Yoda impersonator

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Eli Washburn, 7 months, visited Eastern New Mexico University’s Curry Hall Wednesday night in a Yoda costume, accompanied by Lindsey Mansell. The hall was busy with costumed children trick-or-treating, enjoying face-painting and a variety of games and crafts.

CHS students take to stage with production of “The Elephant Man”

By Jennifer Laurent: Freedom Newspapers Equipped with professionally-created special effects, and a crew of approximately 30 determined drama students, the theater department of Clovis High School will present “The Elephant Man” Nov. 7-9 at the Lyceum Theatre. Widely known as the elephant man in the 1800s, John Merrick was stricken with a disease believed by […]

Nov. 1, 1996

• Rosalie A Richards was appointed by Gov. Gary Johnson to sit on the Developmental Disabilities Planning Council. • Loren Wilson retired after 40 years of civil service with the United States Postal Service. He ran a 125 mile route in the Portales area. Wilson began his postal career on Feb. 27, 1956 as a temporary […]

Dora outlasts Floyd

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By Karl Terry: PNT managing editor It took five games to decide it, but Dora narrowly advanced to the second round of the District 3-1A with a win over Floyd, 21-25, 25-21, 25-19, 18-25, 15-10. The Lady Coyotes face Melrose at 6 p.m. tonight in Melrose in the quarterfinal. “They played a great game,” Dora […]

Lady Rams strong in sweep of Lovington

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer The Portales Lady Rams started and finished strong in sweeping the Lovington Lady Wildcats in District 4-3A volleyball Tuesday evening at Portales 25-18, 25-18, 25-23. Portales’ victory sets up a Saturday night showdown against district leader Ruidoso that will decide the regular season district champion. “I thought we played […]

Officials seek safety for trick-or-treaters

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer As night falls and trick-or-treaters begin to make the rounds, area officials are cautioning the public to keep an extra eye out for them. Extra patrols of law enforcement officers will be out during the evening, especially in higher traffic areas, said Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry. “They (drivers) […]

Professor offers Halloween history lesson

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor The origins of Halloween are vastly different from the holiday celebrated today in America, according to an Eastern New Mexico University history professor. He promises to enlighten people on the holiday’s origins and myths in a noon lecture today in the Sandia Room at the Campus Union Building at […]

Oct. 31, 2007 Floyd News

Transitions Birthdays and anniversaries: Wednesday — Linda Rippee, Dave Nash and Sherry Fahrenkrug Thursday — Chay Chenault Upcoming events l Seniors meet Thursday at the Floyd Senior Citizens Center for games and fellowship. Potluck, 6 p.m.; games, 7 p.m. l The fire department meets 6 p.m. Thursday. l Lion’s Club meets 6 p.m. Monday, Community […]

Sting results in arrest

PNT Staff Report Officers with the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office and the Region V Drug Task Force arrested a 30-year-old man Monday on drug-trafficking charges, according to a RCSO news release. Genaro Solis-Cordoba, 30, of Mexico was arrested after officers found cocaine, a handgun and cash while searching a vehicle and a Roosevelt County residence. […]

Things not always as they appear

By Kevin WIlson: Freedom New Mexico I was closing out my treadmill session at the gym a few weeks ago, and I saw something I couldn’t stay silent about. There was somebody parking his truck in the handicapped spot in front of the gym. Without a handicapped plaque visible in his cab. While walking in […]