Freedom New Mexico President Barack Obama told congressional leaders Thursday that the “era of the blank check is over” in Afghanistan. But the plan he laid out Friday looks very much like a blank check for an increased military and civilian presence in Afghanistan that is unlikely to be successful or to end any time […]
Campaign reform, keeping capital outlay money in their districts and clamping the lid down on taxes are just some of the many accomplishments local lawmakers cite during the grueling 60-day marathon otherwise known as the 2009 New Mexico Legislature. The legislative session isn’t exactly history yet — Gov. Bill Richardson is promising a special session […]
By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Lifelong Floyd resident, community servant, Christian and jack-of-all-trades Alvis Griffith has been named Floyd’s Citizen of the Year. The award was presented at Floyd’s 59th Annual Country Jamboree Saturday night. Griffith said he thanked his family and friends, as well the Floyd Lions Club. “I am greatly honored,” Griffith […]
By Karl Terry: PNT columnist While I do whistle while I work, I haven’t begun to tweet. Evidently tweeting is a new form of communication being applied by a new online software technology called Twitter, being used mostly through cell phones and other mobile devices. The other day my wife saw something on a news […]
An investigator was on scene Saturday looking for clues to what caused a warehouse fire that gutted a warehouse and the Dollar General Store, according to Portales Fire Department Lt. Shannon Lee. Firefighters were called shortly before 11 a.m. Friday, after an employee at Trader Horn’s True Value Hardware store spotted smoke coming from the […]
By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer A committee representing several community entities is looking into purchasing the massive Dalley collection of windmills to keep the eclectic local attraction together and in Portales. Bill and Alta Dalley recently contacted the Chamber of Commerce about passing the windmills on to the city for generations to enjoy long […]
Brumfield Valerie Siau of Portales and Rick Brumfield of Dora were joined in marriage Feb. 14, 2009, at Central Christian Church. The Rev. Dave McVey performed the double ring ceremony. The bridegroom is the son of John Brumfield of Dora. Maid of honor was Jan Kent. Bestman was Cliff Everage. Ushers were Jack Dendy and […]
Rector/Stansell Cathy and Leslie Rector of Portales announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Jana LeAnne of Lubbock, to Tully Stansell of Lubbock, son of Terri and Tommy Stansell of Littlefield, Texas. The couple will exchange vows May 23, 2009, at American Wind Power Center in Lubbock. A reception will follow. The bride-elect […]
Altrusa International Altrusa International Inc. of Portales met last Monday in the Fellowship Hall at the First United Methodist Church, with the Service Committee in charge of arrangements. President Vaunceil Turnbough presided over the business meeting and conducted the opening ceremonies. The minutes from the previous meeting were approved. There were 33 members and seven […]
Spring break All Dora students are on Spring Break until April 6. Testing after spring break Students in third through eighth and eleventh grades are taking the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment each morning from April 7-14. The tests will be administered from 8:30 -11:30 am.
• A puppet show is being held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. • For teens, there will be a book discussion group at 4 p.m. We’re reading “The Wednesday Wars” by Gary D. Schmidt. Pick up a copy from the library, and see Heather for extra copies. Teenagers may also check out the “Playaway” audio book […]
Students headed to state science fair Four PJHS students earned honors at the recent science fair competition at Eastern New Mexico University. Coby Carter was awarded second place in the junior division for his Transportation in Energy project. Haley Madden garnered second place for her project in Physics and Astronomy. The team of Hannah Christensen […]
Spring break this week Portales Municipal Schools will closed for Spring Break from yesterday through April 5. Classes will resume April 6.
Eyes on the Horizon: Serving on the Front Lines of National Security by Gen. Richard B. Myers with Malcolm McConnell.
Freedom New Mexico Newspapers in Clovis, Portales, Friona and Muleshoe all won multiple awards announced Saturday at the annual Panhandle Press Association convention in Amarillo. Clovis, competing in Division II, won nine awards. Portales earned two laurels, also in Division II. Muleshoe and Friona, competing in Division I, picked up eight awards each. The Canyon […]
By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on sewing with sergers, making homemade peanut butter and the history of grandfather clocks will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and at 2 p.m. Saturday. Sewing instructor Nancy Lovett explains that most sergers are capable of flatlocking, which can be done with either two […]