Primaries could be determined by new voters

By David Arkin: PNT Correspondent he area’s high-profile district attorney’s race may be playing a key role in getting more people to register to vote. The deadline to register to vote for the June 1 primary is Tuesday. Also on Tuesday, early voting and absentee voting begins. Curry County Clerk Mario Trujillo said that during […]

ENMU hosts day for kids

By Kevin Wilson Eastern New Mexico University athletes spent a few hours Saturday giving a group of Portales youths something they couldn’t get anywhere else — a little bit of physical education. About 125 children made their way to Greyhound Arena Saturday afternoon to take part in ENMU’s first participation in National P.E. Day. Megan […]

Rams playing waiting game

Freedom Newspapers LOVINGTON — The Lovington Wildcats clinched their second-straight District 4-3A title Saturday, sweeping the visiting Portales Rams 3-1 and 9-3 at Wildcat Field. Lovington outhit Portales 16-12 in the doubleheader, but benefitted from a six-error difference (the Rams committed 10 errors in the twin bill, Lovington four). The Wildcats still have a doubleheader […]

Hernandez takes up rowing at Stanford

By Rick White Jim Hernandez believes athletics are an important part of the educational process. So when he dropped his youngest daughter off at college in the fall, he urged her to stay involved in sports. Jessica Hernandez played soccer, basketball and ran track at Clovis High, but it was her academic prowess that landed […]

May 2 Portales Junior High News

By Billie Dixon Student Progress Reports This week teachers issued students their grades so far this last quarter. There are only four short weeks to keep the grades up or work to bring them up before school ends. Principal Steve Harris encourages students and parents to pay close attention to grades and work with the […]

May 2 Floyd School News

By Jennifer Essary Upcoming Events • FFA Nationals, Oklahoma City, Okla.; Monday-Friday • Tuesday is the school Talent Show at 1:15 p.m.. • Thursday is the Spring Music Program and Art Show at 6:30. • Annual Elementary Play Day is Friday from 8-11 a.m. Parent volunteers are needed. If you are interested, please call Sabrina […]

May 2 Dora School News

By Charlie Carmichael Book Fair There will be a Book Fair in the Dora School from May 3-7. You can buy one and get one free. No School Monday, except for detention students at 8 a.m. Attention Students’ May meal tickets must be paid for this week, May 3-7. Parents and students – all text […]

May 2 Obituaries

Harry Burke Services: 2 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church in Portales Harry D. Burke, 88, died Saturday, May 1, 2004, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. He was born May 16, 1915, in Statesville, N.C., to Jim D. and Flake T. Burke. At age 2 he moved to Portales with his family, and graduated […]

Beginning of May marks end of Cold War

By Jim Lee Saturday was a holiday of sorts, I suppose. Do kids still do the Maypole thing? I remember as a child in elementary school (yes, there were schools back then) we were supposed to grab the ends of long ribbons (crepe paper?) and dance around a pole. Now there’s the thrill of a […]

It’s time to revisit May traditions

By Bob Huber I don’t go a-Maying anymore, nor do I bring home the first gay blossoms of the greater stitchwort. But now that I’m officially seniored, I’ve thought about returning to that celebration, because there’s bound to be some good in it. But what I really like to do nowadays is celebrate birthdays that […]