Lady Rams keep rolling by sweeping past Loving

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By Dave Wagner Jessica Adkins didn’t come to bat every time with the bases loaded in Tuesday’s doubleheader against Loving, although it may have seemed that way. The Portales High sophomore delivered six RBIs with three hits and a bases-loaded walk, helping the Lady Rams sweep past Loving 10-0 and 12-4 at PHS’ windswept softball […]

DA: Slaying suspects face separate trials

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Ninth Judicial District Judge Joe Parker entered a plea of not guilty and assigned a public defender to one of the two men accused of killing an elderly Portales couple. Jerry Fuller, 32, of Portales was arraigned Monday in front of Parker on two counts of capital murder in […]

Cannon in joint exercise with Navy

By David Irvin: Freedom Newspapers The skies over eastern New Mexico are carrying more than the rumbling F-16s this month. Through a joint exercise called Roving Sands, several Navy E-2C Hawkeyes and numerous F-18s are also taking flight across the area. The exercise is part of a much larger operation called Joint Red Flag in […]

Officials tout benefits of organic farming

By Kevin Wilson: PNT Managing Editor In a small conference room at the Sunland Peanut plant in Portales on Friday, several area farmers viewed a variety of organic food items. They weren’t there to purchase them, but instead to learn how to make them and reap the rewards. Representatives from the New Mexico Organic Commodity […]

Floyd couple recognized for support

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By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer A couple who returned to Floyd almost 26 years ago to take over a family ranch was named Floyd Citizens of the Year on Saturday during the 55th Annual Floyd Country Music Jamboree. Harold and Jima Widener were recognized for their support for Floyd schools, sponsoring high-school senior trips, […]

3/29 Obituaries

Joe Pena, 95 Services: 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Fort Sumner. Joe Pena, 95, of Fort Sumner, died Saturday, March 26, 2005, at Kaseman-Presbyterian Hospice in Albuquerque. He was born on June 1, 1909, in Sapello, to the home of Nestor and Guadalupita Montoya Pena. He married Clara Bustos in 1933 […]

Lady Rams to host twin bill against Loving

By Dave Wagner Portales High’s Danielle Vasquez offered a pretty basic explanation on Monday of the Lady Rams’ recent success. “We have good players on this team,” the sophomore left fielder said. “Defensively we’re pretty good, and our hitting is coming along.” After sustaining a 10-2 loss at the hands of defending Class 1-2A state […]

Thompson remembered for pleasant demeanor

By Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Jimmy Lee Thompson was faced with numerous difficulties throughout his life, especially after returning from the Army National Guard in the early 60’s, but regardless of his circumstances, it was his attitude towards others that marked him as a man of valor. He died on March 14, 2005, of liver […]

Mitchell knows no other home

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Your name: B.J. Mitchell. Your job: History Teacher and coach at Portales Junior High. Your age (and Birth Date): 26 years old; March 5, 1979. Your hometown: Portales. Occupation: I teach U.S. history and reading and I coach eighth-grade football, basketball, and track. Your family: Wife: Erin, Son: Brent, daughter on the way in July […]

Jamboree entertains during weekend

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By Tony Parra FLOYD — The weekend installments of the Floyd Country Jamboree featuring local country music talent from eastern New Mexico featured big crowds and an attendance streak that has yet to be broken. Over the years the show has grown and Panny and Polly Biggler have witnessed the Jamboree since its inception. Panny […]