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The following is a sample of calls made to dispatch from Wednesday through Friday.

Police Blotter — May 23

The following calls were made to Portales police dispatch Wednesday through Friday: Wednesday • At 7:27 a.m., a caller in the 100 block of West Ivy requested an officer in reference to a male subject outside his residence with no clothing on. • At 10:39 a.m., a caller on South Roosevelt Road requested a deputy […]

Police Blotter — May 9

The following are calls made to police dispatch from May 5 through May 7. May 5 • At 7:44 a.m. a caller on U.S. 70 requested an officer for a female who was hit by a car. • At 2:22 p.m. a caller in the 700 block of North Boston requested to speak to a […]

Police Blotter — May 2

The following is a sampling of calls that were made to police dispatch from Wednesday through Friday. Wednesday • At 12:40 a.m. in the 900 block of East Canadian, an officer requested a case number for auto burglary. • At 1:21 a.m. a caller in the 1000 block of West University requested an officer in […]

Banda records ace at Portales CC

PNT staff Meno Banda hit his first hole-in-one Sunday at Portales Country Club. Banda hit the ace on the 181-yard fifth hole, using a Ping driver and a Taylor-made golf ball. Witnesses were Larry Jewell, Jeff Hardt, Rick Short and Mike Stratton.

Their turn: State has made strides in transparency

Paul Gessing is president of New Mexico’s Rio Grande Foundation. Here’s what he says about transparency in government: “Over the past couple years New Mexico state government has made grade strides toward increased transparency. Citizens can now watch or listen to floor sessions and both Houses now have floor votes online. Even better, this session, […]

Williamson Lectureship in 34th year

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer The animated movie “Avatar” and a professional physicist who writes science fiction are set to play a part at the 34th annual Jack Williamson Lectureship at Eastern New Mexico University. The event runs Thursday and Friday, with a Thursday young writers panel at the Portales Public Library and an […]

Troops, families have new advocate

By Tom Philpott: Military update James Webb (D-Va.), a take-charge senator who in just his second year conceived and negotiated passage of the Post-9/11 GI Bill, made clear Wednesday he will continue to influence issues that impact on the lives of service members, retirees, reservists and their families. Webb has more leverage now as new […]

AGW claims can’t be made forcibly

By Tibor Machan: Freedom columnist A powerful and vital aspect of the fully free society would be that only those burdens may be imposed on citizens that they have been convincingly shown, via due process of law, to deserve. This is roughly how the criminal law works. This is why the prosecution carries the onus […]

We are fearfully, wonderfully made

By Joan Clayton: PNT columnist

President’s actions don’t warrant Nobel

Freedom New Mexico To his credit, in his acceptance address, President Obama addressed several of the ironies involved in his being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for Peace with humility, humor and a thoughtful disquisition on the delicate relationship among conflict, war, fanaticism and peace. Although he made the best of the situation, there was […]

Wilson Rule would net improvement

By Kevin Wilson: PNT columnist The mantra is that rules are made to be broken. I disagree. Rules are made to be replaced by better rules. I was reminded of this while at a not-so-close volleyball match at the state tournament last weekend at the Santa Ana Star Center (rejected slogan: “We’re not the casino, […]

Zias volleyball coach resigns

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University volleyball coach Kim Falkenhagen has resigned her duties at the school. ENMU athletic director Jeff Geiser made the announcement on Wednesday. “I appreciate all the work that coach Falkenhagen has done here at Eastern,” Geiser said in a release from the school. “I wish her luck in her […]

Teen video contest worth $1,000

Freedom New Mexico A teen could win $1,000 in the Curry County Wellness Council teen video contest, according to a release from the council. The contest is part of the national Stay Teen campaign. Videos for the contest can be made with a cell phone or home video camera to produce a 30-second public service […]

Lemon laws no shield for unwise purchases

By Master Sgt. Jeannie Carroway: 27th SOW Judge Advocate Office Consumers should be made aware of the New Mexico Motor Vehicle Quality Assurance Act or “Lemon Law” when purchasing new or used vehicles. Some of the consumer benefits from the law require the manufacturer or dealership of new purchases to repair all defects to the […]

Creative living: Pairing food, wine featured

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on working with paneling, pairing food and wine, and recipes made with grapefruit will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. and noon Thursday. If your home was built in the late ‘60s or early ‘70s, chances are you have paneling. Joan Hultman is going to […]

Getting to know: Volunteer likes to pay it forward

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Rose Robbins has been living in Portales for five years, and already has made an impact on the people around her. Robbins volunteers for Portales MainStreet, Portales Kiwanis Club and Portales Women’s Club. She moved to Portales from Fort Worth when she married her husband, Gary. Robbins is able to do more things to help […]

Open mouth ruins marriage bliss

By Karl Terry: FNM columnist I know better than to call them like I see them, especially when it involves a purchase my wife has just made. But I’m stupid and I did it anyway. As I inspected what appeared to be some type of new wardrobe accessory my wife had left on the counter, […]

Arrest made in 2007 kidnapping of Oklahoma girl

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico The wife of a Canyon, Texas, man accused of kidnapping a 10-year-old Oklahoma girl and dropping her off in Clovis played an integral part in her husband’s arrest. Terrance Lynn McGuire, 27, was arrested without incident at 8:30 a.m. Friday at his home in Canyon after his wife assisted […]

Government can muddle simple affairs

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist In matters of ethics, one is best equipped to understand when one is close up. Politics is different, as is law, although one reason for having courts is to hash out cases with all the details on view. Otherwise misjudgment lurks nearby. A recent incident brings to light […]