Nov. 28 Dora School News

By Charlie Carmichael Dora students were dismissed at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday for the Thanksgiving holiday. School on Tuesday After a week off, all classes will resume Tuesday morning. There are only 13 more days of school until Christmas break on Dec. 7. Lunch tickets These are due on Wednesday. Book fair The book fair is […]

Nov. 28 Portales Junior High News

By Billie Dixon Basketball schedules Monday will find both the seventh-grade girls’ teams and the eighth-grade “A” team heading to Clovis to play the Yucca teams. Tuesday the eighth-grade girls’ “B” team travels to Lea County to play Hobbs. The boys eighth-grade “A” team and both seventh-grade boys teams host Yucca Monday. On Tuesday the […]

Nov. 28 Floyd School News

By Jennifer Essary Upcoming Events • The Christmas Program will be Dec. 6 at 6:30 p.m. • The school board will meet Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. Basketball • Tuesday: JV and varsity girls and boys at San Jon, 4 p.m. • Thursday through Saturday: Varsity girls and boys, Orange & Black Tournament at Clayton […]

Griggs had generous nature

By Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Eddie Griggs was a man whose generosity reflected his love and friendship. The second born of 12 children, Griggs mentored and inspired family members with his wisdom and positive attitude towards life. Shirley Moore, Griggs’ sister, said her brother often supplied family members, especially the children, with shoes when a […]

Personalities Plus: William Mauping

Your name: William Maupin Your job: work at Abengoa, the Ethanol Plant Your age (and Birth Date): August 23, 1973 – I’m 31 years -old Your hometown: I was raised in House Occupation: Load Master Your family: Wife – Darla Maupin, Daughters; Jessica (15) and Montana (14) and son; Colby (13). Your Hobbies and groups […]

Hounds fall to Ichabods in title clash

PNT Staff TOPEKA, Kan. — Senior guard Karlton Mims scored 23 points and added 10 assists Saturday night as host Washburn, ranked No. 5 in NCAA Division II, defeated Eastern New Mexico University 102-82 to win the championship of its own holiday classic men’s basketball tournament. Mims went 6-for-7 from the field, including two 3-pointers, […]

Smallish Rams will rely on quickness in 2004-05

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By Dave Wagner The Portales High boys basketball team has one — count ’em, one — player taller than six feet. That doesn’t stop seventh-year coach Mark Gallegos from thinking his team can get back to the Class 3A state tournament, something which hasn’t happened for the Rams since they won it all in 2001. […]

Volunteers bring free meal to Portales

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By Tony Parra Portales residents were out on Thanksgiving Day trying to share the essence of Thanksgiving with the rest of their community at the Memorial Building for the Second Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner. Elvia Garcia of St. Helen’s Church said between 150 to 200 were served when volunteers delivered meals in Roosevelt County from […]

Residents thankful for various things

PNT Staff Thursday’s free Thanksgiving meal at the Memorial Building brought young and old, workers and students, and many other different people. A few people at the meal were asked what they were thankful for on the holiday, and their responses were varied as well. Anton Iliuk, a senior at Eastern New Mexico University, didn’t […]

ENMU graduate spreads God’s message at age of 90

By Tova Fruchtman Long-time area residents might remember a preacher who went door to door recruiting people for his church. Hoyt Welch is 90 now, and still in God’s service. While health problems prevent him from preaching these days, Welch was honored by the Baptist Convention of New Mexico in October. An $11,000 yearly scholarship […]

Let’s put an end to curses, internet chain letters

By Helena Rodriguez If you don’t download this column from our newspaper Web site immediately and forward it to 12 people, you will be struck by lightning. Then as you get up and try to walk away, a bulldozer will run over you. Wait, that’s not all. Before you take your last breath, your lover […]

Greenwalt overcomes obstacles

By Rick White CLOVIS — Nothing could dent former Clovis High standout Cisti Greenwalt’s determination to play basketball this season. Not a broken ankle that ended her junior season. Not a month of strength-sapping chemotherapy to treat skin cancer. Not even a high-speed rollover that landed her in the intensive-care unit for a couple of […]

Guard makes most of moment

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By Dave Wagner Because of an ankle injury to teammate Reggie Wallace, Eastern New Mexico University’s Jolen Montoya has played extended minutes at point guard at the start of the season. The graduate of Espanola Valley High School in northern New Mexico has taken advantage of the opportunity, averaging 17 points and shooting 67 percent […]

Filming could come to Portales

By Tony Parra Hollywood has its eye on Portales again. Mayor Orlando Ortega said he toured the city on Friday with film scouts for a $70 million drama called “Every Word is True.” The movie is based on Truman Capote’s experiences researching his book, “In Cold Blood,” which tells the story of murder in Kansas […]

City, relative tries to rekindle Portales ties for soldier

By Tony Parra One American soldier in Iraq wanted to get back the hometown feeling, and Portales residents are putting together of package to rekindle the Portales hometown feeling for him. Sgt. Ernie Aguilar of the Medical Section of the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion is currently in Iraq this Thanksgiving. Aguilar provides medical care and […]

Nov. 25 Obituaries

Mary Gonzales, 90 Mary Gonzales, 90, of Portales, died Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2004, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born on Dec. 8, 1913, in White Oaks, to Urbano and Rosita Carrillo. She was raised in Lincoln. On Oct. 20, 1930, she married J.L. Gonzales, in Hagerman. In 1953, she moved to a […]

Disneys supply to fellow farmers, ranchers

By Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Editor’s Note: This story is part of an ongoing series about Portales business owners who have been with their respective businesses for five years or more. With Slash-D-Three Livestock and Feed Supply, Dwayne and Sue Disney have owned what they call “the biggest little feed store in Eastern New Mexico” […]

ENMU men’s tilts on internet

PNT Staff Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball games in Washburn University’s holiday classic this weekend in Topeka, Kan., will be available for free on the internet through TRZ/Teamline, according to ENMU sports information director Robert McKinney. Friday’s 5 p.m. (MST) contest against Fort Hays State will be a feed from Mix 103.3 in Hays, […]

Zias’ Bryant finding game

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By Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University senior Tiana Bryant tried basketball life at a major university (New Mexico), and decided it wasn’t for her. The former Roswell Goddard standout played one season for the Lobos, then sat out the fall 2002 semester, got married and transferred to ENMU. After an up-and-down second semester with […]

Dora sweeps openers at House

HOUSE — Junior forward J.R. Gonzales led four Dora players in double figures and the Coyotes opened their season with a 71-50 victory over House on Tuesday night. Tyler Wilhoit added 13 points, Brent Hays 12 and Austin Prewett 11 for the Coyotes. Senior Nathanial Foust scored 32 points for the Cowboys, and Lee Griggs […]