It’s Their Job: Crisanta Armijo

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Name: Crisanta Armijo Job: Service center employee at Russell’s Super Save Background: Armijo is a lifelong Portales resident and attended Clovis Community College for a year. Time on job: One year What does your job entail?: Armijo sends Western Union money transfers, cashes checks, processes and takes payments on utility bills and serves as a [...]

Local nurse selected as ambassador

By Celena Cordova: PNT staff writer Roosevelt General Hospital nurse Mary Russell was chosen as a delegate to attend a People to People Citizen Ambassador Program in China. Russell, a registered nurse and certified emergency nurse, has been working at RGH for nearly 27 years. “I find this an honor to be offered this kind [...]

Local Briefs June 19

PNT Staff Reports Author to discuss Portales book Barbara Russell Chesser, a Portales native who now lives in Waco, Texas, will present a copy of her latest book, “Remembering Mattie,” to the Portales Public Library during a reception from 4-5 p.m. Friday at the library. “Remembering Mattie” includes reminiscences about Mattie’s Cafe, a fixture in [...]

Holiday cookout could cost more

By Sarah Meyer, PNT Staff Writer The overall price of groceries is up, but careful shoppers can still find bargains for that Memorial Day weekend barbecue. The Associated Press reports that the price of an average barbecue could cost 6 percent more than last year. Tim Russell, the manager of Russell’s Super Save, estimates that [...]

Business is always green for artificial turf installers

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By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Reporter A new landscaping option is available for residents that promises a green yard without the high water bill. The Geneva Sports Surfaces LLC, based out of Las Vegas, Nev. has been installing synthetic turf for three decades on sports fields from New Mexico to Idaho, said Russell Richards of [...]

Financing food getting trickier

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor This morning, your bowl of cereal and milk probably cost you 49 cents. Last year, it was 44 cents. By next year, it could be 56 cents. It’s enough to make you cry in your cornflakes. The forces behind the rise in food prices — China’s economic boom, a [...]

Portales relying on depth

By Rick White: Freedom Newspapers Unlike previous seasons, Portales heads into the state tournament without proven stars. What the Lady Rams do have is a deep, role-oriented team that is the favorite to win their fifth Class 3A title in seven years when the state tournament opens today in Albuquerque. “I can play 10 people [...]

Lady Rams trying to stay focused

By Kevin Wilson: PNT sports writer One’s a junior, the other a freshman. One’s a defender, the other a setter. Sisters Montana and Dallas Russell do have one thing in common — they’re both soft-spoken. “We have fun together and we play hard,” said Montana Russell, who spoke lightly before looking at her sister and [...]

School investigation not all it’s wrapped up to be

By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — A concerned citizen spotted a male juvenile carrying a suspiciously concealed item into Marshall Junior High School early Thursday morning. Police were called. The school was locked down. Adjacent streets were closed and law officers were perched on roofs with weapons. The drama ended about two hours later [...]

Club uses chili to help children

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By Kevin Wilson Dave Russell thinks he’s got a patent on his hands. Russell, a Kiwanis club member in his first experience with the group’s annual chili supper fund-raiser, explained his findings. “You take the bowl, put in the chili,” Russell said while demonstrating, “then put a tortilla on top of the bowl” to keep [...]