Fair organizers confident carnival is worth the wait

By Tony Parra The Murphy Brothers Exposition will bring their show to Portales for the carnival as part of the festivities for the 2004 Roosevelt County Fair. The Starlight Carnival was the carnival at the 2003 Roosevelt County Fair, but is now out of business. Mike Cone, vice president of the Roosevelt County Fair Board, […]

Aug. 15 Floyd School News

By Jennifer Essary School Supplies Lists for school supplies can be picked up at Wal-Mart or in the office. These are for grades Pre-K through 5th. First Day of School Pre-Registration is Wednesday. All students are required to attend. Busses will not run on this day. Students should bring school supplies and meet their teachers. […]

Aug. 15 Dora School News

By Charlie Carmichael School at Dora opened all “avenues” of entrance wide on Thursday morning for grades 1-12. There were many happy smiles and excited students, most ready to tackle this year positively. Teachers and staff All are on hand and ready to get to work. I understand the new principal, Mr. Barron, is still […]

Former Greyhounds help coach on Ram sidelines

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By Dave_Wagner Heath Ridenour doesn’t feel out of place coaching Portales High football even though he played football for one of the Rams’ biggest rivals. The former Lovington High and Eastern New Mexico University quarterback is finishing his college degree this fall doing his student teaching at PHS — and also helping Rams coach Glenn […]

DeHoyos latches on with new minor league squad

By Dave Wagner Gabe DeHoyos was a mainstay in the starting rotation during his days at Eastern New Mexico University. In his third season of professional baseball, the 6-foot, 220-pound right-hander has made a successful transition to closer. The Kansas City Royals signed the Artesia native to a contract on July 16 and sent him […]

Hinson en route to top QB spot

By Dave Wagner Unless he gets hurt or something goes drastically wrong, senior Steven Hinson will be ENMU’s starting quarterback this fall for the second consecutive year. Elliott said after Saturday’s situational scrimmage at the ENMU practice facility that the real battle is for the No. 2 position. “Steven’s No. 1, (redshirt freshman) Michael Benton’s […]

Hunter has big goals for 2004 season

By Dave Wagner Derrick Hunter is ready to step up his role this fall for the Eastern New Mexico University football team. And he thinks the team is ready to step up as well. “With this being my third year, I want to show the younger guys the ropes,” said Hunter, a 6-foot, 170-pound junior […]

Two-minute drill: Corey White

By Kevin Wilson Sophomore defensive back Corey White came to ENMU from Estacado High School in Lubbock. Q: What is your best football memory, college or high school? White: My favorite memory is just being on the field with a bunch of guys to do one thing — win — and that’s what these guys […]

Trumpets have their own legacy

By Joan Clayton: PNT Relgion Columnist Back to school reminds me of marching bands and football. Of all the musical instruments, the trumpet is my favorite. To me it symbolizes royalty and splendor, announcing something important, capturing my attention. One of my fondest memories is of our youngest son marching with his trumpet at Portales […]

La Casa celebration set for Saturday

By Tony Parra The Second Annual La Casa Family Health Center Celebration will take place on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. La Casa Family Health Center officials said the purpose of the health center celebration is to take time out for its customers. “We’ve been here for over 28 years,” Jeanette Chavez, La […]

Aug. 13 Obituaries

Jack Morgan, 80 Jack M. Morgan, 80, of Farmington, a former New Mexico state senator, died Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2004, in Farmington. He was born on Jan. 15, 1924, in Portales, to George Albert and Mary Rosana Baker Morgan. He was a World War II veteran, serving as an officer on the U.S.S. Mitchell, destroyer […]

Music creates new experiences

By Helena Rodriguez How many of you out there in newspaper land can say you’ve enjoyed both classical and conjunto music — on the same night? The music of famous symphonic composers and contemporary Tejano musicians? The smooth brass and strings of a philharmonic — and the rumbling, accordion-fueled sound of a Tex-Mex band? That’s […]

Goble hoping for bounce-back

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By Dave Wagner In three years as Eastern New Mexico University’s setter, Margie Goble set single-season and career records for assists. After sitting out last year with a torn right ACL sustained on the second day of practice, she’s coming back focused more on team goals for the Zias. ENMU volleyball coach Mike Maguire said […]

Kabrick happy to be back in swing of things

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By Dave Wagner Megan Kabrick has never been so happy to be a part of preseason two-a-day workouts. Regaining health after suffering through a torn left ACL will make you feel that way. The Portales High junior was back in action as the defending Class 3A state champion Lady Rams’ volleyball team began preseason drills […]

Cannon prepares for large deployment

Freedom Newspapers About 350 Cannon Air Force Base personnel on Friday will deploy to Nevada for three weeks of training exercises, the largest deployment so far this year. Col. Jeff Harrell, 27th Fighter Wing vice commander, said pilots and support personnel from the 522nd and 524th Fighter Squadron will be participating in the “Red Flag” […]

Aug. 12 Obituaries

Earl Parkinson, 82 Mr. Earl Parkinson, 82, of Roosevelt County, died Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2004, at Laurel Plains Healthcare Center in Clovis. He was born on March 20, 1922, in Jefferson, Mo., to Rosie and Aaron M. Parkinson. His family moved to the Milnesand area when he was young. The only job he ever had […]

Committee to promote ENMU bond issue

By Tony Parra The General Obligation Bond Proposition B steering committee met on Wednesday to discuss acquiring support for a bond that would provide more than $9.5 million dollars for higher education in Curry and Roosevelt counties. Eastern New Mexico University would receive $8.913 million for buildings and infrastructure on campus. The total bond is […]

Buzard to undergo relatively new procedure

By Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball coach Dan Buzard, hospitalized recently in Albuquerque due to a brain tumor that turned out to be cancerous, is scheduled to undergo gamma knife radiation treatments perhaps as early as next week. Buzard, who has been staying with his in-laws in Albuquerque since being released from […]

Rain creates obstacles for some in Portales

By Tony Parra The rain has hit the eastern side of New Mexico and brought about healthy rain amounts to an area which has suffered the last few years due to lack of rain. The rain has made farmers, yardsmen and university groundskeepers happy, but it has given construction and street workers another obstacle. The […]

Small things sometimes worth the biggest price

By Kevin Wilson It was Sunday night when my cell phone went off, and the caller ID read “Sarah.” And that was when I talked to my friend, the movie star. OK, I’ll admit it — I’m stretching the truth a little bit here. But this is a longtime friend I’m talking about, and I […]