Community should unite behind base

I thought your readers might be interested in these comments made Tuesday to Association of Defense Communities by Air Force Deputy Assistant Secretary-Installations Kathleen Ferguson: “(Department of Defense’s) 2004 report to Congress stated the Air Force had 24 percent excess capacity and this number does not reflect current excess Air Force capacity. “BRAC 2005 fell […]

State police: Officer not at fault

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By Jared Tucker: PNT staff writer State police say a Portales police officer who rolled his car responding to a call Saturday was not at fault in the crash. State police Capt. Jimmy Glascock said Tuesday the state agency would recommend to magistrate court that Officer Lee Ferguson be cited for not wearing a seat […]

Feb. 16, 1973

According to the Portales News-Tribune, Portales National Bank Vice President Gayle Ferguson accepted four bags of money from ENMU Valentine Sweetheart Jan Eversull to be deposited to the credit of the Roosevelt County Heart Fund.

Portales police car in crash

PNT Staff Report A Portales police car was involved in an accident Sunday evening. Capt. Lonnie Berry said Officer Lee Ferguson had turned on his lights and siren in pursuit of a vehicle that ran a red light in front of him at the intersection of First and Main streets. Ferguson was headed north on […]

DeBaca sheriff’s race includes Roosevelt County deputy

By Gabriel Monte, Freedom New Mexico After publicly announcing his intention to run for De Baca County sheriff, Melrose Police Chief Lee Ferguson was not among the four candidates who filed for the position Tuesday. Melrose Mayor Lance Pyle said Wednesday that Ferguson is still the village’s police chief. He said Ferguson approached him during […]

Job-seeking Melrose police chief faces decision

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Melrose Police Chief Lee Ferguson has a decision to make — give up his candidacy for De Baca County sheriff, take a leave of absence without pay, or resign, according to village policy. And he’s decided he won’t give up his run for sheriff. “I’m still running for sheriff, […]

May 13, 2007 Club News

Portales Women’s Club Portales Woman’s Club met Wednesday with 31 members and four guests present. Sasha Parker was introduced by the Education/Scholarship Committee as the GFWC New Mexico State Scholarship winner, as well as the Portales Woman’s Club scholarship winner. At the recent state convention she received a four-year Harriett Donohoo/Dorothy Pendleton Scholarship. Also introduced […]

March 8, 1970

The Kiwanis Club will present the program Monday night at the Business and Professeional Women’s Club and will give information concerning drugs and drug abuse. Speakers on the program will be a represenative from the Portales Police Department, along with Fred Stephens, chairmen of Kiwanis Club’s “Operation Drug Alert”, and Gayle E. Ferguson, chairmen of […]

Area ENMU grads inspired to finish

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer There are more than 50 students who graduated from local high schools will be receiving another diploma Saturday, this time from Eastern New Mexico University and they said they wouldn’t have been able to do it without the help of family, friends and ENMU staff. New Mexico Lt. Gov. […]

Obituaries for April 5, 2006

James Ferguson Services: 2 p.m. (CST) at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Chapel in Midland, Texas. James Ferguson, 62, of Midland, Texas, died Monday, April 3, 2006, in the Hospice Inpatient Unit at Midland Memorial Hospital. Born Feb. 7, 1944, in Bay City, Mich., to John and Gladys Ferguson, he married Sharon McAlister on Aug. 15, 1964, […]

Parents participate in Reading Recovery at Steiner

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Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Parents of students in the Reading Recovery program at Steiner Elementary can involve themselves more in their first-graders’ education by viewing a 30-minute reading lesson given to their children. Reading Recovery teachers assist students who need additional help with reading as first-graders. Shelly Buzard and Robbie Ferguson have been working […]

Friona linemen old off Farwell for win

Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers FARWELL — Size does matter — especially on the front lines of a high school football game. Friona’s jumbo linemen proved the point on Friday night in a 27-12 win over Farwell. Farwell coach Jacob Thompson said the line mismatch was made worse by injuries. “We had a couple linemen get dinged […]

Jan. 27 Obituaries

Gene Simmons, 80 Services: 2 p.m. Friday at the Portales Cemetery. Mr. Gene Simmons, 80, of the Dora community, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2005, at Laurel Ridge Nursing Home in Clovis. He was born on June 7, 1924, in Post, Texas, to Maude and John Simmons. He moved with his family to the Dora area […]

Sudan takes victory over Lady Rams

By Dave Wagner SUDAN, Texas — Already playing without injured junior forward Megan Kabrick, the Portales High Lady Rams couldn’t have gotten off to a much worse start Friday night. They turned the ball over on their first four possessions, and on seven of 10 overall in the first quarter. In the meantime, PHS missed […]

Oct. 5 Obituaries

Warren Armstrong, 70 Warren Armstrong, 70, of Ketchum, Okla., died Friday, Oct. 1, 2004, at his home. He was born on Oct. 16, 1933, in Tidioute, Pa., to Mead and Mary Armstrong. He married Joan Gregory on April 19, 1974, in Minneapolis. He received a bachelor’s degree from the Baptist College and Seminary in Pennsylvania, […]