Oct. 15 Obituaries

Teresa Swaim, 30 Teresa Swaim, 30, of Portales, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004, at her home. She was born on Nov. 7, 1973, in Clovis, to Jolene and Will Jaquess. She grew up in Clovis and Portales. She also lived in Denver and Albuquerque before returning to Portales. She married Cody Swaim on Oct. 18, […]

Face life with faith in your heart

By Joan Clayton: PNT Religion Columnist Do you ever get discouraged? It’s hard not to be in today’s world of conflict and bad news. Discouragement is a chief weapon of the enemy — leading to apathy, insensitivity, bitterness and resentment. An unknown author has said, “When you are in a hole, stop digging.” To me, […]

Getting kids to clean room requires creativity

By Helena Rodriguez How clean is your house? That’s a scary question to ask someone, even a good friend, during a casual conversation. “How’s your day?” and “What do you think about the weather?” These are valid conversation topics. But talk about what lies behind someone’s closed doors and inside their closets and you just […]

Rams gear up for Coyotes

By Dave Wagner New Roswell High football coach Barry Chambers hopes he can accomplish for the Coyotes what he did over the past four seasons at Deming — lift the program to respectability. “At Deming, I walked into an 0-24 situation and we made the playoffs a couple of years,” Chambers said as he prepared […]

Sunland expansion hits snags

By Tony Parra Sunland Inc. executives and workers are anxious to have a new building in full operation to accommodate the growing demand for peanut butter and despite the delays, they hope to have the new building fully operational by late November or December. Sunland Inc. president Jimmie Shearer said in mid-April he was hoping […]

Paiz continues family tradition with business

By Laurie Stone This story is part of a News-Tribune weekly feature on business owners who have been at their respective business for five years or more. The Paiz family has been feeding Portales for almost two decades at JJ’s Jumbo Burgers. Pete Paiz is continuing that tradition, as he has run the restaurant for […]

Nuttall accepts job in Missouri

By Ryan Lengerich Neil Nuttall said presiding at a college is something he always prepared for as he pursued his doctorate degree. The Clovis Municipal Schools superintendent agreed Monday to chase what he called a “new dimension” in life by accepting a position as president at North Central Missouri State in Trenton, Mo. The college’s […]

Public defender calls it a career

By David Irvin For 25 years he has served as Curry County’s public defender. But on Oct. 29, Calvin Neumann will officially retire from public service at the age of 72. He won’t be without things to do, however. “I have all kinds of crafts and hobbies,” he said. “I’ve got two stained glass projects […]

Oct. 14 Obituaries

Doris Carpenter, 72 Doris Carpenter, 72, of Portales, died Monday, Oct. 4, 2004, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born on May 22, 1932, in Grand Rapids, Mich., to Dorothy and Everett Boggs. She lived in Grand Rapids, Mich., until the age of 15 when her family moved to Wayland, Mich. She married […]

Vixens roll to victory over Floyd

By Dave Wagner FLOYD — It was hard telling from Fort Sumner senior Tobea Patterson just who had won. “Our passes were not good at all tonight,” she said. “The intensity was really bad, too.” Except for a brief hiccup in Game 3, though, the Vixens barely worked up a sweat Tuesday night in rolling […]

Zias end losing streak against Lady Buffs with five-game win

PNT Staff CANYON, Texas — Anna Bellum had 22 kills and Kelley McGinty added 18 kills and 21 digs Tuesday night, lifting Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball team past West Texas A&M 30-23, 38-40, 30-20, 25-30, 15-9 in a Lone Star Conference South Division matchup. The win was the first for the Zias over WT […]

Bingaman pays visit to Portales

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By Tony Parra U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman said it is possible for the Ute Water Project to receive federal funding from congress but one of the issues is exactly what percentage of it will be from the federal department. Bingaman introduced a bill to the senate which would require 80 percent of funding come from […]

Hotel Clovis statue found in Texas

By David Irvin The Indian chief statue that disappeared in July from atop the Hotel Clovis has been discovered in Texas. The 73-year-old artifact was ditched alongside a road six miles northeast of Littlefield, Texas, said Curry County Sheriff Roger Hatcher. It was first found on Sept. 20 by Texas Department of Transportation workers clearing […]

Oct. 13 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Transitions Birthdays: Seth Chandler (6), Tessa Nall (9), Jennifer Essary (30). Upcoming Events • Floyd Senior Citizens will meet Thursday evening at the Senior Citizen Building for fellowship and games • The Floyd Back Porch Pickers will meet Sunday in the Community Building at 2pm. • School will let out early at […]

Oct. 13 Elida News

By Nita Thurman Transitions Birthdays Oct. 17-23: Alyssa Bargas, Chris Merrick, Tommy McKinney and Shannon Wilson. Festival The Fall Festival will be held at the Elida school gym Saturday, starting around 6 p.m. There will be food and games for all. Come out and share a pleasant evening together. Volleyball Thursday, all teams will play […]

Oct. 13 Dora/South County News

By Charlie Carmichael Rain in all areas but the rain and hail was not in the southern area. The storm that swept through the Dora/Rogers area last Tuesday morning was pretty bad for some time. Some areas are more stripped than others from the hail. Weeds along fences and in bar ditches along N.M. 206 […]

Time flies when you know a celebrity

By Kevin Wilson I’ll admit that I should have written about this one sooner, but I think it’s still worthwhile. After all, when you have a brush with a celebrity, you need to let people know. I can hear it already: Kevin, that doesn’t make sense. You’re a celebrity yourself. You’re the managing editor of […]

ENMU plans web broadcast of volleyball match

PNT Staff Eastern New Mexico University has announced that an audio broadcast of the Zias’ Lone Star Conference South Division match at West Texas A&M will be available free to listeners on the internet through the school’s agreement with TRZ/Teamline. ENMU sports information director Robert McKinney will do the broadcast beginning at 5:50 p.m. (MDT), […]

ENMU squads perform well in rodeo at Vernon

PNT Staff VERNON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s rodeo teams posted their best showings of the season in a Southwest Region rodeo over the weekend, hosted by Vernon College. ENMU’s men tied with Tarleton State for third place with 160 points, trailing Texas Tech (173 1/3) and West Texas A&M (165), while the women […]

Zias open new pitch with win over New Mexico Highlands

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By Dave Wagner The Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team was determined not to let anything spoil the Zias’ debut on their new pitch. With just a bit of help from New Mexico Highlands, and a late insurance goal, the Zias posted a 2-0 win on Sunday to keep their record above .500 for […]