Briefs 12-23

PNT Staff Reports USDA accepting public comment on regulation The U.S. Department of Agriculture started accepting public comment Monday on a new regulation changing adjusted gross income qualifications for disaster and commodity programs, according to a USDA press release. Changes include reducing qualifications for disaster and commodity programs from an adjusted gross income of $2.5 […]

Clovis woman charged with embezzling tornado relief funds

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By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico A 40-year-old Clovis woman has been charged with embezzling more than $145,000 in tornado relief funds, according to a press release Monday from the district attorney’s office. Lori Howard, a former project manager for Eastern Plains Council of Government, is charged with 34 counts of fraud, 24 counts of […]

Two sought for questioning in connection with homicide

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By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico Police are looking for two persons of interest regarding the Saturday homicide of 54-year-old Elizabeth McAdams in her home on Lea Street, according to a Clovis Police Department press release. Police said Jerry Casiano, 27, and Veronica Galvan, 32, may have information about the homicide. Police do not believe […]

Wonder Boys tame Hounds

Freedom New Mexico SAN ANTONIO — Arkansas Tech overcame a six-point deficit with a 21-2 run late in the first half Saturday and the Wonder Boys held on for a 69-61 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in the River City Classic, hosted by St. Mary’s University. Four players scored in double figures for Arkansas […]

Dec. 21, 2008 Weddings

Tovar-Ornelas Mary Rhiannon Tovar of Portales and Jamie Ornelas of Portales were joined in marriage Dec. 8 at the Portales Municipal Court. Judge Frederick Arnold performed the civil marriage ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Vickie Smith of Portales. She is the granddaughter of Archie and Joanne Kingston of Ruidoso. The bridegroom is the […]

Dec. 21, 2008 Birthdays

Folkner Lois Folkner of Portales will celebrate her 90th birthday Dec. 27 from 2-4 p.m. at the Golden Acres Community Center. The celebration will be hosted by Trionne Hendrix, Troy and Laura Folkner, and also by family and friends. Lois Folkner was born Jan. 17, 1919 in Afton, Texas. She has two children, two grandchildren […]

Dec. 21, 2008 Portales Junior High News

Basketball begins new yearWhile most students are celebrating the holidays, the basketball teams will be staying in shape for games the first week of 2009. Thursday, the seventh-grade boys’ and girls’ “B” teams host the Floyd Broncos. Saturday, all four of the girls’ teams are in both of our gyms playing Ruidoso while all four […]

Dec. 21, 2008 Club Notes

United Daughters of the Confederacy The Ellen W, Jones Chapter of the United Daughters of the confederacy, met in Clovis for its December meeting. The group met at Furr’s Family Dining for lunch, then adjourned to the home of Mr. and Mrs. G.C. Ross for the meeting and program with Mrs. Ross as hostess. The […]

Dec. 21, 2008 Dora School News

Christmas break School will not be in session for Dora students until Jan. 6. Have a blessed and safe Christmas and New Year.First semester gradesReport cards showing first semester grades will be issued to Dora students on Jan. 7.

Dec. 21, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available for checkout at the Portales Public Library: The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry, illustrated by P.J. Lynch“One dollar and eighty-seven cents. That was all. And sixty cents of it was in pennies.”So begins O. Henry’s heartwarming Christmas story, which has just been re-issued in a gorgeous picture book […]

Dec. 21, 2008 Honors

Young The Conquistador Council of Boys Scouts of America presented the Silver Beaver Award, the highest of volunteer leader recognition, to Doyle Young of Melrose. For more than 20 years, Young has been a volunteer leader, serving as scoutmaster of Troop 45 in Roswell, and as cubmaster, varsity team coach, Webelos Den Leader, and on […]

Useful crafts on upcoming shows

By Sheryl Borden: PNT Columnist Information on making a multiple compartment wallet, embellishing a wardrobe, and making a tulip lampshade will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” noon Tuesday and 2 p.m. Saturday. Sewing expert and author Patsy Shields will show a technique for making a wallet sewn with four separate compartments for the […]

Owners say church reformed dog

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer A little dog went to church and became a new person … uh, canine, that is. Clovis residents Kurt Vigil and Joy Lucero started taking Rambo, an overly aggressive corgi cross, to Faith Christian Family Church last year. They insist the dog became well behaved after the first trip. […]

Domenici looks back on Senate career

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico After 35 years, New Mexico’s senior senator — Pete Domenici — is retiring for health reasons. Domenici was a power broker in Washington who got results for Clovis and New Mexico. He

Ogden named to 4-H Hall of Fame

By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Decades of supporting young people have won a Roosevelt County man a place in the New Mexico 4-H Hall of Fame. Johnny Ogden, who helps with 4-H and FFA in Floyd and around the state, was inducted into the state’s 4-H Hall of Fame Dec. 9 at New Mexico […]

Empty Stocking Fund Dec. 21

Today’s focus: Ms. A Household members: 6 Children: 5 Special circumstances: “Ms. A” has three kids of her own and now she is taking care of her brother’s children, who were in foster care. She is struggling to provide for all of them. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have a merry Christmas. Clothing […]

Pipes, pets need extra care in cold weather

By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer With the National Weather Service forecasting temperatures below freezing the next several nights in Portales and Clovis, pipes and pets need a little extra care. The weather service was predicting thermometers could dip as low as 18 degrees Saturday night and 16 degrees Sunday night. Veterinarian Kathryn Bartlett of […]

Local Briefs Dec. 21

Police investigate auto burglaries Portales police officers are investigating three auto burglaries that occurred Thursday night and Friday, Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said. Thursday night, tools were taken out of the back of a pickup truck. Berry said it appeared to be a crime of opportunity. Friday, someone broke a window in a vehicle and […]

Hounds in San Antonio tourney action

By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico Four points. That’s the difference between a 4-5 record and a 2-7 mark for the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team. Well, sort of. The Greyhounds dropped two-point road decisions to Lone Star Conference North Division members Southeastern Oklahoma and East Central last week. In the former, the […]

A family affair

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By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico