Shaw provided opportunities for self and others

By Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Name: Kenneth A. Shaw Born: Jan. 28, 1949 Died: Jan. 23, 2005 Preceded in death by: his parents Survived by: his wife; a son, Kenneth Michael Shaw of Portales; two daughters, Natasha Shaw of Perrysburg, Ohio, and Amber Shaw of Portales; a grandchild, Dawson Shaw; a brother, Gary Shaw of [...]

March 6 Obituaries

Ruby Riley, 74 Services: 2 p.m. Monday at Third and Kilgore Church of Christ in Portales. Ruby Riley, 74, of Muleshoe, died Friday March 4, 2005, at Parkview Retirement Home in Muleshoe. She was born on March 15, 1930, in Portales, to Mary and J.W. Terry. She was born and raised west of Portales. She [...]

Lady Rams top Ruidoso

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By Dave Wagner Now that they’ve finished off a District 4-3A championship, Portales High girls basketball coach Brenda Gomez is looking forward to a good seed in the state tournament. The two-time defending Class 3A champion Lady Rams had a tough time with Ruidoso Friday night, but eighth grader Tara Johnson helped handle the Lady [...]

PHS softball team fourth in Clovis

PNT Staff CLOVIS — The Portales High softball team opened its 2005 season Saturday in Clovis High’s six-team Lady Wildcat Invitational, losing to rival Lovington 7-6 in the tournament’s third-place game. The Lady Rams split a pair of morning games in pool play, losing to Hobbs 4-1 before coming back to beat Las Vegas Robertson. [...]

Zias surpass 2004 win total

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By Dave Wagner After getting blasted in the opener, Ron Landschoot’s first-year College of the Southwest softball program looked like it might just spring an upset on Saturday afternoon. Then the roof fell in. The Lady Mustangs led Eastern New Mexico University 1-0 in the fourth inning of the nightcap at Zia Softball Field, but [...]

Hounds sweep back against NSU

By Dave Wagner After 15 games, Northeastern State baseball coach Sergio Espinal says he finally learned his lesson. The Tahlequah, Okla.-based Redmen hadn’t had a complete-game pitching performance this season before Friday, but got two and played errorless defense in a 5-1, 3-1 Lone Star Conference crossover sweep of Eastern New Mexico University at Greyhound [...]

It’s time to privatize the Power Marketing Administrations

Freedom Newspapers Politicians and interest groups already seem to have snuffed out one of the more sensible money-saving recommendations in President Bush’s fiscal 2006 budget — his proposal that four Department of Energy-run utilities start charging closer-to-market rates for electricity generated by federal dams. The episode illustrates how difficult it is to win Congressional backing [...]

PHS nips Lovington to nab title

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By Dave Wagner The Portales Rams found a way Saturday night. With their shots not dropping from the start, the Rams played well enough defensively and eventually got Lovington’s big men in foul trouble, rallying for a 49-48 win over the Wildcats in the finals of the District 4-3A boys basketball tournament at the PHS [...]

Neighbor’s wife left him and so did his dogs

by Bob Huber:PNT columnist When we lived in the boondocks outside Santa Fe, I woke one morning to the sound of a whining dog. That wasn’t unusual, because we had half a dozen semi-literate canines at the time, stray animals that showed up each day for breakfast. But I peered out the window anyway and [...]

I like cooking, but it doesn’t like me

by Jim Lee: PNT columnist Someday I’ll figure out how to cook without cussing, without stuff falling on the floor, and without third-degree burns. Maybe I won’t come up with anything as good as Bobby Brunson’s rolls, Charles Brooks’ steamed turkey or Gene Bundy’s biscuits, but I’m determined. A road paved with good intentions doesn’t [...]