ENMU Briefs, Sept. 24

Storyteller to share Hispanic talesHispanic Affairs at Eastern New Mexico University and the New Mexico Humanities Council are sponsoring Paulette Atencio, a professional bilingual storyteller and publisher of authentic stories, to share some traditional northern New Mexico stories that she heard growing up while living in Pe

Floyd News, Sept. 24

TransitionsBirthdays and AnniversariesWednesday — Fred PattersonFriday — Christy Rippee Gainer; Chek RippeeMonday — Cress Harvey Upcoming EventsSeniors will meet Thursday at the Floyd Senior Citizens Center for games and fellowship. Potluck is at 6 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. See Sunday’s PNT for Floyd school news.

Financial rescue plan must not allow undue risk

Freedom Communications Last week the financial industry was exposed as much more vulnerable to what might have seemed like ephemeral economic developments than almost anybody — including most in the industry — imagined. The supposedly wise people of Washington are huddling to come up with a plan to “stabilize” the markets that will undoubtedly cost […]

Baseball’s Griffey still scores with fans

Kevin Wilson The Kid could do no wrong. For baseball fans who grew up in the 1990s, Ken Griffey Jr. was the best baseball player in the world. He homered in his first major league at-bat, and followed with numbers so prolific you wondered when, not if, he’d pass Babe Ruth and Hank Aaron. Griffey […]

Sept. 26, 1965

El Llano Archaeology Society opened an exhibit at the Portales National Bank displaying spear points, knives and other artifacts found at

Sept. 25, 1956

“They Won’t Forget,” starring

Sept. 24, 1942

Mrs. Walker Hubbard, matron of a local children’s home, was the guest speaker at the Women’s Missionary Society of the First Baptist Church meeting, stressing the value a “women has in preparing her children to meet the problems of the world in the future.”

Sept. 23, 1956

Portales Drug ran an ad in the Portales Daily News, advertising a new lipstick that “won’t come off on cigarettes!”

Greyhound cowboys claim third place

Freedom New Mexico Junior cowboy Cole Jackson helped the Eastern New Mexico Greyhound rodeo team secure a third place finish at the weekend’s College Daze Rodeo at Portales’ Lewis Cooper Arena. “Really and truly, I thought the boys team had a good rodeo,” first-year ENMU rodeo coach Albert Finn said. West Texas College took first […]

It’s Their Job: Danette McGuire

Name: Danette McGuire Job: Career development coordinator, a new position at the Counseling and Career Services at Eastern New Mexico University. Background: McGuire attended New Mexico State University and earned her bachelor’s degree in family science and master’s degree in agricultural education. She worked in the youth development field for 15 years. Time on the […]

City holding workshop on water reuse

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico The city of Portales is exploring all options for effective water use — and reuse. City council members will hold a 5 p.m. workshop today at city hall to explore water reuse and how it could apply to the city’s current wastewater plant and the one planned for two […]

Sept. 23, 2008 Anniversaries

Dickenson Jim and Joanne (Miller) Dickenson of Melrose celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday at the Melrose Senior Citizens Center. The celebration was hosted by their family. The couple was married Sept. 21, 1958, in Las Vegas, Nev. They have four children, 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He is a rancher. She is an archaeologist.

College professors take part in national program on history

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer It’s not often that the teacher becomes the student, but it’s been happening for the past two summers in Portales. As part of a U.S. Department of Education program, Eastern New Mexico University history professor Don Elder and Clovis Community College history professor Mike Powers are giving Portales area […]

Residents unsure how federal bailout will work

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico The financial markets reflected a general feeling of unease and skepticism felt by many over the government’s proposed $700 billion bailout plan to buy bank’s mortgage debts. Worries that the rescue package would cost too much, drive up inflation, swell the already-bloated deficit and hurt the ailing economy also […]

Lions hustle Hounds in LSC crossover

Freedom New Mexico COMMERCE, Texas — Junior wide receiver Willie Thornton caught four touchdown passes, including a 98-yarder on the first play after an Eastern New Mexico University punt was downed at the 2, and Texas A&M-Commerce rolled to a 38-14 Lone Star Conference crossover win over the Greyhounds Saturday night. Thornton finished with seven […]

Cannon airmen pitch in to help Portales Baptist Children’s Home

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By Gabriel Monte, Freedom New Mexico With a handful of staff members including house parents, there aren’t enough people to perform regular maintenance needed on about 12 buildings at the Portales Baptist Children’s Home, according to Program Director Dent McGill. And there certainly isn’t enough time and people to convert a laundry room into a […]

Livestock board omits horse tax

By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Writer Horse owners in eastern New Mexico can look forward to a tax break this year due to an oversight by the New Mexico Livestock Board. Because of an accounting error, there will be no livestock board tax on horses in New Mexico for 2008 — horse owners will only […]

Financial advisors: Stay in market

By Sharna Johnson, Freedom New Mexico Remember to have a long-term view. That’s the advice area financial advisors are giving their clients as daily news coverage highlights financial woes in the U.S. markets. This week, the nation watched unprecedented upheaval in the markets, marked by several 100-point gains and losses in the Dow Jones industrials, […]

Events Calendar Sept. 21

Monday Peanut Field Day — 8-8:30 a.m. Registration at Eastern New Mexico University Farm in Portales. Tour of ENMU farm, followed by tour of Joel Shearer Farm near Texico. Information: Patrick Kircher, 760-5597; Mark Marsalis, 799-6448; or Naveen Puppala, 693-9094. Tuesday City Council — 5 p.m. Work session. Discussion of water reuse and desalination. City […]

Clovis hires city engineer

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico The city of Clovis has hired a Jacksonville, Fla., man to fill the newly created city engineer position that oversees the Public Works Department. Justin Howalt will begin work Jan. 5, according to a Friday news release. The city commission approved a restructuring of the Public Works Department during […]