Portales youth prepares for national tournament

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By Kevin Wilson Kalee Haragan is still two years away from following in her sister’s footsteps with Portales High School tennis. For now, she’s making her own path. Haragan, 12, is competing this weekend in the Grand Prix Playoff in New Braunfels, Texas, a national tournament of the United States Professional Tennis Association. The tournament […]

Zias win home opener in five games

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By Kevin Wilson Anna Bellum led three Zias in double figures with 22 kills, and the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team staved off a late New Mexico Highlands comeback in a five-set victory Tuesday night at Greyhound Arena. Eastern (4-7) got 17 kills from Emilie Rodman and 11 from Kelley McGinty in a 30-25, […]

Area officials anxious for state results

Darrell Todd Maurina Local officials are still scratching their heads and trying to determine what Tuesday’s election results mean for their future. Although New Mexico voters passed a proposal on Tuesday to reorganize the state department of education and place it under the authority of the governor, the outcome of a second vote to increase […]

Best-selling author, New Mexico native, speaks at ENMU

Helena Rodriguez Her mother used to tease her for not using drugs. She once lived near a cesspool of violence and crime. And her cousins are in prison for murder. But somehow Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez said she was able to escape her family’s crime-riddled lifestyle and accomplish her dreams of becoming a best-selling writer. “I shouldn’t […]

Obits 9-24

T. M. Fullerton, 80 T. M. “Marion” Fullerton, 80, of Portales, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2003, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. Arrangements will be announced by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales. Services are pending. Patsy Loomis, 68 Patsy Ruth Loomis, 68 of North Potomac, Md., died Friday, Sept. 19, 2003, at her home. She was […]

Commodity program to improve

Tony Parra Officials involved in the commodities situation in Roosevelt County seem optimistic the new changes will be implemented in late October or November. “We’re hoping to find out the best solution,” Executive Director of the Life Saver Food Bank Nancy Taylor said. “We’ve been working on this change since January. At the latest we […]

County old timer a top-notch tale teller

Mike Linn Anybody who knows Charlie Carmichael knows she is full of tales. She’ll tell you stories about rattlesnakes, dusty old towns in Roosevelt County and days when students rode horses to school. The 84-year-old Carmichael, a volunteer lunch lady at Dora schools and South County reporter for the Portales News-Tribune, serves Roosevelt County in […]

ENMU Student Profile

Your name: Sara Holland Your classification: Senior Your major: Broadcast Journalism Your age (and birthdate): 21 (8/19/82) Your hometown: Albuquerque What’s your idea of a perfect day? Everyday What did you think about on Sept. 11? I was worried on several levels. My dad is an airline pilot and often flew in the area. Also […]

Obits 9-23

Melba McCamish, 68 Melba McCamish, 68, of Muleshoe, died Thursday, Sept. 18, 2003, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born on March 17, 1935, in Lingo. She married Frank McCamish on Aug. 22, 1953, in Portales. She was a 1953 graduate of Portales High School. She and her family moved to Muleshoe in […]

Voters to decide on amendments

Tony Parra Election day is here and the only word people need to hear is education and that may be enough to encourage Roosevelt County residents to vote. One question is how many people will turnout for the special election. There are 9,632 people who are eligible to vote, according to Roosevelt County Clerk Joyce […]

Portales woman lassos state queen title.

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Mike Linn Since Silver Paiz was a young girl she dreamed of becoming the New Mexico State Fair Queen. Little did she know then she would be the first from Roosevelt County. Paiz, 19, won overall honors in the state pageant Saturday in Albuquerque, edging 14 other county queens. She also placed first in the […]

ENMU volleyball team ready for home opener

PNT Staff Most of the Zia volleyball players never competed together before this year, and despite their individual abilities to spike, bump and set they haven’t been able to put together many solid team performances. The team’s only two returning players — junior Margie Goble and senior Anya Mack — are out with injury, leaving […]

Greyhounds win 24-10, improve to 3-0

Freedom Newspapers TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Quarterback Steven Hinson passed for two touchdowns and ran for a third as Eastern New Mexico University wore out Northeastern State University, 24-10, on Saturday in a Lone Star Conference Crossover game at Doc Wadley Stadium. About 3,500 fans watched as the Greyhounds ran their record to 3-0, while dropping […]

Floyd routs Bethel Christian

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By Kevin Wilson For eight days, Portales Junior High School was a second home for the Floyd Broncos. For two games, it was a bad time to be playing against the Broncos. One week after routing Lazbuddie in their home opener/homecoming game, the Broncos handily beat Bethel Christian 56-6 in their home finale Saturday afternoon […]

Sept. 21 Sports Briefs

Freedom Newspapers Lady Broncos beat San Jon SAN JON — Floyd won its second volleyball match of the season, defeating San Jon in four games on the road Saturday afternoon. Floyd improved to 2-5 on the season with the 21-25, 27-25, 28-26, 25-10 victory. The Lady Broncos begin a three-match homestand on Tuesday against House, […]

Anything can happen during the autumnal equinox

Jim Lee On Tuesday at 3:46 a.m. we will experience a celestial happening. It will be the autumnal equinox, or the first day of fall. In case anybody cares, next year it will be on Sept. 22 at 9:29 a.m. It is one of two days each year in which every place on earth experiences […]

No matter what the reason, going bald is not easy

Bob Huber No matter how you look at it, the only solution to baldness is hair. That’s what I keep telling my wife Marilyn these days, because recently she came under the auspices of modern medicine and overnight lapsed into what’s known in medical circles as the Michael Jordan Syndrome, or “Slickem Skullatus.”  You see, […]

Public Record 9-21

The following marriage certificates were recently filed in the Roosevelt County Courthouse: Rex A. Maggard, 38, and Mary E. Garcia, 40, both of Portales. The following dispositions were filed in Roosevelt County Magistrate Court: Wanda Holguin, 43, found guilty of issuance of worthless checks and will serve 364 days of supervised probation. Martin Vicuna, 36, […]

Obits 9-21

Joseph Hill, 56 Joseph Edward Hill, 56, of Round Lake Beach, Ill., died Friday, Sept. 12, at Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, Ill. He was born on July 14, 1947, in Waukegan, Ill., to Joann and Joseph Blue. He met Corina Pena while in the Air Force and stationed at Cannon Air Force Base. They […]

Fiesta of faith continues at St. Helen’s

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Helena Rodriguez The four-day fiesta of faith at St. Helen Catholic Church draws to a close today, but not until after another full day of celebration, which will include the crowing of a queen and princess at noon. Today’s event will also include food and game booths, Christian music and a game of soccer at […]