School menus — April 25

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Biscuit and ham, cereal or toast, fruit juice and milk. Lunch — Bean tostada, salsa, Spanish rice, lettuce, tomato, and fresh fruit. Tuesday: Breakfast — Pancake sausage on a stick, cereal or toast, fruit juice and milk. Lunch — Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes, gravy, fruit and whole wheat roll. Wednesday: […]

Our people: Covering all the bases

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Bio Name: Greg Hill Birthday: June 21, 1963 Hometown: Portales Profession: Head baseball coach at Clovis High School Family: Wife Debbie of 23 years, children Morgan and Jordan Greg Hill coached in Portales for 17 years before moving to Clovis High School two years ago. Hill played baseball, basketball and football beginning at 6 years […]

Dora school news — April 20

Five qualified for state Track coach Pablo Pena said that so far, five students have qualified for May’s state track meet — Kelli Merrick (high jump), and Anthony Pena, Sergio Arzate, Jacob Arzola, and Michael Puebla (1,600-meter relay). Sports schedule • Today — Junior high track at Fort Sumner • Thursday — Eastern Plains Athletic […]

Portales Junior High news — April 20

Spring band concert The junior high and high school bands will perform their spring concert at 7 p.m. tonight at the Performing Arts Center on the high school campus. Job shadowing Eighth-grade students were able to experience being in the workforce Friday as they job shadowed at various places in our community. The students were […]

Our people: Teaching soulful work

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• Name: Gary Mitchell • Birthday: Feb. 18, 1948 • Hometown: Clovis • Profession: Executive director and dean, Wayland Baptist University-Clovis campus • Family: Wife Judy Mitchell, daughter Mara Andrews, grandchildren Thomas Andrews and Aubrey Andrews, and parents WY and Della Mitchell.

Police blotter — April 14

PNT staff A sampling of calls received by Portales dispatch: Saturday • At 1:45 a.m., a 911 hang-up occurred in the vicinity of Sixth and C streets. Screaming and crying could be heard in the background. The caller stated the address and told the officer to “Come get this female before I knock her down.” […]

Our people: Keeping stories going

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Name: Don Criss Birthday: Jan. 7, 1943 Hometown: Portales Profession: Director of Production Services for KENW-TV Family: Wife of 42 years Paula and two children Lisa and Martin

Police blotter — April 7

PNT staff A sampling of recent calls received by Portales dispatch, according to call logs: Thursday • At noon, two females got into a fight at a school in the 200 block of South Knoxville Avenue. • At 4:16 p.m., a caller reported in the area of Gum and Avenue B said a car had […]

Our people: Taking center stage

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Name: Christy Mendoza Birthday: Nov. 28, 1949 Hometown: Clovis Profession: Film and theater instructor and director, Clovis Community College Cultural Arts Series director Family: My mom Mary Mendoza and my aunt Rachel Cassillas

Our people: Call of the wild

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Bio Name: Tony Gennaro Birthday: March 18, 1934 Hometown: Raton Profession: Desert biologist, writer Tony Gennaro had two ambitions as a young college student. He said he wanted to become a professional baseball player or a commissioned Air Force officer. He said what he fell into ended up to be what he was destined to […]

Our People: Still going strong

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Bio: • Name: Tillie Shaw • Birthday:

Senior happenings

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Sunday: 1-5 p.m. Dance at Los Abuelitos in Portales. Please bring a cover dish. Monday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily activities; 11:30 a.m. potluck luncheon. Tuesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily activities; 1 p.m. bingo and refreshments. Wednesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily activities; 9:30 a.m. free blood pressure and […]

Our people: Literary legacy

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By David Stevens: Freedom New Mexico editor Bio Name: Betty Williamson Birthday: Nov. 12, 1961. Volunteers for: Friends of the Portales Public Library, High Plains Prairie Chicken Festival and Dora schools. Famous relative: She’s the niece of novelist Jack Williamson, who died in 2006 at age 98. The annual Williamson Lectureship has attracted science fiction […]

Zias close out season with easy victory

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Already eliminated from playoff competition this season, Eastern New Mexico University’s women sought to build some confidence for next season. Mission accomplished. The Zias capitalized on a hot-shooting first half, then rode the inside game of Til-Lois Fifer to hold off Texas A&M-Kingsville 75-61 in Saturday’s season finale at […]

Weather delays Cannon

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Due to inclement weather, non-mission essential personnel

West Texas at ENMU preview

Freedom New Mexico Men West Texas A&M (11-9, 2-3 Lone Star Conference South) at ENMU (7-12, 2-3), 8 p.m. today at Greyhound Arena. Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9, KGNC-AM 710. Last outing: The Greyhounds lost at home on Saturday to Angelo State 92-88. The Buffaloes lost at Angelo State 84-78 last Wednesday. Notes: Both teams started South […]

Press Release: ENMU Oboe Recital for Monday Night Canceled

The faculty oboe recital of Eastern New Mexico University’s Tracy Carr set for 7 p.m.,

Halloween activities

Portales Today – Saturday • 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Portales Recreation Center haunted house Today • 6 p.m., Trick or treat at Heartland Continuing Care Center • 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., Boo Bash and Costume Party at ENMU Campus Union Building Saturday • 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Portales Senior Center Trick or […]

Getting to know: Engineer began volunteer work in college

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Name: Antonio Sanchez Job: Engineering manager for Roosevelt County Electric Cooperative Inc. and owner of Eastern New Mexico Engineering. Background: Sanchez grew up in Raton and moved to Portales in September 1999. He is married to Layle and has three children under the age of 9. Where he’s volunteered: Rotary Club and Roosevelt County Chamber […]

Getting to know: Pastor enlists in ministry after service

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Donald Hay is a pastor at Church of God in Portales. Background: Pastor Donald Hay and his family first came to Portales in 1982. He was born in Florida, but his father worked in construction and the family moved around a lot. Hay served a 27-year career in the U.S. Air Force as an avionics […]