Feb. 9 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael More showers in all of the South County area. Some from in the area didn’t venture out Sunday for church services. The roads should be settled for the bus routes this week. Sympathy Mavis and Weldon Carmichael received word last week about the death of one of her sister-in-laws in Lamesa. She […]

Random thoughts can drive one crazy

By Kevin Wilson Every once in a while, there comes along a great little snippet for me. It’s not something I can do an entire column on, but combined these snippets can be quite entertaining. At least that’s what I think. I’ll let you be the judge as I share my random thoughts. • Recently, […]

Lovington stuns Lady Rams in rematch

PNT Staff LOVINGTON — Just 11 days after overwhelming Lovington by 44 points, the Portales Lady Rams found they could have used some of those surplus points in the rematch. Senior post Monique Perez and junior post Jenna Domzalski scored 19 points apiece as the Lady Wildcats turned the tables Tuesday night with a 57-46 […]

Lady Tigers close in on second spot in district

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By Dave Wagner ELIDA — The Elida Lady Tigers have set themselves up pretty well for the No. 2 spot in District 3-1A. In their next game, they’ll have a shot at No. 1 Fort Sumner. Elida got 18 points from senior guard Casey Ford Tuesday night and cruised past Floyd 60-36. The Lady Tigers […]

Second man arraigned for murder charge

By Tony Parra A second Portales man was arraigned on first-degree murder charges on Monday in connection with the death of a Portales woman who was found buried in a back yard. Clifford Baca, 20, is accused in the April slaying of Amber Robinson, 19, in the north part of Portales. Baca faces one count […]

Applebee’s to construct location in Clovis

By Mike Linn Another national chain restaurant is scheduled to open in Clovis in the near future. City officials said construction on an Applebee’s west of North Prince Street on Llano Estacado Boulevard will likely begin at the end of the month. “They’re getting through the process now,” said Claire Burroughes, community relations director for […]

Feb. 8 Obituaries

Carroll Hunton, 79 Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Third and Kilgore Church of Christ in Portales. Mr. Carroll D. Hunton, 79, of Portales, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005, at Farwell Convalescent Center. He was born on April 17, 1925, in Forrest, to Ethel and Ludvil E. Hunton. He grew up in Forrest and graduated from […]

Lady Rams prepare for rematch in Lovington

PNT Staff So far, so good for Sharon Max filling in as the Portales High girls basketball assistant. The Lady Rams have begun District 4-3A play with wins over Lovington (70-26) and Ruidoso (55-39), the latter on the road. Tonight, they travel again for a 7 p.m. rematch at Lovington. Max, a graduate assistant, has […]

Hounds take two wins against Sul Ross

PNT Staff ALPINE, Texas — Junior right-hander Kelly Crain pitched seven solid innings and Josh Kuchta and Brett Scherer each delivered three hits Friday as the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team opened its 2005 season with an 8-2 victory over Sul Ross State. On Saturday, the Greyhounds took the opener of a scheduled doubleheader […]

Group raises funds for children’s glasses

By Tony Parra The Altrusa Women’s Club held its annual spaghetti dinner on Friday for three hours in the Portales High School Cafeteria before the boy’s District 4-3A basketball tilt between the Lovington Wildcats and Portales Rams to raise money for eyeglasses. The dinner was a way of raising money for the Altrusa Sight For […]