Local Briefs, May 18, 2008

Benefit for Los Abuelitos Garage sale benefiting the Los Abuelitos in Portales will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday at the West Fir Storage on West Fir Street. Memorial Day celebration A Memorial Day celebration will be held at 2 p.m. May 30 at the Heartland Continuing Care Center in the west dining room. Class […]

Events Calendar

Tuesday Roosevelt County Commissioners meeting — 9 a.m., Commissioners Room, Roosevelt County Courthouse Roosevelt General Hospital board meeting — 11:30 a.m., conference room at RGH cafeteria Portales City Council — 7 p.m., City Hall Thursday Roosevelt County Chapter of the AARP meeting — 1 p.m., Community Services Center Saturday Garage sale benefiting Los Abuelitos — […]

Probate Judge Candidate: Mark Paternoster

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Name: Mark Paternoster Age: 61 Occupation: District court bailiff Running for: Probate judge Party affiliation: Democrat Elected offices held: none What is your background? After living and working in Albuquerque for over 20 years, my wife and I moved our family to Portales in 1988. Here, I have worked at a local title company and […]

Probate Judge Candidate: Laverne Standifer

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Name: C. Laverne Standifer Age: 63 Occupation: Retired Running for: Probate judge Party affiliation: Republican Elected offices held: none What is your background? I was born and raised in Roosevelt County, Elida area. I am retired from the USDA, Farm Service Agency. Mother of three children, Leslie Addison, Steve Standifer and Cade Standifer. I have […]

Probate Judge Candidate: Mitchell “Mickey” Morgan

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Name: Mitchell “Mickey” Morgan Age: 56 Occupation: Semi-retired, working as a consultant at KENW-TV under Duane Ryan Running for: Probate Judge Party affiliation: Republican Elected offices held: None What is your background? I was born and raised in Roosevelt County. My family has been in the real estate business here for three generations. I am […]

Probate Judge Candidate: Barbara George

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Name: Barbara A. George Age: 67 Occupation: Teen Court Coordinator Running for: Probate judge Party affiliation: Republican Elected offices held: I have been elected to various positions including: church clerk, NM HPER secretary, Delta Kappa Gamma, President; Teen Court State Quadrant Representative. What is your background? I graduated from Texas Tech University and had my […]

Mancusi leads 20-mile walk to fight hunger

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By Janet Bresenham, Freedom New Mexico Roberto Mancusi does more than just talk the talk about the problem of hunger in New Mexico.He walks the walk. Mancusi, a member of First United Methodist Church of Portales, plans to lead a 20-mile Walk to Fight Hunger on May 30 from Clovis to Portales. Between now and […]

Editorial: Inflation 101 — Take control of expenses

Be an inflation warrior, not a price victim. Free yourself by taking control and living smart. Be a strong American, not an easy mark. Here are a few tips: Buy lots of shelf-stable and non-perishable foods to stock up the shelves, pantries and deep freezes. Not because the world’s ending, but to make the best […]

Adventurous youngsters open door for others

By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor I received an excited voice mail the other day that Travis Pastrana had actually been in Portales and attended a Little League team’s practice.It sounded like a really big deal, though I’d never heard of Pastrana. And as is often the case, his appearance was reported to me after […]

Moms shouldn’t feel guilty about personal time

By Anita Doberman I recently made plans to go see a movie with a friend and scheduled a babysitter to watch my five children for a couple of hours. When the time to leave came, I felt terrible because all the kids were crying and seemed so unhappy to see mommy leave. I went anyway, […]

Hounds add four junior college prospects

Freedom New Mexico Four more junior college prospects have signed national letters of intent to play basketball next season at Eastern New Mexico University for Greyhounds coach Shawn Scanlan. The players, all of whom will be juniors, are 6-foot-1 guards Aaron King of Los Angeles and Justin Reynolds of Danville, Va.; 6-6 foward Equus Darby […]

Portales seniors graduate

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By Thomas Garcia: PNT staff writer It was a ceremony that commemorated the end of high school and the beginning of a new chapter in the lives of the Portales High Schools’ Class of 2008. The seniors sat patiently Friday night in Greyhound Arena as they heard the speeches and received their diplomas. Just two […]

Senior gets diploma after more than 60 years

By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico Howard Vaughn Luckett is different kind of senior than the ones he will graduate with Sunday. While it took most of Clovis High School’s graduating class of 338 about four years to earn their diplomas, it has taken Luckett more than 60 years. Luckett, 81, dropped out of high […]

Unearthing memories

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PNT staff The Portales High School Class of 2008 — just before graduating Friday night — unveiled a time capsule Friday afternoon at R.M. James Elementary School that they buried in 2000, when they were all in third grade. Not even a little water could dampened eight years of preserved memories buried about 2 feet […]

PHS counselors May 18

Semester exams Portales High School students will take final exams Monday through Wednesday. Seniors completed final exams May 8-9 and graduated.

Portales FFA Banquet

The Portales FFA annual banquet was called to order at 6:30 p.m. May 6. District President Melissa Fretus gave a speech. The FFA creed was given by Wil Hodnett. The greenhand parlimentary procedure team opened the banquet. Awards given out at the banquet included: • Beef Production — Cayli Sanders • Sheep Production — Kendall […]

Dora School News May 18

Finals week High school students in grades seven through 11 will take final exams Tuesday through Thursday this week. They will take first and third hour finals Tuesday; second, fourth and fifth hour finals Wednesday; and sixth and seventh period finals Thursday. School will be released early Thursday, with buses running at 12:30. BPA wins […]

Honors: Robert Turner

Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Robert S. Turner has been decorated with the Bronze Star Medal for supporting the mission of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The medal is awarded to an individual who, while serving in the U.S. armed forces, has performed a heroic act, meritorious achievement or distinguished service during armed conflict or ground combat while […]

Birth: Wicker

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Skyla BrieAnn Wicker was born Dec. 13, 2007, to Grayson and Shara Wicker of Sweetwater, Texas, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital in Sweetwater. She weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces. Grandparents are Jerry and Doris Wicker of Clovis and Brad and Debbie Hunton of Portales.

Birth: Beaty

Kayden Mack Anthony Beaty was born April 21, 2008, to Joseph and Sandy Beaty of Portales at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces. He has one brother, Dakota Beaty, 5. Grandparents are the late Stanley Anthony of Elida, Rick and Kathy Woods of Portales and Larry and Pat Beaty […]