Portales company recognized

PNT staff report Levacy Sprinkler of Portales was recognized as a Valley Performance Plus Dealer at the company’s 2012 national meeting, according to a press release from Valmont Irrigation. Levacy Sprinkler earned this honor for excelling in the areas of sales, service and aftermarket parts, the release said. Each valley dealership is scored based on […]

Coworkers trying to bowl cancer over

By Alisa Boswell: PNT Staff Writer Two Portales residents and coworkers are knocking down bowling pins for dollars — with the money going to the fight against cancer. Roger Jones, who works at C&S Inc., and is on its Relay for Life team each year, bowls with the Continental Bowling League Thursday nights in Clovis. […]

Club notes —

Altrusa International of Portales The Altrusa International, Inc. Club of Portales met March 12 in the Central Annex. President Gaynelle Thomas called the meeting to order. There were 17 members and three guests present. Nellie Dyer led the opening ceremonies. The minutes and treasurer’s reports were approved. Lori Bohm gave the Altrusa Accent and Beverly […]

Honors —

Pavalok John A. Pavalok of Portales recently graduated from the Naval Officer Training School in Newport, R.I., and has been commissioned as O-1 Ensign and will be assigned to Pensacola, Fla., for pilot training to become a naval aviator. He is the son of George and Mary Pavalok of Portales.

Engagements — March 18

Jordan-Eaton Mr. and Mrs. Max Jordan of Chelmsford, Mass., announce the engagement of their daughter, Meredith Jordan to Michael Eaton, son of Charlotte and Ronnie Eaton of Clovis. The bride-elect is a 2005 graduate of Chelmsford High School and a 2009 graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is employed as the mill manager at […]

Police blotter: March 16

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Christina Calloway Here are Portales police call logs from Thursday: • 12:51a.m: Caller requested officer check on her daughter, U.S. 70. • 1:37 a.m: Caller heard one shot fired, Globe and Second. • 8:27 a.m: Caller heard shots in the area, Country Club Estates. • 8:35 a.m: Caller reported a skunk in a trap, First […]

Portales man has taught flintknapping to more than 300 people

Christina Calloway Tommy Heflin opens up his home to the Portales community every Wednesday night to share and teach his passion. The retired Portales native has been flintknapping for about 37 years, a hobby he loves to share with others. Flintknapping is the art of manufacturing stone points or arrowheads as ancient people did. “I […]

Police blotter — March 15

Here are Portales police call logs from Tuesday: • 10:06 a.m., Caller requested an ambulance for a subject who had fallen, New Mexico 267. • 10:14 a.m., Caller requested an ambulance for a subject with back pain, 2100 block of La Vega De Ranch. • 10:18 a.m., Caller reported a counterfeit bill, 100 block of […]

My turn: Portales couple deserves recognition

Let me tell you about two of your neighbors. For more years than they can count, this husband and wife, who attend University Baptist Church in Portales, and who insisted I not use their names, have had a Sunday tradition. They gather a group of children from potentially at-risk families, feed them breakfast, accompany them […]

Portales windmill collection move in progress

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Alisa Boswell A nationally known windmill collection is in the process of being moved to the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds at a cost between $15,000 and $25,000. Bill Dalley, Portales resident and a New Mexico windmill collector for more than 30 years, donated his collection of 80 windmills to the county in the summer of 2011, […]

Police blotter — March 14

Here are Portales police call logs from Monday until 10 a.m. Tuesday: • 1:35 a.m.: Caller requested an ambulance, 700 block of West Third Street. • 3:35 a.m.: Person reported a lost wallet, 100 block of North Chicago. • 8:46 a.m.: Security company reported an emergency, 1600 block of South Main. • 8:59 a.m.: Caller […]

Police blotter — March 13

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PNT staff report Here are Portales police call logs from Sunday: • 1:01 a.m., Caller complained about a vehicle revving its engine, 100 block of East Ivy. • 1:40 a.m., Caller complained about a loud party going on, 1700 block of South Avenue B. • 3:35 a.m., Caller complained of a noise in the alleyway, […]

Xcel upgrades complete

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Alisa Boswell System overloads during winter cold snaps have prompted $1.6 million in upgrades across Portales, according to Xcel Media Relations Director Wes Reeves. Reeves said the improvements by Xcel were completed the end of February after being put into effect in early 2011, just after numerous winter power outages in January and February. Reeves […]

Engagement —

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Payen-Pena Mary Lou Payen, of Portales announces the engagement and approaching marriage of her daughter, Victoria Guadalupe Payen of Portales, to Mark Edward Pena of Portales, son of Michael and Carmen Pena of Portales. The bride elect is the daughter of the late Albert Payen. The couple will exchange vows, 4 p.m. March 17, 2012, […]

Monday morning briefing: Catching a break and taking office

Good morning and welcome to the Monday briefing. Catch a break Students at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales are observing spring break this week, starting today. Staff, unfortunately, must still report and the campus will be open for regular hours. Taking the oath Newly elected city officials are taking their oath of office today […]

Residents urged to recycle

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Christina Calloway The Portales MainStreet program is urging local businesses to recycle and become more energy efficient even if it just means making small changes. Portales MainStreet Manager Sandy Van Der Veen recently attended a seminar that focused on “going green” and saving money and resources. “We want to inform people how to go green,” […]

Burglaries up last year

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Christina Calloway Burglary reports last year in Portales were more than double compared to 2009, according to the Portales Police Department’s 2011 annual report. There were 293 burglaries reported in 2011 compared to 125 in 2009, according to the report. Portales Police Chief Jeff Gill said the jump in burglaries — which is described as […]

Ticket feature: Dual band concerts set in Clovis, Portales

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CMI staff Members of Portales’ Triple L Band and the Alaska String Band consider their musical stylings to be fit for the family. It shouldn’t be a surprise, as both bands basically are families. The two bands will join forces for a pair of concerts Friday at the Yam Theater in Portales and Saturday at […]

Police blotter — March 8

The following calls were made to Portales police dispatcher on Tuesday: • 12:04 a.m., caller reported an accident between two semis, one a milk truck and one a freight liner on U.S. 70. No injuries were known of. • 5:06 a.m., caller reported an entrance alarm going off at the 700 E. Lime St. • […]

Drunken driving simulator makes students think twice

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Christina Calloway Portales High School students got to spend a class period drinking and driving in a virtual simulator Tuesday. The effects were synthetic, but the consequences were real to the students who went through UNITE’s Arrive Alive high-tech distracted driving and drunken driving education program. “It affects everyone around you,” said Jacob Nunse, 16, […]