Events Calendar May 4, 2008

TodayHigh Plains Film Festival — 1-5 p.m. University Theatre Center, call to reserve free admission 562-2373 MondayMelrose High School Spring Concert — 5:30 p.m. MHS Commons AreaDowntown Master Plan meeting — 5-8 p.m., Memorial Building TuesdayBlood Drive — 1-4:30 p.m., First Baptist Church, 100 S. Ave. CHigh Plains Quilters brown bag luncheon — noon, Chamber […]

Wing commander promotes volunteerism

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By Janet Bresenham, Freedom New Mexico Editor’s Note: In recognition of National Volunteer Week last week, Col. Timothy Leahy, the 27th Special Operations Wing commander, offered his thoughts about the importance of volunteerism in response to a series of questions from Freedom New Mexico feature writer Janet Bresenham. Q. How do you feel about volunteerism?

Editorial: Voter ID not unconstitutional, but preposterous

It’s a little difficult to work up much excitement over the U.S. Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision to uphold Indiana’s voter identification law. It was installed, for mostly partisan reasons, to address a problem that nobody has documented as an actual occurrence, though some have raised concerns about what could happen. But the law doesn’t seem […]

Tucumcari scores immortality in song

By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor I think a town really knows it has arrived when it’s been immortalized in song. Lots of cities never make the cut. My boss, who manages the Clovis, Portales and Tucumcari newsrooms for Freedom New Mexico, recently put out a plea on his blog for media references to the […]

Military acts to reduce mental health stigma

By Anita Doberman I asked my husband and some of his military friends whether they would seek mental health counseling. Ninety-nine percent, including hubby, answered with a resounding “no.” Military men and women don’t willingly pick up the phone and ask for a referral to a psychologist or counselor. Seeking help this way is perceived […]

Divorces

The following final divorce decrees have been filed in the Ninth Judicial District Court in Portales: March 26 • Bryan Gutierrez and Amanda Gutierrez March 27 • Tina M. Wall and James R. Wall April 18 • Joshua R. Moore and Natalee K. Moore

Marriages

The following marriages have been recorded at the Roosevelt County Clerk’s Office: March 11 • Darvis P. Shepherd, 26,

Community Calendar week of May 4

The Portales News-Tribune offers this space for community events. To submit or change an announcement, contact the Editorial Department at 356-4481 several days in advance. For Sunday’s paper, items must be submitted by mid-day Wednesday. Please keep submissions brief and to the point as space is limited. FridayLamp Lighters Alcoholics Anonymous — 7:30 – 8:30 […]

Dora School News May 4

Progress reports Teachers will be issuing reports of academic progress Monday to all students to take home. The reports will reflect progress the first half of the final grading period. BPA Nationals Sponsors Colleen Tollett and Cherry Tivis have gone with 13 Dora students, to compete at this year’s Business Professionals of America national conference. […]

Library Books May 4

The following books are available at the Portales Public Library. Kushiel’s Scion by Jacqueline Carey. Carey, the bestselling author of the award-winning “Kushiel’s Dart,” ”Kushiel’s Avatar” and “Kushiel’s Chosen,” returns to the richly textured, sensual world of Terre d’Ange in a thrilling new epic fantasy of dark intrigue and intimate passion. Her sumptuous, seductive new […]