Our people: Web guru

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Clovis resident Linda Wilhite is an Internet marketer. What that means is she represents a variety of businesses and products online. Wilhite was chosen as the Clovis High Plains Rotary Rotarian of the Year. Wilhite said she enjoys Rotary because of the relationships she has created. Her Internet skills quickly became useful to the club [...]

Short wins magistrate judge seat

Argen Duncan Republican Linda J. Short won the Roosevelt County magistrate judge position Tuesday with almost 77 percent of votes. Her opponent, Democrat James “Jim” W. Lee, had 1,018 of the 4,385 votes in the race. “I’m very happy,” Short said. Short plans to attend three weeks of new judges training starting Nov. 15 in [...]

Honors — Oct. 3

Area quilters top show Area quilters took honors at the Roswell Quilt Show, which was presented by Pecos Valley Quilters Sept. 24 and 25. Linda Custer of Rogers won Best of Show, Mayor’s Choice and first place for her “Finally!!!” large appliqued and machine-quilted (one-person) quilt. Lou Sikes of Portales won first place for “The [...]

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.

Volunteer profile: Linda Uttaro

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Name: Linda Uttaro Residence: Portales Occupation: Retired school administrator of Clark Co. School District (Las Vegas, Nev.) Volunteer work: Uttaro is engaged in several volunteer efforts. She joined the Roosevelt Hospital Auxiliary as a volunteer in the gift shop and assists in the distribution of commodities once a month at the Memorial Building. Also, Uttaro [...]

Business feature: Hobby leads to business

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Linda Nicholas has been making ceramics and jewelry for more than 20 years, but Fawn’s Ceramics and Jewelry officially became a business in 2007. Nicholas got into making ceramics as a child. “This lady came over one morning to have coffee with my mother,” Nicholas said. “Of course, I was six years old and always [...]

Trash situation irks residents

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Linda Giddings, who lives west of Portales, is frustrated with blowing trash, not to mention illegal dumping, in that area. She is circulating a petition asking for a county ordinance to prohibit people from allowing trash, tumbleweeds and other debris to collect on their property where the waste can [...]

March 1, 2009 Club notes

Roosevelt General Hospital Auxiliary The first meeting of 2009 for the Roosevelt General Hospital Auxiliary met in the home of President Sid Phillips Jan. 21 at 9:30 a.m., for a social meeting prior to the general meeting at 10 a.m. Vice President Linda Uttaro assisted Phillips with the fresh fruits and rolls served tot he [...]

Candidate Lujan talks war, economics

By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico Linda Uttaro said Saturday the country’s economic crisis has affected her daughter’s education. Uttaro, a 65-year-old retired school administrator, expressed her frustration to 3rd U.S. Congressional representative candidate Ben Ray Lujan during a town hall meeting at the Memorial Building in Portales. She said her daughter, already $90,000 in [...]

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 [...]