Handful of accidents reported in Portales

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By Sharna Johnson and Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Clovis police responded to 35 weather-related crashes in the city Thursday in a little more than two hours. Capt. Patrick Whitney said the accident calls started coming in just after 7 a.m. and continued until nearly 10 a.m. Of the morning crashes, only one had a […]

ENMU cancels night classes

Eastern New Mexico University in Portales is canceling all classes tonight that begin at 6 p.m. or later. Golden Library will remain open. The campus will reopen and classes will resume at 10 a.m. on Friday. The University switchboard number is 562-1011.

Press Release: Legislative breakfast postponed

The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce Legislative Breakfast set for Friday, December 4, 2009 has been postponed due to

Holiday happenings

Empty Stocking — Financial donations go to supplement Salvation Army Christmas charity programs throughout the local area. Donations can be dropped off at the Clovis News Journal, 521 Pile, or mailed to P.O. Box 1689, Clovis, NM 88102. Envelopes should be clearly marked “Empty Stocking Fund.” Checks must be made payable to “The Salvation Army.” […]

Empty Stocking Fund: Mrs. G

Today’s focus: Ms. G Household members: 8 Children: 7 Special circumstances: Ms. G’s husband is in jail and she is the only provider for her family. She won’t be able to afford gifts for her children. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have a Merry Christmas. Clothing needs: Boys shirt sizes medium, 5 and […]

Freedom creditors can solicit alternative plan

By Randall Chase: The Associated Press WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The creditors committee in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy of Freedom Communications will be allowed to seek an alternative to the company’s reorganization plan, a Delaware judge has ruled. Following a hearing Wednesday, Judge Brendan Shannon granted the committee’s request to allow its investment bankers to […]

Groups encouraging pet adoption

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Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer Caprock Veterinary Clinic and the Portales Senior Center are teaming up Friday to make a dog’s holiday wish come true by finding a new home and a loving family. “It was partially my idea based on we see so many stray dogs and cats and so many are being killed,” […]

Business feature: Funeral director switched career path from medicine

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Freedom New Mexico Scott Reeves planned to be a doctor but feels he answered a higher calling. Reeves owns Wheeler Mortuary. The business has been around since 1924 and has been helping families through difficult times. Reeves and his wife Debbie run the business. “I felt it was better to become a funeral director rather […]

Western Dairy Transport lays off about 75 workers

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Western Dairy Transport in Portales laid off about 75 employees Wednesday because a large contract expired. Company President David Shelton, who works in the Stephenville, Texas, office, said WDT’s multi-year local-hauling contract with Dairy Farmers of America expired. The new contract was awarded to Greatwide Logistics Service, based in […]

KENW divorce program scheduled for Sunday

Freedom New Mexico KENW-TV, the area’s local public broadcasting station, produced a special called Choosing Happiness After Divorce. The special will air at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. The special is based on the recently published book of the same name by Jane Thompson. The program is designed to help women regain their perspective in life after […]