On the shelves/Library Programs

• Books and Babies is a short storytime for infants ages 0 to 3 and is held bimonthly on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. This week’s theme is “Santa Baby.” Join us for stories, songs, and fun. • It’s The Polar Express! 4 p.m. Tuesday. The library will host a program based on this favorite holiday […]

Workforce ready

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By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Area community colleges are offering programs designed to help students earn state certification allowing them to enter the workforce with more opportunities. For many, a traditional four-year college education such as programs offered at Eastern New Mexico University is just not an option. While ENMU has adjusted to offer […]

Silent auction scheduled

Freedom New Mexico The Community Services Center Senior Volunteer Programs has scheduled a Silent Auction at the Portales National Bank Monday through Dec. 11 at 3 p.m. Proceeds go to the Seniors Programs. Auction items include a Coca-Cola gift basket, a coffee maker, flower arrangements, gift certificates and more. Bank lobby hours are 9 a.m. […]

FFA students start fundraiser

Freedom New Mexico Area agriculture programs and Future Farmers of America chapters are beginning their fundraising with fruit and meat sales. Clovis FFA advisor Mark Runyan said the sales start this week and go through Nov. 18. Programs in Melrose, Grady, Texico, Clovis and Portales will be selling the products. All area FFA programs collect […]

CCC, ENMU partner to improve nursing programs

By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Clovis Community College and Eastern New Mexico University are joining hands to deliver more and better trained nurses. Officials at both institutions and Plains Regional Medical Center say that’s important because Clovis and Portales — like much of the country — are always in need of nurses. All of […]

Work study programs offer financial aid to students

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By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer As functioning businesses, universities are exceptional in that much of their staffs are composed of the customers themselves. Students, particularly work-study students, at Eastern New Mexico University can be seen working the desks in virtually every department on campus. It’s a characteristic of university life that’s not likely to […]

Heat-related athlete deaths serious matter

Freedom New Mexico A sure sign of the approach of football season is the sweltering heat we are now experiencing. No matter how mild the weather is in late July, once players put on the pads in August, the temperatures seem to rise. Such weather needs to bring about heightened concerns of players suffering from […]

City recreation programs taking registration

Freedom New Mexico The City of Portales is taking registration for its Recreation Center after-school program and for fall youth sports. “Kidz N Motion” after-school program offers structured group activities including play, art and crafs, physical fitness, tutoring and field trips for 6- to 15-year-olds. Flag football is available for kindergarten through second-grade students, and […]

City officials OK rec center rate hike

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By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer Portales city leaders are moving forward with programs to keep kids busy during the summer. But it all comes at a cost, and one that is higher than Portales residents are used to paying. At issue are two programs dubbed “Kids N Motion” at the Portales Recreation Center. One […]

County set to recieve DWI program grant

The Portales/Roosevelt County DWI Program is receiving a grant of close to $126,000 from the state. Program coordinator Marcia Brown said the money comes from a tax on liquor and must be spent on DWI prevention and education. The program receives the grant yearly, but amounts vary. The money pays for screening DWI offenders, probation […]