Salvation Army accepting donations for hurricane victims

The Salvation Army is accepting only monetary donations to assist victims of Hurricane Irene, according to a press release from the agency. Donations can be made online at www.SalvationArmyUSA.org or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY, according to the release. A $10 donation can also be made by texting the word “STORM” to 80888 using a mobile phone.

Aug. 31 — ENMU briefs

• The technology building, which has yet to be named and cost $9 million, including furniture, will be ready to host the art and anthropology departments in the spring semester. The building is being constructed to be eco-friendly. • The ENMU Alumni Association raised $12,260 to benefit the ENMU scholarship fund during its second annual […]

My turn: Too risky to stop

Here’s a deflating topic, flat tires. Until recently, however, they’ve been not-so-bad experiences, with helping hands offering aid. But diminishing good neighborliness and personal safety concerns made for a bad experience Here’s a few not-so-bad blow outs: • In 1995 I had a blow out in Hobbs. Within seconds, red lights flashed and an extremely […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Flowers for food, top athletes and rain gutter racing

Start your day off the right way with the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday morning briefing: Food for flowers Area residents can participate in FTD Good Neighbor Day Sept. 7 at Hestands Floral and Gifts, 813 W. Second St., Portales. In exchange for three cans of food for the Community Services Center food pantry, participants receive […]

Aug. 31 — Police blotter

Samplings of recent call to Portales law enforcement, according to police records: Friday • An officer responded to an auto burglary call at midnight in the 400 block of north Avenue K. A man said a car stereo was stolen from his 1993 Jeep. He said he went inside his friend’s house for 15 minutes […]

Path to happiness better option

Today is the day to be happy, and it can be a lifestyle. Life is glorious. Taste it. Smell it. It is delicious. Go barefooted. Sing. Laugh. Smile. Give yourself away. Win the prize. It’s called joy. “…the joy of the Lord will make you strong” (Nehemiah 8:10 NCV). You can do anything through Jesus, […]

Cowboy hat worn well

I don’t know you but I know that hat. I wore a hat just like it. Back in the days when men were men. You bet the pot and played to win. And if you lost you tried again. You bet your life I know that hat. A cowboy gave that hat to me. Back […]

Memorial honors area confederate soldiers

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Alisa Boswell Saturday marks the dedication of a new confederacy memorial in Portales Cemetery. The memorial was bought and is being dedicated by United Daughters of Confederacy, the Ellen W. Jones Chapter 1022 in Portales. According to president of the chapter, Janelle Foster, the memorial is in honor of confederate soldiers who fought in the […]

Portales has long history of opposing alcohol sales

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By Robin Fornoff: FNM content editor Mark it as another chapter in a long and storied struggle over demon alcohol in Portales and Roosevelt County. A petition drive started by local restaurants and aimed at legalizing Sunday sales of alcohol in Portales may not hold the promise of rough and tumble politics of the past. […]

Floyd school news — Aug. 30

Watermelon welcome successful The annual watermelon welcome last Thursday evening saw the largest turnout in recent memory. Participants enjoyed free burgers and hot dogs provided by the Floyd Fire Department, Floyd School and Floyd Booster Club. The Village of Floyd hosted a fireworks display and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes hosted a dance.

Elida school news — Aug. 30

Sports • Thursday: 4 p.m., football vs. New Mexico School for the Deaf at Vaughn. 4:30 p.m., volleyball vs. Floyd (juior high, junior varsity, varsity). •

Dora school news — Aug. 30

Upcoming events • Thursday: 4:30 p.m., Dora volleyball at Lake Arthur (junior high, varsity). • Friday: 3 p.m. junior high football vs. Elida; 5 p.m. varsity football vs. Roy. • Monday: 4:30 p.m. volleyball at Gateway Christian (junior high, junior varsity, varsity).

My Turn: An eye for trouble

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By Lonnie Berry: PNT columnisy “You are going to put your eye out!” That is almost a line from a classic movie, “A Christmas Story.” But it actually is a line from my childhood. I can’t remember how many times my mom told me that when I had wanted to try some new project. It […]

Hounds hoping to make noise in LSC

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Dave Wagner Despite the above-average heat this week, Eastern New Mexico University football coach Mark Ribaudo wishes the Greyhounds had a game this weekend. They don’t, so he’ll just have to wait for Saturday’s 7 p.m. regular-season opener against New Mexico Highlands at Greyhound Stadium. Ribaudo, beginning his seventh season at the helm, thinks the […]

Senior happenings — Aug. 28

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities, quilting and sewing, 1:30 p.m., Ice cream day. Tuesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities, quilting and sewing; 10:30 a.m., indoor exercise; 11:30 a.m., Medicare benefits; 1 p.m., Bingo and refreshments. Wednesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities, quilting and sewing; 9:30 a.m. […]

School menus — Aug. 28

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast — Egg and cheese biscuit. Lunch — Roasted chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, steamed broccoli, fruit, whole wheat roll. Tuesday: Breakfast — Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch — Ham and cheese hoagie, garden salad and ranch, steamed carrots, cookie. Wednesday: Breakfast — Bean and cheese burrito. Lunch — Corn dog, […]

On the shelves — Aug. 28

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “The Nature Principle: Human Restoration and the End of Nature-Deficit Disorder” by Richard Louv identifies seven basic concepts that can help us reshape our lives by tapping into the restorative powers of nature to boost mental creativity, promote health, build smarter and more sustainable businesses, and […]

Honors — Aug. 28

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Kern Judy Kern was recognized as Clovis Pains Regional Medical Center Auxilian for the Month for August. She joined the auxiliary in 2010 and volunteers in the gift shop. — Submitted by Paula Johnston Weekley Pat Weekley was recognized as Clovis Pains Regional Medical Center Auxilian for the Month for September. She joined the auxiliary […]

Anniversaries —

Duke Shirley and Darrell Duke of Broadview celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on May 27. The couple was married May 27, 1961, in Clovis. They will be going on an Alaskan Cruise with their daughter and her husband, who are celebrating their 25th anniversary Aug. 30. They have two children, Brent (Teresa) Duke of Broadview […]

Engagements —

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McBride-Kiser Sharon Logemann of Portales announces the engagement and approaching marriage of her daughter, Morgan McBride of Portales, to Jarod Kiser of Clovis, son of Keith and Elizabeth Kiser of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows Sept. 17, 2011, at the Sunken Garden in Clovis. The reception will be at the American Legion in Clovis. […]