Fairboard seeks new building

By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor Roosevelt County commissioners are behind exploring the possibility of a building multi-purpose building at the Roosevelt County fairgrounds. “When you go to the fair everything looks so festive you don’t realize what all’s wrong with the facilities,” said Sharon King, fair board member and Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce […]

More than $41,000 raised locally for MDA

By Thomas Garcia PNT Staff Writer More than $41,000 was raised in August in eastern New Mexico to aid in the research for muscular dystrophy, according to officials. The funds were being raised in conjunction with the 43rd annual Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon. The Portales Fire department raised more than $9,000 through a […]

Airman center under construction at Cannon

By Gabriel Monte, Freedom New Mexico Cannon officials are consolidating dining, recreation and services venues in one 28,000-square-foot building in anticipation of more airmen coming to Cannon Air Force Base. Tentatively called the Dining Hall-Airman Center, the $9.9 million facility will be ready for furnishing by the end of the year, according to Staff Sgt. […]

Events Calendar Sept. 3, 2008

TodayGood Neighbor Day — All day, Hestands Floral and Gifts, 813 S. Second St. benefitting Food Bank of New Mexico. Information: 356-6951Blood Drive — 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. KENW-TV Broadcast Center Studio A. ThursdayFriends of Library meeting — Noon, Portales Public Library, 218 S. Ave. B. The events calendar is a daily listing that […]

Local Briefs Sept. 3, 2008

PNT Staff Reports Library Friends to meet Thursday The Friends of the Portales Public Library will be holding a meeting to discuss the February 2009 digital television conversion. The discussion will take place noon Thursday in the Portales Public Library meeting. The public is invited to attend this discussion at 218 South Ave. B. A […]

Yellowjackets shut out Zias

BILLINGS, Mont. — Montana State-Billings’ Kari Foreman scored on a rebound shot from in front of the Eastern New Mexico University net about midway through the opening half Sunday, and the Yellowjackets went on to a 3-0 women’s soccer victory over the Zias. Foreman’s goal gave Billings the lead, and the Yellowjackets (2-1) tacked on […]

Labor of love

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By Thomas Garcia: PNT Staff Writer For the fifth year, a Portales couple used the Labor Day holiday to expand its friends and family. More than 20 people took advantage of the cool temperature for a Labor Day barbecue at Rotary Park, organized by Joe and Dia Kelting. “This is a family event,” Joe Kelting […]

It’s Their Job: Winston Berry

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Name: Winston Berry Job: Operations Director for New Mexico Baptist Children’s Home Background: Berry worked as part of the maintenance personnel for three years at the children’s home while completing his schooling. He went on to teach fourth-grade for several years. Later, he became the youth pastor at First Baptist Church, eventually taking the role […]

Search for escapees ongoing

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico The search for four escaped inmates is ongoing a week after eight men cut a hole in the roof of the jail and shimmied up plumbing pipes to freedom. Still at large are convicted murderer Edward Salas, 21, and murder suspect Larry McClendon Jr., 19. Also missing are Louis […]

Jail administrator position open for applicants

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico County Manager Lance Pyle said the position of Curry County Adult Detention Center administrator would be opened for applicants Wednesday. Pyle said he has also appointed Curry County Sheriff’s Deputy Keith Bessette as interim assistant administrator. Pyle said he decided to post the position because, “it’s in the best […]

Museum includes “note-worthy” equipment

By Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent Norman Petty is known around the world for helping launch the careers of some famous musicians. But did you know Petty graduated from Clovis High School in 1945? It says so right in the yearbook. Violet Ann Brady, his future bride, graduated a year later. Both yearbooks are side-by-side in […]

Vee established as festival fan favorite

By Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent Though not a direct product of Clovis’ Norman Petty Studios himself, Bobby Vee has certainly become a favorite of Clovis Music Festival organizers in recent years. A regular performer at the annual event, Vee has entertained fans with his own top ten hits like “Take Good Care Of My Baby” […]