Fighters fill Golden Gloves cards despite weather

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By Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent Weather was naturally a concern as boxers from around the state gathered for the 61st annual New Mexico Golden Gloves championships on Friday. But the fighters did come to Clovis, in numbers that will warrant title bouts in all 11 weight divisions on Sunday — not a usual occurrence in […]

Two arrested on gift card theft charges

Freedom New Mexico A Quay County mother and daughter were arrested on Christmas eve, accused of stealing Christmas gift cards intended for foster children. The cards were purchased and donated by a local church, according to a press release from the Tucumcari Police Department. Jennifer Dominguez, 24, of Tucumcari, was charged with larceny and tampering […]

Students collect phone cards

PNT Staff The Portales Schools Performing Arts Department is conducting its second annual Phone Card Drive for soldiers serving overseas. Members are collecting unused phone cards or donations to buy them to distribute to military personnel in Iraq or Afghanistan. Donation jars are to be available at winter performances. The concerts are free and at […]

Children make cards for airmen

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By Sarah Meyer: PNT Staff Writer Cannon Air Force Base airmen deployed overseas will soon receive a package of cards from second-grade students at James Elementary School. The children made the cards as part of an annual “Red, White and Blue” coloring contest to celebrate Veterans Day, according to Portales Police Detective Kirk Wilson, Adopt-A-Cop […]

Airmen, kids make valentines for deployed personnel

CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Mesa Elementary School third graders brought colored pencils, crayons, markers and glue to the gym. Construction paper was provided by the school and airmen from Cannon Air Force Base helped the students create Valentine’s cards. By Sarah Meyer, Freedom New Mexico The Cannon Air Force Base’s Company Grade Officers Club […]

'Valentines for Vets'

By Sarah Meyer: Cannon Connections Cannon Air Force Base’s Company Grade Officers Club teamed up with Mesa Elementary School last week to produce hundreds of “Valentines for Vets.” The handmade Valentine cards will go to military members deployed in Afghanistan and Iraq, according to Cannon and school officials. Third-, fourth- and fifth-graders worked with Cannon […]

Sending love along

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By Sarah Meyer: Freedom New Mexico Third-graders at Mesa Elementary School had their hands full of scissors, glue, pens and colored construction paper and their hearts full of caring Friday afternoon as they worked with Cannon Air Force Base airmen to create “Valentines for Vets.” The handmade Valentine cards will go to military members deployed […]

Local Brief: Phone card campaign complete

The Portales Municipal Schools choir and band programs raised more than $600 for prepaid phone cards for U.S. troops overseas during their recent holiday concerts. According to director Franklin Smith, the cards, along with notes of thanks and encouragment to the troops, were sent to Balad Air Force Base in Iraq where they will be […]

12-13 Local Briefs

Desert Reign in Roswell The cowboy singing group Desert Reign will be featured at 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday and at 10 a.m. Sunday morning at Cowboy Church, 1601 E. Second Street, Roswell. The group will present their ministry through both traditional and contemporary music. The event is open to the public. Lindsey to hold […]

12-4 Local Briefs

PJHS to hold concert Portales Junior High School will hold its annual holiday concert at 7 p.m. today at the Portales High School Performing Arts Center. The concert is free. The PJHS concert, advanced bands and concert and honor choirs will perform a variety of music selected for the holiday season, according to Portales Municipal […]

Local schools to begin holiday concert series

PNT Staff Report Portales Municipal Schools begins its annual series of holiday concerts this week with a twist. According to Portales High School choir director and district fine arts coordinator Franklin Smith, this year’s concerts will include a promotion to provide prepaid phone cards for U.S. troops overseas. Smith said he became aware of how […]

Fraud methods change, but intent never does

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Stolen credit cards and checks or scams — criminals change tactics and methods but the bottom line is finding ways to get your money, according to local law enforcement. Focusing on white collar crime, Clovis Detective Max Stansell said he has worked around 66 fraud cases this year and […]

Residents celebrate Cinco de Mayo

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Wind-blown and slightly clouded by controversy, Cinco de Mayo festivities at Lindsey Park in Portales were enjoyed by hundreds Saturday. “It started out kind of slow, but here in the afternoon it is picking up,” Los Abuelitos Senior Center director Lupe Montoya said, from her booth where she 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 […]

New guidelines for ID card now in effect for everyone

Janet Taylor-Birkey At least one document must have a photo Effective immediately, all personnel being issued common access cards and other identification cards, including for dependents, retirees and Reservists, must present two forms of identification. At least one of the two IDs must have a photograph, according to new guidelines from the Department of Defense […]

Checks checking out as payment option

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers When the tuition bill rolls around each semester at Eastern New Mexico University, Roma Vivas throws down her Discover card even though she has the money on hand. Several times a week, the U.S. Postal Service is a backdoor ATM when customers buy a 39-cent stamp, pay with a debit […]

Greeting card shopping proves stressful

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Columnist I had to go to a friend’s wedding recently, and it made me evaluate things in my life — such as, do I have decent prospects for a wedding of my own someday, and do I have decent pants to wear for such an event? The answers are no, […]

Las Vegas game comes to The Landing

Yolanda Romero Tonight players will have the opportunity to take their chances at a $300 prize in a Texas Hold’em Tournament at The Landing. Tickets go on sale at 6 p.m. and the tournament starts at 7 p.m. A disc jockey will perform at 9 p.m. in the Pit. The basics of the game are […]

Pin number theft causes concern

By Andy Jackson: Freedom Newspapers Linda Mathews tried to buy a sandwich Wednesday, but instead watched, hungry, as her Visa debit card was taken from her and cut into pieces. After her pin number was stolen, Access Bank in Clovis ordered that her card be taken, she said. Access Bank officials said Mathews’ experience isn’t […]

Portales Junior High School News: Jan. 15, 2006

By Billie Dixon Report cards issued Friday teachers gave report cards to all students in their sixth period classes. If students owed a library fine, the teacher either told the student or taped a little note to the report cards.   Basketball Schedule All four of the girls’ teams are in action in Clovis Tuesday […]