Sitcom material continues to accumulate

By Kevin Wilson TUCUMCARI — Have you ever wanted to speak out, but stopped yourself because you knew reality couldn’t quite stand up to what you imagine saying? Yeah, I do that a lot. I was eating at a restaurant, on recommendation from a friend, and felt rather slighted. Since this column goes into newspapers […]

Obituaries for March 29, 2006

Delbert “Del” Webb Services: 2 p.m. Friday at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel. Delbert “Del” Webb, 82, of Portales, died Monday, March 27, 2006, at Covenant Hospital in Lubbock. He was born July 6, 1923, to Eva and Joe Webb in Pearl, Texas, where he grew up. He graduated from Tahoka High School and joined the U.S. […]

Rams take two wins at Eunice

PNT Staff EUNICE — Sammy Hightower hit two home runs, including a grand slam, and pitched four innings to lead the Portales High Rams past Eunice 12-4 on Monday in the first game of a baseball doubleheader. The Rams (8-4) also won the second contest 9-2, with Hightower finishing 3-for-3 at the plate in each […]

Floyd girls win Hagerman meet

PNT staff HAGERMAN — Floyd senior Kelli Johnson captured wins in the three distance races on Friday to lead the Lady Broncos to the team title in the Alfalfa Relays track meet. Floyd finished with 92 team points to outdistance second-place Fort Sumner, which had 82. Johnson ran times of 5:52.75 in the 1,600 and […]

ENMU bats come alive in twin bill

PNT staff EDMOND, Okla. — After scoring just 23 runs on 63 hits during a 10-game losing streak, Eastern New Mexico University’s bats came to life again on Sunday. The Greyhounds pounded out 15 hits — including two doubles and two homers by designated hitter Kelton Hayes — and broke the streak with an 18-10 […]

Local roper wins national calf-roping title

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By Jesse Wolfersberger Since they couldn’t make it to the competition, J.D. Kibbe had to break the good news over the phone to his parents. “We were on pins and needles,” his mom, Karen Kibbe, said. “And at about 9:30, he called, and the first thing he said was, ‘Dad, I’m the champ.’” J.D. Kibbe […]

Police officers wary of stops after shooting

By Marlena Hartz An atmosphere of vigilance has settled over New Mexico law enforcement agencies since they lost one of their own in a routine traffic stop last Wednesday. When he stopped the driver of a gold pickup truck, Deputy James McGrane Jr., 38, was shot in the head. For the Bernalillo County employee, the […]

What’s that smell? Clean, fresh air

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By William P. Thompson The smell of money is not for everyone. And so some area dairy owners are adding technologically enhanced bacterial cultures to their lagoons in efforts to diminish odors. Doug Idsinga, owner of Crosswinds Dairy about 15 miles northeast of Portales on Highway 202, has been adding a bacterial product called Roetech-106 […]

Obituaries March 26, 2006

Charly “Chuck” Lee Tharp Services: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Steed-Todd Chapel. Charly “Chuck” Lee Tharp, 65, of Clovis died Friday, March 17, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. He was born Feb. 3, 1941, in Ysleta, Texas, to James W. and Willie Blanch Tharp. He was a founding member and the original vocalist of […]

PJHS News: 3-26

FFA competes locally Instructor Eric Greer’s FFA judging teams competed Wednesday in dairy foods and livestock judging at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds. Team members for dairy foods are Tanner Ainsworth, Tony Mendoza, Stephen Phillips, Jonathan Meza, and Damian Lozano. Johanna Levacy, Molly Legler, and Taylor Tallent comprise the livestock team. Three members of the Dairy […]