Annual Peanut Valley Festival kicks off

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By Karl Terry Huge crowds took the opportunity to get a head start on their Christmas shopping Saturday at the 32nd annual Peanut Valley Festival in Portales. “We’ve bought lots of things: dolls, jewelry, I got a flu shot,” said Sylvia Shot, of Clovis. “We don’t (ever) miss it, we really enjoy it.” The festival, […]

Portales wins eighth-straight

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer Dexter’s biggest mistake Saturday night may have been winning the second game against Portales. After playing the visiting Lady Demons close in the opening two games, Portales unleashed a 25-3 blitz in the third game and held off a small Dexter run in the fourth to claim a 25-15, […]

Kingsville holds off ENMU

Freedom Newspapers KINGSVILLE, Texas — Junior defensive back Blair Anderson returned an Eastern New Mexico University fumble 21 yards for a third-quarter touchdown, giving Texas A&M-Kingsville the lead for good Saturday night as the Javelinas defeated Eastern New Mexico University 26-14 in a Lone Star Conference South Division football game. The 21st-ranked Javelinas (6-2, 2-2 […]

Greyhound runners finish fourth

Freedom Newspapers WEATHERFORD, Okla. — Redshirt freshman Felix Boit of Kenya finished 10th overall, earning All-Lone Star Conference honors and leading the Eastern New Mexico University men’s cross country team to fourth place in Saturday’s LSC meet, hosted by Southwestern Oklahoma. Boit ran a time of 26 minutes, 59.1 seconds over eight kilometers for the […]

Yam Theater renovation funds approved

By Tony Parra The Yam Theater may once again be full of life like it was in the 1950s after United States congress members took a step toward allocating $200,000 to renovate the building this week. The Senate on Thursday approved the fiscal year 2006 spending bill that funds the U.S. Department of Housing and […]

Portales Senior News

An ice cream social was held Sept. 27 at the Portales Senior Center on Industrial Drive. Ten freezers of homemade ice cream and cakes were enjoyed by 30 seniors. The remainder of the evening was devoted to serious (but friendly) competition at the game tables. Game nights are held regularly at 5:30 p.m. on the […]

ENMU student preparing for Miss Rodeo America

By Shelley Gilmore Brittany Bennett of Portales is looking forward to competing in the pageant for Miss Rodeo America. She is taking a semester off from Eastern New Mexico University to compete. Currently Miss Rodeo New Mexico, Bennett will travel to Las Vegas, Nev., Nov. 27 through Dec. 3 to compete against 26 other candidates. […]

Seniors have means of getting help

By Marlena Hartz A wood stove and closed doors. These are the ways one aging couple will fight the chill of winter. Richard and Marie Jamieson try to cut costs any way they can. When a cold front lingers, they fire up the woodstove they bought last year, instead of turning on the propane. They […]

Public Record/Blotters

The following dispositions were recently filed in magistrate court: • Robert Encinias, 19, pleaded no contest to criminal trespass and is ordered to serve a 364-day suspended sentence and 364 days of probation, attend the ASPEN program and pay $167 in fines. • Teofilo Montano, 21, pleaded no contest to dog running at large and […]

Obituaries

Oscar Whitworth Jr. Services: Have been held. Mr. Oscar Whitworth, Jr., 88, of Portales, died Sept. 28, 2005 in Santa Fe. He was born Nov. 3, 1916 in Kaufman County, Texas, to Myrtie and Oscar Whitworth. He served in the Pacific Theater during WWII and was a Phillips 66 gas and oil distributor in Portales […]

Dairies are a way of life, not just business

Sharon Lombardi: Guest columninst Apples are not oranges and Eastern New Mexico isn’t the San Joaquin Valley. It’s unfair and inaccurate to discuss issues that may appear to be similar but really are different. In response to some dairy-industry critics: Yes, there has been an influx of dairies from California to New Mexico. They came […]

Hussein’s trial should be least important aspect

Freedom Newspapers There’s a certain satisfaction in seeing a brutal tyrant like Saddam Hussein in the judicial dock, on trial for one of the outrageous crimes he committed against the Iraqi people. Ted Carpenter, vice president for defense policy and foreign affairs at the libertarian Cato Institute, said Saddam’s trial has the potential to be […]

They’re cowards, not master thieves

Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Dirty little coward. That’s the best description I can come up with for someone who would steal from the elderly. If you missed it in the paper this week, I’m talking about the recent bear caper that occurred at The Bee Hive assisted living home on South Main. Someone stole […]

Oct. 23 Week Menus

Portales Schools Breakfast Monday: Parent/Teacher Conference – No School Tuesday: Breakfast Pizza, Fresh Fruit and Milk Wednesday: Scrambled Eggs, Ham, Chilled Fruit and Milk Thursday: Ham and Cheese Pocket, Fresh Fruit and Milk Friday: Cold Cereal, Toast with Jelly, Juice and Milk Lunch Monday: Parent/Teacher Conference – No School Tuesday: Chicken Strips, Mashed Potatoes and […]

Oct. 23 Senior News

An ice cream social was held Sept. 27 at the Portales Senior Center on Industrial Drive. Ten freezers of homemade ice cream and cakes were enjoyed by 30 seniors. The remainder of the evening was devoted to serious (but friendly) competition at the game tables. Game nights are held regularly at 5:30 p.m. on the […]

Oct. 23 Public Record, Police Blotter, Local Briefs

Public Record The following dispositions were recently filed in magistrate court: • Robert Encinias, 19, pleaded no contest to criminal trespass and is ordered to serve a 364-day suspended sentence and 364 days of probation, attend the ASPEN program and pay $167 in fines. • Teofilo Montano, 21, pleaded no contest to dog running at […]

Oct. 23 School News

Portales Junior High Parent/Teacher Conferences Students have the opportunity to sleep-in Monday while their parents visit with teachers during parent/teacher conferences. Teachers will be in their classrooms from 11a.m. to 2 p.m. then from 3-6 p.m. To help eliminate long waits, Assistant Principal Glenda Meeks asks parents to schedule their visits according to the following […]

Updating bathrooms, candle safety, and cooking fish on ‘Creative Living’

Sheryl Borden: Local Columnist Information on updating existing bathrooms, candle safety, and the health benefits of cooking fish 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. […]

Ford’s wisdom, insight inspired others

Life Story Laurie Stone: PNT Correpondent BIOGRAPHY Name: Barbara Ellen Ford Born: Feb. 28, 1937 Died: Sept. 23, 2005 Preceded in death by: Her parents, and her husband who died July 15, 1974. Survived by: Two sons, Matthew Ford (and wife, Mary) of Dallas and Richard Ford of Terrell, Texas; a daughter Alexandra “Sandy” Floyd […]

Native enjoys Portales family life

Personality Plus Complied by Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Bio: Name: Scott A. Davis (359-1205 or 356-4077) Job: General Manager of Valley Furniture Inc. Age/Birthdate: 44/Aug. 25, 1961 Hometown: Portales Family: wife; Janet, children; Jordan,8, Austin, 6, McKinzie, 3. Hobbies/Involvement: I’m a member of the Church of Christ on Brazos Street. I’m a member of The […]