2-24-08 Local Briefs

Habitat looking for applicants Habitat for Humanity Roosevelt and Curry Counties is holding a Habitat Town Meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Memorial Building in Portales. The organization is looking for applicants to purchase a home as well as volunteers. Information: Joyce Davis, 359-1344 or 356-5292 Web site: habitatrcc.com Altrusa sets spaghetti supper Altrusa […]

Residents prepare to celebrate holiday

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Labor Day signals the last vacation and three-day weekend of the summer for many residents. Karen Banda said she and her family didn’t have any specific plans for the weekend other than to get together with her husband’s family. “We usually just get together on holidays and cook out,” […]

Color displayed at flower show

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Reporter A myriad of flowers of all types and colors were on display at the Roosevelt County Fair on Wednesday. Hosted by the Portales Woman’s Club, flower show entries included dahlias, roses, gladiolas, Gerberas, trumpet vines, geraniums, among other varieties, along with a few plants. Arliss Spinks returned to the […]

Ram soccer pitch ready

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Ram and Lady Ram soccer players will be kicking the ball around in their first practice Monday, less than nine months after the Portales school board approved the re-starting of the program. Between the hiring of a coach and the installation of two fields, administrators say they’re ready. “Growing […]

Everything’s easier with Mom around

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor If somebody accused me of returning to Portales after nearly 30 years away because I was a momma’s boy, I’d probably have to agree with them. I could tell you coming back made good sense financially or that the opportunity to pursue journalism in my home town was just […]

County launches investigation into jail events

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — The escape of a prisoner and the stabbing of an inmate in recent days have prompted investigations aimed at Curry County Adult Detention Center officials, according to state and county officials. District Attorney Matt Chandler and Curry County Sheriff Roger Hatcher on Wednesday called for prompt corrective action […]

We should do what is right, even if no one is looking

Master Sgt. Terry Mateka Being an Airman in today’s military requires more than being just a technical expert in a profession: it involves living to and by a higher standard. It’s a standard that’s in effect 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year. Whether an Airman Basic, a captain, […]

Maypole tradition marks 77th year

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Paula Cronic: PNT Staff Writer Imagine being able to step into a fairytale and feel like a princess with the beautiful dress, the perfect hair and having all eyes on you. For Portales High School senior, Kacee Lovato, and everyone who participated in Thursday’s Maypole at PHS, that fairy tale seemed to come true. “It’s […]

New ENMU coach not getting in a rush

By Dave Wagner: PNT sports writer As new Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball coach Linden Weese tries to put a team together, he figures it’s better to take his time than to make snap decisions. Weese, who spent more than 20 years as an assistant to Texas Tech women’s coach Marsha Sharp, is busy […]

Career fair sharpens student resumes

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Some college students fear there won’t be a job for them when they graduate. A career fair held in Portales Thursday should help ease that fear. Ty Walker, director of Counseling and Career Services for Eastern New Mexico University, said there were more than 40 employers in the Campus Union […]

NBC and Amy Grant want to grant wishes in Clovis

By Leslie Radford: Freedom Newspapers NBC and recording artist Amy Grant are looking to grant wishes in the Clovis area as part of “Three Wishes,” a new prime-time television series that will spotlight people or communities with inspiring stories. Senior Casting Producer Traci Green said Grant specifically asked NBC to do a casting call in […]

Cheese plant looking for construction workers

Freedom Newspapers The Southwest Cheese Company is looking to hire 400 talented workers from the Clovis area to work construction over the next year for their new plant being built south of town, according to a press release distributed by the company. If the building project stays on schedule, the facility should be commissioned in […]

Movie crew makes rounds in Portales

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By Kevin Wilson A group is working on bringing “Believe in Me” to theaters across the country next year. Kim Huffman hopes the group believes in Portales and its surrounding communities later this month. Members of Believe Productions spent some time in the Portales area Thursday afternoon, as Huffman showed them around. “They’re looking at […]

Community talks golf, truck stop

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Tony Parra The development of a truck stop and golf course are two of the objectives local residents at the economic development forum follow-up on Thursday determined to be important goals for the community. The truck stop idea was brought up during the first economic forum on Oct. 2 because U.S. Highway 70 is now […]

Scanlan looks to build around nucleus

By Dave Wagner Coming off a 20-8 season and a run to the program’s first Lone Star Conference South Division championship, Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan and assistant coach Mark Murdock have been busy trying to supplement the Greyhounds’ returning talent. While the Hounds have a solid returning base, signing players […]