Every woman can use sisterhood

By Anita Doberman: PNT Columnist I come from a matriarchal family. Women hold the power in my neck of the woods, and any man who stands in our way gets axed. We allow them to our feast, but they must remain subordinate. This is partly due to the fact that we outnumber them, four to […]

Six Greyhounds go All-LSC

Freedom New Mexico RICHARDSON, Texas — Six members of the Eastern New Mexico University football team were accorded mention on the All-Lone Star Conference Soiuth Division football team, announced Friday by the league office. Senior defensive back Jeremy Hibbler and senior nose guard Ronald Green were named to the second team, while four players — […]

Hounds, Zias lose hoops openers

Freedom New Mexico LAS VEGAS, N.M — Junior guard Roman Andrade scored 16 of his game-high 23 points in the second half Saturday night as New Mexico Highlands beat Eastern New Mexico University 81-74 in the men’s basketball opener for both teams. Freshman forward Mindaugas Markevicus of Lithuania added 20 points and junior post Chris […]

Cowboy rides to National Finals Rodeo

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By Sarah Meyer: PNT Staff Writer A cowboy who recently moved to Portales will be competing in the National Finals Rodeo next month. Jerrad Hofstetter, 24, grew up in East Texas. He moved to Portales last spring with his wife, Brittany, daughter of Charles and Beverly Bennett of Portales. Beverly Bennett said the two first […]

Events Calendar 11-16

Sunday ‘Spoon River Anthology’ — 2 p.m. University Theatre Center Studio Theater. Tickets $4. Monday‘Spoon River Anthology’ — 7 p.m. University Theatre Center Studio Theater. Tickets $4. Tuesday ‘Spoon River Anthology’ — 7 p.m. University Theatre Center Studio Theater. Tickets $4. City Council — 7 p.m. Regular meeting. City Hall. ThursdayElida Homemakers Flea Market — […]

Courts and blotter 11-16

The following is a sampling of calls placed to Portales police dispatchers over the past week: Nov. 10 • At 1:35 a.m., a caller advised of a suspicious male subject who came into his store on North Main Street asking suspicious questions. • At 4:30 p.m., a caller stated that she received a counterfeit $100 […]

Briefs 11-16

Instructor cancels driver safety The driver safety program at the Community Services Center scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday has been canceled because the instructor, George Lees, is handling family medical concerns. People who have enrolled or want to enroll can join the Clovis class held on the same days. To register: Joe Urban at 769-1824. […]

Altrusa plans holiday fundraiser

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Deck the … tables … with bows of holly. Altrusa International Inc. of Portales has scheduled the 11th annual Holiday Happenings table decoration display, luncheon and style show for Dec. 6. The event, Altrusa’s major fundraiser, has provided funds for Roosevelt General Hospital, playground equipment, school band instruments and […]

Salvation Army, ministerial alliance partner

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By Sarah Meyer: PNT Staff Writer The Salvation Army is partnering with the Portales Ministerial Alliance to raise funds this holiday season. Volunteers under the direction of the ministerial alliance will ring bells and “collect funds to be used for benevolence in this county,” said Dave McVey, president of the ministerial alliance and pastor of […]

Winter preparations

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico

Portales man arrested for battery

Freedom New Mexico Police arrested a Portales man Friday on charges of kidnapping and aggravated battery. Clint J. Knight, 22, of Portales was arrested in connection with an incident that occurred Nov. 7 at Wal-Mart, according to Portales Capt. Lonnie Berry. “The district attorney had us charge it as a kidnapping,” Berry said. The 20-year-old […]

Board finalizes vote count

Freedom New Mexico The Curry County Canvas Board finalized the votes of the Nov. 4 general election on Friday, according to Election Manager and County Clerk-elect Coni Jo Lyman. She said the final tally of votes totaled 14,506. The final tally included 20 absentee in lieu of and two provisional ballots the board approved. The […]

Clovis Mayor Pro-Tem holding study session

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Elida School News Nov. 16

School observes Veterans Day On Veterans Day, the students and faculty of Elida Municipal Schools honored local veterans for serving our country. National Honor Society members gave words of thanks and appreciation for the veterans’ service, elementary students sang patriotic songs, and the cafeteria staff provided a chicken dinner.

PJHS News Nov. 16

Students watch play Last week the eighth-graders walked to the high school to see the first performance of the high school drama class. The seventh-graders will view the play on Wednesday. Three junior high students will be performing with the high school in its presentation of “Peter Pan and Wendy.” Tutoring offered Tutoring is available […]

PHS News Nov. 16

College fair planned A college day is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Ram Athletic Center. Students will be able to learn more about colleges, the military and career opportunities.

Dora School News Nov. 16

Basketball The junior high white teams will play Monday and Tuesday at the Melrose tournament. Five-day school week School will be in session for Dora students in kindergarten through 12th grade all five days this week. Preschool will not be in attendance on Friday. Spirit Week planned The Dora Student Council and sponsor Karen Cone […]

Birth: Autumn Pennell

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Pennell Tina Cameron and Shane Pennell of Portales are the parents of a 7-pound, 6-ounce girl born Nov. 7, 2008, at Cibola General Hospital in Grants.Autumn Michelle Pennell has three brothers, Shane Pennell, 16, J.W. Lang, 11, and Jordan Mendoza, 2, and one sister, Jewel Mathews, 4. Paternal grandparents are Russell Pennell and Pam Pennell […]

Creative Living Nov. 16

Information on making fall decorations and gift items, incorporating pesto in meals and making pumpkin-head dolls and jack-o-lantern boxes will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and at 2 p.m. Saturday. Connie Moyers, New Mexico State University Extension home economist, says fall is her favorite season, and she’s going to demonstrate […]

Farmers, dairymen see slight negative impacts in plant closure

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer The temporary closure of Abengoa Bioenergy in Portales has resulted in small but unfavorable changes for the Roosevelt County agriculture sector. The ethanol plant shut down operations for an unspecified period of time, possibly months, in October. Abengoa used milo, which many county farmers grow, to make ethanol. Some […]