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 [...]