8-19 Obits

W.F. Miller Jr. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday Wheeler Mortuary Chapel of Portales. Mr. W.F. “Bill” Miller Jr., 87, of Portales, died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. He was born on Nov. 1, 1917, in Taiban, to Beulah and William Forrest Miller. His family owned several businesses in Taiban, which […]

Committee exploring skatepark move

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Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer The Recreation Board Committee on Thursday unanimously approved the Portales Recreation Center parking lot as the new site for the city’s skatepark. A proposal with design and costs still needs to be presented before the Portales City Council for final approval. Members of the Portales Skatepark Organization agreed with the […]

Roosevelt County prepares for local fair

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Roosevelt County residents will be able to enjoy the livestock shows and arts and crafts on display at the fair beginning on Tuesday, but much of the work behind the scenes has already been done. The Roosevelt County Fair begins Tuesday and ends Aug. 27. Roosevelt County 4-H Agent Patrick […]

Former Hell’s Angel to bring message Aug. 28

Evangelist Jerry McGee will be featured during services beginning Aug. 28 at the First Church of the Nazarene in Clovis. McGee, a former drug dealer in the Hell’s Angels motorcyle gang, is the Founder and President of Freedom Crusade Ministries, International which is located in Winston-Salem, N.C. He travels around the country to offer a […]

Forget your age and enjoy life

Joan Clayton: Religion columnist Believe it or not, advantages come with growing older and you can be happy about it. Our culture puts a premium on youth and beauty. Television commercials are flooded with products that supposedly keep us young looking. Extreme makeovers are “in,” despite the pain and expense. I think we should try […]

Take chances, embrace change this school year

Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers It’s a fact of life: You can’t keep doing the same thing and then expect different results. Keep this in mind as you start the new school year. But also keep in mind that while it’s better to get things right the first time, there’s nothing wrong with going back and […]

Aug. 19 Calendar

The Portales News-Tribune offers this space for community events. To submit, change or removed an announcement, contact the Editorial Department at 356-4481 several days in advance. For Sunday’s paper, items must be submitted by mid-day Wednesday. Please keep submissions brief and to the point as space is limited. Friday Lamp Lighters Alcoholics Anonymous — 7:30-8:30 […]

Aug. 18 Calendar

The Portales News-Tribune offers this space for community events. To submit, change or removed an announcement, contact the Editorial Department at 356-4481 several days in advance. For Sunday’s paper, items must be submitted by mid-day Wednesday. Please keep submissions brief and to the point as space is limited. Thursday Lamp Lighters Alcoholics Anonymous — 6 […]

ENMU offers soccer clinic

Freedom Newspapers The Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team will conduct a clinc for youngsters age 6-13 at 3 p.m. on Aug. 28 at the ENMU soccer practice field. Zias coach Travis McCorkle and players will conduct the clinic. Youngsters are asked to bring a soccer ball, shin guards and water.

Area coach wins 2,500

Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent CLOVIS — When asked about his prolific amount of victories as a softball coach, Guy Leeder has a relatively simple explanation. It’s not a superb expertise in men’s slow-pitch softball, according to Leeder, but that he’s merely outlasted almost everyone else while compiling in excess of 2,500 wins. “It sounds like […]

CCC names new president

Tonya Garner: Freedom Newspapers Becky Rowley was named interim president of Clovis Community College during Wednesday’s special meeting of the college’s Board of Trustees. Regents voted to approve the motion to name Rowley to the position. Four voted yes while Regent Robert Lydick chose to abstain. Lydick was unavailable for comment. The board did not […]

Revenue paid to state entities

PNT Staff Commissioner of Public Lands Patrick H. Lyons announced that for the fiscal year of 2005 the New Mexico State Office’s beneficiaries were paid $471 million, or $92 million more than fiscal year 2004, according to a press release. “Oil and gas revenues earned by the Land Office and paid into the permanent fund […]

8/18 Obituaries

Elwanda Mieas, 70 Services: Memorial services are planned in Lubbock. Elwanda Williams Mieas, 70, of Lubbock, died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2005, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born on Jan. 6, 1935, in Portales, to Clifton and Ineta Williams. She lived in Clovis a number of years and worked for a lawyer and […]

Crash leaves woman, new born son dead

PNT Staff The woman who died in Tuesday’s crash on South Prince Street was pregnant, officials said. Guadalupe Esquibel, 27, of Clovis, and her unborn son perished in the crash that involved a 1993 Pontiac and semi-tractor trailer. Three passengers remained in a Lubbock hospital on Wednesday night; one was treated and released from the […]

Floyd welcomes new faces

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Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer FLOYD — Floyd School students headed into the hallways of their school on Wednesday greeted by new faces from the teaching staff and a new face at the top. For new Floyd School Superintendent Paul Benoit it was his initiation into a Floyd school day. Benoit began his tenure as […]

Remaining entities press on with project

Kevin Wilson: PNT Managing Editor TEXICO — As the eight remaining entities of the Ute Water Project move forward, their respective members continue to work to make sure the loss of four entities doesn’t set them back. Many of the issues brought up during Wednesday’s Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority meeting at Texico’s city […]

Rams retool defense

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Managing Editor It’s obvious during a trip to the campus of Portales High School that a lot of renovation has happened, and plans for an expanded football weight room show that renovation is continuing. The renovation is applying to more than just buildings, though, as the Ram defense is renovating itself […]

Juanito’s applies for beer/wine license

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Juanito’s Mexican Restaurant is seeking to be the second restaurant in Portales which will be offering beer and wine under the new beer and wine license program approved by Portales voters in September. Juanito’s Mexican Restaurant owner Juan Garza was present to answer any questions city councilors had and […]

Power plant agrees to pay funds over 20 years

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer County commissioners and Padoma wind-farm officials have come to terms on an agreement which will generate more than a $2.717 million in revenue for the county over the next 20 years, according to county attorney Randy Knudson. The San Juan Mesa Wind Project plant with 120 wind turbines will […]

One killed in two-car accident

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Freedom Newspapers A 27-year-old woman died Tuesday in a two-car accident south of Clovis on U.S. 70. Police declined to name the victim Tuesday night pending notification of the family, according to Clovis Police Traffic Officer David Lester. The woman was one of five occupants in a passenger vehicle that collided with a semi-tractor trailer […]