Johnson/Visage engagement

Johnson/Visage Johnny and Sabrina Johnson, of Portales, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Kelli Johnson, of Las Cruces, to Eric Visage, of Las Cruces, son of Robert and Lynn Visage of Portales. The couple will exchange vows at 5 p.m. May 17, 2008 at 307 W. 22nd Street in Portales. A reception […]

14th-ranked Abilene Christian handles Hounds

Freedom Newspapers ABILENE, Texas — Playing with a short deck, the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team gave 14th-ranked Abilene Christian all it wanted for most of Tuesday’s Lone Star Conference South Division clash. But the Wildcats went on a 16-2 run, sparked by consecutive 3-pointers from senior guard Brandon Callahan, and pulled away […]

Curry County jail officer arrested

By Rick White: Freedom New Mexico A Curry County jail officer arrested Tuesday and charged with smuggling marijuana into the jail said he was blackmailed by inmates. Clovis’ Carsten Douglas, 23, said an inmate stole his handcuff keys. In exchange for not telling authorities about the incident, the inmate asked the detention officer to bring […]

Dec. 2 Engagement

Johnson/Pritchett Carol Wood of Portales and Robbie Johnson of Indianapolis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Caron Lee Johnson of Portales to Benjamin Franklin Pritchett IV of Portales. He is the son of Roxie Pritchett of Portales and Ben Pritchett III of Halfway, Mo. The couple will exchange vows at 6 p.m. […]

Cameron sweeps Zias

Freedom Newspapers LAWTON, Okla. — Fernando Queiroz, a 5-foot-10 outside hitter from Belo Horizonte, Brazil, compiled 14 kills, nine digs and three aces Thursday night to help Cameron hand Eastern New Mexico University a 30-14, 31-29, 30-13 Lone Star Conference volleyball loss. Freshman middle blocker Ruth Johnson added 12 kills for the Aggies (12-13, 5-4 […]

Open government loses proponent

Editorial Sunshine lost a good friend last week. Bob Johnson, who spent the last two decades fighting for the public’s right to know what its government is doing, died in Albuquerque on Saturday after suffering a stroke. He was 84. Johnson helped start the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government in 1989. Media outlets across […]

Bob Johnson, champion of open government, dies at 84

By Sue Major Holmes: The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — Robert H. “Bob” Johnson, a champion for open government and a former Associated Press executive who during a 42-year career wrote AP’s first bulletin on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, has died. He was 84. After retiring from the news cooperative in 1988, Johnson […]

Golden Library to host Smithsonian exhibit in 2008

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Reporter Key Ingredients: America By Food, a traveling Smithsonian exhibit will arrive in Portales in late February for a six-week stay. The exhibit will be hosted by the Eastern New Mexico University Golden Library, Roosevelt County Cooperative Extension Service and the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce. The exhibit is also […]

Little Wranglers ride

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer The dirt was flying during the second day of competition Saturday evening at the 41st Little Wranglers Junior Rodeo buckle finals at the Mounted Patrol Arena in Portales. More than 70 of Roosevelt County’s best young cowboys and cowgirls, ages 6-18, are competing in nine events for buckles and […]

Lady Bird Johnson leaves behind ladylike legacy

Editorial We join Texans — and Americans — everywhere in mourning the loss of a great lady, Lady Bird Johnson, who died Wednesday at age 94 at her Austin, Texas, home. Johnson, as much as anyone, embodied the legendary Southern charm and Texas hospitality with her warm, genteel demeanor. That outward calm belied a strength […]