Mammogram screening recommendation riles cancer survivors

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By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer Danielle Swopes was 41 years old when her first mammogram turned up the result most women fear: Positive for breast cancer. Because the lump that turned out to be a cancerous tumor was discovered early, the Portales city library employee has continued on with her life. When Swopes thinks […]

Library events celebrate Portales’ history

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Hot branding irons and Buffalo Soldiers are making history come alive at Portales Public Library this week. In honor of the Portales Centennial and Heritage Days, the library has scheduled several events. Among other things, Assistant Librarian Danielle Swopes said people are encouraged to bring their family branding irons […]

It’s Their Job: Danielle Swopes

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PNT Correspondent Blake Downs Name: Danielle Swopes Job: Assistant librarian at the Portales Public Library Background: Swopes worked as a library aide at the library for two years while in high school. She earned a bachelor of fine arts in graphic design from Eastern New Mexico University. Time on the job: Seven years What does […]

Women’s history focus of annual brunch

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer New Mexico women’s history will take center stage at the Portales Public Library Friday. Chautauqua performer Van Ann Moore will portray Katherine Kennedy O’Conner and Carrie Wooster Tingley during the annual Women’s History Month Brunch and Exhibit. Decorated to reflect the era, the meeting room of the Portales Public […]

Obituaries for June 9, 2006

Britten Ray Webb Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Emmett, Idaho. Britten Ray Webb, 77, of Emmett, Idaho, and formerly of Portales, died Wednesday, May 31, 2006, at SunBridge Care and Rehabilitation Center in Emmett, Idaho. He was born Dec. 10, 1928, in Portales, where he lived until joining […]

Swopes known for being humble

By Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Dan Swopes was a mild-mannered man that was honest and humble. He kept to himself but set a strong example of what a man of character should look like, according to family and friends. Whether at work or with his family, Swopes worked towards what needed to be done and […]

May 11 Obituaries

Dan Swopes, 59 Services: 2 p.m. Friday at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel in Portales. Dan Swopes, 59, of Portales, died Monday, May 9, 2005, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. He was born Aug. 26, 1945, in Portales, to Essie and Walter R. Swopes He graduated from Portales High School in 1963, and was active in […]

3/13 Obituaries

Raymond Swopes, 74 Services: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel in Portales. Mr. Raymond Durwood Swopes, 74, of Roswell, died Friday, March 11, 2005, at his home in Roswell. He was born on Aug. 24, 1930, in Melrose, to Edna and Walter Swopes. He graduated from Melrose High School in 1939. From 1949 until […]