Dec. 14, 1987

• Fire destroyed the John Gentry home, located on the Bethel Highway. The couple and their two children were sleeping in the home but escaped the blaze. • School closed after about a foot of snow fell with drifts up to five feet deep reported in Roosevelt County. • The Ramettes beat Carlsbad to win […]

Flying J Wranglers to perform in Portales

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Portales is in for a little Christmas spirit this Friday — the cowboy way. The Roosevelt County Farm and Livestock Bureau is sponsoring the Flying J Wranglers Christmas Show for the second year, according to RCFLB President Matt Rush. The show starts at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Memorial […]

Bush OKs Head Start renewal

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor President Bush’s signature on a five-year renewal of Head Start, the federal preschool program for children in poverty, drew sighs of relief Wednesday in eastern New Mexico. “I was so excited. It was a long wait,” Eastern Plains Head Start Director Mary Rose Jimenez said. The latest update to […]

12-13 Local Briefs

Desert Reign in Roswell The cowboy singing group Desert Reign will be featured at 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday and at 10 a.m. Sunday morning at Cowboy Church, 1601 E. Second Street, Roswell. The group will present their ministry through both traditional and contemporary music. The event is open to the public. Lindsey to hold […]

Pharmacy owners retiring after three decades

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer After serving Portales’ pharmaceutical needs for three decades, CJ’s Pill Box owners Dick and Vivian Haverland are retiring. The longtime Portales residents said they’ll miss playing a big role in helping people get better. “We’re going to miss all the people that we’ve taken care of over the years,” […]

Fed drops key rate for third time this year

Staff and Wire Reports WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve dropped its most important interest rate to a nearly two-year low on Tuesday and left the door open to additional cuts to prevent a housing and credit meltdown from pushing the economy into a recession. A disappointed Wall Street took a nosedive. Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke […]

12-12-07 Empty Stocking Fund

Today’s focus: “Ms. B” Household members: 4 Children: 3 Special circumstances: “Ms. B” is a single mother. She is struggling financially because she just found a job and a place to live. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have a nice Christmas in their own home. Clothing needs: Girls shirt size 4T or 5T. […]

Motorcycle group stresses safety

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Straddling her black 2005 Triumph with the visor of her full-face helmet flipped up, Senior Airman Bobbie Tenney tightened the strap under her chin. Checking the zippers on her two-tone leather jacket, she slipped leather gloves onto her hands, adjusting the fit. Tenney’s routine is the model of the […]

12-12-07 Floyd News

Transitions Anniversaries: Monday — Jeff and Jenny Essary (13 years) Upcoming events • This month’s 4-H meeting has been cancelled. • Seniors will meet Thursday at the Floyd Senior Citizens Center for games and fellowship. Potluck is at 6 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. • The school’s Christmas Break will begin Dec. 24. […]

Dec. 13, 1987

• Danna Dixon, daughter of Vickie and Stanley Dixon was crowned Little Miss Merry Christmas in downtown Portales prior to the start of the annual Kids Christmas Parade, • State Senator Stuart Ingle announced he would run for a second term. • District 6A rivals Dora and Floyd squared off in the boys championship game […]

Dec. 12, 1947

• The Portales Rotary Club voted unanimously to take over the equipping of a new park surrounding the south watertower on the south side of the city near the Baptist Children’s Home. • Icy conditions on U.S. 70 between Portales and Elida caused 10 wrecks before noon with two injured women brought to Portales by […]

Karaoke terrorism all in good fun

By Kevin WIlson: Freedom New Mexico The scene was a bar, nowhere near the confines of eastern New Mexico. It could have been any bar in America, with a dance floor, dart board and pool table to complement the alcohol and chicken wings. But it was Friday night, and columnist Kevin Wilson was in AnyBar. […]

Consumers likely to see benefits from FCC auction

editorial An auction early next year of part of the wireless spectrum could well represent a great benefit to consumers, and actually precipitate a new wave of innovation in Internet technology and use. We would quickly point out, however, that the host of the auction is the Federal Communications Commission, which has been assigned regulatory […]

Friends, family remember homicide victims

By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico Paula Rodriguez, of Clovis, fought through her tears as she recited a poem of loss and mourning Monday evening at the Clovis-Carver Library’s North Annex. With the help of counselor Charlotte Farkas, she managed to push out words from the poem, “If Tears Can Build a Stairway.” “No farewell […]

Board discusses corrective action

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Portales Municipal School officials say state-hired consultants recently visited two schools in the district that failed to make Adequate Yearly Progress and reported that, overall, they were both doing a good job. Prinicipals from two of the three schools in the district under corrective action after not making AYP […]

Officials propose capital outlay projects

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Not unlike youngsters lining up for a chance to sit on Santa’s knee, local government officials took their turn Monday presenting wish lists to area legislators for capital outlay projects. “We’ve got a good idea of what county and municipality entities need now,” Sen. Stuart Ingle, R-Portales, said following […]

Empty Stocking Fund: Ms. R

Today’s focus: “Ms. R” Household members: 4 Children: 2 Special circumstances: “Ms. R’s” spouse died this year and she is having a hard time making ends meet. Her sister and niece also live with her. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have a nice Christmas. Clothing needs: Girls shirt size 24 month. Girls pants […]

12-11 Local Briefs

Library to hold craft session The Portales Public Library is offering children’s Christmas crafts at 4 p.m. Thursday as part of After School at the Library in the children’s area at the library. Children will be making two Christmas ornaments — a jolly snowman and wrapping paper fans. They may make one or both.

Dec. 11, 1953

• Dr. H.T. Brasell, chief of staff at Roosevelt General Hospital was preparing to host 22 area doctors in the Roosevelt-Curry County Medical Society for a chicken fry. Brasell raised and fried the fowl himself. • The Greyhound basketball team was on a five-game slide as they dropped a game to Westminister College in Wilmington, […]

Stubborn self-reliance source of pride

By Karl Terry: PNT managing editor Roosevelt County folks are a proud lot and the largest percentage of them are ready to live-and-let-live without much concern about what their neighbors are doing. It’s downright hard to get them riled up, but once you do they’re a stubborn bunch. That’s not necessarily a bad thing. County […]