Jan. 13, 2008 Library Books

The following books are now available at the Public Library: The Lemonade Club by Patricia Polacco Traci and her best friend Marilyn were both in Miss Wichelman’s fifth grade class — a good thing, since the two were inseparable. Miss Wichelman was one of those teachers who brought out the best in her students. Her […]

Portales falls to Lady Coyotes

PNT Staff Report ROSWELL — Freshman Jaime Bargas and sophomore Marissa Best each scored twice in a losing effort as host Roswell defeated Portales 5-4 Tuesday. “They played really well overall,” Portales soccer coach Traci Sievers said. “We had some lapses on defense in the first half where we got crossed over on the back […]

Lessons must be learned from tragedies

By Anita Doberman: Columnist Families whose loved ones are in professions where there is a concrete possibility of loosing their lives, expect that those in charge live up to their responsibilities and do their best to ensure the safety of their employees, be it military personnel – active duty, retired, veterans — police officers, firefighters, […]

Crash victim fights for life

By Casey Peacock, PNT Staff Writer A Portales woman is in critical, but stable condition Monday following a rollover accident near Portales Sunday. New Mexico State Police and the Portales Fire Department responded to a single-vehicle accident that occurred at 2:37 a.m. Sunday at the crossroads of South Roosevelt Road 7 and South Roosevelt Road […]

Area woman turns 100

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer Nell Morgan never set out to reach the age of 100. Her friends and family said she had more important pursuits to conquer — but she did reach the milestone age Saturday, surrounded by loved ones at Portales’ Heartland continuing care center. “It is a big deal,” Nell’s granddaughter […]

May 13, 2007 Honors

Santos Debra Hill Santos, a Portales High School alumnus and 1987 Eastern New Mexico graduate, was awarded the “Best Creative Thesis” during spring commencement at Radford University in Radford, Va. The award is bestowed in honor of academic excellence in graduate studies and thesis preparation by the university’s graduate college. Using a variety of gemstones […]

Lady Cats early leaders

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis High’s girls are leading Class 5A after the first day of the state track meet at the University of New Mexico, but coach Darrel Ray is anything but confident. The defending 5A champion Lady Wildcats scored 21 points in five field events on Friday, but left some […]

Rams win District 4-3A golf tournament

PNT Staff Report ROSWELL — Portales senior Jefferson Powers and sophomore Donavin Sanchez shot the second and third best round, respectively, in leading the Rams to the District 4-3A championship at the New Mexico Military Institute golf course Monday morning. The Rams fired a combined 299, the second time this season that the team has […]

Portales golfers win Clovis trangular

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer Ram sophomore Donavin Sanchez fired a tournament best one-under par 69 as the Portales golfers beat Clovis High School and Clovis Christian in a Clovis golf triangular Monday at Clovis’ municipal golf course. As a team, the Rams shot a 297, six strokes better than Clovis’ 303 and Clovis […]

Portales Ram golfers fifth after first day at NMMI

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer A second place round from Portales sophomore William Archibeque highlighted an otherwise disappointing fifth place finish by the Ram golfers at the Roswell-NMMI Invitational Monday at the NMMI golf course. Archibeque’s one-over par 73 was second to Alamogordo senior Michael Adams’ two-under par 70. “William played the best round […]

Manure’s allure

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Chicken, horse, cow, bat and even human manure are nothing to turn your nose up at when it comes to soil enrichment, according to local gardening experts. Using manure for gardening and lawn care is a timeless agriculture practice proponents swear by for its value in adding nutrients and organic […]

Portales boys dominate Clovis links

PNT Staff Report A trio of Portales Ram sophomores made a big statement in the Rams first golf tournament of the season at Clovis’ Chaparral Country Club Monday afternoon. Portales sophomore Donavin Sanchez managed to overcome a rough start to run away with the best overall score and lead the Portales boys to a dominating […]

Elida Tigers roll to state

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer Elida boys basketball coach Darrell Chenault says his kids began Saturday’s game nervous. After taking a fast 25-1 lead midway through the first period, the Tigers may be well advised to pack their nerves as they travel to the state tournament quarterfinals for the first time in more than […]

The winners are…

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Oscar night always promises at least one awkward speech, one winner you expected, and many you didn’t. The days before promise piles of Oscar picks columns from people who spend careers watching movies. Kevin Wilson and Greg Price spend their paychecks on movies. Price watched all five Rocky movies in one sitting before going to […]

Rams seek third consecutive title in District 4-3A

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer Portales Rams basketball coach Mark Gallegos doesn’t believe his team has put together four complete quarters in any game this season. He believes if they do that tonight, they’ll win their third consecutive District 4-3A championship. Portales and the New Mexico Military Institute Colts split a pair of games […]

God’s surprises surround us

By Joan Clayton : Religion Columnist Every day God sends beautiful gifts just waiting for us to open. They are wonderful little surprises and unless we are tuned in, these blessings will go unnoticed. I’ve discovered 10 ways to receive blessings but there are many more. 1. Have childlike faith. Children do not sweat life […]

Santa comes to town

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By Helena Rodriguez: PNT staff writer The Grinch didn’t exactly steal Christmas, but he did help Borden Peanuts capture the best business float award during the annual Christmas parade Friday night in Portales. The giant trailer-turned-sleigh featured the Grinch of Dr. Seuss fame and 30 Borden employees and their families who threw candy while their […]

Halloween tips listed

Compiled by Casey Peacock The PNT spoke with Capt. Lonnie Berry of the Portales Police Department regarding safety on Halloween night. Q. What are the best hours for children to be out trick-or-treating? A. “We would like for them to go about 5:30 p.m. or so, to give the five o’clock traffic time to die […]

Clovis to take on Cibola

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By Greg Price: Freedom Newspapers Judge Chavez spent more than half of his 28 years of coaching at Highland High School. Chavez said he has fond memories and worked with tremendous players while at the Highland helm. With numbers on the decline at Highland, however, Chavez decided in the spring to take the Cibola job […]

Children leaving can be bittersweet

By Joan Clayton: Religion Columnist The “empty nest” brings a myriad of emotions, including memories, tears and separation anxiety. When my empty nest occurred I happened to read an article about “letting go” of children. It emphasized the fact that now they are your best friends. I thought, what are they talking about? I’m their […]