Portales fathers and sons share the ‘love of the game’

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Sammy Villanueva and his twin sons Alex and Anthony won’t ever have a problem coming up with fun things to do together on Father’s Day weekend. Like fathers and sons across the country, they share a love of baseball. Sammy coaches his two 11-year-old sons with the Pirates in […]

Floyd Bronco and Greyhound featured on ESPN Web site

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer It’s not often that an eastern New Mexico resident is featured in national news media — it’s even rarer for a Floyd native to get national attention, but that’s exactly what happened to former Floyd football standout and former Eastern New Mexico Greyhound Fide Davalos. The former Bronco runningback […]

Post Office Portales’ first New Deal

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Thomas Garcia Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of stories about New Deal/WPA projects in Roosevelt County marking the 75th anniversary of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s plan to pull America out of the Great Depression. The United States Post Office in Portales is one of several buildings in Roosevelt County that was […]

ENMU group organizing ham radio operators

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By Sarah Meyer, PNT Staff Writer How do people communicate in the event of a disaster such as a tornado that knocks out typical communication methods? One way is amateur or “ham” radio, and a recently formed group in Portales hopes more people will get involved with what they say is tried and true technology. […]

Radio club to host Sky Warn class

PNT Staff Report The Greyhound Amateur Radio Club will co-sponsor a SKY WARN class and Emergency Management seminar July 9 at

Events Calendar June 15, 2008

TuesdayRoosevelt County Commission meeting — 9 a.m. commisioners room, Roosevelt County CourthouseRoosevelt General Hospital board meeting — 11:30 a.m., RGH conference roomPortales City Council meeting — 7 p.m., city council chambers, Portales City Hall The events calendar is a daily listing that contains meeting and event information for the next week. To submit an item […]

FSA county committee nominations beginning

PNT Staff Report Farmer and rancher candidate nominations begin today for local Farm Service Agency county committees, according to a news release. The nomination period continues through Aug. 1, and elections take place this fall. “I encourage all producers to participate in the county committee election process by nominating candidates by the Aug. 1 deadline,” […]

Two killed in Saturday morning crash

PNT Staff Report Two men were killed in a two-vehicle collision Saturday morning on North Roosevelt Road 3, state police said. Jorge Ceniceros-Herrada, 29, and Edgar Ceniceros-Herrada, 21, were driving west in the eastbound lane in a 1995 Lincoln at 4:15 a.m. When they saw an eastbound vehicle, the driver swerved but overcorrected and went […]

Fathers deserve children’s recognition, love

By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor It seems mothers get all the praise and Dad takes the rap if he’s not perfect these days. It seems that fathers need to have more going for them than simply being the strong, silent provider these days, even if that did work for my dad and many of […]

Editorial: Real fathers not portrayed in TV sitcoms

In the world of humor, fathers have become the fail-safe target. In television comedies and commercials, they are regularly depicted as out-of-touch with their families — and reality. They are stubbornly behind the times, playing air guitar to old Styx 8-tracks instead of quietly nodding to the beats of Finger Eleven fed through ear buds […]

Husbands not so tough about women’s issues

By Anita Doberman Men, and military men in particular, can take a lot. They are tough, hard working and have high tolerance for pain. Take my beloved hubby. He almost died of a burst appendix because he didn’t go to the hospital right away — he preferred to take the pain than go to the […]

‘Pushed out’ by bigger operation

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By Ruth Burns, Special to the PNT Editor’s Note: This is the third of three articles about two of our earliest settlers, Doak Good and Jim Newman. Doak Good had settled in comfortably in his rock and adobe house at Portales Springs, but his peaceful existence did not last long. In 1882 Jim Newman began […]

Wedding: Parker/Cordova

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Brooke Shantelle Parker of Portales and Jerry Alexander Cordova of Portales were married May 24, 2008, at First United Methodist Church in Portales. A reception was held at The Landing at Cannon Air Force Base. The Rev. Ross Dunn performed the traditional Christian ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Scott and Dianne Parker of […]

Anniversary: Terry

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Kenny and Peggy Terry will celebrate their 40th anniversary with a reception from 2-5 p.m. (CST) June 28, 2008, at the Church at Quail Creek Parlor Room, 801 Tascosa Rd., in Amarillo. The celebration will be hosted by their children. The couple was married June 30, 1968, in Floyd. They have two children and two […]

Engagement: Culpepper/Miller

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Darwin and Janic Culpepper of Portales announce the approaching marriage of their daughter, Jaytha Culpepper of Portales, to Jason Miller of Farwell, Texas, son of Richard and Nancy Miller of Farwell. The couple will exchange vows at 5:30 p.m. July 12, 2008, at the Southside Church of Christ in Portales. The bride-elect is a 2002 […]

Engagement: Curnutt/Marez

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Rodney and Tina Curnutt of Portales announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Jessica Curnutt of Portales, to Joshua M. Marez, son of Jacob and Elly Marez of Portales. The couple will exchange vows at 10:30 a.m. June 24, 2008, at the Sunken Garden in Hillcrest Park, Clovis. A reception will follow at […]

ENMU Honor Roll

Forty-seven students from the Portales area attending Eastern New Mexico University are among the 504 students on the 2008 spring semester Dean’s Honor Roll. To be eligible for the Dean’s Honor Roll, students must complete a minimum of 15 hours for the semester and maintain a 3.25 grade point average.The students include Faith Temple School […]

FFA Awards

New Mexico FFA members received proficiency and state star awards during the 80th Annual New Mexico FFA State Convention June 2-4 at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. Elida FFA member Ryan Best received the star in production agriculture. His SAE focuses on the production of animals for the show ring. Each of the […]

David Limmer

David Limmer, a 2004 graduate of Clovis High School, received New Mexico Tech’s highest honor for an undergraduate at commencement ceremonies May 17. Limmer, who earned a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering with highest honors, was awarded the Brown Award for scholarship, leadership, and service. The faculty of New Mexico Tech selected him […]

Bryan Bronson

Army Pvt. Bryan H. Bronson has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons […]