Cotton crops affected by rain

By David Irvin Farwell farmer Randy Cain said there’s little chance his cotton crop will produce quality T-shirts this year. And the more it rains the greater the chance his 220 acres of cotton will produce nothing more than yarn. The clock is ticking for Cain and other area cotton farmers. Wet weather over the […]

Nov. 17 Obituaries

Royce Dale Bethel, 51 Royce Dale Bethel, 51, of Farwell, died Monday, Nov. 15, 2004 at University Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born Aug. 31, 1953, to A.V. and Fern Bethel in Portales. He graduated from Floydada High School in 1971, and he became a farmer. He married Jamye Berry on May 28, 1988, […]

Nov. 17 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Transitions Birthdays: Panny Bigler; Delbert Rector Upcoming events • Seniors meet Thursday night for games and friendship. • The Back Porch Pickers meet this Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Community Building. This is open to everyone in the community and surrounding area that have any interest playing or listening to music. […]

Nov. 17 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael Thanksgiving supper The Milnesand community and many friends gathered in the community center Monday night for a pre-Thanksgiving feast and fellowship. Sympathy To Fern and George Hay in the death of her brother, Joe Anderson of Fort Sumner. Harvest Farmers are anxiously awaiting the sunshine and a few days without moisture so […]

Nov. 17 Elida News

By Nita Thurman Transitions Birthdays Nov. 19-25: Hazel Holms, Debby Cannon, Wanda Chenualt, Nathan Erdmann, Emily Hamilton, Bennie Jimenez, Joel Moore, Kent Winters, Margaret Wilcox, Jeff Bilberry and Clayton Ford. Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. Jake Howard and Mr. and Mrs. Sam Southard. Sale A reminder that the annual crafts show will be at the Elida […]

Nov. 17 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael There is mud all over our area and there are many muddy bus routes and roads for people to get out on for church and to their work places. Some seniors on Sunday did not venture out for fear of being stranded, as there was some fog. Later, a drizzle took place […]

Years after “Heidi” game, CBS decision draws parallels

By Kevin Wilson Today we celebrate an anniversary of sorts. It’s an anniversary I didn’t live through, but am affected by just the same. While reading Gregg Easterbrook’s Tuesday Morning Quarterback column online, I was reminded of something that changed television and sports as we know it. The day was Nov. 17. The year, 1968 […]

Things may be starting to look up for young Elida boys

By Dave Wagner ELIDA — It’s been about seven years since the Elida boys basketball program enjoyed a winning season. While they likely aren’t ready for a state title run just yet, the Tigers anticipate improvement in 2004-05 despite a 13-player roster which includes eight freshmen and just one junior and one senior. At least […]

Lady Tigers hoping for state run

ELIDA — The Elida Lady Tigers had a good season in 2003-04 — maybe not a great season by their standards, but they did reach the Class 1A state semifinals. Still, their overall record (17-13) was relatively modest. “We had chances to beat people, but we made too many mistakes in close games,” said junior […]

Bellum, Schiely earn All-LSC South honors

PNT Staff Senior outside hitter Anna Bellum and junior middle blocker Lindsay Schiely were first-team selections to the All-Lone Star Conference South Division volleyball squad, released Monday by the league office in Richardson, Texas. They were among six Zias honored in voting done by division coaches. Senior setter Margie Goble was named to the second […]

Rainy week ahead for city

By Tony Parra Snow caused Saturday’s six-man football state championship game to be postponed to Wednesday. Although no snow is in the forecast for the next week, Roosevelt County residents will the more familiar form of precipitation to deal with —rain. The forecast calls for rain today and Wednesday following Monday’s showers. Jim Kratzer, Cannon […]

Businesses seek temporary help for holidays

By David Irvin With Thanksgiving just a little more than a week away, local businesses and national retailers are beefing up their staffs in preparation for the extra work loads in the coming holiday season. And for those interested in seasonal work, the time to apply is now, local store managers say. The nation’s retailers […]

Nov. 16 Obituaries

William Thomas, 76 William Walter Thomas, 76, of Clovis, died Saturday, Nov. 13, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on July 16, 1928, in Blue Mountain, Miss., to Luther and Pearl Thomas. He married Adeline Charizia on Nov. 1, 1949, in Cheverly, Md. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps […]

Williamson collection released

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By Kevin Wilson With a career spanning nearly 77 years as a writer, it’s no surprise that it would take a few years just to summarize the work of Jack Williamson. That process has been completed after nearly four years, with the help of more than a few fans and friends. “Seventy-Five: The Diamond Anniversary […]

ENMU gets regional volleyball berth

PNT Staff Eastern New Mexico University has garnered its first regional volleyball berth since joining the Lone Star Conference and NCAA Division II in 1984 as the Zias were selected on Sunday for the eight-team Southwest Regional at Kearney, Neb. ENMU (24-8) earned the No. 5 seed in the tournament, and meets Mesa State (Colo.) […]

Zias wipe out halftime deficit, knock off Skyhawks in opener

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By Dave Wagner Mika Robertson committed a cardinal sin — fouling a 3-point shooter — and with time running out in the half, no less. Fort Lewis’ Nicole Quast sank all three free throws, giving the visiting Skyhawks a 13-point lead over Eastern New Mexico University at the intermission. Not to worry, though, Robertson said. […]

Lady Rams bow out against West Las Vegas

PNT Staff ALBUQUERQUE — The Portales High volleyball team had all hands on deck and gave it a good shot, but the Lady Rams fell short against West Las Vegas in Friday’s Class 3A state tournament semifinals. West Las Vegas got off to a fast start and held on in the second and third games […]

ENMU falls in semis, awaits possible regional berth

PNT Staff LAWTON, Okla. — Eliminated by Abilene Christian in the semifinals of the Lone Star Conference volleyball tournament, the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team now turns its attention to a possible Southwest Region tournament berth. Lone Star Conference South Division champion ACU pulled away for a 26-30, 33-31, 30-23, 30-17 win over the […]

Faith Triumphant prevails in opener

PNT Staff HEREFORD, Texas — Senior Luis McCain scored 24 points, including four 3-pointers, and the Faith Triumphant boys basketball team opened its season Friday with a 59-38 victory over Hereford Community Christian. Four players combined to do all the scoring for the Conquerors. Others in double figures were Seth Pearson with 16 and Eric […]

Zias hope for improvement under Klafka

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By Dave Wagner Picked to finish last in the Lone Star Conference South Division a year ago, the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team surprised the experts by staying in title contention until the final weekend of the season. This year the Zias won’t slip up on anybody, but they enter the season with […]