Elida Tigers are determined to advance in state playoffs

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Elida head baseball coach Jimmy Ward says he’s not repeating the mistake he made last May that brought the Tigers an early exit from the Class 1A state playoffs — this time, he’s not looking ahead and he’s starting hard throwing junior Wesley Gilmore in Elida’s state quarterfinal game […]

ENMU graduates take final step

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor One was looking for a voice and found it at Eastern New Mexico University. Another became the voice of ENMU. Paul Hahn and Betsy Chavez represent two different ends of the spectrum for the 368 students who graduated from the college Saturday morning. Hahn, who first came to ENMU […]

Students find, become voices at ENMU

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers One was looking for a voice and found it at Eastern New Mexico University. Another became the voice of ENMU. Paul Hahn and Betsy Chavez represent two different ends of the spectrum for the 368 students who graduated from the college Saturday morning. Hahn, who first came to ENMU in […]

Dedication comes full circle for local mother, daughter

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Patrice Tompkins, spent 14 years of her life caring for her mother, who was ill, while battling her own medical problems. That dedication is something, she says many people put her down for and questioned why she would waste her life caring for her mother. “I love my mom. […]

May 13, 2007 Local Briefs

AARP to hold Day of Service The Roosevelt County chapter of AARP will meet at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the board room at the Community Services Center, 1100 Community Way, according to a press release. Each May, AARP chapters across the nation carry out a volunteer activity called Day of Service. This year, the local […]

James teacher wins newspaper award

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer James Elementary third grade teacher Maria Villanueva has been chosen as the Portales News-Tribune Newspapers in Education teacher of the year. “I just couldn’t believe that I was chosen. We have a lot of great teachers out there and it was a great honor to be chosen,” said Villanueva. […]

Meetings Watch: ENMU Board of Regents, May 11, 2007

The Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents met in special session Friday morning. Several action and information items were discussed during the meeting. ENMU president Steve Gamble gave the board a review of the past year’s activities, including: l Five major accreditation teams visited the campus over the past year. Gamble reported that the […]

Authorities: Dentist ‘person of interest’ in Okla. killings

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers A local dentist serving a life sentence for killing a Clovis woman is considered a “person of interest” in connection with four unsolved homicides in Oklahoma, according to a spokeswoman for the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigators. Jessica Brown said Saturday that agents are investigating whether James Smith is connected […]

Everything’s easier with Mom around

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor If somebody accused me of returning to Portales after nearly 30 years away because I was a momma’s boy, I’d probably have to agree with them. I could tell you coming back made good sense financially or that the opportunity to pursue journalism in my home town was just […]

No prescription for waiting room rage

By Anita Doberman: PNT Columnist I am a proactive patient. My family tells me I am a bit of a hypochondriac, but I just think I’m being thorough. I also have five young children, any one of whom is sick at any given time, so visits to physicians’ offices have become a part-time job. From […]

Watchful citizens provide better protection than Patriot Act

Freedom Newspapers The six men arrested on charges of plotting a terrorist action against the Fort Dix Army base in New Jersey may turn out to have been the gang that couldn’t shoot straight, a bunch of wannabes who might never have gotten their destructive act together. Even if that’s the case, however, it might […]

May 13, 2007 Floyd School Menu

Floyd Schools Menu for the week of May 14 to May 17. Breakfast: Monday: Quesdilla, bacon, cereal, juice, milk Tuesday: Bagel, cream cheese, cereal, juice, milk Wednesday: Sausage biscuit, cereal, juice, milk Thursday: Ham ‘n cheese hot pocket, cereal, juice, milk Lunch: Monday: Chicken nuggets, salad, corn, banana pudding, milk, (salad bar MS/HS) Tuesday: Frito […]

May 13, 2007 CSC Mealsite Menu

Community Services Senior Mealsite Menu Lunch is served Monday through Friday 11: 30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday: Beef steak ranchero, pinto beans, salad/dressing, strawberry shortcake. Tuesday: Baked chicken, scalloped potatoes, corn, roll, pumpkin spice cookie, fruit cocktail Wednesday: Chicken fajita, tortilla, chili beans, orange slices, Jell-O. Thursday: Roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, […]

May 13, 2007 Magistrate Court Dispositions

The following dispositions were recently filed in the Roosevelt County Magistrate Court: • Ricardo Rivas, 20, pleaded no contest to the charge of driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor/drugs (first offense), speeding and faulty tail lamps, was ordered to serve one year supervised probation, attend ASPEN program, complete 24 hours of community service, have […]

May 13, 2007 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were recently filed in the Roosevelt County Courthouse: • Chad Messick, 29, of Ruidoso and Kendra K. Wall, 27, of Portales. • Thomas C. Nash, 21, of Portales and Erica N. Ramos, 18, of Jal. • Dan L. Greathouse, 50 and Kathleen F. Donalson, 40, both of Portales. • Samuel J. […]

May 13, 2007 Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by the Portales Police Dispatchers during the past week. According to reports: Friday • At 3:44 a.m., a caller reported a truck had been broken into in the 900 block of East Canadian. Saturday • At 8:47 a.m., a caller reported his vehicle had been broken into […]

Nighttime heartburn help available on upcoming show

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on new candle trends, cooking with mustard, and remedies for nighttime heartburn will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on at noon on Tuesday and at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Olga Puzas, with PartyLite Gifts in Plymouth, Mass., will talk about trends which show that people are entertaining […]

May 13, 2007 Dora School News

Finals week begins After a finals review day on Monday this week, students in grades 7-11 will take semester final exams each day, Tuesday through Thursday. Exam schedules are available in the school office. Students are encouraged to be in school each day on time and well rested, said administration officials. Accelerated reader goal met […]

May 13, 2007 Floyd School News

Upcoming Events • Booster Club will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the Community Building. • The regular school board meeting is at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. • Academic awards for grades 5-12 will be presented 1 p.m. Thursday. • The athletic banquet is at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. • Senior baccalaureate and graduation is at 1 […]

May 13, 2007 Portales Junior High News

GEAR-UP meeting Parents of seventh grade students are invited to a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the junior high gym. The GEAR-UP program provides allows students and their parents to learn about many educational opportunities. Additionally, the program assists students in organizing and provides tutoring where needed. Final tests done Students completed their […]