Dora student working toward national roping finals

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Dora native Jesse Clark took first place in the 19 and under age group at the recent annual Joe’s Boot Shop Calf Roping Colt Cluck Memorial and hopes to use the momentum to get to the high school national finals. Clark made the list of eight ropers on April […]

Budget adjustment on school board agenda

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Monday, school board members are set to vote on adjusting the budget to use federal stimulus money and to hear a request for them to take a stance on the possibility of a zone change that would allow a restaurant to open near Portales High School. The meeting is […]

May 3 Public Record

The following criminal cases were recently filed in magistrate court from April 6 through April 20: April 6 • Michael Pharis, 32, found guilty of driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs (1st); display of registration; lighted lamps required; negligent use of deadly weapon. He was given 90-days suspended sentence, one year supervised […]

Annual reading pow-wow coming to an end

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer After 25 years, the annual Steiner Elementary School reading pow-wow may have made its last appearance. The event allows first-graders and their parents to move through several stations, where the students read to earn portions of American Indian costumes and hear about related history. Parents do much of the […]

Resident requesting anti-littering measure

By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer A Roosevelt County resident plans to ask the County Commission to put up one “no littering” sign and publicize the state public nuisance law. The request is among agenda items for the commission meeting at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the District Courthouse. Linda Giddings, who lives west of Portales, […]

Program features Japanese stitching

Information on using canned and frozen cherries and cooking with cottonseed oil will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and 2 p.m. Saturday. Pat Baird, registered dietitian and spokeswoman for the Northwest Cherry Growers, will demonstrate some great recipes and talk about the nutritional benefits of using canned and frozen cherries. […]

Family dog has some issues with Bo

After nodding off a few times in my recliner after a hard day of yard work, I slapped the sleeping dog on my lap and told him I was tired and it was his turn to write this week’s column. Not doubting for a minute that the Dalmatian Flint could probably write a more interesting […]

No shame in being a ‘Digital Mom’

By Anita Tedaldi: PNT columnist My sister-in-law loves to remind me that she can’t possibly imagine what it must be like to stay home with the kids. She makes a point to stress that in her son’s school district there are only professional women and therefore she isn’t familiar with the stay at home mom […]

Support grows to eliminate Cuba embargo

Freedom New Mexico Perhaps the most significant sign that U.S. policy toward Cuba might change beyond the lifting of restrictions on how often Cuban-Americans can travel to Cuba or how much money they can send to relatives there lies not in how enthusiastically President Obama shook somebody’s hand at a Latin-American summit — but in […]

May 3 Engagements

Ingle-Pettigrew Mrs. Kathryn Mays of Coppell, Texas, and state Sen. Stuart Ingle of Portales announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Jennifer Ann Ingle, to Howard David Pettigrew, son of Mrs. Lana Jean Pettigrew and the late Dr. Howard Pettigrew of Lincoln, Calif. The couple will exchange vows June 20, 2009, at Loretto […]