5/29 Public Record

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the magistrate court: • Louis Duran, 31, pleaded no contest to possession of drug paraphernalia and is ordered to serve a year, less one day, supervised probation, not to enter into a place where alcohol is served nor consume or associate with anyone who is consuming alcohol, […]

Menus

Free Lunch Menu Call 356-5463 for information. Monday: Memorial Day, no meal served. Tuesday: Chicken nuggets, roll, fries, fresh fruit and milk. Wednesday: Hamburger or cheese burger, chips, lett/tom, onion, fresh fruit and milk. Thursday: Frito pie, corn, fresh fruit, little Debbie and milk. Friday: Pizza, salad w/dressing, fresh fruit, frozen fruit bar and milk. […]

5/29 Obituaries

Gus Byars, 90 Services: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel in Portales. Gus Byars, 90, of Portales, died Thursday, May 26, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. He was born on Nov. 20, 1914, in Tucumcari, to Mary and Augustus “Gus” Byars. He grew up in Tucumcari and Fort Sumner. He married […]

Pentagon plans to release base-closing data

By Lolita C. Baldor: The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Under fire from Congress, the Defense Department on Friday promised to give lawmakers access by next Tuesday afternoon detailed material backing up its recommendations to shut down about 180 military installations across the country. Parts of the report are classified, so the Pentagon said lawmakers and […]

29th annual Tele-Auction begins June 6

Helena Rodriguez: PNT Staff Writer Call it shopping at home, but for a worthy, entertaining and educational cause. The 29th annual KENW-TV Tele-Auction will take over the area airwaves beginning on June 6 and will run through June 11 as 2,000 items are auctioned, ranging from $5 “Steal of the Night” items up to a […]

Portales’ 2005 class graduates

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Managing Editor More than 50 years ago, T.S. Eliot wrote, “What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start.” On Friday night, Eliot’s prose had prominence. The Portales High School class of 2005 chose Eliot’s […]

Fabric shades and calcium information topics coming up

Information on calcium and fabric shades will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at noon and on Saturday at 2 p.m. (All times are Mountain).”Creative Living” airs on public broadcasting station, KENW-TV, from Eastern New Mexico University in Portales. Kay Davis is a marketing consultant with Dairy MAX, Inc. in Lubbock, Texas. […]

5/29 Engagements, Anniversary, Organizations

Engagements Scott/Golden Danny and Ginger Scott of Artesia announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Anessa Scott of Portales to Casey Golden, of Portales, son of Lon and Karen Golden of Cliff. The couple will exchange vows June 11, 2005 at 2 p.m. at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Artesia with the reception […]

Borden had pioneering, local spirit

By Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent R.L. Borden was a quiet man with a pioneering spirit. He possessed a strong business sense that was instrumental in several aspects of community development for Portales and Roosevelt County. According to family members, Borden was not a loud, “look at me,” type of person that would boast about his […]

5/27 Local Briefs

DWI checkpoint Friday On Friday, the Elida Police Department, in joint operation with other area law enforcement agencies, will be conducting a DWI check point in the town of Elida from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m. This operation is part of a continuing effort to reduce the number of drunk drivers on the roadways of […]

5/27 Obituaries

Funerals Today Donald Breech — 2 p.m. Friday at Portales Cemetery.

Former city commissioner joins state rodeo council

By Leslie Radford: Freedom Newspapers Gloria Wicker of Clovis was recently appointed to the New Mexico Rodeo Council, according to Gov. Bill Richardson’s office. A former city commissioner, Wicker currently serves on the board for the High Plains Rodeo Association. She said she applied for the position in April because she wanted to get involved […]

Former pole-winders reminisce

By Sharna Johnson: PNT fact finder Unique in its annual tradition, the community of Portales has years of memories from Maypoles gone-by. Beautiful dresses, dream-like dancing to heart-scoring music and the uniting of classmates right before they cross into their adult lives and leap into the great unknown. These things are all part of the […]

Cheese plant could have new neighbor

By Ryn Gargulinski: Freedom Newspapers A St. Louis-based company that uses cheese by-products to produce animal feed ingredients is planning to build a plant near Southwest Cheese Co., company officials said. Mesa Ingredient Corp. will build a permeate processing plant to convert liquid permeate into a lactose-rich powder for use in animal feeds, according to […]

Commission joins mutual aid agreement

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Roosevelt County commissioners are in, making it all four government entities in Curry and Roosevelt County which are donating money for the lobbying efforts to keep Cannon Air Force Base open. Commissioners approved to donate $50,000 fro the county’s general fund into the funding for the cost of the […]

Signings nearly done for Zias

By Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball co-coaches Dustin Klafka and Dan Buzard are reshaping the Zias for the 2005-06 season. Klafka, who filled in as acting head coach last season with Buzard sidelined by a cancerous brain tumor, said most of the team’s recruits are in place for next year with eight […]

Tradition goes on

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By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer The Portales High School girls danced wearing vibrant green, peach, pink and purple dressers as they wound streamers of the same color around two poles, carrying on a tradition which has lasted more than 75 years. The PHS boys in their tuxedos danced along with the females during the […]

It’s still not time to think about a plan B

Freedom Newspapers So here we are, 14 days into the rollercoaster ride of emotions tied to Cannon Air Force Base being targeted by the Defense Department and the Air Force to close. Now we’re exactly four weeks away from arguing our case against that decision before the Base Realignment and Closure Commission. Let’s take stock […]

The wisdom and special jobs of grandpas

By Baxter Black: PNT columnist Grandpas have a special job and have since days of yore To teach his children’s children things his parents might ignore. Like how to spit and whistle, carve initials on a tree The value of an empty can and why some things aren’t free. Why dogs get stuck, how birds […]

Learning to do nothing takes effort

By Helena Rodriguez: PNT columnist “I’m bored! There’s nothing to do! I miss my friends! When does school start again?” No these are not the words of my teenage daughter less than 24 hours after schools in Portales let out for the summer. These are words I have been biting my tongue over, trying to […]