Lady Savages top Zias in OT

PNT Staff DURANT, Okla. — Guards Staci Wilson and Lauren Martin combined for 38 points, hitting 11-of-14 from 3-point range, and struggling Southeastern Oklahoma recovered after blowing a 23-point lead early in the second half to beat Eastern New Mexico University 81-71 in overtime Thursday in a Lone Star Conference women’s crossover matchup. The Lady […]

Elida posts pair of wins over House

PNT Staff ELIDA — Freshman Wesley Gilmore scored 26 points Thursday night as Elida’s boys posted a 60-45 victory over House in the Tigers’ Homecoming game. Dylan Radcliff added 14 points and Thomas West 11 for Elida (9-6), which led 10-4 at the quarter and built its lead to 15 points by the end of […]

PHS girls face road test tonight against Sudan

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By Dave Wagner It’s been a few years since the Portales High girls basketball squad has faced Sudan, one of the premier small-school programs in west Texas. The teams meet in a 6 p.m. (MST) tipoff today at Sudan, but PHS junior Rebekah Gonzales admitted the Lady Rams don’t have much information about their opponent. […]

Church members answer call for God

By Tova Fruchtman Don McCasland carries a world atlas with all of his important paperwork. He said he is always thinking about spreading the Gospel worldwide. McCasland, an elder at the Church of Christ at 16th and Pile streets in Clovis, has been helping run a program that broadcasts a 25-minute sermon on television and […]

Students learn while shadowing others

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By Tony Parra Portales Junior High School students were in full force amongst the Portales workforce on Thursday. Eighth-grade students were learning all of the tricks of the trade at various Portales jobs as part of their class. The students were informed on Monday that they would need to job-shadow at a place of employment […]

Jan. 14 Obituaries

Homer Buel Hobbs, 85 Homer Buel Hobbs, 85, of Portales, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2005, at his home in Portales. He was born on May 26, 1919, in Cisco, Texas, to Susie and Homer Hobbs. When he was a boy, the family moved to Roosevelt County and settled near Pep. He attended school at Elida. […]

Time is God’s gift for you

By Joan Clayton: PNT Religion Columnist Each day is a gift made just for you. It is from the heart of God.   If I empty my burdens and give them to God in my nightly prayers I awaken with a brand new day filled with wonders. “This is the day that the LORD has […]

MLK a day to reflect on where we’ve been, where we’re going

By Helena Rodriguez My friend Evelyn Rising is a feisty girl. She’s a classy dresser. She’s intelligent and headstrong and yet sensitive to people’s needs. Evelyn is a counselor at Texas Tech University in Lubbock. Evelyn, by the way, is black. Some of you may know her. She spoke the past two years during Juneteenth […]

James students jump to help victims

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By Tony Parra James Elementary students said they were jumping for joy and for a good cause during the Jumpathon to raise money for tsunami victims in southeast Asia. Students set up in teams of four and filled the James Elementary cafeteria on Wednesday afternoon to jump rope in support of tsunami victims. Students and […]

Cannon: Expansion would create more noise, but no other problems

Staff and Wire Reports CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — An environmental report on the effects of a proposed military airspace expansion estimates increased noise that could be intrusive but would cause no damage to animals or humans. The 421-page environmental impact statement said the expansion would mean “some airspace and noise consequences” but would have […]

Jan. 13 Obituaries

Jose Sierra, 51 Jose Eduardo Sierra, 51, of Portales, died Friday, Dec. 31, 2004, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on Oct. 13, 1953, in Guadalupe la Rueba Durango, Mexico. This summer he moved from Portales to Clovis to live with his daughter. He moved to Muleshoe in 1971. He was employed […]

Police warn of magazine sellers

By Tony Parra Six people were arrested on charges of soliciting without a permit on Tuesday and appeared at the Roosevelt County Courthouse on Wednesday, according to Portales Police Department Capt. Lonnie Berry. Danielle Baker, 18; Gene Marion, 19; Bryan Fallin, 20; Sergio Silguero, 19; Douglas Gregg, 25 and Fernando Pomales, 21 were charged with […]

Hounds still battling injuries

By Dave Wagner Chad Donnell may be about to go from role player to key member of the rotation for the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team. ENMU (6-7), the two-time Lone Star Conference South Division champion, plays its final LSC crossover games at Southeastern Oklahoma tonight and at East Central on Saturday before […]

Welding business evolves to include family hobby

By Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Editor’s Note: This story is part of a series about local business owners who have been with their respective businesses for five years or longer. Craig and Tina Hughes are the owners of Craig Hughes Trailer Sales Inc. located on the Cannon Air Force Base highway. They turned their hobby […]

Clovis fights off solid effort by Rams to post 57-47 win

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By Dave Wagner The Portales Rams accomplished one of their missions Tuesday night — get 6-foot-8 Clovis senior center Tigg Bunton out of the game. But the Wildcats made do without their star player, fighting off a scrappy Rams effort for a 57-47 win at the PHS gym. Senior forward Dominique Easterlin scored 13 points […]

Board extends Holloway’s contract

By Tony Parra Portales school board members on Monday evening approved to have James Holloway’s contract extended through June 30 of 2006. Holloway said he has been superintendent of schools since July 1, 1999. He said he served a two-year contract when he first took over as superintendent, but now is on one-year contracts. “I’m […]

Jan. 12 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael I have really got some good reports on the irrigated crops. One dry land farmer’s wife said even after they were hit by hail, then delayed in harvesting because of so much rain, it still beats drought conditions. Commodities These will be distributed on Jan. 19th in Arch, Causey, Milnesand and Dora. […]

Jan. 12 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael The crops in this area are all out so far as I know and the wheat is looking good, and some are grazing cattle on a few fields. Good news Layton Belcher is home now from the hospital. There are good reports on almost everyone who has been on our prayer list […]

Jan. 12 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Transitions Birthdays: Leon Harvey; Jake Buzard; Chet Chenault; Don Beard. Anniversaries: There are no anniversaries this week. Please contact me if you want to have your special day listed. Upcoming events • Seniors meet Thursday night for games and friendship. • There will be no school Monday in observance of Martin Luther […]

Search ongoing for Alamogordo woman

By Tony Parra The search continues for a missing Alamogordo woman who went for a walk and never returned on Sept. 24. David Lynn said his wife, 55-year-old Vicky Lynn, takes medication to battle her depression, but he said he wasn’t sure if she took her medication on that morning. “I feel powerless,” David Lynn […]