Anniversaries —

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Welch [image #1, align=right, size=medium] Johnny and Fran Welch of Portales will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 5 at Creighton’s Town and Country meeting and conference room, 1704 S. Ave D, Portales. The celebration will be hosted by Angie and Brant Moore, Jeff and Doris Welch, Kevin Welch, […]

Engagements — Sept. 11

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Creighton- Jones Gary and Ginger Creighton of Portales announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Oma Alysse Creighton of Portales, to Kenneth Lowell Jones, of Portales, son of Kenneth and Sally Jones, of San Antonio. [image #2, align=left, size=medium] The couple will exchange vows Oct. 15, 2011, at First United Methodist Church in […]

It’s their job: Ofelia Jasso

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Creighton’s Town and Country sales clerk Ofelia Jasso seals a bag of duck feed for a customer. Jasso, an Elida native, said she has worked at the store for about six years and loves the job because she can be helpful.

Republican Burton likely to take commission seat

Elida-area resident Republican Scott Burton is the likely successor to two-term Democrat Roosevelt County Commissioner Gene Creighton. Burton won a three-person race in Roosevelt County’s District 4 Republican primary Tuesday, garnering 144 votes to nearest challenger Nancy Gentry’s 117. David Craig tallied 57 votes. With no one filed on the Democrat primary ballot in the […]

Official: Swine show numbers up

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By Karl Terry: PNT correspondent Kasyn Creighton may have already forgotten judge Tyler Dewey’s Tuesday night comments about her Hampshire hog but she and dozens of other Roosevelt County youth won’t easily forget the thrill of being in the show ring. The Roosevelt County Fair officially got under way Tuesday with the annual New Mexico […]

Cold weather making way to area

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer A cold front is expected to settle into the area for the next several days, plunging the temperatures into the 20s today, according to the National Weather Service. A chance of rain and showers is predicted for Thanksgiving Day, with temperatures to be in the 30s and 40s, according […]

Roosevelt County Fair Results 2

4-H Educational Project Iridian Hernandez 1801 arts and crafts 1 Katie Gamble J 1000 camera 1 Jayci Rank J 1000 camera 2 Asia Gamble J 1012 Digital Photography (5) 1 Jayci Rank J 1021 scrapbooking 1 Best of Show Jalayna Roberts J 1176 serger sewing 1 Jessica McCombs J 1300 baking 1 1 Jalayna Roberts […]

Rental rates to rise

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor A lenient fairgrounds facility rental policy has come to an end after county officials reported an increase in damage and problems. County commissioners agreed to a $500 deposit in addition to hourly rental fees ranging from $3 to $12 depending on the building and purpose for usage. Youth organizations […]

Former Greyhounds set to meet in tournament

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Sports Writer Creighton’s Dana Altman and Nevada’s Mark Fox have more in common than leading their teams to the NCAA tournament. They both played basketball for the Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds. Nevada (28-4) is the No. 7 seed in the South Region and Creighton (22-10) the No. 10 seed. They […]

No surprise: A rush on supplies

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor According to officials of local businesses selling cold weather supplies, eastern New Mexico residents weren’t taking the current blast of winter weather lightly as they scurried to pick up supplies before the storm Friday. Grocery stores reported much heavier traffic than normal, and other retailers were holding their posts […]

County road dispute finds new life

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor A county road dispute one party says was settled years ago in district court found new life at Tuesday’s Roosevelt County Commissioners meeting. In an agenda item brought by Commissioner Tom Clark, discussion was opened on the status of a one-mile section of Roosevelt Road T between Roosevelt Roads […]

Local farmers reap benefits of crops

By Tony Parra Brent Corbin has been farming wheat for 20 years. He said in most years his wheat fields yield about 12 bushels per acre. Bouyed by a wet winter, Corbin’s yields tripled this year to about 35 bushels per acre, he said. Corbin harvested 320 acres of wheat and has wheat fields south […]

Area fund-raising leaves family ‘overwhelmed’

By Kevin Wilson: PNT Managing Editor DORA — When Kellie Bilbrey was getting the word out on a fund-raiser for her 3-year-old niece Hope Bilbrey, she tried to be realistic about the donations she and her family would receive. “We were hoping maybe we could get $20 each from the kids and get $2,000 or […]

Local consumers eye electronics

By Tony Parra Editor’s Note: This is the first of three stories on what items have been selling well at Portales businesses for the holiday season. Upcoming stories will focus on jewelry and women’s clothing and toys. Business owners in Portales are enjoying the holiday shopping season and hope to continue to see customers looking […]

Sept. 15 Elida News

By Nita Thurman Transitions Birthdays Sept. 18-24: Janalle Creighton, Keith Hale, Jim Daughtery, Stephanie Moore, Donna Taylor and Bill Bryant. Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. Darwin Chenault. Rodeo At the 4-H State Finals rodeo in Las Cruces recently Shanna Anthony won two saddles, a hat, a pair of spurs and a breast collar. Samantha Southard won […]

Sept. 12 Obituaries

Ruth Creighton, 94 Mrs. Ruth Creighton, 94, of Portales, died Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2004, at her home. She was born on July 23, 1910, in Franklin, Texas, to Minnie and Henry Moody. Her parents moved their family to New Mexico in the early 1920s, settling in Floyd and later in the Rogers community. She married […]

July 14 Elida News

By Nita Thurman Transitions Birthdays July 17-23: Sharon Gilmore, Donald Creighton, Ronald Anthony, Angela Sims, Meranda Ryann Welch, Charles Howard, Melody Lee and Bill Bumguardner. Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. Gene Creighton, Mr. and Mrs. Aubra King, Mr. and Mrs. Guy Merrick and Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Chenualt. Reminder The Homemakers will meet at the Senior […]

Golf course could add back nine

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Mike Linn City officials and board members of the Portales Country Club have entered into preliminary discussions about making the country club’s nine-hole course an 18-hole layout. Portales City Manager Debi Lee said the city owns land adjacent to the PCC’s golf course and the discussions are in the very early stages. “We have just […]

County commissioners oppose amendments

Tony Parra The Roosevelt County Commission on Tuesday adopted a resolution opposing to two constitutional amendments on the ballot in this month’s special election. Votes for the amendments would eliminate the state’s principal on the board of education and beef up public school funding with increased interest allocations from the state’s permanent land fund. The […]

Aging with Grace

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By Mike Linn For an elderly woman, Ruth Creighton sure is an energetic sort, smiling and carrying on with friends, laughing and listening to stories. Creighton, 92, was one of 15 seniors over 90-years-old who met at the Portales Senior Citizens Center’s annual non-agenarian tea party Wednesday afternoon. She brought with her a quick-witted charm […]