Singapore Air Force reviewing training

By David Irvin The entire Singapore Air Force training operations in America are under review, officials from the Singapore Ministry of Defense and the U.S. Air Force said Wednesday. But no decision has been made about what will happen to the 428th Fighter Squadron at Cannon Air Force Base, which is comprised of about 100 […]

Feb. 17 Obituaries

Services Pending Leo Dement, 87, of Portales, died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2005, at his home. Arrangements will be announced by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales. Bevan Odenweller, 59, of Portales, died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2005, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. Arrangements will be announced by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.

Late rally lifts Floyd to victory

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By Dave Wagner FLOYD — The Floyd boys basketball team may have been up and down much of this season, but the Broncos are picking up some late momentum. Junior guard Jerrod Long converted a pair of free throws with 13 seconds left and Floyd, down by 11 points on two separate occasions before leading […]

Rams get past Ruidoso, stay unbeaten in district

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By Dave Wagner RUIDOSO — The Portales boys basketball team has learned the hard way that no team can be taken for granted in District 4-3A. Four days after escaping from Roswell with a 1-point win over New Mexico Military Institute, the Rams had what looked like a comfortable lead over Ruidoso. With 6 1/2 […]

Commissioners stress importance of working together

By Tony Parra County commissioners voiced their displeasure during Tuesday’s county meeting with recent comments made by Roosevelt County Sheriff’s department officials regarding their deputy shortage. “It bothers me that people say it’s our fault (deputy shortage),” Dennis Lopez, county commissioner, said. “We’re doing what we can in Santa Fe (to get money from capital […]

City council approves building purchase

By Tony Parra City officials during Tuesday’s city meeting approved to allow city attorneys to draft a contract with Eric Dixon of Portales on the purchase of a city building in the downtown area. The recommendation from the Portales MainStreet Board is to have city attorneys draw up a proposal on purchase of a building […]

Floyd superintended resigns

By Kevin Wilson The Floyd school board thought enough of the job Wayne McCullar was doing as superintendent that they unanimously approved a contract for next year at Monday night’s board meeting. McCullar thought about his family, though, and turned in his resignation, effective after the end of the school year. McCullar, reached via e-mail, […]

Sticker artist, wife shocked at controversy

By David Irvin Those sexually-explicit little devils at the heart of controversy in Clovis have been distributed all over the country, with more than 100,000 copies sold, according to the wife of the artist who made them. Ruth Waytz said her husband, Chris “Coop” Cooper, has sold or licensed more than 2 million nude devil […]

Feb. 16 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael More showers last week and more forecast for the latter days this week. No one is fussing that I know of even though some elder folks don’t venture out on muddy roads to church. I haven’t even heard any school bus drivers complaining about the dirt roads. Reports Elton Parkinson had his […]

Feb. 16 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Transitions Birthdays: Joe Standefer; Troy Thompson Anniversaries: Belated, Phillip and Sharon Russell (two years). Upcoming Events • Seniors meet Thursday night for games and friendship. • There will be no school Monday for President’s Day Commodities Commodities will be handed out at the Bethel Baptist Church. Call Adrella Evans at 356-9042 for […]

Feb. 16 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael Dora area residents are thankful for all the moisture that continues to come. It gives great hopes for the crops this yea and for pasture grass too. Banquet The Valentine Banquet Sunday evening at the Dora Baptist Church was well attended. The funds from those attending and other promised contributions will go […]

Feb. 16 Obituaries

Dorothy Collins, 84 Services: 3 p.m. today at Portales Cemetery. Mrs. Dorothy Collins, 84, of Portales died Monday, Feb. 14, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center. She was born Oct. 5, 1920, to Nora and Earnest Haragan in rural Oklahoma near Fox. The Haragan family moved to Floyd in 1926. They lived on a neighboring […]

The revolution has not been televised

By Kevin Wilson I don’t claim to have ever met Uncle Sam, but I believe he had a message for me a few weeks ago. I was doing my taxes, and that message was, “Buy a new television.” So, I’m awaiting my tax returns so I can do my duty as a patriotic American. I’m […]

Hounds split in home debut

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By Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University baseball coach Phil Clabaugh plans to use senior right-hander Trevor Davis whenever needed this season — whether as a starter or in relief. After ENMU was blanked 9-0 by Colorado School of Mines in the opener of Sunday’s doubleheader at Greyhound Field, Davis assumed quick control of the […]

Business blooms during Valentine’s Day

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By Kevin Wilson Shane Caraway of Portales walked into Hestand Floral just a little after 1 p.m. Monday, and was quick to admit his fatal flaw. “I’m one of those late shoppers,” Caraway said to the employee, Bernice Weems. “I could kick you,” Weems responded with a laugh. Caraway, a dryer operator for DairiConcepts, selected […]

School board postpones action on Broad Horizons

By Kevin Wilson After a heartfelt delivery by Broad Horizons students, parents and an employer of former Broad Horizons students, Portales school board members postponed action for one month on moving the alternative educational center. The school is currently located on 1034 Community Way, but Portales Municipal Schools does not hold a title to the […]

ENMU students lobby to legislators

By Tony Parra Eastern New Mexico University students are on a crusade to convince legislators to spend $130,000 on a pair of projects at the school. Part of the lobbying effort is being done through ENMU students, who are in Santa Fe lobbying for two separate bills requesting money from capital outlay. They are lobbying […]

Cheese plant still on schedule

By Ryan Lengerich Above average rain totals in January has not slowed construction at the Southwest Cheese plant, officials said. The plant, which will become the largest cheese and whey plant in North America when completed, remains on scheduled to be up and running by October, said Maurice Keane, chief executive officer of Southwest Cheese. […]

Pre-trial hearings delayed

PNT Staff Pre-trials for Clifford Baca and Richard Baca were delayed by 9th Judicial Court officials to accomodate judges’ schedules with New Mexico legislators on Monday. The pre-trials were originally scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday for Clifford Baca and 11 a.m. Monday for Richard Baca on Monday. Instead, Clifford Baca’s pre-trail will be at 10 […]

Feb. 15 Obituaries

Conchita Sisneros, 86 Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Portales Cemetery. Mrs. Conchita Sisneros, 86, of Amarillo, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2005, at SCCI Hospital in Amarillo. She was born on Aug. 21, 1918, in Moriarty, to Maria and Marciso Chavez. She grew up in LaPalma. She married Casimiro Sisneros on Sept. 16, 1944, in […]