Aug. 4 Elida News

By Nita Thurman Birthdays August 8-13 Adam Anthony, Opal Gilmore, Charlie Taylor, Clay Good, Larry Perkins, D’Shawn Pettigrew, Jim Fuller, Hallie Rene Rains, Monica Baca, Dorothy Chandler, Mary Radcliff and Kent Winders. Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. Gonzalo Carrasco, Mr. and Mrs. Justin Dauer, Mr. and Mrs. Justin Rains and Mr. and Mrs. Ken Winders. Pot […]

Aug. 4 Dora/South County News

By Charlie Carmichael Beautiful weather is forecast for this week in the whole area. We have had some showers with thunderstorms the past few days. I don’t know if anyone got any measurable moisture or not. Summer The summer vacation period is about to come to a close for all local parents. Some are taking […]

Reputation of 007 needs our help

By Kevin Wilson I read one of the most disturbing news items of my life on Friday. It had nothing to do with terror alerts, racial profiling, or corner turning — you learn to adjust to those types of things. This is much different. This involves something fictional, but there are real consequences. Pierce Brosnan […]

Blessid Union concert to kick off ENMU fall semester

By Tony Parra Eastern New Mexico University student activities organizers said on Monday the 2004 fall semester will be kicked off with an Aug. 28 concert featuring pop group Blessid Union of Souls. Jeff Blake, program coordinator of Eastern’s Associated Students Activities Board, said he saw the group play at a conference in Cincinnati and […]

Buzard beginning recuperation in Albuquerque

By Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball coach Dan Buzard was released from an Albuquerque hospital Saturday but still faces treatment for a cancerous brain tumor. Buzard, 36, had part of the eight centimeter tumor surgically removed July 25 at Albuquerque’s Presbyterian Hospital. He said Monday that the surgery got about 70 percent […]

Officials aim for business technology center

By Tony Parra Kathy White of Rural Sourcing Inc. conveyed by speakerphone to a mixture of city, state and Eastern New Mexico University officials that she wanted to follow a timeline to implement a business technology center in Portales. White spoke to them on Friday morning at the Sandia Room of the Campus Union Building […]

Police waiting on DNA evidence

By Kevin Wilson A long wait for DNA evidence is a common point in Portales’ two homicide investigations. Seven weeks after the June 14 stabbing death of Jorge Prado of Clovis, no murder charges have been filed and police are still waiting on results of DNA tests conducted on knives and blood found in a […]

Local businesses want tariffs on milk powder

By Tony Parra Roosevelt County dairy officials met with members of the United States congress this week in Portales and Clovis in an attempt to convince members of Congress to implement a tariff on foreign companies looking to import milk protein concentrate (milk powder). If the bill is not placed, it could affect the MPC […]

Seven vying for Roosevelt County fair honors

Special to the PNT Special to the PNT Seven Roosevelt County girls will be competing for the Queen, Princess and Sweetheart titles Tuesday at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds. The day will being with the horsemanship contest in the fair arena followed by the personality contest in the Jake Lopez Center. Under the direction of Dela […]

Farmers’ water usage a concern

By Darrell Todd Maurina The Ute Water project wasn’t the only local water issue to come before last week’s meeting of a legislative interim committee. On Thursday morning, two state representatives spoke to the Water and Natural Resources Committee at Clovis Community College to explain the concerns of local residents over the consequences of unregulated […]

Three jailed for sex charges

By Mike Linn Three Clovis residents are in jail on charges stemming from a series of sexual encounters with three underage females. Authorities said the incidents, which involve prostitution, were videotaped and photographed at a Clovis home. Rockey Fleming, 40, a staff sergeant at Cannon Air Force Base, paid three girls — ages 13, 15 […]

Aug. 1 Public Record

The following certificates of marriage were recently filed in the Roosevelt County Courhouse: — Larry Hale, 35, and Tonya Cundiff, 36, both of Amarillo, Texas. — Phillip Jowers, 24, of Artesia and Cari Jones, 24, of Lafayette, La. — Timothy Hallford, 26, and Mechelle Dupree, 22, of Portales. — Juan Coronado Rojas, 24, and Maria […]

Aug. 1 Dora School News

By Charlie Carmichael Dora School News This has been a very busy summer at the Dora School. The most noticeable area is the playground for grades 1-6, which has been moved into the old parking area between the Luscombe and Rogers gyms. Jerry Siewert is working every day the weather permits to get it all […]

Aug. 1 Obituaries

Flora Trujillo Flora Trujillo, 70, of Clovis, died Wednesday, July 28, 2004, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born on Dec. 20, 1933, in Mosquero, to Juan and Sophia Gonzalez Sanchez. She married Clyde Trujillo on March 18, 1953, in Tucumcari. Family members said she was a housewife, a member of Our Lady […]

Pool tables good for those who want danger

By Bob Huber Looking for adventure? Like to live on the edge? Want to be the first on your block to wake up in the middle of a nightmare screaming, “Eeaauugh! Eeaauugh!” You can have all that and more if, like me, you rid your living room of furniture, give everything to your daughters, and […]

Profanity, plumbing a natural pair

By Jim Lee I know of three situations that call for automatic cussing: (1) snagging my nose in a band saw, (2) dropping a bowling ball on my left foot, and (3) installing a new kitchen faucet. On a scale of enjoyment, these activities rate somewhere between watching reruns of Gilligan’s Island and getting a […]

Grimshaw taught faith, fun

By Kevin Wilson Two things were a constant in Vida Mae Grimshaw’s family — an appreciation for the Lord, and the name George. Grimshaw died July 19 at Heartland Continuing Care, concluding 92 years of teaching her children and grandchildren how to have a fun life and at the same time lead a Christian life. […]

Gregg-Cherry helps bring people to college

Name: Christina Gregg-Cherry Job: Admissions Recruiter Age (and birth date): 25, 09/03/1979 Hometown: Magdalena, NM What do you think of Portales? “I love Portales, the community makes me feel right at home.” What’s your idea of a perfect day? “Sunny, about 80 degrees and NO wind!” What is your fondest memory of Portales? “Sitting on […]

Howard looking to football future

By Dave Wagner After a standout football career at Portales High, Jeff Howard found himself struggling to decide where he wanted to play in college. His father, Eastern New Mexico University offensive coordinator Mike Howard, wasn’t much help. After all, he and the rest of coach Bud Elliott’s staff at ENMU figured Jeff would end […]