Aug. 29 Dora School News

By Charlie Carmichael The enrollment in the Dora School is growing as days pass. It sure is nice to see new faces in the cafeteria at noon and equally as nice to see all our returning familiar students. Fair Week You can sure tell it’s the week of our County Fair with so many students […]

Aug. 29 Public Record

The following certificates of marriage were recently filed in the Roosevelt County Courthouse: — Tristan Selmon, 21, and Renee Archunde, 24, both of Portales. — Juan Arceo, 23, and Jesa Maria Casillas Ibarra, 22, both of Portales. The following divorces were filed in the Roosevelt County District Court: — Rudy Roybal and Janice Roybal. The […]

There’s a reason it’s not available in stores

By Jim Lee Kathie, who always has a big smile and happy “hello” as she arranges carts in the front section of Wal-Mart, suggested a follow-up column on television commercials. Apparently she is just as weary of all the hype and greed dominating TV as I am. Kathie shares this frustration with many of us. […]

Unlucky holiday can be survived

By Bob Huber In case you didn’t notice, we had a Friday the 13th this month. To put it in a more scholarly manner, it behooves us to utilize the Freedom of Information Act in the examination of perils existing in all Fridays the 13th and offer up some time-honored, laboratory-tested solutions to make our […]

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 […]

Aug. 27 Obituaries

Bernice W. Anderson, 86, of Ringwood, Okla., died Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2004, at Integris Bass Baptist Health Center in Enid, Okla. She was born on March 30, 1918, in Cleo Springs, Okla., to Milton D. and Lucy “Vail” Mosher. She married Grey Allyn Anderson on Jan. 20, 1934. In January of 1942 the family settled […]

Pioneers honored

By Tony Parra Find your sneakers, paint your turtles, and break out your stick horses, because there is much to celebrate Saturday at the Roosevelt County Fair. At 2 p.m. in the Pavillion, the turtle race will kick off a day for the kids and family. Southwest Box Turtles will be divided up into heats. […]

Kids’ events set for Saturday

PNT Staff Find your sneakers, paint your turtles, and break out your stick horses, because there is much to celebrate Saturday at the Roosevelt County Fair. At 2 p.m. in the Pavillion, the turtle race will kick off a day for the kids and family. Southwest Box Turtles will be divided up into heats. Each […]

Dawg Days starts long road for freshmen

By Tony Parra Another school year and another batch of new faces on the campus of Eastern New Mexico University were on hand to celebrate the beginning of Dawg Days and a leap into college life. The incoming freshman spent Thursday registering for classes, which begin on Monday, and used the rest of the afternoon […]

Pastor resigns from First Baptist

Freedom Newspapers The pastor of First Baptist Church in Portales resigned two weeks ago, and is in the process of searching for another job out of state. Philip Fike said he left the church because God is calling him to a different area. He said because he is searching for a job out of state, […]

God’s wings a safe place to run

By Joan Clayton Life is a journey and I wonder sometimes if we live this precious gift without purpose. The psalmist has said, “We spend our years as a tale that is told,” (Psalm 90:9). Those around us read the story of our lives. Each day we write the pages by example and influence. In […]

Journaling makes surgery easier

By Helena Rodriguez This month I celebrate the second anniversary of a major surgery I had in 2002. Before you think I’m off the wall — regular readers already know this — I don’t normally observe the anniversaries of my surgeries. I just happened to stumble across this date when I started journaling again. Historically, […]

Hounds get set for air assault

By Dave Wagner Clint Conque feels good about his Central Arkansas football team as it gets ready for the 2004 campaign, but says he’s not much different than most football coaches. “Every coach in America is optimistic at this point in the season,” said Conque, whose Bears face Eastern New Mexico University in Saturday’s 6 […]

Dons looking for edge with home field against Rams

By Dave Wagner West Las Vegas hasn’t beaten Portales High on the field in the short history of their series. But third-year Dons coach James Esquibel thinks his squad is getting close. The teams meet in Saturday’s 1:30 p.m. opener in Las Vegas. Portales won last year’s contest 19-7 at Greyhound Stadium, but later had […]

Pig chase draws crowd

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By Laurie Stone The chase was on at the Roosevelt County Fair Wednesday evening as children stomped, trampled and ran after the bow on a pig’s neck. Capturing the bow from the squealing pig would grant five children, from different age groups, a trophy and bragging rights at school the following day. Every year Roosevelt […]

Spanish music fair to make debut

By Tony Parra For the first time in the history of the Roosevelt County Fair there will be a Spanish Musical Fair celebrating the Hispanic culture which is a big part of the community, according to fair organizers. The event is also known as “Feria Musical,” which translates to “Spanish Musical Fair.” Neither Ray Paralles, […]

Square dancers set for Thursday performance

By Laurie Stone Local and surrounding square dancers will strut their stuff Thursday from 6-8 p.m. on the slab at the Roosevelt County Fair. This type of dancing is proclaimed as the national folk dance of the United States, according to the United Square Dancers of America. There are more than six million people that […]

Aug. 26 Obituaries

Virginia Mae Burnett, 80 Virginia Mae Burnett, 80, of Socorro, formerly of Portales, died Monday, Aug. 23, 2004, in Socorro. She was born on Aug. 14, 1924, in Chicago, to Arthur and Jettie Norris McVicker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer D. Burnett; and a son, Daniel Burnett. Survivors include two daughters, […]

Lady Rams looking for fourth title in five years

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By Dave Wagner Juniors Morgan Hill and Megan Kabrick believe they have a lot more to accomplish before they leave Portales High. “Megan’s and my goal is to get at least seven state championships before we graduate,” said Hill, a 6-foot middle hitter for the Lady Rams. They’re off to a good start, with two […]

Soccer teams start on similar paths

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By Dave Wagner For a while this season, the Eastern New Mexico University soccer teams will travel the same path. ENMU’s squads play six doubleheaders over the next three weekends, beginning with matches on Friday at Texas Wesleyan and on Saturday at Dallas Baptist, before going pretty much their separate ways. The second-year women’s program […]