Mustangs spoil fun for ENMU

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By Dave Wagner On Friday, the Eastern New Mexico University softball team ended a homefield drought of nearly 22 months. Unfortunately, Western New Mexico didn’t give the Zias have much of a chance to enjoy their success. ENMU ended a 16-game home losing streak dating to April 25, 2003 by sweeping New Mexico Highlands 3-2 […]

Zias whip Midwestern behind Brown, Bryant

PNT Staff WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Sophomore guard Heather Brown tied her career high with 25 points and junior post Tiana Bryant added a double-double Saturday night to lift Eastern New Mexico University’s women past Midwestern State 80-73 in a Lone Star Conference South Division game. The Zias (11-14, 5-7 South) moved ahead of the […]

Hounds go down to Indians

PNT Staff WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Senior guard Jay January hit three 3-pointers inside the first two minutes and Midwestern State went on to an 88-77 Lone Star Conference men’s basketball victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday night. January finished 6-of-8 from the 3-point line and shared team scoring honors with Justin James, […]

PHS tennis teams place third, fourth

PNT Staff ROSWELL — In their first action of the year, the Portales boys and girls tennis teams each ended up in the third-place match on Saturday in the Goddard Invitational. From that point, it was a story of small breaks — the girls got them and finished third, while the boys didn’t and finished […]

Banged-up Elida girls survive Melrose

PNT Staff MELROSE — The Elida Lady Tigers managed to overcome knee injuries to two starters and a myriad of fouls Friday night to nail down second place in the District 3-1A girls race. In a game where both teams shot 43 free throws, the Lady Tigers (16-7) pulled away in the fourth quarter for […]

PHS girls get back on track

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By Dave Wagner Now that the Portales Lady Rams have the District 4-3A lead back, they intend not to let it go. Portales ended a two-game losing streak Friday night at the PHS gym with a 55-36 victory over a Lovington squad they swamped earlier by 44 points at home before losing by 11 on […]

Why I’m not a good Abe Lincoln

By Bob Huber Now that all the sentimental Valentine love stuff is over, let’s talk about why this month always gives me the flimflams. It’s an emotional roller coaster dating back to a religious experience I had in the fourth grade. Each February in those days, docudramas were staged in towns across the land commemorating […]

Feelings on reaching the century mark

By Jim Lee It really doesn’t seem possible, but this is my 100th column on this page. Next month will mark two years of doing this. It feels like I did the first one just a few weeks ago. Thank you for reading what I have to say. And thank you for your comments. Probably […]

NMSU officials to give lessons at Ag Expo

By Tony Parra By Tony Parra PNT Staff Writer Tony_Parra@link.freedom.com New Mexico State University extension agents will be conducting seminars to keep ranchers and those in the dairy industry up to date on the animal identification tags and composting animal carcasses during the 13th Annual Agriculture Expo on Tuesday and Wednesday. Ron Parker, New Mexico […]

Club uses chili to help children

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By Kevin Wilson Dave Russell thinks he’s got a patent on his hands. Russell, a Kiwanis club member in his first experience with the group’s annual chili supper fund-raiser, explained his findings. “You take the bowl, put in the chili,” Russell said while demonstrating, “then put a tortilla on top of the bowl” to keep […]

Q&A: Keith Gardner

Keith Gardner is halfway done with what he calls an “eye-opening” experience. Gardner, a freshman member of the state House of Representatives, represents District 66, which includes Roosevelt, Chavez, Eddy and Lea Counties. He’s proud that the House hasn’t raised taxes yet, realizes that every issue has two sides and wants the legislative branch to […]

City officials look to future with comprehensive plan

By Tony Parra The future of Portales is not set in stone, but it is set in paper and Mayor Orlando Ortega and city councilors will have a chance to adopt the comprehensive plan of Portales’ future on March 1. The comprehensive plan shows in what direction the leaders of Portales want the community to […]

Feb. 20 Obituaries

Lucretia Jones, 84 Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Arch Baptist Church. Mrs. Lucretia “Teresia” Jones, 84, of Arch, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2005, at her home. She was born on April 29, 1920, in Laurel County, Ky., to Augusta and Leonard W. Johnson. She lived her entire childhood in a log home in Laurel […]

Feb. 20 Public Record

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the magistrate court: • Ashley Lemier, 23, pled no contest to battery on a household member and was ordered to serve 364 days of unsupervised probation. • Rod Lambirth pled no contest to two counts of issuance of worthless checks and was ordered to pay restitution. • […]

Feb. 20 Portales Junior High News

By Billie Dixon No school Monday Students and employees alike celebrate Presidents’ Day Monday with a school holiday. All will find a rather intense schedule when school resumes Tuesday as students prepare for the state mandated tests as well as the third quarter tests. Before spring break students will begin the registration process for next […]

Feb. 20 Faith Triumphant School News

By Donna Kelly Monday there will be no school, and the office will be closed in observance of President’s Day. Academic competitions The school spelling bee was held on Feb. 4. The grades 3-5 winner was Jesse McCain, and Johnathan Kelly was the runner-up. The grades 6-8 winner was Reshea Kelly, and Jessica McCain was […]

Feb. 20 Floyd School News

By Jennifer Essary Upcoming events • There will be no school on Monday for President’s Day. • March 1-5, students in grades 3-9 and the high school juniors will be taking the New Mexico Standards Based Assessments. Please make sure you child attends school on these days. • The regional spelling nee will be March […]

Feb. 20 Dora School News

By Charlie Carmichael This week has been a lot of fun at school since it was spirit week in preparation for Homecoming on Friday with games, ceremonies and the school dance following at 9 until midnight. Tuesday was red/white and crazy hat day; Wednesday was pajama and crazy hair day; Thursday was hillbilly or redneck […]

Graves led life of variety

By Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Name: David Graves Born: June 28, 1940 Died: Nov. 24, 2004 Preceded in death by: his parents; and a stepson, Teddie Radcliff. Survived by: his wife Delma; a son, Jeff (and wife, Stacy) and their children, Timber and Wyatt; two stepdaughters, Janie Mock of Clayton and Beverly Creighton (Donald) of […]

Personalities Plus: Homero Aguirre

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Your name: Homero Aguirre Your age: 41; Feb. 11, 1964 Your hometown: Des Moines, N.M. Occupation: Custodian for the Portales Public Schools/Owner of Authentic Auto Your family: Terri (wife), my two boys; Kaleb (16) and Brandon (11) Your hobbies: I enjoy riding motorcycles. I also coach city league basketball and baseball. What do you think […]