State high school rodeo president helped bring finals to Curry County

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By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico The president of the state high school rodeo association is hoping he can take his calf roping skills to the national stage. Trent Bilberry, who serves as president of the New Mexico High School Rodeo Association, finished fourth Friday night in the second round of calf roping at the [...]

Dora roper eyes national event

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By Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer Jesse Clark of Dora has been waiting all year to get back into the national finals. After this weekend at the New Mexico High School Rodeo Finals in Clovis, he might have the chance. The rodeo runs through Saturday at the Curry County Special Events Center. Clark has been [...]

ENMU rodeo women finish fourth, men sixth

Freedom New Mexico Tori Bilberry won the average in breakaway roping, helping the Eastern New Mexico University women’s rodeo team place fourth as last weekend’s rodeo at West Texas College in Snyder, Texas. Bilberry, a junior from Elida, posted a total time of 4.0 seconds over two runs. Portales junior Joni Brakebill finished sixth in [...]

Oct. 5, 2008 Elida News

Rodeo competition Elida High School students participated in two rodeo competitions recently. Sept. 6-7, the Santa Fe rodeo was held. Trent Bilberry placed ninth during the Saturday calf roping go-rounds and on Sunday he placed fourth. Kody Paiz wound up in eighth place on Sunday. At the Grants rodeo, held Sept. 13-14, Trent Bilberry took [...]

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 [...]

11-11 Engagements

Bilberry-Pinkston Fran and Mike Bilberry of Rogers announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Amanda Bilberry of Lubbock, to Clayburn Pinkston of Portales. He is the son of Charlene and Stanley Pinkston of Portales. The couple will exchange vows Dec. 15, 2007, in Jamaica. The reception will be at 5 p.m. Dec. 22, [...]

Elida graduates six seniors

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By Paula Cronic: PNT Staff Writer ELIDA — A night of remembering, honoring and celebrating the high school careers of the six Elida High School seniors had some of the graduates and few audience members shedding tears. The ceremony, which included Secretary of Education Veronica Garcia as guest speaker and a senior video of the [...]

Obituaries for April 1, 2006

Eula Best Bilberry Services: 10 a.m. today at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel Eula Best Bilberry, 95, of Portales died Thursday, March 30, 2006, at Farwell Convalescent Center. She was born April 27, 1910, in Whitesboro, Texas, to Pearl and William Reavis. She married Grady Best on Dec. 20, 1925. They moved to a ranch north of [...]

Cousins prepare for family effort at national rodeo

By Marc Schoder One part of an eastern New Mexico family has taken the life of rodeoing since the age of seven. Cousins Kodi Armitage and Tori Bilberry, both 17 and seniors-to-be at Elida High School will compete along with their first cousins Rana and Payton Terry, both 17 and seniors-to-be at Dora High School. [...]

Tucumcari sweeps past Broncos

PNT Staff FLOYD — Tucumcari posted a 14-6, 14-5 baseball sweep over Floyd on Saturday, dropping the Broncos to 0-3 for the season. Floyd begins District 6-1A action on Monday with a 3 p.m. game at Elida. Broncos coach Adam Terry said his team played well for the most part, but had costly breakdowns. They [...]