Schools hit by vandalism

A Sunday night vandalism spree left a pair of Portales businesses and three Portales schools with extensive damage. The most notable damage was done to Portales Junior High School, where 24 windows were broken in the courtyard area. Other schools vandalized included Valencia Elementary and Steiner Elementary. Portales Schools Superintendent Jim Holloway said that he […]

James teacher earns Wal-Mart honor

By Tony Parra The School Board Members recognized Joeli Cathey as the Portales Wal-Mart Teacher of the Year during the school board meeting on Monday. Cathey said she has been teaching for three years for James Elementary and in her first year teaching she split time working for James Elementary and the junior high. Cathey […]

Rural post office without profit, but with purpose

By Mike Linn SAINT VRAIN — Across the highway from the train tracks, where the pavement meets a sun-baked dirt road, rests the Saint Vrain Post Office. A beacon for a community not even recognized by the United States census, the post office adds character to a town dotted with just a few homes. During […]

May 11 ENMU student profile

Your name: Marc Schoder Your classification: Freshman Your major: Communications Your age (and birthdate): 25 (January 18, 1979) Your hometown: Albuquerque What’s your idea of a perfect day? When the Boston Red Sox win a game. What did you think about on Sept. 11? Words cannot describe the feelings I have for it. What do […]

PHS players ready to fend for selves

Freedom Newspapers Freedom Newspapers The Portales tennis team probably won’t spend much of Wednesday and Thursday wondering if the girls team can defend its Class 1A-3A championship. That’s because the tennis program should be busy enough in individual competition. In total, nine players will represent Portales in individual competition. “In 30 years of going, we’ve […]

ENMU track teams finish in last place

Freedom Newspapers KINGSVILLE, Texas — Ricardo Hernandez and Zach Gerleve highlighted Eastern New Mexico University performances over the weekend in the two-day Lone Star Conference track meet. ENMU finished last in both divisions of the six-team meet, scoring 28 points on the men’s side and 11 in women’s competition. Angelo State ended Abilene Christian’s 20-year […]

Police investigating death

By Kevin Wilson and Darrell Todd Maurina Portales police on Friday discovered a body buried in the back yard of a north Portales home. The body was discovered about 3 p.m. while police executed a search warrant. Two people found at the 717 N. Ave. J residence were arrested on unrelated misdemeanor warrants and were […]

Ram baseball going to state

Freedom Newspapers BAYARD — Portales senior T.C. Nusser threw a two-hitter, pacing the Ram baseball team to an 11-2 win over Cobre in Saturday’s Class 3A regional game. With the win, the Rams (17-9) earned their first state tournament berth since 1997. They will play Thursday against the winner of Saturday’s contest between Bloomfield and […]

Bradfutes believe in Mother’s Day every day

By Tony Parra The Bradfutes believe Mother’s Day as a day set aside to appreciate your mother. But if this is the case, the Bradfutes believe every day should be Mother’s Day. Zoe Bradfute raised her three sons, Richard Jr., David and Steven in Portales and stressed the importance of getting an education and believing […]

Roberts believes she has another term in her

By David Arkin: PNT Correspondent One of the state’s longest-serving lawmakers believes she still has a little more in the tank. For Earlene Roberts, it’s just not time to call it quits. The Lovington Republican has decided to run again for a seat in the House because she says she’s not completely comfortable with the […]

Gardner giving campaigning another try

By David Arkin: PNT Correspondent In 2002, with two weeks to go before the primary, Keith Gardner’s campaigning for a seat in the House ended. His mother, who was living in Arizona, died. Gardner, who was running against Rep. Earlene Roberts, R-Lovington, left New Mexico — leaving behind his run for a seat in Santa […]

Relay finished in Clovis

Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — The final walkers in Clovis’ annual Relay for Life finished the legs of their relay at 9 a.m. Saturday morning. Co-chairwoman Kay Prater said Sunday the walkers raised a total of $59,499.77, although on-line contributions and all the money from sponsors were not yet in. “The relay went very, very smoothly […]

May 9 Obituaries

Leonard Bryant, 80 Mr. Leonard Bryant, 80, died early Saturday morning, May 8, 2004 at Roosevelt General Hospital. He was born on Sept. 22, 1923, in Claude, Okla., to Addie Frances and Edgar Arnold Bryant. He moved to Portales as a boy and attended school in Portales. On May 11, 1944, he married Annie Ruth […]

It’s important to have pride and plants

By Jim Lee Plants hate me. When I watch those leaves, buds, and stalks (in other people’s yards) bobbing and swaying in the breeze and those emerging blossoms basking in the Portales sunshine, I see much more than meets the eyeball. Yes, I know what they’re doing. I can see through all that supposedly innocent […]

Pimpernels fought the good fight

By Bob Huber When the Freedom of Information Act brought to light World War II super heroes known covertly as the Scarlet Pimpernels, it exposed a dark world of espionage, bravery, and thankless hardship. The group’s name was derived from a movie by the same name staring Leslie Howard and Merle Oberon, which played one […]

May 9 Floyd School News

Upcoming Events • There will be a Band Recital Monday at 6:30 p.m. • The School Board will meet Monday at 7 p.m. • Fourth-Grade Track will be in Elida on Tuesday. • The Athletic Banquet is Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. • Academic Awards will be Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Field Trips Several classes have […]

May 9 Portales Junior High News

Recognition Assemblies Both the academic and athletic awards assembly will be May 26 at 1 p.m. in the old gym.  The promotion from eighth grade to high school will be May 27, at 5:30 p.m. in Greyhound Arena. The early hour will allow families who have seniors participating in the prom to attend both events. […]

May 9 Elida School News

The junior high basketball girls team won first place at an AAU Tournament in Lubbock a couple of weeks ago. Way to go girls. They beat several Lubbock teams and we are really proud of them.   Vocational Awards The vocational awards were held April 23rd. Mrs. McAfee recognized the members of the BPA: Shay […]

May 9 Dora School News

Dora School News Things are coming to a close very fast at Dora School now. This was the last week for Pre-K and Kindergarten students. They had a grand time on Tuesday — their annual end-of-year play day. Then the kindergarten students graduated on Thursday, thus ending a very busy and enjoyable year. Remember There […]

May 9 Public Record

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the Roosevelt County Magistrate Court: • Bobby Reed, 19, found guilty of driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor, open container, stop sign violation and minor in possession and will serve 90 days supervised probation. • Nakiea Rodriquez, 21, found guilty of possession of drug paraphernalia and […]