City employee receives overdue medals

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Managing Editor Years before Tom “Mack” Tucker was working for the city of Portales in its parks and recreational areas, he was fighting for the United States in Vietnam. More than 35 years after he finished five tours in Vietnam, Tucker was honored for his service with a Purple Heart and [...]

PHS tennis teams place third, fourth

PNT Staff ROSWELL — In their first action of the year, the Portales boys and girls tennis teams each ended up in the third-place match on Saturday in the Goddard Invitational. From that point, it was a story of small breaks — the girls got them and finished third, while the boys didn’t and finished [...]

Jan. 14 Obituaries

Homer Buel Hobbs, 85 Homer Buel Hobbs, 85, of Portales, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2005, at his home in Portales. He was born on May 26, 1919, in Cisco, Texas, to Susie and Homer Hobbs. When he was a boy, the family moved to Roosevelt County and settled near Pep. He attended school at Elida. [...]

Oct. 13 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Transitions Birthdays: Seth Chandler (6), Tessa Nall (9), Jennifer Essary (30). Upcoming Events • Floyd Senior Citizens will meet Thursday evening at the Senior Citizen Building for fellowship and games • The Floyd Back Porch Pickers will meet Sunday in the Community Building at 2pm. • School will let out early at [...]

Success at fair means returns for some events

By Tony Parra Good crowds will likely mean a return performance for the Spanish Musical Fair and Demolition Derby at Roosevelt County’s fair, officials said on Tuesday. Scott Tucker, Demolition Derby organizer, said there were approximately 2,500 people for the derby’s second year. Fair board president Kent Best said there were approximately 1,500 people for [...]

Organizers hope to make derby a popular trend

By Tony Parra Organizers of the demolition derby at the Roosevelt County Fair are hoping to create a tradition which will last for a long time, with the second annual derby on Saturday night. The second annual demolition derby will take place on Saturday at 7 p.m. in the special events arena. Scott Tucker, one [...]

Skaters trade in their boards for brushes

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Tony Parra A good number of adults and teens say teens don’t have anything to do in Portales. Some fear some of the activities they do pursue — skateboarding, roller-blading and bicycling — may be stripped from them because of the deterioration of the equipment at Rotary Park. “We’ve had some ramps and equipment removed [...]

Fair draws near

By Mike Linn Freshen up those pretty pigs and voluptuous heifers. Get ready for carnival rides that rank high on the thrill meter. And super-shine those dancing boots. Once again, it’s time for the Roosevelt County Fair. A year’s worth of planning and preparation will come to fruition on Wednesday at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds, [...]