Jan. 26 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael This cold snap has sure seemed colder since it followed the cooler days last week that finally peaked at near 70 degrees on Friday. Some of the outside bulbs were thinking of putting on sprouts. Commoditees These were delivered Wednesday. We sure got some good tomatoes this time. I delivered to two […]

Jan. 26 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Transitions Birthdays: Heather Buzard (4); Don Essary; Linda West; Bobbie Nall; Kathy Duncan. Upcoming events • Seniors meet Thursday night for games and friendship. Essay contest The Floyd Lions Club is sponsoring an Essay Contest for students in grades 1-12. An instrument will be given away on each of the three nights […]

Jan. 26 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael There is a whisper of oil interest in and around the area of South County. Just hope it develops into more than a whisper. There are still wells producing, but it all sort of halted in the early 80s. It sure would boost the economy and our hopes for the future. Special […]

Counterfeit bills making rounds

By Tony Parra Portales residents may be carrying counterfeit bills in their wallets and purses and not even know it. The Portales Police Department will conduct a seminar on how to detect counterfeit money at 6 p.m. on Thursday in the Memorial Building to help those people. Portales Police Department Detective Johnny Parker said the […]

Meth lab speech set for Thursday

By Tony Parra New Mexico State Police officials will be presenting a drug awarness seminar 6 p.m. Thursday at the Portales High School Auditorium to discuss the health and law problems that come with methamphetamine labs. Officials are hoping to have Roosevelt County students as well as their parents attend the seminar to help in […]

More noise means more problems for farmers

By Tara May: PNT Correspondent ROSWELL — Several ranchers and a non-military pilot brought up concerns at a public meeting here to discuss Cannon Air Force Base’s proposed military airspace expansion. Monday’s meeting at Goddard High School was the first of four public hearings taking place in the communities impacted by the expansion, including meetings […]

Cheese plant road plan hits snags

By Tony Parra Roosevelt County and city officials’ hope of building a cheese plant road leading up from the south on Roosevelt County to the new Southwest Cheeseplant encountered a snag on Friday — the acquisition of property. The two-mile road leading up from Highway 70 to the cheese plant road would have to be […]

Legislation work mind-boggling

By David Irvin While state legislators battle over the many thousands of bills scheduled to be introduced in the 47th Legislature, those with an active interest in the outcome of the discussions are often left in the dark. The number of bills passing through both houses each day is mind-boggling, officials say. And those peering […]

Hospital sees revenue slide

By Tony Parra It may be good news for Portales residents, but bad news for Roosevelt General Hospital officials, as the number of patients seen at RGH went down for November and December. Kevin Ramage, Roosevelt General Hospital chief financial officer, reported revenue and the number of patients seen for November and December were lower […]

Jan. 23 Floyd School News

Floyd School News Upcoming events • Sophomores will be taking the New Mexico Competency Exam on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. asketball • Tuesday–Junior High, JV and Varsity girls and boys vs. Melrose at Floyd. teams. 3pm • Friday–JV Girls and Boys, Varsity Girls and Boys vs. Tucumcari at Tucumcari. 4 p.m. Fund=raisers The Seniors will […]

Jan. 23 FTCS News

Upcoming events Monday, JV girls and Varsity boys basketball teams hostChrist the King at Conqueror Gym at 4 and 5 p.m.  Friday,: Homecoming activities at Conqueror Gym starting at 6:30 p.m.  There will be food and lots of fun.  FTCS Homecoming Queen is Victoria Payen, the King is Luis McCain.  Cassie Paden and Eric Cathey […]

Jan. 23 Dora School News

By Charlie Carmichael Remodeling continues at the Dora School. We can see progress every week and we long for the day it will began to take shape and we can visualize a little more clearly what it is going to look like when completed. Notice There is a School Board election coming soon in Dora […]

Jan. 23 Obituaries

Bill Ward Patton, 83 Services: 2 p.m. Friday at Central Baptist Church in Clovis. Mrs. Bill Ward Patton, 83, of Ranchvale, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2005, at Laurel Plains Healthcare in Clovis. She was born on Jan. 24, 1921, in Hope, to John Carroll and Laura Etta Ward. She attended school in Hope and college […]

Jan. 23 Public Record

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the magistrate court: • Thomas Covington, 37, pled guilty to battery on a household member and will serve 364 days of supervised probation. The following marriage certificates were recently issued in the Roosevelt County Courthouse: • Patrick McMillan, 46, Burneyville, Okla. and Patsy McMillan, 46, of Portales. […]

Don’t fear airplanes, fear airports

By Jim Lee A couple of weeks ago, I flew for the first time (on an airplane) since 9/11. I expected to enjoy myself about as much as a giraffe with strepthroat, but I looked forward to finding something to complain about. It all started with my deciding to attend a Kiwanis district conference. As […]

Making my way on Guadalcanal

By Bob Huber A learned friend of mine spent the holidays in Los Angeles and later wondered if she shoulda stood in bed. Her sad tale began when she left the comforts of her prairie home in eastern New Mexico and drove to Albuquerque to catch a plane. Remember last month when a blizzard hit […]

Page had greatest love for children

By Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Sherry Page had the heart of a nurse, she gave life to everyone that entered her path making them feel unique and significant. “She enriched the lives of others because she treated all people the same,” said Eric Page, Sherry’s husband. “She had time for people and she knew how […]

Slow start costs ENMU against WT

PNT Staff CANYON, Texas — Senior forward Jamil Terrell scored 15 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and had three blocks while senior guard Carl Lamb had 15 points and four assists Monday night as West Texas A&M downed Eastern New Mexico University 66-59 in Lone Star Conference South Division men’s basketball. The host Buffaloes (8-10, 2-1 […]

Lady Buffs rough up Zias

PNT Staff CANYON, Texas — West Texas A&M jumped to a 14-1 lead and put five players in double figures Monday night in a 91-44 rout of Eastern New Mexico University in Lone Star Conference women’s basketball. Guard Dixie Bell went 6-for-7 overall and 5-for-5 from 3-point range for 17 points, leading a barrage of […]

Conquerors post easy win

By Dave Wagner The Faith Triumphant boys basketball team bolted to a 13-0 lead in less than two minutes and cruised past overmatched Lubbock Christ the King 97-39 Monday afternoon at the FTCS gym. Junior Caleb Richards led the Conquerors (8-3) with 22 points and 15 rebounds, with all but two of the team’s 12 […]