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 […]

Late rally can’t save Rams

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By Kevin Wilson Portales beat Roswell at its own game, but only for about four minutes. Otherwise, visiting Roswell was in control most of the night en route a 68-57 win Thursday night at Ram Gym. Roswell (11-3) won its sixth-straight, leading by as much as 19 points early in the fourth. Portales guard Chris […]

Texans beat Hounds with defense

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By Dave Wagner Facing the third-ranked team in NCAA Division II, Eastern New Mexico University’s men put themselves in position to win Thursday night. But Tarleton State turned up the defense late, holding ENMU to just two field goals over the final eight minutes to eke out a 72-69 win in a Lone Star Conference […]

Zias rout Tarleton State

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Eastern New Mexico continued its schizophrenic offensive ways, countering splendid shooting with sloppy ball handling in Thursday’s 84-63 win over Tarleton State in a Lone Star Conference women’s crossover game. Jereena Bosket led a balanced attack with 18 points as the Zias (7-8) shot a school record 68 percent from the field, including 7-of-9 from […]

Water documentary receives strong participation

Mike Linn By Mike Linn PNT Managing Editor Mike_Linn@link.freedom.com Water may be a simple mixture of hydrogen and oxygen, but attaining the vital substance — at least for long-term use in eastern New Mexico — can be costly and complicated. Such themes surfaced time and again during KENW-TV’s broadcast of “Just Add Water: Facing New […]

Clovis church to welcome African Children’s Choir

Darrell Todd Maurina Clovis will soon play host for the second straight year to the African Children’s Choir, a group of 26 children from various African countries accompanied by eight adult hosts who travel the United States and support a ministry that educates African orphans. This year’s presentation will be at 7 p.m. Feb. 16 […]

Make the most of your day

Joan Clayton Each day of life is a gift. Making the most of that gift is up to me. Creating happy memories leaves no regrets. The time to love is all too short at best. The recent holidays with children and grandchildren still linger in my heart of memories. I relive making enchiladas in the […]

Obits Jan. 16

Howard Looney, 79 Howard Looney, 79, of Clovis died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2004, at Southwest Regional Medical in Lubbock. He was born on Dec. 23, 1924, in Bovina to Joe and Reagan Vassley Looney. He was a resident of the Bovina and Clovis areas, and was a farmer and cattle rancher. He served in the […]

Even for dogs, teen years can be stressful

Helena Rodriguez Today is Pepe’s first anniversary. A year ago today, Mom brought home this cute, lovable, sometimes annoying and overconfident black and brown fellow with a distinctive white tip tail. Mom’s little Chihuahua, Pepe, wasn’t the only addition to our family this past year, either. Pepe needed a mate, so in November, when we […]

Updated True Value almost twice as large

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Tony Parra The building used to be Shop n Save, and then it was Furr’s grocery store. Now Max Merrick, owner of True Value Trader Horn, has filled the building off of University Drive and Avenue D with everything from tile to lumber to tool sets fit for weekend mechanics. Merrick relocated True Value on […]

ENMU faces 3rd-ranked Tarleton St.

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Dave Wagner Technically, the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team has one Lone Star Conference crossover game remaining before beginning its South Division schedule next week. But as far as coach Shawn Scanlan is concerned, the Greyhounds essentially start defense of their division crown tonight when they entertain defending North co-champion Tarleton State in […]

Obits 1-15

Ralph Black, 93 Ralph Black, 93, of Portales died Monday, Jan. 13, 2004, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. He was born on June 24, 1910, in Stafford County, Kan., to Cynthia Cora and Harry Gordon Black. From 1934 until 1938 he owned and operated his own printing shop in Portales. He earned a bachelor’s […]

Tuition for Texans could be rising at ENMU

Mike Linn The Legislative Finance Committee is proposing a cap on funding for Texans and other out-of-state students who pay in-state tuition at New Mexico universities. If the proposed legislation passes, Eastern New Mexico University officials may have to tweak the current program allowing Texans who live within 135 miles of Eastern’s campus to pay […]

City celebrates civil right’s leader

Tony Parra Portales will commemorate one of the nation’s most remembered civil rights’ leader with festivities over the weekend. The 19th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration begins at 10 a.m. with a parade beginning on South Avenue O and 2nd Street to Abilene to the Memorial Building. Veda Urioste, the Mistress of Ceremonies for […]