Woman recognized for grades 68 years later

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By Tony Parra Sixty-eight years after her graduation from now-defunct Rogers High School, Elizabeth Wortham finally was recognized as an honorary valedictorian for the class of 1936. Wortham received her honorary valedictorian certificate on Friday at the Heartland Care Center in Portales. Todd Terry, Faith Triumphant principal, presented her with the award in front of […]

Six-man title game moved to Wednesday

PNT Staff FLOYD — Saturday’s six-man football state championship game between the Floyd Broncos and the Melrose Buffaloes was postponed due to inclement weather. The game has been rescheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday at Floyd. The Broncos (10-0) handed District 3 rival Melrose (10-1) its only loss of the season, winning 28-20 on Oct. 23 […]

‘Believe’ crew wraps it up for local filming

At 12:17 a.m. on Thursday, First Assistant Director David Cluck called, “That’s a wrap!” for the last time on “Believe In Me.” Six weeks before, in Ned Houk Park just north of Clovis, we took our first shot of the picture as lead actor Jeff Donovan climbed into the blue pickup that would serve as […]

Filming provided memories

Editor’s note: Cotty Chubb, a producer of the “Believe In Me” movie filmed in eastern New Mexico this fall, recorded a few fragments of his memories of our part of the world. In his words: • The girls showing up on set complaining of soreness. Too much training? No, they’d been riding the mechanical bull […]

Nov. 14 Floyd School News

By Jennifer Essary Upcoming events • Standards Assessments for all juniors is Tuesday and Wednesday • Thanksgiving holidays will be Nov. 24-28. School will resume Nov. 29. • The Christmas program will be Dec. 6 Athletics Football: The six-man state title game has been moved to Wednesday at noon. Basketball: Thursday through Sunda, junior high […]

Nov. 14 Portales Junior High News

Science Fair Assembly Since all students will be deciding on a science fair project, science teachers have arranged for Dr. Keller from Eastern New Mexico University to present some ideas about various projects. Thursday finds students viewing various examples and listening to his ideas and suggestions. The Portales schools science fair is scheduled for March […]

Nov. 14 Broad Horizons School News

Students at Broad Horizons have n opportunity to get a headstart into the world of work and modern technology. Starting in January, Mrs. Griffith-Eakins will instruct a class which will feature computer programs such as MS Word, Excel, Power Point, Access and Outlook in its curriculum. Interested students may obtain “Microsoft Office” certification while gaining […]

Nov. 14 Elida School News

No business like show business The Elida High School drama department will be presenting its first dinner show on Thursday. Members of the Student Council will be hosting a buffet-style spaghetti dinner at 6 p.m., which will be followed by the performance of a theatrical comedy entitled “Wanted: One Groom.” Admission for attending the dinner […]

Nov. 14 Obituaries

John Waide, 86 John Ed Waide, 86, of Fort Cobb, Okla., died Friday, Nov. 12, 2004, at his home. He was born on May 19, 1918, in Hale County, Texas, to Ed and Ollie P. Gipson Waide. He married Mary Geraldine Jones on Nov. 30, 1939, in Portales. He attended school in Sunny Side, Texas. […]

In an election, all participants win

By Jim Lee Although last week’s column followed the general election by only five days and would have been a timely topic, I decided against commenting about it then. At first, I thought I should write about it, but after a bit of reflection, I changed my mind. The event culminated a period of particularly […]

You shoulda been there — but it’s best you weren’t

By Bob Huber You should have been there the year my son Glen turned 13. That was the same year I purchased six white turkeys on the hoof, figuring to slaughter them for crowded holiday banquets we always hosted each year. The turkeys were hand fed by a friend’s daughter as a project of 4-H, […]

Nov. 14 Public Record

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the magistrate court: • Windom Yates, 43, found guilty of driving on suspension and will serve 90 days of unsupervised probation. • Patrick Steckline, 27, found guilty of driving while intoxicated (first offense) and will serve 90 days of supervised probation. • Rodulfo Sotelo, 27, found guilty […]

Zahn had fun approach to life, family

By Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Dorothy Zahn was a woman that loved to live. With a fun demeanor, she attracted others with her temperament of friendliness and availability. Zahn was actively involved in her children’s lives as a volunteer chaperone. Debbie Welch, Zahn’s daughter, said she felt fortunate to have a mother like Zahn. “On […]

Gomez loves Lakers, life at school

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Your name: Phoebe Gomez Your job: Secretary at Steiner Elementary Your age (date of birth): 38, born; Aug. 8, 1966 Your hometown: I was born and raised in Portales Occupation: Secretary Your family: Husband Liborio, Jr., daughter Daniela (14), son James (9). What do you think of Portales? “Portales is definitely a great place to […]

Family faithfully waits for sons to return home

By Tony Parra Like other Americans, the Isaacs family watched the news on television when the war with Iraq broke out. They’ve also lived it, as all three of their boys were sent to serve the United States in the invasion of Iraq. When Corey, Toby and Eric Isaacs do come home, they will be […]

City, ENMU honor veterans

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By Tony Parra Many Portales residents spent their time on Thursday with their right hand over the left part of their chest staring at the American flag during ceremonies honoring United States veterans on Veteran’s Day. Veteran’s Day activities took place to commemorate the veterans who have served in the United States armed forces. The […]

Couple honored by AARP

By Tova Fruchtman It all started with a prescription drug forum in Portales. As liaison to the state office for the non-profit organization AARP, George Lees attended the planning meeting. That is where he first saw Millie Goslin. Through the meetings and the planning a relationship evolved that soon turned to love. “There was sort […]

Life has a great harvest

By Joan Clayton I love to see pumpkins in the fields this time of year.  Their beauty, especially with a slight frost, decorates God’s exquisite landscape.  The golden fields of waving grain brings the chorus of  “America, the Beautiful” to my mind and I want to sing it. The crisp fall air with the flavor […]

Officials close marina

By William Thompson LOGAN — The Ute Lake Marina, in service since 1980, was recently closed down by New Mexico State Parks officials due to safety concerns and contractual violations on the part of the marina’s owners, according to a parks department press release. Sid and Beverly Smith were the owners of the marina since […]

How to pamper yourself: Let me count the ways

By Helena Rodriguez Eating peanut butter straight from the jar, spending a whole day in bed and taking a scented bath by candlelight are just a few ways we can pamper ourselves. With today’s hectic lifestyles, we can all use a little pampering now and then, and we should take a little time to indulge […]