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. […]

April 13 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael The Milnesand prairie chicken festival weekend was a success. The ladies had a good weekend preparing and serving food to all who attended. Milnesand Baptist Rick Wilcher gave the sermon at the church Sunday in the absence of Bro. Bert Morgan. Accident Nell King called me to tell me about her husband, […]

No. 9 Rambelles cruise past Zias

PNT Staff SAN ANGELO, Texas — Sophomore guard Ashley King recorded a double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds Saturday to lift Angelo State, ranked ninth in NCAA Division II, to a 61-42 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in a Lone Star Conference South Division women’s game. King shot 9-for-11 from the field as […]

Group raises funds for children’s glasses

By Tony Parra The Altrusa Women’s Club held its annual spaghetti dinner on Friday for three hours in the Portales High School Cafeteria before the boy’s District 4-3A basketball tilt between the Lovington Wildcats and Portales Rams to raise money for eyeglasses. The dinner was a way of raising money for the Altrusa Sight For […]

Jan. 23 FTCS News

Upcoming events Monday, JV girls and Varsity boys basketball teams hostChrist the King at Conqueror Gym at 4 and 5 p.m.  Friday,: Homecoming activities at Conqueror Gym starting at 6:30 p.m.  There will be food and lots of fun.  FTCS Homecoming Queen is Victoria Payen, the King is Luis McCain.  Cassie Paden and Eric Cathey […]

Conquerors post easy win

By Dave Wagner The Faith Triumphant boys basketball team bolted to a 13-0 lead in less than two minutes and cruised past overmatched Lubbock Christ the King 97-39 Monday afternoon at the FTCS gym. Junior Caleb Richards led the Conquerors (8-3) with 22 points and 15 rebounds, with all but two of the team’s 12 […]

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 […]

Lockin planned to honor King

PNT Staff A common phrase associated with Martin Luther King Jr. Day simply states, “A day on, not a day off.” The city of Portales is trying to add a new twist to its recognition with a day in. A lockin from Sunday night to Monday afternoon is the capper to a weekend of activities […]