Bethanie Baker to represent Clovis in Mrs. New Mexico Pageant

Freedom New Mexico Bethanie Baker is the new Mrs. Clovis-America 2012, according to a release from the Mrs. New Mexico Pageant. Baker will represent the city in the 36th annual Mrs. New Mexico Pageant on Feb. 4 at the Rodey Theater in Albuquerque. The winner of the pageant goes on to compete in the Mrs. […]

Portales man charged with child abuse, DWI

PNT staff report A 37-year-old Roosevelt County man has been arrested on accusations that he was driving while intoxicated with an unrestrained toddler in the back seat. Manuel Gallegos is charged with child abuse and altering vehicle registration, both felonies, as well as a third offense of aggravated DWI, not maintaining lanes, driving on a […]

Reader-submitted content: ENMU student starts tornado relief effort

Robin Haislett Lawrence Baker, an Eastern New Mexico University senior communications student from Portales and Dumas, Texas, is spearheading an effort to donate goods to the children impacted by the devastating tornado that decimated Joplin, Mo. Baker lived near Joplin, Mo. for a few years. While watching the news he was shocked “to just see […]

Peanut prices remain high despite lower acreage

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PNT staff report Peanut acreage in the Portales valley is down, but prices are high, a local grower has said. Portales valley stretches from Floyd to Arch. Roosevelt County peanut farmer Wayne Baker said contracts for peanuts are offering $950 per ton for conventional peanuts and $1,400 per ton for organic peanuts, although farmers don’t […]

Clovis man killed, others injured in rollover crash

PNT report A Clovis man died and four other people were injured in a one-vehicle rollover crash early Friday morning near Portales. State Police Lt. Cleo Baker said a 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe driven by 27-year-old Tyrone Phillips of Clovis was east-bound on U.S. 70 when the driver lost control just before 2 a.m. at the […]

Birthdays — Sept. 12

Baker Ellis E. “Sid” Baker of Portales celebrated his 90th birthday on Sept. 2, 2010. The celebration was hosted by his children and grandchildren. Sid was born Sept. 6, 1920, in Floyd County, Texas. He has one daughter, two grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

State police seize 400 pounds of marijuana from plane crash

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By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico New Mexico State Police are investigating a Monday night “controlled crash” of a plane filled with more than 400 pounds of marijuana. NMSP Lt. Cleo Baker said the plane landed in a field south of Tucumcari. The pilot, identified as a 34-year-old man from Louisville, Ky., was traveling to […]

Business Feature: Retirees delve into second business

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When Jo Anna Baker and her husband, Wayne, retired from farming, she didn’t know what she could do with her time. After some thought and the purchase of an embroidery machine, Baker realized there was a need in Portales for a custom embroidery shop. Baker said she slowly started to add equipment to her shop. […]

First impressions key, AD candidate says

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer First impressions are important. Wayne Baker knows that. Just in case he didn’t, a coach he hopes to work with reminded him. “You’ll be surprised the number of recruits that come in the evening,” Eastern New Mexico University baseball coach Phil Clabaugh said, “and (you’ll) go get them for […]

In Tribute: 2008

Editor’s note: Following are names of those with area ties who died in 2008. The list was compiled by Administrative Assistant Caritina Pineda and proofread by PNT Senior Writer Argen Duncan. Any omissions or errors will be corrected in our online publication at www.cnjonline.com. Please call Pineda (763-6991) or Duncan (356-4481) with corrections. AAguirri, Miriam […]

Drug court offers incarceration alternative

By Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent Lawrence Baker knew he needed help to kick his drug habit. He found the structure and incentive he needed through the 9th Judicial Drug Court program. “I had tried to quit on my own before, through N.A. (Narcotics Anonymous),” Baker said. “But the steady regimen of (Drug Court) is what […]

Peanut crop pleases local farmers

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor It’s not always a golden harvest. But this year local peanut growers and processors say the weather has been perfect and the nuggets they’re bringing in are bright of hull and sweet tasting. “It’s going great,” Sunland CEO and President Jimmie Shearer said. “Weather-wise this is probably the best […]

Helicopter based at area hospital

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Roosevelt General Hospital now has AeroCare during the day, allowing the facility to transport patients to Lubbock in a timely manner. According to RGH administrator James D’Agostino, the helicopter is based at the hospital on a temporary basis. During the day, Aerocare is on site and at night the […]

Peanut producers gather for meeting

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Responding to the recent samonella outbreak that occurred in February, a National Peanut Board representative was on hand to help reassure peanut producers that peanut butter is continuing to remain a staple in many households. With the recent outbreak of salmonella poisoning found in peanut butter, peanuts have been […]

Obituaries for May 24, 2006

Lori Dawn Taylor Services: 2 p.m. Thursday at Steed-Todd Chapel. Lori Dawn Taylor, 40, of Texico, died Sunday, May 21, 2006, at her home. She was born Feb. 1, 1966, in Clovis to Tom and Stephanie Cox. She married Leonard F. Taylor on Feb. 4, 1988. Family members said she was a loving wife, mother, […]

4/21 Obituaries

C.M. Baker, 91 Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Calvary Baptist Church in Portales. Mr. C.M. Baker, 91, of Portales, died Wednesday, April 20, 2005, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. He was born on March 23, 1914, in Vienna, Ill., to Alpha and George M. Baker. He came to the Elida area intending to stay […]

Volunteers work to build no-kill animal shelter

By Tony Parra Rescuers from All-4-One Animal Rescue are working with members of the animal shelters in Portales and Clovis to try to prevent the deaths of thousands of stray animals in Portales and Clovis each year. Caroll Baker, one of the members of All-4-One Animal Rescue, said members of the volunteer organization help in […]

Jan. 2 Obituaries

Essie Baker, 90 Essie Baker, 90, of Portales, died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born Aug. 2, 1914, to Nancy and Chester Lee Dement. She graduated from Portales High School. She married Arlon Baker on Aug. 5, 1933. She raised her children in Portales. She spent her […]

Obits 9/3

Jerry Davis, 64 Mr. Jerry G. Davis, 64, of Roswell, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2003, at Casa Maria Care Center in Roswell. He was born on July 16, 1939, in Roswell, to John Gregg and Magnolia Ward Davis. He graduated from Portales High School in 1958. He married Donna Philpott in 1961. He married Ludene […]