Engagements — Nov. 28

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Reed-Perez [image #1, align=right, size= medium] Marlena Reed, of Clovis, and Edward Perez, of Osan, Korea, will be married July 15, 2011, at Saint Mary’s Episcopal Church in California. The bride-elect is the daughter of Joyce Reed of Clovis. The prospective groom is the son of Edward Perez Sr. and Noemi Perez of Madera, Calif. […]

Annual fair kicks off Monday

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Jared Tucker Expect to pay more to get into the Roosevelt County Fair this year, but less on amusement ride tickets if you go on the right day, according to fair personnel. Roosevelt County Fair Board Treasurer Darla Reed said the board was forced to increase gate admission by $1 this year, because fair attendance […]

It’s their job: Raenell Walker

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Name: Raenell Walker Job: Customer service representative at Kenny Reed Insurance Background: Walker was raised and graduated in Portales, after which she studied business at Eastern New Mexico University. Time on job: Five years What does your job entail? When customers come in and are looking for a quote, I input and use their information […]

Engagement: Reed/Caton

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Joe and Becky Reed of Melrose announce the approaching marriage of their daughter, Robin Reed of Melrose, to Steve Caton of Ragland, son of Fred and Rita Caton of Ragland. The couple will exchange vows at 5 p.m. June 7, 2008, at First United Methodist Church. A reception will follow at the church. The bride-elect […]

Walter Reed scandal shines light on health care issues

Editorial The bigger scandal is that it took a hard-hitting expose in the hometown newspaper of the federal leviathan to bring what might actually be some effective attention to the deplorable conditions faced by wounded military personnel at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. As the Washington Post revealed in a subsequent story, the attention paid […]

Being famous isn’t always good

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers The question is simple: Would you rather be rich or famous? The answer is also simple: I’d rather be rich, because you can be famous for the wrong reasons. Now I have proof, because I grew up with somebody who’s now famous … and I’m not sure if it’s a […]

Floyd alumni fill Hound roster

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer By Mickey Winfield PNT Staff Writer mickey_winfield@link.freedom.com Bobby Reed is one of three players from Floyd to make the jump from six-man football to college football at Eastern New Mexico University. Reed, a 6-foot, 185-pound junior outside linebacker, teamed with senior running back Fide Davalos to lead the Broncos […]

ENMU, Portales mourn passing of Langston

By Tony Parra Eastern New Mexico University, Portales and the entire country lost a hero and friend when Dewey Langston passed away Tuesday. “He had many friends who are going to miss him,” Carl Richardson of Portales, a friend since 1939, said. “The whole town will miss him dearly.” Langston, 85, served the community of […]

Making a good impression, being a dental lab tech

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Sgt. Richard Reed, 27th Aeromedical Dental Squadron, uses the tools of his trade to make sure porcelain crowns match a patients other teeth. Janet Taylor-Birkey His name is Tech. Sgt. Richard Reed, he works full time at the 27th Aeromedical Dental Squadron, and believes few people on base know he exists. “People who work in […]

Iraq veterans need seamless health care

By Tom Philpott: Military Update With the Iraq war producing a steady stream of severely wounded service members, the departments of Defense and of Veterans Affairs are struggling with calls to create a “seamless transition” for disabled warriors moving from active duty medical care to long-term veterans’ care. For some war wounded and their families, […]

ENMU News

Music professor awarded grant ENMU Communication Services A number of Eastern New Mexico University faculty have received internal grants from ENMU to further research projects. Dr. Tracy Carr, assistant professor of music, explains what she will do with her grant in the area of oboe and bassoon reed-making. “All serious double reed (oboe and bassoon) […]

Housing project hitting snags with funding

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer The possibility of a housing development in Roosevelt County is at least on hold after the project was denied for tax-credit funding. Jonathan Reed of Jonathan Reed & Associates, a corporation based in Albuquerque, had his application denied by the New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority to receive funding to […]

Floyd couple recognized for support

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By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer A couple who returned to Floyd almost 26 years ago to take over a family ranch was named Floyd Citizens of the Year on Saturday during the 55th Annual Floyd Country Music Jamboree. Harold and Jima Widener were recognized for their support for Floyd schools, sponsoring high-school senior trips, […]

Arbitrator decides in favor of dismissed Dora teacher

By Tony Parra Almost eight months after a Dora High School teacher was terminated from her job, an independent arbitrator has ruled she was wrongfully discharged. Stuart Shanor of the Hinkle, Hensley, Shanor and Martin law firm in Roswell ruled Friday that Derinda Carter was wrongfully discharged by the district without just cause, according to […]

Feb. 9 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael There was another good shower in our area Saturday night and on into Sunday. There was a heavy frost on up Portales way with a fluffy sort of snow mixed in early on Sunday morning. Surprised We were pleasantly surprised Sunday to have Ray and Susan Skipworth and daughter, Sarah come to […]

Proposed townhouses to go up in Portales

By Tony Parra A proposed affordable housing unit of 72 townhouses is in the works to go up on property just east of the Roosevelt General Hospital, according to Beverly Bennett, Vista Nueva Realty realtor. Bennett is working with Jonathan Reed of Jonathan Reed and Associates, a housing development firm from Albuquerque, on the proposed […]

Former teacher has hearing in Dora

By Kevin Wilson DORA — A public hearing was held Thursday to determine whether a Dora High School teacher was properly discharged after a former teacher returned from a military committment. The hearing took place at the DHS auditorium. No decision was made Thursday and the board has 20 days to announce a decision in […]

Baseball class will be offered at Eastern

By Rick White Kay Reed loved playing baseball growing up on the West Coast. She remembers sitting on the bench and packing her cheeks full of Big League bubble gum. Her uncle, a former minor league player and coach, would give Reed and his sister tips. She also enjoys watching baseball, especially in person. She’s […]

Portales couple agitated with city over land sale

Tony Parra A Portales couple denied by the Portales City Council permission to build an apartment on the southwest part of town is upset after learning the city sold land in the same area to an Albuquerque developer planning a similar project. In May, plans submitted by Victor and Linda Baca to build a multi-family […]

Housing developer targets Portales

Mike Linn On the day Portales received approval from the state as a community prepared for economic development, city officials confirmed that recognition by selling land to an Albuquerque developer who plans on constructing a housing complex near the southwest corner of town. During a special meeting Tuesday night, the Portales City Council sold over […]