Portales firefighters complete training exercise at Lincoln Hall

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By Paula Cronic: PNT Staff Writer Sirens blared and lights flashed Wednesday as Portales Fire Department firefighters jumped from their trucks and rushed into an Eastern New Mexico University dorm Wednesday as part of a training exercise. In the scenario, two firefighters were lifted to the seventh-story window of Lincoln Hall at Eastern New Mexico […]

Cannon mission search inching along slowly

By Marlena Hartz : Freedom Newspapers As spring marches onward, so does the eight-step federal process established to find a mission for Cannon Air Force Base. By mid-June, the Air Force hopes to have analyzed compatible, conflicting and overlapping proposed uses for Cannon. This is the seventh step in the process that will end with […]

Obituaries for June 1, 2006

Lucy Hornberger Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Lucy T. Hornberger, 84, of Clovis, died Tuesday, May 30, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born Sept. 4, 1921, to Juan and Rita Garcia Sena in Santa Rosa. She was a homemaker and a member of Sacred Heart Catholic […]

ENMU building burglarized

Staff Report Eastern New Mexico University Campus Police are investigating a burglary at the university’s Administration Building that occurred between 10 p.m. Tuesday and 6 a.m. Wednesday. According to campus police, $35.35 was taken from a petty cash drawer in the cashiers office. The payroll office in the building was also broken into. Access to […]

Portales getting set to remodel swimming hole

By Michael Harrell: PNT Staff Writer Plans to renovate the Portales Municipal Pool are under way with the money received from the 2006 New Mexico Legislature. With even more money than what was requested, the plans are substantial. The aging of the almost 40-year-old pool has become a real problem. Passing Environmental Improvement Division examination […]

Jeep rally to raise money for food bank

By Michael Harrell: PNT Staff Writer This Saturday marks the third annual Topless Jeep Poker/Bead Rally of the Portales and Clovis area. One of its main goals is to raise money for the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico. Hosted by the Rat Pack, a local club of Jeep Wrangler owners, the rally will last […]

Free kids’ lunches offered for summer

By Paula Cronic: PNT Staff Writer With her three daughters in tow, Jamey Gallegos attended Tuesday’s free summer lunch program at Portales Junior High School. Not only does it give her children the chance to get out of the house, but it makes them feel as if they are eating out instead of at home, […]

City remembers its fallen

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor A group of Portales residents assembled in the bright sun at the Portales Cemetery Monday to remember the country’s fallen soldiers with a Memorial Day ceremony sponsored by American Legion Post 31. With the lawn before them displaying white crosses representing the dead from each war America has been […]

Elida woman celebrates 100th birthday

By Tony Parra Family and friends said Doris Wall was always active in business and organizations and maybe that’s what kept her healthy enough to reach her 100th birthday Monday. Family and friends gathered at Heartland Continuing Care Center Monday for birthday festivities for Doris Wall of Elida. Wall was born May 29, 1906 on […]

One killed in weekend accident

By Bryant Million: PNT Staff A local man died Saturday evening in an one-vehicle accident on Baseline Road, just east of State Road 467, according to a New Mexico State Police news release. Manuel Torres Garrola, 26, of Portales was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident at approximately 6:39 p.m. There were no […]

Clovis man dies in car accident

Freedom Newspapers. A local man died Saturday night in an automobile accident north of Clovis on Highway 209, according to the Curry County Sheriff’s office. Richard Cerda of Clovis, the driver of the vehicle involved in the one-vehicle accident, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident at 10:30 p.m. Samuel Galvan of Amarillo, […]

Days may be numbered for “10-year rule”

By Tom Philpott: Military Update The Senate Armed Services Committee has voted to end the “10-year rule” used by the government for more than two decades to screen court orders seeking automatic payment of retired pay to former military spouses. The change is one of three adjustments to the Uniformed Services Former Spouses Protection Act […]

Two Rams named to all-state squad

PNT Staff Portales second baseman Sammy Hightower and third baseman Justin Gilchrist were named to the Class 3A All-State team, as chosen by the New Mexico High School Baseball Association. Clovis High senior outfielder Matt Ulibarri, who recently signed to play for Eastern New Mexico University, was voted to the Class 5A team. Three members […]

May 30, 2006 Obituaries

Floren Thompson III Services: 1 p.m. Thursday at the Portales Cemetery Floren Thompson III, 62, died Sunday, May 28, 2006 at his home in Portales Mr. Thompson was born Feb. 16, 1944 in Brownwood, Texas to Mary (Tittle) and Floren Thompson Jr. “Mr. T,” as he was known to his students, moved to Portales in […]

Some gave their all

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By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Clovis and Portales residents will take a moment to honor fallen military veterans Memorial Day. American Legion Post No. 31 in Portales is having an honor ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Portales Cemetery. Chief Master Sgt. Ray M. Clark of Cannon Air Force Base will be the […]

2006 Air Expo at Cannon thrills large crowd

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By Paula Cronic: PNT Staff Writer CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — There was something for everybody at Saturday’s 2006 Air Expo. Cannon 1st Lt. Robert Palmer, 28, was intrigued by the vintage planes, including the MIG-17s. “I’m kind of a World War II nut so it’s kind of special when you get to see these […]

Chamber officials ask for fireworks donations

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Firework fund-raising has already started and Roosevelt County Chamber officials are looking to raise enough money to reach their goal of $8,000. Roosevelt County Chamber Manager Sharon King said as of Thursday they have raised $5,000. “I’m hoping they will have a really good time,” King said. “Allan (Silvers) […]

Retired teacher riding for local charities

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers As a retired math teacher, Darryl Petrak has always had an affinity for numbers and making them mean something. This summer is an extension of that, played out in a big trip on a little motorcycle to benefit Quay and Roosevelt county charities. Petrak is getting set to travel the […]

Pioneer Days gets under way in Clovis

By Tonya Garner: Freedom Newspapers Rodeo royalty, clowns and cowboys will be in attendance at the upcoming Pioneer Days. The six-day event will kick-off at 5 p.m. Monday with the coronation of the Pioneer Days Rodeo Queen. According to pageant coordinator Wilma Fulgham, six girls ages 5 to 9 were judged on personality, appearance and […]

Obituaries for May 28, 2006

Kyle Joe Musick Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at 21st Street Church of Christ. Mr. Kyle Joe Musick, 46, of Albuquerque, died Wednesday, May 24, 2006, at his home. He was born Nov. 22, 1959, in Farmington to William Charles and Naomia Jean Justus Musick. He graduated from Grants High in 1977. He graduated from Lubbock […]