Program offers free tax help

PNT staff reports Again this year, AARP, the Internal Revenue Service and the Eastern New Mexico University College of Business are sponsoring Tax-Aide in Portales, according to Portales Site Coordinator Mercedes Agogino. The program provides free tax returns and electronic filing to low- and middle-income people. It is available 1-4 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays Feb. […]

Student picked to attend state of union address

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico A Clovis High School student was chosen out of 212 students to attend the State of the Union Address. Randy Miller, who was in Washington D.C. with the Close Up Program, was chosen by Congressman Ben Ray Lujan to attend the speech by President Barack Obama. The Close Up […]

Program pairs seniors with students

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Senior citizens have a chance to feel needed and help out students and teachers alike with the Community Services Center Foster Grandparents Program. The program started in the state in 1965 to provide a learning experience from senior tutors to children. Ada Bud Moorhead is a grandma for teacher […]

New sign signals program growth

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer A new and friendly smile greets drivers on West 18th Street. A sign at the corner of South Avenue B reads “Savannah’s Smile” and has a portrait of a young girl smiling. It’s all part of a Christian Children’s Home program, said Charles Anderson, executive director of the organization […]

Fruitful Spirit Ministries saved

By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Fruitful Spirit Ministries has been saved. The non-profit reduced-price grocery program was on the verge of closing its doors when the Matt 25 Hope Center stepped in. Center Executive Director Steve Reshetar said a proposal to take over the program was brought in front of the board of directors […]

Dec. 13 Club Notes

Daughters of Confederacy The Ellen W. Jones Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy observed their December meeting with a Christmas luncheon at Vines restaurant. Mary Louise Childress and Mildred Plexico were hostesses. President Janelle Foster called the meeting to order. Peg Kline and Mary Louise Childress led the ritualistic opening. Bess Jones gave […]

KENW divorce program scheduled for Sunday

Freedom New Mexico KENW-TV, the area’s local public broadcasting station, produced a special called Choosing Happiness After Divorce. The special will air at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. The special is based on the recently published book of the same name by Jane Thompson. The program is designed to help women regain their perspective in life after […]

Empty stocking program starts Friday

Freedom New Mexico The number of children the Salvation Army is hoping to help has almost doubled this holiday season, according to Maj. Kevin Ray. Friday the Clovis News Journal and Portales News-Tribune will launch their annual Empty Stocking program in partnership with The Salvation Army. Every day until Christmas, a local family in need […]

Program combats high tobacco use rates among county youth

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By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer When the American Cancer Society’s annual Great American Smokeout takes place on Thursday, much attention will be paid to helping people with a bad habit try to quit. In Roosevelt County, Theresa Teti is trying to reach out to those who aren’t quite set in their ways. Teti is […]

Annual Christmas program set for Monday

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Portales’ annual toy drive is coming to town, and this year, a lucky donor can have milk and cookies with Santa and Mrs. Claus. The Lighting of the Tree ceremony Monday is set to kick off the Mayor’s Christmas Toy Drive: Operation Santa Cop for this Christmas season. A […]

Christmas program to be ‘Simply Joyful’

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Have a “Simply Joyful” Christmas with the Roosevelt County Cooperative Extension Christmas program next week. Extension home economist Connie Moyers is presenting her annual program, which includes demonstrations of recipes and gift ideas, door prizes and food samples. “It’s called ‘Simply Joyful,’ so everything is fairly simple,” she said. […]

Clovis robotics group competing at Las Cruces

Freedom New Mexico The Clovis High School GEAR-UP program’s robotics group is heading to competition in Las Cruces today. The group has put together a robot and is competing against other high school’s from across the state. The competition is being broadcast live at www.LCPS.tv. Rounds are at 10 a.m., 10:40 a.m., 11:40 a.m. and […]

Dairy attrition continues

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Ten dairies in Roosevelt and Curry counties have gone out of business since wholesale milk prices began dropping more than a year ago, a Dairy Farmers of America spokesman confirms. Walter Bradley, government and business affairs director for the DFA in Clovis, said five of the dairies were participants […]

ENMU rodeo program receives donation from wind farm operator

Freedom New Mexico The rodeo program at Eastern New Mexico University got a $10,000 boost from a local wind generating company for a covered practice facility. Edison, which operated wind turbines near Elida, donated the money to go to the 120 x 240-foot facility which is scheduled for completion in 2010.

Hounds open at CSU-Pueblo

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Colorado State-Pueblo is a new program. Eastern New Mexico just feels like one. Both the Thunderwolves and the Greyhounds are hoping to build on rough 2008 campaigns when they meet Saturday in Pueblo, Colo. For Eastern, it’s the second year of the spread offense after years of a triple […]

Wal-Mart makes donation of food

Freedom New Mexico Wal-Mart stores in Portales and Clovis have been participating in a program that supplies fresh food to Roadrunner Food Bank of New Mexico. The food donated from the stores is distributed by Roadrunner to food banks around the state, said Wal-Mart spokeswoman Jina Michael. In its five months of operating, the program […]

Local dealers: Cash for Clunkers program had varied results

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico The Cash for Clunkers program, which has been successful nationwide in spurring new-car sales since it began in late July, had mixed impacts on local dealers through its conclusion Monday. “We had a lot of positive response out of it,” said Tim Baldwin, the sales and new car manager […]

Aug. 26, 1984

The City of Portales, in conjunction with the Portales Fire Department and the office of the building inspector, began a fire prevention inspection program, according to Portales news archives. The program was designed to establish an annual inspection of commercial buildings in Portales to help create a safer atmosphere in those businesses and eliminate situations […]

City council approves $125,000 grant for DWI program

By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer The Portales City Council has approved two grants totaling $125,000 for the local DWI program. It was one of several resolutions passed at the regular council meeting Tuesday night at City Hall. The grant agreement is for money through the New Mexico Department of Finance and Administration Local Government […]