It’s Their Job: Mary Orozco

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PNT Correspondent Blake Downs Name: Mary Orozco Job: Sales and customer service at Portales Select Peanuts, Borden Plant Background: Orozco grew up with agriculture in Idaho, where she graduated high school. She moved to Portales and studied agribusiness at ENMU. Time on job: 15 years What does your job entail? I work with all customers […]

Local Briefs Dec. 5

ENMU hosting teacher job fair Eastern New Mexico University’s education department will host a teacher job fair Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Greyhound Arena. The public, as well as ENMU alumni and students, are invited. Participants should bring their resumes and dress professionally to interview with prospective employers from 20 school districts. […]

Events Calendar Dec. 5

Saturday Christmas Toy Drive — 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Wal-Mart. Accepting donations of new, unwrapped toys for Mayor’s Christmas Toy Drive: Operation Santa Cop. Winter Wine Fest — 7-10 p.m. The Ice House, 208 N. Ave. A. Tickets $25, available in advance at Memorial Building, Doerr & Knudson Law Office, Woody’s Jewelry and City Hall. Monday […]

Editorial: Government funds boost cost of education

Perhaps the best known economic tenet is that of supply and demand: The more scarce something is, the greater its value. The obvious corollary is just as true but often ignored: the greater the supply, the lower the value. That truth applies to money just at it does to anything else. These facts are only […]

Residents upbeat over Richardson’s new position

By Kevin Wilson and Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico residents surveyed were optimistic of Gov. Bill Richardson’s next move, and the change it will provide in New Mexico. Richardson is leaving midway through his second term as New Mexico governor to join the Cabinet of President-Elect Barack Obama. Richardson, a Democrat, was […]

Area music groups to present ‘Messiah’

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer For the first time in about 20 years, Portales is hosting a performance of Handel’s acclaimed choral piece “Messiah.” Eastern New Mexico University’s Chamber Singers and University Singers, Portales High School choir students, Clovis High School choir students, High Plains Chorale and the Kingswood United Methodist Church choir are […]

Business feature: Couple in business of raising alpacas

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By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico Sharon Harris said her retirement plan has four legs, hums and makes great clothes. Harris is talking about the herd of alpacas she and her husband Wayne Harris raise on their farm in House called Las Rosas Alpacas. She said they have been raising alpacas for eight years. Alpacas […]

Richardson named commerce secretary

By Barry Massey: The Associated Press SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Bill Richardson is becoming an “economic diplomat” in President-elect Barack Obama’s administration and plans to step down as governor after being confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Lt. Gov. Diane Denish will become New Mexico’s first female governor when Richardson resigns to assume his […]

Dec. 4 Empty Stocking profile

Today’s focus: Mr. B Household members: 2 Children: 1 Special circumstances: “Mr. B” lost his part time job and is struggling with money. His holiday hopes: To be able to get something for his son. Clothing needs: Boys shirt size 12-14. Boys pant size 8. Boys shoe size 4. Toy list: Cars or trucks. The […]

Area tuba, euphonium players to perform holiday tunes

Freedom New Mexico Area tuba and euphonium players will perform yuletide sounds at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday in front of J.C. Penney at the North Plains Mall in Clovis. The public is invited. If you are a tuba or euphonium player and would like to perform, a rehearsal will be held in the Clovis High […]