Commissaries agency closes ‘brand name’ loophole

By Tom Philpott: Military Update One great strength of military commissaries is that patrons can buy brand name items at deep discounts, comfortable in the knowledge they are quality products, food safety isn’t an issue, and most goods are identical to those sold commercially off base and back home. The “brand name” system brings another […]

Business feature: Store offers specialty fashion items

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PNT staff reports Sheila’s Classy to Whimsy Ladies Apparel has been in Portales seven years. The store offers clothing, jewelry and other fashion needs. Sheila Hays has lived in Portales all of her life . “I know my customers and I get to visit with them,” Hays said. “That is the advantage of being in […]

Council will consider Sunland reimbursement request

By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer A fairly light agenda for the Portales City Council meeting at 7 p.m. tonight at City Hall includes two items of business involving possible money for Sunland Inc. City Manager Tom Howell said the business north of Portales is hoping to be partially reimbursed for building a sewer line […]

Hospital Board to meet

Freedom New Mexico Information on doctor and sexual assault nurse examiner credentials and on recruitment at the rural health clinic are among the items on the agenda for the Roosevelt County Special Hospital District Board meeting set for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the hospital conference room. The agenda also includes reports on hospital finances, nursing […]

Yeast bread featured on show

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on making homemade yeast breads and computer-generated items for pets will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and 2 p.m. Saturday. Glenna Vance, manager of consumer public relations with Lesaffre Yeast Corp., will demonstrate different ways to shape homemade yeast breads into interesting loafs, baguettes, […]

U.S. House approves $68 million for Cannon Air Force Base projects

Freedom New Mexico More than $68 million for Cannon Air Force Base was approved Friday by the U.S. House of Representatives, according to a release from Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, D-N.M. The FY 2010 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act passed the House of Representatives by a 415-3 vote. Items for Cannon include: • […]

Hospital board meeting set

Roosevelt County Hospital Board has scheduled its regular meeting for 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the hospital. Agenda items include nursing services and medical staff reports. Administrator James D’Agostino will also have reports related to rural health clinics, recruitment and legislative actions.

Business feature: Rubber stamp kit spurs business

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Clyde Powell and Doug Lynch operate Sport Lab. They make a variety of items for people to wear, treasure or display. A bit of history: Powell got started in 1968 processing black and white film of football and basketball at Farwell High School when the athletic director asked him […]

Dream Center needs donations

PNT Staff Report The Portales Dream Center is looking for donations of household items, furniture and clothes because its supply of these items is depleted.People can drop off items at the center, at 222 N. Main, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Saturday. To make other arrangments, call

Shakedown turns up illegal items

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Re-use items

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on making purses, using waste canvas for needlework stitching and doing a faux marble finish on walls are the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and 2 p.m. Saturday. Designer, author and sewing instructor Linda McGehee will show how to create purses with multiple zippers and compartments. […]

Local food bank discards recalled items

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Freedom New Mexico The Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico has thrown out about 15 items flagged for possible salmonella contamination in a nationwide peanut butter product recall. Nancy Taylor, executive director of the food bank, said her staff is doing all it can to prevent any possibly contaminated products from leaving their warehouse through […]

Creative Living Nov. 16

Information on making fall decorations and gift items, incorporating pesto in meals and making pumpkin-head dolls and jack-o-lantern boxes will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and at 2 p.m. Saturday. Connie Moyers, New Mexico State University Extension home economist, says fall is her favorite season, and she’s going to demonstrate […]

Business feature: Store owner creates environment for expression

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By Thomas Garcia: PNT staff writer Nicole Thompson said she opened her specialty imports store “Purple Myst” in Portales to provide residents with a slice of culture and the unique. Been there myself: Thompson said she always had to drive out of town to buy imported items.“My idea was that I was tired of having […]

Council votes to move forward with grant application

By Sarah Meyer, PNT Staff Writer The Portales City Council sped through its business Tuesday, finishing in 30 minutes. Councilors quickly approved most agenda items and tabled two business items. Among the items approved was a notice of intent to adopt an ordinance that will allow the city to receive funding from the New Mexico […]

United Way selling base housing items

PNT staff The United Way of Eastern New Mexico will sell items recovered from the demolition of Cannon Air Force Base housing this weekend. Volunteers will sell items such as cabinets, sinks and doors between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Curry County Fairgrounds and between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bosco […]

Free to good home

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico

Curry detention officer arrested

Freedom New Mexico A detention officer at the Curry County Adult Detention Center was arrested Thursday afternoon for smuggling narcotics and other contraband items into the jail, according to the Curry County Sheriff’s Office. Julian Patrick Garcia, 36, is being held at held at the Curry County Detention Center on a $56,000 bond. He is […]

Calf carcass dumping a problem again

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By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Reporter Taxpayer dollars are being spent to clean up illegal dumping along Roosevelt County roads. When one drives down a county road it is not uncommon to see some trash in the ditch. Assorted items such as aluminum cans, bottles and sometimes household items such as carpet and broken furniture. […]

Altrusa members prepare for Holiday Happening

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Tradition will continue as the 10th annual Holiday Happening is set to take place on Saturday in the Eastern New Mexico University Campus Union Ballroom. Hosted by the Portales Altrusa Club, all money raised from the annual event is used in some way within the community, said Cindy Harth, […]