Tops in Blue entertains Clovis

By Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent The military performers called one routine the “Musicology of America.” Those who watched Tops in Blue at Doc Stewart Park just north of Cannon Air Force Base on Thursday used more familiar words. “It’s a real good show — good dancing, good voices,” said James Jones, one of about 2,000 […]

Portales greets rainy weather

By Mike Linn A cluster of thunderstorms swept through Curry and Roosevelt counties Wednesday, dumping more rain in a few hours than had fallen in at least a month in some places. Clovis received about a half an inch of rain and Portales received about .40 of an inch, according to unofficial reports. Before Wednesday’s […]

April 28 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael I noticed some wheat has come up and the fields are green since the recent rains on the Rogers road. It is amazing sometime how a field will blow and it is sort of a shock when the Lord sends showers and the seeds sprout and come up. Churches The Dora Church […]

La Cueva cruises to win in Clovis

By Rick White CLOVIS — On a day when Carlsbad pole vaulter Zach Graham catapulted himself to gravity-defying heights and Kenyan-born La Cueva distance standout Shadrack Kiptoo ran with effortless efficiency, a slightly built, overachieving Clovis senior stole the hearts of local fans and teammates. Matt Appelman, who earlier signed with Lone Star Conference school […]

ENMU student competes for Miss New Mexico

Tony Parra Aleiha Applegarth is not your typical Miss New Mexico contestant. When she was in elementary school, competing in the Miss America Pageant was the furthest thing from her mind. “Growing up, I thought it wasn’t much but standing on stage and looking beautiful,” Applegarth said. “I had no idea how much more there […]

Obits Feb 19

Lloyd W. Jones, 74 Lloyd W. Jones, 74, of Albuquerque, died Monday, Feb. 16, 2004, at Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque. He was born on May 1, 1929, in Wellington, Texas, to Jewell and Andrew Jones. He was descended from early Texas Panhandle settlers. In 1942, the family moved to a farm south of Portales. He […]

Snow expected as temperatures drop

Freedom Newspapers Cold weather below freezing and wind-swept snow may grace Portales residents this morning, weather officials say. Chuck Jones, a senior meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Albuquerque, said Portales will have a snow and blowing snow advisory in effect through this morning. Portales school officials will decide at 6 a.m. today whether […]

Rams open homestand against NMMI

By Kevin Wilson If anything, New Mexico Military Institute has served as proof that nothing is for sure in District 4-3A. Except, the Portales Rams hope, homecourt advantage. After starting the season 4-11, NMMI has won its first two games in district and hold the lead coming into tonight’s game at Portales. “It’s one of […]

South Couny News

Charlie Carmichael The area is still doing hay harvest but all other crop harvests are over. Thanks to area couples Tom and Robin Cox and Dusty and Tannis Cathey have spent quiet a bit of time the past few weeks working with the elementary children of the Dora Baptist Church on a Christmas program to […]

Greyhounds crushed in Wagon Wheel game

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By Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — The game could not have been more memorable for West Texas A&M coach Ronnie Jones. Eastern New Mexico University’s football team would just as soon forget it. WT handed the Greyhounds a stunning 49-23 Lone Star Conference South Division loss, capturing the “Wagon Wheel” game for the first time […]

Rattlers shaking county residents

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Mike Linn Don’t get rattled, but the snakes are out. Just ask Elida resident Scott Beard, bitten by a rattlesnake this month while fixing a flat tire. Or the youth group at Dora Baptist Church. They stumbled on one coiled and nervous on the church sidewalk a week ago. Or ask pharmacist Doyle Potter, who […]

9-14 Organization Notes

United Daughters of the Confederacy The Ellen W. Jones Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy held their first meeting of the new year which was Founder’s Day with a Mexican Stack up luncheon was served in the home of Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Ross in Clovis. Janelle Foster and Peg Kline served […]

New faces highlight Portales Open

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By Kevin Wilson Tennis, more than any other sport, is one where a small difference in skill makes a huge difference in the final score. So what happened on Saturday when a golfer making her Portales Open debut played players with decades of experience? For Cassidy Merrick, it was a chance to be a comedian. […]

ENMU trio prepares for national rodeo

By Kevin Wilson David Browder has been at the College National Finals Rodeo enough times to know a quality competitor when he sees one. By his standards, the Eastern New Mexico University rodeo coach sees three of them representing his team at this year’s CNFR. ENMU’s Chance Parsons, Kendra Jones and Dale Vickrey will be […]

Storm causes two-hour blackout in Portales

CNJ staff CNJ STAFF A Sunday evening storm left Portales without lights for a couple of hours on Sunday night, but officials reported no injuries or serious damage. A wind gust of 62 mph was reported at Cannon Air Force Base at 6:20 p.m. on Sunday, said Meteorologist Chuck Jones with the National Weather Service […]

Jones a family woman

By Angela Peacock Whether it was making a quilt for one of her children or having a cookout with friends, Gayle Jones was always doing something for her family, relatives said. Jones’s daughter Deana Privett said she remembers her family was always planning gatherings with her parents closest friends, the Mathis family. She said her […]

McMann signs on with Amarillo Dillas

By Dave Wagner After a record-setting four-year career at Eastern New Mexico University, Dallas McMann is getting his feet wet in professional baseball this summer with his hometown Amarillo Dillas. McMann signed a contract with the Class A Dillas last week as a backup catcher. He dressed for a home game Thursday night, then left […]

Jones racing team has high hopes

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By Eric Butler CLOVIS — His first rule is nothing gets in the way of family, that’s why Memorial Day weekend will be filled with racing for the Clovis-based Curt Jones Racing team at the Texas Nationals for IMCA-modified cars. Jones, driver Roger Dial and crew chief Art Ferro will make their way to the […]

Gentry, Jones claim top honors at PHS banquet

By Kevin Wilson It was a lot shorter, but just as sweet for Jeremy Jones and Jennie Gentry. Jones and Gentry were named the greatest athletes for the 2002-03 year at Portales High’s annual athletic awards banquet, held Monday night at the Memorial Building. The event was trimmed down from years’ past, amid feelings that […]

Obits 09

Gayle Jones, 54 Gayle D. Jones, 54, of Plainview, died Wednesday, May 7, 2003, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born on Nov. 21, 1948, in Olney, Texas, to Carroll and Mattie Grubbs Boland. She was raised and attended school in Portales. She married Derrell Jones on April 21, 1980, in Portales. She […]