South team will feature 3 Rams

Kevin Wilson It never really occurred to T.C. Nusser that he’d be following in his brother’s footsteps this summer. Three years after his brother Dusty played in the inaugural North-South 3A All-Star football game, T.C. now has his turn in the annual senior-only game. He’ll represent Ram football one final time and make friends out […]

NMAA hoping to change image

Rick White The state’s governing body for high school athletics has an image problem, according to the organization’s newly elected board president. Clovis Schools Superintendent Neil Nuttall said financial problems, an unpopular realignment plan and an uncompromising attitude by the previous administration has alienated members of the New Mexico Activities Association. Nuttall, elected president of […]

Weather dampens parade

By Tony Parra The Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Parade ended as quickly as it started Saturday as the parade slipped through the rain-soaked downtown area in just under 20 minutes. The parade suffered a low turnout in the downtown area, where a woman and her 4-year-old daughter were the only spectators, not including the […]

Zia adjusts to different roles

Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University freshman guard Heather Brown expected an adjustment to coming off the bench this season. She had been a starter most of her high school career. The adjustment didn’t last long as the 5-foot-7 Brown found herself thrust into starting lineup again six games ago in place of junior point […]

City seeking funds at upcoming session

By David Arkin Lawmakers in Santa Fe will become very aware of the need for better roads in Roosevelt County during their session, which starts Tuesday. City and county officials are asking the Legislature to approve thousands and thousands of dollars worth of improvements to roads and equipment in the area. The session, which is […]

United Way chapters may merge

By Mike Linn Officials with the Curry and Roosevelt County United Ways are entertaining the idea of merging the two charitable organizations in the near future. Citing difficulties meeting set goals the last two years, RCUW President Rick Hauptmann said his organization could be more effective and raise more money if the merger took place. […]

ACL spells danger for local athletes

Kevin Wilson It was a play like any other for Megan Kabrick. The Portales High School sophomore was trying to prevent teammate Roni Gomez from getting screened in a December game against Santa Fe. The 5-foot-10 post jumped in the way, hyperextending her left knee in an ensuing collision. But this play wasn’t like any […]

Obituaries, Jan. 18

Earl McIntire Earl McIntire, 70, died Saturday, Jan. 17, 2004, at Laurel Plains Nursing Home in Clovis. He was born Jan. 14, 1934, in Sulphur Springs, Texas, to Ella and Bill McIntire. Mr. McIntire spent his early childhood in Sulphur Springs before his family moved to Portales in 1946. He attended Portales Public Schools and […]

Searching for the meaning of life

By Bob Huber If you have a left-handed dictionary in your bathroom like I do, you know the many blissful hours that can be spent in scholarly, fun-filled repose. I fostered my own reference book back in the dark ages and added to it over the years, which made my wife Marilyn comment, “If you’re […]

We should take a cue from NASA

By Jim Lee Last week I got into the water issue and how we need new ideas to go along with the ideas already on the table. I suggested brainstorming, coming up with as many concepts as possible without thinking about whether they’re good or bad, smart or dumb. Of course a lot of ridiculous, […]

Public Record, Jan. 18

The following marriage certificates were filed in the Roosevelt County Courthouse: James Lavelle Mercer, 21, of Winnsboro, La., and Victoria Brister, 19, of Clovis. Treva T. Fuller, 48, and Samuel L. Hunter, 61, both of Clovis. Jesse Thomas Young, 21, and Crissy Lynn Morrison, 22, both of Portales. Lorenzo Romero Navarette, 28, and Bertha Yadira […]

Portales Junior High News

Thank You Parents During parent/teacher conferences 324 people signed in representing 85 percent of our students. Principal Steve Harris expressed his appreciation for all who came to visit about their children’s grades. He states that by parents and teachers working with students as a team effort, students receive the most from their education experience at PJHS. […]

FTCS News, Jan. 18

Basketball games this week include: Junior high boys and girls will play Thursday at Lubbock All Saints at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. (MST); Junior varsity girls will play Victory Christian Carlsbad at 5 p.m. at Conqueror Gym; and varsity boys host Lubbock Home Schoolers at 1 p.m. Remember, no school on Monday in observance […]