Attending legislative session presents challenges

By Steve Terrell: The New Mexican For years people trying to attend a session of the state Legislature have complained about the parking situation at the Capitol. There’s finally some good news on that front. Last year the state opened a new $13 million parking structure just west of the Roundhouse with 580 spaces. (Entrance [...]

Nov. 15, 1966

Local delegates have returned to Portales after attending a three-day assembly of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Tucumcari, this past weekend, according to Portales News-Tribune archives. More than 680 people heard the feature talk delivered at 3 p.m. Sunday.

Homecoming parade big draw

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer It rained candy for children in a more than 60-float Eastern New Mexico University homecoming parade Saturday for in downtown Portales. ENMU kicked off 75th anniversary homecoming festivities Friday. But the real fun, at least for area children, started Saturday morning with the parade along West First Street. Portales [...]

It’s Their Job: Chelsea Graves

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By PNT Correspondent Blake Downs Name: Chelsea Graves Job: Employee at Beach House Tanning Salon Background: Graves grew up in Clayton and graduated from Clayton High School. She is now attending ENMU, pursuing a degree in bilingual education. Time on job: Five months What does your job entail? I open and close the store, clean [...]

Club Notes Nov. 2

RGH Auxiliary The Roosevelt General Hospital Auxiliary met Sept. 14 at Golden Acres with 36 members attending. Steve North from the District Attorney’s office spoke about the Newman Project. Some members signed up to have their homes evaluated for safety.Hour bars were presented to Mary Kay Kalin for 100 hours; to Carl Britton Sr., Billie [...]

PHS News Oct. 19

ENMU recruiter to visit Thursday Stephanie McClary of Eastern New Mexico University will be on campus Thursday to talk with PHS seniors interested in attending ENMU for the fall 2009 semester.

Physician recruitment top priority for hospital officials

By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor Physician recruitment was on the minds of those attending Tuesday’s Roosevelt General Hospital board meeting. With seven physicians in Portales utilizing RGH, Administrator James D’Agostino says one of his highest priorities is recruitment. He and Medical Chief of Staff Dr. Leslie Donaldson detailed the hospitals efforts and needs. Donaldson [...]

Jan. 13, 2008 Club notes

Pep Extension The Pep Extension Club met Jan. 8 at Portales Estates. New officers attending were Vickie Neece, president; Marjorie Williamson, secretary; Lillie Belle Toombs, treasurer; Mozelle Hamlett, reporter; Ruby Parkinson, parliamentarian; Andrea Cox, council delegate; and Connie Vincent, cultural arts. Also attending were Melveta Green, Migdon Cox, Edna Grimes, Merlene Hill-Shaw and guest Connie [...]

ENMU hosts choir camp

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer High school students from across the state spent the past week on the Eastern New Mexico University campus participating in the school’s annual choir camp. Not only does the camp help to prepare students for the upcoming All-State auditions, it is also instrumental in helping the students improve their [...]

March 26, 1974

Miss Letha Mae Franse, senior engineer with Howard Hughes Company, in California, arrived in New Mexico Saturday to spend a few days with her parents Mr. and Mrs. Walter Franse, and Sunday was occasion for a family gathering at the Franse home. Mrs. Leon LaGrone, Clarence Franse, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Franse, with sons Nelson [...]