Empty Stocking Fund

Today’s focus: Family A Household members: 5 Children: 2 Special circumstance: A relative who is being treated for cancer has joined the household, stretching the family resources thin. Needs: Girl, age 5, art supplies or princess barbie wear size 6 to 7. Boy, 2 months, any toy. He wears a size 3 to 6 months […]

Events calendar — Dec. 3

Today Roosevelt County Commission meeting — 9 a.m., Roosevelt County Commission Room. Information: 356-5307. Books N Babies — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. “Squeaky Clean” will be featured. Open to children ages 0-3. Information: 356-3940. Boot Camp — 5:30 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Portales City Council meeting — 7 p.m., Memorial Building. Information: […]

Police blotter — Dec. 3

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Friday • 1:38 a.m.: Suspicious circumstances, Avenue O and University. • 5:03 a.m.: Reckless driver, 42000 block of U.S. 70. • 8:54 a.m.: Animal complaint, North Main. • 10:00 a.m.: Civil matter, 700 block of South Dallas. • 10:05 a.m.: Burglary, Portales. • 10:23 a.m.: Ambulance […]

ENMU’s United Way donation tops mark

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Eastern New Mexico University reached a new high Monday in its annual United Way of Eastern New Mexico campaign, with employees collectively pledging more than $19,000 to the non-profit organization. Charles Reader, ENMU’s Golden Library administrative office coordinator, is one of the 80-plus employees who pledged money through […]

Football no longer as tough

Karl Terry

Football has gone soft since my day. The NFL in particular has added so many rules to protect their multi-million-dollar investments that it’s not even the same game. Back in the good old days we had a name for a quarterback that couldn’t take a hit — PANSY. Of course back in that day all […]

Centerpiece ideas on upcoming show

Sheryl Borden

Information on creating a monochromatic centerpiece and making duck tape rosettes will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Casey Schwartz is a floral designer and co-owner of Flower Duet, and she’s going to show how to use all white flowers to create a clean monochromatic low centerpiece. This […]

On the shelves

These books are available at the: Clovis-Carver Public Library When They Were Boys: The True Story of the Beatles’ Rise to the Top by Larry Kane focuses on the seven-year stretch beginning when four teenagers met in Liverpool until the Fab Four prepared to invade America as the most famous pop group in history. Blind […]

Senior calendar

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m. (Portales) Tuesday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; 11 a.m. (Clovis); Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis); Sewing class, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Portales) Wednesday: Daily Activities 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sewing group, 10 a.m. (Clovis). Thursday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily […]

Always have a holiday checklist

Before we get into the topic for this column, I need to correct a mistake printed last week. The Clovis Christian School dinner and auction is actually Saturday, not Friday. Hopefully, though, I inspired you to call and order tickets, so you already know this… Never before do I remember a snow day before Thanksgiving, […]

Nuts about helping

Vern Witten: Courtesy photo
Vern Witten, left, with his wife of 57 years Ida Lou Witten.

There are several places Vern Witten can be spotted in Portales. He can be found volunteering at Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore, tutoring area students, or during the first week of November, in his kitchen whipping up a batch of his famous peanut brittle for the Portales Methodist Church’s Turkey Bazaar. He’s a jack of all […]