ENMU freshman living up to her parents

By Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University freshman Raelyn Gardner has something to live up to in the school’s rodeo program. The daughter of former ENMU rodeo standouts, Gardner made her mark in the school’s College Daze Rodeo over the weekend at Lewis Cooper Arena. In her first collegiate competition, she was second in the […]

Lady Tigers beat Tucumcari in three

PNT Staff ELIDA — Coming off a championship in a weekend tournament hosted by the Roswell Goddard junior varsity, the Elida volleyball team improved to 7-1 for the season on Monday night by sweeping past Tucumcari 25-20, 25-19, 25-19. Lady Tigers coach Darrell Chenault said the team was helped by the return from injury over […]

Hounds demonstrate they can compete in first season

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By Dave Wagner If nothing else, the first-year Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team is showing it can compete with the best in the new Southwest Soccer Conference. The Greyhounds hung tough on Sunday against 10th-ranked Midwestern State, but couldn’t find the scoring opportunity they needed in a 1-0 loss to the Indians at […]

Unbeaten Floyd cruises past Hondo

PNT Staff HONDO — Junior Jerrod Long scored three touchdowns and threw for another and intercepted four passes Friday night as unbeaten Floyd routed Hondo 48-0 in six-man football. Long, who incereased his interception total to nine for the season, scored on runs of 13, 45 and 5 yards as the Broncos (4-0) ended the […]

ENMU men post shutout win over St. Ed’s in home opener

PNT Staff The first-year Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer program finally got to play its first home match on Friday, and the Greyhounds made the most of it. Sophomore forward Jonathan Holman scored a pair of unassisted goals in the second half and ENMU shut out St. Edward’s 2-0. It was also the first […]

Ripple effect varies for businesses around collapsed building

By Tony Parra Downtown business owners are adjusting to the ripple effect of the collapse of the Prestige Carpets wall on Wednesday. The wall above the Prestige Carpets store was taken down on Wednesday with a controlled fall when a separation was noticed in between the word ‘Prestige’ and ‘Carpets’ mid-day. Danny Heflin of Danny […]

License vote coming Tuesday

PNT Staff Portales citizens will have a choice on Tuesday as to whether or not more restaurants in the city will be allowed to serve a glass of beer or wine with a meal. If Portales voters approve the measure, the Alcohol and Gaming Division of the New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department can begin […]

Social workers face pressure of ramifications

By David Irvin One of the hardest tasks Sherel Whited faces as a social worker is making decisions she knows will change the lives of the parents and children. A social worker supervisor for the Children, Youth and Families Department in Curry County, it’s Whited’s job to initiate steps toward removing a child from a […]

Teachers continue program of character-building

By Laurie Stone Teachers always try to instill responsibility in their students. It becomes even more of an issue this month, thanks to a long-standing Portales school system that focuses on character. Responsibility is one of the six pillars of Character Counts that is being focused on this month in Portales’ public schools. According to […]

Sept. 19 Elida School News

Book fair this week The Elida Elementary School will sponsor the Scholastic Book Fair Monday through Thursday. The fair will be open every day from noon to 4 p.m. The books will be located in the elementary foyer. The proceeds will go to the elementary PTO.   Teacher promotes essay contest Vigo Torske, the high […]

Sept. 19 Portales Junior High News

By Billie Dixon Pictures Monday Yearbook sponsor Jon Birdsong reminds students to get ready for school pictures first thing Monday morning. The Lifetouch studio states that no money is needed on picture day. Students will receive a proof and can decide how many pictures they want later.   Music performance set for Friday  On Friday, […]

Sept. 19 Floyd School News

By Jennifer Essary Upcoming Events • October 1st will be an ELS day. School Pictures School pictures will be taken on Tuesday. Please dress appropriately, as these are for the yearbook. College Days All Seniors are encouraged to go to ENMU’s College Days on Friday. Athletics Football: The next football game is September 30th , […]

Sept. 19 Dora School News

By Charlie Carmichael Dora School News There is no school Monday, but there will be volleyball games here in Dora at 4 p.m. Floyd’s junior high, junior varsity and varsity teams will be here to play our Lady Coyotes. Events Tuesday: Honor Society induction 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: NHS meeting (call office for information) Thursday: Student […]

Clovis superintendent in running for college job

By Mike Linn The superintendent of Clovis schools would like to forward his career beyond K-12 education, a desire confirmed by his recent interest in the president’s job at North Central Missouri College. Officials at the Trenton, Mo.-based college are interested in Neil Nuttall, too. He is one of four finalists of 41 applicants vying […]

Sept. 19 Obituaries

Mickey Haas, 67 Mr. Mickey E. Haas, 67, of Portales, died Thursday, Sept. 16, 2004, at his home. He was born on June 9, 1937, in Carlsbad, to Rueben and Rowena Ansley Haas. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1957, serving in Vietnam for three years and retiring in 1984. He had been a resident […]

Sept. 19 Public Record

The following marriage certificates were recently issued in the Roosevelt County Courthouse: • Chad Vaden, 28, and Wendie Fajardo, 25, both of Portales. • Dennis Naranjo Jr., 22, and Tara Candice Schroeder, 21, both of Elida. • J.D. Mead Jr., 22, and Shana Price, 19, both of Portales. The following divorces were recently filed in […]

Use the Yankee-to-Brit dictionary

By Bob Huber The next time you travel to England — I’m sure you do every year or so, don’t you? — don’t wait until the last minute to brush up on a few phrases so you can find bathrooms and order beer, not necessarily in that order. After all, they speak a foreign language […]

Every election has its importance

By Jim Lee Those of us in this community who have remained reasonably close to consciousness realize an election will take place in November. But how many of us know about the one this Tuesday? Registered Portales citizens need to vote on this week’s alcohol issue. When I did my informal poll, I discovered that […]

Tigers’ fast start too much for Hounds

PNT Sports ADA, Okla. — Junior running back King Bennett rushed for 176 yards and four touchdowns Saturday night as East Central defeated Eastern New Mexico University 33-14 in a Lone Star Conference crossover football game. ECU (2-1) jumped in front 14-0 in the first 8 1/2 minutes and never let the Greyhounds (1-3) get […]

Ward always worked overtime for friends, family

By Laurie Stone Bill Ward, age 52, died Sept. 2, 2004, at his home. Family members said he was a man of integrity to all those that were touched by his loving generosity and kindness. He was an employee for the city of Portales, supervising street repairs and the construction of buildings. He was a […]