RGH ready to open addition

PNT Staff The addition to Roosevelt General Hospital is scheduled to be in operation Monday, according to reports from Thursday’s hospital board meeting. The building will include additional room for 11 physicians, medical staff and the patients. Also mentioned at the board meeting was a room for use in education programs on diabetes and ways […]

Suspects await grand jury hearing

PNT Staff Jerry Fuller, one of two Portales residents accused of killing Odis and Doris Newman, is back in Portales and awaits a grand jury hearing today. Fuller, 32, had been hospitalized since March 8, when he was shot by police during his arrest. He was airlifted to Covenant Hospital in Lubbock for treatment after […]

Enthusiasm makes for happy living

By Joan Clayton; PNT columnist Don’t you like to be around enthusiastic people?  My teaching career of teaching little children brought me 25 little cherubs filled with enthusiasm every day for 31 years. They greeted me with hugs saying, “What are we going to learn today?” They passed their zest for life on to me […]

Feds’ videoa news nothing more than propaganda

Freedom Newspapers There’s been a flurry of concern recently about the use of “video news releases” by federal government agencies and by the Schwarzenegger administration in California. These taped presentations of information with a spin are packaged like a TV news report and sometimes are used by local TV stations in ways that blend seamlessly […]

Chile: Is it fruit, vegetable or berry?

By Helena Rodriguez; PNT columnist The burning question in Santa Fe right is how to label our precious red and green chile peppers. This is not a mild matter for us chile-chomping Nuevo Mejicanos. But in a strange twist, the debate over our fiery state vegetable has turned fruity. And I do mean fruity. A […]

ENMU men win rodeo in Texas

PNT Staff WEATHERFORD, Texas — Senior Dusty Higgins won bull riding and was named All-Around Cowboy as he led the Eastern New Mexico University men’s rodeo squad to the team championship March 10-12 at the Weatherford College Rodeo. The Eastern men scored 235 points, 120 from Higgins, to edge Texas Tech (220 points) for the […]

James teacher a finalist for state award

By Tony Parra A James Elementary teacher has been selected as one of two finalists for the 2005 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science Teaching. Mary Murray, a third-grade teacher at R.M. James Elementary, was announced as one of the finalists. The New Mexico Public Education Department officials reviewed math and science teachers for the […]

ENMU in negotiation for Willie Nelson concert

By Tony Parra Country legend Willie Nelson may just be going “On The Road Again” and make his way down to Portales for a concert at Eastern New Mexico University. ENMU officials confirmed that university representatives are in negotiations with the country singer to perform in Portales. “Officially we haven’t released anything,” Jeff Blake, program […]

March 17 Obituaries

Maybelle Shults, 96 Services: 9 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church of Portales Fellowship Hall. Mrs. Maybelle Elaine Shults, 96, of Portales, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born on Dec. 28, 1908, Greenback, Tenn., to Rosa and W.E. Mills. She moved to Ranchvale in 1909 with […]

Contemporary music performer, conductor travels throughout the country.

By Freedom Newspapers A conductor and performer in contemporary music, David Felberg’s recitals and chamber music presentations have taken him around the country. The associate concertmaster of the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra will perform tonight in Clovis at the Town Hall as a part of Clovis Community College’s Cultural Art Series. He will be accompanied […]

Commission gives bid for tumbleweed eradicator

By Tony Parra Roosevelt County commissioners approved on Tuesday to award a bid for tumbleweed eradication either by service or by equipment to Prestige Manufacturing of Kimball, Neb. Dan Kennison, owner of Prestige Manufacturing, will work on a modification of a piece of equipment used to snatch tumbleweeds from the fences and tear them into […]

Money earmarked for business facades

By Tony Parra City councilors on Tuesday approved to fund a program which would help downtown businesses in the development of facades. Councilors approved to give the Portales MainStreet Facade Improvement Program $5,000 during the city meeting. The program allows for business owners in the downtown area to apply for a grant of up to […]

Snow covers state

By Leslie Radford A powerful eastbound storm that blanketed most of New Mexico and parts of West Texas sent a reminder to the area that spring is still five days away. The Portales area received nearly half a foot of snow as of late Tuesday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service, which caused a […]

Taser bill concerns law enforcement

By David Irvin Curry County Sheriff Roger Hatcher is concerned about a bill moving through the state Legislature that would certify a taser as a deadly weapon, meaning that deputies could only use the device to counter deadly force by a subject. If passed, Hatcher told the Curry County commission Tuesday, his department would have […]

March 16 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael Spring weather has come and the grass is rising and the cows are grazing just where it. Only the Lord knows if it is going to come a hard freeze now and nip the wheat heads and kill the fruit on these early blooming trees. New pastor There was a service in […]

March 16 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Transitions Birthdays: Amy Thompson; Jacob Nixon. Anniversaries: James and Toni Whitecotton. Upcoming events • Seniors meet Thursday night for games and friendship. • Spring break will be March 21-25. Lions club The 55th Annual Floyd Lion’s Club Jamboree will be March 24-27. Thursday evening will be classic country music, Friday and Saturday […]

March 16 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael There are some in our area enjoying fruit trees in full bloom however they are also hoping an Easter freeze don’t kill the fruit they want to enjoy later on. Some are already mowing their grass while others are trying to figure out how to get rid of so many tumbling weeds […]

Zia assistant moving on

By Dave Wagner After 15 years as an Eastern New Mexico University volleyball assistant, Sia Poyer has decided it’s time to move on. The 37-year-old native of American Samoa has accepted the head coaching position at Division II Valdosta (Ga.) State in the Gulf South Conference, where he will try to turn around a struggling […]

March 16 Obituaries

Robert Henry, 76 Services: 1 p.m. Thursday at the Panhandle Cemetery in Panhandle, Texas. Robert Charles “Bob” Henry, 76, of Panhandle, Texas, died Monday, March 14, 2005 in Dallas. He was born in Center, Okla., and graduated from Amarillo High School in 1947. He graduated from Southwestern Oklahoma and earned a master’s degree from the […]

Self-promotion: The latest tax deduction

By Kevin Wilson My friends — what can I say about them that hasn’t already been said? I’ve got a collection of friends with the most enjoyable quirks, the kindest dispositions and willingness to help out at all times. Of course, they have their weaker moments as well, like when they wrongfully accuse me of […]