Elida students’ mural to be published

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Elida Elementary School fourth-graders participated in a nation wide art project. The collaborative art project between 42 other schools in the U.S. challenged students to create a mural of their state. Joeli Cathey’s class created a 5-foot-by-6-foot replica of New Mexico that will appear with other state murals in […]

Mayor: Stoplight may take two years

By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer The intersection of Main and Second streets may not receive at stoplight until 2011, Portales Mayor Orlando Ortega Jr. has said. Monday night at a regular session of the Portales City Council in City Hall, Roosevelt County Commissioner Bill Cathey asked the council whether it had estimates of when […]

June 7 Engagements

Fleetwood-Cathey Buddy and Cheryl Hinshaw of Snyder, Texas, and Aquilla and Sheree Fleetwood of Johnson City, Texas, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Courtney LeAnn Fleetwood to Timothy James (T.J.) Cathey, son of Bill and Joeli Cathey of Dora and Patricia Gubbs of Sanderson, Texas. The couple will exchange vows Oct. 10, […]

Dec. 30, 2007 Engagements

Partin/Huddleston Jerry and Karla Partin of Portales announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Emily Partin, of Portales, to Jeffery Huddleston of Clovis. He is the son of Wayne and Dana Huddleston of Katy, Texas. The couple will exchange vows at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 19 at Central Christian Church in Portales. The reception […]

Officials: Repaving of N.M. 206 not likely until spring

By Karl Terry: PNT managing editor New Mexico Department of Transportation officials say they’re getting closer to determining the cause for failure of new pavement on N.M. 206 between Portales and Dora. A permanent fix isn’t likely until spring, however. “Our lab has done quite a bit of testing and it looks like there’s a […]

Summer reading program to start

By Casey Peacock, PNT Staff Writer A world of reading and adventure await area children as the annual Portales Public Library’s summer reading program “Camp Read A-lot” begins on Monday. The seven-week program will kick off with registration and a jumping house that will be in front of the library from 10 a.m. to noon, […]

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 Billy Cathey

Editor’s note: The following is a profile and Q&A with Billy Cathey, Republican candidate for Roosevelt County Commision. He faces Democratic candidate Charles D. Bennett in the November General Election for the seat currently held by Tom Clark. A profile on Bennett will appear in a coming issue of the PNT. Name: Billy B. Cathey […]

ENMU kicks off Digital Cinema Arts degree program

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Digital Cinema Arts, a new degree program being offered at Eastern New Mexico University just approved this summer is starting to roll this fall. While ENMU has been teaching film related classes for the past 10 years, according to ENMU Professor of Art Greg Erf, the idea of putting […]

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 […]

News Briefs

Floyd News Transitions Birthdays: Dink Miller, Felecia Harvey. Upcoming events l Seniors will meet Thursday for games and fellowship. Pot Luck is at 6pm and games begin at 7. l The Back Porch Pickers will meet Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Community Building. Please note their will be no meeting on July 3 due […]

May 18 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael The moisture on Saturday night and Sunday morning was really a blessing to all. There was about half an inch over the area, some a little over and no complaints about that. Farming There is some cotton up in the Garrison area on Hershell and Weldon’s places and it is all planted […]

May 4 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael We are wondering about this colder spell here on Sunday. It is certainly unusually late since it seemed spring had arrived for good. In any case, it hadn’t been warm enough, long enough to warm the ground suitable for planting corn or peanuts. Visitor Tannis Cathey’s mother was here visiting over the […]

April 13 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael Area residents are mowing grass, preparing flower beds and garden spots in anticipation of flowers and food fresh from their own garden. Commodities The Dora area commodities will be here for distribution, probably April 20. New arrival Little Tyler Jefferson arrived last Wednesday. He weighs a little more than 6 lb. and […]

Jamboree hosts a variety of performers from eight to 70 something.

By Leslie Radford: CNJ staff writer There will be fiddlers, a trick-rope expert, country music, gospel music, an enchilada dinner, cowboy poets and comedians as more than 30 performers will participate in 55th annual Floyd Lions Club Country Jamboree. The Grand Old Opry-style show started tonight in Floyd and runs through Sunday afternoon. Eight-year-old Amy […]

Conquerors post easy win

By Dave Wagner The Faith Triumphant boys basketball team bolted to a 13-0 lead in less than two minutes and cruised past overmatched Lubbock Christ the King 97-39 Monday afternoon at the FTCS gym. Junior Caleb Richards led the Conquerors (8-3) with 22 points and 15 rebounds, with all but two of the team’s 12 […]

Conquerors roll to fourth victory

PNT Staff LUBBOCK — Eric Cathey and Tim Smith led a balanced Faith Triumphant attack with 16 points each Tuesday as the Conquerors rolled past Lubbock Christ the King 75-28. Caleb Richards added 14 points and Luis McCain 11 for the Conquerors, who improved to 4-0 for the season. FTCS extended a 19-4 first-quarter lead […]

Nov. 28 Obituaries

Dixie Aday, 79 Mrs. Dixie Jean Aday, 79, of Portales, died Friday, Nov. 26, 2004, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born on May 17, 1925, in Hollis, Okla., to Bessie and Claude E. Gamble. She moved to Clovis in 1925, when she was a few months old. She graduated from Clovis […]

Success at fair means returns for some events

By Tony Parra Good crowds will likely mean a return performance for the Spanish Musical Fair and Demolition Derby at Roosevelt County’s fair, officials said on Tuesday. Scott Tucker, Demolition Derby organizer, said there were approximately 2,500 people for the derby’s second year. Fair board president Kent Best said there were approximately 1,500 people for […]

James teacher earns Wal-Mart honor

By Tony Parra The School Board Members recognized Joeli Cathey as the Portales Wal-Mart Teacher of the Year during the school board meeting on Monday. Cathey said she has been teaching for three years for James Elementary and in her first year teaching she split time working for James Elementary and the junior high. Cathey […]