October 5, 1989

• Activities for Eastern New Mexico University’s homecoming kicked off with a production of the Neil Simon play, Broadway Bound at the University Theater. • “Sports Look” a featured show on KENW-TV Channel 3, featured Eastern New Mexico Greyhound coach Don Carthel and junior free safety Anthony Pertile. During the show, they reviewed footage from [...]

October 4, 1989

• Actor Ronny Cox, former Portales resident, returned home to visit his family. • During the Portales City Council meeting, Roosevelt County rancher P.F. Turner collapsed. Turner, who has a known history of heart problems, was not breathing and had no pulse. Former Portales EMT and PNT managing editor Scot Stinnett performed mouth to mouth [...]

October 3, 1989

• Staff and clients from the Eastern New Mexico Rehabilitative Services for the Handicapped dribbled basketballs from Clovis to Portales to raise money. The second annual walk raised the group $400 which would be used to fund a trip to Phoenix, AZ to watch the a Phoenix Suns basketball game. • The Seeking Excellence in [...]

October 2, 1988

• Eastern New Mexico University announced that enrollment for the 1988 Fall semester was at 3,688. • Ten young women from the area were vying for the title of Miss Portales. The Miss Portales pageant was scheduled to take place in the Portales High School Auditorium. • A four bedroom one bath house with 15 acres, [...]

September 30, 1988

•Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents approved a new bachelor of science nursing degree during there regular meeting. • Absentee voting for the November General Election began in the Roosevelt County Clerk’s office. • Eastern New Mexico University Friends of Eastern Foundation announced that they would be presenting the 1988 Distinguished Emeritus Faculty award to [...]

September 28, 1988

• Construction began on the new Midway Dance Hall, located seven miles east of Portales on US 70. • Retired school teacher Frank Burke was busy shoveling garbage from underneath the railroad crossing on North Main Street. Burke, who was tired of getting no response from either the city or the county on the situation, [...]

September 27, 1988

• Retiring Eastern New Mexico president Dr. Robert Matheny was honored for his support of the Fine Arts during the annual POPS Dinner Concert held in the Campus Union Building. • For the third consecutive year, the Eastern New Mexico University Women’s rodeo team won the team title during there annual rodeo held at the [...]

September 26, 1989

• Both the Eastern New Mexico Women’s and men’s rodeo teams took third place honors during the annual intercollegiate rodeo held at the Lewis Cooper Arena. • Miss New Mexico Angela De Los Santos returned home to Portales from Atlantic City were she had spent the past two weeks participating in the Miss America pageant. [...]

School officials struggle to understand complexities of AYP

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) has schools all over New Mexico scrambling to come up with answers for how to pass the state standards mandated by the federal No Child Left Behind Act. Area school officials got a chance to learn more about AYP at the fall meeting of the [...]

Friends, family remember former mayor

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By Karl Terry: PNT managing editor The first word out of anyone’s mouth when they remember former Portales mayor and businessman James “Jimmy” Kiker is honest. Kiker died earlier this month at the age of 96. “I think most folks will remember him as an honest man,” said Kiker’s daughter, Phyllis Davidson of Clovis. “I [...]