Police blotter — May 26

PNT staff Samplings of calls to the police dispatcher: Saturday • At 12:53 a.m., a caller near North Abilene and Ivy streets reported a possible gunshot. • At 4:44 p.m., an officer requested a case number for fraud. • At 8:34 p.m., a caller in the area of Chicago Avenue and Amazon Street reported a [...]

Police blotter — May 5

The following is a sampling of calls that were made to Roosevelt County dispatch: Saturday • At 2:36 a.m., a caller in the area of 16th and H reported a male subject standing next to a pickup throwing items at the house. • At 3:29 p.m., a caller in the 600 block of West First [...]

Senior happenings — April 25

Friendship Senior Center 901 West 13th St. Monday: 9-11 a.m. Coffee klutch; 1 p.m. Pinochle; 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Mex. bingo. Tuesday: 9-11 a.m. Coffee klutch; 3 p.m. fun night; 4 p.m. b-day. Bring a gift and a dish. Wednesday: 9-11 a.m. Coffee klutch; 1 p.m. Phase 10 tournament; 2:30 p.m. Bridge Club 10. [...]

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: [...]

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 [...]

State of the Union text

Text of President Barack Obama’s first State of the Union speech, as prepared for delivery on Wednesday and provided by the White House.

Text of Gov. Richardson’s state of the state speech

A link to Gov. Bill Richardson’s state of the state address delivered today at the start of the state Legislative session.

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 [...]

Tell her about it, don’t text her

By Kevin Wilson: FNM columnist It was over. But I’m not sure if it ever really began. I got the bad news from my friend Robert. Joaquin sent him a text message Sunday morning, and told him it was time to break up. To say it hit Robert out of nowhere is an understatement. Because [...]