Parents testify about daughter, son-in-law

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Cannon Air Force Base — Kimberly Novak’s parents testified Saturday about learning their daughter was dead and the interactions that followed with a son-in-law they barely knew. Edward Novak, a Cannon airman, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of his 20-year-old wife. Patricia Bollman said Edward Novak […]

Democrats have opportunity to weigh in on candidates

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Following Super Bowl Sunday Democrats in Roosevelt County will get a chance to be a part of the presidential primary excitement called Super Tuesday. On Tuesday registered Democrats have the opportunity to participate in the Roosevelt County Presidential Preference Caucuses which will be held from noon to 7 p.m. […]

County spelling bee returning

PNT Staff Report A county spelling bee is coming back to Roosevelt County and spellers are busy studying their Paideas in anticipation. Winners and runners-up from school spelling competitions will meet on Saturday at Eastern New Mexico University’s Becky Sharp Auditorium to compete in the Roosevelt County Spelling Bee. Betty Williamson, county bee director, said […]

2-3-08 Local Briefs

Library Friends to meet Heather Christensen, youth services librarian for the Portales Public Library, will present the program at the next regular meeting of the Friends of the Portales Public Library at noon on Thursday in the meeting room at the library, 218 South Avenue B. Christensen will be reporting on a number of efforts […]

2-3-08 Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of calls placed to Portales police dispatchers over the last week. According to the reports: Sunday • At 2:47 a.m. a caller stated that he shot his neighbor’s dog. • At 4:38 p.m. a caller reported a silver vehicle parked on the street by his garage for the past four […]

Feb. 3, 1957

• ENMU Greyhounds over came a seven point halftime disadvantage and after a nip and tuck battle came out on top of a close 77-74 count. • Julie plays at the tower starring Doris Day, Louis Jourdan, Barry Sullivan and Frank Lovejoy.

Kenyan violence showing no sign of dying down

Most observers hoped the violence that flared up on Kenya following a flawed election Dec. 27 that dubiously returned President Mwai Kibaki to power would eventually calm down. But attacks and counterattacks last weekend in the Rift Valley, most notably in the tourist gateway city of Nakuru, which was considered safe until a few days […]

Woman’s faith will live on through generations

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor I was touched this past week by an entire family’s faith through difficult circumstances and the example it gives to us all. One day after the Calton family buried their beloved mother and grandmother Clytie Calton, the family had banded together for the unpleasant task of searching the ruins […]

Other mother provides inspiration to persevere

By Anita Doberman In the last few weeks, I missed my husband’s call from overseas too many times. If it’s just once or twice I don’t mind, but if it happens on numerous occasions, I feel frustrated and disappointed. I wanted to share our excitement about an upcoming trip to Atlanta to attend my oldest […]

2-3-08 Public Record

The following people recently applied for a marriage license with the Roosevelt County clerk’s office: • Clifton Wayne Evrage, 41, of Portales and Shannon Megan Holden, 33, of Portales. • Michael W. Atterton, 40, of Portales and Robin C. Phillips, 35, of Portales. • Benjamin W. Tabor, 23, of Portales and Veronica M. Levacy, 31, […]