Church will resume UNICEF campaign

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico First United Methodist Church in Portales will resume a youth fundraising program for UNICEF after meeting with police Friday. “We got it all straightened out,” said Toni Kiernan, the church’s coordinator for the United Nations Children’s Fund program. Kiernan said she and her two sons were followed home by […]

Attack on detention officers under investigation

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico A 28-year-old Curry County inmate was charged with attempted murder and aggravated battery on a peace officer Friday afternoon after he attacked two detention officers with a makeshift shank, according to Undersheriff Wesley Waller. Police said Guadalupe Urquizo attacked the officers about 6 p.m. Thursday when the officers entered […]

ENMU regents seek clarification on business issue

By Sarah Meyer: PNT staff writer Members of the Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents received clarification on conflict of interest statements during Friday’s meeting. Board members had questioned the statements during a previous meeting, wondering whether such statements meant they would not be able to do business with the university. Chris Holland, the […]

Prep football scoreboard

Area Clovis 52, Carlsbad 7 Lovington 17, Portales 14Texico 48, Tucumcari 7Fort Sumner 54, Hagerman 7Melrose 82, Logan 6Farwell 45, Smyer 14Bovina 49, Claude 16 Muleshoe 37, Childress 7 Valley Christian 48, Dora 26San Jon 58, Elida 8 State Alamogordo 29, Onate 12Artesia 46, Moriarty 6Capital 50, Taos 14Carrizozo 40, Mescalero Apache 14Cobre 14, Hatch […]

Creative Living Oct. 26

Information on allergy relief, furniture staining and preparing blueberry beverages will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and at 2 p.m. Saturday. Cleaning expert Laura Dellutri knows how irritating it can be when allergies take over the home and our health. She’ll suggest some cleaning products on the market that provide […]

PJHS News Oct. 26

Parent-teacher conferences planned The junior high faculty and staff invite parents to the parent/teacher conference Monday from 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. Parents may pick up their children’s report cards and visit with teachers about the student’s progress so far this year. If possible, Principal Steve Harris asks parents to come at the following times based […]

PHS News Oct. 26

Parent-teacher conferences scheduled There will be no school Monday for Portales High School students. Parent/teacher conferences are scheduled from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. in the PHS Cafeteria. All parents are welcome to to speak with their child’s teachers. Information: 356-7015. Second quarter begins PHS students have completed the first quarter of the 2008-2009 school year. The […]

Dora School News Oct. 26

BPA students attend conference Colleen Tollett, sponsor of the Dora Chapter of the Business Professionals of America, and BPA members Ethan Bilbrey, Jordan Inge, Kelsi King, Jordan McConnell, Zac Teston and Tori Varnell, are traveling to the Career Technical Student Organization Fall Leadership Conference at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. Students from all […]

Pioneer Boykins left mark on eastern New Mexico

By Ruth Burns: PNT Correspondent Sid Boykin was one of the cowboys of the early days on the Llano Estacado who made the successful move from the ranch to the business world. According to Col. Jack Potter, Boykin made his first trip to New Mexico in 1881 with Old Man George Taylor, when Taylor moved […]

Oct. 28, 1962

Samuel Bronston’s “King of Kings” opened at the Tower Theatre. The film “thunders with the triumph of right over might!” declared the ad.

Oct. 27, 1944

W. T. Meador and his son Clifford harvested 620 bushels of sweet potatoes, the largest

Oct. 26, 1936

“The weird mirth-prevoking Melroy and his Entire Company” was to perform at the Portales High School Auditorium, charging 35 cents for adults and 20 cents for students, according to an ad in the Portales Daily News.

Oct. 25, 1954

A meeting of the Portales chapter of American Association of University Women held at the ENMU student union building

Hurlburt squadron being reassigned to Cannon

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Freedom New Mexico A helicopter squadron at Hurlburt Field in Florida that was deactivated last Friday will be assigned to Cannon Air Force Base in the future, according to an Air Force Special Operations Command press release. The 20th Special Operations Squadron will fly CV-22 aircraft at Cannon. A military spending bill signed by President […]

In Tribute: Superintendent followed family tradition

By Kevin Wilson, Freedom New Mexico Schools employed W.M. Roberts, but he didn’t just draw paychecks there. They’re where his family worked, where he taught his family to work, and where he met lifelong friends. He was 98 years old. The longtime Farwell Schools superintendent died Oct. 9 of congestive heart failure and pneumonia. Born […]

It’s Their Job: Carley Bolleman, hairstylist

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It’s Their Job: Carley Bollema Job: Hairstylist at Reflections Hair Studio Background: Bollema was born and raised in the Portales area. She graduated from Clovis Community College last December. Time on job: Eight months What does your job entail? I do everything from coloring, cutting, perming and highlighting customers’ hair. What is a typical day […]

Church suspends fundraiser

A Portales church has suspended its annual fall charity fundraising campaign while it seeks clarification on panhandling laws after a family said it was threatened with arrest for collecting door-to-door. Toni Kiernan said she and her two sons were followed home by police officers Tuesday night after a resident complained about them knocking on doors […]

Baloney, styrofoam good middle ground

By Baxter Black: PNT columnist We were having friends over for a barbecue last August. As we planned the menu, my wife said, “Oh, Mike’s daughter is a vegetarian! We’ll need to make her a separate meal.” “Just make her a turkey sandwich,” I suggested. “No, I’m serious, she said. “We’ve got to make her […]

Oct. 24 Letters to the Editor

Change could prove disastrous for U.S. According to Barack Obama’s new plan for the economy, we will have free health care. We will all get free college tuition. We will spend billions to repair the infrastructure of the nation. We will give billions to the automobile companies, state governments and the banks. We will provide […]

Immigration status irrelevant to driver’s license

Freedom New Mexico Critics call it a train wreck, and the euphemism isn’t too far off. The state of Texas has joined other states across the nation in restricting the allocation of drivers’ licenses according to U.S. residency status. The issue became a major problem in New York for the presidential campaign of Sen. Hillary […]