Floyd posts sweep over San Jon

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PNT Staff SAN JON — Facing a 12-point halftime deficit, senior Manny Carrillo and the Floyd Broncos came storming back when play resumed. Carrillo scored all 24 of his points, including six 3-pointers, as Floyd poured in 56 points in the final two stanzas for a 76-67 win over San Jon Tuesday night. Carrillo’s 3-pointer […]

Rams notch victory over Muleshoe

PNT Staff MULESHOE, Texas — The Portales Rams led virtually all the way, but it was anything but a cakewalk. Senior guard Chris Carter scored 23 points, including the go-ahead basket in the final minutes, and the Rams opened their 2004-05 season Tuesday night with a 49-44 victory over Muleshoe. “It was a good start […]

Grace period for 49ers fans long gone

By Kevin Wilson It’s time I come to grips with it. I’ve denied it for as long as I could, but I guess you have to hit rock bottom to fully realize your shortcomings. My problem isn’t with alcohol, or smoking, or playing too many video games. It’s a question of loyalty, and what it […]

Trees can be festive, but beware of fire

By David Irvin The Christmas tree is a venerated and respected symbol of Christianity and the holiday season. Not to mention a beacon of joy for children come Christmas day. But it can also be a fire hazard, officials say. Local fire departments are spending time and energy to inform those decorating for the holidays […]

Chilean air force personnel visit Cannon

By David Irvin A group of Chilean air force officers are visiting Cannon Air Force Base this week, learning how the United States Air Force maintains, flies, and keeps the F-16 Fighting Falcon operational. They arrived Sunday evening and will leave today, Air Force officials said. “The Chilean air force has purchased 10 F-16s, and […]

Dec. 1 Obituaries

Linda Bailey, 57 Linda Bailey, 57, of Clovis, died Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2004, in Albuquerque. She was born in 1947. She graduated from Sandia High School in 1965. She married George Bogle after graduation. In 1981, she married Jerry Bailey. She was a graduate of Clovis Community College School of nursing in 1995. She worked […]

Dec. 1 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael I have not heard any farmers complain about so much rain, but when I told one of them I was praying for some sunshine so they can all get the crops in, he thanked me and said we have needed rain so long he was so glad he could make a good […]

Dec. 1 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael The farmers were thankful for a few days of sunshine last week so they could do a little more in harvesting. Some of the peanut farmers were able to work a couple days getting some out that had been dug for several weeks. Some farmers have hundreds of acres of hay swathed […]

Dec. 1 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Transitions There are no birthdays or anniversaries this week. If you want your special dates in the news, please let me know. Upcoming events • Floyd Lions Club will meet Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Community Building. • Seniors meet Thursday night for games and friendship. • There will be a […]

La Casa aids county families

By Tony Parra La Casa De Buena Salud in Portales provided Roosevelt County families with over 40 meals for their Thanksgiving this year, according to La Casa De Buena Salud officials. La Casa de Buena Salud Health Center employees raised funds to provide dinner for needy families. Seferino Montano, chief executive officer at La Casa […]

Tatum boys edge Dora

PNT Staff DORA — Senior Grady Herrera scored 21 points and the Tatum boys held off Dora 52-50 Monday night. Senior Jesse Montanez added 12 points for Tatum (2-0). The host Coyotes were led by 19 pointws from junior Tyler Wilhoite, while juniors J.R. Gonzales (14) and Brent Hays (12) also reached double figures. Dora […]

PHS squads begin busy week in Muleshoe

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By Dave Wagner The basketball season begins in earnest this week for Portales High’s squads. PHS is scheduled to travel to Muleshoe tonight for its only varsity doubleheader of the season, with the boys opening their campaign against the Mules. Then the Rams return to Texas later this week for the nine-school Shallowater Shootout, beginning […]

Portales snow less than most across state

By Kevin Wilson On the year’s busiest weekend for travel and shopping, Portales residents were subjected to a little bit of inclement weather. However, Portales’ weather was not as extreme as weather that caused accidents and road closures across northern areas of New Mexico. Jim Kratzer, a meteorologist at Cannon Air Force Base, said that […]

Nov. 30 Obituaries

William Lindsey, 69 William Lindsey Jr., 69, of Colorado Springs, Colo., died Thursday, Nov. 25, 2004, in Colorado. He was born Aug. 31, 1935, in Abernathy, Texas, to William B. and Myrtle Lindsey. He graduated from Tucumcari High School in 1953. After serving in Japan with the United States Army, he learned the art of […]

Retired ENMU teacher set to publish animal book

By Kevin Wilson Does a rattlesnake have to be coiled to strike? Can a turtle leave its shell? Will a toad give you warts? Retired Eastern New Mexico University biology professor Tony Gennaro got these kind of questions in his classes and on the phone, and they became inspiration for a series of cartoons and […]

Altrusa prepares for annual holiday event

By Tony Parra The Seventh Annual Holiday Happening event on Saturday will showcase Christmas ideas and fashions for Roosevelt County residents to enjoy and take away ideas for the holiday season. The Altrusa Club of Portales will host Holiday Happening event for the seventh year from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday in the […]

Prisoner comes up short on escape attempt

By Tova Fruchtman A man arrested in Portales for an outstanding warrant in Curry County tried to escape Saturday night while being transported from the Portales jail to Curry County, officials said. Paul Bennet, 46, broke the back window of Deputy Glen Russ’ patrol car with his head, then squeezed out the window as the […]

Nov. 28 Obituaries

Dixie Aday, 79 Mrs. Dixie Jean Aday, 79, of Portales, died Friday, Nov. 26, 2004, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born on May 17, 1925, in Hollis, Okla., to Bessie and Claude E. Gamble. She moved to Clovis in 1925, when she was a few months old. She graduated from Clovis […]

Thanksgiving has evolved with America

By Jim Lee I hope everybody had an enjoyable Thanksgiving and is back to sensible eating. I would gladly wager all of somebody else’s money that this holiday causes more creative excuses for out-and-out gluttony than any other occasion throughout the year. “Well, I sure didn’t expect to eat that much.” I’d call statements like […]

Not all blue-light specials are good

By Bob Huber Here at Christmas Central where credit cards grow on trees, I’m recalling the time I draped yuletide lights on a pine shrub in our front yard. After the holidays I chopped down that bush in a fit of hay fever, so the next year I had to improvise a new display to […]