Dec. 19 Floyd School News

By Jennifer Essary Upcoming events • Final Exams are Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday • Classes will dismiss for Christmas holidays at noon on Wednesday. They will resume Jan. 4. Basketball • Junior High’s next game will be Jan. 10. They will play Ft. Sumner at Floyd at 5 p.m. • Junior Varsity’s next game will […]

Dec. 19 Elida School News

This will be our last news until we return from Christmas break on Jan. 3. The first week back to school will include EPAC Jan. 4-8. During Christmas break the varsity boys and girls will travel to Lovington on Monday. Also, the JV and Varsity girls will be playing in the Goddard Tournament Dec. 27-29. […]

Dec. 19 Portales Junior High News

By Billie Dixon Semester ends This week students completed wood projects in Darrell Bollinger’s industrial arts class in addition to projects and tests in other classes. As employees walk the halls, they hear students and teachers reviewing information from the Core Educational Concepts tests to reinforce the required learning in each subject.  Friday found students […]

Dec. 19 Public Record

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the magistrate court: — Jacqueline Troy, 18, pled no contest to the charge of possession of drug paraphernalia and will serve 364 days of supervised probation. — Chris Wilkinson, 22, pled guilty to the charge of driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drug (first […]

Holiday gifts are meant for adults, too

By Bob Huber Now that I’m knee deep in sunset years, I suppose it’s time to stop pining for the mornings of my life and enjoy the evenings. But that doesn’t mean I have to stop playing with Christmas toys, does it? I say nuts to that. I don’t want you to think I’m angry, […]

Howard named third-team Little All-America

Staff and Wire Reports Eastern New Mexico senior linebacker Jeff Howard has been named to the third team of the Associated Press’ Little All-America selections, announced on Thursday. The Little All-America squad is comprised of players in NCAA Division II and Division III and the NAIA. Howard, a Portales High graduate who led ENMU in […]

Elida squads split at Tucumcari

PNT Staff TUCUMCARI — The Elida Lady Tigers rolled to a 28-9 first-quarter lead and blasted Tucumcari 57-24 Thursday night. Senior Adrienne Coe led three players in double figures with 15 points, while Lyndsey Smith added 14 and Kodi Armitage 11. Most of the second half was played with a running clock with Elida ahead […]

PHS squads hit the road this weekend

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By Dave Wagner When the Portales High basketball team plays at Los Lunas tonight, the Rams might think they’re seeing Roswell High again. PHS begins a busy weekend with the 7:30 p.m. tipoff at Class 5A Los Lunas. On Saturday, Portales is scheduled for a varsity doubleheader at Moriarty, with the girls tipping off around […]

ENMU student takes long path to degree

By Kevin Wilson When Eric Duran receives his degree from Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday, his mother won’t be there as a spectator — and he couldn’t be happier. Instead, Jolene Duran will join her son as an ENMU graduate, 22 years after she first started her college studies. The Durans are two of […]

Fire claims home of couple

By Tony Parra An elderly couple will be without their home this Christmas after a fire burned down their two-bedroom house late Wednesday evening. Portales Fire Department fire fighters responded to a call at 10:44 p.m. on Wednesday of a fire at the residence of 288 South Roosevelt Road U. Portales Fire Marshal Mike Running […]

It’s time to embrace my calling

By Helena Rodriguez I’ve felt like Jonah fleeing from Ninevah the better part of my newspaper career. In the process, I’ve made more than a few waves and, in my ignorance, I’ve allowed that Great Whale of Stubbornness to swallow me. But no more. This week marks my two-year anniversary of quitting my last “real” […]

Jesus needs to be a part of season

By Joan Clayton: PNT Religion Columnist Just imagine for a moment, if you can, that Jesus had never been born, or that King Herod had succeeded. The thought makes me shudder! If Jesus had never been born the blessed hope is gone. No absolutes, no restraints and no hope bring desolation. With no standards to […]

Dec. 17 Obituaries

Darrell Fulcher, 66 Mr. Darrell Fulcher, 66, of Clovis, died Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2004, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on April 30, 1938, in La Feria, Texas, to Jim R. and Alvis May Fulcher. He graduated from Clovis High School in 1957. He served for six years in the National Guard. […]

Village officials asked how much water they need

By Tony Parra How much water do you need? That’s the question Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority Project Manager Scott Verhines asked ENMRWA members on Wednesday in Portales. Verhines said he wants the information so engineering consultants have an idea on the specifications of the pipes leading to each community involved in the Ute […]

Pests become profit for local business owner

By Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Editor’s Note: This story is part of a recurring series of profiles on local business owners who have been with their business for five years or more. For the past 14 years, the owners of Redlands Pest control and Tree Trimming, Ken and Teresa Carlson, have provided a service that […]

Large variety available in jewelry and clothing

By Tony Parra Editor’s Note: This is the last in a series of three stories about what gifts Portales shoppers are buying this holiday season. Portales residents in search for gifts for their sisters, mothers, wives and girlfriends in search of the right gift for her for Christmas may be interested in what local stores […]

Dec. 16 Obituaries

Narcizo Soto , 64 Narcizo “Chi-cho” Hernandez Soto, 64, of Clovis, died Sunday, Dec. 12, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born Nov. 28, 1940, in St. Barbara, Chihuahua, Mexico, to Felix and Simona Hernandez Soto. He married Maria Garcia on Dec. 5, 1974, in Albuquerque. He worked as a janitor […]

Hounds hope to hit stride

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By Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan is trying to get the Greyhounds back to the form which has delivered back-to-back Lone Star Conference South Division championships. They still have a ways to go, he said. ENMU takes a 3-5 record into the High Desert Classic this weekend in the […]

Conquerors post win over Amarillo Home School

PNT Staff AMARILLO — Luis McCain scored 27 points Tuesday night as the Faith Triumphant boys basketball bounced back from its first loss of the season the night before to pound Amarillo Home School 92-52. Caleb Richards added 22 points, Seth Pearson 21 and Tim Smith 10 for the Conquerors (6-1), who were beaten at […]

Roswell turns back Lady Rams

PNT Staff ROSWELL — Playing their fifth game on the road in six nights, including their second in two nights in Roswell, the Portales Lady Rams fell short Tuesday night when Roswell High held on late for a 54-48 victory. Portales (3-5), which beat Roswell Goddard 58-32 on Monday night, erased a nine-point deficit at […]