May 11 Letter to the Editor

I would like to share with you some of the recent activities of the Portales Police Department. Police officers constantly check the school doors to ensure that the buildings are secure. This activity requires them to walk around buildings and to physically pull on doors to make sure they are closed and locked. This is […]

School board says OK to online courses

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Portales school board members gave Portales High School principal Melvin Nusser the go-ahead on offering online courses at Portales High School in the fall. School board members spent more than 90 minutes discussing the online courses with Nusser, Mike Rackler, director of technology, and outgoing superintendent James Holloway. Nusser […]

Local students prepare for university graduation

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Eastern New Mexico University students have their eyes on the prize — a diploma — and their eyes on the day after when they go into the workforce. Of the 330 graduation candidates set to graduate Saturday from Eastern New Mexico University, 36 of them have their education roots […]

Portales sending 18 athletes to state track meet

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PNT Staff Portales’ track coaches were pleased with results from last weekend’s District 4-3A track championships in Ruidoso, and will go to this weekend’s state meet in Albuquerque with 18 athletes between the boys and girls squad. The girls, by the numbers, had a better weekend, qualifying an additional seven athletes at the meet — […]

Rams in hole after first day at state golf

Freedom Newspapers Freedom Newspapers GRANTS — The Portales High boys golf team finds itself in a big hole in the state Class 1A-3A tournament — in part because of Mesilla Valley Christian. The tiny Las Cruces-based school, with only four players, shot a team score of 290 to open a 14-stroke lead over New Mexico […]

Moore, Davis earn top division honors

Freedom Newspapers RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University seniors Bryan Moore and Trevor Davis have been named Lone Star Conference South Division baseball Co-Player of the Year and Co-Pitcher of the Year, respectively. The league office released its All-LSC baseball squads on Monday. Moore, Davis and senior Brett Scherer were first-team All-South selections for […]

Morgan honored with medal

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By Kevin Wilson Johnny Morgan celebrated his 88th birthday on Monday, but he’ll always go back to his 28th birthday. It was on that day — May 2, 1945 — that German armies in Italy surrendered in World War II. “It was a good birthday,” Morgan said with a smile. Morgan was honored for that […]

Cannon supporters relieved by Rumsfeld statement

By Marlena Hartz Far fewer military bases are likely to be closed and realigned than originally foreseen, in part because of the planned shift of tens of thousands of troops from bases in Asia and Europe to the United States, according to Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld. Rumsfeld said surplus base capacity is not as […]

5/8 Obituaries

Peggy Baird, 78 Services: Have been held. Peggy J. Baird, 78, of Raton, died Wednesday, May 4, 2005. She was born Oct. 23, 1926, in Mount Dora, to Lloyd Joseph and Grace G. Taylor Wilkins. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Richard Gordon Baird. Survivors include a daughter, Donne Hilliard […]

Mother’s Day has different meaning at children’s home

By Tony Parra Some mothers may have to take care of five or maybe even eight kids, but there are other mothers in Portales who have to take care of more than 20 children. Three house mothers at the New Mexico Baptist Children’s Home in Portales share responsibilities with their husbands of taking care of […]