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.

Gotta love thy neighbors

By Grant McGee: Freedom New Mexico Kicking back in the yard the other day I noticed there was some sort of busy-ness going on in a neighbor’s backyard. It caught my eye because the neighbor is kind of old yet was running around his backyard like a kid. I watched for a while and came [...]

Getting to know: Volunteering keeps widow’s schedule full

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Mickey Zachry a volunteer at the Portales Senior Center has been busy helping the people she has come to know as her family. Zachry came to Portales when she moved with her husband from Denton, Texas, in 1969. “My husband was teaching in Denton,” Zachry said. “He got a job up here with Eastern New [...]

Stores prepare for busy, safe Black Friday

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Mike Hall has worked a lot of Black Fridays, but he doesn’t really consider the day to be that dark. “The worst part is thinking about it coming, but once it gets here, it’s fun,” said Hall, store manager for Wal-Mart in Portales. “You get to do a lot [...]

It’s their job: Secretary stays busy

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Name: Shauna Wade Job: Secretary for certified public accountant Terry L. Cone. Background: I am originally from Sundown, Texas. I’ve lived in Portales since 2003. I am married, and I have two daughters. Time on job: I have been with Terry L. Cone for two years. What does your job entail? Everything. I answer telephones, [...]

Getting to know: Retiree keeps busy with volunteer work

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Sharon Davis of Roosevelt County may have retired from the retail furniture business, but she keeps busy with a multitude of volunteer activities. Davis and her friend Joyce Cone started the Zia Moms program, which supports the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team. Davis has taught Sunday school since she was 18 years old. [...]

Lake officials anticipate busy Labor Day weekend

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By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico If you’re thinking about spending Labor Day weekend at an area lake, better start thinking about camping arrangements. Conchas State Park and Ute Lake State Park officials said Tuesday that all of their reservation sites have been filled. Administrator Lorna Ford said Conchas has 76 campsites that can be [...]

It’s Their Job: New manager keeps busy serving customers

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Name: Whitney Lovato What is your job? I am a server/manager at the Something Different Grill in Portales. What is your background?

Lightning fires keep firefighters busy

Freedom New Mexico Lightning kept area firefighters busy on Thursday. A bolt ignited a 400-acre grass fire 20 miles south of Elida, according to Elida Fire Chief Adam Anthony. Elida was assisted by Milnesand firefighters in containing the fire. Later the same day, Elida firefighters were asked to help the Dora Fire Department with another [...]

New ENMU men’s coach keeping busy

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By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer Andrew Helton, the new men’s basketball coach at Eastern New Mexico University, has a far-reaching vision of Greyhound Arena filled with fans cheering on a winning ENMU program. In the meantime, Helton will have to bide time a few more months before getting to lead practices or direct strategy [...]