Students to walk for fund-raiser

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Students from two schools from small farming towns are combining their efforts to help raise money for a young child who underwent surgeries to remove cancerous tumors. Hope Bilbrey, a 3-year-old girl from Elida, underwent her first chemotherapy treatment in Albuquerque on Monday after two surgeries to remove cancerous […]

Madrid says drug culture can change

Freedom Newspapers Patricia Madrid is New Mexico’s attorney general. She was in Portales on Thursday to discourage alcohol consumption among students. How can law enforcement and the community help combat the problems of alcohol? We know that for any program to be successful, we have to have the involvement of the entire community. We now […]

Supporters rally for N.M. bases

By Sue Major Holmes: The Associated Press KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE — On either side of the green rectangle Obee’s sandwich shop sign hang red, white and blue banners: “We support our troops” and “God Bless America.” Obee’s offers members of the military a 10-percent discount on its sandwiches, soups and sodas. Manager Dana Barbee […]

Rams split with Ruidoso

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By Kevin Wilson Portales senior Jacob Lopez said after Saturday’s doubleheader against Ruidoso that you have to put the ball in play to have any chance of success in high school baseball. A series split against the visiting Warriors only bolstered his case. The Rams put very little into play against Ruidoso and pitcher Justin […]

Hounds take three from Tarleton

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By Dave Wagner If he didn’t already know it, Eastern New Mexico University’s Trevor Davis found out Saturday he can pitch effectively without his best stuff. After earning a win and a save in relief on Friday, the senior right-hander helped ENMU to a Lone Star Conference South Division series victory with a complete-game 3-2 […]

Hounds get set for annual scrimmage

By Dave Wagner The 2005 opener is four months off, but the Eastern New Mexico University football squad gets its first taste of “game” competition in today’s 4 p.m. Silver & Green Game at Greyhound Stadium. Rosters were selected on Wednesday for the contest, which will be conducted under as close to game-like circumstances as […]

Gerleve stays undefeated

PNT Staff SAN ANGELO, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University sophomore Zach Gerleve remained unbeaten in javelin competition this season and gained the NCAA provisional qualifying distance by throwing 194 feet, 3 inches on Saturday in the Lone Star Conference track and field meet, hosted by Angelo State University. Gerleve, who has won in all […]

Terry remembered for way with people

By Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Keith Terry tried to never leave people feeling abandoned as he distributed respect and friendship towards people he encountered. According to family members, Keith had a way with people. On March 25, 2005, Keith Terry died in his home of pancreatic cancer. Judy Terry, Keith Terry’s wife, said that she […]

Personalities Plus: Renae Hipp

Your name: Renae Hipp. Your job: Social worker at Portales Municipal Schools . Your age (and Birth Date): 39; April 17, 1965. Your hometown: Gillette, Wyo. Occupation: Social worker. Your family: Husband; Jamie. Four children; JD, Kelly, Keri and Davis. Your Hobbies and groups you are involved with, volunteer work: My hobbies are reading, decorating, […]

Government has no business in supplements

Sometimes 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 notably Baltimore Orioles […]

Time for your horoscope … and socks

By Bob Huber 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 part of […]

Start each day with a song — speeches are another thing

By Jim Lee 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. P.E.O. is […]

April 24 Public Record

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the magistrate court: • Nubia Acosta, 20, pled no contest to no driver’s license and no insurance and was ordered to pay fines. • Russell Shipman, 25, pled no contest to driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor and was ordered to serve 90 days of […]

April 24 Dora School News

It’s hard to believe there are only about three weeks left to do tests and unwind before graduation. The first graduates will be the kindergarten students into first grade. They will be followed by the high school seniors. The final day of school is May 18. This week’s schedule Monday: Baseball team hosts Valley Christian […]

April 24 Portales Junior HIgh News

Track results April 14 found the boys’ track teams earning points in Melrose. Coach Jeremy Berry states that all the boys ran hard and competed well. The eighth-grade team placed fifth out of 14 teams with most of the runners improving on times and distances from the previous week. Highlights for the eighth grade came […]

April 24 Elida School News

On Thursday, students, teachers, and community members will take part in a Walk-A-Thon to raise money for Hope Bilbrey, a little girl in Kenna who has a rare disease. Participants hope to make enough to help ease the financial burden of the numerous trips to see doctors in Albuquerque as they seek a cure for […]

April 24 Floyd School News

Upcoming Events • Kindergarten will be going on a field trip Friday. • Prom will be this Saturday night. • The talent show has been canceled. • Spring Program is May 3. • May 6 is an ELS day. Future Farmers of America Our chapter competed in the New Mexico State Career Development Events in […]

Rams finish second in NMMI Invitational

PNT Staff ROSWELL — Portales High’s boys put all five golfers within three shots of each other and turned in a season-best four-man score of 313 on Thursday in the NMMI Invitational, good for second place. Clovis also shot a season-best, finishing at 296 for a comfortable margin in a field of nine full teams. […]

Clovis board selects new superintendent

Freedom Newspapers Freedom Newspapers Clovis school officials on Thursday selected Rhonda Seidenwurm of Las Cruces as their new superintendent for the district. Clovis school board members said Seidenwurm has tentatively accepted the offer, pending negotiations related to salary and benefits. Clovis schools began searching for a new head administrator in January. Former Superintendent Neil Nuttall […]

PHS tennis teams knock off Clovis

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By Dave Wagner Portales High’s tennis teams have gotten the better of Clovis for quite a few years, and Thursday’s matchup at the PHS tennis courts was no different. The Portales boys posted a 7-2 win over Clovis, while the girls notched an 8-1 victory over the Lady Wildcats. Clovis, though, did take five matches […]