Race irrelevant to conducting surveys

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist Recently a woman identifying herself as calling for the Rasmussen Group asked my views on President Obama’s current and expected performance. I answered pretty much as anyone who knows me would expect. I said, in essence, that his economic policies sucked. I was also asked a bunch of […]

Portales Public library essay contest results

Three Roosevelt County girls recently described their picture of America in a Portales Public Library essay contest. As part of the library’s program “Express Yourself,” the girls read several books presenting different views of the country, said Children’s Librarian Heather Christensen. Then, they considered their own perspective in less than 500 words. The contest was […]

July 5 Public Record

The following dispositions were recently filed in Portales Magistrate Court: May 20 • Jerry Ferguson, 52,

Best comedy usually rooted in truth

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico I complain a lot. But recently, I’ve felt blessed. It’s blissful that the worst thing that’s happened to me on recent shifts is getting home just in time to miss “The Daily Show,” and having to wait for reruns on the latest tit-for-tat. In one corner is “Daily Show” […]

May 17, 1969

Eighteen-year-old Patrick Chavez, who had recently moved to Portales from Melrose, was hit and killed by a spray plane

May 3 Public Record

The following criminal cases were recently filed in magistrate court from April 6 through April 20: April 6 • Michael Pharis, 32, found guilty of driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs (1st); display of registration; lighted lamps required; negligent use of deadly weapon. He was given 90-days suspended sentence, one year supervised […]

April 12 Magistrate Court Dispositions

The following criminal cases were recently closed through magistrate court from March 23 through April 3. March 23 • Patrick Sullivan, 24, was found guilty of possession of marijuana less than one ounce and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was sentenced to 182-days unsupervised probation and ordered to attend the ASPEN program and pay court […]

April 12, 2009 Honors

Roosevelt County Rural Telephone Cooperative recently selected scholarship winners.

Left not true to values it embraces

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist I recently decided to check out “The Daily Show” with Jon Stewart, given that it is a popular left-of-center offering totally devoted to Barack Obama and virulently contemptuous of the American Right. Sure enough one segment featured a stream of clips and stills of various Right wing luminaries, […]

Dora company joins angus association

PNT staff WD Absher Co. LLC of Dora has recently joined the American Angus Association, said Bryce Schumann, chief executive officer of the national breed registry organization in Missouri. The American Angus Association has nearly 33,000 active adult and junior members. Its computerized records include information on nearly 16 million registered Angus.

Cummins donates to local food bank

PNT staff Cummins Natural Gas Engines in Clovis recently donated $37,000 to local organizations, including the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico’s back pack program. The food bank donates food to needy elementary students through the back pack program, according to the New Mexico Association of Food Banks Web site. Daniel Platt, the company’s community […]

ENMU-Portales nursing receives $691,000 grant

PNT Staff Report The New Mexico Higher Education Department recently awarded a $691,000 grant to the nursing program at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales.

Aug. 31, 2008 Court Dispositions

The following dispositions were filed recently in Roosevelt County Magistrate Court. According to reports: • David Capps, 23, was found guilty of the charge of driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor (first offense). He was sentenced to one year of supervised probation, ordered to attend an ASPEN program, have an ignition interlock device installed […]

Aug. 26, 2008 Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received recently at the Portales Police Department’s dispatch unit. August 15• At 12:23 p.m., a caller reported phone harassment at a residence on South Roosevelt Road R.• At 1:30 p.m., a caller reported criminal damage of a building on West Ivy Street.• At 3:49 p.m., a caller reported […]

ENMU Briefs Aug. 12, 2008

Employee/Alumni Briefs Michael F. Shaughnessy was recently interviewed by Roya Klingner of Germany. The interview was posted at http://www.begabungsforum.de/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=204. Michael F. Shaughnessy has been asked to continue to serve as a member of the Academic Advisory Board for ANNUAL EDITIONS: Adolescent Psychology.He will also continue to serve as editor of the New Mexico Journal of […]

ENMU Briefs June 4, 2008

ENMU employee, student, alumniGene Smith, dean of the College of Business, recently presented a paper titled “Business School Accreditation Bodies: Beneficial or Dysfunctional?” at the 2008 International Conference of the Academic Business World. Donald Elder III, professor of history, won two awards from the New Mexico Broadcasters Association this weekend in Albuquerque. Along with partner […]

Gardels completes cancer documentary

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer Kevin Gardels not only served as director and producer of a documentary on cancer, he also shared his own story as cancer survivor on the video. Gardels, graduate student in communication at Eastern New Mexico University, recently completed the video documentary, “Cancer: A Survivor’s Story,” as a special project […]

Magistrate Court Dispositions March 16, 2008

The following dispositions were filed recently in Roosevelt County Magistrate Court. According to reports: • Elias Calderon, 22, pleaded no contest to charges of driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor (first offense). He was sentenced to 90 days in jail, with 89 days suspended. He was also sentenced to 364 days of supervised […]

Magistrate Court Dispositions March 9, 2008

The following dispositions were filed recently in Roosevelt County Magistrate Court. According to the report: • David M. Brown, 20,

1-27-08 Public Record

The following people recently applied for marriage licenses with the Roosevelt County clerk’s office: • Clifton Wayne Eurage, 41, of Portales and Shannon Megan Holden, 33, of Portales. • Michael W. Atterton, 40, of Portales and Robin C Phillips, 35, of Portales. • Benjamin W. Tabor, 23 of Portales and Veronica M. Levacy, 31, of […]