Rams seeking one-at-a-time approach

By Dave Wagner Mark Gallegos doesn’t want his team to get ahead of itself. On paper the Rams (15-8, 4-1 District 4-3A) figure to beat last-place New Mexico Military tonight at the PHS gym and ensure no worse than a tie for the regular-season title and force a playoff against Lovington on Monday in Roswell […]

Festival makes theater come full circle

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By Kevin Wilson A half-century ago, the theater Department of Eastern New Mexico University decided to create a drama festival as a way to educate high school students and at the same time encourage them to attend ENMU. In its 50th year on the ENMU campus, the festival has had another effect —as a feeder […]

Fort Sumner beats Floyd, gains finals

PNT Staff FORT SUMNER — Fort Sumner put only one player in double figures Thursday night, but the Foxes dominated the first half and posted a 54-35 victory over Floyd in the District 3-1A boys semifinal. Junior guard Richard Canales led Fort Sumner (19-9) with 10 points, but five others scored at least six. Junior […]

Feb. 25 Obituaries

Juanita Rowland, 80 Services: 1 p.m. Saturday at Portales Cemetery. Juanita Rowland, 80, of Portales, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2005, at her home. She was born on July 14, 1924, in Clarendon, Texas, to Ella and James R. Shearer. She grew up in west Texas near Sudan where she attended school. In 1942 she moved […]

Angels in disguise show up when needed

By Helena Rodriguez People will come and go in our lives and I believe the same is true for angels. This is the story of one “guardian angel” — someone who briefly appeared in my life to help me through a difficult time. She was the nurse who took care of me the night I […]

Sluggish Zias pull out win over Pioneers

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By Dave Wagner Tia Doss knew she’d deflected the ball near midcourt. She just couldn’t find it for a second. The Eastern New Mexico University junior spotted it in time to grab it, drive for a tie-breaking layup and convert a 3-point play with 1:04 left to give the sluggish Zias a 57-54 Lone Star […]

Forgiveness disarms the enemy

By Joan Clayton During a misunderstanding with a fellow worker, I spoke in haste, my voice rising. Immediately my conscience convicted me and I felt remorse as I walked away. In shame and embarrassment, I hurried back to her. “Please forgive me,” I pleaded through my tears. “I forgive you.” Thankful for her forgiveness, I […]

Rams look to rebuild pitching

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By Dave Wagner En route to reaching the state Class 3A baseball championship game last season, the Portales High Rams had a luxury a lot of teams would like, especially at their level — two quality pitchers. On top of that, one (T.C. Nusser) was right-handed while the other (Seth Clabaugh) threw lefty. Despite finishing […]

Melrose eliminates Lady Tigers

By Dave Wagner ELIDA — Melrose’s Schuyler Cochran came up big in the final minute on Wednesday night. Cochran found 6-foot-1 senior Audrey Hemminger for a tie-breaking layup with 42 seconds left, then added two insurance free throws 15 seconds later as the Lady Buffaloes upended Elida 54-50 in a District 3-1A tournament girls semifinal […]

ENMU squads wrap up seasons

By Dave Wagner They won’t make the Lone Star Conference postseason tournament, but Eastern New Mexico University’s women have a chance to put a nice finish on an up-and-down year when they close out Lone Star Conference South Division and regular-season play this weekend. The Zias (11-14, 5-7 South), coming off road wins against Texas […]

Vendors enjoy turnout for Ag Expo

By Tony Parra The 13th Annual New Mexico Ag Expo organizers and more than 450 vendors said they enjoyed the turnout on Tuesday and Wednesday, which made the opportunity to create and maintain relationships with others involved in the agriculture industry. “We would have liked to have more numbers, but it was still a good […]

Rotary clubs celebrate 100th birthday

By Kevin Wilson When Chicago attorney Paul Harris put together a meeting with three of his friends on the night of Jan. 23, 1905, he probably didn’t imagine what would transpire 100 years later in Portales or the rest of the world. Now, a century later, Harris’ club has branched into more than 30,000 clubs […]

Students, parents question gym behavior crackdown

By John Eisel CLOVIS — Clovis school officials may be cracking down on crowd behavior at sporting events, but some students won’t take it sitting down. More than two dozen members of the CHS student section left Tuesday’s Clovis-Carlsbad basketball game when school officials told them they had to stay seated if they wanted to […]

Black coming to help Miss Rodeo

By Lesli Radford According to the Washington Post, “he could make a dead man sit up and laugh.” The New York Times describes him as “probably the nation’s most successful living poet.” Baxter Black says he just wants to be remembered as “someone who didn’t embarrass his friends.” A former veterinarian, Black said he stumbled […]

ENMU tennis team battling numbers

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PNT Staff Eastern New Mexico University women’s tennis coach Christine Blaeser likes to win as much as the next person, but for now she’s trying to get her team through another season. Blaeser, in her 15th year as the ENMU coach, won’t be able to field a full team this weekend when the Zias open […]

Zias finish successful homestand

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By Dave Wagner Acting Eastern New Mexico University softball coach Amber Daniel is off to a nice start in her new role. The Zias improved to 7-3 under Daniel, a graduate assistant who has taken over the team while head coach Armando Quiroz recovers from ankle surgery over the next few weeks, with a 6-5, […]

Quilters pick up tips from seminar

By Tony Parra Quilters were able to find out ways to repair their quilts or find out the best solution for a worn out or torn quilt during the Repair Old Quilts Demonstration at the 13th Annual New Mexico Ag Expo on Wednesday. Lamoin Gentle had helpers hold up different examples of quilts in bad […]

Animal disposal discussed at expo

By Tony Parra People in the dairy business from eastern New Mexico and those in the livestock business attended a seminar on Wednesday to see what composting of carcass options would be legal and viable for their business. Hillary Sullivan, a dairy specialist with the New Mexico State University Extension office, spoke at the 13th […]

Horsemanship on display at Ag Expo

By Tony Parra People from around New Mexico made their way into the show arena at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds to learn how to manage their horses. Jinita Hays, an instructor from Lovington of the Pat and Linda Parelli instructional school, gave attendees of the 13th Annual New Mexico Ag Expo tips on how to […]

Kenna service station deemed historic

By Marc Schoder: PNT Correspondent The Midway Service Station in Kenna, just north of Elida, was placed on the National Register of Historic Places according to records from the U.S. Department of the Interior. “My staff from the Historic Preservation Division in Santa Fe went to Roosevelt County to look for sites that stood out […]