Scott highlights Black History Month at ENMU

By Tony Parra Barry Scott said that despite dealing with racism he has remained positive and wanted ENMU students and other audience members to do the same no matter what obstacles they confront. Scott is an African-American motivational speaker who has been on other campuses and preached the importance of Martin Luther King Jr.. “He’s […]

N.M. Ag Expo preparing for 14th year

By Tony Parra The New Mexico Ag Expo held each year can be best described as the face of the community. The 2006 New Mexico Agricultural Expo will feature everything from old tractor driving games, quilt and fashion shows to important, up-to-date industry developments for dairymen, ranchers and farmers. There are also several demonstrations and […]

God’s word a daily valentine for everyone

By Joan Clayton Valentine’s Day comes once a year. It is associated with hearts candy and flowers. The central theme is one of expressing love. God sends his valentine every day. His valentine contains love unequaled. He expresses to you and me the greatest love the world has ever known or will ever know. In […]

Portales residents remember King, message

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968, but his vision continues to live on and on Monday African-Americans living in Portales took the time to remember what Martin Luther King Jr. had envisioned for everybody living in the United States, irregardless of the color of their […]

King left practical message of hope

“Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.” — Martin Luther King Jr. When it comes to historical figures, people often feel either a need to embrace them entirely, ignoring or denying contradictory or troubling things that they said or did. The other, mirror-image […]

Area to celebrate legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Marlena Hartz : Freedom Newspapers The legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. could be in jeopardy, according to President of the Martin Luther King Jr. Commission of Clovis Joyce Pollard. “A lot young people today don’t know about Martin Luther King Jr. — about what he stood for, about what he fought for,” the former […]

Two killed in train, truck collision

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Andy Jackson: Freedom Newspapers BOVINA — The driver and passenger in a truck died Friday afternoon after the vehicle collided with a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train near U.S. 60, a mile north of Bovina. The bodies of a male driver and a female passenger of the Peterbilt truck were located along the side of […]

Letters to the Editor (Nov. 16)

Cold, hard reality is finally convincing many of us what learned predictions could not: Most of the policies of the Bush administration are tearing our country apart. Many good Republicans, especially, are wondering how and why we’ve come to this point. Speaking from the right, noted columnist Pat Buchanan said of the recent Harriet Miers […]

Cowboy singer/poet Casey to headline Chamber banquet

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer A cowboy songwriter/poet from Big Sky Country will be in Portales on Thursday to entertain people who attend the Annual Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce Banquet. The Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce banquet is scheduled to take place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Portales High School Cafeteria. T.J. Casey […]

Couple brings pictures new life

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Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Editor’s Note: The following is a part of an ongoing series of stories about local business owners in Portales. If a picture can say a thousand words, a husband and wife team in Portales is finding ways for the picture to say even more. John Lowry-King and Betty King-Lowry owners […]

Portales residents continue to help victims

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Portales residents continue with efforts to help Hurricane Katrina victims, even as the need for cash donations become increasingly urgent. Some organizations have stopped accepting clothing and food donations because these items require manpower to separate and itemize, said to Chuck Haman, Portales city emergency management coordinator. Haman said he […]

Shooting death leaves community shocked

By Kevin Wilson Residents of Causey may have felt a little safer with the increased presence of law enforcement in their community, but simultaneously less safe due to the reason law enforcement is there — the shooting death of Jimmy “Bo” Chunn. Chunn, 71, was discovered July 8 shot in his home in the town […]

Weapon loaders put to the test

By Tony Parra Weapon loaders at Cannon Air Force Base have a motto when it comes to their job — without weapons an F-16 fighter jet is just part of another airline. A trio of three-man teams battled for the title of “The Best Weapons Load Crew” on Friday during the 27th Fighter Wing’s quarterly […]

6/21 ENMU Page

ENMU Briefs By ENMU Communication Services Buses providing rides to BRAC Arrangements have been made for buses to take Eastern New Mexico University employees from Greyhound Arena’s parking lot to Clovis and back again at the conclusion of the Base Realignment and Closure Commission hearing on Friday. Employees need to arrive by 6 a.m. to […]

Chamber’s new manager aims for future

By Marc Schoder: PNT Correspondent When Sharon King retired from Eastern New Mexico University in May, her original plan was to relax. Instead, she took over as Roosevelt Chamber of Commerce manager on June 1. The self-proclaimed scooter fanatic said she was going to travel and take time away from work when she first retired, […]

6/19 Engagements, reception, honors

Engagements Ordonez/Lamb Alvaro and Martha E. Ordonez of Portales, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Martha I. Ordonez of Portales, to Bruce E. Lamb of Clovis, the son of Glynn and Josephine Lamb of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows at 3 p.m. on July 2, 2005, at the First Baptist Church […]

Fireworks fund in need of donations

By: Marc Schoder: PNT Correspondent The Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce is in the process of kicking off its annual Fourth of July fireworks fund-raising campaign according to Sharon King, chamber manager. “The goal that we have set for the chamber is $10,000 for this year’s celebration,” King said. The chamber has achieved $6,000 of […]

Chamber manager leaving Monday

By Kevin Wilson: PNT Managing Editor Over her three years with the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce, Pat Willis wore many hats as manager, and even got the chance to be a nun and a bed and breakfast operator on the side. Citing a “lifestyle change,” Willis will be leaving those opportunities to work in […]

Nelson a hit in Portales

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By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Country music legend Willie Nelson made his first concert in Portales a memorable one for eastern New Mexico residents on Wednesday. Nelson led off the show with “Whisky River” on Wednesday night in front of more than 1,500 fans in the Ballroom of the Campus Union Building on the […]

5/3 Obituaries

Nancy Simnacher, 59 Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel in Portales. Mrs. Nancy Simnacher, 59, of Portales, died Sunday, May 1, 2005, at Covenant Lakeside Hospital in Lubbock. She was born on June 14, 1945, in Clovis, to Dollie and Herman Roberson. She grew up in Farwell. She married Gene Newman in 1960. […]