Events Calendar May 7, 2008

TodayMainStreet business workshop — 6 p.m. Memorial BuildingEastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority meeting — 3 p.m. City Hall FridayEastern New Mexico University Board of Regents meeting — 9:30 a.m. Regents Room. SaturdayENMU commencement — 10 a.m. Greyhound Arena The events calendar is a daily listing that contains meeting and event information for the next […]

Local Briefs May 4, 2008

MainStreet to hold workshop The Portales MainStreet organization will hold a workshop facilitated by Lani Lott of New Mexico MainStreet at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Memorial Building, 200 E. Seventh Street in Portales. The results of a business questionaire distributed in January will be discussed and a brainstorming session leading to commerce building and […]

Parents learn to jump start education

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By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Ready To Learn workshops are helping to jump start children’s education in Eastern New Mexico. Improving a child’s learning skills and vocabulary at an early age are two of the reasons that Isabel Zupancic, the Ready To Learn coordinator, conducts the workshops, a service of the Public Broadcasting System. […]

Expert: All stress not necessarily bad

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer Work-place stress is an inevitable fact of life, and so Eastern New Mexico University’s counciling and career services department made it the subject of their first Lunch ‘n Learn workshop of the semester Tuesday morning. “I hope that (participants) walk away with some actual techniques to cope with stress […]

1-13-08 Library News

Portales Public Library this week. Tuesday — Writing Workshop for Teens, sixth through 12th grades. Carol Erwin from Eastern New Mexico University will lead the workshop. Participants should bring a writing sample. Information: Heather Christensen, 356-3940. Wednesday, 10:30 and 11:15 a.m. — Preschool Storytime. This week’s stories are about Woolly Coats and Mittens and about […]

1/9/08 Local Briefs

STAR sponsoring writing contest The teen group at the Portales Public Library, Some Teens Are Reading, is organizing a teen writing contest. Students in sixth through 12th grades are eligible and may submit original work in the following categories: Essay, Poetry, Short Fiction, and One-Act-Plays. Interested writers should contact Heather Christensen at the library for […]

Local Briefs: Heartland hosts blood drive

By PNT staff Heartland Care Center, 1700 South Ave O in Portales, will host a blood drive on from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Jan. 25 in the donor bus that will be parked at the center. People who are interested in becoming blood donors should call Cindy Legleiter, at 359-4719. Equipment available Relay New […]

Workshop outlines retail recruiting

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer City of Portales officials along with other entities concerned with economic development are contemplating whether or not to become more proactive in recruitment of retail business for Portales. At a workshop the city hosted Thursday at the Portales City Hall, Joe Fackel, a representative with the Buxton Company of […]

ENMU hosting state’s future journalists

By Bryant Million: PNT Staff Writer Twenty-two high school students from around the state scrambled around a computer lab Monday afternoon desperate to meet their Tuesday evening deadline for The Future Press, a small newspaper students produce in the New Mexico Press Association’s yearly journalism workshop. In its 26th year, the workshop at Eastern New […]

Commissioners plan workshop

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer The county commissioners elected to have a workshop during the county meeting on Dec. 6 to prioritize capital outlay requests for the 2006 legislative session. Mike Miller, lobbyist for the county, was in attendance to give recommendations and advise the commissioners on what would be the best way of requesting […]