April 27 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael We are proud of our students at Dora for joining in the “Walk for Hope Bilbrey Fund.” Hope Bilbrey is a 3-year-old girl in the Elida-Kenna area. Her parents are Travis and Cody Bilbrey and are staying with her in the hospital. Call the school at 477-2211 or 477-2216 for information. Area […]

April 27 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael The “too” cool weather and winds are keeping some of our irrigation farmers from planting peanuts and corn. They are ready for the weather and ground to warm up. Ambulance run The Causey ambulance was called on a run on Saturday evening to transport a young pregnant wife to the Morton Hospital. […]

April 27 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Transitions Birthdays: Jimmy Gordon, Houston Lee. Upcoming events • Seniors meet Thursday night for games and friendship. • The Back Porch Pickers will meet Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Community Building • The school’s Spring Program will be Tuesday. • May 6 is an ELS day at the school. Church news […]

Rams sweep NMMI

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By Kevin Wilson Sophomore Mario Salazar spent seven innings controlling the hitters of New Mexico Military Institute. Because of it, he and the Portales Rams will spend this weekend controlling their District 4-3A destinies at Lovington. Salazar struck out five Colt batters in a 4-0 shutout in the nightcap, giving the Rams a sweep of […]

Goddard sweeps Portales tennis squads

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Freedom Newspapers Freedom Newspapers Injuries and tiebreakers proved harmful to the Portales tennis teams, who dropped a pair of home duals against Roswell Goddard. The girls lost a 6-3 decision, while the boys fell 7-2 to the Rockets. The Portales girls drop to 12-3 on the season, while the boys are now 8-7. Portales coach […]

Highlands rolls over Hounds

Freedom Newspapers LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Center fielder Rich Janeway went 5-for-5 and drove in four runs, backing the seven-hit pitching of left-hander Lucas Spagnuolo as New Mexico Highlands rolled over Eastern New Mexico University 10-1 in non-league baseball on Tuesday. Janeway hit three singles, a double and a solo homer in raising his batting […]

Stacked Silver team streaks past Green

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By Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — If it seemed the Silver team had things its way in Eastern New Mexico University’s annual Silver & Green spring football game, it struck ENMU defensive tackle Reggie Ellis that way too. With probable starting quarterback Michael Benton and first-team All-Lone Star Conference South Division wide receiver Derrick Hunter […]

Grady grad takes job at West Texas A&M

By Dave Wagner At 26, Clovis native and 1997 Grady High graduate Justin Ashley has already worked under some successful college basketball coaches. He hopes to continue his progression at West Texas A&M University in Canyon. Ashley has been hired to replace Russell Vanlandingham as an assistant to Buffaloes head coach Rick Cooper. Vanlandingham left […]

Gross receipts revenue up from last year

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer For the moment, Portales city officials can breath a sigh of relief after early numbers from the gross receipt taxes have not been affected by the elimination of the food tax. The food tax was eliminated from New Mexico after Gov. Bill Richardson and legislators passed a bill through […]

Residents raise money in MDA’s Portales Lock-up

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Portales residents were able to raise $6,946 from the Portales Lock-up for Muscular Dystrophy Association event at Cattle Baron on Thursday. Theresa Isham, program coordinator for the MDA office in Amarillo, said the money goes to clients from Roosevelt County who are suffering from muscular dystrophy. Isham said the […]

‘Believe in Me’ nearing end of production

By Leslie Radford: Freedom Newspapers Making a feature-length film is a long, drawn-out process. That’s according to independent film producer John Manulis, who aided in the production of the movie “Believe in Me” in Clovis and Portales last year, and is now working in post-production to get the film perfected. “The process itself might be […]

Heavy smokers more likely to be separated early

byy Tom Philpott: PNT columnist Recruits who enter service as heavy cigarette smokers are nearly twice as likely as non-smokers to be separated early, mostly due to “substandard behavior,’’ according to new research aimed at easing the U.S. military’s disturbingly high attrition rate. For all its achievements over three decades, the volunteer military has had […]

4/26 Obituaries

R.L. Borden, 91 Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church in Portales. Mr. R.L. Borden, 91, of Portales, died Saturday, April 23, 2005, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. He was born on Feb. 12, 1914, in Wheeler County, Texas, to Nellie and Bill Borden. He came to the Floyd community by covered […]

Government should not control wether we use dietary supplements

Freedom Newspapers S ometimes the Nanny State goes too far, even for federal courts. That happened earlier this month in a case involving the Food and Drug Administration’s 2004 ban on the sale of the herb ephedra, commonly used as a diet aid. The ban came after the deaths of more than 80 people, most […]

Huber guide to horoscopes and socks

By Bob Huber: PNT columnist Recently I spent an hour in the company of lofty mathematics as part of mind-boggling research into the whims of the zodiac. I was seeking the ultimate horoscope. Don’t take me wrong. I’ve never been convinced that success and romance can be had by reading the stars. It’s just that […]

Singing voice is illegal in nine states; but not N.M.

By Jim Lee: PNT columnist I was recently invited to present a talk to a Portales organization called P.E.O. Nobody I asked seemed to know what name those initials represented … either that or it was none of my business. However, I did learn that the organization does good work for this community and beyond. […]

4/24 Obituaries

R.L. Borden, 91 Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church in Portales. Mr. R.L. Borden, 91, of Portales, died Saturday, April 23, 2005, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. He was born on Feb. 12, 1914, in Wheeler County, Texas, to Nellie and Bill Borden. He came to the Floyd community by covered […]

Relay gets money for cancer research

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Managing Editor Months of planning, capped off by a 15-hour event, netted more than $27,000 towards cancer research at this weekend’s Relay for Life. The event, which ran from 6 p.m. Friday night to 9 a.m. Saturday morning at Greyhound Arena, featured an estimated 700 participants who fund-raised and walked on […]

D.A. says Internet is not the babysitter

By David Irvin: Freedom Newspapers It’s a murky place full of sexual solicitations, false identities and a cascade of pornographic material. According to officials at the district attorney’s office, Internet chat rooms can be a dangerous place for children, and too many parents aren’t aware their kids frequent them. “There are parents out there who […]

Cannon dedicates memorial

By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — With golden-tipped shovels in their hands, six survivors of the Bataan Death March stood at the Cannon Air Force Base POW/MIA Park on Friday. The men, their faces weathered, some sporting caps and cowboy hats, dug into the Earth, breaking ground for a new granite […]