Jones a family woman

By Angela Peacock Whether it was making a quilt for one of her children or having a cookout with friends, Gayle Jones was always doing something for her family, relatives said. Jones’s daughter Deana Privett said she remembers her family was always planning gatherings with her parents closest friends, the Mathis family. She said her […]

Resident enjoys the business life

By Angela Peacock Keith Jayne, owner of Domino’s Pizza in Portales, enjoys the things Portales offers, like the warm weather, but not spiders. What was your most embarrassing moment? “It was probably in the eighth or ninth grade, when right before I went into church I stepped into some dog (mess). I was sitting next […]

Sparks held off by Attack in semifinal

By Eric Butler CLOVIS — Before the state AAU girls basketball championships began in Clovis this weekend, Albuquerque Attack coach Ruben Muniz took his daughter to Portales to visit his alma mater. Muniz earned an master’s in business administration from Eastern New Mexico University in 1979 and his daughter, Megan, plays on the 12-and-under team […]

Hill content with being a Wildcat … for now

By Kevin Wilson By Kevin Wilson PNT Staff Writer Kevin_Wilson@link.freedom.com CLOVIS — Under other circumstances, the sight of Morgan Hill in a Clovis jersey would be enough to scare her coaches at Portales High. This summer, she has their blessing. Hill, a 6-foot, 145-pound post, is playing with the 14-and-under Clovis Wildcats team at this […]

Summer school set to start

PNT Staff The Portales school district will hold multiple summer school sessions for secondary students. The first session is from June 9 to 20, a second session will be held June 23 to July 3 — the session for junior high students will be June 9 to July 3. The sessions will be held at […]

Clovis man sentenced to life in jail

Darrell Todd Maurina Following tearful and bitter pleas by family and friends of a Clovis man killed in April 2001, 9th District Court Judge Stephen Quinn on Friday sentenced Pedro Joaquin Amaro, 30, of Clovis, to life in prison plus 31 years. Amaro also must make an undetermined amount of restitution to the family of […]

Tele-auction: Let annual bidding begin

Janet Bresenham For anyone whose wish list includes the prospect of enjoying a weeklong vacation in a five-star hotel in London, England, and spending Halloween evening in an 800-year-old castle, the opportunity is as near as the television remote. The vacation package is part of this week’s KENW-TV, the Portales-based Public Broadcasting System television station […]

Deployed Cannon airmen returning home

Freedom Newspapers About 40 airmen stationed at Cannon Air Force Base are returning this afternoon after spending about seven months deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. According to Capt. Mike Garcia, acting chief of Public Affairs at Cannon, the 40 airmen scheduled to return today are part of the 27th Civil Engineers, a unit […]

Public Record

The following certificates of marriage were filed in the Roosevelt County Courthouse: •Jacinto Gaxiola, 22, of Portales, to Mirna Trillo, 15, of Portales. •Michael David Van Wettering, 21, of Portales, to Stacy Delynn Stewart, 23, of Portales. The following criminal dispositions were filed in 9th Judicial District Court: •Reydesel Avita Calderon, 39, was convicted on […]

Obituaries June 1

Maxine Hobbs, 82 Maxine “Mrs. Homer” Hobbs, 82, died Saturday, May 31, 2003, at her home in Portales. Services are pending and will be announced by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.

Business seminar to educate residents

Mike Linn A group of professionals will come to Portales this week to give a seminar on the basics of start-up businesses, from the planning aspects to the possible monetary rewards of such undertakings. Every month a handful of residents in Roosevelt County seek advice on how to start their own business, said Kim Huffman, […]

June the traditional wedding month

Bob Huber June always reminds me of Stephen Duck, the favorite poet of Queen Charlotte the Illustrious, wife of King George II of England, circa l683-1760. I don’t know why Duck sticks in my mind. I suppose it’s his name. Duck was a self-made bard who wrote “The Thresher’s Labour,” which caught the eye of […]

Things seem strange on The Weather Channel

Jim Lee Well, here it is the first of June already. Time sure goes by quickly when you’ve been 39 for 19 years. It seems like only yesterday it was still May. As you may have guessed at this point, my hero is Jack Benny. But since Mr. Benny no longer makes those great television […]

Portales school district to offer free lunches this summer

By Mike Linn The Portales school district will offer free lunches to youngsters at several school locations this summer and will be reimbursed by federal funds at summer’s end. Anyone under 18 can eat free and adults pay $2 for the meals, funded in part because Portales is classified as a low-income community, food service […]

Obituaries, May 30

Jimmie Allison, 66 Jimmie B. Allison, 66, of Cherry Valley, Calif., died Saturday, May 24, 2003. He was born on March 1, 1937, in Dalhart, Texas, to Robert Francis and Edith T. Phillips Allison. He was a piledriving foreman for 30 years. He worked for ARB Construction. Survivors include a son, James Brent Allison of […]

Journalism workshop coming to ENMU campus

By Mike Linn High school students from throughout the state will come to Portales next week to learn numerous aspects related to journalism: from photography to news writing, ethics to interviewing skills. Professional journalists from across New Mexico will teach the four-day workshop at Eastern New Mexico University. The seminar is sponsored by the New […]

Hold hands with Jesus

By Joan Clayton I have been holding hands with my husband for 55 years. Those same hands that carried my books at school and took my hands in his and pledged all his love to me on our wedding day. Those same hands held mine at the birth of each son. Those same hands built […]

Dora School News, May 30

By Charlie Carmichael Graduation and Scholarships There were 18 graduates: Jaimie Bare, Layton Belcher, Brittany Bennett, Cassandra Brook, Lindsey Burkett, Matt Carpenter, Andy Carter, TJ Cathey, Justin Da, Gricelda Estrada, Bryce Hayes, Michael Mapp, Clarissa Martinez, Bryce Peterson, Maria Ponce, Chris Ralston, Michael Sebring and Westen Stroup. Scholarships received were: Jaimie Bare, RCEC, RCRTC, Friends […]

Portales Junior High News, May 30

Billie Dixon Honors students Students packed the old gym on May 21 with their families to recognize that hard work pays off. The American Legion Awards, presented to one eighth-grade boy and girl, reward students for their scholarship, attitude, cooperation, leadership, initiative, responsibility, honesty, service, friendliness, appearance and patriotism. Nominees included Dora Garcia, Morgan Erf, […]

Churches deal with scandal aftermath

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By Gary Mitchell Nearly a year after U.S. Catholic bishops adopted a “zero tolerance” policy against priests who sexually abuse children, the aftermath of those scandals still have impact within and outside the church, officials say. That impact goes beyond the civil and criminal cases against the Roman Catholic Church or its priests. Experts say […]