Communities gathering to celebrate fourth

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Roosevelt County residents will be celebrating the red-white-and-blue traditional holiday throughout the July Fourth weekend. Residents can view the fireworks display sponsored by the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce via donations from residents and the lodger’s tax fund on Monday. Sharon King, Roosevelt Chamber of Commerce manager, said the […]

6/28 Obituaries

Julius Johnson Jr., 73 Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at the 21st Street Church of Christ in Clovis. Mr. Julius Jordan “Jay” Johnson Jr., 73, of Clovis, died Saturday, June 25, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born Dec. 20, 1931, in Yeso, to Julius and Vera Johnson. Johnson was a retired captain […]

After-party cleanup, wardrobe planning coming on show

Information on quick and easy post-party clean up and wardrobe planning will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at noon and on Saturday at 2 p.m. (All times are Mountain). “Creative Living” airs on public broadcasting station, KENW-TV, from Eastern New Mexico University in Portales. Deborah Durham will show what she calls […]

2005 Heritage Days Results

Here are results from the annual Heritage Days celebration held at City Park in Portales on Saturday: Fiddler’s contest 10-and-under – 1. Colby Carter; 2. Deliss Langley; 3. Seth Bobles 11-16 – 1. Cimarron Shannon; 2. Jordan Hackett; 3. Kelsey Timmons 17-21 – 1. Ellen Bone 22-55 – 1. Cory Williams; 2. Molly Gardner; 3. […]

Food drive comes

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Portales letter carriers will have a heavier load to pick up on their mail routes this Saturday as part of the 13th Annual National Food Drive. The National Association of Letter Carriers is working in conjunction with the United States Postal Service to collect canned food items such as […]

Track teams finish fourth

PNT Staff LOVINGTON — Both Portales High track teams finished fourth behind host Lovington, Artesia and Roswell High in Friday’s seven-school Ross Black Relays. For the boys, the best finishes were seconds by Tyler Johnson in discus (125-8 3/4) and the 1,600 relay team of Steven Heckert, Amador Lujan, Joey Moore and Jason Needham (3:45.10). […]

4/15 Obituaries

Betty Hill, 61 Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Portales Cemetery. Betty Maye Hill, 61, of Deming, died Wednesday, April 13, 2005, at Mimbres Memorial Care and Rehabilitation Center in Deming. She was born on March 24, 1944, in Long Beach, Calif., to William R. and Ella Maye Stephen. She and her husband moved to Deming […]

Office to pay tribute to victims

By Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent District Attorney Matt Chandler said victims of violence are all too often forgotten once a trial is over. The first-year district attorney asked the Curry County Commission on Tuesday to help rectify the problem by funding a Victims Memorial Garden to be built near the Main Street entrance of the […]

Lady Broncos second in season-opening track meet

PNT Staff DEXTER — Juniors Amber Moss and Kelli Johnson each took two individual wins Friday to lead Floyd’s girls to a second-place finish in the season-opening Demon Relays track meet. Moss won the 100 in 13.8 seconds and the 200 in 28.52 while Johnson ran winning times of 6:02.34 in the 1,600 and 13:15.83 […]

Lady Rams top Ruidoso

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By Dave Wagner Now that they’ve finished off a District 4-3A championship, Portales High girls basketball coach Brenda Gomez is looking forward to a good seed in the state tournament. The two-time defending Class 3A champion Lady Rams had a tough time with Ruidoso Friday night, but eighth grader Tara Johnson helped handle the Lady […]

Lady Rams whip Roswell

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By Kevin Wilson With their No. 1 seeds in district already locked up, Class 3A Portales and Class 4A Roswell High arguably had nothing to play for Saturday night. Ashleah Richards and Tara Johnson provided evidence to the contrary, as they keyed a late 10-0 run to help the host Lady Rams win 59-49 and […]

Feb. 6 Floyd School News

By Jennifer Essary Upcoming events • No school Friday for parent/teacher conferences. • Spring pictures will be Feb. 18. Basketball • Tuesday: Junior varsity and varsity girls andboys at Elida. 4:30 p.m. • Friday: Junior varsity and varsity birls and boys vs. Melrose at Melrose. 4 p.m. “A” honor roll Taryn Lee, Tessa Nall, Jessie […]

Children learn from lockin

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By Tony Parra Martin Luther King Jr. said he had a dream that one day “all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing” in the speech he gave on Aug. 28, 1963 on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in […]

Lady Rams bounce back for split in Shoot Out

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By Dave Wagner Kirtland Central girls coach Mike Christie says that when junior guard Devin Diehl isn’t making shots, the Lady Broncos often struggle. Diehl was certainly on her game Friday night in the Ram Shoot Out at the Portales High School gym, pouring in seven of Kirtland’s 11 3-pointers en route to a career-best […]

Lady Rams finish fifth in tourney

By Eric Butler RIO RANCHO — It was Portales coach Brenda Gomez’ express wish, after a quarterfinal loss in the Mel Otero Rio Rancho Invitational on Thursday, that her Lady Rams break an 0-4 winless streak to start the season. As soon as possible. Two days later, Portales (2-4) had done just that with a […]

Dec. 12 Floyd School News

By Jennifer Essary Upcoming events • School board will meet Monday at 7 p.m. • Final Exams are Dec. 20-22. • Classes will dismiss for Christmas Holidays at noon on Dec. 22. They will resume Jan. 4. Basketball • Tuesday, Junior High Boys and Girls vs. Elida at Elida, 4:30 p.m. • Friday, JV Girls […]

Broncos host Melrose in six-man finals

PNT Staff The District 3 finale turned out to be a preview of the six-man state championship game. Floyd and Melrose collide for the second time in four weeks at noon on Saturday in Floyd, with homefield advantage determined on Sunday in a coin flip between Broncos coach Jeff Gillespie and Melrose coach Dickie Roybal. […]

Rams play at Lovington in season finale

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By Dave Wagner Since a 3-0 start, it’s been pretty much nothing but tough times for the Portales High Rams. Things don’t look to get much easier this week when they travel to Lovington for Friday’s 7 p.m. District 4-3A and regular-season finale. The Rams (3-6, 0-2 district) are out of the postseason running and […]

Zias post win at Wayland Baptist

PNT Staff PLAINVIEW, Texas — Senior Kelley McGinty posted a double-double with 14 kills and 10 digs and the Eastern New Mexico University Zias defeated Wayland Baptist 30-27, 30-28, 30-16 Thursday night in non-conference volleyball. Lindsay Schiely added 12 kills for the Zias (21-7). Senior Jessica Weeks and junior Olivia Boan had 14 and 13 […]

PHS, Ruidoso looking to stay alive

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By Dave Wagner When the Ruidoso Warriors visit Portales High on Friday night, the stakes won’t be as high as the last time the teams met at Blackwater Draw. There will still be plenty on the line, though. Both will be fighting for their playoff lives in a District 4-3A clash set for 7 p.m. […]