Jan. 2 Obituaries

Essie Baker, 90 Essie Baker, 90, of Portales, died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born Aug. 2, 1914, to Nancy and Chester Lee Dement. She graduated from Portales High School. She married Arlon Baker on Aug. 5, 1933. She raised her children in Portales. She spent her [...]

Portales has wettest year since 1941

By Marc Schoder: PNT Correspondent Portales’ rainfall stayed constant throughout the year and when farmers and city residents turned the calendar to 2005, they said goodbye to the area’s wettest year since 1941. According to meteorologist James Kratzer of Cannon Air Force Base, Portales as a city has seen 26.83 inches of precipitation up thru [...]

Dora’s 2004 marked by tragedies

By Tony Parra Before 2004, most of the news that occurred in the tiny eastern plains farming community of Dora took place at the school and involved a sport. Residents are longing for those days again as they close the door on a tragic year that saw two teenagers and a former pastor killed in [...]

Bradley trying to help with milk money

Walter Bradley is the former lieutenant governor of New Mexico. The Clovis native is back in town, handling government and business relations with Dairy Farmers of America, the largest dairy co-op in the United States. DFA members produce about 57 billion pounds of milk per year, which is 33 percent of the nation’s output, according [...]

Jan. 2 Public Record

The following marriage certificates were recently issued in the Roosevelt County Courthouse: — Randall Cummins, 48, and Karen English, 38, both of Watonga, Okla. — Filiberto Mendoza, 18, and Maria Ponce, 20, both of Portales. — Alan Zachry, 37, and Tina Cox, 36, both of Portales.

Things looking up for Hounds

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By Dave Wagner LAS CRUCES — Eastern New Mexico University’s final two games against non-Lone Star Conference teams produced probably the Greyhounds’ best outings of the season. Coming off a 38-point win over St. Mary’s on Dec. 19, ENMU hung with New Mexico State most of the way Thursday night before losing to the Aggies [...]