Area schools participate in regional science fair

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Students from Clovis and Portales municipal schools competed in the Regional Science and Engineering Fair at Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday.. Arts Academy at Bella Vista student Emma Beaty, 11, of Portales took an award for her science project studying music effects on children. “I started thinking one […]

Feb. 23 ENMU Briefs

ENMU hosting science fair Eastern New Mexico University is set to host the 52nd Southeastern New Mexico Regional Science and Engineering Fair for sixth- through 12-graders in the Campus Union Building on Saturday. The fair is scheduled to be open to the public beginning at 2 p.m., with the awards assembly to start at 3 […]

PRMC provides region’s sole obstetrics department

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Plains Regional Medical Center has a unique distinction among the hospitals that dot eastern New Mexico and neighboring West Texas towns — they are the sole facility with an active obstetrics department. Dr. Bruce Cross, who has been practicing obstetrics in Clovis for 22 years, said that obstetrics department […]

City council supports formation of new regional water authority

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior staff writer The Portales City Council voted Tuesday to support the formation of a new regional water authority, under certain conditions. The council approved a resolution supporting House Bill 15, in its current state, which would establish an Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority to manage the Ute Water Pipeline […]

PRMC births down in 2009

Freedom New Mexico Gift baskets were ready and there was no shortage of expecting mothers in the community. But as the sun fell on the first day of 2010, there was still no first baby of the year. It was close, said Ellen Augustine, interim women’s and pediatrics’ manager for Plains Regional Medical Center. One […]

Hounds ninth in South Central Regional

Freedom New Mexico ABILENE, Texas — Junior Richard Kogo and freshman Jacob Lozano led the Eastern New Mexico University men’s cross country team to a ninth-place finish in Saturday’s South Central Regional, hosted by Abilene Christian. Kogo, from Kenya, finished 34th in the 8-kilometer race with a time of 32 minutes, 54.01 seconds while Lozano, […]

CCC, ENMU partner to improve nursing programs

By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Clovis Community College and Eastern New Mexico University are joining hands to deliver more and better trained nurses. Officials at both institutions and Plains Regional Medical Center say that’s important because Clovis and Portales — like much of the country — are always in need of nurses. All of […]

Business feature: Cell service providers, phone contracts under review

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By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer Federal regulators are beginning to take a look at business relationships between cellular phone providers and manufacturers. And regional providers like Plateau Wireless in Clovis say they are certainly glad for the inquiry. On Wednesday, the U.S. Senate commerce subcommittee on communications, technology and the Internet will address the […]

Texas UIL meets back on track

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico The University Interscholastic League has pulled a backflip. After being deluged with complaints about its decision Wednesday to cancel regional track meets amid swine flu concerns, the governing body for Texas high school athletics has rescheduled the state track meet to June 5-6 and reinstated the 20 preceding regional […]

Stream commission holding regional meetings

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Portales and Tucumcari are hosting two of 21 statewide meetings scheduled as the Interstate Stream Commission looks for public comments on how the state balances its future water needs with its supply. The state is updating 16 regional and separate water plans, merging them into one for New Mexico. […]

March 3, 2009 Legislative tidbits

Days remaining in session: 18 Golden parachutes: The House Judiciary Committee will consider a measure (HB538) sponsored by Rep. Bill Rehm, R-Albuquerque, that would prohibit state agencies from giving extra money to employees who are terminated for cause or who resign. Under the bill, the state still could buy out an employment contract. During debate […]

Respiratory virus tough on toddlers

By Sharna Johnson Around this time every year the majority of Plains Regional Medical Center’s 12-bed pediatric ward is full with babies and young toddlers and often there’s a single culprit to blame — Respiratory syncytial (sin-SISH-uhl) virus or RSV. “When a child has RSV, they’re pretty sick little kids,” said Janna Flores, director of […]

Feb. 3 Legislative Tidbits

Days remaining in session: 46 Police on trains A measure introduced by Sen. Linda Lopez, D-Albuquerque, would allow regional transit districts to employ law-enforcement officers. The bill (SB245) would also allow the districts to contract with agencies for protection and other security needs. The bill could mean officers would ride the Rail Runner Express commuter […]

Jan. 11, 2009 Births

Strange Madison Renae Strange was born Dec. 27, 2008, to Jerrod and Susan Strange of Portales at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She weighed 8-pounds, 1-ounce. She has a sister, June Strange. Grandparents are Mack and Marjorie Legleiter or Portales; Betty Strange and the late Dean Strange of Clovis. Great-grandparents are Osa Legleiter of […]

Birth: Bailee Lunsford

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Bailee Dawn Morris Lunsford was born Nov. 27, 2008, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis, to Bobby Troy Lunsford and Stacy Morris of Portales.She weighed 6 pounds, 4 ounces.Grandparents are Bob and Stephanie Lunsford of Edgewood and Richard and Vickie Ferguson of Portales.Great-grandparents are Ann Coss of Moriarty, Kenneth and Evelene Moore and Jewel […]

Auxiliaries tackle tasks in colorful way

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico The women are known as Pink Ladies. The men Red Coats. They volunteer to man the gift shops, front desks, rock babies in the nurseries, make runs for doctors and other errands needed by hospital staff. The Roosevelt General Hospital and Plains Regional Medical Center’s auxiliary stand out at […]

July 27, 2008 Births

Arredondo Benjamin Jacob Arredondo was born July 6, 2008, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis to Amanda Arredondo of Portales and Ben Arredondo of Jal. He weighed 6 pounds. Grandparents are Jacob Jr. and Eleanor Marez of Portales and Melody and Sherman Tipton of Jal.

Events Calendar June 1

Monday Board of Regional Substance Abuse Treatment Initiative meeting — noon, Mental Health Resources, 1005 S. Monroe, Tucumcari, Information, 483-5081. Ram Basketball Camp — First day of four-day camp, 9 a.m. third-sixth grade, 1 p.m. seventh-ninth grade. Tuesday Roosevelt County Commissioners meeting — 9 a.m. City of Portales reception honoring Joe Blair — 6 p.m., […]

ENMU tabs Flinn as new rodeo coach

Freedom New Mexico Albert Flinn has been hired to take over as rodeo coach at Eastern New Mexico University. Flinn, who is retiring after a 34-year banking career, will replace David Browder after the ENMU administration chose not to renew his contract. Browder will complete his eighth year at the school at the College National […]

2-10-08 Elida School News

Upcoming activities • The Elida Schools Science Fair will take place Friday. Contestants will be divided into two divisions, grades 6-8 and grades 9-10. Ribbons will be awarded to first, second, and third place projects in each division. Medals will be awarded for top overall placings. Students will be eligible to compete at the Regional […]