Traveling veterans display ends run today

By Sharna Johnson, Freedom New Mexico With a tiny paper Superman symbol no bigger than the tip of a finger stuck to the glass, Leroy “JR” Segura Jr.’s name stood out amidst the rows of golden dog tags glowing in the mid-day sun. “He always said that he was Superman,” JR’s younger brother Jake Segura […]

Women’s history program offered

PNT Staff Report The annual Women’s History program will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the meeting room of the Portales Public Library. According to a press release, there will be an art display by the La Escalera Art Guild and quilt works displayed by several local quilting organizations including Dora Soars and Red […]

Local Briefs March 18, 2008

AARP chapter to meetThe Portales AARP chapter will meet at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Community Services Center, 1100 Community Way.Steve North of the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office will give a program on the Newman Project.The public is welcome to attend. Town hall signup wrapping upRegistration for New Mexico First’s annual statewide town hall, […]

Events Calendar March 18, 2008

TodayRoosevelt County Commissioners meeting — 9 a.m., commissioners roomRoosevelt General Hospital board meeting — 11:30 a.m., hospital cafeteria community roomPortales City Council meeting — 7 p.m., council chambersNWS storm spotter training — 1:30-4 p.m. assembly room Clovis City Hall and 6-8:30 p.m. Memorial Building in Portales.Tony Campolo lecture — 7 p.m. ENMU Theater ThursdayWomen’s History […]

Its Their Job Sara Bulls

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Name: Sara BullsJob: Girls tennis head coach Portales Junior High SchoolBackground: Bulls is from Portales and cheered and played tennis at PHS, and won state in doubles. Bulls has played tennis every summer since fifth grade. She graduated from Eastern New Mexico University and played tennis there one year.She also currently teaches seventh and eighth […]

ENMU News March 18, 2008

Employee, Student, Alumni BriefsMary Ayala, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, has been named to the board of directors for the Consortium for North American Higher Education Collaboration. Juchao Yan delivered an oral presentation at the 2008 Annual Meeting of the Institute of Biological Engineering on March 6-9 in Chapel Hill, N.C. […]

Kingsville takes final game of series Sunday

By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico Texas A&M-Kingsville baseball coach Russell Stockton was relieved not to have been swept. After losing the first three games of their Lone Star Conference series with Eastern New Mexico, the Javelinas managed to squeak out a 3-2 win in Sunday’s finale at Greyhound Field. Stockton said the Javs (14-14, […]

TexAnns sweep Zias

Freedom New Mexico STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Tarleton State pushed over three runs in the bottom of the sixth Saturday to hand Eastern New Mexico University a 4-2 loss in the first game of a Lone Star Conference South Division softball doubleheader. In the second game, the TexAnns notched a 9-1 win to complete a three-game […]

Greyhounds sweep two against Kingsville

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer At long last, the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team is assured of a Lone Star Conference series win. The Greyhounds, who split their first three LSC series, swept Texas A&M-Kingsville 9-5 and 6-1 on Saturday at Greyhound Field and, with Friday’s 7-4 win over the Javelinas, gives them […]

Local women have day out

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer The fourth annual Woman’s Day Out at Greyhound Arena on Saturday wasn’t all rosy, although there were plenty of roses, along with lavender and lace, and spa and beauty products. The daylong event, sponsored by the Portales Woman’s Club, drew about 140 area women together under one roof. There, […]

Well known author, speaker to visit Portales

By Janet Bresenham, Freedom New Mexico Stirring people to action when it comes to social justice issues such as poverty, hunger and disease motivates the Rev. Tony Campolo to speak passionately and unapologetically to audiences around the country. “Was Jesus kidding when he said to love your enemies, to overcome evil with good?”

Storm spotting classes slated in Clovis, Portales Tuesday

By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer Following last year’s devastating trail of tornado destruction in Clovis, Roosevelt and Quay counties, interest in storm spotting is expected to be particularly high this year. The National Weather Service will conduct free storm spotter courses Tuesday in Clovis and Portales. Anyone interested in becoming a storm spotter or […]

Events Calendar March 16, 2008

SundayThe Sound of Music — 2 p.m., PHS Performing Arts Center, tickets $4, information 356-7015. TuesdayRoosevelt County Commissioners meeting — 9 a.m., commissioners roomPortales City Council meeting — 7 p.m., council chambersNWS storm spotter training — 1:30-4 p.m. assembly room Clovis City Hall and 6-8:30 p.m. Memorial Building in Portales. The events calendar is a […]

Local Briefs March 16, 2008

Filing day is TuesdayDeclarations of candidacy and nominating petitions for legislative, retention district judge, district attorney, Public Regulation Commission, State Board of Education and all Roosevelt County offices must be filed between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Roosevelt County Clerk’s Office, according to a release from Roosevelt County Clerk Janet Collins. La […]

American Veterans Traveling Tribute opens in Clovis

By Gabriel Monte, Freedom New Mexico The haunting notes of “Amazing Graze” groaned out of a bagpipe as Capt. Mae-li Allison of the 27th special Operations Wing at Cannon Air Force Base read the names of more than 40 soldiers from New Mexico who died in Iraq. Moments before, 27th SOW Wing Commander Col. Tim […]

Magistrate Court Dispositions March 16, 2008

The following dispositions were filed recently in Roosevelt County Magistrate Court. According to reports: • Elias Calderon, 22, pleaded no contest to charges of driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor (first offense). He was sentenced to 90 days in jail, with 89 days suspended. He was also sentenced to 364 days of supervised […]

Marriages March 16, 2008

The following marriages have been recorded at the Roosevelt County Clerk’s office: March 10• Joshua L. Slaten, 30, of Portales, to Laura A. Norman, 26, of Portales.• Christopher Stephen Valdez, 27, of Portales, to Lindsey Shea Turney, 24, of Portales. March 11• Darius P. Shepherd, 26, of Bossier City, La., to Angie M. Tapia, 30, […]

Police Blotter March 16, 2008

The following is a sampling of calls placed to Portales police dispatchers over the last week. According to reports: March 8• A caller reported several cows on the roadway near N.M. 114, near the first curve near Dora.• A caller reported that three juveniles had entered the old Yam Theater on South Main Street. March […]

Working for AARP could have its perks

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor OK, maybe I’m not officially an old geezer yet but recent events have got me a little concerned about the inevitable. In the last week or so my younger brother (the one with a lot less hair than me), called me to let me know how old I was […]

Senators look to build on FOIA reforms

This year’s Sunshine Week — today through Saturday — brings new rays of hope for the public’s right to know. The first reform to strengthen the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) in more than a decade is newly on the books, and increasing government transparency is becoming a greater part of public debate and discussion. […]