Legislature hits midway point

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor With the 60-day session of the 2007 New Mexico Legislature just past the midway point, local legislators say the pot’s just beginning to boil at the Roundhouse. “Right now we’re in the middle of a lot of things,” Sen. Stuart Ingle, R-Portales, said. “This is where it really gets […]

Classic truck source of pride

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor It started out as a way to advertise a family business, but family and friends say the 1948 Ford F-1 pickup is Thom Moore’s pride and joy. Moore was surprised early this year as the truck was featured in “reader’s trucks” sections of two nationally circulated classic truck magazines. […]

Holiday Happening set for Saturday

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Gaynelle Thomas was there when it began nine years ago and she’ll be in the middle of the preparations Saturday as Altrusa’s annual Holiday Happening gets under way at the Campus Union Building ballroom at Eastern New Mexico University. Thomas, and her daughter, Cozetta Moore, will each decorate two […]

Lovington rallies past Portales

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By Mickey Winfield: CNJ staff writer LOVINGTON —The Lovington Wildcats (2-7, 2-0) took control of District 4-3A with a 21-point second half, beating the Portales Rams 27-20 Friday night at Wildcat Stadium. The Wildcats (2-7, 2-0 district) quickly erased a six-point halftime deficit, turning three Portales turnovers into 21 points in just over three minutes […]

June 14, 2006 Elida News

By Roberta Burkstaller: PNT Correspondent Pope new director at CSC Amanda Pope is the new director of the Community Services Center in Portales. Anyone in Elida interested in CSC’s volunteer program can call her at 356-8576 or stop in and talk with her at 1100 Community Way in Portales. Hull called to San Jon Rev. […]

Obituaries for April 23, 2006

Ollie Vernon Services: 2 p.m. Monday at Portales Cemetery Ollie Vernon, 88, of Portales died Friday, April 21, 2006, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. Born Jan. 13, 1918, in Sentinel, Okla., to Ethel and William A. Moore, she grew up in Dell City, Okla. She married D.C. Vernon on July 16, 1934. In […]

Library hosts one-woman show for Women’s History Month

By William P. Thompson A southern belle will come to life at noon Friday inside the Portales Public Library when performance artist VanAnn Moore brings her one-woman show from Belen. It’s all part of the library’s celebration of Women’s History Month. Moore, who has created 20 characters for herself over the past two decades, said […]

Coach Stockton fondly remembered

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By Jesse Wolfersberger Benny Stockton is remembered as a fierce competitor, a great coach, a practical joker, and a loving father. Stockton died on Thursday. He was 68. He was a boys basketball coach at Dora and Portales High Schools, was the athletic director at PHS for 15 years and, after his retirement in 1990, […]

Buzard is out as Zia basketball coach

By Jesse Wolfersberger Dan Buzard’s contract as women’s basketball coach at Eastern New Mexico University will not be renewed, university officials announced on Tuesday. ENMU Athletic Director Mike Maguire said the move is an attempt to kick start the program. “We looked at our program’s record over the past few seasons,” Maguire said, “and we […]

Buzard out at ENMU

By Jesse Wolfersberger PORTALES — Dan Buzard’s contract as women’s basketball coach at Eastern New Mexico University will not be renewed, university officials announced on Tuesday. ENMU Athletic Director Mike Maguire said the move is an attempt to kick-start the program. “We looked at our program’s record over the past few seasons,” Maguire said, “and […]

Rotary club to host holiday home tour

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Homeowners’ love for Christmas will be on display as part of the First Annual Homes for the Holidays Tour from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 16 in Portales. The Portales Rotary Club is sponsoring the home tours. There will be six homes on the tour people can view […]

Oct. 18 Obituaries

Syble Moore Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Third and Kilgore Church of Christ in Portales. Mrs. Syble Moore, 92, of Portales, died Saturday, Oct. 15, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born July 15, 1913, in Derden, Texas, to Susan and George L. Blackshear. She married Curtis Moore on Dec. 23, […]

Sept. 6 Obituaries

Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel. John David Imoe, 63, of Portales, died Saturday, Sept. 3, 2005, at his home in Portales. He was born Jan. 25, 1942, in Portales to Maggie and Pete Imoe. The family moved to California and back two different times while he was a small boy. As a […]

8-25-05 Obituaries

Byrna Moore Services: 10 a.m. (CDT) Saturday at Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home in Marble Falls, Texas. Byrna Dean Hicks Moore, 73, of Waco, Texas, died Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2005, in Waco. She was born on July 30, 1932, in Portales, to Myrtle Kelley and Lafayette Hicks. She graduated from Portales High School and attended Eastern New […]

Ex-Clovis star Baskett looking for big year at UNM

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers In his 22 years, Hank Baskett has grown into a 6-foot-4, 220-pound specimen that Mountain West Conference defenses can’t ignore. Recently, he’s also grown out of many things, like creating himself as a video game football character. After all, he does play Division I football, so he already exists in […]

Locals compete in Junior PGA event

By Dave Wagner CLOVIS — Jordan Moore is getting ready for a big change next year. After several seasons in the background, the Clovis High senior-to-be will assume a leadership role in the Wildcats’ golf program with the graduation of five-year standouts Travis Reid and Guillermo Chavez. Moore had a good idea of the difference […]

Moore named third-team All-American

By Dave Wagner Despite a .413 batting average that was just short of the school single-season record, Eastern New Mexico University’s Bryan Moore maintains he wasn’t anticipating a lot in the way of postseason accolades. Despite that, the senior second baseman and leadoff man from Woolforth, Texas, was a first-team choice on the All-Lone Star […]

Moore, Davis earn top division honors

Freedom Newspapers RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University seniors Bryan Moore and Trevor Davis have been named Lone Star Conference South Division baseball Co-Player of the Year and Co-Pitcher of the Year, respectively. The league office released its All-LSC baseball squads on Monday. Moore, Davis and senior Brett Scherer were first-team All-South selections for […]

Hounds manage split against WT

PNT Staff CANYON, Texas — Hoping to make hay in the Lone Star Conference South Division against a struggling rival, Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team could only manage a four-game series split at West Texas A&M. After winning 7-2 and losing 8-1 in Friday’s twin bill, the Greyhounds erupted for 19 hits in a […]

Hounds top Highlands with 16-hit attack

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By Dave Wagner Making just his second pitching appearance and first start for Eastern New Mexico University, junior Micah Bernhardt got off to an inauspicious start — he walked the first two hitters and plunked the next two. New Mexico Highlands took advantage for a five-run first, but Bernhardt pitched creditably over the next four […]