to perform in Portales

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Portales is in for a little Christmas spirit this Friday — the cowboy way. The Roosevelt County Farm and Livestock Bureau is sponsoring the Flying J Wranglers Christmas Show for the second year, according to RCFLB President Matt Rush. The show starts at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Memorial […]

Bush OKs Head Start renewal

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor President Bush’s signature on a five-year renewal of Head Start, the federal preschool program for children in poverty, drew sighs of relief Wednesday in eastern New Mexico. “I was so excited. It was a long wait,” Eastern Plains Head Start Director Mary Rose Jimenez said. The latest update to […]

12-13 Local Briefs

Desert Reign in Roswell The cowboy singing group Desert Reign will be featured at 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday and at 10 a.m. Sunday morning at Cowboy Church, 1601 E. Second Street, Roswell. The group will present their ministry through both traditional and contemporary music. The event is open to the public. Lindsey to hold […]

Pharmacy owners retiring after three decades

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer After serving Portales’ pharmaceutical needs for three decades, CJ’s Pill Box owners Dick and Vivian Haverland are retiring. The longtime Portales residents said they’ll miss playing a big role in helping people get better. “We’re going to miss all the people that we’ve taken care of over the years,” […]

Fed drops key rate for third time this year

Staff and Wire Reports WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve dropped its most important interest rate to a nearly two-year low on Tuesday and left the door open to additional cuts to prevent a housing and credit meltdown from pushing the economy into a recession. A disappointed Wall Street took a nosedive. Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke […]

12-12-07 Empty Stocking Fund

Today’s focus: “Ms. B” Household members: 4 Children: 3 Special circumstances: “Ms. B” is a single mother. She is struggling financially because she just found a job and a place to live. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have a nice Christmas in their own home. Clothing needs: Girls shirt size 4T or 5T. […]