Cannon Varsity Basketball team defeats Dyess

Master Sgt. Robert Evans, 27th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Cannon Air Force Base’s Men’s Varsity Basketball team hit the hardwood Saturday for a double header against Dyess Air Force Base in an early season contest. This year’s team is very young but athletic. Cannon got off to a slow start falling behind 3 to 6, but […]

Construction continues on new surgical center in Clovis

Tonya Garner: Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — Construction on a $4 million surgical center will restart Wednesday, according to a project official. City building inspector Pete Wilt said a new permit has been issued and some ground work has begun at the site. The outpatient surgery center will be located at 2421 W. 21st St. According […]

Code talker shares experiences

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By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers San Juan Pueblo resident Jack Jones was once punished for speaking his native language. Transported by the government from his riverside home in Montezuma, Utah, at 7 years old, Jones learned English in a Colorado boarding school. There he was told his name was Jack; he was warned not to […]

Lady Cats finish with split

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Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers Clovis’ Lady Cats opened their soccer season slowly, but learned from their mistakes and finished Friday with a split. In the first game, the Lady Cats fell behind early and never recovered, losing to Moriarty 3-0. The Pintos dominated the first half of play, limiting the Lady Cats to only one […]

Closure would hurt economy

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Portales school administrators, business owners and city officials are holding their collective breath until September when the status of Cannon Air Force Base is crystal clear. While the city is not expected to feel the economic difficulties that Clovis anticipates if Cannon is closed as recommended by Department of […]

6/10 Obituaries

Danny Ruther, 21 Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel in Portales. Danny Ruther, 21, of Portales, died Wednesday, June 8, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on Feb. 16, 1984, in Hollister, Calif. He grew up in Floyd where he attended school. He graduated from Centennial High School in […]

Coyotes cause problems for many in area

By Ryn Gargulinksi They’re cunning. They’re clever. And they’re everywhere. The critters in question are the coyote — and area hunters revere them as some of the smartest varmints they have ever met. Roy Tivis of Portales recalls sitting out on a hunt with his usual partners, sons Rodney and Richard, and calling a coyote […]

Top students to speak at PHS graduation

By Kevin Wilson: PNT Managing Editor Kari Jones has always been one to set long-term goals. The future New Mexico State University pre-chiropracty student had wanted to be just that since eighth grade. “When my mom went to the chiropracter,” Jones said, “I wanted to do a better job than he did.” Six years before […]

Portales’ business climate is good

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By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Business is booming with more than 10 new businesses which have been started in Portales over the last year, according to the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce Annual Report. It’s an encouraging sign for Kim Huffman, Community Development Director, and chamber officials. “Portales is growing,” Huffman said. “The business […]

4/29 Obituaries

Ruby Beeckler Services: 10 a.m. (CDT) Saturday at Robertson Chapel of Memories in Clarendon, Texas. Ruby Beeckler, 95, of Clovis, died Wednesday, April 27, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on July 18, 1909, in Elida, to Billy Latth and Mary Elizabeth Stewart Moffitt. She was a salesperson at Casual […]

4/12 Obituaries

Funerals Today Opal Hurst “O.H.” Jones — 2 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church in Portales.

4/10 Obituaries

Opal Jones, 98 Services: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Calvary Baptist Church in Portales. Mr. Opal Hurst “O.H.” Jones, 98, of Portales, died Saturday, April 9, 2005, at his home. He was born March 26, 1907, Fulton County, Ark., to Dora and Grayson Jones. The family moved to New Mexico in 1925, settling in the Garrison […]

3/20 Obituaries

William A. Hawkins, 84 Services: 12 p.m. Saturday, April 2, 2005, at VFW Post 9515 in Portales. Mr. William A. “Willie” Hawkins, 84, of Portales, died Thursday, March 17, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. He was born on July 29, 1920, in Ardmore, Okla., to Eula Pearl and George Washington Hawkins. He […]

Feb. 22 Obituaries

Ruby Jones, 82 Services: Have been held. Ruby F. Jones, 82, of Clovis, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Jan. 30, 1923, in Taiban, to W.F. Miller and Beulah Ava Traylor. She owned Jones Rentals from 1964 to 1995 in Clovis. She worked at the […]

Feb. 20 Obituaries

Lucretia Jones, 84 Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Arch Baptist Church. Mrs. Lucretia “Teresia” Jones, 84, of Arch, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2005, at her home. She was born on April 29, 1920, in Laurel County, Ky., to Augusta and Leonard W. Johnson. She lived her entire childhood in a log home in Laurel […]

Warriors stun Conquerors

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PNT Staff Guard Jon Jones scored 15 of his game-high 25 points in the fourth quarter Monday night and Hereford Community Christian stunned Faith Triumphant 70-65 at the FTCS gym. Nathan Louden had 23 points and Brook Brookhart 12 for the Warriors (13-7), who had lost to FTCS by 21 points in each of the […]

Jan. 28 Obituaries

Helen M. Bow, 85 Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Portales Cemetery. Mrs. Helen M. Bow, 85, of Portales, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born on Feb. 28, 1919, in Paul’s Valley, Okla., to Ethel and Jonathan Short. She grew up in Oklahoma and New Mexico. She […]

Donation requires years of growing

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By Kevin Wilson For some people, finding the perfect Christmas gift for that special somebody only takes minutes. For others, it can take weeks. For Victoria Garrett, it took her two years to make the perfect gift for somebody she will never meet. She came one step closer to giving that gift on Wednesday as […]

Farwell girls beat Lady Coyotes

By Dave Wagner FARWELL, Texas — In a physical game with neither team having much depth, outside shooting gave the Farwell Lady Blue a big lift Friday night against Dora. Sophomore guard Dellani Jones kept Farwell close with three first-half 3-pointers, and fellow sophomore Salida Edwards helped the Lady Blue take control by scoring nine […]

Fire claims home of couple

By Tony Parra An elderly couple will be without their home this Christmas after a fire burned down their two-bedroom house late Wednesday evening. Portales Fire Department fire fighters responded to a call at 10:44 p.m. on Wednesday of a fire at the residence of 288 South Roosevelt Road U. Portales Fire Marshal Mike Running […]