10-21 Local Briefs

Court has new hours New winter hours for Portales Municipal Court, effective Monday, were announced by Municipal Judge Frederick Arnold in a press release. The court will be open 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and closed Fridays. The court is open through the lunch hour. Information: 356-4923. Health coverage fairs set for […]

October 5, 1989

• Activities for Eastern New Mexico University’s homecoming kicked off with a production of the Neil Simon play, Broadway Bound at the University Theater. • “Sports Look” a featured show on KENW-TV Channel 3, featured Eastern New Mexico Greyhound coach Don Carthel and junior free safety Anthony Pertile. During the show, they reviewed footage from […]

Sept. 25, 1969

• Portales residents, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Johns were preparing to travel to Seoul, Korea where Mr. Johns will be an advisor to Korean manufacturing firms under the auspices of International Executive Services Corps. The couple had served as Vista workers for the past year. • During a meeting of the Roosevelt County Soil and Water […]

September 12, 1996

• La Casa de Buena Salud, Inc. moved into there new facility located at 1515 West Fir. In addition to the new facility, La Casa combined with Public Health Services and Los Abuelitos Senior Center to consolidate into one location. • Members of the Chi Omega Sorority collected food donations that were given to the Community […]

Cannon airmen train in Guam

Freedom Newspapers Approximately 400 airmen deployed to Guam from Cannon Air Force Base will be participating in a joint training exercise, according to Cannon officials. The airmen, who arrived May 30 on the island, will be working with members of an F-2 squadron from the Japan Air Defense Force. The exercise will last from Monday […]

May 25, 2007 Local Briefs

Fund established for Alford family A memorial account is open at Portales National Bank in the name of Kelly Alford, who recently died of cancer. According to friends, the funds will go to help the family with expenses associated with her death and illness. To make a donation, drop it by any Portales National Bank […]

States should follow Illinois’ example

Editorial Ronald Reagan once said the goal of welfare agencies should be eliminating the need for their own existence. A noble goal, but is it possible? According to Gary MacDougal, it is. MacDougal used experience gained from running a successful business to help reform the Illinois social services system and move people off welfare rolls […]

Location least of Halliburton controversies

By Freedom Newspapers Hating Halliburton is almost as popular in the United States as hating Wal-Mart. So we were surprised to see so little applause, and so much consternation in left-wing circles, when the oil services company once headed by the vice president announced it would be moving its corporate headquarters from Houston to the […]

Q&A: Project manager says core group moving forward

Scott Verhines is the manager of the Ute Water Project. Based in Albuquerque, Verhines and his administrative team provide administrative, technical and program responsibilities for the project. The project, at a current cost of $436 million, would supply water via pipeline from the Ute Reservoir in Quay County for the eight members of the Eastern […]

Holiday prompts special services

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers On that first Christmas night, as Joseph and Mary reportedly searched for lodging before the birth of Jesus, they were foreigners in another land, dependent on the help of strangers. It is the same kind of compassion and call for social action that pastor Clyde Davis will focus on when […]

Plan for unified medical care rejected

By Tom Philpott: Military Update Air Force opposition has scuttled Army and Navy plans to merge the three services’ large medical bureaucracies, led now by three surgeons general, into a single Unified Medical Command. Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England decided this month not to endorse such a major streamlining of the military health care system […]

Clovis hospital cuts staff

By Marlena Hartz : Freedom Newspapers A financial squeeze has spurred staff cuts and organizational changes at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis, according to PRMC officials. Hospital officials said 40 clinical, non-clinical, support services and management positions will be cut effective Nov. 18. “Our revenues cannot sustain our current staff levels,” reads a statement […]

Roosevelt County Literacy Council undergoes changes

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Providing a foundation for learning, the Roosevelt County Literacy Council has undergone some recent changes to provide more accessibility of its programs to Portales and surrounding communities. Restructuring and revitalizing the program is what new executive director Pete Martinez has been doing since taking the post a little over […]

United Way events calendar

Freedom Newspapers United Way of Eastern New Mexico is holding the “Changing Lives Showcase” to demonstrate how United Way contributions are working in the community. It will be taking place through the month of October. The public is invited to the following events. Habitat for Humanity of Roosevelt and Curry Counties • House Raising — […]

ENMU earns ‘A’ from graduating seniors

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Eastern New Mexico University received a good grade from students in its exiting senior satisfaction survey this spring. The results show ENMU ahead of other the state’s five other four-year institutions in three major categories — curriculum, students services and overall assessment. ENMU’s charts compare 2006 data against the […]

Board recommends TRICARE be realigned

By Tom Philpott: Military Columnist The Air Force, the only service opposed to creation of a Unified Medical Command, saw its arguments get strafed, rocketed and bombed during a meeting last week of the Defense Business Board, a group of outside management experts that advises Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. The board unanimously recommended that Rumsfeld […]

City approves bond for college housing project

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Portales City Council signed-off as a sponsor for the issuance of $14 million in bonds to build student housing at Eastern New Mexico University during Tuesday’s regular meeting. “The city was asked by ENMU to sponsor their development, in partnership with Collegiate Development (Services) to build a housing complex,” […]

Hospital upgrades diagnostic equipment

By Paula Cronic: PNT Staff Writer Roosevelt General Hospital will receive two new diagnostic imaging machines in the next three months, according to the hospital’s chief financial officer. CFO Eva Stevens reported at Tuesday’s board meeting the hospital purchased a CT scanner and an MRI machine. Stevens said the new CT scanner allows staff to […]

‘New’ RGH marks fifth anniversary

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Having reached many milestones on its journey to re-establish healthcare services in the community, Roosevelt General Hospital will be celebrating another one on Friday. The hospital will open its doors to the community to celebrate the five-year anniversary of the hospital. Roosevelt General Hospital is a short-term acute-care hospital, […]

Controversial group plans protest at soldier’s funeral

By Sharna Johnson: Freedpom Newspapers A controversial group known for protesting at the funerals of U.S. soldiers has planned an appearance Monday in Clovis. Those attending services for Sgt. Leroy Segura Jr. will see members of Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kan., holding signs bearing messages of morality, according to Shirley Phelps-Roper, a member of […]