April 28 ENMU Briefs

Annual dinner set for Saturday The annual ENMU Women’s Lovers for Learning dinner and silent auction will be held 6-8 p.m. Saturday in the Campus Union Building Sandia Room. Proceeds help fund scholarships. Tickets are $20 per person in advance, or $25 at the door. Sodexho will cater a “Little Italy” buffet. Music and silent […]

April 29, 1949

Roosevelt County almost saw oil production within its borders when Magnolia Petroleum Company found petroleum within 1.7 miles of Roosevelt County, south of Milnesand. The test was made after a fire erupted during a drill stem test the day before. The well produced 35 barrels of 47-gravity oil within the first hour and was producing […]

April 28, 1974

Portales Methodists observed the start of their church’s 75th year with

Oliver taking second chance to come to Eastern

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico As an assistant under Harold “Bud” Elliott, Kenneth Oliver had a chance to come to Eastern New Mexico University in 1994 as an assistant football coach. But he was doing master’s courses at Northwest Missouri State, and the timing wasn’t right. Now, 15 years later, a more seasoned Oliver […]

Health officials: Take basic precautions to avoid swine flu

By Argen Duncan and Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Local health officials are keeping an eye out for swine flu, but aren’t advising any precautions other than basic health tips. After a recent outbreak in Mexico, swine flu has also been confirmed in the United States, Canada, Scotland and Spain, but not in New Mexico. […]

Finance comittee to meet

PNT Staff Report The Finance/Administration Committee of the Portales City Council is set to meet at 3 p.m. Thursday in City Hall. The agenda includes discussion of changes to policy and a fee increase for the Memorial Building, a salary increase for the municipal judge, discussion of senior and Portales Area Transit transportation and recreation […]

Arrest made in nose biting incident

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Freedom New Mexico A 35-year-old Clovis man was arrested Sunday, charged with biting another man’s nose when he crashed a barbecue last week. Joey Maes is being held on $55,000 bond on aggravated burglary and three counts of aggravated battery, according to jail officials. Maes was attending a family barbecue April 19 in the 100 […]

CASA seeking volunteers

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer With volunteer numbers dropping in the last five years, Family and Children Support Services is holding an art show and dinner to raise money to recruit and support people to speak for children in foster care. The local Court Appointed Special Advocates organization covers both Roosevelt and Curry counties. […]

It’s their job: Brenda Levacy

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Name: Brenda Levacy Job: Sales associate at Sleep Solutions Background: I was born in Lubbock and raised in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. I married a gentleman from Portales and moved here 30 years ago. I have two children and two grandchildren. How long have you been with the company? I have worked for Ashley Furniture […]

Helton chosen as next Greyhound basketball coach

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Andrew Helton has been named the 11th coach in the history of men’s basketball at Eastern New Mexico University. Currently an assistant at Division-I South Alabama, Helton will be introduced in a 9 a.m. Tuesday press conference at Greyhound Arena. The Division-II school, a member of the Lone Star […]

Furniture finish, appliqu

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living

Hounds clinch playoff berth

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Clayton Young went to high school in Canyon, Texas. He considered playing for the hometown Buffaloes, but decided to go southwest to Portales. If the senior left fielder held grudges, Saturday was the time to do it. But that’s not the story for Young, who singled during a season-saving […]

Hounds defense dominates at Green-Silver scrimmage

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico As the saying goes, defense wins championships. For Eastern New Mexico University, it was more than enough to win a scrimmage. A veteran Greyhound defense showed experience mattered as it ran up a 42-3 halftime lead, and settled for a 57-51 win in the team’s Green-Silver Scrimmage after a […]

Wedding

Encinias Amanda LeAnn Southern of Clovis and Phillip Ray Encinias of Clovis were joined in marriage March 7, 2009 in Portales. The Rev. Deacon Fred Arnold performed the candlelight double ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Judy Southern and Max Baca of Portales. The bridegroom is the son of Rubel and Judith Encinias […]

Floyd Menu

Monday: Breakfast — Quesadilla, cereal, juice, and milk. Lunch — Poor man’s steak, green beans, roll, applesauce, milk, salad bar for MS and HS. Tuesday: Breakfast — Ham n’ cheese, hot pocket, cereal, juice, and milk. Lunch — Baked ham, mashed potatoes, cream gravy, peas, apricots, milk, salad bar MS and HS. Wednesday: Breakfast — […]

CSC Menu

Monday: Baked ham, broccoli with cheese, roll, margarine, pineapple upside-down cake. Tuesday: Beef tips, rice, broccoli, green salad, dressing, wheat roll, margarine, pears. Wednesday: Frito pie, pinto beans, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, angel food cake. Thursday: Chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, wheat roll, margarine, apple cobbler. Friday: Tuna casserole, wild rice, buttered squash, […]

On the shelves

8th Confession is the exhilarating newest chapter in the Women’s Murder Club series serving up a double dose of twists and revelations.

PHS News: Freshman registration scheduled

PHS Counseling Staff will visit Portales Junior High School Friday, May 1, to begin the enrollment process for 8th grade students entering Portales High School for the 2009 – 2010 school year.

Drive-in movies dredge up memories

By Karl Terry: PNT columnist The slightest cue can spark a moment of nostalgia for me these days, such as the sight of a step van reminding me of going to the drive-in movie in a bread truck. I guess the first thing to do is make sure those under 35 or so know what […]

Story behind sensation inspiring

By Anita Tedaldi: PNT columnist I have a new hero. Her name is Susan Boyle and I love her. Even worse, like a middle school girl enamored with her idol, I want to be just like Susan Boyle, maybe with a different haircut or plucked eyebrows, but nonetheless I emulate her fearlessness, strength and confidence. […]