Engagements: July 22

Noorlander-McCarty Craig and Christine Noorlander of Edgewood announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Rae Noorlander of Portales, to Josh McCarty of Portales, son of Jeff and Pat McCarty of Portales. The couple will exchange vows at 5 p.m. in Albuquerque. The reception will be 6:30 p.m. at the Marriott Hotel in Albuquerque. […]

Advice on keeping kids entertained

Things that are essential for two kids under 12 to have fun on vacation: A motel or a campground with a swimming pool, preferably huge. This one, at a motel, is indeed huge. The motel serves better than a campground because one of the primary purposes in this vacation is to give the above mentioned […]

More to food than meets the eye

I know the real reason you read this column is for answers to the big questions. Like, "What exactly is tapioca?" After fetching my beautiful bride a cup of the sweet but inconsistently textured pudding from a local Asian restaurant's buffet. I asked her that question and she didn't give me a real good answer. […]

Meetings watch/ ENMWUA – July 20

The Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority met Thursday at the Yam Theatre in Portales: Committee members went into executive session but no action was taken from the session. The committee approved the 2012-2013 Open Meetings Act resolution. • Chair Gayla Brumfield reported the committee has had productive meetings with Cannon Air Force Base officials […]

Police Blotter – July 20

Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs: Wednesday 4:07 a.m.: Caller requested an officer regarding suspicious activity, 600 block of South Elgin. 4:37 a.m.: Caller requested an officer regarding suspicious activity, 1200 block of North Avenue M. 6:03 a.m.: Caller reported a herd of cattle on the road, N.M. 236. 7:30 a.m.: Caller requested an […]

My turn – July 20

Last weekend turned out to be a busy one for me with back-to-back lunches, dinners and other social engagements. It was mostly filled with personal fun for me as I had a dinner night with my sister and her family, rediscovered an old friend and went to a house party for some games. Maybe this […]

Officials resolve Ute water issue

By Alisa Boswell CMI staff writer aboswell@pntonline.com A sub-committee meeting of the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority ended on a positive note Thursday after determining that issues with Ute Lake Reservoir water levels could be resolved. "It's going to take compromise on both sides," said steering committee member and Tucumcari City Commissioner Robert Lumpkin […]

Joan Clayton – July 20

God has created everything. We wouldn't even try to count his creation. I like to look at the stars God has put in place. In Psalm 147:4-5, I read "He counts the stars and names each one. Our Lord is great and very powerful. There is no limit to what he knows." (NCV) I heard […]

Grading system questioned

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Rep. Mimi Stewart, D-Albuquerque, says the Public Education Department's new grading system does not reflect Rep. Howie Morales, D-Silver City asked Public Education Department officails about teir new A-F grading system Thursday at ENMU. He suffested the news system does not promote growth especially among low-performing schools. (Photo […]

RGH Meetings Watch – July 19

The Board of Trustees of Roosevelt County Special Hospital District met in regular session Tuesday in the conference room at Roosevelt General Hospital: The meeting opened with a presentation and discussion about emergency department physician staffing by David Copple and Jackie Frazer, the regional medical director for EmCare. John Bridges, RGH safety officer, presented an […]

Events Calendar – July 19

Today Commodity distribution — 8 a.m.-noon, Los Abuelitos Senior Center. Farmer's Market vouchers will be given. Information: 356-5056. ENMWUA meeting — 10 a.m. Yam Theater, Portales. Information: 505-349-8454. LESC meeting — 9 a.m.- 2 p.m., ENMU Campus Union Building. The A-F Grading system will be discussed. Information: 562-2315. Big Stars — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public […]

My turn

There is a new flagpole behind Bill's Welding Shop in Dora. Twenty-four feet tall and gleaming white, it's topped with a simple cross, and home to a pristine American flag. The pole is a tribute built and erected by Bill and Joeli Cathey for their son, Cade, who will officially graduate Friday from the United […]

Q&A: Doug Redmond, Director of RCCDC

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Doug Redmond, the new director for the Roosevelt County Community Development Corp., is excited to come to Portales to use his skills and area of expertise. Redmond has worked in related positions, such as city and county manager in the state of Georgia. He answered questions about his […]

Portable pools considered nuisance

By Christina Calloway Pools subject to ordinance PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Phillip Aragon wouldn't know where to put his swimming pool now that he's aware he is in violation of city ordinance by having it on the side of his house. The construction worker from Portales and father of three is upset that city officials […]

Honors – July 15

Isler Jadee B. Isler of Clovis was on the Wichita State University dean's honor roll for spring 2012.

Graduation – July 15

CCC radiology program graduates Cecil Bullion, Sarah Dobson, Derek Glusick, Courtney Rose Kyle, Kendra Lachelle Merrick, Jesse Mitchell, Tawny Montano, Jaclyn O'Brien, Elana Sena and Allison Thomas graduated from the two-year radiology program July 6 at Clovis Community College.

Our people: Farwell veteran stays busy

Will Anderson says he is semi-retired at the State Line Tribune in Farwell, where he was named editor in 2010. Tony Bullocks: CMI staff photo Will Anderson of Farwell stands in front of the replica obelisk Thursday in Farwell's city park. Anderson works with Peter Harding, a political officer for the Ecuadorian embassy, and Ecuadorian […]

Mr. Wood was a true role model

Portales lost one of the most kind and gentle men it has ever known this past week and heaven has inherited a wonderful grade school principal with the passing of Morris Wood. He was my grade school principal and I guess I didn't know a lot about the man until I read his obituary. I […]

Many vacation destinations within reach

A mong the affordable, and accessible, places where one can go this summer, Santa Fe probably heads the list. We were privileged to make a family excursion, due to a graduation party, and found the same sense of another vision that we usually do. Affordable and accessible, of course, has to do with the fact […]

Senior happenings – July 15

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Sunday: 1 p.m.-5 p.m. dance at La Casa Senior Center Monday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily activities, quilting and sewing; 1 p.m., bingo at Los Abuelitos Portales. Tuesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily activities, quilting and sewing; 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise;1 p.m. bingo and refreshments. Wednesday: 8 a.m.-10:30 a.m. […]