Local Briefs Sept. 5

PNT Staff Report Fletcher fund established A fund has been established at the Portales National Bank to benefit Dora School student Lance Fletcher, according to bank officials.Fletcher is receiving cancer treatments at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Cash or check donations can be made at either branch of the Portales National Bank: […]

Local Briefs July 30, 2008

Bank receives MainStreet award First Community Bank of Portales received a community award from the New Mexico MainStreet program at its annual awards program Saturday in Raton, according to a press release. First Community Bank is among 12 statewide recipients of the award. The program serves 21 affiliated communities in New Mexico. Open meetings/records seminar […]

July 4 closures

The following offices will be closed in Roosevelt County and Portales for the holiday until Monday: District Court District Attorney’s Office Magistrate Court Post Office County Clerk City Hall County Manager New Mexico Bank and Trust The Portales National Bank First Financial Credit Union Western Bank Wells Fargo

Local Briefs May 21, 2008

PNT Staff Reports Bank to close ENMU branch Portales National Bank will close its Eastern New Mexico University Branch around the end of July, said David Stone, bank president. “It was a painful decision to make,” Stone said. “My dad liked it, I liked it.” When the branch opened, parents would give their children money […]

Robbery nets 21 year sentence

Freedom New Mexico A Clovis man arrested earlier this week for a bank robbery was sentenced Friday to 21 years in prison for the armed robbery of K’s Oriental Food Store, according to a press release from the district attorney’s office. Frank Lasky IV, 22, will be required to serve 85 percent of his sentence […]

Clovis bank robbery suspect arrested

By Sharna Johnson, Freedom New Mexico Police arrested a Clovis man Tuesday for using a fake bomb to rob New Mexico Bank & Trust at Hilltop Plaza in 2006. Frank Lasky, 22, was charged Tuesday morning with armed robbery and use of a facsimile or hoax bomb or explosive. During the July 14, 2006, robbery, […]

Kids concert to benefit Food Bank

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By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Reporter Two local music artists plan to hold a concert to benefit the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico. Andy Mason and Don Thomas will hold a concert for children from 2-4 p.m. Saturday at the Memorial building. “The concert will help the children in the area and it will […]

Muleshoe bank evacuated for bomb threat

By Sharna Johnson, Freedom New Mexico The area around Muleshoe State Bank was blocked off for more than two hours Wednesday as police responded to a bomb threat, according to Muleshoe Police Chief Brian Frieda. A bomb detection dog was taken through the bank and determined there were no explosives. Police cleared the scene around […]

1/9/08 Local Briefs

STAR sponsoring writing contest The teen group at the Portales Public Library, Some Teens Are Reading, is organizing a teen writing contest. Students in sixth through 12th grades are eligible and may submit original work in the following categories: Essay, Poetry, Short Fiction, and One-Act-Plays. Interested writers should contact Heather Christensen at the library for […]

Food drive rolls through area

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By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico Vehicles on U.S. 60/80 pulled over to the side of the road Saturday morning, making way for about 50 motorcycles that thundered eastbound on a mission to collect food for the needy. The riders snaked through Clovis neighborhoods, picking up food donations left near mailboxes as part of the […]

Canned food sought

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Volunteers with the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico will be out Saturday in Portales and Clovis collecting canned food and non-perishable items. Another drive will be held within the schools that will also help stock the food bank, said executive director Nancy Taylor. “This (Saturday’s) is the one […]

Commodities program works to assist area residents

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer The Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico strives to provide monthly commodities to residents in the eastern part of the state, something that is becoming more difficult to do, according to executive director Nancy Taylor. “It (food bank) distributes over 200 million pounds of food to the needy, ill […]

Clovis bank receives third bomb threat

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Clovis’ Bank of America received its third bomb scare in five months on Tuesday. Police evacuated the bank at the corner of Prince and Manana streets and secured the parking lot around 1 p.m. after a woman called a business next door and said there was a bomb in […]

United Way kicks off fund-raising campaign

By Gabriel Monte: Freedom Newspapers The United Way of Eastern New Mexico kicked off its 2007-2008 fund-raising campaign Thursday with a block party on Main street. The group’s goal is to raise $560,000, which is $30,000 more than it collected last year, according to United Way Executive Director Erinn Burch said. People who donated three […]

Sept. 11 remembrances planned

• In remembrance of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, a ceremony will be held at 7:30 a.m. in the parking lot of Portales National Bank. • The Portales Lion’s Club has also added Sept. 11 to their normal schedule of flags that are placed throughout town. The flags will be placed in remembrance […]

Ortega tapped for bank board

Freedom Newspapers Portales Mayor Orlando Ortega Jr. has been named to the board of directors of Western Bank of Clovis and Portales, according to a Western Bank news release “I am very excited to be a part of Western Bank, an institution that cares about the success of its customers,” said Ortega, who also serves […]

No bomb found following threat

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers A bomb threat received by Bank of America on North Prince Street in Clovis led to the bank being closed for more than an hour Friday while police checked the premises. No bomb was found. It was the second such incident at the bank in just over two weeks. Around […]

Feb. 23, 1969

La Escalera Art Guild met Tuesday evening in the Coronado Room of the Portales National Bank, where they had an interesting program on the art of tole paintings. Mrs. Robbie Sackett of the Art Nook at Clovis presented the program. Tole painting is the process of painting decorative motifs on tin or other metal and […]

Extending immigrants credit poses no threat

By Freedom Newspapers We must confess to befuddlement over all the anger directed at Bank of America for its policy, revealed Tuesday in a Wall Street Journal story, that it will offer credit cards to Spanish-speaking people who do not have Social Security numbers. The implication, of course, is that the most likely candidates for […]

Jan. 9, 1960

Miss Laura Fullerton directed the program on membership at the Monday evening meeting of Portales Business and Professional Women’s Club in the Coronado Room of the Portales National Bank. She was assisted by Mrs. Helen Armstrong and Mrs. Ruth Wilson. They stressed that each B&PW member has an obligation to recruit new members who will […]