ENMU NOTES: Gerleve still seeks berth in nationals

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University’s Zach Gerleve is still hoping for a berth in the NCAA Division II national track and field meet, scheduled for May 25-27 at Emporia (Kan.) State. Gerleve, a provisional qualifier for nationals for the third year in a row, threw a personal best of 197 feet, […]

Officials say hospital waste disposed improperly

By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Writer Infectious waste from the Plains Regional Medical Center operating room was disposed of improperly during an inspection of the hospital in February conducted by the New Mexico Department of Health. An employee placed infectious waste in a container for material considered non-infectious, PRMC officials said. Infectious waste in New Mexico […]

County residents remember Carmichael

By Sharna Johnson Hers was a well-known face in the town of Dora. Those who knew her describe a driven, dedicated woman who put the welfare of others before her own. Ella “Charlie” Carmichael, mother of four, made Dora her life. A Roosevelt County resident for about 65 years, she relocated from Causey to Portales […]

Dora student wins rodeo state title

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By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Myra Skinner said her son, Jesse Clark, has had a rope in his hands ever since he could walk, and maybe that’s why he won the boys All-Around Championship in the New Mexico Junior High Rodeo Finals held Friday and Saturday in Lovington. The 13-year old eighth-grader from Dora […]

CLASS 3A STATE TRACK: Lady Rams finish eighth at state

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PNT Staff Report ALBUQUERQUE — Sophomores Kandace Bergsieker and Jordan Roehl helped the Portales Lady Rams put together their best showing in some time in the Class 3A state track meet. Roehl added a fourth-place finish in discus on Saturday to her second-place effort Friday in shot put, while Bergsieker finished second in the 200 […]

ENMU’s Kennedy named second-team All-South in baseball

PNT Staff Report RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University sophomore third baseman Derrick Kennedy has been named to the All-Lone Star Conference South Division second team in baseball in selections announced this week by the conference office. The Greyhounds (24-32, 6-14 South) also had two honorable mention picks in senior catcher Brian Green and […]

Lady Rams’ duo takes state

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Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — Even an inadvertent serve in the behind couldn’t stop Portales’ top-seeded girls doubles team on Saturday. Junior Ella Erf and sophomore Bethany Self completed a perfect season with a 6-3, 6-0 win over Bosque sophomores Allie Coleman and Casey Manzanares in the finals of the Class 3A state individual tennis tournament […]

ENMU grads prepare for life journey

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By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Some Eastern New Mexico University students said they were happy to share the graduation moment Saturday with family and that getting their diploma is a stepping stone in their journey to a career. “It’s a stepping stone for me,” Theo Watson, who graduated with a degree in psychology, said. […]

Villanuevas evolved from stay-at-home to working women

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By Helena Rodriguez: PNT Staff Writer Motherhood has drastically changed over the past three generations. In the 1950s, Mela Villanueva was a housewife. Today, her daughter, Corrine Gonzales, is a working mom, and next year, her granddaughter, Rebekah, will attend college before marriage and motherhood. On Mother’s Day, this Portales family serves as a vivid […]

Burch females span five generations, almost 100 years

By Tonya Garner: Freedom Newspapers A dash of self-worth and a healthy portion of respect, blended with strong faith, are the Burch women’s recipe for motherhood. The Burch family boasts five generations of females whose ages span almost 100 years. They share the same family values, a love of collecting and dark, uniquely shaped eyes. […]

Survey: Cannon support continues

By Marlena Hartz : Freedom Newspapers More than a dozen people huddled around the television, awaiting word from the Department of Defense on the future of Cannon Air Force Base. Diana Wike, a civilian employee of Cannon, had paused from her daily routine along with the group, assembled inside the base’s dining hall. Her job, […]

Experts say underage sex a serious problem in Portales

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Health officials fear the growing problem of underage sex and teen pregnancy will continue unless parents are more involved with sex education and abstinence is taught to more public schools’ students. A townhall meeting about underage sex prevention is scheduled from 6:30- 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Memorial Building […]

Obituaries for May 14, 2006

William L. (Bill) Bradley Services: None William L. (Bill) Bradley, 86, of Portales died Friday, May 12, 2006, at his home. He was born June 2, 1919, near Lake Arthur to Gertrude and Walter Leo Bradley. He attended school in the early grades in Lake Arthur before the family moved to Portales. He graduated from […]

BRAC one year later, and the sun is out

Editorial The jolting news arrived one year ago: Department of Defense officials had targeted Cannon Air Force Base for closure. The impact on our economy would be severe — more than 30 percent, many agreed. We’ve fought hard since to save Cannon. Along the way, we’ve learned a lot of lessons — mostly about perseverance […]

Good mothers are nurturing

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor I gained a greater appreciation for my mom and the upbringing she provided this week. It wasn’t from anything she did for me this week it came from an experience that showed me just how blessed I’ve been compared to some youngsters growing up today. I had the opportunity […]

STATE 1A-3A TENNIS: PHS sends boys, girls doubles to semis

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PHS staff ALBUQUERQUE — Portales High’s Ella Erf and Bethany Self are right where they expected to be after Friday’s play in the Class 1-3A state individual tennis tournament. Matt Tucker and Kyle Adams are right where they hoped to be. Erf and Self, seeded No. 1 in girls doubles, improved to 15-0 for the […]

CLASS 3A STATE TRACK: Lady Rams’ Roehl second in shot put

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PNT staff ALBUQUERQUE — One down, one to go for Portales sophomore Jordan Roehl. Roehl cranked out her best throw of the day in shot put on her final attempt on Friday, slipping ahead of Grants’ Sheena Meech to earn second place in the Class 3A girls state track meet at the University of New […]

STATE 3A BASEBALL: Rams edged by rival Lovington

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PNT staff ALBUQUERQUE — Once again for the Portales Rams, it was close but no cigar against District 4-3A rival Lovington. The No. 1-seeded Wildcats, the only one of the top 10 seeds to reach the semifinals in the 16-team Class 3A baseball tournament, spoiled the Rams’ bid to make it to the championship game […]

Home sales on the rebound

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By Tonya Garner: Freedom Newspapers The area housing market has experienced a major revitalization in the last three months, according to area real estate agents. The spirited sales come on the heels of a prolonged period of plunging sales after the Pentagon announced a year ago today Cannon Air Force Base was being targeted for […]

Lubbock Lake Landmark still digging into the past

Compiled By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers If you’re looking for a daytrip to stretch your mind as well as your legs, a trip to Lubbock Lake Landmark could be for you. The attraction, operated by Museum of Texas Tech University, combines an archaeology and natural history preserve with exhibits and a learning center. The site […]