Lady Rams gain split with Roswell, coast to victory over Eunice

PNT Staff Designated player Sara Silva drove in three runs to back the pitching of Sasha Parker and the Portales Lady Rams beat Roswell High 4-3 on Friday to salvage a doubleheader split in their home opener at the PHS softball field. The Lady Coyotes took the opener 5-3. On Saturday, Portales (3-3) posted a […]

Former Tech standout trying to sharpen game with new Lubbock team

By Dave Wagner FARWELL, Texas — Former Texas Tech standout Sheryl Swoopes is one of the WNBA’s few remaining original players. Still, as she approaches her 34th birthday next week, she’s challenging herself to maintain a high level of play. Swoopes signed a contract last month to play with the expansion Lubbock Hawks of the […]

Lady Broncos second in season-opening track meet

PNT Staff DEXTER — Juniors Amber Moss and Kelli Johnson each took two individual wins Friday to lead Floyd’s girls to a second-place finish in the season-opening Demon Relays track meet. Moss won the 100 in 13.8 seconds and the 200 in 28.52 while Johnson ran winning times of 6:02.34 in the 1,600 and 13:15.83 […]

Hounds roll to twin bill sweep

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By Dave Wagner If it were this easy all the time, baseball wouldn’t be much of a challenge. Junior right-hander Kelly Crain outpitched Southwestern Oklahoma ace Gunner Poff in the opener, then junior left-hander David Swinconos rode a strong offensive barrage from his teammates in the nightcap as the Greyhounds posted a 3-1, 10-0 sweep […]

Legislature vicious in final few hours

By David Irvin: Freedom Newspapers The battleground was the floor of the New Mexico Legislature, and according to one area representative, the battle was viscous. Lawmakers thrashed through hundreds of bills over the last 60 days, but some of the most recognizable issues —including a bed tax credit and capital outlay requests — weren’t resolved […]

Indictments handed down by grand jury

By Staff and wire reposts Two men were indicted by a Roosevelt County grand jury Friday in the deaths of Odis and Doris Newman. Stanley Bedford and Jerry Fuller were each indicted on two counts of first-degree murder and first-degree kidnapping in the deaths of the Newmans, District Attorney Matthew Chandler said. Odis Newman was […]

3/20 Local Briefs

Church members to recreate ‘Last Supper’ The ‘Living Last Supper’ recreation will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Methodist Church. Organizers said members of different churches in Portales will participate in the depiction of the ‘Last Supper’. The event is free. Rehearsal is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Methodist […]

3/20 Obituaries

William A. Hawkins, 84 Services: 12 p.m. Saturday, April 2, 2005, at VFW Post 9515 in Portales. Mr. William A. “Willie” Hawkins, 84, of Portales, died Thursday, March 17, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. He was born on July 29, 1920, in Ardmore, Okla., to Eula Pearl and George Washington Hawkins. He […]

Floyd County Jamboree set for 55th go-round

By Tony Parra: PNT staff writer Musicians of all ages from eastern New Mexico will be getting out fiddles, guitars and other instruments for the 55th Annual Floyd Lions Club Country Jamboree this week. The Floyd Country Jamboree will take place over a four-day span beginning with the first show at 7 p.m. on Thursday. […]

3/20 Public Record

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the magistrate court: • Jose Navarrete, 19, pled no contest to aggravated driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs (first offense) and will serve two days in the Roosevelt County Detention Center followed by 364 days of supervised probation. • Manuela Moreno, 33, pled […]

For better or worse, it is time for U.S. troops to keave Iraq

Freedom Newspapers A poignant indicator of how the American occupation is going two years after the initial invasion of Iraq came Wednesday. Iraq’s National Assembly met, a sign that the new transitional government chosen in the inspiring elections of Jan. 30 is beginning to govern. But the meeting was shaken by a volley of mortar […]

Ideas I have had for columns

By Bob Huber: PNT columnist Here at the Bureau of Very Important Essentials, we’re often asked where in the world we get ideas for our columns. So, allow me to come out of the closet today and tell you. After long, arduous, scholarly hours in front of a computer, I steal them. Still, that routine […]

The truth behind ‘Murphy’s Law’

by Jim Lee: PNT columnist When I bought my computer about two years ago, it came with all the latest whatever-it-was stuff and was supposed to do everything this side of a landing on Neptune. Since then I have spent far more time trying to get it to work than I have in actually doing […]

3/20 Anniversary, Birthday

Anniversary Turner Leflar and Johnnie Mae Turner celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary Feb. 19 at their home in Portales. Forty-three friends and family members joined them for a brisket lunch. Leflar Turner and Johnnie Mae Newman were married Feb. 19, 1955 at the home of Dorsey and Edith Nash at Floyd. Their children are Kevin […]

Seafood, microwave ovens, adjusting patterns coming up

By Sheryl Borden: PNT columnist Information on seafood, using the microwave oven, and pattern adjustments will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at noon and on Saturday at 2 p.m. (All times are Mountain). “Creative Living” airs on public broadcasting station, KENW-TV, from Eastern New Mexico University in Portales. Pat Baird is […]

Kids teaching other kids value of nutrition

By Tony Parra Portales Junior High students are finding out how it feels to be a teacher as they help in the instruction of James Elementary students. They are teaching third-graders the importance of nutrition and a healthy diet as part of a new course for PJHS. The Eat Smart, Play Hard program was developed […]

Inmate’s escape attempt foiled

By David Irvin A 20-year-old inmate awaiting a preliminary hearing at Magistrate court managed to escaped custody Thursday only to be captured a short time later, done in by an alert citizen and bad luck. Still wearing his jail-issued orange jumpsuit, Marcos Cerda of Clovis surrendered without incident in a nearby alley after he was […]

Cobre hands PHS baseball team first loss

PNT Staff SILVER CITY — Cobre opened a 6-0 lead with a four-run third and the Indians went on to beat Portales High 10-4 Thursday in the first round of Silver High’s Fighting Colt Invitational baseball tournament. The Rams (6-1) take on El Paso Cathedral, a 3-1 loser on Thursday to Douglas, Ariz., in a […]

Rams, Lady Rams to pass up opening track meet

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By Dave Wagner The Portales High track teams were going to get an early look at what they have with Saturday’s season-opening meet at Hobbs. But with both PHS basketball teams coming off trips to the Class 3A state finals last weekend and spring break set for next week, they won’t be going to Hobbs. […]

Taser bill appears dead

Freedom Newspapers A proposed bill that would classify tasers as deadly weapons stalled Wednesday in the House Judiciary committee, said Sen. Stuart Ingle, R-Portales, the bill’s sponsor. In a telephone interview Thursday from the Senate floor, he said an amendment proposed for Senate bill 818 to limit liability for law enforcement officers drew sharp criticism […]