Arrest made in CUB burglary

PNT Staff Report Eastern New Mexico University Police Department officers arrested a suspect last week in the October burglary of the Campus Union Building. According to police reports, Frankie J. (Flaco) Martinez, 27, was arrested shortly after 8:30 a.m. on Nov. 8 at 813 W. University Drive. The suspect broke three windows to gain entry […]

Wire, bead crafts featured

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on creating thread bowls, gluten-free cooking, and working with beads and wires will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon on Tuesday and at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Patsy Shields, author and designer with Sulky of America, will show how to use stabilizers, threads, yarns, and bits […]

Nov. 18 School News

PJHS News Spanish classes working on projects Students in Ruben Tellez’s Spanish classes are completing three separate projects. The first is a family poster board. Hallways are decorated with students’ posters complete with Spanish labels for family members, vacations, and pets. They completed a Thanksgiving card that will be sent to wounded soldiers at Walter […]

Nov. 18 Engagement

Lucero, Dannelley Sierra Anne Lucero and Clay Frank Dannelley of Lovington will exchange wedding vows at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 1, 2007, at the Elida Baptist Church. The ceremony and reception are open to friends and relatives.

Nov. 18 Honors

Marks Seaman Apprentice Maurice G. Marks completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. He is a 2006 graduate of Rio Rancho High School. He is the brother of Anthony R. Garcia of Portales. During the eight-week program included classroom study and practical study on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water […]

Nov. 18 Menus

Community Services Center 1100 Community Way, Portales Lunch served 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m, Monday through Friday Monday: Pork posole, salad with dressing, mustard greens, garlic bread, pumpkin spice cookie. Tuesday: Navajo taco, fry bread, pinto beans, peas and carrots, orange. Wednesday: Chicken and dumplings, asparagus, carrots, sugar cookie, pears. Thursday: Closed for Thanksgiving. Friday: […]

Nov. 18 Club Notes

Altrusa Altrusa International of Portales, met on Monday in the Sandia Room at Eastern New Mexico University with 20 members and two guests present. President Beverly Bennett presided over the business meeting and conducted the opening ceremonies. JoNell Brooks gave the Altrusa accent. Nancy Legleiter, secretary read the minutes of the previous meeting. She also […]

Greyhounds fall short in season opener

Freedom New Mexico EMPORIA, Kan. — Senior guard Wes Book fell just short of a triple-double with 20 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists Thursday night, helping Emporia State beat Eastern New Mexico University’s men 89-73 in the season opener for both teams. Emporia State, ranked 23rd in the NCAA Division II preseason poll, erased […]

Fort Lewis puts Zias away in second half

Freedom New Mexico DURANGO, Colo. — Host Fort Lewis took the lead for good with a 14-2 run in the first half, then broke the game open with a 15-6 surge early in the second stanza Thursday to top Eastern New Mexico University’s women 78-64 in the season opener for both teams. The game was […]

Churches join forces for holiday

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Wishing to share with the community a time of fellowship has prompted the Third and Kilgore Church of Christ and the Southside Church of Christ to host a community-wide Harvest Celebration Thanksgiving dinner on Saturday. “We wanted to do something that would show the community the abundance of God’s […]

Voting machines cause of concern

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor County clerks across the state are speaking out against the high cost of a maintenance contract for recently purchased voting machines mandated by the federal government. A Nebraska firm, ES&S sold the secretary of state machines for every county in the state last year. With the machines now a […]

Getting a jump start on fitness

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Health and physical education students at Eastern New Mexico University will sponsor a Jump Rope for Heart event on Saturday at Greyhound Arena. Backed by the American Heart Association, HPE majors organized the event as a class assignment, said Mary Drabbs, chair of ENMU’s Health and Physical Education Department. […]

11-16 Local Briefs

Democratic Women to meet Roosevelt County Democratic Women will meet at noon Monday in the conference room adjacent to the cafeteria at Roosevelt General Hospital. Linda Uttaro will report on what is happening in the Democratic party on the state level. Blood drive planned United Blood Services will hold a blood drive from 9:30 a.m. […]

It’s their job: Mark Romero

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Name: Mark Romero Job: Curator for the Roosevelt County Museum, located on the Eastern New Mexico University campus. Time on the job: 13 years Background: Romero was a part-time student at ENMU and worked a series of odd jobs. Q. Describe what your job entails? A. Supervising workstudy students, […]

Being thankful way of life

By Joan Clayton: Religion Columnist The first act of the Pilgrims upon arriving at our shores was to kneel and thank God for a land where they could worship him freely. I honor them for their faith and gratitude. I am thankful for a special day to be grateful for our many blessings. I am […]

Time to hit brakes on gas consumption

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom New Mexico With the holidays upon us and with the outrageous cost of gasoline expected to get even more pocket-heavy, here are some tips to help save gas. As Americans, our response to possible resource shortages has been typical with these latest gasoline hikes, which are at unbelievable $3.15 a gallon. […]

FCC needs to stay away from cable industry

Editorial Perhaps it’s not all that surprising. Any government agency set up with a mission to regulate some aspect of commercial life develops an institutional imperative to regulate ever more aspects. So the Federal Communications Commission, which was barred by law in 1984 from regulating cable television — to give the industry a chance to […]

Young Zias prepare for ‘roller-coaster ride’

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico With a 17-player roster that includes 12 freshmen, second-year Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball coach Linden Weese is prepared for some ups and downs. “We’re young and inexperienced,” Weese said. “It may be a little bit of a roller-coaster ride for a while.” That said, Weese is convinced […]

Concert marks 40th year

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Forty years of tradition will be celebrated Saturday evening during the annual POPS Dinner Concert presented by University Friends of Music. For Portales resident Jan Smartnick, attending the event has been a tradition since she moved back to the area in 1974. In the last 33 years, Smartnick has […]

Canned food sought

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Volunteers with the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico will be out Saturday in Portales and Clovis collecting canned food and non-perishable items. Another drive will be held within the schools that will also help stock the food bank, said executive director Nancy Taylor. “This (Saturday’s) is the one […]