Paterno had obligation to notify police

Freedom New Mexico It is unclear how much detail legendary Penn State University football coach Joe Paterno knew from the eyewitness account related to him in 2002 by a graduate assistant who said he saw assistant coach Jerry Sandusky with a young boy in the locker room showers. But Paterno knew enough to bring it […]

Stepping down: Assistant superintendent set to retire

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Travel, grandchildren … maybe consulting work will soon dominate Priscilla Hernandez’s life. Hernandez, Portales Municipal Schools assistant superintendent, is retiring after 11 years with Portales and 35 years working in Texas and New Mexico public school systems. “I think I’ve loved my job everywhere I’ve worked,” Hernandez said. “I think it’s a calling. It’s not […]

Zias hire Division I assistant Wilson

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By Rick White: Freedom New Mexico Lindsey Wilson politely scoffs at the notion that it will take a while to rebuild the Eastern New Mexico University Zias’ basketball program. Wilson, a former Lone Star Conference player and daughter of an Oklahoma high school coaching legend, was hired Monday to turn around a program that has […]

Food at the speed of life: Grilled cheese gamble pays off

Grilled cheese and grape jelly sandwiches are a favorite of ENMU Assistant Professor of Communication Patti Dobson. When she told me about the sandwich via Facebook, it sounded so wacky I had to try it. (Curiosity may have killed the cat, but it’s yet to damage this cook.) “I’m not sure where the idea came […]

ENMU holds commencement ceremony

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Clarence Plank Assistant Professor of Biology Kenwyn Cradock told Eastern New Mexico University graduates to embrace challenge and exceed their own expectations. Cradock’s message was part of commencement ceremonies Saturday that included granting degrees to 297 graduates. “One cannot be the light that is truly excellent without one belonging to something greater to have hope […]

Weddings — Oct. 17

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Sharpe-Bales Stacie L. Sharpe of Lawtey, Fla., and Aaron A. Bales of Portales were married Oct. 10, 2010, at Arch Baptist Church in Portales. The bride is the daughter of Robbin Pollock of Lawtey and Robert Sharpe of Athens, Ohio. The groom is the son of Wesley and Janice Bales of Portales. The maid of […]

Firefighters battle it out

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Airman 1st Class Matthew Roberts hoists a hose in the firefighter obstacle course. Liliana Castillo The 12th annual Cannon Air Force Base fire muster took place Oct. 8 at Unity Park. The event included only four teams this year. Organizer Bruce Ford, assistant chief of fire prevention on base, said […]

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Preschool begins Patty Mohon, early childhood teacher, and her assistant, Elaine Schneider, are ready for a great year for their preschool classes. The Monday/Wednesday group started Monday; and today is the first day for the Tuesday/Thursday group.

Zias soccer adds grad assistant

Freedom New Mexico James Hall, assistant director of coaching for the Durango (Colo.) Youth Soccer Association for the past 10 years, has been added to the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer staff as a graduate assistant. Hall was a four-year starter for the men’s soccer program at Fort Lewis College in Durango, helping the […]

ENMU hosting Holocaust Remembrance Day

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Eastern New Mexico University is hosting a Holocaust Remembrance Day on Monday. ENMU Assistant Professor of History Dale Streeter said six million Jews and others Nazis considered impure died in the Holocaust. “This year we’re going to have a vigil and a commemorative table where some of the students […]

It’s their job: Consuelo Garcia

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Dental assistant Consuelo Garcia, left, works at the office of Peter L. Thompson in Portales. She said she likes everything about her job. Patients become part of the family, and taking care of family and giving them great smiles is awesome, Garcia said.

Yucca Telecom closing for funeral

PNT staff reports Yucca Telecom will close all day Friday for the funeral of Steven Richards, who worked with the business for 37 years, said Nancy Gentry, administrative assistant and public relations employee.

It’s their job: Administrative assistant survives bone marrow disease

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Exie Williams is the administrative assistant to the director of nursing at Roosevelt General Hospital. Background: I was raised in Portales, and I’ve worked at RGH for six years. I have three kids. I went to school here in Portales and part of my schooling at Eastern (New Mexico University). I haven’t finished my degree […]

A throwback to prehistoric times

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer When it comes to hunting, technology has advanced a great deal since the days of slinging spears or rocks to bring down large animals for food. This Saturday, residents can see the tool prehistoric hunters used when modern-day competitors compete in 9th annual Atlatl Throw at the Blackwater Draw […]

Chaplain: Conversation my job

Cannon Connections photo: Argen Duncan Capt. Chaplain Kyle Roehrig jokes with 1st Sgt. Eric Butt during a visit to the Cannon Air Force Base medical group building. Roehrig often drops in on units he’s assigned to so he can be visible and supportive. By Argen Duncan: Cannon Connections For an Air Force chaplain, life involves […]

Hounds add assistant coach

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Andrew Helton has added Stott Carter to his staff for the upcoming season. Carter comes to Portales after serving at Pfeiffer University in Carolina. In 2007, he was part of the staff at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, helping the Islanders reach the NCAA tournament. Previously, he […]

Sixth ‘Potter’ movie conjures fans

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico North Plains Cinema 7 assistant manager Manuel Romero will not tell any secrets about the sixth Harry Potter movie, “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.” But he says Wednesday — the movie’s release day — was busy. “It’s been pretty good,” Romero said between taking payment for tickets. Romero […]

It’s their job: County road supervisor enjoys challenge of job

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County Road Department supervisor Ricky Lovato has held the position for about a month, but worked as assistant road supervisor for about 2 1/2 years. Lovato was born and raised in Portales. Before working for the county, he owned semi-trailers and supervised his father-in-law’s silage-cutting business. What does your job entail? Blading roads, total reconstruction […]

Urioste keeps busy in deputy clerk post

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Veda Urioste City of Portales deputy clerk Urioste is from Portales and has a business certificate from Computer Careers Center, which was in Albuquerque. She has one biological daughter and four adopted children. Urioste has served as deputy clerk for almost five of her 14 years with the city. […]

Zias add assistant soccer coach

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University added former West Virginia Wesleyan College midfielder Katie Schubert as an assistant coach. Shubert, a two-time West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference player of the year, played for the Real Colorado Cougars of the W-League and the Atlantic City Diablos of the Women’s Professional Soccer League. Schubert has coached […]