Religion feature: Churches offer trick-or-treat alternatives

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico With October comes the guessing game of who’s going to dress up as what for Halloween. Churches in Portales and Clovis take the opportunity to provide families with a fun, safe place for children to wear those costumes. Lola McVey with Central Christian Church in Portales said their fall […]

Appreciation for preachers should be shown

By Joan Clayton: Religion Columnist October has been designated to honor our ministers. Of course, we honor our preachers every day, but we are asked to specifically honor them during the month of October. Have you ever thought how sad it would be without these wonderful people who help us through trials and problems? Ministers […]

Cannon recognizes Energy Awareness Month

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class James Bell Col. Stephen Clark, 27th Special Operations Wing commander, signs the proclamation for energy awareness month to be October in the wing building Sep. 29. During the month of October the base will try to save money by cutting back on energy used. By Senior Airman Elliott Sprehe: 27th […]

Cyber security awareness gets focus in October

By Jim Garamone: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — We’ve all had the experience: our computer, at work or at home, stops working. It could be a hardware glitch, but in this viral world, it just as likely could be a virus, worm or other malicious bit of software. At best, it means de-bugging you […]

April 14, 2009 ENMU briefs

Employee/Student Briefs ENMU student Noel Hunt has been named Mrs. New Mexico and is running for Mrs. United States. Michael R. Elrod, president of ENMU-Ruidoso, has announced that he will retire next January. Michael F. Shaughnessy of ENMU and Dan Greathouse of Portales Municipal Schools have had an interview accepted for publication in the October […]

March 5, 1967

The Portales News-Tribune reported that the current winter was “one of the driest on record in Portales.” The article said the total moisture since the previous October was at a low of 0.31 inches, most of which fell in February.

Nov. 4, 1935

The Portales Daily News reported that 250 children at 18 schools in Roosevelt County were vaccinated during October against smallpox. During the process, it was discovered that many of the children had impetigo, a skin disease, causing actions to be made in controlling it.

Self preservation: Some are residents can their own fruits and vegetables

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Lillie Belle Toombs likes to know what goes into her canned food. Toombs, who lives in the Pep community, cans her vegetables and fruits each year in October. She said she was taught by her mother when she was 17 years old. “It’s become a tradition. I like to […]

County approves RGH sole provider funds

PNT Staff Report The Roosevelt County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday in their regular meeting, to approve the supplemental sole community fund request for Roosevelt General Hospital. Over $96,000 was approved, and with a federal match, the hospital will receive nearly $335,000 in mid-October to help with Medicaid, Medicare and indigent patients. “The federal […]

County roadwork slated through October

Freedom New Mexico Curry County will be chip sealing Curry Road H between Curry Roads 13 and 14 and streets in the J.R. Shumate subdivision through the end of October, according to a press release from the county road department. The work zone lies between Curry roads 13 and 14, H and I, Road Superintendent […]

October 11, 1988

• The Portales Fire Department responded to a house fire on North Avenue K. It was believed the fire was caused by a gas dryer malfunction. The fire gutted the laundry room and caused extensive smoke damage throughout the home. It was estimated that the fire caused $10,000 worth of damage. No one was injured […]

October 10, 1958

• During the Portales School Board meeting, it was announced that John P. Steiner fifth grade teacher John C Phelps had resigned. Phelps had been accepted for a position with the Border Patrol and was to report to Las Cruces for duty the following week. • Crowning of the queen, a bonfire and pep rally signaled […]

October 7, 1989

• During the Daybreak Optimist Club’s 1988-89 awards banquet, three new officers were installed. They were Ed Hitson; president, Jimmy Shearer; vice-president, and Ray Cavett; secretary/treasurer. • Trader Horn’s True Value advertised a Crossley portable electric heater for $19.88. • Missionary Carol High Bett was scheduled to speak on her experiences at the Portales Church […]

Jan. 26, 1960

President Floyd D. Golden of Eastern New Mexico University was speaker Monday noon at the meeting of the Altrusa Club and told of some of his experiences last October when he spent the month in the Soviet Union together with 30 other educators of the United States. He urged the women to value more sacredly […]

Two arrested after Clovis dope sting

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Two Clovis residents have been arrested in connection with attempting to smuggle 30 pounds of marijuana into the city, according to police. Officials have declined to identify the 24- and 34-year-olds arrested, citing an ongoing investigation. Otero County Sheriff’s Department narcotics officers made the first arrest late Thursday at a […]

Area schools, banks observe Columbus Day

PNT Staff Area schools will recognize Columbus Day by canceling classes on Monday, while City Hall, the public library and the Roosevelt County Courthouse will remain open. Along with schools, local banks and the post office will also be closed. Officials at City Hall said there is no Columbus Day memorial or ceremony planned. Columbus […]