Pajama fashion statement not for me

Grant McGee The Lady of the House and I were getting out of the car at the supermarket the other day when a young woman caught my eye. Her attire grabbed my attention: Pink pajama bottoms with white bunnies on them, pink fuzzy slippers and a t-shirt that read “GREAT PLACES TO SAY %$&*.” When […]

Shoutouts — Sept. 19

Portales Woman’s Club Portales Woman’s Club met on Aug. 8, 2010, with President Della Kobernick, presiding. The Collect was led by Sheryl Borden, the pledges by Heidi Foshee, and Doncella Caywood gave the invocation. There were 31 members and one guest, Genetta Ross, present. The minutes from the May meeting were approved. The treasurer gave […]

Portales woman charged with child abuse in connection with crash

PNT staff report A Portales woman faces three felony child abuse charges and a misdemeanor drunken driving charge in connection with a crash Sunday in Portales. According to court records, 26-year-old Natalie Soto crashed her Chevrolet Cavalier into a cinderblock fence early Sunday morning in the 1200 block of North Avenue M. Court records indicated […]

Embezzlement sentence upheld

Freedom New Mexico District Judge Teddy Hartley upheld his 10-year prison sentence Wednesday of a woman who stole money from a tornado relief fund. Originally sentenced May 31 in Hartley’s court, Lori Howard had filed a motion asking him to reconsider. District Attorney Matt Chandler said Howard’s attorney asked Hartley to consider probation in lieu […]

Clovis woman sentenced in stabbing

Freedom New Mexico A 43-year-old Clovis woman was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years in prison for second degree murder. Robbin Banister pleaded guilty to the crime earlier this year, but sentencing was postponed for evaluations, according to a press release from District Attorney Matthew Chandler. The sentence is the maximum for second degree murder. Chandler […]

Woman remembered for warmth, devotion to county

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Argen Duncan When Lois Marie Coats was 7 or 8 years old, she recalls, her dusting didn’t satisfy her mother, Roosevelt County native Anita Dunn. Dunn reminded her daughter of one of her life philosophies: If you’re going to do something, do it right or don’t do it at all. Well, then she wouldn’t do […]

Clovis woman wins $50,000 lottery

Freedom New Mexico A Clovis woman won $50,000 on an Aerosmith scratcher game Wed- nesday, according to a news release from the New Mexico Lottery. Gloria Bock was waiting to meet her husband for lunch at Kripple Creek restaurant on Prince Street when she decided to buy a $5 scratcher to pass the time, said […]

Portales Past: July 12, 1955

July 12, 1955: A California woman visiting relatives near Arch was killed when she lost control of her vehicle 12 miles southwest of Portales. The Portales Valley News reported the traffic death was the sixth in Roosevelt County this year — “more than any recent year, and probably an all-time tragic record.”

My turn: Fire dance leaves writer snake bitten

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Jared Tucker I seriously thought performing arts was the most boring thing in the world, until I saw the YouTube video of a young Portales woman playing with fire and hoola hoops. Come to find out, it wasn’t the first time she’s done it. Angela King, better known as Snake, has been dancing with fire […]

Military feature: Portales woman served on Navy destroyer

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer A Portales woman who works at the local Veterans of Foreign Wars post served aboard a ship bombing Baghdad and traveled around the world during her time in the U.S. Navy. Christine Scharle, a Socorro native, was in the Navy from 2000-2004, and said it was a good experience. […]

My turn: Patience needed for whip recipe

Argen Duncan A 1910 Roosevelt County Herald mentions the Portales Woman’s Club eating “grape whip and cake.” Editor David Stevens found the article and suggested a column. I’d never heard of grape whip. I found two recipes online and chose one from a 1964 Ottawa Citizen newspaper. To start, I heated grape juice too much […]

Police: Witnesses aid woman after robbery

Freedom New Mexico Clovis police say witnesses came to the aid of a Clovis woman robbed Friday morning, chasing and holding the suspect until officers arrived. Rondy Q. McDonald, 24, was arrested for robbery and taken to Curry County jail. Around 10 a.m. a woman was entering Allsups at Grand Avenue and Prince Street when […]

Woman’s ENMU tenure spans more than 40 years

By Jared Tucker: PNT Staff Writer When the registrar wanted a word with her, Sherrye Burleson was concerned her graduation application was in trouble. It wasn’t. Turns out, she’d already lined up a job. Burleson is currently the assistant to the media librarian in the Golden Library, and has been since 1997. But her education […]

Portales past: June 29, 1910

June 29, 1910: The Portales Woman’s Club met at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C.O. Leach for a program on Bible heroines. When the program ended, the Roosevelt County Herald reported, “the pretty dining room was opened to the guests and elaborate refreshments were served.”

Their view: Angel theft saddens Portales woman

Bess Jones of Portales said she’s not angry, just hurt by the recent theft of a small guardian angel statue from her husband’s gravesite. “It had a beautiful expression, just looking down on him, taking care of him,” she said. “It gave me a lot of comfort.” She did not call police, but wanted to […]

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.

Woman dies in rollover

Freedom New Mexico A Portales woman died after her vehicle rolled over Tuesday on N.M. 267. She was identified as Leona Johnson, 34. State Police Capt. Jimmy Glasscock said she was westbound about 8:15 p.m. when the 1989 Toyota she was driving veered off the north side of the road and up an embankment. Glasscock […]

Thursday morning briefing: Woman’s day out and eggs at the zoo

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Thursday briefing. Video of the day In the mood for a good book? Check our video…Librarian recommends. Question of the day Betty White is one of the most obscure Saturday Night Live hosts yet. With her hosting a gig set for May, who would you like to […]

Woman sustains minor injuries after collision

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Freedom New Mexico A 30-year-old woman suffered minor injuries Friday when the sport-utility vehicle she was driving smashed into the rear of a semitrailer on U.S. 70 near the Curry-Roosevelt county line, according to Roosevelt County Sheriff Darren Hooker. The sheriff said the woman, Marie McClure, told officers she was talking on a cellular phone […]

Clovis woman charged with trying to smuggle drugs into jail

Freedom New Mexico A 23-year-old Clovis woman accused of trying to smuggle drugs into the Curry County jail faces multiple felony charges. Jessica Barton is charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, conspiracy to bring contraband into jail, possession of methamphetamine and paraphernalia. Undersheriff Wesley Waller said investigators learned Barton was involved in […]