Personality Plus: Richard Bradfute

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Your name: Richard Bradfute Your job: Assistant VP/ Chief Information Officer Your age (date of birth): 33 years-old, November 4, 1971 Your hometown: Born in Lamar, Colo. but Portales is my home. Occupation: I direct the IT and proof operations for the Portales National Bank Your family: I married Christy seven years ago. I have […]

Residents celebrate Christmas events

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By Tony Parra The Christmas Parade ran through the Portales downtown area and the event culminated with the crowning of the Little Miss Merry Christmas on Friday. The event began with a crowd of approximately 100 people gathered in front of the Roosevelt County Courthouse. The crowd braved a mild cold weather, however, barrels with […]

Decorated tables highlight Happening

By Tony Parra Roosevelt County residents capped off a weekend filled with holiday events by taking in the Holiday Happening event filled with decorated tables, Christmas wear and Christmas items in the silent auction. More than 500 people roamed inside the ballroom in the Campus Union Building on the campus of Eastern New Mexico University […]

Tolar explosion remembered

By David Irvin On a quiet day in eastern New Mexico, Nov. 30, 1944, a train of 81 cars was traveling west out of Clovis. One of the crew members had detected a hot box under a fuel oil tanker car and the engineer was slowing the train to a stop west of Melrose in […]

Dec. 5 Dora School News

By Charlie Carmichael Thanksgiving was great and it’s great to have our students back this week preparing reviews and test fro the semester grades. Time is marching on rapidly and hopefully they are as excited for the test to get here as they are for Christmas. Leadership class The Dora High School Leadership class was […]

Dec. 5 Faith Triumphant School News

By Donna Kelly Thank you to Christopher Nicholson for coming to talk to the school about your mission trip to Africa. It was very interesting, and we learned many things. Stories and Christmas trees are due by Wednesday for the contest.  Remember, winners will be announced on Friday in chapel. The Christmas party and gift […]

Dec. 5 Elida School News

Theatre groups often have special traditions that take place after the performances and the show is struck (scenery is disassembled). And the junior drama class at Elida Municipal Schools is no exception. Ron Thorne, the play director, had his own special way of “putting the show away” at a cast party that was held at […]

Dec. 5 Portales Junior High News

By Billie Dixon BPKO assembly For a week students had been guessing about the acronym BPKO.  Wednesday a fun, informative assembly let everyone know it meant Bully Prevention Kick Off. Teachers working with GEAR-UP and local police informed students about the consequences of bullying, and some high school drama students presented a skit demonstrating various […]

Dec. 5 Floyd School News

By Jennifer Essary Upcoming events • The Christmas program will be Monday at 6:30 p.m. • Juniors will be taking the ASVAB test on Tuesday. • School Board will meet Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. • Final exams are Dec.20-22. • Classes will dismiss for Christmas holidays at noon on Dec. 22. Basketball • Tuesday, […]

Jan. 5 Obituaries

Mary Norris, 57 Mary Louise Norris, 57, died Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2004, at Timpanogos Hospital in Orem, Utah. She was born Sept. 28, 1947 to Lyle and Jean Norris in Las Vegas. She graduated from high school at Johnson Air Base in Japan, and was a graduate of Eastern New Mexico University in Portales. She […]

Russian Pelekh Box story always worth reliving

By Bob Huber So it’s another Christmas season, which means my daughter Tracy will corral friends and family to tell her favorite yuletide story — “The Russian Pelekh Box.” It’s a marathon narrative full of adventure, romance, and mystery, although its authenticity leaves something to be desired. So while a turkey roasts in the oven […]

Lunch becomes political learning session

By Jim Lee Not too long ago, I had the pleasure of spending a little time with our state senator, Stuart Ingle. We happened to see each other where we were both having lunch and decided to have coffee and dessert together. While we sat there chatting and munching, his cell phone interrupted him (a […]

Dec. 5 Public Record

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the magistrate court: — Robeen Roy, 22, found guilty of attempting to sell, serving or giving alcoholic beverages to a minor and will serve 364 days of supervised probation. — Beverly Grubbs found guilty of issuance of worthless checks and was ordered to pay fines. — Alfredo […]

Swaim had generous nature

By Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Teresa Swain had cheerful outlook on life regardless of what situation presented itself. Family members said she enjoyed crafts, cross-stitching, growing flowers, and cooking — manicotti and enchiladas were her favorite. K.P. Jaquess, Swain’s grandfather, said she loved a crowd, which is one reason why she loved her job in […]

Rams drop third-place tilt to Lorenzo

PNT Staff SHALLOWATER, Texas — The Lorenzo (Texas) Hornets finally made Portales pay for its struggles on offense. Two 3-pointers by Lorenzo’s Aycock erased a 30-29 Rams lead in the final quarter and the Hornets went on to a 44-32 win in the fifth-place game ofthe Shallowater Shootout. Aycock, a 5-foot-10 guard, dominated the game […]

Zias rally to beat Southwestern

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By Dave Wagner Trailing by 11 points with 16 1/2 minutes left, Eastern New Mexico University didn’t exactly have the Southwestern Oklahoma Lady Bulldogs right where they wanted them. Then the Zias went to a 2-3 zone defense, got Southwestern to cool off from the field and used a game-ending 14-2 run to pull out […]

Hounds bow in overtime to Southwestern

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By Kevin Wilson Ike Smith scored a game-high 21 points, and Jamaal Shell hit a game-tying 3-pointer near the end of regulation to help Southwestern Oklahoma slip away with a 68-61 overtime win Saturday evening at Greyhound Arena. Shell scored only eight points on the night for the Bulldogs (8-0) and was scoreless at halftime, […]

La Cueva overpowers Wildcats in 5A final

By Rick White In a locker room filled with the low murmur of disappointment and teary-eyed teammates, Juan Gutierrez peeled off his purple jersey and shoulder pads for the final time. A sun-splashed afternoon that started with so much promise quickly dissolved into one of the most painful days of his young life. The heartache […]

Rugged Clovis fends off Lady Rams’ feisty effort

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By Dave Wagner On paper, it looked like it might be a blowout. Never underestimate the importance of emotion in a rivalry. The Clovis Lady Wildcats took control in the second quarter, then used their deep, balanced squad to fight off Portales down the stretch for a 58-47 victory over the Lady Rams Friday night […]