Campaign against cancer

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By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Marilyn Carter won’t be on the floor of Greyhound Arena tonight when Portales’ Relay for Life gets under way. It’s the first time she’s missed since she was diagnosed with cancer. Carter’s spirit and drive will be there through the efforts of her daughter, Debbie Stenstrom, who has helped […]

Sports medicine clinic on its way

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer This April, injured area athletes could be on the mend at a full-service, state-of-the-art sports medicine clinic in downtown Portales owned by Dr. Joel Sievers. As part of the Portales downtown revitalization plan, Sievers recently received $65,000 direct economic development grant funds from the city. Sievers told city officials […]

2-22-08 It’s Their Job

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Name: Cyndee Nelson Job: Cosmetologist, Reflections Hair Design Time on job: Five years Background: Experience in business and finance and has spent two years at CCC Cosmetology School. Q. Describe what your job entails? A. Greeting clients, answering phones, helping with the daily salon activities; which include upkeep, and sanitation and that is important in […]

2-22-08 Local Briefs

Udall seeks students as interns Rep. Tom Udall, D-N.M., is accepting applications from college students for the summer internship programs in his Capitol Hill and New Mexico district offices, according to a news release. To apply for an internship, candidates must send a cover letter and resume to: Adam.Fullerton@mail.house.gov or fax the materials to 202-226-1331 […]

Feb. 22, 1963

• “Tara Bulba” was playing at the Tower Theater and starred Tony Curtis and Yul Brynner. • “The Fastest Gun Alive” was playing at the Tower Theater and starred Glenn Ford.

Remembering the days of radio

In the olden days folks who lived in the boonies didn’t have many formal entertainment choices. We could see a movie in town on shopping day, usually Saturday. The local theater kept the same movie a couple of weeks, so except for the Saturday afternoon serials (that always ended with a cliffhanger to get us […]

Relayers ready to rock

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By Mickey Winfield, Freedom New Mexico The theme for the American Cancer Society’s 2008 Relay for Life in Portales is, “Relay like a Rockstar,” and starting Friday night, area residents will be able to do just that. Portales’ Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is joining with Texico’s FCCLA and Yucca Junior High’s FCCLA […]

Race, gender loom in politics

By Karl Terry, PNT managing editor A professor of political science told the Roosevelt County Democratic Women this week that this year’s presidential election would be historic because it will gauge the country’s ability to deal with gender and race in a political campaign. Sue Strickler, professor of political science at Eastern New Mexico University […]

RCSO makes scrap metal theft arrest

PNT Staff Report Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested two Portales men Friday in connection with the theft of scrap metal from a rural Roosevelt County residence, according to a RCSO press release. Sanford Long, 28, and Steven Long, 51, both of Portales were arrested at a scrap metal recycling center in Clovis after a […]

Spaghetti dinner planned

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University’s Department of Theatre and Dance will be having a Spaghetti Dinner from 5pm to 7:30pm. today at the Wesley Foundation South Avenue K and 14th Lane in Portales. Tickets are pre-sold and also available at the door. Price is $7 a ticket. All proceeds go to theatre students […]

Pursuit to land “Suit” complete

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico In Ray Bradbury’s “The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit,” six men see something they want and find a way to get it. It’s a similar situation for Clovis Community College. Its cultural arts program wanted the show, and landed it for 7 p.m. Friday. Marshall Auditorium hosts the free show. […]

Cruickshank nabs LSC honor

Freedom New Mexico Sophomore Kristen Cruickshank of Glendale, Ariz., became the second consecutive Eastern New Mexico University player to receive Lone Star Conference South Division softball pitcher of the week honors Tuesday. Cruickshank, who is 4-2 for the season with a 1.26 earned run average, allowed eight hits and two runs — both unearned — […]

Feb. 20, 1963

Walt Disney’s “Moon Pilot” was playing at the Tower Theater and starred Tom Tryon and Brian Keith.

Political compromise possible, even likely on surveillance issues

The House of Representatives last week thumbed its nose at President Bush by going on vacation after declining to make a surveillance law permanent — and by issuing contempt citations to former White House counsel Harriet Miers and chief of staff Josh Bolten for not cooperating in a legislative inquiry into the firings of U.S. […]

Clinton campaign running into trouble

By Kevin Wilson It was only a few months ago pundits left and right were calling the Hillary Clinton campaign a runaway train. With Clinton and Barack Obama in a close race for the Democratic nomination, it looks as if those predictions may be wrong. Likewise, you can take a grain of salt with my […]

Court gives widows green light to sue

By Tom Philpott A U.S. Court of Federal Claims judge has given a green light to three military widows to sue the government for a combined $105,000 — the accumulated value of Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) payments that, the widows contend, have been unlawfully withheld since Dec. 16, 2003. In a 24-page opinion denying the […]

Saluting the flag

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer A handful of Portales women will forever be stitched into the fabric of every state flag that flies over New Mexico. On a day in 1955, members of the Portales chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy led by W.B. Oldham saw a great need for the state […]

Hospital board obstetrics measure fails on technicality

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor A resolution presented and tabled at January’s Roosevelt General Hospital Board of Directors meeting that sought to authorize a study on adding obstetrics at the hospital died on a procedural error at the February meeting held Tuesday. After a contentious debate involving board members, staff, residents and others, a […]

2-20-08 City Council Meetings Watch

With an abbreviated business slate, to make room for ceremonies honoring the Ellen W. Jones chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Portales city councilors took up just two action items in Tuesday’s regular meeting. • Councilors gave unanimous approval to a bid to erect a metal building for an new animal control shelter […]

2-20-08 Floyd News

Upcoming Events • Women’s Bible Study will meet tonight at Debi Moore’s, 6:30 p.m. • Seniors will meet Thursday at the Floyd Senior Citizens Center for games and fellowship. Potluck is at 6pm and games begin at 7 p.m. School News Floyd School’s Love Soup Extravaganza will be Monday at 6 p.m. Students will perform […]