Jan. 23 FTCS News

Upcoming events Monday, JV girls and Varsity boys basketball teams hostChrist the King at Conqueror Gym at 4 and 5 p.m.  Friday,: Homecoming activities at Conqueror Gym starting at 6:30 p.m.  There will be food and lots of fun.  FTCS Homecoming Queen is Victoria Payen, the King is Luis McCain.  Cassie Paden and Eric Cathey […]

Jan. 23 Dora School News

By Charlie Carmichael Remodeling continues at the Dora School. We can see progress every week and we long for the day it will began to take shape and we can visualize a little more clearly what it is going to look like when completed. Notice There is a School Board election coming soon in Dora […]

Jan. 23 Obituaries

Bill Ward Patton, 83 Services: 2 p.m. Friday at Central Baptist Church in Clovis. Mrs. Bill Ward Patton, 83, of Ranchvale, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2005, at Laurel Plains Healthcare in Clovis. She was born on Jan. 24, 1921, in Hope, to John Carroll and Laura Etta Ward. She attended school in Hope and college […]

Jan. 23 Public Record

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the magistrate court: • Thomas Covington, 37, pled guilty to battery on a household member and will serve 364 days of supervised probation. The following marriage certificates were recently issued in the Roosevelt County Courthouse: • Patrick McMillan, 46, Burneyville, Okla. and Patsy McMillan, 46, of Portales. […]

Don’t fear airplanes, fear airports

By Jim Lee A couple of weeks ago, I flew for the first time (on an airplane) since 9/11. I expected to enjoy myself about as much as a giraffe with strepthroat, but I looked forward to finding something to complain about. It all started with my deciding to attend a Kiwanis district conference. As […]

Making my way on Guadalcanal

By Bob Huber A learned friend of mine spent the holidays in Los Angeles and later wondered if she shoulda stood in bed. Her sad tale began when she left the comforts of her prairie home in eastern New Mexico and drove to Albuquerque to catch a plane. Remember last month when a blizzard hit […]

Page had greatest love for children

By Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Sherry Page had the heart of a nurse, she gave life to everyone that entered her path making them feel unique and significant. “She enriched the lives of others because she treated all people the same,” said Eric Page, Sherry’s husband. “She had time for people and she knew how […]

Slow start costs ENMU against WT

PNT Staff CANYON, Texas — Senior forward Jamil Terrell scored 15 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and had three blocks while senior guard Carl Lamb had 15 points and four assists Monday night as West Texas A&M downed Eastern New Mexico University 66-59 in Lone Star Conference South Division men’s basketball. The host Buffaloes (8-10, 2-1 […]

Lady Buffs rough up Zias

PNT Staff CANYON, Texas — West Texas A&M jumped to a 14-1 lead and put five players in double figures Monday night in a 91-44 rout of Eastern New Mexico University in Lone Star Conference women’s basketball. Guard Dixie Bell went 6-for-7 overall and 5-for-5 from 3-point range for 17 points, leading a barrage of […]

Conquerors post easy win

By Dave Wagner The Faith Triumphant boys basketball team bolted to a 13-0 lead in less than two minutes and cruised past overmatched Lubbock Christ the King 97-39 Monday afternoon at the FTCS gym. Junior Caleb Richards led the Conquerors (8-3) with 22 points and 15 rebounds, with all but two of the team’s 12 […]

ENMU set to name new softball coach

By Dave Wagner For the second time in three years, the Eastern New Mexico University softball program is looking for a new coach in January. Kevin Blaskowski, who was hired in May 2003 after a five-year stint at Southern Arkansas, has left the school to start up a new program at Lone Star Conference South […]

Indians go overtime to turn back Hounds

By Dave Wagner Senior guard Jay January, who struggled most of the night, scored the go-ahead basket in overtime on a baseline drive and Midwestern State held on for a 92-86 Lone Star Conference South Division men’s victory over Eastern New Mexico University Saturday night at Greyhound Arena. January, the Indians’ leading scorer for the […]

Zias pull away late, beat Midwestern State

By Dave Wagner Sophomore guard Heather Brown scored a season-high 20 polnts and kept the game in control late as Eastern New Mexico University pulled away for a 67-52 Lone Star Conference South Division win over Midwestern State Saturday night at Greyhound Arena. The Zias (7-9, 1-2 South), who had lost six of their previous […]

Broncos hold off Elida in district tilt

PNT Staff FLOYD — Junior Kyle Kropf scored 21 points and Floyd held off a late rally by Elida for a 63-56 District 3-1A boys basketball victory on Friday night. Jerrod Long added 19 points and Manny Carrillo 12 for the Broncos (10-8, 1-1 district), who bounced back from a three-point district loss at Fort […]

Rams cruise to win over Cavemen

By Dave Wagner On the surface, Mark Gallegos says, Portales High’s 48-33 win over Carlsbad on Friday night at the PHS gym looks pretty good. But the Rams coach thinks his squad will have to pick up its play when District 4-3A play begins in just over a week. Senior guard Chris Carter scored eight […]

Lions use three double-doubles to nip Zias

By Dave Wagner Halftime came at just the right time Thursday for the Texas A&M-Commerce women. Down by 16 points in the first half, the Lions roared back behind double-doubles from Althea Byfield, Katedria Mosley and Portia Mitchell and edged the Eastern New Mexico University Zias 71-67 in a Lone Star Conference South Division matchup […]

Rams set to take on Cavemen

PNT Sports The Portales High Rams hope playing at home can help them put together a little streak heading into the start of their District 4-3A schedule next week. They begin a four-game homestand with a 7 p.m. tipoff today against Class 5A Carlsbad (4-11) at the PHS gym in their Homecoming game. The Rams […]

Commerce shoots down Hounds

By Dave Wagner Junior guard Jermart Miller exploded for five 3-pointers in a span of two minutes, 10 seconds late in the second half Thursday night to lift Texas A&M-Commerce to a hard-fought 97-90 Lone Star Conference South Division men’s victory over Eastern New Mexico University at Greyhound Arena. The Lions (14-3, 1-1 South), ranked […]

Clovis man reveals he beheaded deer

By Ryan Lengerich A Clovis man has confessed to shooting, beheading and scattering the remains of five deer in Curry County, according to police and wildlife officials. Darin M. Hunt, 22, was arrested Thursday and charged in magistrate court with five counts each of unlawful killing of a deer, unlawful possession of a deer and […]

Novak relatives want answers

By David Irvin For nearly three months she has quietly followed her daily routine, trying to maintain her composure and show the world everything is all right. But in the back of Lynda Crozier-Sweet’s mind, the haunting memory of her niece’s mysterious death in October lingers. Her niece, Kimberly Susan Novak, died Oct. 28 in […]