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: […]