Our people: Life in development

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Bio Name: Nathan McCreery Birthdate: January 28, 1948 Hometown: La Junta, Colo. Profession: Photographer Family: Wife Virginia of 38 years, a son and his wife, and their two children.

ENMU briefs — April 28

Homecoming Changed The date for Homecoming week has been changed to Sept. 20-25. The football game is set for 2 p.m. Sept. 25 against Texas A&M-Commerce.

Elida school news — April 27

Upcoming events Today: Baseball at Floyd, 3 p.m. varsity, 5 p.m. junior varsity; Varsity track meet at Texico High School. Wednesday: Kiwanis Club of Portales Little Olympics track meet, 9 a.m., at Elida Schools. Thursday: Baseball at Grady, 3 p.m. varsity doubleheader Friday: District track at Fort Sumner. May 3: Baseball hosting Gateway Christian, 3 […]

Dora school news — April 27

Earth Day Lana Powell, science teacher, and her classes showed their willingness to improve their surroundings by picking up 83 bags of trash Thursday. The students cleaned up the area around the school as a special project for Earth Day. Sports • Wednesday – Track meet for grades 4-6 in Elida • Thursday – Baseball […]

Portales Junior High news — April 27

Catapult launch reminder Science teacher Laura Debusk reports that the Portales Junior High honors science classes will be launching catapults at 2 p.m. Friday. The project has been a year-long effort.

Floyd school news — April 27

Cheerleader tryouts Tryouts for the 2010-2011 Floyd Bronco cheerleading team will be May 3, immediately after school. To be eligible for tryouts, candidates must complete at least two clinics. The first clinic was held Monday, with clinics from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. For information contact Vicki Mendoza at 714-4721.

Senior happenings — April 25

Friendship Senior Center 901 West 13th St. Monday: 9-11 a.m. Coffee klutch; 1 p.m. Pinochle; 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Mex. bingo. Tuesday: 9-11 a.m. Coffee klutch; 3 p.m. fun night; 4 p.m. b-day. Bring a gift and a dish. Wednesday: 9-11 a.m. Coffee klutch; 1 p.m. Phase 10 tournament; 2:30 p.m. Bridge Club 10. […]

Our people: Covering all the bases

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Bio Name: Greg Hill Birthday: June 21, 1963 Hometown: Portales Profession: Head baseball coach at Clovis High School Family: Wife Debbie of 23 years, children Morgan and Jordan Greg Hill coached in Portales for 17 years before moving to Clovis High School two years ago. Hill played baseball, basketball and football beginning at 6 years […]

Portales High School news — April 20

Spring Fling scheduled at Portales High School The Portales High School/Gear-Up Class of 2012 would like to invite all PHS students to attend the “Spring Fling” dance from 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday at the PHS Cafeteria. The cost is $1 at the door with food and drinks being provided. Music will provided by […]

Floyd school news — April 20

Bake sale to benefit elementary track The Floyd Booster Club annual bake sale will be held Thursday at the school. Proceeds will help the elementary track team purchase T-shirts for the track meet to be held at Elida this year. Any supporter is invited to help by sending decorated cookies, brownies, cupcakes, grab bags or […]

Dora school news — April 20

Five qualified for state Track coach Pablo Pena said that so far, five students have qualified for May’s state track meet — Kelli Merrick (high jump), and Anthony Pena, Sergio Arzate, Jacob Arzola, and Michael Puebla (1,600-meter relay). Sports schedule • Today — Junior high track at Fort Sumner • Thursday — Eastern Plains Athletic […]

Portales Junior High news — April 20

Spring band concert The junior high and high school bands will perform their spring concert at 7 p.m. tonight at the Performing Arts Center on the high school campus. Job shadowing Eighth-grade students were able to experience being in the workforce Friday as they job shadowed at various places in our community. The students were […]

Our people: Teaching soulful work

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• Name: Gary Mitchell • Birthday: Feb. 18, 1948 • Hometown: Clovis • Profession: Executive director and dean, Wayland Baptist University-Clovis campus • Family: Wife Judy Mitchell, daughter Mara Andrews, grandchildren Thomas Andrews and Aubrey Andrews, and parents WY and Della Mitchell.

Police blotter — April 14

PNT staff A sampling of calls received by Portales dispatch: Saturday • At 1:45 a.m., a 911 hang-up occurred in the vicinity of Sixth and C streets. Screaming and crying could be heard in the background. The caller stated the address and told the officer to “Come get this female before I knock her down.” […]

Our people: Keeping stories going

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Name: Don Criss Birthday: Jan. 7, 1943 Hometown: Portales Profession: Director of Production Services for KENW-TV Family: Wife of 42 years Paula and two children Lisa and Martin

Police blotter — April 7

PNT staff A sampling of recent calls received by Portales dispatch, according to call logs: Thursday • At noon, two females got into a fight at a school in the 200 block of South Knoxville Avenue. • At 4:16 p.m., a caller reported in the area of Gum and Avenue B said a car had […]

ENMU briefs — April 7

Physical plant employee loses home, possessions Robert Ortega, a member of the physical plant crew at Eastern New Mexico University, lost everything when his home burned down March 30. ENMU is asking all fellow employees and the public to consider making a contribution to assist him. Financial contributions can be dropped off at Dorothy Bull’s […]

Our people: Taking center stage

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Name: Christy Mendoza Birthday: Nov. 28, 1949 Hometown: Clovis Profession: Film and theater instructor and director, Clovis Community College Cultural Arts Series director Family: My mom Mary Mendoza and my aunt Rachel Cassillas

ENMU briefs — March 31

Saturday Lab set Eastern New Mexico University will show the second installment of its Saturday Night Lab theater performances 7 p.m. Saturday in the University Theatre Center on the Portales campus. The three, 45-minute performances are completely student-run from selecting the script, editing, auditioning and other elements of creating a play for each student director. […]

Our people: Call of the wild

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Bio Name: Tony Gennaro Birthday: March 18, 1934 Hometown: Raton Profession: Desert biologist, writer Tony Gennaro had two ambitions as a young college student. He said he wanted to become a professional baseball player or a commissioned Air Force officer. He said what he fell into ended up to be what he was destined to […]