Volunteer profile: Patrice Tompkins

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Name: Patrice Tompkins Residence: Portales Volunteer work: Tompkins is involved in the Portales Woman’s Club, Habitat for Humanity, Meals on Wheels, as a “Pink Lady” and teaches Sunday School at First United Methodist Church. Why she does it: Tompkins says she believes in giving back to show God’s love.

Volunteer profile: Marnee Stratton

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Name: Marnee Stratton Residence: Portales Occupation: Licensed practical nurse Volunteer service: She went to Haiti and helped Haitians who didn’t have food and sheets. She also helped to deliver a baby there. Stratton also went to Mexico and brought food to those in need. Stratton volunteers in church nurseries to help to take care of […]

Volunteers: Vern Witten

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Residence: Portales Occupation: Retired Eastern New Mexico University math professor Volunteer work: He’s served with the Wesley Foundation at ENMU for 40 years, including time on the board of directors. He’s also tutored elementary-aged through college students at no charge; and served with Habitat for Humanity of Roosevelt and Curry counties on the board of […]

State Police look for meth lab

Freedom New Mexico State Police searched unsuccessfully for a methamphetamine lab on North Main Street Tuesday night. Capt. Jimmy Glasscock said officers received information about a meth lab during an investigation. However, when they executed a search warrant at the residence, they found no lab, he said.

Bailey County woman attacked in home

Freedom New Mexico A 30-year-old Bailey County woman is in a Lubbock hospital recovering from multiple stab wounds after a man invaded her home and attacked her while she slept Friday morning. Bailey County Sheriff Richard Wills said Gloria Lisa Estrada was sleeping in her home just north of Enochs on Highway 214, when an […]

Dec. 14, 2008 Letters to the Editor

City officials not being efficient in recreation center changes The economy is at its worst since the Great Depression, so why did my former city of residence hire two people to do a one-person job? I read the article in your paper titled “Recreation center receiving a new direction” and can’t express to you my […]

12-14 briefs

Police find cocaine Portales police found about half an ounce of cocaine, $750 cash and a handgun during a drug raid at a residence on North Abilene Avenue Friday night, said Police Capt. Lonnie Berry. Officers also arrested a Uriel Torres, 31, and Maria Bonilla, 44, who both lived in the residence, on charges of […]

No one hurt in structure fire

Freedom New Mexico The Portales Fire Department responded to a structure fire 10:48 p.m. Thursday at a residence at 1401 North Ave. K, according to officials.Portales Fire Department Lt. Mike Golden said the fire caused extensive damage but there were no injuries.

Charges filed in assault case

The Portales Police Department issued a warrant Thursday for a 27-year-old Portales man accused of assaulting an acquaintance of his ex-girlfriend, according to PPD Capt. Lonnie Berry. Police said Juan Bustamante struck Jame L. Ornelas, 33, of Portales in the head at about 11 p.m. Monday at a residence in the 1600 block of South […]

Police arrest man on warrants, seize 42 marijuana plants

PNT Staff Report Portales Police arrested one man and seized 42 marijuana plants growing at a Portales residence Saturday, according to a news release. Robert Hawkins, 37, of Portales was arrested on outstanding warrants from Curry County for aggravated battery, aggravated burglary, failure to appear and phone harassment after police received information he was staying […]