Business seminar to educate residents

Mike Linn A group of professionals will come to Portales this week to give a seminar on the basics of start-up businesses, from the planning aspects to the possible monetary rewards of such undertakings. Every month a handful of residents in Roosevelt County seek advice on how to start their own business, said Kim Huffman, [...]

June the traditional wedding month

Bob Huber June always reminds me of Stephen Duck, the favorite poet of Queen Charlotte the Illustrious, wife of King George II of England, circa l683-1760. I don’t know why Duck sticks in my mind. I suppose it’s his name. Duck was a self-made bard who wrote “The Thresher’s Labour,” which caught the eye of [...]

Things seem strange on The Weather Channel

Jim Lee Well, here it is the first of June already. Time sure goes by quickly when you’ve been 39 for 19 years. It seems like only yesterday it was still May. As you may have guessed at this point, my hero is Jack Benny. But since Mr. Benny no longer makes those great television [...]

Portales school district to offer free lunches this summer

By Mike Linn The Portales school district will offer free lunches to youngsters at several school locations this summer and will be reimbursed by federal funds at summer’s end. Anyone under 18 can eat free and adults pay $2 for the meals, funded in part because Portales is classified as a low-income community, food service [...]

Obituaries, May 30

Jimmie Allison, 66 Jimmie B. Allison, 66, of Cherry Valley, Calif., died Saturday, May 24, 2003. He was born on March 1, 1937, in Dalhart, Texas, to Robert Francis and Edith T. Phillips Allison. He was a piledriving foreman for 30 years. He worked for ARB Construction. Survivors include a son, James Brent Allison of [...]

Journalism workshop coming to ENMU campus

By Mike Linn High school students from throughout the state will come to Portales next week to learn numerous aspects related to journalism: from photography to news writing, ethics to interviewing skills. Professional journalists from across New Mexico will teach the four-day workshop at Eastern New Mexico University. The seminar is sponsored by the New [...]

Hold hands with Jesus

By Joan Clayton I have been holding hands with my husband for 55 years. Those same hands that carried my books at school and took my hands in his and pledged all his love to me on our wedding day. Those same hands held mine at the birth of each son. Those same hands built [...]

Dora School News, May 30

By Charlie Carmichael Graduation and Scholarships There were 18 graduates: Jaimie Bare, Layton Belcher, Brittany Bennett, Cassandra Brook, Lindsey Burkett, Matt Carpenter, Andy Carter, TJ Cathey, Justin Da, Gricelda Estrada, Bryce Hayes, Michael Mapp, Clarissa Martinez, Bryce Peterson, Maria Ponce, Chris Ralston, Michael Sebring and Westen Stroup. Scholarships received were: Jaimie Bare, RCEC, RCRTC, Friends [...]

Portales Junior High News, May 30

Billie Dixon Honors students Students packed the old gym on May 21 with their families to recognize that hard work pays off. The American Legion Awards, presented to one eighth-grade boy and girl, reward students for their scholarship, attitude, cooperation, leadership, initiative, responsibility, honesty, service, friendliness, appearance and patriotism. Nominees included Dora Garcia, Morgan Erf, [...]

Churches deal with scandal aftermath

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By Gary Mitchell Nearly a year after U.S. Catholic bishops adopted a “zero tolerance” policy against priests who sexually abuse children, the aftermath of those scandals still have impact within and outside the church, officials say. That impact goes beyond the civil and criminal cases against the Roman Catholic Church or its priests. Experts say [...]