PHS students join ‘Little Dresses for Africa’ program

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Argen Duncan Putting their skills to work for someone else, Portales High School clothing design students are making dresses for impoverished girls. Each of the 30 students in Laura Adkins’ “Clothing and Costume Design” class is making a dress for the Little Dresses for Africa program. “I hope that they get out (of the project) […]

Area’s teen birth rate rising

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico The number of babies born to Roosevelt County teens in 2006 shot up an alarming 43 percent, according to statistics recently released by the New Mexico Department of Health. At the same time babies born to Curry County young teens dropped 18 percent, statistics show. In Roosevelt County, there […]

Portales prom couple arrived by helicopter

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer A unique twist was added to the 2007 Portales High School prom as students witnessed the arrival of a helicopter bearing senior Jessica Adkins and her date. Wishing to do something memorable for her prom, Adkins decided arriving by helicopter would be pretty neat. It would also be something […]

Teen pregnancy rates raise alarms

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Alarming statistics show that more than 30 percent of Roosevelt County in ninth through 12th grade students are engaging in sexual activity. Recent reports also indicate that younger children are also starting to explore and participate in sexual activity. Conducted by the New Mexico Department of Health, New Mexico […]

Zias fall in three games at Abilene Christian

Freedom Newspapers ABILENE, Texas —Erin Curry had 14 kills and Lauren Leone added 12 as Abilene Christian defeated Eastern New Mexico University 30-18, 30-25, 30-22 on Saturday in the Lone Star Conference South Division finale for both teams. Junior outside hitters Jessie Macknicki and Kari Adkins had eight kills each for the Zias (6-26, 1-9 […]

Zias’ losing streak continues

CANYON, Texas — Southeastern Oklahoma kept the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team reeling on Saturday, sending the Zias to a 30-15, 25-30, 30-27, 30-23 setback in West Texas A&M’s Lady Buff Classic. After getting dominated in the first game, the Zias got five kills each from junior outside hitters Jessie Macknicki and Kari Adkins […]

Portales Adkins wins MVP in All-Star game

Paula Chronic Chris Adkins scored 23 points and ultimately led the South to their 92-87 triumph over the North, winning the MVP for his performance during the Class 3A North-South All-Star basketball game Friday at Highlands University in Las Vegas, N.M. The win marks the South’s second victory in a row over the North All-Stars […]

Former deputy gets five years on sex charge

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By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer The Portales News-Tribune does not routinely name victims of sexual assault. In this case, the victim has agreed to be publicly identified. CLOVIS — A former Roosevelt County Sheriff’s deputy will spend five years in prison for having sex with a female inmate. Ninth Judicial District Judge Ted Hartley […]

Lady Rams turn back Lovington, Ruidoso

PNT staff LOVINGTON — Portales got solid pitching from junior Sasha Parker and just enough offense Saturday to post a pair of wins in the District 3-4A predistrict softball tournament, beating host Lovington 5-0 and topping Ruidoso 3-1. Parker pitched three-hitters in both games, and nearly had two shutouts — she had Ruidoso blanked until […]

Sentencing for convicted deputy delayed

By Tony Parra Sentencing for a former Roosevelt County Sheriff’s deputy convicted of criminal sexual penetration has been delayed at least 60 days while the defendant undergoes a diagnostic evaluation. Ninth Judicial District Judge Ted Hartley agreed to the evaluation for former Deputy Gary Adkins during court proceedings Thursday at the Roosevelt County Courthouse. Adkins, […]

Rams snap Carlsbad winning streak

Freedom Newspapers CARLSBAD — Chris Adkins scored five consecutive points to break a 34-34 tie, and Cruz Ontiveros added a pair of late steals for Portales to secure a 44-39 upset win Friday over Class 5A Carlsbad. The Rams (9-7) led through most of the game after taking a 14-6 first-quarter advantage, but saw the […]

Officials look at teen pregnancy rates

By Tony Parra By Tony Parra PNT Staff Writer Tony_Parra@link.freedom.com Public health workers for Roosevelt and Curry counties with the help of public school officials and health committees are trying to cut down the teen birth rates, with mixed results. Carol Morgan, nurse manager for the public health office in Portales, will be introducing a […]

Deputy arrested on alleged sex charge

By Kevin Wilson A Roosevelt County Sheriff’s deputy was arrested Monday following accusations he took a prisoner out of the Roosevelt County Detention Center and had sex with her. Gary Adkins faces a second-degree charge of criminal sexual penetration. Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matt Chandler said Adkins could face a maximum sentence of nine years […]

Lady Rams keep rolling by sweeping past Loving

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By Dave Wagner Jessica Adkins didn’t come to bat every time with the bases loaded in Tuesday’s doubleheader against Loving, although it may have seemed that way. The Portales High sophomore delivered six RBIs with three hits and a bases-loaded walk, helping the Lady Rams sweep past Loving 10-0 and 12-4 at PHS’ windswept softball […]

Page had greatest love for children

By Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Sherry Page had the heart of a nurse, she gave life to everyone that entered her path making them feel unique and significant. “She enriched the lives of others because she treated all people the same,” said Eric Page, Sherry’s husband. “She had time for people and she knew how […]

Rams thump defending 3A champs

PNT Staff LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Junior guard Chris Adkins scored 11 points Wednesday to help the Portales High Rams claim fifth place in the 51st Stu Clark Tournament at New Mexico Highlands University with a 52-37 win over defending Class 3A state champion Bernalillo. PHS (6-5) took early control of the game, bolting to […]

Bush backers excited about first lady visit

By David Irvin With first lady Laura Bush scheduled to visit Clovis Wednesday, the local Republicans are ecstatic at the prospect of hearing a top figure in the Bush-Cheney campaign speak at a political rally. Since her visit was announced last week, the Clovis Republican campaign office has had a steady flow of supporters and […]

Aug. 4 Obituaries

Ruthie Painter, 56 Mrs. Ruthie Mary Beavers Painter, 56, of Texico, Sunday, Aug. 1, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Feb. 24, 1948, in Clovis. She was a lifelong resident of Texico. Family members said she loved to play cards, talk on the phone, spend time with her family […]