Shooting victim remembered as loving father

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Gary Payne traveled to Lubbock on Thursday afternoon to visit his daughter and see her new house. After the visit, he headed home for Melrose, but never arrived. Police said Payne and a Lubbock woman, Melissa Ward, were shot in the head about 11 p.m. Thursday as they drove […]

Two shot to death in Clovis

Freedom New Mexico A Clovis man and a Lubbock woman were shot to death late Thursday night and police continued their hunt for a suspect into Friday. The shootings occurred as the victims traveled near Charlotte Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in west Clovis, police said. The slayings occurred around 11 p.m. Gary […]

New Deal author explains significance of WPA projects

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Compiled by PNT Staff Writer Celena Cordova Kathryn A. Flynn Title: Executive Director, National New Deal Preservation Association and the NMChapter of the NNDPA. Years of experience: I’ve been directly involved with researching the New Deal since 1990. Title of books: The New Deal: “A 75th Anniversary Celebration,” “Treasures on NM Trails: New Deal Art […]

Hospital developing disaster plan

By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Writer Staff at Roosevelt General Hospital are working to prepare a county and community disaster plan that will be the model for the state. The Portales-based hospital was chosen in March by the New Mexico Department of Health to develop a Medical Surge Plan that will be used as blueprint […]

Farmers Market: Freshest produce in town

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By Sarah Meyer, PNT Staff Writer This year’s Portales Farmers Market is going well, farmers say, in spite of a few challenges. Market manager Margie Plummer, who grows near Portales, said the season is going well. “We have lots of vendors and lots of customers,” she said. Crops have done well for the farmers who […]

Two escapees arraigned in district court

By Sharna Johnson, Freedom New Mexico Two of four captured Clovis escapees were arraigned Thursday in district court. Javier Zapata, 19, and Raynaldo Jeremy Enriquez, 19, are each facing more than four years imprisonment for their Aug. 24 escape from the Curry County Adult Detention Center, District Attorney Matt Chandler told judge Robert Orlik at […]

It’s Their Job: Betsy Niece

PNT Correspondent Blake Downs Job: Administrative assistant for Tucker Renovations, Inc. Time on Job: 11 years Background: Niece received an associate degree from Clovis Community College. She has helped her mother run Tucker Renovations and Tuck’s Car Wash since she was 16. What does your job entail? I answer phones, file, pay bills, and other […]

Abilene Christian takes Zias in three games

Freedom New Mexico ABILENE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball team entered Lone Star Conference South Division play on a bit of a roll Thursday night, but the Zias couldn’t keep it going. Abilene Christian had its hands full with ENMU most of the way, but the Wildcats rallied from an 18-13 deficit late […]

Events Calendar Sept. 26

Saturday National Day of Action — City-wide clean-up day, clean up adopted highway miles. Information: 356-6662 or www.portalesnm.org Star gazing — 7:30 p.m. at Oasis State Park. North parking lot. Park entry fee applies. Information: 356-5331 or www.nmparks.com Sunday Altrusa Home Tour — 2-4:30 p.m. Information or tickets: Frankye King, 356-4212, or Dianne Parker, 356-8234. […]

LSC/SSC Soccer and LSC Cross Country Update

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