Police Blotter — July 13

PNT Staff Reports The following is a sampling of calls received over the past week by Portales Police dispatchers. July 3 • At 4:20 p.m., a caller reported criminal damage to a vehicle on East Brazos Street. •

Honors: Zachary Bowman

Zachary Bowman of Portales has received a bachelor of accountancy degree from Loyola University New Orleans. The degree was awarded during the university’s commencement ceremony May 10 in the Lousiana Superdome.

Police investigating assault

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PNT Staff Report Police were investigating an assault of undetermined type Monday afternoon that sent one man to the hospital. According to Capt. Lonnie Berry of the Portales Police Department, a person found inside a residence at 901 S. Main in Portales was transported to Roosevelt General Hospital after a witness reported a suspect with […]

Police Blotter — July 6

The following is a sampling of calls received over the past week by Portales Police dispatchers. June 27 •

FFA Awards

New Mexico FFA members received proficiency and state star awards during the 80th Annual New Mexico FFA State Convention June 2-4 at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. Elida FFA member Ryan Best received the star in production agriculture. His SAE focuses on the production of animals for the show ring. Each of the […]

David Limmer

David Limmer, a 2004 graduate of Clovis High School, received New Mexico Tech’s highest honor for an undergraduate at commencement ceremonies May 17. Limmer, who earned a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering with highest honors, was awarded the Brown Award for scholarship, leadership, and service. The faculty of New Mexico Tech selected him […]

Honors: NMJC graduates

Two students from Portales were awarded associate degrees from New Mexico Junior College on May 9. Daniel C. Vela received an Associate of Arts degree, and Joseph Roy Friesen received Associate of Applied Science degree. Freisen is an honor graduate, based on a grade point average of 3.5 or better of the credit hours completed […]

Honors: Zupancic

Steven Zupancic received a Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders on May 17, 2008, from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. His thesis title is “Gap Detection Ability Determined by Cortical Event Related Potentials in Cochlear Implant Users.” He is the son of James and Isabel Zupancic of Portales.

It’s Their Job May 9

By Chris Romero Name: Hamid Allamehzadeh Job: Associate professor in electronic engineering technology at Eastern New Mexico University Background: Allamehzadeh attended Rose State College and then transferred and received a bachelor’s, master’s and a doctorate in electrical engineering at the University of Oklahoma while teaching courses in electromagnetic, circuit and control as a teacher’s assistant. […]

It’s Their Job: Monica Nuckols

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Name: Monica Nuckols Job: Second grade teacher at James Elementary Background: Nuckols has been teaching in the Portales Schools for 15 years, before teaching at James Elementary she taught at Valencia as a Title I reading and math teacher. She received her bachelor’s degree at Eastern New Mexico University in Education with an endorsement of […]

Stone/Partin engagement

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Randall and Lori Stone of Greenwood, Mo., announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Kristen Stone of Adrian, Mo., to Ben Partin of Adrian, son of Jerry and Karla Partin of Portales. The couple will exchange vows Saturday, April 19, 2008, at Adrian Christian Church. A reception will follow at the church reception […]

Resident thankful for care received

I would like to thank the three young men who came to the senior citizen’s center in the ambulance to take me to the hospital. They were very gentle and concerned about my comfort. I did not get their names but Portales citizens are fortunate to have these young men. Thanks again for the concern. […]

More than $2 million in capital outlay OK’d

By Helena Rodriguez, Freedom Newspapers If at first your bill gets vetoed, resubmit. And then, it just may get signed. This was the case with Eastern New Mexico University which was allocated more than half a million dollars from the New Mexico Legislature on Wednesday for the Portales campus alone. ENMU President Steven Gamble was […]

Incumbents make clean sweep in municipal elections

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By Sarah Meyer, Freedom New Mexico With only 8 percent of voters casting ballots, Portales city council incumbents easily won re-election Tuesday.

Beef tied to federal recall consumed in area schools

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico At least five cases of beef tied to a federal recall were already consumed in local schools before the U.S. Department of Agriculture issued a warning, according to state officials. However, the USDA has said the meat poses little to no risk to student’s health. The USDA on Sunday […]

Fatal wreck

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Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office personnel secure the scene of a car crash. One person was killed and another transported to a Lubbock hospital in a two-vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 7 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of N.M. 236 (Bethel Highway) and North Avenue O, according to Sheriff Darren Hooker. State police were investigating […]

December 2, 1989

• Sid Chapman was named the 1989 “Workhorse of the Year” during the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce banquet. • Vickie Aguilar and Elaine Sanchez were the winners of the Saturday Great Cash Giveaway. Aguilar received $250 worth of script for her first place win, while Sanchez received $75 of script that could be used […]

11-25 Honors

Knudson Caroline Anne Knudson of Portales has received a $4,000 Denison Scholarship, according to a press release from Kansas State University where she is a student.

Davis wins spot on hospital board

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Peggy Davis has been declared the winner in District 3 of the Roosevelt General Hospital Board election, by a margin of 160 to 84, according to officials with the Roosevelt County Clerk’s office. “I am excited beyond words,” Davis said of her election win. In Tuesday’s election, Davis received […]

Commodities program works to assist area residents

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer The Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico strives to provide monthly commodities to residents in the eastern part of the state, something that is becoming more difficult to do, according to executive director Nancy Taylor. “It (food bank) distributes over 200 million pounds of food to the needy, ill […]