Sept. 19, 1961

• Temperatures in Portales were recorded in the low 30s even though it was still summer on the calendar. • Montgomery W. Smith, received a two-year Army ROTC scholarship at New Mexico State University. Smith, a junior was studying mechanical engineering. • Charles Bennett, of Causey, won he showmanship trophy for the swine division at […]

Sept. 18, 1961

• Local artist Vernon Acker was chosen to be the featured guest artist for the Fine Arts Show at the Tri-State Fair in Amarillo. • Jimmy Terral, of Causey, showed the grand champion hog during the Roosevelt County Fair. • A 3-pound can of Crisco was 89 cents at G&G Food Market.

Bond’s fate in voters’ hands

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer With early voting closed and the election slated for today, residents will soon know the outcome of the proposed bond for the Portales Municipal School District. Voters are being asked whether $9.5 million in General Obligation Bonds will be issued to help construct a new school facility to replace […]

Employers seeking students

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Members of the Community Development Corporation Board, in conjunction with Eastern New Mexico University, will hold an Employment Fair to seek students interested in filling area positions. “The whole intent is to find part-time employees,” said Sharon King, interim director of the Roosevelt County Community Development Corporation. The fair […]

Concealed weapon permit numbers rise

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Curry County residents account for about 3 percent of concealed weapon permit holders in the state. There are 186 Curry County citizens and 45 Roosevelt County residents currently authorized to carry concealed handguns, according to the Department of Public Safety. More than 7,000 permits have been issued in New Mexico, […]

It’s their job: Rachael McPherson

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Name: Rachael McPherson Job: Supervisor for Bealls Time on the job: Three years for the company, though she just recently transferred from the Clovis store. Background: Before working at Bealls, McPherson attended Eastern New Mexico University where she obtained a bachelors degree in public relations. Q. Describe what your […]

Hounds run over East Central

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom Newspapers BLACKWATER DRAW — It was a matchup of ground game vs. air attack on Saturday night. Suffice it to say, the former dominated. Eastern New Mexico University compiled 488 yards on the ground, averaging nine yards a carry, and ran away from East Central 49-13 in a Lone Star Conference […]

Gateway routs Floyd 62-0

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer FLOYD — The Gateway Christian Warriors lit up the scoreboard and the stat sheet Saturday afternoon in Floyd, battering the Broncos 62-0. The Warriors posted 38 in the first quarter and never looked back. Junior Joshua Hunter led the Warriors with three touchdowns, including an 81-yard run, a 60-yard […]

Ruidoso tops Portales for third place in Roswell tourney

By Eric Butler, Freedom Correspondent ROSWELL — If it’s true that the third-place match at the Zia Classic volleyball tournament might be a preview of things to come, it could be one wacky battle between Portales and Ruidoso for the District 4-3A crown this season. The district rivals, each playing their second contest of the […]

Zia volleyball loses and Zia and Hound cross country competes

LUBBOCK — The Eastern New Mexico University men’s cross country team finished fifth out of eight teams while the women were sixth out of 10 in Friday’s Jackrabbit Open, hosted by Texas Tech. Tech swept both team titles, finishing with 35 points in men’s competition to 55 for runnerup South Plains and 29 points for […]

Bond election slated for Tuesday

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer “Education is your best investment” is the slogan being used by the Portales Municipal School district in support of the upcoming bond election that will take place on Tuesday. “I’m really excited about this,” said Don Thomas, community committee member. “We just want to encourage everybody to get out […]

Minister’s miniatures

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By Karl Terry: PNT managing editor Jeff and Eloise Symonds say Portales and the First United Methodist Church, where he recently became the minister, are an ideal size. He calls both small enough to be really friendly, but large enough to provide conveniences and help do the work of the church and make life enjoyable. […]

University pleased with steady enrollment numbers

By Karl Terry: PNT managing editor Eastern New Mexico University’s enrollment for the fall semester in Portales is about the same as last year. In the world of higher education these days, that’s seen as a big success. “Fortunately we’ve had a very good late registration,” ENMU President Steven Gamble told regents Thursday at their […]

Cause worth time in ‘jail’

By Karl Terry: PNT managing editor I can almost hear old Hank Williams singing about me now. “He’s in the jailhouse now.” It seems it all started about the time I started growing this outlaw beard. First it was scratching my neck in public, then it was food on my rather faint mustache. Next thing […]

Constitution keeps great nation running smoothly

Editorial Sept. 17, 1787, is one of a handful of dates that have changed the world. It was the day a group of men, representing colonies that had recently won independence from England, put forth a rather short and simple, yet dynamic, document that prescribed how their new nation would be run. People today, distanced […]

September 16, 1971

• Ten new board members were elected to serve during the 1971 Roosevelt County Fair. The new members, combined with five existing members would serve during the upcoming year. • Patton, starring George C Scott and Karl Malden and MASH, starring Donald Sutherland and Elliot Gould were the featured attractions playing at the Varsity Drive-In Theatre. • […]

Dustdevils earn victory over ENMU

Freedom Newspapers LAREDO, Texas — Texas A&M-International scored three goals in a span of less than 14 minutes during the first half on Friday and the Dustdevils held on for a 3-2 men’s soccer victory over Eastern New Mexico University. The loss was the second in a row by one goal for the Greyhounds (3-3), […]

Zias equal consecutive win record

LAKEWOOD, Colo. — The Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team scored three times in the first 21 minutes and cruised to a 3-1 win over Colorado Christian on Friday. Sophomore forward Samantha Lawrence had two of the goals for the Zias (5-2), who tied the school record with their fifth consecutive victory. ENMU won […]

Hounds host East Central

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By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Mark Ribaudo expected Eastern New Mexico University’s secondary to be challenged last week by Northeastern State’s air attack. The Greyhounds passed that test, winning 14-10, but now may face a bigger challenge against East Central in a 6 p.m. Lone Star Conference crossover game today at Blackwater Draw. Sophomore […]

Area prep scores

Freedom Newspapers Clovis 33, Palo Duro, TX 0 Slaton, TX 21, Portales 6 Texico 44, Loving 0 New Deal 10, Bovina 0 Smyer 28, Farwell 14 Fort Sumner 27, Capitan 14 Dora 52, Foothill 6 Tucumcari 39, Estancia 6 Menaul 38, Clovis Christian 28