Jan. 18, 1948

A 41-year-old mother of Roosevelt County gave birth to her 15th child in a farmhouse near Bethel. The doctor attending the mother reported that her previous children were all in good health.

Donations to Salvation Army programs increase

By Jenna DeWitt: Freedom New Mexico Despite economic hard times, Clovis and Portales still gave generously to the Salvation Army’s three holiday programs, Red Kettles, Angel Tree and The Empty Stocking Fund. Monetary donations were up 16 percent, according to Salvation Army figures. The biggest increase was in kettle collections, which helped offset a 27-percent […]

Just because science can, doesn’t mean science should

By Anita Doberman: PNT Columnist A few days ago the Hindustan Times reported that Rajo Devi, a 70 year old Indian woman gave birth to a baby girl, becoming the world’s oldest woman to birth a child. Ms. Devi and her husband, age 72, used in vitro fertilization. The fact that a woman older than […]

Elida School News Nov. 16

School observes Veterans Day On Veterans Day, the students and faculty of Elida Municipal Schools honored local veterans for serving our country. National Honor Society members gave words of thanks and appreciation for the veterans’ service, elementary students sang patriotic songs, and the cafeteria staff provided a chicken dinner.

Oct. 12, 2008 Club Notes

Daughters of Confederacy The Ellen W. Jones Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy held its October meeting at Roosevelt General Hospital. It was a birthday luncheon. President Janelle Foster called the meeting to order and introduced guests, Debi Lee and Nicole Wilkening. Bess Jones and Jane Hilliard helped with the ritualistic opening. Jane […]

Sept. 14, 1979

A civil rights hearing was held at ENMU, which gave “members of the community a chance to speak on issues of civil rights that affect them,” wrote the Portales News-Tribune.

Flirting not always so innocent

By Anita Doberman: PNT columnist You would think flirting would be something I gave more thought to in my single days, than my married ones. Not so. While I’ve never been one to bat my eyelashes to get my way, I am now more aware of flirting than ever precisely because I’m married. Now, I’m […]

July 20, 2008 Club Notes

Altrusa Altrusa International of Portales met on Monday in the Sandia Room at the Eastern New Mexico University Campus Union Building with 18 members and 4 guests present. Vaunceil Turnbough, president, conducted the opening ceremonies. Linda Davis and Dannah Brown gave the Altrusa Accent. Nancy Legleiter read the minutes of the previous meeting, and they […]

Portales FFA Banquet

The Portales FFA annual banquet was called to order at 6:30 p.m. May 6. District President Melissa Fretus gave a speech. The FFA creed was given by Wil Hodnett. The greenhand parlimentary procedure team opened the banquet. Awards given out at the banquet included: • Beef Production — Cayli Sanders • Sheep Production — Kendall […]

Club Notes May 11, 2008

United Daughtersof the Confederacy The Ellen W. Jones Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy met for a luncheon for its May meeting. The program committee, with Jan Ross and Janelle Foster, served as hostesses. Debi Lee, Nicole Wilkening and Mayor Orlando Ortega were guests. Ortega talked to the group about future projects. Jane […]

Immigration issue becomes personal

By Anita Doberman This week, I attempted to sign up my children for swimming lessons. I would have easily succeeded in doing so, except that out of curiosity, I decided to ask the owner of the gym a question about the forms she gave me to fill out. On paper, there were the usual spaces […]

Life deserves joy, excitement

By Joan Clayton I have never found a person who never had a problem. However, I have found many people who kept their joy even in the midst of adversity. I call them “heroes.” They are upbeat, optimistic, fun to be around and their attitude is contagious. When I think of “joy” an exceptional friend […]

2-20-08 City Council Meetings Watch

With an abbreviated business slate, to make room for ceremonies honoring the Ellen W. Jones chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Portales city councilors took up just two action items in Tuesday’s regular meeting. • Councilors gave unanimous approval to a bid to erect a metal building for an new animal control shelter […]

12-9 Club Notes

RGH Auxiliary The Roosevelt General Hospital Auxiliary met in the Gift shop at Heartland Nursing Home Nov. 28. President Sid Phillips presided. The minutes of the last meeting were accepted as amended by secretary Adele Breech. Treasurer Wanda Martinez gave her report, reporting all bills are paid with a few orders not received. The Auxiliary […]

Nov. 13, 2007 ENMU Faculty Briefs

Chemical society meets The 63rd Southwest Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society was held Nov. 4-7 in Lubbock. The following ENMU faculty and students gave presentations at the meeting: Newton P. Hilliard hosted a workshop on Building a Low-Cost Chemistry Laboratory James P. Finley gave an oral presentation on Alternatives to Kohn-Sham Density Functional […]

11-11 Club Notes

United Daughters of the Confederacy The Ellen W. Jones Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy held a Thanksgiving luncheon meeting Tuesday at Roosevelt General Hospital. Hostesses were Bess Jones and Janelle Foster. They used a Thanksgiving theme for decorations. President Jan Ross called the meeting to order with a welcome and introduced Mona […]

Oct. 14 Club Notes

The Ellen W. Jones chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy held its October meeting in Clovis. The group met at Furrs for lunch, then went to the home of G.C. Ross for the meeting. Robbie Wicker served as co-hostess and gave the invocation. Bess Jones and Jane Hilliard led the ritualistic opening. President […]

Sept. 9 Club Notes

Daughters of the Confederacy The Ellen W. Jones Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy held its September meeting at Roosevelt General Hospital with a luncheon. Jane Hilliard, Della Kobernick and Robbie Wicker served as hostesses. President Jan Ross opened with a welcome, June Ferguson was introduced as a guest and Wicker gave the […]

PAT gets council’s budget OK

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Portales City Council gave the nod for Portales Area Transit to pursue funding from New Mexico Department of Transportation to allow the operation of its transportation programs. Councilors expressed concerns that the $55,164 request on the proposal was out of range with a cap they had previously placed on […]

Bedford takes stand, maintains innocence

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — Stanley Bedford told jurors he’s no murderer Monday. Bedford, 43, testified in his capital murder trial that he hates the thought of dead people so much he can’t even attend family funerals, and he certainly wouldn’t have let Jerry Fuller set a car on fire if he knew […]