Empty Stocking Fund (Nov. 29)

Today’s focus: “Ms. G” Household members: 4 Children: 2 Special circumstances: Both parents work. Mr. G is an outdoor laborer and Ms. G works in retail. With the onset of winter, the family depends on the mother’s limited income. One of their children is a special needs child and all income they have goes to […]

Nov. 29 Obituaries

Braden Baber Services: 4 p.m. Wednesday at Portales Cemetery. Braden Janea Baber, infant daughter of Lyndsey Baber, was born and died early Sunday morning, Nov. 27, 2005, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was preceded in death by a great-grandfather, Truman Welch; and a grandfather, Jim Henry. Survivors include her mother; grandmother, Tami Spriggs […]

ENMU student dies in one-car accident

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer An Eastern New Mexico University student from Missouri died in a car accident early Sunday morning 10 miles north of Clovis. State police officials said Monday they are still investigating the cause of the accident. Jarrod Michael Knox, 18, died in a one-vehicle accident, which occurred at 2:07 a.m. on […]

Mission team scheduled to visit Cannon

Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer They’re not exactly sure where their trip will end, but supporters of Cannon Air Force Base insist they’re making great time. An eight-member mission team from the Air Force is scheduled to visit Cannon today to begin evaluating possible new missions for the base. The Base Closure and Realignment Commission […]

Hounds survive tough match-up with Adams State

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Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor The Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds shook off the effects of an L-tryptophan hangover and injuries to the starting lineup to defeat the Adams State College 69-57 Saturday at Greyhound Arena. ENMU (3-1) got all it could handle early in the game from a greatly improved Adams State squad. It […]

Portales Rams playign catch-up as season starts

Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer Like their female counterparts, the Portales High Ram basketball players are coming off of a Class 3A runnerup performance. Like the Lady Rams, the Rams are hosting Muleshoe Tuesday night. That’s about where the similarities end for the Portales squads. “(Girls coach Brenda Gomez) basically returns most of her team […]

Clovis prepares for football state finals

Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers LAS CRUCES — It took the Clovis High defense a while to figure out Onate’s powerful option attack in Saturday’s Class 5A state semifinal playoff game at Field of Dreams. Once they got into halftime with a tie, though, the Wildcats never looked back. Juniors Brian Mead and Rishard Matthews each […]

Zias take tournament, remain undefeated

CANYON, Texas — Riikka Lehtonen poured in 11 of her game-high 18 points off the bench during a decisive second-half run as Eastern New Mexico University remained unbeaten by beating Fort Lewis 71-50 Saturday in the SBC/Coca-Cola Thanksgiving Classic. Senior Tiana Bryant added 12 points and 16 rebounds for the Zias (4-0) while junior Elizabeth […]

Club Notes (Nov. 27)

El Portal THE NSDAR El Portal Chapter met at 10 a.m. on Nov. 12 at 104 E. 17th in Portales. The hostess was Carolyn Thompson. The program subject was Washington, D.C. Regent Wanda Dunn presided over the meeting. Members present were Cori Snobble, Carol Nash, Vicky Stratton, Wanda Dunn, Bess Jones, E. C. Shaeffer, Claudia […]

Slot car racing, beef stir-fry top this week’s topics

Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on slot car racing, lean beef stir fry recipes, and using bias tape and appliqués to make dimensional villages will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” noon Tuesday and 2 p.m. Saturday (All times are Mountain). “Creative Living” airs on public broadcasting station, KENW-TV, from Eastern New Mexico University […]

Engagement (Nov. 27)

Mead/Ruiz Kathy Mead of Portales announces the engagement and approaching marriage of her daughter, Becky Mead of Hewitt, Texas to Ryan Ruiz, of Hewitt, Texas, son of Nick Ruiz of Portales and Robin Ruiz of Roswell. The couple will exchange vows at 6 p.m., Dec. 3 at First Baptist Church. The reception will also be […]

Senior Happenings (Nov. 27)

Potluck meals week’s highlight Thursday’s potluck meals are the peak of the week. We celebrated Thanksgiving on Nov. 17. A good crowd enjoyed turkey, dressing and all the side dishes. The center was closed Thanksgiving day. The next pot luck meal is Thursday. Announcements of upcoming events are made on Thursday as well as updates […]

Portales City Clerk: Knowledge is power

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Compiled by Mike Jimenez: PNT Intern Name: Joan Martinez-Terry Age: 56 Hometown: Portales Your family: Ray Terry (husband), Manuel, Joe, Gail (children) Jarek Ham and Bobby Terry (grandchildren) Community Involvement: Member of Rosevelt County Democratic Women, Friends for Democracy Q. What do you think of Portales? A. “I think its a wonderful place to live […]

The Huber guide to a PC Yuletide

Bob Huber: Humor Columnist Now comes Christmas with its roasted chestnuts and guys begging change for charity in front of Wal-Mart stores, all of which makes me watch my language. I learned that yuletide lesson as a youngster when my mother utilized her Nebraska wit by saying, “If you can‘t talk clean during the holidays, […]

Nov. 27 Public Record, Police Blotter

Public Record The following marriage was recently filed in district court: Kalin Richard Amundson, 22, of Portales and Jamie Gonzalez, 23, of Mesilla. The following disposition was recently filed in district court: Audrea Cain, 33, pleaded guilty to fraud and is ordered to serve a three-year deferred sentence and three years probation and pay $105 […]

Incarcerated females face own set of obstacles

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Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers By Marlena Hartz If Renee Jurado weren’t sentenced to spend six months behind the concrete walls of the Curry County Adult Detention Center, she said she would probably be snorting cocaine or smoking methamphetamine. “It’s better for me to be in here right now. I’m not ready to be out — […]

Nov. 27 Obituaries

Charlotte Pergeson Services: 2 p.m. (CST) Monday at the New Sulphur Free Will Baptist Church in Prairie Grove, Ark. Charlotte Fern Pergeson, 64, of Prairie Grove, Ark., died Friday, Nov. 25, 2005, at her residence. She was born Jan. 6, 1941, in Oklahoma City, Okla., to David Woodrow and Marguerite Fern Hadley Welch. She was […]

School News (week of Nov. 27)

Floyd School News Upcoming Events l Booster Club will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the Community Building. l The Book Fair will be in the library from Monday through Dec. 6. l The Christmas music program will is at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 5. Athletics Thursday — 5 p.m., junior high boys and girls at […]

Recycle for environment, save some money

Jim Lee: Local Columnist Every day we are buried in an avalanche of paper. We live with computer printed “hard copy,” receipts from gasoline pumps and ATMs, unwanted special offers courtesy of the United States Postal Service, paper towels, paper plates, paper coffee filters, and enough other paper whatevers to fill the Grand Canyon and […]

Iraq war debate carries implications of future U.S. foreign policy

Freedom Newspapers The public call by Pennsylvania Democrat John Murtha, a 37-year Marine Corps veteran who has been generally pro-military and hawkish, for a prompt beginning to withdrawal of U.S. military forces from Iraq has been a catalyst for what was bound to happen anyway: a national debate or discussion on what to do about […]