Aug. 11 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael Transitions Birthdays August 14-20: Tasha Burton, Jake Peterson, Noel Rippie, Travis Husted, Magin Mclain, Nita Thurman and Valerie Diaz. Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. Joel Crosthwait, Mr. and Mrs. David Craig, Mr. and Mrs. David Graves and Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Ward. Breakfast The men’s monthly breakfast will be held at the Baptist […]

Aug. 11 Elida News

By Nita Thurman Transitions Birthdays August 14-20: Tasha Burton, Jake Peterson, Noel Rippie, Travis Husted, Magin Mclain, Nita Thurman and Valerie Diaz. Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. Joel Crosthwait, Mr. and Mrs. David Craig, Mr. and Mrs. David Graves and Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Ward. Breakfast The men’s monthly breakfast will be held at the Baptist […]

Aug. 11 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael Electrical storms accompanied the clouds in the South County area last week. It has succeeded in striking another house the past week. Mavis Carmichael said it was so loud it woke her up and she smelled smoke but didn’t find a thing so she went back to bed. Then Weldon smelled it […]

Aug. 11 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Transitions Birthdays: Chris Duncan; Noel Rippee; Jason Potter. Upcoming Events • The Floyd Back Porch Pickers will meet Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Community Building. • 4-H will meet Monday at 7 p.m. in the Community Building. • The Floyd Methodist Church will be holding a covered dish lunch on Aug. […]

Dog survives amazing ordeal

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By Kevin Wilson By Kevin Wilson PNT Managing Editor Kevin_Wilson@link.freedom.com Honey Bear is a pretty unassuming dog at first sight. After the tan-brown Chinese Shar-pei has taken a sniff of a guest in Mike Davidson’s home, she’ll retreat to her dog bed. A second look reveals a red underside, where she had surgery to remove […]

Aug. 11 Obituaries

W.J. England, 71 Mr. W.J. “Jr.” England, 71, of Clovis, died Monday, Aug. 9, 2004, at his home. He was born on April 12, 1933, in Moon, Okla., to Willie R. and Vera Green England. He married Sybil Rainey on April 30, 1955, in Clovis. He moved to Clovis from Amarillo in 1955. He served […]

School board concerned over test scores

By Tony Parra The results of reading and math proficiency tests from the New Mexico state Public Education Department, which were released on Friday and in Sunday’s News-Tribune, were still on the minds of school board members during a school board meeting on Monday night. There were 158 Portales High School 11th graders tested and […]

Rodeo family remembers deceased youth

By Mike Linn On a ranch northwest of Kenna, where the wind meets his thoughts, Jeff Bilberry finds solace. There, the vice president of the High Plains Junior Rodeo Association often thinks about life, God and his 3-year-old son Trey, who died in a 2003 horse-riding accident near Kenna. He remembers family dinners when Trey […]

Aug. 10 Obituaries

Elberta Allen, 75 Mrs. Elberta E. Allen, 75, of Portales, died Saturday, Aug. 7, 2004, at her home. She was born on May 22, 1929, in Portales, to Margia Hayne Camden and Richard Wilson Boyles She attended school in Portales. She had lived in Portales and Clovis most of her life. She held various jobs, […]

Big changes in store for Rams’ offensive line

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By Dave Wagner The Portales Rams have only one starter returning this season in the offensive line — and he’s playing a different position. Still, veteran Rams line coach Patrick Crowley is more concerned that the psyche of his linemen becomes more aggressive. “We’re going to run more of an attack scheme this year,” Crowley […]

Cole’s persistence pays off

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By Mike Linn CLOVIS — The first time Kourtnie Cole got on a horse — at the ripe old age of 3 — she got bucked off. She didn’t want to get back on, but after some coaching from her grandfather she decided to give it a shot. The 16-year-old has been in love with […]

Half of New Mexico students graded “not proficient”

By Ryan Lengerich Barely half of New Mexico’s high school juniors were proficient in reading and less than half were proficient in math, according to results of a standardized test released Friday by the state Public Education Department. The first-time assessment test, taken by more than 19,000 students in November, will be used to rate […]

Dora, Floyd schools have new look at top spots

By Tony Parra Dora and Floyd schools will have a new look to their administration this fall with changes at the top. For Steve Barron, the new Dora principal, it’s a return to the place he calls home. Barron was the principal for kindergarten through 12th grade, athletic director and high school coach at Carrizozo […]

Aug. 8 Obituaries

Peggy Tozer, 82 Miss Peggy Marie Tozer, 82, of Portales, died Thursday, Aug. 5, 2004, in Amarillo. She was born on Nov. 28, 1921, in Shell Lake, Wis., to Harold William and Lucy Ann Bohn Tozer. She moved with her family to Turtle Lake, Wis., where she attended school. Upon graduation, she attended Eau Claire […]

Aug. 8 Floyd school news

By Jennifer Essary Upcoming Events There will be a School Board meeting Monday night at 7 at the school. School Supplies Lists for school supplies can be picked up at Wal-mart or in the office. The lists are for grades Pre-K through 5th. First day of school Pre-Registration is Aug. 18. All students are required […]

Summer the perfect time for not-so-smart ideas

By Bob Huber Childhood friends tell me I once had tangled curly hair and a perpetual runny nose, and I ran around all summer in frayed overalls and Tenner shoes, the latter being the invention of that friend of all boys, Mr. Tenner. But in spite of my appearance, those were exotic times, like the […]

Trees can use protection, too

By Jim Lee While having coffee recently with my friend Don Criss, he casually mentioned the sad plight of the pernambuco tree. I instantly became alert, no small feat for a fellow with my attention span. Don always gets my attention because I learn so much from him — and it’s an opportunity to rip […]

Aug. 8 Public Record

The following certificates of marriage were recently filed in the Roosevelt County Courthouse: — Timothy Hallford, 26, and Mechelle Dupree, 28, both of Portales. — Juan Gabriel Rojas, 27, and Maria Hernandez, 24, both of Portales. — Benjamin Orona, 20, and Sarah Morin, 18, both of Portales. — Justin Anderson, 18, and Katey Fulgham, 18, […]

Gore grew up in homesteading family

By Kevin Wilson Nearly 40 years ago, Marjorie Simich helped her sister remember her husband. Her gesture to Lillian Gore was a marble headstone for Lillian’s husband, Herschel. “Her husband died in 1965 and my husband made one for her husband at the time,” said Simich, who works with her husband on a family marble […]

Osborne all about ENMU activities

Shannon Osborne splits her time as the manager of the Harding Apartments and a program advisor for Eastern New Mexico University’s Office of Organizations and Activities. Her fantasy dinner party would include Eleanor Roosevelt and the Care Bears, and her superhero name would be Red Raven. What do you think of Portales? “I think Portales […]