ENMU club seeking used shoes

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Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer The Students Health and Physical Education Club at Eastern New Mexico University is looking for used shoes. The Used Shoe Drive collects worn shoes, which are sent to Nike for recycling. The shoe drive is going on until Friday. Mary Drabbs, Health and Physical Education chairperson, said the concept originated […]

A throwback to prehistoric times

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer When it comes to hunting, technology has advanced a great deal since the days of slinging spears or rocks to bring down large animals for food. This Saturday, residents can see the tool prehistoric hunters used when modern-day competitors compete in 9th annual Atlatl Throw at the Blackwater Draw […]

Talking strengthens marriage

By Anita Tedaldi: FNM columnist My husband returned home for a short visit before taking off again. I guess we should be used to the routine, the coming and going, and to the changes we adjust to, but each time I’m taken back by how tough it is, no matter the preparation and good intentions. […]

Cemetery all that’s left of Blacktower

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico When the town of Blacktower faded away, the only thing left behind was its dead. The Blacktower Cemetery, located west of the Chavez West Housing edition near Cannon Air Force Base, appears to be a fraction of what it used to be. About eight headstones stick inches, and possibly […]

Press release: New Mexico receiving child care funds

Vice President Joe Biden announced today that the Obama Administration will make $18,906,235 available to New Mexico for crucial health and human services programs that help to provide care for children and prevent disease. New Mexico will receive $17,816,534 in Recovery Act funding to support child care for working families. The Administration also plans to […]

Squadrons merge for Forces Support Squadron

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class James Bell Airman 1st Class James Missouri, 27th Special Operations Force Support Squadron, right, reviews Airman 1st Class Waleska Paulino’s, 27 SOFSS, temporary duty station orders at the military personnel office. By Capt. Mae-Li Allison: 27th SOW Public Affairs Those used to referring to the “services squadron” when talking about […]

March 8 Club Notes

United Daughters of the Confederacy The Ellen W. Jones Chapter of The United Daughters of The Confederacy met for a spring luncheon at the Portales Public Library conference room. The program committee served as hostess and used a St. Patrick’s Day theme in decorations. Guest introduced were, Rob Millett from Florence, Miss., Patrice and Gabby […]

Investing in the wind

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Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Harnessing the wind to be used as an energy source was the first step. Now transporting and storing wind energy are the only two things holding back a possible slew of renewable energy projects in eastern New Mexico. “This whole region has a tremendous resource in wind energy,” said Xcel […]

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A Salvation Army used clothing store opened

Business feature: Couple in business of raising alpacas

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By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico Sharon Harris said her retirement plan has four legs, hums and makes great clothes. Harris is talking about the herd of alpacas she and her husband Wayne Harris raise on their farm in House called Las Rosas Alpacas. She said they have been raising alpacas for eight years. Alpacas […]

Farmers, dairymen see slight negative impacts in plant closure

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer The temporary closure of Abengoa Bioenergy in Portales has resulted in small but unfavorable changes for the Roosevelt County agriculture sector. The ethanol plant shut down operations for an unspecified period of time, possibly months, in October. Abengoa used milo, which many county farmers grow, to make ethanol. Some […]

Hospital hosts poster contest

PNT staff Roosevelt General Hospital is hosting a poster contest for the sixth-grade fine arts classes at Lindsey Elementary School. The posters will be used to provide awareness of the importance of hand hygiene during Infection Control Week. The winner will be notified Oct. 27 and a pizza party will be provided for the winning […]

Financial responsibility good lesson for everyone

By Anita Doberman: Cannon Connections columnist I used to spend money recklessly.

Business Feature: Joe Boy’s used furniture and antiques

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By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Writer Ginger Boone of Portales has owned and operated Joe Boy’s used furniture and antique store since 2006. She enjoys sharing her love of antique collecting with others at her store, located at 521 West 17th Street. Getting an early start: “I have been collecting antiques since I was 20. […]

Election topics used for classroom lessons

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer The buildup to November’s historic election is providing invaluable lessons for area students, according to school officials. “(The election) has a lot of hands-on value to (students),” PHS government teacher Mark Gallegos said. “They can actually see that there are some (issues) that are directly related to them.” Gallegos […]

Managing finances a challenge

By Anita Doberman I used to spend money recklessly. Working during what used to be the golden days on Wall Street didn’t help and this went on for a few years. Being an investment banking analyst had lots of perks, but most of the people I knew lived way beyond their means, despite the fact […]

Officials to test 911 mass notification system

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By Thomas Garcia: PNT staff writer Portales and Roosevelt County residents could soon receive a call from the 911 mass notification system. The system, a joint project of the city and county, can be used to notify and inform residents at the same time, said Keith Wattenbarger, city and county emergency management director. The system […]

Hospital developing disaster plan

By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Writer Staff at Roosevelt General Hospital are working to prepare a county and community disaster plan that will be the model for the state. The Portales-based hospital was chosen in March by the New Mexico Department of Health to develop a Medical Surge Plan that will be used as blueprint […]

Labor of love

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By Thomas Garcia: PNT Staff Writer For the fifth year, a Portales couple used the Labor Day holiday to expand its friends and family. More than 20 people took advantage of the cool temperature for a Labor Day barbecue at Rotary Park, organized by Joe and Dia Kelting. “This is a family event,” Joe Kelting […]