Sisters share wedding day

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Sisters Katelyn Aulson, left, and Emily Aulson set up the Under Ground Embassy for their wedding reception to be held there on Sunday.

By Emily Crowe ecrowe@cnjonline.com Sisters Katelyn and Emily Aulson have been extremely close their entire lives. Both born and raised in Clovis and both labor and delivery nurses at Plains Regional Medical Center, the sisters got engaged just one month apart and will get married Sunday in a double wedding ceremony. “To me, there would […]

Courthouse cleared for cleaning

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By Christina Calloway ccalloway@pntonline.com Roosevelt County employees were putting their paperwork in boxes and packing desk knickknacks Friday, chased from the county courthouse by the discovery of mold throughout the 76-year-old building. Roosevelt County Manager Charlene said county administration has decided to proceed with remediation, or a thorough cleaning, of the courthouse next week to […]

The wait is on

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Golden Boy Foods CEO said the company still plans to reopen the defunct Sunland Inc. Thursday, but declined to give a date.

By Christina Calloway Senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Golden Boy Foods’ CEO said nothing has changed in his intentions to reopen the shuttered Sunland Inc. factory, but he declined to say what his plans are or how long it will take before the plants are back to producing nut butters. Roosevelt County Community Development Corporation Director Stan […]

Spring symphony, symphonic band concert at ENMU

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The Eastern New Mexico University wind symphony and symphonic band will present their annual spring concert Sunday.

Staff report The Eastern New Mexico Department of Music will host a spring wind symphony and symphonic band concert Sunday. Director of Bands Dustin Seifert and Assistant Director of Bands Benjamin Fairfield will conduct both bands during the concert. Gary Garner, director of bands emeritus at West Texas A&M University, will be a guest conductor […]

Society arranges ARISE fundraiser

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Will Banister performs April 26 at the Yam Theater. The fundraiser for ARISE also featured a raffle.

By Lillian Bowe Staff writer lbowe@pntonline.com When Eastern New Mexico University social work student Michelle Howard found out the Arise sexual assault program needed money to keep an important piece of equipment, she came up with a plan to help. Howard, a member of Phi Alpha, a social work honor society, helped persuade the group […]

Common Core meeting draws nearly 150

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Regina Watson, with the New Mexico Public Education Department’s Mathematically Connected Communities, addresses parent and teacher concerns during a breakout session.

By Emily Crowe Staff writer ecrowe@cnjonline.com Nearly 150 educators, parents and community members gathered at the Arts Academy at Bella Vista Wednesday for a town hall meeting on Common Core State Standards that was hosted by the New Mexico Public Education Department. The town hall was one of six meetings statewide meant to provide information […]

ENMU student organization collects national honor

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The 35 active members of the  Associated Student Activities Board bring events such as magicians, bands and ziplines for Eastern New Mexico University students. ASAB was awarded the Best Campus Program for 2014 by Campus Activities Magazine.

By Lillian Bowe Staff writer lbowe@pntonline.com Texas native Diane Resendez arrived in Portales three years ago as a freshman at Eastern New Mexico University not knowing anyone. Through the Associated Student Activities Board, Resendez said she got the opportunity to meet plenty of new people and make new friends. Her experience and that of others […]

Barrel racing helps airman connect with community

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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Mari Sylvester, 27th Special Operations Force Support Squadron force management technician, walks her horse Muddy Girl before racing April 12 at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds Arena. Sylvester has forged new connections with the community surrounding Cannon.

By Airman 1st Class Shelby Kay-Fantozzi 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs In an arena filled with dirt, three 55-gallon barrels are arranged in a triangle. Airman 1st Class Mari Sylvester, 27th Special Operations Force Support Squadron force management technician, and her horse Muddy Girl race toward the rightmost barrel, then loop around it at […]

Musical complement

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Kayla Paulk, vocal coach, left, accompanies her student, senior Helen Gun of China, on one of her pieces on Friday at Eastern New Mexico University’s Buchanan Hall in the Music Building. Paulk also helped Gun on pronunciation of the German words she was singing.

Kayla Paulk fell in love with music at an early age when she started to play the piano. Paulk also had always loved to sing and so when she attended Stetson University, she decided she wanted to accompany performances and be a vocal coach. Paulk got her bachelor’s degree of music education in piano in […]

Beef prices high, cattle counts low

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Rising beef prices are changing the buying habits of shoppers at local markets.

By Joshua Lucero and Rick White Staff writers Retired school teacher Joyce Pollard said her shopping choices have changed to compensate for the rises in the price of beef, which are the highest in almost three decades. “You kind of have to do a replacement with the beef,” Pollard said. “So you do turkey, chicken, […]