ENMU’s Poku nominated for ‘Good Works’ team

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University senior wide receiver Jesse Poku has been nominated for the 2010 Allstate American Football Coaches Association Good Works team, based on performance on the field and community contributions off it. Poku, from Murphy, Texas, was among the leaders in receptions and yards receiving in NCAA Division II last […]

First person: Dispatcher works ’round the clock

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Carolyn Aragon of Clovis has a degree in computer science but the thought of working with computers bores her. She’s chosen to work as a dispatcher for the past 15 years. After working as a dispatcher in Clovis for 14 years, she moved to working in Portales last year. Stress diet: I love my job. […]

Artists show off ceramic works

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Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Eastern New Mexico University’s Group Ceramic Exhibit includes 30 exhibits and a chance to meet artists from across the country. It’s Sept. 25-26 at the Runnels Gallery in the Golden Library and is open to the public. Christopher Calderon, Runnels art gallery manager, said the ceramics show is playful in […]

Art, sewing skills featured

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on creating works of art, teaching children to cook and sewing techniques for window coverings will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and at 2 p.m. Saturday. Patsy Shields, director of education with Sulky of America, will show how ordinary crayons can create works of […]

Organization works to save, relocate prairie dogs

By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer Prairie dogs aren’t exactly held in the highest regard by those who make a living off the land. In fact, many local farmers, ranchers and developers view the small mammal mostly as a pest to be rid of. Joann Haddock of Lorenzo, Texas and her partner Susan Hubby of […]

June 30 ENMU Briefs

La Escalera works displayed The Runnels Gallery in Golden Library at Eastern New Mexico University is displaying works from La Escalera, the Portales Art Guild, until August 13. Each member of

Interim city manager named

By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer The Portales City Council appointed Public Works Director Tom Howell as interim city manager in a regular meeting of the council. At City Hall on Tuesday night, after a closed meeting to discuss replacing outgoing manager Debi Lee, the six council members present unanimously approved Howell to take Lee’s […]

Creative Memories works with Make-A-Wish

PNT Staff Creative Memories scrapbooking business is partnering with the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America. The business is now selling exclusive “Wishes and Dreams” products and is to donate up to $2 to the foundation for each item in the line sold. The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditons. Information: www.creativememories.com […]

Business feature: Mechanic stands by his work

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Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Doug Frank has been a mechanic in Portales for a while and is someone who stands by his work. Frank says he works very hard to do a good job because this is how he advertises, by word of mouth. The local high school and college coaches recommend Frank to […]

Dec. 6, 1935

The Portales Daily News reported that a confrontation between the Portales City Council and Works Progress Administration officials had come to a head when a meeting between the groups was held over who would supervise public works. The council demanded that people they designated supervise them. The latest controversy was over the flood control project […]