Press Release: Cannon, Air Force specialists identify ordnance

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. – A joint team of U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) specialists successfully identified the contents of a World War II-era ordnance that was located June 11 near a Hobbs, N.M., museum. Extensive tests confirmed today the nearly 100-pound ordnance to be an incendiary device, which […]

Volunteer profile: Margaret Coleman

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Name: Margaret Coleman Residence: Portales Occupation: Owner of the Forever Pets pet store Volunteer: Horse supplier for therapeutic riding for children with disabilities Why she does it: “For the kids,” said Coleman. “I want children to feel they really need this. It stimulates them and encourages them to use their bodies for support. It strengthens […]

Birthdays — OL Anderson

OL “Jack” Anderson OL “Jack” Anderson of Clovis will celebrate his 90th birthday from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday at the Church of Christ, 16th and Pile Street in Clovis. The celebration will be hosted by daughters Linda Watkins and Judy Wilson, and stepdaughter, Mary Ann Cable. Born June 14, 1920, in Frost, […]

ENMU briefs — June 9

Weight-loss contest starts this month ENMU employees can participate in a competition to lose the most weight ends Aug. 2. There is a $20 entry fee, which will be paid for first, second and third place. To ensure confidentiality, contestants can go to Health Services before 9 a.m. or after 3 p.m. to be weighed. […]

Anniversaries — June 6

Nance John and Teresa Nance of Causey will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on June 6, 2010, at Causey Community Building. The celebration will be hosted by their children. The couple was married June 5, 1960, in Lingo. They have four children, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He is a retired farmer. She is a […]

On the shelves — June 6

The following books are available at: Portales Public Library Brain: The Complete Mind: How It Develops, How It Works, and How To Keep It Sharp by Michael S. Sweeney In nine thoroughly researched chapters, Brain demonstrates the complex operations that it takes to make us fully human, from how the nervous system develops in the […]

Senior happenings — June 6

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Dance at Friendship. Tuesday: 9 a.m. -4 p.m. Daily activities; 10 a.m. – Noon Voting for election of officers; 10:30 a.m. Indoor Exercise; 1 p.m. Bingo and refreshments. Wednesday: 9 a.m. -4 p.m. Daily activities; 9:30 a.m. Free blood pressure and […]

Our people: Enjoying the cowboy life

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Wesley Grau of Grady was named the 2009 Cattleman of the Year by the New Mexico Cattle Growers Association. Grau said the members of NMCGA vote on the recipient. He said he was humbled by the award. Grau has been ranching his entire life, except for the years he spent studying agriculture business at New […]

Final unofficial primary election results

Roosevelt County (21 of 21 precints reporting) Magistrate judge Democrat • Charles R. Perez — 390 Republican • Linda J. Short — 1,146

Our people: Family matters

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Bio • Name: Harold Edwards • Birthday: March 12, 1969 • Hometown: Fort Sumner • Profession: New Mexico State Police patrolman • Family: Wife Colleen of 18 years, Jesse, 23, Heidi, 18, and Amber, 16

ENMU briefs — May 19

ENMU graduate honored At its 2010 spring commencement, one of Davidson College’s Hunter-Hamilton Love of Teaching Awards — the college’s top teaching honor — went to Associate Professor of Chemistry Durwin R. Striplin. Each award includes $7,500 for the recipient, and $7,500 more for the recipient to designate to a college cause. Striplin is a […]

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.

Roosevelt County sweeps EMS awards

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer The Floyd Fire Department and three Roosevelt County individuals won awards at the Region 3 Emergency Medical Services Conference earlier this month in Ruidoso. Roosevelt County took all of the awards at the conference, which includes EMS providers from across eastern New Mexico. Colleen Tollett of Causey Fire Department […]

ENMU briefs — May 12

Homecoming theme decided The Eastern New Mexico University homecoming theme for 2010 will be “Homecoming 2010 — It’s a ‘Thriller.’” This theme includes the students’ winning vote, which was “Zombieland,” as well as music and opportunities for decorating that will be compatible with students, alumni and community members. As always, at the start of the […]

Our people: Nurse found her calling early

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Name: Rhonda Sparks Profession: Director of health services for Clovis Municipal Schools Birthdate: Nov. 30, 1961 Hometown: Grants, New Mexico Family: Sons Brandon, 22, and Craig, 15, and daughter Mariah, 17 Rhonda Sparks is also known as Mama Sparks. It all started when her oldest son’s friends started calling her Mama Sparks. The nickname trickled […]

Candidate profiles: Attorney general

The following are candidates for state Attorney General in the June 1 primary election. Incumbent Gary King is running unopposed for the Democrat nomination. Matt Chandler is running unopposed for the Republican nomination. Both were asked the same set of questions. Matt Chandler Republican Q: What are your specific goals for this position if elected? […]

ENMU briefs — May 5

Employee briefs • Marshall “Dillon” Kennedy plans to retire as of June 30 from Eastern New Mexico University’s University printing service after 17 years, plus one year of part-time work. Kennedy said he plans to enjoy his wife, children and grandchildren after retirement. “Gardening, grilling and fishing at Fort Sumner Lake have been my hobbies, […]

Police blotter — May 5

The following is a sampling of calls that were made to Roosevelt County dispatch: Saturday • At 2:36 a.m., a caller in the area of 16th and H reported a male subject standing next to a pickup throwing items at the house. • At 3:29 p.m., a caller in the 600 block of West First […]

Dora school news — May 4

Child find Patty Mohon, preschool teacher, has scheduled May 11 for the annual “Child Find” screening for developmental delays. Parents who wish to register their child for preschool or kindergarten for the fall 2010 semester are invited to come anytime from 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Bring your child’s birth certificate, shot record and Social […]

Portales Junior High news — May 4

Choir news The Portales Junior High School choir, under the direction of Franklin Smith, traveled to Hobbs recently for Southeastern New Mexico Music Educators of America Choral — Large Group Festival. There were two ensembles, a treble choir and a mixed choir, competing at the event. The mixed choir received excellent marks from the judges […]