Gardner giving campaigning another try

By David Arkin: PNT Correspondent In 2002, with two weeks to go before the primary, Keith Gardner’s campaigning for a seat in the House ended. His mother, who was living in Arizona, died. Gardner, who was running against Rep. Earlene Roberts, R-Lovington, left New Mexico — leaving behind his run for a seat in Santa […]

Relay finished in Clovis

Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — The final walkers in Clovis’ annual Relay for Life finished the legs of their relay at 9 a.m. Saturday morning. Co-chairwoman Kay Prater said Sunday the walkers raised a total of $59,499.77, although on-line contributions and all the money from sponsors were not yet in. “The relay went very, very smoothly […]

May 9 Obituaries

Leonard Bryant, 80 Mr. Leonard Bryant, 80, died early Saturday morning, May 8, 2004 at Roosevelt General Hospital. He was born on Sept. 22, 1923, in Claude, Okla., to Addie Frances and Edgar Arnold Bryant. He moved to Portales as a boy and attended school in Portales. On May 11, 1944, he married Annie Ruth […]

It’s important to have pride and plants

By Jim Lee Plants hate me. When I watch those leaves, buds, and stalks (in other people’s yards) bobbing and swaying in the breeze and those emerging blossoms basking in the Portales sunshine, I see much more than meets the eyeball. Yes, I know what they’re doing. I can see through all that supposedly innocent […]

Pimpernels fought the good fight

By Bob Huber When the Freedom of Information Act brought to light World War II super heroes known covertly as the Scarlet Pimpernels, it exposed a dark world of espionage, bravery, and thankless hardship. The group’s name was derived from a movie by the same name staring Leslie Howard and Merle Oberon, which played one […]

May 9 Floyd School News

Upcoming Events • There will be a Band Recital Monday at 6:30 p.m. • The School Board will meet Monday at 7 p.m. • Fourth-Grade Track will be in Elida on Tuesday. • The Athletic Banquet is Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. • Academic Awards will be Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Field Trips Several classes have […]

May 9 Portales Junior High News

Recognition Assemblies Both the academic and athletic awards assembly will be May 26 at 1 p.m. in the old gym.  The promotion from eighth grade to high school will be May 27, at 5:30 p.m. in Greyhound Arena. The early hour will allow families who have seniors participating in the prom to attend both events. […]

May 9 Elida School News

The junior high basketball girls team won first place at an AAU Tournament in Lubbock a couple of weeks ago. Way to go girls. They beat several Lubbock teams and we are really proud of them.   Vocational Awards The vocational awards were held April 23rd. Mrs. McAfee recognized the members of the BPA: Shay […]

May 9 Dora School News

Dora School News Things are coming to a close very fast at Dora School now. This was the last week for Pre-K and Kindergarten students. They had a grand time on Tuesday — their annual end-of-year play day. Then the kindergarten students graduated on Thursday, thus ending a very busy and enjoyable year. Remember There […]

May 9 Public Record

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the Roosevelt County Magistrate Court: • Bobby Reed, 19, found guilty of driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor, open container, stop sign violation and minor in possession and will serve 90 days supervised probation. • Nakiea Rodriquez, 21, found guilty of possession of drug paraphernalia and […]