On the shelves — July 25

The following books are available at the: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Awakening Joy: 10 Steps That Will Put You on the Road to Real Happiness” by James Baraz offers a step-by-step program that will reorient your mind away from dissatisfaction and distraction and toward the contentment and delight that are abundantly available in our everyday lives. […]

Senior Happenings — July 25

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Sunday: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Dance at Los Abuelitos in Portales. Please bring a covered dish. Monday: 9 a.m. -5 p.m. Daily activities. Tuesday: 9 a.m. -5 p.m. Daily activities; 10:30 a.m. Indoor exercise; 1 p.m. Bingo and refreshments. Wednesday: 9 a.m. -4 p.m. Daily activities; 9:30 […]

Local color shows in sayings

My wife thinks I just like to embarrass her in public but it’s probably just the way I was raised. We were out of town in a restaurant recently and while we waited on our food I was busy looking around at all the vintage decorations. You know the type popular in restaurants these days, […]

Family reunion — July 25

The Newberry Family Reunion held July 9-11 drew more than 175 family and friends. The seven remaining siblings of Roy and Maude Newberry were all in attendance: Viola Orcutt of Fallbrook, Calif., Herb Newberry (host) of Portales, Bob Newberry of Parshal, Colo., Norma Sites of Roswell, Virginia Poe of Portales, Gale Newberry of Portales and […]

Hunting featured on show

Information on hunting for profit, using a Klic-N-Kut die cutter and making a beef stew parfait will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Author Kivi Bernhard talks about the hunt for profit in a tough global economy. His book is titled “Leopardology, and he compares critical business […]

Engagement — July 25

Ortiz-Garcia Esequiel Ortiz and Mary Cothern of Beeville, Texas, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Andrea Ortiz of Portales, to TJ Garcia of Portales, son of Toby Garcia and Mary Cruz of Portales. The couple will exchange vows at 7 p.m. Aug. 7, 2010, at The Rose Garden in Clovis. A reception […]

Our people: Royal flush

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Ernie Kos said she loves her job as the executive director of the Clovis and Curry County Chamber of Commerce. Her days are never the same and keep her busy.

Curry County state LL opener rained out

Freedom New Mexico District 3 champion Curry County’s first-round game in the state junior Little League (ages 13-14) baseball tournament was rained out Saturday night at Ram Field. The contest was to have been the last of four first-round games. It has been rescheduled for 1 p.m. today at Ram Field, following the completion of […]

13-year-old charged with burglary in Portales homicide case

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PNT staff Portales police arrested a 13-year-old

My turn: Obituaries leave lasting impression

By medical design, I recently spent a few hours in Dallas unconscious. The experience made me wonder if my obliviousness might be a preview of the final curtain. Of course, many believe in an afterlife, although the reviews are still out. In the foggy days after, I read the Dallas Morning News religiously, becoming intrigued […]

Police blotter —

The following calls were made to the Portales dispatch Wednesday and Thursday.

Volunteer profile: Mavis Rhoten

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Name: Mavis Rhoten Residence: Portales Occupation: Seamstress Volunteer: Roosevelt General Hospital Pink Ladies Why she does it: “I enjoy being with people and seeing people,” Rhoten said. “I enjoy seeing old customers from our old dry-cleaning business here in Portales.”

Their view: Parents not responsible for children’s choices

Parents not responsible for children’s choices Dora’s Valerie Brumfield offers her opinion on the July 9 PNT story headlined “Three Portales women arrested in drug bust:”

Information age puts public more at risk

The Information Age means instant data, news, opinions and entertainment at our fingertips. It also means our personal information is less safe than ever before, leading to identity theft and other breaches of privacy. One serious case developed in the middle of July when the names of 1,300 supposedly “illegal” immigrants were released to law-enforcement […]

Schools hustling to keep up with fall enrollment increases

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Argen Duncan With Eastern New Mexico University and Clovis Community College expecting significant increases in enrollment this fall, employees from both institutions are scrambling to keep up, officials say. Lisa Spencer, director of marketing at CCC, said the school had 1,025 students enrolled for the coming fall semester, compared to 667 this time last year, […]

Dora’s Clark third in tiedown roping heading into finals

Freedom New Mexico GILLETTE, Wyo. — Dora High’s Jesse Clark is third in tiedown roping heading into today’s final performance in the National High School Finals Rodeo. Clark posted a time of 10.947 seconds in Friday’s second go-round which, combined with his event-best 8.68 in the first go, left him with a time of 19.627 […]

HPJRA: Physical trait often determine horses’ names

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By Clarence Plank CLOVIS — What’s in a name? For the participants in the 36th annual High Plains Junior Rodeo Association Finals in Clovis on Friday, they often named their horse after a physical trait. Keylee Crowder, 9, of Hobbs competes on her horse named Keebler. “When he was born he was as small as […]

Police say homicide victim was shot

Police confirmed Friday that Angel Vale, 22, was killed by a gunshot wound to the head. Portales Police Deputy Chief Lonnie Berry said the time of death was between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Thursday. Officers have recovered the weapon they believe was used, a .22-caliber rifle and shell casings, he said. Berry said […]

Virtual farm guilty pleasure

Sharna Johnson “Thank you for feeding my chickens.” The words formed in my brain, but I managed to engage the filter right before they made it off the tip of my tongue. Instead I smiled as I passed a professional female acquaintance in the courthouse hallway and kept walking, mentally kicking myself. You see, I […]

McGee: Makeshift pool keeps us cool

By Grant McGee: Freedom columnist I heard that someone actually stole one of those blue pools you see all over the place. You know the ones; they’re huge plastic blobs with an inflatable ring at the top to support it. I guess it wouldn’t be too hard, come to think of it. Just collapse the […]