Clovis league seeking memorial

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer CLOVIS — Brenda Depperman is working a softball memorial to honor her mother, Carol Depperman, who worked to start the Clovis women’s league years ago. Carol and few other women campaigned to get the softball league going back in the early 1970s in Clovis by talking to Guy Leeder […]

Accident victim remembered as hard-working, family man

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Family and friends remember Manuel Alvarez-Alonso as a man who clowned around, worked hard and made time for his family. Alvarez-Alonso, 39, of Portales died Monday in Lubbock after spending two weeks on life support after a 2,000-pound bag of peanuts fell on him while he was working at […]

Industrial accident fatal

Emergency responders are working a fatal industrial accident north of St. Vrain. State police Capt. Jimmy Glascock said officers are en route to the scene. According to emergency radio traffic, a road worker was run over by a chip spreader shortly after 12:30 p.m. A medical investigator and chaplain have also been dispatched to the […]

Press release: Shooting suspect surrenders at border

COLUMBUS, NEW MEXICO – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers working at the Columbus port of entry Monday took custody of a man being sought on homicide charges in New Mexico. CBP officers arrested 36-year-old Fernando Lopez Villegas of Portales at approximately 12:05 p.m. after he entered the U.S. from Mexico to surrender to […]

Fondant featured on show

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on saving time and money when decorating and working with cake fondant will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and 2 p.m. Saturday. Author and decorating expert Jack Warner will talk about the concept of a game plan in decorating and share tips from the […]

Survey could help local medical facilities secure funding

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By Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer After two years of working for federal reimbursement, the Roosevelt General Hospital Rural Health Clinic in Portales and RGH’s clinic in Clovis have been approved for a survey by the New Mexico License and Certification Department. If the clinics are certified as rural-based, both are likely to receive federal […]

Business feature: Pizzeria offers more than pizza to community

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By Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer Pizza Hut offers more than pizza. General Manager Cathy Hess and her employees have been working to give Portales the best service for a dine-in experience. The restaurant is owned by Greg and Wendell Blankenship, who own eight Pizza Hut stores: Two in Clovis and the rest in smaller […]

My mom didn’t need a script

By Karl Terry: PNT columnist Anytime a hard-working mother has a dilemma to deal with all they really need to remember is the acronym WWJD. The acronym I’m thinking of here is what would June (Cleaver) do.

Dora student working toward national roping finals

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Dora native Jesse Clark took first place in the 19 and under age group at the recent annual Joe’s Boot Shop Calf Roping Colt Cluck Memorial and hopes to use the momentum to get to the high school national finals. Clark made the list of eight ropers on April […]

Librarian has life-long passion for books

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Marilyn Belcher, Clovis-Carver Public Library director, has been working in libraries since high school. She grew up helping her mother run the Elida Public Library. Then, in high school and college, she worked at both those libraries. Working in libraries is the only work she’s ever done, and she likes it that way. Interdepartmental work: […]

April 19, 2009 PJHS news

Students study possible careers Eighth graders-spent Friday job shadowing a person working in a career they might want to enter. Students have taken interest inventories, which indicate several careers they might pursue based on their high interest scores. If at all possible, students then contact a professional working in one of those fields and request […]

Business feature: Insurance company relies on referrals

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Mickey and Rhonda Paden have owned and operated Paden Insurance since 1981. Paden said her husband, Mickey, got tired of working in the construction business and decided to go into insurance. “We just jumped out there and did it,” Paden said. What does it take to sell insurance: Every […]

Education feature: PHS students prepare for Calamity

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Students in the Portales High School dramatic arts program are working hard on their latest stage production “Calamity Jane” the annual spring musical. Student performers have been rehearsing since January for the three-day play, which starts March 20. The musical comedy involves 35 students volunteering their time to run […]

Workshop demolished by fire

PNT Staff Report A cutting torch set off a fire Sunday afternoon that destroyed a 15-by-20 foot workshop in Roosevelt County. The fire started about 3:30 p.m. Portales Fire Department Battalion Chief Lance Hill said the men working on the small barn at 1684 South Roosevelt Road 6 were unable to contain the fire. Firefighters […]

It’s their job: Dusti Price

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Name: Dusti Price Job: Certified nursing assistant at Heartland Continuing Care Center Background: Price was raised in Clovis and received her certification at Clovis Community College. Time on job: Six months What does your job entail? We take care of the everyday living needs of the elderly. What is a typical day like for you? […]

Jan. 25, 2009 Dora School News

Science fair Dora students have been working hard on science projects. Their entries will be exhibited during school hours on Tuesday, and until noon on Wednesday at the Dora Community Building. BPA places Members of the Dora Chapter of Business Professionals of America competed at the Regional Conference in Fort Sumner on Jan. 17. Colleen […]

Sunland wins marketing award

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By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Working for peanuts has earned a Portales company top honors. Peanut processor Sunland Inc. is the New Mexico Department of Agriculture’s New Mexico Agriculture Marketer for 2008. The company received the honor earlier this month. “The importance of it is just the recognition by the New Mexico Department of […]

Obama’s planned tax cuts costly to working class

Freedom New Mexico Sen. Barack Obama proposes a welfare plan that will transfer billions of dollars from those who earned it and to others who didn’t. He doesn’t call his plan “welfare” or even “hand-outs,” which would be accurate descriptions. Instead, Obama portrays this massive redistribution of wealth as “tax cuts,” which is more palatable […]

Managing finances a challenge

By Anita Doberman I used to spend money recklessly. Working during what used to be the golden days on Wall Street didn’t help and this went on for a few years. Being an investment banking analyst had lots of perks, but most of the people I knew lived way beyond their means, despite the fact […]

Creative Living June 22

Information on cooking with pecans and working with wood moldings will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and at 2 p.m. Saturday. Ann Cox, food specialist with the Western Pecan Growers Assn. in College Station, Texas, will talk about ways to incorporate pecans that would be delicious to prepare for breakfast. […]