Sept. 5 Portales Junior High News

No school Monday Students and staff join their families Monday as the school releases to celebrate Labor Day. Principal Steve Harris wishes each family a safe and relaxing time together as they prepare for a great school year.   Patriotic assembly Assistant Principal Glenda Meeks extends a cordial invitation to all law enforcement officers, firemen, […]

Sept. 5 Floyd School News

Upcoming events • There will be no school on Monday for Labor Day. • The next School Board meeting will be Sept. 13th. • Please note the following change in the schedule: Parent/Teacher conferences have been changed from Sept. 17 to Sept. 16th. Students will not come to school on Sept. 16. Athletics Football: Saturday, […]

Sept. 5 Faith Triumphant News

Documentary help sought The film classes will begin filming their documentaries on the pioneers of Roosevelt County and its history. If you know a senior citizen from the community who either lived here all their life or spent a majority of it in Roosevelt County, please contact our school office. We would be interested in […]

Sept. 5 Dora School News

New custodian Mr. Rodney Hernandez of Portales has joined our crew of custodians at Dora. We welcome him to our school. We also want to let Wayne Smith know he is missed. Home economics The home economics class would like any scraps of clothing that can be donated to help make quilts as part of […]

Sept. 5 Elida School News

The Elida School District earned an “adequate yearly progress” rating, according to the New Mexico Public Education Department. It indicates that Elida Elementary and Elida High School met the annual academic performance targets in reading and math. Breakfast program starts Elida Municipal Schools is kicking off a meal program this year called “Breakfast in the […]

Time isn’t always worth saving

By Jim Lee As anyone who knows me realizes, I am not the handiest fellow in the world. In the jungle of home repair and maintenance, my competence can be compared to that of a fairly intelligent orangutan with a broken wrist. In mathematics I’m still trying to master the concept of checkbooks and ATM […]

Deep in the heart of Texas, there’s religion

By Bob Huber If you want to get deep into religion, find a Texan. They even think Moses was a Texan. As proof they point to a wall in the Cross Trails Church in Fairlie, Texas, which contains the King Ranch version of the 10 Commandments. It reads: • There’s just one God. • Honor […]

Sept. 5 Obituaries

Frances Ussery, 69 Frances Joann Ussery, 69, of Roswell, died Friday, Sept. 3, 2004, at her home. She was born on Oct. 7, 1934, in Rogers, to Sybil and Pike Van Winkle. She married John Ussery on Feb. 21, 1954. She attended school in Rogers and Portales. In 1967 they moved to Roswell, where she […]

Sept. 5 Public Record

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the Roosevelt County District Court: — Michael Quintero, 38, found guilty of distribution to controlled substance, methamphetamine and will be on supervised probation for three years. The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the magistrate court: — Janet Urioste, 19, found guilty of probation violation and […]

Rogers valued work ethic all of her life

By Laurie Stone Vera Rogers was a quiet woman but not one that let hard work intimidate her. Born on July 20, 1915, in Goldthwaite, Texas, she was the second child born out of nine. She and her family moved to Elida while she was still young. She graduated from Elida High School in 1934 […]

Southeastern posts 45-21 win over Hounds

PNT Staff DURANT, Okla. — Senior quarterback Drew Beard ran for 231 yards and two touchdowns and threw for 295 yards and three scores Saturday night, setting a school and Lone Star Conference single-game total offense record in the process, to lift Southeastern Oklahoma past Eastern New Mexico University 45-21 in an LSC crossover football […]

Big first half carries Broncos past defending state champs

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By Dave Wagner FLOYD — Floyd’s Bryan Johnson didn’t have a particularly good second half throwing the ball Saturday, going just 2-for-11. It didn’t really matter, though — the senior quarterback went 7-for-7 in the first half, including three for scores, and the Broncos cruised past defending six-man state champion Tatum 59-20. Junior running back […]

ENMU soccer teams sweep Colorado Christian

PNT Sports LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Sophomore forward Johnathan Holman collected two goals and an assist Friday as Eastern New Mexico stayed unbeaten in its first season of competition with a 4-1 victory over Colorado Christian. Keith Vargas scored unassisted in the fourth minute to put the Greyhounds (2-0-1) in front, and Holman then assisted on […]

Lady Tigers split weekend matches

PNT Staff GRADY — The Grady Lady Bronchos rallied from two games down to edge Elida 18-25, 20-25, 25-11, 27-25, 17-15 Saturday afternoon. It was the third match in three days for the Lady Tigers (2-1), who beat San Jon in four games on the road on Thursday and then knocked off House 25-19, 25-16, […]

Faith Triumphant absorbs loss to El Paso opponent

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PNT Staff El Paso Faith Christian scored the game’s final 52 points Friday and the Lions roared to an 82-52 win over Faith Triumphant in the Conquerors’ home football opener. Junior running back Steven Lopez accounted for nine touchdowns for Faith Christian, including four in a third-quarter rally which turned a 52-44 halftime deficit into […]

Rams top Tularosa, go to 2-0

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By Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — Early on, the Tularosa Wildcats had Portales High on its heels. But they weren’t able to deliver a knockout punch, and Rams senior quarterback Tyler Rutherford took over in the second half to lead Portales to a 33-12 win on Friday night at Greyhound Stadium. Rutherford ran for 186 […]

Firefighters try to fill the boot

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By Tony Parra The Portales Firefighter department members are out in full force again this year with “Fill the Boot”, and people can see signs of of the fund-raising effort for muscular dystrophy and Jerry’s Kids across the city. “This is our only major fund-raiser of the year,” Portales Fire Marshall Mike Running said. “This […]

Sept. 3 Obituaries

Bill Ward, 52 Mr. Bill Ward, 52, of Portales, died Thursday, Sept. 2, 2004, at his home. He was born on June 9, 1952, in Ruidoso, to Jessie and John H. Ward. He grew up in Ruidoso. He was living in Central Valley, Calif. when he graduated from high school. He returned to Ruidoso for […]

Office set to help new businesses

By Laurie Stone The Small Business Development Center of Clovis Community College is opening a satellite office beginning Sept. 10 in Portales. The Roosevelt County Enterprise Center, the official name for the office, will be located at the Business Welcome Center at 100 S. Ave. A and will be scheduling one-on-one appointments Friday from 9 […]

Movie crew makes rounds in Portales

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By Kevin Wilson A group is working on bringing “Believe in Me” to theaters across the country next year. Kim Huffman hopes the group believes in Portales and its surrounding communities later this month. Members of Believe Productions spent some time in the Portales area Thursday afternoon, as Huffman showed them around. “They’re looking at […]