Man pleads not guilty to shooting Realtor

Staff and Wire Reports ALBUQUERQUE — A 27-year-old Albuquerque man has pleaded not guilty to shooting a well-respected real estate agent in the back of the head and leaving his body in a closet inside a home he was trying to sell. Mario Lucas Chavez entered his plea Friday, the same day family members buried […]

Aug. 22 Public Record

The following certificates of marriage were recently filed in the Roosevelt County Courthouse: — Jayson Lopez, 30, and Robin Edwards, 38, both of Clovis. — Tristan Selmon, 21, and Renee Archunde, 24, both of Portales. The following divorces were filed in the Roosevelt County District Court: — Christy Brakebill and Warren Brakebill. — Rodger Thomas […]

Aug. 22 FTCS News

Faith Triumphant Christian School begins the 2004-2005 school year on August 30. This will be our 21st year of offering private Christian education to our community. If you are interested in registering a student, contact the school office. The new school year kicks off with the school’s new “School of the Arts” program. The school […]

Aug. 22 Floyd School News

Watermelon Welcome The annual watermelon welcome will be at 6 p.m. on Monday. All parents and students are invited to visit and have fun with the faculty and staff under the big tree. The cheerleaders will be selling hamburgers and drinks. Watermelon is all-you-can-eat and is free. The cheerleaders will also have a cake auction. […]

Aug. 22 Elida School News

Glenda Anthony (Advisor) and Quentin Griffin (NMFCCLA State Officer) from Elida High School have recently returned from theannualy FCCLA National Leadership Meeting held in Chicago, where they had the opportunity to “eXperience eXtreme Leadership.” Mrs. Anthony and Quentin had a great time. They saw many new things; buildings taller than six stories high, Navy Pier, […]

Aug. 22 Dora School News

There were a sweet dozen kindergarten students that started school in Dora this week. The preschoolers didn’t come until Thursday. I don’t know how many they had and it will probably increase in numbers the first week or so. It is nice to have most of our last school year students back, and we welcome […]

Zipper usually the first fashion casualty

By Jim Lee How many of us have noticed the first thing to go haywire in a favorite coat is the zipper? Or is it just me? It happens with sweater zippers, too. Of course most of us don’t really concern ourselves with coats and sweaters this time of year — but I never claimed […]

The chicken has new reasons to cross now

By Bob Huber Here at the Institute for Nitty-Gritty we raised our scholarly sights recently to delve into that age old conundrum, “Why does a chicken cross the road?” From a variety of sources we found answers from celebrities, some of them dead and rightfully so. Simply precede each quote with the question. • Ernest […]

Vick makes his ‘marx’ in Portales

If you call Robert Vick by his legal name, he assumes you’re going to ask to see his license and registration as well. Vick goes by Stretch, a name tied in to the independent Stretch Marx painting business that he has run, on and off, for 20 years. His signs stretch across the country and […]

Allen enjoyed life with large family

By Laurie Stone According to Elberta Allen, she was the perfect child and she said good-bye to the world on the perfect day. On May 22,1929, Elberta was born on a farm in Portales, the seventh born of 18 children (seven boys, 11 girls). Elberta’s Christian belief was that seven meant perfection, therefore making her […]

Clovis’ Greenwalt escapes serious injury

By Rick White CLOVIS — One minute Cisti Greenwalt was driving back to school after spending the weekend with her family. The next she was trapped in her mangled SUV in the middle of a cotton field and wondering if she would live. Greenwalt, who was released from the hospital Wednesday, said she was lucky […]

Zias hope to build on solid ’03 finish

By Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University kept its streak of 15 straight winning seasons alive last season, but just barely, putting on a late charge last fall to finish 16-15. This year, the Zias have considerably higher goals. “We turned it around last year (after a 5-10 start) and that was a good accomplishment […]

ENMU quarterback to return kicks

By Dave Wagner A starting quarterback returning punts and kickoffs isn’t exactly commonplace, but Eastern New Mexico University’s Steven Hinson welcomes the opportunity. After all, he was a capable return man during his first two seasons while serving as the backup QB to Heath Ridenour. “Whatever helps the team, I’m ready to do it,” said […]

Department of Labor office will stay open in Portales

By Tony Parra Questions and doubts over whether people from Roosevelt County would have to drive to Clovis for unemployment and veterans services were answered in one hour on Thursday morning in the city hall chambers. Steve Gallegos, Deputy Secretary of the New Mexico Department of Labor, Kim Huffman, Community Development Director and landlord of […]

Hospital weighs discount option

By Tony Parra Roosevelt County General Hospital James D’Agostino said he wants the hospital to work towards offering a discounting option for uninsured patients on Thursday at the RGH board meeting. “We’re going to work on a discount trend with a sliding scale,” D’Agostino said. “We can begin offering a 35 percent discount, for example, […]

Good memories are blessings

By Joan Clayton: PNT Relgion Columnist I see old barns and tumble down houses as we travel along the way and I wonder what stories they could tell of days gone by. How did they live their lives? Did they leave their home with regrets or did they just walk off and leave it? Did […]

Dora spikers counting on experience

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By Dave Wagner DORA — If experience means anything, the Dora volleyball team could be a force to reckon with this fall. Fifth-year coach Myra Skinner has her entire squad back from a year ago. Included are four seniors who, as eighth-graders, were members of the last Lady Coyotes team to reach the regional playoffs. […]

Sometimes going forward is all you can do

By Helena Rodriguez When you enter that dark, cavernous passageway of uncertainty that life so often brings us to, it’s hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Sometimes it’s just a flicker, just a spark, just a shadow up ahead, if that. Sometimes there’s nothing but darkness. By continuing to move […]

Rams scrimmage Littlefield

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By Dave Wagner The Portales Rams got their first taste of outside competition this football season Thursday night in a 2 1/2-hour scrimmage against Littlefield, Texas, at the PHS practice field. Texas teams are already in their third week of practice, a week ahead of their New Mexico counterparts. In addition, it was Littlefield’s second […]

ENMU’s Elliott plans to retire after this year

By Dave Wagner Citing health reasons, Eastern New Mexico University football coach Bud Elliott plans to retire at the end of the season, bringing to an end a 37-year college career. Elliott, who will be 73 in December, said he told his team of the decision during the first week of fall practice. Elliott is […]