Agriculture land sales down

By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Much like the rest of the country, the market for agricultural land in eastern New Mexico is lagging, say local real estate agents. Charles Bennett of United Country Vista Nueva Inc. said during economic downturns, land quits selling. Bennett said when the market starts coming back, sales are so […]

Rural land sales lagging

Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Much like the rest of the country, the market for agricultural land in eastern New Mexico is lagging, say local real estate agents. Charles Bennett of United Country Vista Nueva Inc. said during economic downturns, land quits selling. Bennett said when market starts coming back, sales are so scattered that […]

Business feature: Duo deals with real estate

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Charles and Beverly Bennett own Vista Nueva, Inc., and as of January 1, they joined with the national company United Country to bring in more business. Charles has been in the real estate business for 23 years; Beverly for 13 years. “Charles wanted a change of pace instead of working on a farm to selling […]

March 29, 2009 Club notes

Altrusa International Altrusa International Inc. of Portales met last Monday in the Fellowship Hall at the First United Methodist Church, with the Service Committee in charge of arrangements. President Vaunceil Turnbough presided over the business meeting and conducted the opening ceremonies. The minutes from the previous meeting were approved. There were 33 members and seven […]

Real estate agents have new affiliation

Portales real estate agents Charles and Beverly Bennett have become affiliated with United Country Real Estate. Located at 708 S. Avenue C, their office is now called United Country–Vista Nueva Inc. “We’re excited about joining the biggest network of traditional real estate agents and auctioneers in the country,” Charles Bennett said. “United Country has jumped […]

Smith, Bennet named Pioneers of the Year at fair

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By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor Tommie Bennett is a bonafide Roosevelt County pioneer and her family has photographic proof. During Thursday’s Pioneer of the Year banquet, hosted by the Roosevelt County Old Timer’s Association, the Bennett family showed a photo of their mother, grandmother and great-grandmother winning the milking contest at the 1931 Roosevelt […]

Altrusa taking donations for Haiti

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer Portales peanut butter is more powerful than you may think. The creamy and crunchy stuff not only is a tasty treat for your family — it may also be able to save lives in a third-world country plagued by starvation and poverty. This Valentine’s Day, Altrusa International of Portales […]

Nov. 18 Club Notes

Altrusa Altrusa International of Portales, met on Monday in the Sandia Room at Eastern New Mexico University with 20 members and two guests present. President Beverly Bennett presided over the business meeting and conducted the opening ceremonies. JoNell Brooks gave the Altrusa accent. Nancy Legleiter, secretary read the minutes of the previous meeting. She also […]

Churches join forces for holiday

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Wishing to share with the community a time of fellowship has prompted the Third and Kilgore Church of Christ and the Southside Church of Christ to host a community-wide Harvest Celebration Thanksgiving dinner on Saturday. “We wanted to do something that would show the community the abundance of God’s […]

Sept. 19, 1961

• Temperatures in Portales were recorded in the low 30s even though it was still summer on the calendar. • Montgomery W. Smith, received a two-year Army ROTC scholarship at New Mexico State University. Smith, a junior was studying mechanical engineering. • Charles Bennett, of Causey, won he showmanship trophy for the swine division at […]

NCAA violated rights of ejected reporter

Editorial The National Collegiate Athletic Association is applying 20th-century thinking to 21st-century news events, tossing the constitutional right of a free press as it tossed a reporter from the press box at a college baseball tournament. The offense? Blogging. The Courier-Journal of Louisville, Ky., reported one of its sports reporters, Brian Bennett, was ejected by […]

Area woman races toward nationals

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer LUBBOCK — In her first season with the Lady Red Raiders, Dora graduate and former Eastern New Mexico University Zia Brittany Bennett is the top barrel racer in the Southwest Region, and in the process has helped the Texas Tech women’s rodeo team claim third place in the 17-team […]

Portales native to host two-day seminar

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer A family counselor from Harding University and Roosevelt County native is returning to Portales to lead a two-day seminar focused on families that are struggling with strife and dissention. Joe Brumfield, a marriage and family counselor and professor at the Searcy, Ark. university will present Answers for Struggling Families […]

Cathey elected county commissioner

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Republican candidate Billy Cathey captured the only contested seat in Roosevelt County’s general election Tuesday garnering 57 percent of the vote over Democrat Charles Bennett in the District 3 Roosevelt County Commissioner’s race. Cathey tallied 548 votes to Bennett’s 405 (43 percent). Those results are unofficial until the returns […]

Q&A with Charles Bennett

Editor’s note: The following is a profile and Q&A with Charles Bennett, Democratic candidate for Roosevelt County Commision. He faces Republican candidate Bill Cathey. in the November General Election for the seat currently held by Tom Clark. A profile on Cathey appeared in Wednesday’s issue of the PNT. Name: Charles Bennett Age: 54 Family: Beverly […]

Portales observes Literacy Day

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Literacy Day was celebrated Friday as volunteers from the Portales Altrusa Club and Eastern New Mexico University’s Zia basketball team visited Portales schools and childcare centers to read to the students. According to a press release from the New Mexico Coalition for Literacy, the day has been set aside […]

Candidates weigh in on money, trash

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Charles Bennett wants to give back to the county he raised his children in, while Bill Cathey vows to do the best job he can, but only one will win the race for Roosevelt County Commissioner for District 3 in November. The commissioner candidates were some of the candidates […]

Candidate slate set for three county positions

By Tony Parra The Roosevelt County Sheriff’s position will be a two-man race with the incumbent Tom Gossett running against county deputy Darren Hooker in the June 6 primaries. Tuesday was the only day candidates could file with the county clerk’s office and three positions will be contested. Since both of them are Republicans and […]

Obituaries for March 12, 2006

Sue Dennis Dean Services: 2 p.m. Monday at Portales Cemetery in Portales. Sue Dennis Dean, 64, of Roswell died Friday, March 10, 2006, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center. She was born on May 7, 1941, to Frank and Vera Brinson DeWeese in Dimmitt, Texas. She married Harold Dean on Dec. 4, 1993. As a […]

ENMU student preparing for Miss Rodeo America

By Shelley Gilmore Brittany Bennett of Portales is looking forward to competing in the pageant for Miss Rodeo America. She is taking a semester off from Eastern New Mexico University to compete. Currently Miss Rodeo New Mexico, Bennett will travel to Las Vegas, Nev., Nov. 27 through Dec. 3 to compete against 26 other candidates. […]