It’s Their Job: Justin Jones

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Name: Justin Jones Job: Kennel Manager at Caprock Veterinary Clinic Background: Jones was raised and attended school in Portales. He is now studying at ENMU to become a veterinarian. Time on job: One and a half years What does your job entail? It depends on the day. Sometimes I work with the animals in the […]

Nov. 26, 2008 Local Briefs

United Way holds grant training United Way has scheduled training dates for non-profits wishing to apply for a grant in 2009. The Portales session is from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. today at the Roosevelt Chamber of Commerce downstairs training room at 100 S. Ave. A. The Clovis session is from 10 a.m. to 11 […]

Family, friends bid farewell to Carter

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Alva Carter was remembered as a dairyman, a business owner, and an educator. But family members and associates also honored him Monday as a family man, friend to the community and devout Christian. Nearly 700 people filled the floor of Greyhound Arena on Monday afternoon to pay respects to […]

Official: Richardson to be commerce secretary

The Associated Press NEW YORK — President-elect Barack Obama has chosen New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson to be commerce secretary, adding a prominent Hispanic and one-time Democratic rival to his expanding Cabinet. Obama planned to announce the nomination after Thanksgiving, according to a Democratic official familiar with the discussions. The official was not authorized to […]

Plenty in my life to give thanks about

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico columnist With our national economy tanking and a couple of sobering auto accidents to deal with locally it’s a tough start to the holiday season. Rather than dwell on our problems though, with Thanksgiving this week I’d much rather be the guy with his glass half full. We’re all […]

Cell phone not anyone else’s business

By Anita Doberman: PNT columnist A 6-year-old girl on my daughter’s swim team has a cell phone, which she proudly showcases to everyone who is willing to look. She’ll even allow you to play with her games, if you look admiringly at her toy. This has created a negative buzz among other parents, who think […]

Disadvantages hinder Clinton appointment

Freedom New Mexico The rumors could not be more rampant that President-elect Barack Obama will appoint his chief rival in the primaries, New York Sen. Hillary Clinton, as secretary of state. If the purpose is to introduce a bit of drama into the Cabinet and tighten up the domestic support of Democrats who still would […]

Portales opposes water authority bill

By Sarah Meyer: PNT Staff Writer The Portales City Council voted during an emergency meeting Saturday to oppose a draft version of a state legislative bill that would create a water authority for eastern New Mexico. The vote passed 7-0 with Councilor Shawn Watson absent. The draft was discussed at Thursday’s meeting of the Eastern […]

Researcher studies ways to help cows bear more calves

By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer An animal scientist’s research is exploring ways to save dairy farmers thousands of dollars a year by helping prevent miscarriages in cows. Eastern New Mexico University Assistant Professor Darron L. Smith said research suggests a “significant number” of dairy cattle pregnancies — 17 percent to 20 percent — are […]

New Rec Center leaders focus on improvement

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By Sarah Meyer: PNT Staff Writer The new management team of the Portales Recreation Center is focusing on fun and improvement. Michael Doerr, athletic director for the center, and Andrea “Andy” Copenhaver, after school program director, want to see the center used by the community all day long, not just for children’s activities after school. […]

Local Briefs Nov. 23

PNT Staff Reports ENMU on fall break this week Faculty and students at Eastern New Mexico University will observe Fall/Thanksgiving Break this week. The university will be open and staff will work Monday-Wednesday. Classes will resume Dec. 1. Mayor’s Toy Drive continues The Mayor’s Christmas Toy Drive: Operation Santa Cop continues through Dec. 24. Police […]

Events Calendar Nov. 23

Sunday ‘Peter Pan and Wendy’ — 2 p.m. Portales High School Performing Arts Center, high school production. Tickets $5. Monday ENMU Board of Regents — 10 a.m. ENMU Regents Room. The events calendar is a daily listing that contains meeting and event information for the next week. To submit an item call 356-4481, ext. 33 […]

Analysis: Libertarianism is far from dead

By Alan W. Bock: The Orange County Register It’s almost enough to make you wonder whether the cause of individual liberty is lost. Shortly after the financial crisis hit, Jacob Weisberg, editor in chief of the online magazine Slate, wrote an article with the headline “Libertarianism is dead.” The burden of the piece was that, […]

Hounds fall to Western New Mexico

Freedom New Mexico GRANTS — Junior forward D.J. Nicholas scored 22 points and grabbed nine rebounds and senior guard Devin Stewart added 16 points and a career-best 10 assists Friday night as Western New Mexico notched an 87-69 win over Eastern New Mexico University in a game played at Grants H.S. The Mustangs (2-1) shot […]

Zias rout UT-Permian Basin

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico Linden Weese knows his Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team will go as far as its shooting will taken them. The Zias rode a 10-for-22 performance from 3-point range and a solid defensive effort Friday night to a 69-51 win over Texas-Permian Basin at Greyhound Arena. Sophomore Cat […]

Five things you might not know about …

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico

Clovis man sentenced for molestation

Freedom New Mexico A 24-year-old Clovis man was sentenced Friday to 13 years in prison for child molestation, according to the district attorney’s office. Nathaniel Allen Steward pleaded guilty Thursday to charges of criminal sexual penetration of a minor and two counts of criminal sexual contact of a minor, court records show. According to a […]

Library News Nov. 23

The following books currently are available at the Portales Public Library. The Bodies Left Behind by Jeffery Deaver. Deputy Brynn McKenzie leaves her husband and son at the dinner table to investigate a 9-1-1 call at Lake Mondac. What she stumbles into is true horror, and she narrowly escapes from two professional criminals. In a […]

Dora School News Nov. 23

Thanksgiving schedule Monday — Full school day Tuesday — Students will be released early. High school will be on an abbreviated seven-period schedule. Lunch will be served. Buses run at 12:35 p.m. Wednesday-Friday — No school; have a great Thanksgiving! Sports Tuesday — Junior high (red) teams and varsity teams will host Grady, starting at […]

Elida School News Nov. 23

Thanksgiving holiday School will be dismissed at 1 p.m. Wednesday for the Thanksgiving Holiday.