Q&A: Artist paints from connections

LILLIAN BOWE: Portales News-Tribune
Sherry Shiner, left, and daughter Piandria Shiner talk about their art, which is being exhibited at the Golden Library as part of Black History Month. Sherry’s art consists of subjects, she finds inspiring and what she connects too.

By Lillian Bowe PNT staff writer lbowe@pntonline.com Eastern New Mexico University alumna Sherry Shiner’s art is being featured at the Golden Library as part of the Black History Month Celebrations. The art at the Golden Library, Shiner said, displays her heritage. “I love to paint animals, especially from Africa, because I feel connection with them […]

Lottery scholarship, texting bills among those passed during Legislative session

Stock Image: Texting while driving

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Within the 30-day state legislative session, the New Mexico Legislature passed 10 bills including the compromised $6.2 billion budget. Here are a few of the bills that will affect the local communities:   Lottery scholarships The Legislature combined several ideas to save the state’s lottery-funded scholarship program, which […]

Elida school news — Feb. 25

Upcoming events • Thursday — Junior varsity girls and varsity girls basketball game in Grady, 4 p.m. • Baseball season starts March 18 with a junior varsity-varsity doubleheader game at Floyd starting at 3 p.m. Breakfast menu Tuesday — sausage & biscuit, fruit, milk, cereal Wednesday — omelet, juice, milk, cereal Thursday — waffle sticks, […]

Dora school news — Feb. 25

BPA state champions Last week, sponsor Colleen Tollett and nine members of the Dora Chapter of the Business Professionals of America participated in the BPA State Leadership Conference on Feb. 17-19 in the Albuquerque. The state championship for Business Professionals of America is designated as the Business Professional Cup and was awarded to the Dora […]

Events calendar — Feb. 25

Today Boot Camp — 5:30 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Books N Babies — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. Information: 356-3940. Wednesday Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Preschool Storytime— 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. Information: 356-3940. Wii Wednesday — 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library. Tweens’ choice. Open to students in […]

Police blotter — Feb. 25

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Friday • 12:04 a.m.: Suspicious circumstances, location unknown. • 12:27 a.m.: Officer requested, location unknown. • 1:52 a.m.: Suspicious circumstances, 800 block of 14th Street. • 4:31 a.m.: Threats, 200 block of West Fourth Street. • 4:54 a.m.: Traffic stop, First Street and Avenue I. • […]

My turn: Lots to love, in spite of it all

Sandy Fields

I shall be brutally honest. I have a love-hate relationship with this place. One moment I’m rejoicing, the next I’m scowling. Who wouldn’t be beside themselves with glee when they’re eating a chocolate pecan shake from Pat’s? But then there’s the business of driving home and bouncing over the pot holes and drainage dips … […]