Volunteer profile: Joyce Davis

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Name: Joyce Davis Residence: Portales Occupation: Retired from Eastern New Mexico University. Volunteer: Retiring Habitat for Humanity executive director. Why she does it: “The reason is selfish because it provides opportunities. I’ve met many people … It is rewarding to be a part of making a difference in someone’s life … When we give keys […]

Fitness walk scheduled for seniors

Freedom New Mexico New Mexico Aging and Long Term Services Department Secretary Michael Spanier is scheduled to address Portales senior citizens and leaders at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Community Services Center, according to a news release from the center. The center is also set to sponsor a National Senior Health and Fitness Day walk […]

Community calendar —

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On the shelves — May 23

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Engagements — May 23

Crozier-Wells John and Rhonda Crozier of Canyon, Texas, announce the engagement of their daughter Kaysha Crozier to Luke Wells, son of Scott and April Wells of Canyon, Texas. The couple is planning an Aug. 7 wedding at Ashmore Inn and Suites in Amarillo. The bride-elect is a 2009 graduate of Canyon High School and is […]

Honors —

Sexton Kyle Sexton of Clovis is the recipient of a $1,500 college scholarship awarded by the Cannon Air Force Base Commissary. He will begin his sophomore year at the University of Florida where he plans to major in geology. More than 6,100 students applied for 625 scholarships. Over the past nine years, this program has […]

Fitness, nutrition to be featured

By Cheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on fitness, making pleats and cooking with potatoes will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Catherine Carrigan is going to talk about the four steps important to total fitness, and these include exercise, attitude, rest and nutrition. Her company is Total […]

Club notes —

BPO Does Clovis BPO Does held a regular meeting on May 13 with President Terri Ruhe presiding. Two new members, Stella Chavez and Margie Tapia, were initiated into the Drove. Benevolence Chairman Bonnie Bryant announced her Benevolence Project is to donate personal and household products to The Hartley House. Each member was asked to bring […]

Senior happenings — May 23

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory w Monday: 10 a.m. Jewelry pals; 1 p.m. Line dance; 6 p.m. Social night. w Tuesday: 8 a.m. Quilting; 1 p.m. Pinochle; 6 p.m. Musical. w Wednesday: 10 a.m. Red hats; 1 p.m. Crafts. w Thursday: Blood pressure check. 8 a.m. Breakfast $2; 1 p.m. Bingo; 6 p.m. Jamboree […]

Let’s remember our nation’s veterans

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist At the time that I went through my second phase of Army Officer training as a chaplain, the home of the Army Chaplain Corps was Ft. Monmouth, New Jersey. Among other advantages, this placed us very near the Atlantic Coast or, as they say in Jersey, “de shoare.” One day […]

Family history repeats itself

By Karl Terry: Local columnist She said she heard it crack when she went down. All I heard was a shriek of pain as she grabbed for my arm on her way down. With a day off recently, I had been catching up on yard work and my better half followed me out to the […]

Teacher’s story one of success

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Valencia Elementary School fifth-grade teacher Becky Duran was chosen as the Newspapers In Education teacher of the year in Portales. She uses newspapers in her bilingual classroom to teach reading skills such as reading comprehension and word definition, and to showcase different types of writing. Who’s invited to your fantasy dinner party and why? My […]

Maypole tradition continues

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer The tradition of the annual Maypole dance continues this week for Portales High School seniors. For some students it is a family tradition to be a winder, a queen or one of the queen’s attendants. Maypole coordinator Marilyn Stratton said this year they have 72 graduates who are winding […]

Police Blotter — May 23

The following calls were made to Portales police dispatch Wednesday through Friday: Wednesday • At 7:27 a.m., a caller in the 100 block of West Ivy requested an officer in reference to a male subject outside his residence with no clothing on. • At 10:39 a.m., a caller on South Roosevelt Road requested a deputy […]

Library kicking off summer reading program

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Children and adults alike can dive into books, and rewards, this summer with Portales Public Library’s water-themed summer reading programs. The library has separate programs for adults, sixth- through 12th-graders and children younger than sixth-grade. “I think the benefit for the kids is it keeps them reading over the […]

My turn: Facebook friends share doggie memories

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Maxie the dog started out a failure. She was fired by the Houston Highway Patrol. “She was supposed to go crazy when she found drugs,” said Valerie Knoeber Hunt, a 1994 Eastern New Mexico University graduate. “But in that respect she’s more of a live-and-let-live personality.” Maxie became the best dog Hunt said she’s ever […]

Motorcycle rally will benefit troops

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Glenn Eagle couldn’t start to count the number of times he’d regretted planning a motorcycle rally on his property, with long work days blending together under a clear Clovis sky. He’s hopeful, however, he’ll have enough motorcycle enthusiasts and charity dollars to cancel out the regrets once the inaugural […]

Preparation key in tornado season

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By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Experts say certain weather conditions can spawn violent storms and tornadoes anytime and anywhere across eastern New Mexico. The last major tornado touched down in March 2007, several weeks before the usual tornado season, according to the National Weather Service. Emergency management directors in Curry and Roosevelt counties say […]

Virtual visit to old home stirs memories

By Grant McGee: Freedom columnist THE OLD HOME PLACE My brother called recently… “The old home place is for sale,” he said. The old home place. Now wouldn’t that be something to have? But it’s back east and I’m here in New Mexico. Do you feel that way about the place where you grew up? […]

The end is just the beginning

By Joan Clayton: PNT columnist Remember that wonderful feeling of “senioritis” around graduation time? It seems the long-awaited day will never arrive. The next stage of life beckons quickly. Each time I look across the sea of graduates, I have hope and dreams for each one. When caps go into the air, I ask the […]