Treasurer not required to resign

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Curry County Treasurer Rhonda Bookout is not required to resign after being indicted Friday on the charge of tampering with public records, according to the New Mexico Association of Counties. Though she has elected to go on administrative leave, she is still county treasurer, said Steve Kopelman, general counsel […]

Oct. 14 Honors

Thomas L. Musick of Portales registered the fifth most Angus beef cattle in New Mexico in fiscal year 2007, ending Sept. 30, according to a press release from the American Angus Association. According to the association, Robert and Mitzi Miller of Floyd ranked 10th in the number of Angus beef cattle sold during that same […]

Sept. 9 Honors

Smith Greg Smith of Elida has recently won numerous honors at Angus cattle shows across the country. On Aug. 14 a bull he co-owns, G 13 Stand Out on reserve grand champion bull at the 2007 State Fair of West Virginia Roll of Victory (ROV) Angus Show in Lewisburg, W. Va. On Aug 18 his […]

September 5, 1976

• Portales was the host for car show that featured antique cars from both New Mexico and Texas. • The Portales Rams football team defeated the Muleshoe Mules 15-7 during the season opener held in Portales. • Russ Lovejoy, of Milnesand, was named the champion tie-down roper of the High Plains Junior Rodeo Association.

August 2, 1960

• A Horned Toad, picked up by L. L. Binkley in Ruidoso gave birth to 20 toads at his home in Portales. • The Portales branch of the American Association of University Women reported that they raised $53 with their concession stand during the Portales Days celebration. • A six bottle carton of Coca-Cola was […]

July 27, 1960

• Vic Stockard and Vernon Gibson were re-elected to serve on the Portales Valley Sweet Potato Association board of directors during the annual grower’s meeting. During the meeting, it was reported that 920 acres of sweet potatoes had been planted in Roosevelt County. • Slater Bros. Home and Auto Supply advertised 3-T Nylon all weather […]

Lane Hedeman competes in Clovis

By Eric Butler, Freedom Correspondent All of the contestants for this year’s High Plains Junior Rodeo Association Finals are from either New Mexico or Texas. But Lane Hedeman comes from such an interior portion of the Lone Star state that he might be considered an outsider to those based in either eastern New Mexico or […]

June 28, 1976

• Campbell’s Gro-Green Portales men’s softball association placed third at the La Mesa Invitational Fast-Pitch Softball Tournament. • James T Dyke was selected by Phi Kappa Psi fraternity brothers at Eastern New Mexico University as the Summerfield Scholar of the Year. • From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekdays customers could purchase two pieces […]

May 27, 1976

• Portales Women’s Softball Association announced they’re hosting a Memorial Day weekend round-robin softball tournament. • The Kenna Ladies hosted a candidate speaking event at the Kenna Community House. The event was well attended with the Kenna Ladies reporting about $98 in donations collected at the event. • David Coleman joined the Staff at First […]

Portales couple promenades way into hall of fame

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor If there is square dancing in heaven, James Pettus is probably calling one right now. The Portales resident, who died of pancreatic cancer in 2003, and his wife Wanda were the heart and soul of square dancing in eastern New Mexico for three decades, according to local square dancers. […]

Former Portales educator honored

Freedom Newspapers A former teacher and principal in Portales and Clovis schools was honored April 2. Delman Shirley of Clovis received several awards at the Curry County Association of Educational Retirees (CCAER) luncheon. Shirley served as a director on the New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (NMERB) for 23 years and as a member of its […]

City plans to buy downtown property

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Portales city councilors gave approval Tuesday to a proposal allowing Portales MainStreet to purchase several properties downtown to aid in redevelopment of the historic Yam Theater. Council gave the OK for MainStreet to use $100,000 to purchase five properties on South Main in Portales. The properties include the two […]

Peace on Earth can be costly

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers As a resident of a community with a strong military presence, I’ve often heard, “Freedom isn’t free.” It’s a notion that we sometimes have to sacrifice for our way of life, and it makes sense. As a reader of current events, I’m coming to fear something else. Apparently in Colorado, […]

Governor asks oil industry to help

The Associated Press The Associated Press SANTA FE — Gov. Bill Richardson has called on the oil and gas industry for a second time to pitch in $50 million to help consumers with high gasoline prices, but an industry leader says supply will have to increase and demand must decrease before prices will come down. […]

PNT wins five press awards

PNT Staff Report AMARILLO — The Portales News-Tribune picked up five awards on Saturday from Texas’ Panhandle Press Association. PNT staffers, along with journalists from the Clovis News Journal, produced a series of reports about the future of Cannon Air Force Base, which earned the PPA’s Community Service award, one of the organization’s top prizes. […]

NFL should rethink decision to ban local stations on their fields

Editorial The National Football League should quickly rethink its plans to forbid local television journalists from being on the sidelines during games for the 2006 season. The league’s 32 teams voted unanimously March 31 to adopt a ban for local television stations not affiliated with the network carrying the local game. The stations would be […]

6/26 Honors, organizations

Honors Clark Kassandra Clark of Dora is a recipient of the Sam Walton Community Scholarship. Clark plans to attend Eastern New Mexico University, where she will major in pre-medicine. Clark is a 2005 graduate of Dora High School. While at DHS, Clark was a member of National Honor Society, 4-H, student council, Business Professionals of […]

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 […]

Seven vying for Roosevelt County fair honors

Special to the PNT Special to the PNT Seven Roosevelt County girls will be competing for the Queen, Princess and Sweetheart titles Tuesday at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds. The day will being with the horsemanship contest in the fair arena followed by the personality contest in the Jake Lopez Center. Under the direction of Dela […]

PNT staff awarded at press contest

Freedom Newspapers PNT staff AMARILLO — The (Texas) Panhandle Press Association on Saturday awarded five honors to Portales News-Tribune staff members at its annual awards banquet. PNT photographer Lisa Sonnenschein captured a first-place award for feature photography. PNT Managing Editor Mike Linn, staff writer Kevin Wilson and columnist Helena Rodriguez also captured awards in the PPA’s […]