Their view: Cannon example of women in leading roles

Tech. Sgt. Melinda Morris with the 27th Special Operations Wing Equal Opportunity Office talks about the significance of Women’s Equality Day: The theme is never-changing, yet remains something to celebrate: Women’s rights. Women’s Equality Day is a Department of Defense governed observance, Aug. 26, celebrating one of the most “commonplace” rights for all American citizens […]

Portales past: Aug. 19, 1960

Aug. 19, 1960: The Portales Mounted Patrol was home after riding with 13 other posses in the Levelland parade. Morris Gorrell transported the horses to Leveland in his trucks.

History of Black Panthers to be reviewed

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Doug Morris, a professor of reading at Eastern New Mexico University, will be presenting “The Rise and Fall of the Black Panthers” 6 p.m. Monday at Ground Zero. “I’m interested in history and what the Black Panthers were attempting to contribute,” Morris said. “I think we’ll try to talk […]

Nov. 3 ENMU Briefs

Students attend summit Eastern New Mexico University freshman theater major Kyree McField, freshman criminal justice and psychology major Shani Morris and junior public relations major, Jordan Anderson, attended the Governor’s Achievement Gap Summit on Oct. 26 in Albuquerque. About 12 students attended, with the group comprised of Eastern’s students and junior high and high school […]

Engagement

Morris-Gilchrist Patti Heflin of Portales and Stanley Morris of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their son, Robert Wayne Morris of Durango, Colo., to Amber Kay Gilchrist of Durango, Colo., daughter of Larry and Kathleen Gilchrist of Seiling, Okla. The couple will exchange vows 1 p.m. on Sept. 27, 2009, at the Ridgewood […]

Birth: Bailee Lunsford

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Bailee Dawn Morris Lunsford was born Nov. 27, 2008, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis, to Bobby Troy Lunsford and Stacy Morris of Portales.She weighed 6 pounds, 4 ounces.Grandparents are Bob and Stephanie Lunsford of Edgewood and Richard and Vickie Ferguson of Portales.Great-grandparents are Ann Coss of Moriarty, Kenneth and Evelene Moore and Jewel […]

Cannon EOD gives students show

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Master Sgt. Warren Downing helps Alexis Sanchez put on a 10-pound helmet which is part of the EOD bomb suit. By Liliana Castillo: Cannon Connections For the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Squadron on Cannon Air Force Base, dealing with robots is a daily occurrence. But for the students of James Bickley […]

Bilberry/Morris

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Jeff and Cheree Bilberry of Elida announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Tori Bilberry of Elida, to Sterling Morris of Andrews, Texas, son of Candy Cotten of Andrews, Texas. The couple will exchange vows June 27, 2008, at the Baptist Church in Elida. The reception will follow at the Community House in […]

School district seeks new Valencia principal

By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer A search is under way for a new elementary school principal in Portales. Valencia Elementary School Principal Todd Morris resigned from his position, effective June 30, to become principal of James Bickley Elementary School in Clovis. Portales Schools Superintendent Randy Fowler said Morris gave him a written letter of […]

Officials look to curb truancy

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Fostering excitement, representatives from the Ninth Judicial District Attorney’s office presented a program at Valencia Elementary School that focused on abolishing chronic truancy. “It’s all about the kids,” said Ben Cross, trial attorney with the district attorney’s office. Also in attendance were members of the Portales Rams sports teams, […]

Greyhound soccer crushes Colorado Christian

Freedom Newspapers LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Sophomore midfielder Ryan McClanahan scored two goals and junior forward Jared Morris added a goal and an assist Saturday as the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team opened its season with a 6-1 win over Colorado Christian. McClanahan scored the game’s opening two goals, the first on a penalty […]

Arbitrary use of punitive damages can’t be allowed

Editorial The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday threw out a $79.5 million punitive damage award against tobacco giant Philip Morris to the widow of a longtime smoker. Mayola Williams, whose husband died of lung cancer in 1997 after smoking cigarettes for more than 40 years, still will receive $821,000 in compensatory damages, but the high […]

ENMU men’s soccer players honored

RICHARDSON, Texas — Senior forward Keith Vargas, sophomore forward Jared Morris and junior defender Ryan Atkinson represented Eastern New Mexico Univeristy on the Southwest Soccer Conference’s all-academic team, announced on Wednesday. Morris set a single-season ENMU record with six goals in 2006, and was second on the team with 12 points. Vargas had 11 points […]

Hounds squander 2-0 lead, settle for tie

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By: Mickey Winfield The Embry-Riddle Eagle soccer team rallied for two second-half goals to earn a tie against the Eastern New Mexico men at the ENMU soccer field Saturday afternoon. It didn’t take long for the Hounds to take the lead, just over two minutes to be exact. Sophomore forward Jared Morris took a through […]

Valencia school to focus on student success, parent involvement

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers At Valencia Elementary School, one of the first thing students will learn when school bells ring Tuesday is that “Everyone is in the right place, at the right time, doing the right thing to learn.” As principal of Valencia Elementary, Todd Morris wants to make sure that fourth- and fifth-graders […]

Bookworms take over Valencia Elementary

By WIlliam Thompson Valencia Elementary School students just might get hooked on books next week as daily activities centered around “Reading Across America” are scheduled. “Reading Across America” is a National Education Association (NEA) program begun in 1998 and coincides with children’s author Theodor Geisel’s birthday on March 2. Geisel is better known as Dr. […]

Super Sunday often equals super problems

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By Tony Parra Football fans around Portales will be doing what millions of people will be doing on Sunday, watching the Pittsburgh Steelers take on the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XL. However, winning and losing may not be the only concern on that day. Local law enforcement will keep a watchful eye on that […]

7/3 Engagements

Morris/Roberts Richard and Vickie Ferguson of Portales announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Stacy Morris of Logan, to Clay Roberts, of Logan son of Ralph (Chief) and Peggy Roberts of Logan. The couple will exchange vows July 23, 2005 at 6 p.m. at Ned Houk Park, in Clovis with the reception there […]

6/26 Life Story

Floyd could make music from anything By Laurie Stone PNT Correspondent Thomas J. “T. J.” Floyd Jr. was more than an entertainer to those who knew him. He was accustomed to breaking the silence in the lives of others through his tangible relationship with music. According to family members, he could get music out of […]

6/12 Obituaries

Thomas Floyd Jr. , 71 Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Kingswood United Methodist Church in Clovis. Thomas J. “T.J.” Floyd Jr., 71, of Clovis, died Thursday, June 9, 2005, at his home. He was born on May 26, 1934, in Del Rio, Texas, to Thomas J. and Josephine Stewart Floyd. He married Nancy Woodhouse on […]