Johnny Appleseed lives on due to history

By Jim Lee Sometimes Don Criss dresses up like he’s George Washington. This does not necessarily mean Don is nuts, although that could amount to a matter of opinion. As Polonius would say, there is a method to his madness. Criss portrays people from American history for children. What better way to bring history to […]

Personalities Plus: Manuel Varela

Your name: Manuel Varela Your job: Associate Professor of Biology at ENMU Your age (and birth date): 41 years old, December 3, 1962 Your hometown: Santa Fe, NM Occupation: University Professor and Scientist Your family (spouse, children, names and ages): Wife, Ann (40 years old); Son, Timothy (10 years old), and Son, Edward (6 years […]

Walker known as scholar, hero

Forrest A. Walker was a scholar that believed in honesty and giving back to the community. He lived a life filled with many accomplishments. He impacted the lives of many people whether it was in deed, education or example, but is thought of by many as a remarkable hero. Walker was born on Oct. 8, […]

Sept. 26 Obituaries

Thelma S. Bailey, 88 Mrs. Thelma S. Bailey, 88, of Clovis, died Thursday, Sept. 23, 2004, in Logan. She was born on Dec. 13, 1915, in Atoka, Okla., to W.O. and Bessie Shelton. She was a past president of the American Business Women’s Association. She was a member of Central Baptist Church and the Clovis […]

Bond money stocks junior high library

By Laurie Stone A well-stocked library can be a cornerstone for students which opens a door of opportunity for a growing mind as their interests and education develops. Thanks to the general obligation bond issue that was passed in Nov. 2002, Billy Dixon, the Portales Junior High librarian, puchased $20,000 dollars worth of new books. […]

Sept. 26 Dora School News

By Charlie Carmichael Tribute to students Time marches on and fall has finally arrived and it’s great to really feel like fall weather outside. The students are all excited and full of pep and nonsense when they arrive in the cafeteria for lunch each day. However, they are too anxious to hurry and get to […]

Sept. 26 Floyd School News

By Jennifer Essary Upcoming Events • Friday will be an ELS day. • The homecoming bonfire will be Oct. 15th. Homecoming will be Oct. 16 against Clovis Christian. • Junior Carnival will be October 29. Changes regarding ELS Day The school has sent home letters to all parents regarding changes to ELS day. All Elementary […]

Sept. 26 Faith Triumphant School News

Upcoming Events Friday: Parent/Student flag football game at 6 p.m. at Conqueror Field. Hamburger meals will be sold for $5 for adults and $3 for children.  This will include a hamburger, chips, drink, and brownie. Parents, this is a great opportunity to meet the teachers and to get to know the school better. Prizes will be awarded […]

Sept. 26 Elida School News

Students from Eastern New Mexico University are obtaining teacher field experience by observing classes at both the elementary and secondary levels. The students rotate through experiences. It is usually the students’ first experiences in a school setting. The classroom serves as an introduction to the study and practices of teaching.   Funding available Elida Elementary […]

Teen gets closer to God in trailer

By Laurie Stone Some adventures in music take people across the planet. Scott Handy’s took him to his family’s back yard. Handy cut and produced his first album, “Think Twice,” in a trailer behind his parent’s house which is where he lives and produces his music. The 14-foot-by-56-foot mobile home trailer was added to Bob […]

Air show set for Saturday

By David Irvin Cannon Air Force Base’s Air Power Expo will open Saturday with a peaceful glider flight across the sky to the tune of the national anthem. Then it will get noisy. Four F-16s from the 524th fighter wing will scream low over the airfield, simulating an airfield assault. “The airfield attack is just […]

First Lady to make visit to Clovis

Freedom Newspapers First lady Laura Bush is scheduled to be in Clovis on Wednesday to campaign for her husband’s re-election, local Republicans said Thursday evening. Rube Render, a member of the Curry County Republicans central committee, said the first lady is scheduled to appear some time in the afternoon. The tentative location for the campaign […]

Clovis officer, wife killed in accident

By Mike Linn A Clovis police officer and a Methodist pastor — a husband and wife remembered for their love of God and outgoing personalities — died together shortly after 9 p.m. Wednesday night in a motorcycle accident five miles west of Cannon Air Force Base. Boden Garrison, 35, and wife Amanda, 39, were attempting […]

Sept. 24 Obituaries

David Bargas, 46 David Bargas, 46, of Midland, Texas, died Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2004, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on July 18, 1958, in Clovis, to Gene and Gloria Garcia Bargas. He married Connie Garcia on Aug. 13, 1977, in Clovis. He moved to Hobbs in 1979. He worked in construction […]

Chase the blues away

By Joan Clayton Do you ever feel defeated, depressed or just plain hopeless?  I think we all do at times. That’s when to rise up on the offensive. If I had my life to live over again, one thing I surely would do.. find the good in every circumstance. Believe it or not, there are […]

Sometimes it helps to not understand

By Helena Rodriguez Why do people take it personal if you ask them to repeat themselves? “Huh?” These three letters must be the most detestable sounds in the English language because people flip out when I say them. If you’re feeling particularly suicidal on a given day, I dare you to say “Huh?” not just […]

Lady Tigers defeat Melrose

PNT Staff ELIDA — The Elida Lady Tigers opened District 3-1A play Thursday night with a 25-19, 25-15, 25-17 victory over Melrose. Elida coach Darrell Chenault said the Lady Tigers fell behind in the first game, but took control behind strong serving. For the match, theh had just five errors on 61 serves. “We served […]

Hounds look to turn tables against ACU

By Dave Wagner Abilene Christian football coach Gary Gaines figured his team was about due against Tarleton State. After all, the Wildcats had lost six in a row against the Texans going into last Saturday’s matchup in Stephenville, Texas, including all four since Gaines had been at the school. But ACU ended the streak with […]

Moriarty knocks off Lady Rams

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By Dave Wagner It took the Moriarty volleyball team a while to settle in on Thursday. Once they did, though, the Lady Pintos made short work of Portales High, rolling to a 21-25, 25-12, 25-15, 25-14 victory at the PHS gym. Junior Leah Lovato had nine kills, eight digs and four service aces for Moriarty […]

Portales squad hosts stellar Goddard team

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By Dave Wagner After opening the season with three victories, the Portales Rams were brought back to earth last week by Denver City, Texas. They have their work cut out trying to get back on track on Friday when they host Class 4A Roswell Goddard in a 7 p.m. kickoff at Blackwater Draw. Rams coach […]