Portales man sentenced for copper wire theft

Freedom New Mexico A Portales man was sentenced Friday to more than five years for stealing copper wire, according to the district attorney’s office. Pedro “Pete” Galvan, 52, will be required to pay restitution to the victim and serve one year supervised probation when he is released, a press release said. According to the release, […]

Pot plants found at Clovis home

Freedom New Mexico A search for a man wanted on drug charges resulted in an arrest and the discovery of more than 100 marijuana plants growing in the backyard of home in Clovis. The Curry County Sheriff’s Office said investigators had received a tip that Jarrod Martin, 25, was staying at the home. They found […]

Newman Project equips homes with safety measures

Freedom New Mexico The Newman Project, which promotes safety for local seniors, helped to equip 20 homes in Curry and Roosevelt County this week. The Newman Project was formed by District Attorney Matt Chandler to ensure the safety of the seniors in the community. The project was named in honor of Odis and Doris Newman, […]

Creative Living June 22

Information on cooking with pecans and working with wood moldings will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and at 2 p.m. Saturday. Ann Cox, food specialist with the Western Pecan Growers Assn. in College Station, Texas, will talk about ways to incorporate pecans that would be delicious to prepare for breakfast. […]

Golden Library hosting exhibit of Southwestern art

PNT Staff Report The Walker/Whitethorne families have an art show on exhibit this summer in the Runnel’s Art Gallery and the foyer at Eastern New Mexico University’s Golden Library. Melveta Walker, director of the library, has some of her own arts and crafts in the exhibit, plus those of her grandchildren and adopted Navajo family, […]

ENMU-Roswell Honor Roll

The following Portales-area students were named to the Dean’s List at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell for the spring 2008 semester:Brittney L. Burns, Vincent M. Gonzales, Eric R. Perry To be named to the Dean’s List, students must earn a 3.25 or higher grade point average while carrying at least 12 semester hours.

Honors: Samantha Foshee

Samantha Foshee of Portales was named to the honor roll for the spring 2008 semester at Oklahoma Christian University. The honor roll includes students with a grade point average of 3.4 or higher. Foshee is a sophomore physical education major.

Honors: Charles Crane

Charles K. Crane with Crane Appraisals in Portales has been recognized by the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers for five years of membership with the organization. The ASFMRA represents nearly 2,500 agribusiness professionals in the United States and Canada who provide farm and ranch management, rural appraisal and appraisal review, and agricultural […]

Fowler/Rutherford

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Ronnie and Brenda Fowler of Bowie, Texas, announce the engagement of their daughter, Heather Shea Fowler of Wichita Falls, Texas, to Tyler Wade Rutherford of Portales, son of Scooter and Donna Rutherford of Portales. The couple will exchange vows July 25, 2008, at Clovis Civic Center. A reception will follow at the civic center. The […]

House OKs Ute water funding

By Gabriel Monte, Freedom New Mexico A bill authorizing federal funding for the Ute Water Project has passed what area officials call a major milestone. The House voted 301-124 Thursday to pass the bill authorizing the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to spend $327 million on a project that would pipe water from the Ute Lake […]

Education compact would help military children

By Kevin Wilson, Freedom New Mexico As military installations such as Cannon Air Force Base receive new personnel from other installations, the Department of Defense is asking, “But what about the children?” A transition to a new base can be difficult for school-aged children in military families, according to Jim Rickel, a quality of life […]

PHS graduate races to championship

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By Thomas Garcia: PNT staff writer A former Portales resident rode her way to a championship at the Better Barrel Races World Finals in April. Angie (Welch) Grand Pre placed first in the 1D division at the finals held in Oklahoma City. “I have competed in the past in this event and done OK,” Grand […]

Fireworks show moves to July 3

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By Thomas Garcia: PNT staff writer The date for the annual Fourth of July fireworks display in Portales has been bumped up a day, according to an Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce official. The fireworks display outside Greyhound Arena will be held July 3, according to chamber officials. The pyrotechnic crew from Clovis, which has […]

Events Calendar June 20

Friday Pioneer of Year Celebration — 5 p.m., Memorial Building Saturday Elida Flea Market — 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Elida Town Hall Square Heritage Days Parade — 10 a.m. downtown Portales Blood Drive — 10 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Heritage Days at City Park ENMU Alumni Band concert — 7 p.m. Campus Union Ballroom at ENMU […]

Local briefs June 20

PNT Staff Reports Forrest plans community reunion The community of Forrest will hold a community reunion beginning at 10:30 a.m. July 5.Lunch will cost $8.50 for adults, $5 for children. The community will create a memory board. Copies of photographs or other memorabilia are welcome. Photos will not be returned. Copies can be mailed or […]

Police identify toddler run over by vehicle

Freedom New Mexico State police have released the name of a 19-month-old toddler who was struck and killed by a vehicle Wednesday evening in south Clovis.Aadyn Noack was pronounced dead at 7 p.m. at Plains Regional Medical Center, police said. He was the son of Bradley and Amber Noack of Texico, police said. Clovis State […]

Editorial: Off-shore drilling promises to help U.S. oil supply

Republican presidential candidate John McCain this week reversed his position and drew environmentalists’ wrath when he came out in favor of lifting the federal ban on off-shore oil drilling. McCain apparently realizes he needs motorists’ votes more than environmentalists’ endorsements. Better late than never. Rising gasoline prices have focused voters’ attention. A poll last October […]

Religion Calendar June 20

Tuesday Bible-based GriefShare Group Meeting — 6 p.m. Nondenominational grief recovery support group discussion sessions led by the Rev. Kenneth Broad, featuring DVD interviews with national speakers, authors and pastors. Central Christian Church of Portales, 1528 S. Main St. Information: 356-6001. Wednesday DivorceCare Christian Divorce Recovery Group — 6:15 p.m. every Wednesday. Facilitator: Bill Rice. […]

Inner peace comes from faith in God

By Joan Clayton I heard a story about an artist who wanted to create a painting that depicted “perfect peace.” If I were to think about painting a picture of perfect peace, I would probably think of a man in a boat fishing on a placid lake with not one ripple on the water. Yet […]

Portales child drowns in bath tub

PNT Staff Report