Turkey Bowl more than ordinary game

Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor As the family sprawled around the living room watching Denver beat Dallas after Thanksgiving dinner, I was thankful. I was thankful no one called or knocked on the door to tell us the Turkey Bowl was on at Lamb Field that afternoon. I was stuffed to the gills with dressing […]

Altursa prepares for annual Holiday Happenings event

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Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer People in Portales look for the first signs of Christmas by watching the tops of tables. Tables will have Christmas decorations with Santa Claus, snowflakes and angels as part of the Eighth Annual Holiday Happening event on Saturday in the Ballroom of the Campus Union Building located on the Eastern […]

Parade of lights leads off Christmas activities

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Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer The city of Portales is lit up with Christmas lights and soon enough Christmas lights will be flowing through the streets of Portales as part of the Christmas Light Parade. The Christmas Parade will take place at 6:30 p.m. Friday and will start at the corner of the Trader Horn […]

Clovis hits road to face Onate in 5A semifinals

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Clovis High senior linebacker Jon Sweet expects a physical matchup when the second-ranked Wildcats play No. 3 Onate in a 1 p.m. Class 5A semifinal playoff matchup today at Las Cruces’ Field of Dreams. “It’ll be a battle of meat on meat,” Sweet said. “Their best thing is to run […]

Empty Stocking Fund: Ms. S

Today’s Focus: “Ms. S” Household members: 3 Children: 2 Special circumstances: A single mother, working to support her two children. Her holiday hopes: To be able to give Christmas gifts to her children. Clothing needs: Boys pant sizes 32 and 2T, boys shirt sizes large and 2T, boys shoe sizes 9 1/2 and 6 1/2. […]

Nov. 26 Obits

Russell Grider Services: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Third and Kilgore Church of Christ in Portales. Mr. Russell Grider, 55, of Portales died Thursday, Nov. 24, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock He was born Jan. 22, 1950, in Portales to Wanda and Robert Y. Grider. He was a farmer, rancher and self-taught historian and […]

Zias whip Montana State-Billings, improve to 3-0

Freedom Newspapers CANYON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University used three scoring runs of at least nine points in overcoming a 10-point, first-half deficit en route to an 82-67 victory over Montana State-Billings on Friday in West Texas A&M’s Thanksgiving Shootout. Junior forward Elizabeth Richards posted her second consecutive double-double with 19 points and 12 […]

Holiday shoping begins

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Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers The early bird gets the laptop. That’s the lesson Kelah Sephus learned as she and many others lined up at the Clovis Super Wal-Mart on Black Friday hoping to get one of a limited number of laptops on sale during the first official day of the holiday shopping season. “They only […]

Former ENMU standout Howard signs with AF2 Dusters

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT staff writer Come next semester, Jeff Howard is still going to be a student at Eastern New Mexico University, but May’s graduation ceremony may be the only time you’ll see him on campus. While Howard works toward his degree from ENMU, he’ll be continuing a football career in arenafootball2 with the […]

Carlsbad offers holiday river tour

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Compiled by Mike Jimenez: PNT Intern For a different kind of Christmas experience, drive to Carlsbad for the 14th Annual Christmas on the Pecos tour. This is a unique experience to tour displays of holiday lights along the Pecos River aboard pontoon boats. WHAT IS IT The annual Christmas on the Pecos tours begin on […]

Accident or adult negligence?

Tonya Garner: Freedom Newspapers A Portales toddler crawled out his open apartment door on Oct. 4. Police said Dominic Roy’s uncle was on a couch, 15 feet away. His mother was in another room, but apparently neither adult saw the 10-month-old leave the apartment and he fell nearly 10 feet to the sidewalk. The boy […]

Indicting Padilla an action taken years too late

Freedom Newspapers The case of Jose Padilla has done much to harm the credibility of an administration that would be well-served to develop from it a newfound appreciation of the rule of law. This law has evolved over centuries as the best way to allow government to be vigorous in pursuing its legitimate activities while […]

Decorations are memories as well

Helena Rodriguez: PNT Columnist This is the time of year when my living room starts to look like the Island of Misfit Toys. Please don’t hate me because I’m organized, but I’ve already got my Christmas tree up and ready to plug in tonight as the Christmas season officially gets into full swing. However, I’ve […]

Last time or first time a matter of perspective

Joan Clayton: Religion Columnist I cried when each son left home. The empty closets made me sad. No cars were parked in the driveway. No balls bounced and no skateboards rolled up and down the sidewalk. I couldn’t cut the apron strings, so they did. I couldn’t let go of them, so they let go […]

Ford Obituary (Nov. 25)

Clayton Ford Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Elida Gymnasium in Elida. Clayton Ford, 16, of Elkins, died Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born Nov. 25, 1988, in Roswell. He went to school in Elida. He enjoyed playing baseball and was looking forward to playing this season, family members […]

Community continues tradition

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Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer For countless American generations, Thanksgiving has been known as a time of feasting and sharing. For the last three years, the Portales community has also been able to work in a little bit of cooperation. The Memorial Building, for the third year, played host to a free Thanksgiving dinner during […]

Students prepare to strut their stuff

By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer They take hours of rehearsals. They take years worth of classes. Next weekend, they get to take the stage. The Student Choreographed Dance Concert, an annual event for Eastern New Mexico University dance students, is set for Nov. 30 through Dec. 3 at the University Theatre Center at ENMU. […]

Ticket Calendar

All times Mountain Albuquerque Family Art Workshops — 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Albuquerque Museum. Visitors of all ages are invited to participate in the Family Art Workshops every Saturday. All supplies provided. Free with museum admission. Info: 243-7255. River of Lights — Nov. 26 to Dec. 30 at the Albuquerque Biological […]

Ford obit pending

Clayton Ford, 16, of Elkins, died Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2005, in Lubbock. Arrangements will be announced by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.

Marijuana bricks found in couple’s automobile

By Andy Jackson: Freedom Newspapers Police arrested a Clovis couple Friday during a traffic stop near Texico and seized more than 56 pounds of marijuana, according to a release from the Curry County Sheriff’s Office. A Region V Drug Task Force Agent investigated Ricky Martinez, 40, of Clovis for six weeks through a confidential informant, […]