Jim Newman at the DZ Ranch

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By Ruth Burns, Special to the PNT Editor’s Note: This is the second of three articles about two of Roosevelt County’s earliest settlers, Doak Good and Jim Newman. The last one will appear in a future Sunday edition in June. One of the biggest land deals in United States history helped bring about the settlement […]

Dora School News June 8

Summer remediation begins Dora High School students who did not pass a course for 2007-08 are to report to the school library for summer remediation at 8 a.m. Monday. David Bass, Principal, notified parents of these students by mail last week of the upcoming classes, which will allow students the opportunity for credit recovery at […]

Calendar June 8

The Portales News-Tribune offers this space for community events. To submit or change an announcement, contact the Editorial Department at 356-4481 several days in advance. For Sunday’s paper, items must be submitted by mid-day Wednesday. Please keep submissions brief and to the point as space is limited. SundayLamp Lighters Alcoholics Anonymous — 11 a.m. to […]

Bilberry/Morris

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Jeff and Cheree Bilberry of Elida announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Tori Bilberry of Elida, to Sterling Morris of Andrews, Texas, son of Candy Cotten of Andrews, Texas. The couple will exchange vows June 27, 2008, at the Baptist Church in Elida. The reception will follow at the Community House in […]

Engagement: Luce/Parsons

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Dennis and Donna Luce of Fort Sumner announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, De’Ann Luce of Portales, to Chance Parsons of Portales, son of Curtis and Sandra Parsons. The couple will exchange vows July 19, 2008, at First Baptist Church of Portales. A reception will follow at the Portales Country Club. The […]

Engagement: Worthington/Yellow Eyes

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Hunter and Karen Worthington of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Stephanie Worthington of Fort Worth, Texas, to Thomas Yellow Eyes of Fort Worth, son of Jack and Barbara Williams of Aledo, Texas. The couple will exchange vows June 16, 2008, in Orlando, Fla. A reception will be held June 29, […]

Brazile competes at Pioneer Days

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By Eric Butler, PNT Correspondent The 38th annual PRCA Pioneer Days Rodeo began with the array of flags and colors in the opening procession. It also had the sporting jibes between the public address announcer and the rodeo clowns. However, eight hours before the Thursday night regular performance started, reigning PRCA all-around champion Trevor Brazile […]

L.J. Jenkins experiences brief homecoming

By Eric Butler, PNT Correspondent Monetarily speaking, L.J. Jenkins really didn’t need to participate at the Pioneer Days rodeo on Thursday night, even if bull riding is his chosen vocation. The Texico youngster, ranked fifth on the Professional Bull Riders circuit, celebrated one of his sporadic homecomings by competing at the opening night of the […]

Sports Briefs June 6, 2008

Freedom New Mexico Clabaugh signs pair for ENMU baseball Second baseman Garrett Cook of Deming and right-handed pitcher Justin Cotten of DeSoto, Texas, have signed national letters of intent to play baseball next season at Eastern New Mexico University. Cook, who will be a junior, is transferring from Lamar (Colo.) Community College, while Cotton, a […]

City begins water conservation campaign

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By Sarah Meyer, PNT Staff Writer Drive around Portales and you will see many front yards covered in dark green grass. Those dark green lawns suck up thousands of gallons of water each summer, paid for in higher water bills. The city of Portales wants residents to learn how to conserve water, in the yard […]