Bailout bill passes

Clerk’s office testing voting machines

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Homicide suspect Anthony Ray Casillas surrenders

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By Sharna Johnson, CNJ staff writer Anthony Ray Casillas, a suspect in last week’s double-homicide in Clovis, turned himself in to Roswell police Friday afternoon, according to police. Clovis Police Capt. Patrick Whitney said Casillas surrendered at the Roswell Police Department around 2:30 p.m. and requested an attorney. He was arrested on two open counts [...]

Weekly LSC/SSC soccer and cross country update

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County peanut acreage in decline

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By Blake Downs: PNT Correspondent Roosevelt County is losing significant peanut acreage to West Texas and the growth of the dairy industry, according to local farmers and agricultural officials. The number of acres of peanuts planted in Roosevelt County has dropped from 17,000 in 2000 to 5,700 in 2007, according to New Mexico Department of [...]

Events Calendar Oct. 3

Today Voting Machine Testing — 9 a.m. Courthouse basement. Saturday Blessing of the Animals — 2 p.m. First United Methodist Church, corner of Avenue C and Second Street. Sunday Wind Symphony Concert — 3 p.m. Eastern New Mexico University Campus Union ballroom. Free and open to the public. Information: Kathy Fraze, 562-2377. Monday-Friday WPA Art [...]

Grant keeps business in Portales

By Sarah Meyer: PNT Staff Writer Tina Hughes was considering relocating the family business to Clovis but decided to stay in Portales thanks to an economic development grant. Hughes and her husband Craig owned Craig Hughes Trailers and Craig Hughes Welding at the intersection of N.M. 467 and U.S. 70. After Craig Hughes died two [...]

Local Briefs Oct. 3

Schools adopting textbooks Portales Municipal Schools are in the process of adopting instructional materials in the area of grades 9-12 language arts/reading and 9-12 modern and classical languages to be used during the 2009-2010 school year. Samples of those materials, as selected from the list provided by the Instructional Materials Division at the Public Education [...]

Mother, wife, twin did things her way

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Charlene Seales never met a stranger. She preferred hugs over handshakes and believed everybody should be a twin. She was also remembered by family members as the biggest source of energy and support in their lives —whether it was the distinct voice of support in athletics or the quiet [...]

It’s Their Job: Halee Goff

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PNT Correspondent Blake Downs It’s their job: Halee Goff Job: Designer at Butterfly Floral Gifts Background: Goff graduated last May from ENMU with a degree in religion and psychology.Time on job: Seven months What does your job entail? I put the arrangements together after the orders are placed. I also do a little bit of [...]