Revised rifle qualification course initiated

USAF: Alan Boedeker Air Force basic trainee Zachary Browning, 324th Training Squadron, Flight 044, reloads between shooting practice rounds at the firing range Nov. 22. Airmen are now required to take a new intensive Air Force Rifle Qualification Course. By Airman 1st Class Alexxis Pons Abascal: 27th SOW Public Affairs The new Air Force wide […]

Music series has slow start

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Alisa Boswell The Yam Music Series, started by the Portales MainStreet Program, has seen a decline in attendance since the first concert in September, according to MainStreet Manager Sandy Van Der Veen. “The first band had a big fan base and the second play a lot and the third doesn’t have a very big fan […]

Family remembers father as fighter

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Benna Sayyed Kevin Gardels called on his spiritual strength to deal with his fierce battle against cancer, family members said. After being diagnosed with a rare cancer known as primary myelofibrosis in September 2002, the Portales musician’s battle lasted nearly a decade. He died Saturday in Portales from complications caused by his cancer. He was […]

Anniversaries —

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Padilla Alfonso and Rosalia Padilla of Clovis celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 30 in Albuquerque with their children. The couple was married September 23, 1961, in Clovis. Their children and spouses are Sylvia (Nick Jr.) Griego, Alfoso A. (Annette) Padilla and their deceased daughter Raquel Padilla. They have nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. […]

Food bank misses donation quota

The Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico has not received adequate donations to make any commodity deliveries during September, according to food bank officials. However, the food pantry program will be in operation. Information: Teresa Wilcock, 763-6130.

Increasing taxes won’t stabilize U.S. economy

Freedom New Mexico That queasy feeling Americans had in September 2008 when the bottom fell out of the financial markets has returned. Is the American economy slipping back into recession? Last week, the Dow Jones industrial average lost 699 points, or 5.75 percent. After the stock market closed Friday, Standard & Poor’s, one of the […]

Drought could extend fire season

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Alisa Boswell Usually, August and September would mean the end of fire season is approaching for Roosevelt County. But according to state and local fire officials, that may not be the case this year. “This fire season is very comparable to the fire season in 2006,” said Dan Ware, spokesperson for the New Mexico Forestry […]

Yard of the Month competition coming

By 27th SOW Public Affairs Family housing residents will soon battle for the best yard in the neighborhood as the Yard of the Month competition will run from May through September. The criteria for selection is based on the following: • Landscaping: Is the yard mowed, edged and trimmed? • Flowerbeds: Are they weed and […]

Dec. 5 —

A Dec. 17 hearing is set for a woman accused of abusing her stepdaughter last year. Athena Shepherd is charged with abusing her then-10-year-old stepdaughter in September 2009, according to information from the Ninth Judicial District Attorney’s office. Mern Shepherd, her husband and the child’s father, pleaded guilty to abuse or abandonment of the girl […]

Melrose clinic groundbreaking set for September

Kevin Wilson When you’re sick, a short drive beats a long one any day of the week. That’s the philosophy behind nearly five years of work, $500,000 in grant money and a five-month construction process that will result in a health clinic for Melrose. The facility, which would be run by a contracted health care […]

Entries sought for ENMU digital art show

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By Jared Tucker: PNT staff writer The Eastern New Mexico University Department of Arts will be displaying a national art show, and the deadline for entries is fast approaching. The exhibit will be on display in September at the Runnels Gallery of the Golden Library, with a July 30 entry deadline. The exhibit, “Axium of […]

Our people: Teacher of the Year

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Bio Name: Drew Hatley Birthday: September 20, 1984 Hometown: Clovis Profession: Assistant baseball coach, football coach and World History teacher Family: My wife Christal and I have been married for three years. We don’t have kids but we have a golden retriever named Allie Gator.

Burglary arrest made

Freedom New Mexico Portales Police say they have arrested a man believed to be behind burglaries dating back to last September. Deputy Chief of Police Lonnie Berry said Jesse Aranda, 20, of Portales, confessed to a burglary Jan. 10 in the 100 block of North Main. Berry said Aranda also confessed to committing five other […]

Anniversaries honor trials of early settlers

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist The second weekend of September, 2009, stands out in my mind as one of those “not to be forgotten” times. I had been one of a group to hike up Pike’s Peak — or rather, hike halfway up Pike’s Peak, to turn around and hike back down from the halfway […]

Malfunction caused drone crash

Freedom New Mexico An accident investigation board has concluded the failure of an electrical control device caused the crash of an MQ-1 Predator unmanned drone from Cannon Air Force Base last year, according to the Air Force Times. Greg Allen of Cannon Public Affairs said the Predator crashed in Afghanistan in September but he did […]

Oct. 29, 1982

The Portales News-Tribune reported that Otis Johnson, who sued Roosevelt General Hospital after he was fired as director of nursing in September 1981, was awarded $6,500 in damages by District Judge Ruben Nieves.

Clovis resident wins pageant

Freedom New Mexico Clovis resident Kimberly Parmenter was named the winner of the 2008 Miss Plus America contest, held July 1-5 in Dallas. She also won the Optional awards of Runway Model and Spokesmodel. She was awarded the Miss New Mexico title in September 2007 and has been preparing for the Miss Plus America Pageant […]

County treasurer’s trial set for September

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Curry County Treasurer Rhonda Bookout will go to trial in September on charges she tampered with public records. Bookout’s trial had been scheduled for June 9, but was postponed during a hearing Friday morning before District Judge Ted Hartley. Defense attorney Gary C. Mitchell told Hartley he needed more […]

September 9, 1986

• A two car collision on the Lovington Highway sent Eastern New Mexico University student Alonzo Armemdariz to the Clovis High Plains Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition. • Elinor Wallace, was the weekly winner of the football contest co-sponsored by the Portales News Tribune and local merchants. • A one bedroom, all […]

June 4, 2006 Organizations

Roosevelt County Educational Employees The educational retirees met May 18 at Golden Acres Center. Mercedes Agogino and Mary Clotfelter were hostesses. President Faye Keener called the meeting to order with the pledges to the flags and the minutes and treasurer’s report were read and approved.  Johnny Parker, Portales Police Department, brought an informative program titled […]