Floyd man recovers from Thursday accident

By Tony Parra A Floyd man is trying to recover from a fractured pelvis in the Laurel Plains Healthcare Rehabilitation center in Clovis after a cattle guard landed on him in an accident on Thursday, according to Charlene Hardin, Roosevelt County Administrator. Ronny Tipton, 51, a Roosevelt County road department employee, was injured when he […]

Police prepare for gift-giving season

By Marc Schoder: PNT Correspondent The Portales Police Department kicked off its sixth annual Operation Santa Cop this year. The way that the program started was as a community services project, said Portales Police Captain Lonnie Berry. The police department, along with differentcommunity organizations and area businesses, gives toys and monetary donations. “The first year […]

Salvation Army at $25,000 so far

By Ryan Lengerich David Garza sported a red baseball cap and matching windbreaker jacket Tuesday, each donning the Salvation Army logo. He stood at Wal-Mart’s south entrance in Clovis, ringing the organization’s famous bell and collecting donations. He said he doesn’t count how much people give — he is happy with anything. “You feel good […]

ENMU leaders aim for answers during tour

By Tony Parra Eastern New Mexico University leaders took a first-hand look on Tuesday at leadership in the eastern plains of New Mexico area to find out about the of lack of water, a truck by-pass and housing. The Leadership ENMU tour consisted mostly of ENMU faculty, according to Elaine Ennis, who was in charge […]

Fuel prices dropping during holiday season

By Mike Linn Virgil Helker fills up his gas tank twice a week for frequent trips to Tucumcari and Portales from his Clovis home. While his Buick LeSabre gets good gas mileage, a recent drop in gas prices in the area is saving him even more money. In Clovis, average prices for regular gasoline have […]

Dec. 15 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Transitions Birthdays: There are no birthdays this week. Anniversaries: Tommy and Mary Goff (43 years), Jeff and Jennifer Essary (10 years). Upcoming events • Seniors meet Thursday night for games and friendship. • The last day of school is Dec. 22. This will be a half day, school will dismiss at noon. […]

Dec. 15 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael The farmers are taking advantage of this weather to get milo combined and the hay in bales. Sunday kids day The elementary age children’s program will be this Sunday at the Dora Baptist Church. There will be a covered dish feast following their program. You are each invited to come join in […]

Gesture reflects Christmas spirit

By Margaret Kirby: Guest Columnist I would like to thank a young lady — whose name I don’t know — from the Dora Baptist Church. She gave my 3-year-old daughter a candy cane at the Portales Christmas parade on Dec. 3. I know that collecting a ton of candy is not what Christmas or parades […]

Dec. 15 Letters to the Editor

Noise pollution reflects poorly on Portales I have lived in Portales for four months, and it is the loudest town I have ever heard. I thought this small town on the Plains would have one benefit: It would be quiet. I haven’t been that wrong since I asked for parachute pants for Christmas in ’84. […]

Cannon firefighter talks with students

By David Irvin CLOVIS — When roughly 150 young students Monday asked what it was like to be in war, Cannon Air Force Base Staff Sgt. David Sanchez answered with an illustration: The Air Force firefighter asked the after school students at James Bickley Elementary to close their eyes and imagine themselves sitting on a […]

Christmas delivered throughout city

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By Kevin Wilson Mike Parkey genuinely feels two emotions when he’s in a Santa Claus outfit for the Mayor’s Christmas Tree. He’s delighted to see the look on the eyes of children he brings gifts to, and he’s relieved that he still needs a pillow under the coat to give an accurate portrayal of Santa. […]

Dec. 14 Obituaries

Art Corbin, 61 Mr. Art Corbin, 61, of Boles Acres, died Sunday, Dec. 12, 2004, at Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces. He was born on Aug. 20, 1943, in Portales, to Lorraine and Dale Corbin. He graduated from Causey High School in 1961, and attended South Plains Junior College in Levelland for a semester […]

Lady Rams post win at Goddard

PNT Staff ROSWELL — Senior Patty Terry and junior Megan Kabrick scored 12 points each to lead four Portales players in double figures Monday night as the Lady Rams cruised to a 58-32 victory over Roswell Goddard. Juniors Morgan Hill and Ashleah Richards added 11 and 10 points, respectively, as PHS won for the third […]

Rams cruise past Robertson

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By Dave Wagner The Portales High boys basketball team traveled on Easy Street Monday night for the first time this season. Taking control of the game with a 12-0 run over the final 2 1/2 minutes of the first quarter, the Rams routed Las Vegas Robertson 63-36 at the PHS gym. Senior Chris Carter was […]

Tarleton State takes pair from Eastern

PNT Staff STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Tarleton State erased a four-point deficit with less than 17 minutes left and rolled to a 70-52 Lone Star Conference men’s crossover victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday night. Reserve Rich Francis scored 19 points on 7-of-8 shooting, hitting 5-of-5 second-half 3-pointers, while center David Stephens added 13 […]

Lady Rams finish fifth in tourney

By Eric Butler RIO RANCHO — It was Portales coach Brenda Gomez’ express wish, after a quarterfinal loss in the Mel Otero Rio Rancho Invitational on Thursday, that her Lady Rams break an 0-4 winless streak to start the season. As soon as possible. Two days later, Portales (2-4) had done just that with a […]

Rams hope to bounce back Monday against Robertson

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By Dave Wagner With a few practices under their belts after a busy start to the season, Portales High boys coach Mark Gallegos is hoping the Rams are ready to hit a consistent stride. Portales, which has been off since Tuesday after opening the season with five games in eight days, entertains Las Vegas Robertson […]

Elida falls in fifth-place game

PNT Staff NEW DEAL, Texas — The Elida boys basketball team got thumped on Saturday, but the Tigers didn’t come away from the Mean Green Classic empty-handed. Elida (4-4) won twice in consolation bracket play on Friday to advance to Saturday morning’s fifth-place game, where the Tigers were pounded by Smyer 52-17. “We were just […]

Stevens fills “superhero” role as mother

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Compiled by Laurie Stone Your name: Pam Stevens Your job: Secretary/ Education Director at Southside Church of Christ Your age (date of birth): 44 — Sept. 9, 1960 Your hometown: Roswell. Your family: Husband, Terry 44; Daughter, Carlee 14; Sons, Lane ,16, Shelby, 13 and Colton, 11. What do you think of Portales? “I love […]

Navarro remembered as asset to students

By Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Minnie Navarro played a key role at Eastern New Mexico University leaving behind a legacy of life for all those that were affected by her deeds of service and devotion. Navarro died on Nov. 30, 2004. In 1976, she worked for the College of Liberal Arts and Science as a […]