American Amanda Knox to be freed

PERUGIA, Italy (AP) — An Italian appeals court threw out Amanda Knox’s murder conviction Monday and ordered the young American freed after nearly four years in prison for the death of her British roommate. Knox collapsed in tears after the verdict overturning her 2009 conviction was read out. Her co-defendant, Italian Raffaele Sollecito, also was [...]

Students get settled in

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Amanda Straub wasn’t expecting the “Woo” when she approached the tent. “A lot of people are screaming at me,” Straub, an education major from Albuquerque, said with a laugh, “but I didn’t do anything wrong.” It certainly won’t be the last unexpected event for Straub, or for the hundreds of people who make up Eastern [...]

Births — Aug. 8

Potter Brogan Wade Potter was born July 21, 2010, to Jason and Amanda Potter of Shallowater, Texas, at Covenant Lakeside in Lubbock. He weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces. Grandparents are Don and Linda Essary of Floyd; and Tom and Claryce Gainer of Levelland.

Software glitch delays GI payments

By Tom Philpott: PNT columnist Amanda Collier started college last August armed with a certificate of eligibility to use Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits that her dad, a Coast Guardsman of 22 years, had earned and transferred to her. Next week Amanda will take final exams for her first semester at the University of Central Oklahoma. [...]

Business feature: Cosmetologist offers traveling service

Amanda Kaberlein’s business AmandaKure Salon offers some of the usual and something unusual. Kaberlein is also a traveling cosmetologist. If a customer can’t make it to salon, she goes to the customer. “When I was at school we knew a lot of people who couldn’t go to the beauty salon on a regular basis,” Kaberlein [...]

March 8, Honors

Eastern New Mexico University Fifty-six students from the Portales area are attending Eastern New Mexico University and are among the 558 students on the 2008 fall semester Dean’s Honor Roll. They and their majors are: Kalynn Baldock, dairy science; Hannah Richards, biology; Jeremy Andrade, tech comp; Rodolfo Arceo, Spanish; Sylvia Baltazar, criminal justice; Monica Best, [...]

July 27, 2008 Births

Arredondo Benjamin Jacob Arredondo was born July 6, 2008, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis to Amanda Arredondo of Portales and Ben Arredondo of Jal. He weighed 6 pounds. Grandparents are Jacob Jr. and Eleanor Marez of Portales and Melody and Sherman Tipton of Jal.

Amanda Rutland to reign as Maypole queen

By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer Amanda Rutland speaks few words. She has autism. But the senior class at Portales High School — which seems to have taken Amanda under its protective wing — know her by her smile, a winning smile that has gotten her elected Maypole queen. Rutland, who is the focus of [...]

2-10-08 ENMU Honor Rolls

The honor roll for Eastern New Mexico University was recently released. Included in the 581 names on the list were numerous area students. To be eligible for the Dean’s Honor roll students must complete a minimum of 15 hours for the semester and maintain a 3.25 GPA. Area students are listed below by community. Dora [...]

PHS softball duo ready for North/South

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer In the past eight years, the Lady Ram softball team has placed only one player on the New Mexico South All-Star team. This weekend in Clovis, two Portales girls will be representing the South. Portales High School graduates Sasha Parker and Amanda Terry were selected following a successful run [...]