Judge to review motion in Bedford trial

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor The constitutionality of the death penalty statutes in New Mexico were argued in a pre-trial hearing Monday in the Roosevelt County District courtroom in the case of a man accused of killing a retired Portales couple in 2005. Defense attorney Gary Mitchell of Ruidoso has filed four motions on […]

Extension clubs going strong after 8 decades

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Roosevelt County has had a long tradition of active extension clubs and while they may have fallen out of style in some communities, they’ve survived and thrived on the eastern plains of New Mexico, according to county extension officials. Sharing in friendship and fellowship, ladies from the Roosevelt County […]

Fair royalty reunites

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Royalty reigned at the first Roosevelt County Fair Queen Reunion, held Friday at the Jake Lopez Community Center. Past fair queens, sweethearts and sweetheart princesses mingled with this year’s reigning royalty and contestants to share lunch and reminisce about years past. Who the first Roosevelt County fair queen was […]

Super Sunday often equals super problems

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By Tony Parra Football fans around Portales will be doing what millions of people will be doing on Sunday, watching the Pittsburgh Steelers take on the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XL. However, winning and losing may not be the only concern on that day. Local law enforcement will keep a watchful eye on that […]

Oct. 1 Obituaries

Jerry Lee Hunter Mr. Jerry Lee Hunter, 59, of Las Vegas, N.M., died Thursday, Sept. 29, 2005, at Las Vegas Medical Center in Las Vegas, N.M. He was born Jan. 31, 1946, in Clovis to Clay Francis and Helen Calder Hunter. Survivors include his sister, Edith Winegeart of Tucumcari; brother, Johnny Hunter of Nowata, Okla.; […]

‘50s performers play at Mesa Elementary

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Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers A guitar slung over his shoulder and musical legends at his side, Fireballs member George Tomsco sung to a frenzied audience. “It’s awesome,” Kelsey Foster, 12, said during the performance. “Yeah, it’s pretty cool,” her friend Jamie Malone, 11, shouted. During Tomsco’s Friday morning performance, the two sixth-graders danced on the […]

Rosin up your bow

By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer Lance Dial’s music career began at age 14 when he picked up a fiddle. Twenty-four years later he still saws on the fiddle and has even written a few songs along the way. Dial returns to the area Wednesday to play at Kelley’s Bar and Grill after spending the […]

Floyd sweeps Logan

PNT Staff FLOYD — Sophomore Blair Jaramillo scored a career-high 22 points Friday night to lead the Floyd Lady Broncos to a 71-60 victory over Logan. Floyd (5-5) used its pressure defense to force several turnovers and key a 27-11 fourth-quarter run that erased a 49-44 lead for the Lady Longhorns (3-6). Juniors Kelli Johnson […]

Oct. 19 Obituaries

Celeste Alloy, 48 Celeste Alloy, 48, of Portales, died Saturday, Oct. 16, 2004, at her home. She was born on Jan. 3, 1956, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Marie and Frank Alloy. She moved from Brooklyn to Portales in 1971. She graduated from Eastern New Mexico University in 1977 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and […]

Belle Cox Lifestory

By Laurie Stone Belle McCall Cox was a woman known for her style, grace class and humor. She touched the lives of many by conveying the importance of family unity and treating others as she wanted to be treated. Family members said she lived for the game of bridge, teaching most of her grandchildren to […]