Local Brief May 25, 2008

AARP offers driver safety program The AARP Driver Safety Program is offering a two-for-the-price-of-one

Editorial: Take a moment to remember on Memorial Day

Robert Green Ingersoll served in the Union army during the Civil War. As a veteran, he knew and appreciated the sacrifice his brothers in arms made for their country. Ingersoll, who died in 1899, had this to say about fallen veterans: “These heroes are dead. They died for liberty — they died for us. They […]

Political season engenders allergic reaction

By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor Right now it seems we’ve entered the allergy season of politics. Political pollen is everywhere. I first noticed it as the political signs began to bloom in yards around town. Soon the infestation of noxious signs had invaded every major street corner in our fair city Like a sinus […]

Think before commenting on woman’s pregnancy

By Anita Doberman When a woman is pregnant, people around her develop an uncontrollable urge to tell her what to do.

Swimming safely

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By Janet Bresenham: Freedom New Mexico With warmer temperatures and summer on the way, more and more children and adults will be seeking refuge from the heat and fun in the sun at pools and lakes throughout the region. Potter Park Pool has been cleaned and inspected and is opening at 1 p.m. today. The […]

Clovis Christian seniors graduate

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By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico A teary-eyed Amanda Riley said sometimes unanswered prayers are a good thing. The 2008 Clovis Christian School class salutatorian said her unsuccessful attempt at graduating early last year was a blessing because she was able to get better acquainted with her classmates. “The unity of this class is irreplaceable,” […]

Dora, Floyd graduations upcoming

By Thomas Garcia: PNT staff writer Dora and Floyd high schools are holding their graduations this weekend. Floyd holds its graduation at 1:45 p.m. today at the school. Don ‘Doc’ Elder, professor of history at Eastern New Mexico University, is commencement speaker. There will be 18 students graduating at Floyd. Kenya Brook Reed is valedictorian […]

Dora School News May 25

Summer break Dora School ended the spring semester on Thursday. Regular classes resume Aug. 11, for the fall semester of the 2008-2009 school year.

Anniversary: Breshears

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Curtis and Mary Ellen Breshears of Portales will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary May 31, 2008, at Third and Kilgore Church of Christ. The celebration will be hosted by their children. The couple was married May 30, 1958, in Portales. They have three children and six grandchildren. He is a fertilizer dealer, owner of SpraGreen […]

Birth: Zupancic

Julia Marie Zupancic was born May 23, 2008, to Steven and Laura Zupancic of Lubbock at University Medical Center in Lubbock. She weighed 8 pounds. Grandparents are Tom ans Susan Williams of Midland, Texas, and James and Isabel Zupancic of Portales.

Birth: Thomas

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Landri Ella Thomas was born May 6, 2008, to Don and Suzanne Thomas of Portales at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces. Grandparents are Leroy and Gaynelle Thomas of Portales and Don and Julie Nickles of Nampa, Idaho.

Honors: NMJC graduates

Two students from Portales were awarded associate degrees from New Mexico Junior College on May 9. Daniel C. Vela received an Associate of Arts degree, and Joseph Roy Friesen received Associate of Applied Science degree. Freisen is an honor graduate, based on a grade point average of 3.5 or better of the credit hours completed […]

Honors: Zupancic

Steven Zupancic received a Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders on May 17, 2008, from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. His thesis title is “Gap Detection Ability Determined by Cortical Event Related Potentials in Cochlear Implant Users.” He is the son of James and Isabel Zupancic of Portales.

Engagement: Reed/Caton

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Joe and Becky Reed of Melrose announce the approaching marriage of their daughter, Robin Reed of Melrose, to Steve Caton of Ragland, son of Fred and Rita Caton of Ragland. The couple will exchange vows at 5 p.m. June 7, 2008, at First United Methodist Church. A reception will follow at the church. The bride-elect […]

Engagement: Collins/Legleiter

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Don and Sandra Collins of Sundown, Texas, announce the approaching marriage of their daughter, Jessica Collins of Portales to Lonnie Legleiter of Portales, son of Mack and Marjorie Legleiter of Portales. The couple will exchange vows at 4 p.m. June 28, 2008, at Emmanual Baptist Church in Portales. The bride-elect is a 2005 graduate of […]

Engagement: Sullivan/Berry

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Meagan Sullivan of Portales and Brian Berry of Portales announce their approaching marriage. The couple will exchange vows May 31, 2008, at Riverside Country Club in Carlsbad. The bride-elect is the daughter of Bobby and Marilyn Sullivan of Carlsbad. The prospective groom is the son of Lonnie Berry of Portales and Kathy Tesch of Albuquerque.

Engagement: Pettigrew/Osburn

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Kit and Ann Pettigrew of Dora announce the approaching marriage of their daughter, D’Shawn Pettigrew of Portales to Kerry Osburn of Clovis, son of Randy and Cindy Osburn. The couple will exchange vows at 7:30 p.m. July 19, 2008, at 1917 Sycamore. A reception will follow at the same address. The bride-elect is a 2005 […]

Creative Living features gluten-free cooking

Information on gluten-free cooking and parenting techniques will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and at 2 p.m. Saturday. Bette Hagman, celiac and cookbook author, explains how difficult the holiday time is for people who are gluten-intolerant. She’ll demonstrate some wonderful, delicious and nutritious dishes that everyone will enjoy — regardless […]

Portales woman shot in leg in Albuquerque hotel

Freedom New Mexico A Portales woman was shot in the leg early Friday morning while she slept at an Albuquerque hotel, according to Albuquerque police. Sylvia Montano, 56, is listed as stable after receiving treatment at University of New Mexico Hospital, Officer Nadine Hamdy said Friday afternoon. It is a unique case, Hamdy said, considering […]

The Portales Ram state baseball championship live blog is on! Click here for game updates.

Click here to access the Portales Ram state baseball championship live blog. Don’t forget to keep refreshing your browser to get the latest live updates from the game.