Elida High School student dies after crash

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By Karl Terry A single-vehicle rollover has claimed the life of an Elida High School student. Clayton Ford, 16, of Chaves County, died at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday in Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas. He was a junior at Elida High School. His parents are Rick and Connie Ford, according to school officials. Ford was […]

Downtown gallery hosts open house for sculptor

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By Tony Parra Art enthusiasts will have an opportunity to admire sculpture works from a man whose bronze sculptures have been purchased by people from around the world during an open house from noon to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Curtis Ford, a sculptor, will travel to Portales and be at the Investments Out West […]

Ford’s wisdom, insight inspired others

Life Story Laurie Stone: PNT Correpondent BIOGRAPHY Name: Barbara Ellen Ford Born: Feb. 28, 1937 Died: Sept. 23, 2005 Preceded in death by: Her parents, and her husband who died July 15, 1974. Survived by: Two sons, Matthew Ford (and wife, Mary) of Dallas and Richard Ford of Terrell, Texas; a daughter Alexandra “Sandy” Floyd […]

Fire Prevention week kicks off; competition heating up

(From left to right) Sparky the fire dog, Mr. Bruce Ford, assistant fire prevention chief, and Chief Master Sgt. Ivan Godwin, 27th Civil Engineer Squadron, look on as Col. John Posner, 27th Fighter Wing commander, signs the proclamation. Melanie Salazar The Cannon Air Force Base Fire Department kicked off Fire Prevention week Tuesday, and has […]

Sept. 27 Obituaries

Barbara Ford Services: 2 p.m. today at Central Christian Church in Portales. Mrs. Barbara Ford, 68 of Portales, died Sept. 23, 2005, at the Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born Feb. 28, 1937, in New York, N.Y., to Julia and Harry MacNeil. She grew up in Long Island, Prescott, Ariz., and Albuquerque. […]

Tucumcari Altrusa branch holding yearly car lottery

By Ryn Gargulinski: Freedom Newspapers TUCUMCARI — It’s wonderful to win a new car — just ask Tucumcari’s Alex Mills, who struck gold two years ago with a Ford Mustang. The only problem was Alex was 5 years old at the time. The wheels he won from the 2003 Altrusa Car Party didn’t go to […]

Lady Tigers close in on second spot in district

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By Dave Wagner ELIDA — The Elida Lady Tigers have set themselves up pretty well for the No. 2 spot in District 3-1A. In their next game, they’ll have a shot at No. 1 Fort Sumner. Elida got 18 points from senior guard Casey Ford Tuesday night and cruised past Floyd 60-36. The Lady Tigers […]

Mascot talk makes one weary

By Jim Lee I really appreciate that relatively new statue in front of the Campus Union Building at Eastern New Mexico University. But I have always been intrigued by naming a university mascot after a bus going through town. According to the official account of acquiring the greyhound as the symbol of the teams published […]

Elida boys ease past Dora in District 3-1A opener

PNT Staff ELIDA — The Elida Tigers outscored Dora 20-10 in the fourth quarter Tuesday night to rally for a 60-57 victory in the District 3-1A opener for both teams. Senior Dylan Radcliff scored 19 points and freshman Wesley Gilmore added 14 for the Tigers (11-6, 1-0 district). Juniors Tyler Wilhoit and Brent Hays led […]

Elida girls garner semifinal win in Roswell tourney

PNT Staff ROSWELL — Senior guard Casey Ford scored a season-high 16 points Tuesday night to help the Elida Lady Tigers reach the finals of a tournament at Roswell Goddard with a 49-28 win over the Roswell High junior varsity. The Lady Tigers will play for the championship at 1 p.m. today against the Goddard […]

Lady Tigers advance to semifinals

PNT Staff ROSWELL — The Elida Lady Tigers outscored Roswell Goddard “C” team 23-4 in the third quarter to break open a close game en route to a 53-29 victory over the Lady Rockets Monday in a quarterfinal game of a tournament hosted by Goddard. Senior Adrienne Coe scored 17 points for the Lady Tigers […]

Elida posts sweep over Lovington JVs

PNT Staff LOVINGTON — The Elida basketball jumped over the .500 mark on Monday with a sweep of the Lovington junior varsity squads. Elida won the boys game 50-35 while the Lady Tigers came away with a 44-28 victory. Dylan Radcliff scored 22 points for Elida’s boys, including a pair of first-quarter 3-pointers. His other […]

Nov. 24 Elida News

By Nita Thurman Transitions Birthday this week: Emily Hamilton, Bennie Jemez, Joel Moore, Kent Winders, Wanda Chenault, Debby Canon, Nathan Erdman, Margaret Wilcox, Jeff Bilbery, Clayton Ford and Tommy Hogg. Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. Jake Howard and Mr. and Mrs. Sam Southard. Church news There will be a Christmas musical Dec. 5 at the Methodist […]

Suspect nabbed in Web sting

Darrell Maurina A three-week undercover sting operation led to the arrest of George Ford, 28, who police say used the Internet to lure what he thought was a 14-year-old girl into a meeting. Ford actually had been corresponding with a state police agent via e-mail and arranged to meet her in the Clovis area, according […]