Portales company recognized

PNT staff report Levacy Sprinkler of Portales was recognized as a Valley Performance Plus Dealer at the company’s 2012 national meeting, according to a press release from Valmont Irrigation. Levacy Sprinkler earned this honor for excelling in the areas of sales, service and aftermarket parts, the release said. Each valley dealership is scored based on [...]

Coworkers trying to bowl cancer over

By Alisa Boswell: PNT Staff Writer Two Portales residents and coworkers are knocking down bowling pins for dollars — with the money going to the fight against cancer. Roger Jones, who works at C&S Inc., and is on its Relay for Life team each year, bowls with the Continental Bowling League Thursday nights in Clovis. [...]

Club notes —

Altrusa International of Portales The Altrusa International, Inc. Club of Portales met March 12 in the Central Annex. President Gaynelle Thomas called the meeting to order. There were 17 members and three guests present. Nellie Dyer led the opening ceremonies. The minutes and treasurer’s reports were approved. Lori Bohm gave the Altrusa Accent and Beverly [...]

Honors —

Pavalok John A. Pavalok of Portales recently graduated from the Naval Officer Training School in Newport, R.I., and has been commissioned as O-1 Ensign and will be assigned to Pensacola, Fla., for pilot training to become a naval aviator. He is the son of George and Mary Pavalok of Portales.

Engagements — March 18

Jordan-Eaton Mr. and Mrs. Max Jordan of Chelmsford, Mass., announce the engagement of their daughter, Meredith Jordan to Michael Eaton, son of Charlotte and Ronnie Eaton of Clovis. The bride-elect is a 2005 graduate of Chelmsford High School and a 2009 graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is employed as the mill manager at [...]

Police blotter: March 16

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Christina Calloway Here are Portales police call logs from Thursday: • 12:51a.m: Caller requested officer check on her daughter, U.S. 70. • 1:37 a.m: Caller heard one shot fired, Globe and Second. • 8:27 a.m: Caller heard shots in the area, Country Club Estates. • 8:35 a.m: Caller reported a skunk in a trap, First [...]

Portales man has taught flintknapping to more than 300 people

Christina Calloway Tommy Heflin opens up his home to the Portales community every Wednesday night to share and teach his passion. The retired Portales native has been flintknapping for about 37 years, a hobby he loves to share with others. Flintknapping is the art of manufacturing stone points or arrowheads as ancient people did. “I [...]

Police blotter — March 15

Here are Portales police call logs from Tuesday: • 10:06 a.m., Caller requested an ambulance for a subject who had fallen, New Mexico 267. • 10:14 a.m., Caller requested an ambulance for a subject with back pain, 2100 block of La Vega De Ranch. • 10:18 a.m., Caller reported a counterfeit bill, 100 block of [...]

My turn: Portales couple deserves recognition

Let me tell you about two of your neighbors. For more years than they can count, this husband and wife, who attend University Baptist Church in Portales, and who insisted I not use their names, have had a Sunday tradition. They gather a group of children from potentially at-risk families, feed them breakfast, accompany them [...]

Portales windmill collection move in progress

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Alisa Boswell A nationally known windmill collection is in the process of being moved to the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds at a cost between $15,000 and $25,000. Bill Dalley, Portales resident and a New Mexico windmill collector for more than 30 years, donated his collection of 80 windmills to the county in the summer of 2011, [...]