Board approves new books, materials

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor A months-long process of evaluating new text books and materials for math and fine arts in Portales Municipal Schools came to an end Monday as the school board approved the selections. The process involved a wide range of faculty and staff as well as parents in making the evaluation […]

District 3-1A names all-district

Freedom Newspapers ALL-DISTRICT 3-1A VOLLEYBALL First team Elida: Lindsey Ward, Sr.; Lindsey Smith, So.; Alicia Cross-Smith, Sr.; Janice Taylor, Jr. Fort Sumner: Bree’Anna Lucero, So.; Racheal Chavez, So.; Kaylynn Johnson, Sr. Melrose: Zanessa Dodd, Sr.; Toni Burdine, Jr. Floyd: Alexis Benoit, Jr.; Blair Jaramillo, Sr. Dora: Audra Pinkston, So. Honorable mention Elida: Nicole Jasso, So.; […]

Lindsey to prepare middle-schoolers for world of responsibility

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Sixth-graders will enter a world of more independence as they begin at Lindsey Middle School on Tuesday, but with that independence will also come responsibility and accountability. Lindsey Middle School Principal Rick Segovia said, “Middle schoolers are at that age where they can keep up with their homework in the […]

Abstinence program could be continued at Lindsey

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Health officials said they would rather deliver the message about sexual abstinence to Portales students before students get it from their peers. Terry Theti of the Roosevelt County Health Council said she hopes an abstinence program introduced to Lindsey Elementary sixth-graders and fifth- and sixth-graders in Elida, Dora and […]

Cinco Celebration

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By Helena Rodriguez: PNT Staff Writer No Cinco de Mayo would be complete without the breaking of piñatas, colorful Mexican ballet folklorico dancers and plenty of festive fiesta foods. Hundreds of people attended the Portales Cinco de Mayo celebration at Lindsey Park on Saturday which featured all of the above, plus performances by Native American […]

Grade-schoolers urge PHS seniors to party safely

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By Tony Parra Lindsey sixth-graders don’t want high school seniors to drink and drive this Saturday after the Portales High School prom and they put it down in writing. The Lindsey Elementary sixth-graders wrote letters to the seniors asking them not to drink and drive as part of the festivities on Saturday. The Portales High […]

City readies parade for returning soldiers

By Tony Parra If Lindsey Elementary School sixth-grader Sorina Flores has a chance to meet a soldier on Saturday, this is the message she will deliver: “Thank you for risking your life for us and we all love you,” she said. Classmate Haley Bonner will say, ‘“Hi and thanks for all that you do.’” Last […]

Briefs

Melrose school program Tuesday The Melrose Junior High and Melrose High School program “Sounds of the Season” will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the the Melrose School commons. Admission is free and the event is open to the public. Lindsey holds Christmas show The Lindsey Elementary School’s Christmas Music Show will be presented […]

Scary stories create memories

Helena Rodriguez: PNT staff writer During the long hot summers of my childhood in Portales, we not only hung out at the city pool and spent cool evenings playing Kick the Can, we’d spread a blanket under the tall trees at Lindsey Park and give each other goosebumps. There was a city summer recreation program […]

Zias salvage series finale at TWU

PNT Staff DENTON, Texas — Junior Natasha Lindsey pitched a three-hitter and first baseman Elizabeth Whipkey drove in three runs as Eastern New Mexico University beat Texas Woman’s 4-0 Saturday to earn a split of their Lone Star Conference softball doubleheader. The Zias lost a 1-0 heartbreaker in the opener when the Pioneers pushed over […]

Zias surpass 2004 win total

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By Dave Wagner After getting blasted in the opener, Ron Landschoot’s first-year College of the Southwest softball program looked like it might just spring an upset on Saturday afternoon. Then the roof fell in. The Lady Mustangs led Eastern New Mexico University 1-0 in the fourth inning of the nightcap at Zia Softball Field, but […]

Deputy accused of excessive force

By David Irvin A Clovis man recently acquitted of battery charges against a county sheriff’s deputy has filed a notice to the county that he intends to sue the deputy for using excessive force. Gilbert Martin Lopez, found guilty of evading arrest in his Feb. 2 jury trial, claims his civil rights were violated during […]

Late rally lifts Floyd to victory

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By Dave Wagner FLOYD — The Floyd boys basketball team may have been up and down much of this season, but the Broncos are picking up some late momentum. Junior guard Jerrod Long converted a pair of free throws with 13 seconds left and Floyd, down by 11 points on two separate occasions before leading […]

Lady Tigers win Roswell tourney

PNT Staff ROSWELL — The Elida girls basketball team had a tougher time with Roswell Goddard’s “C” team on Monday than with the Lady Rockets’ junior varsity squad on Wednesday. Senior Adrienne Coe scored 22 points to lift the Lady Tigers to a 51-6 thrashing of the Goddard JV in the championship game of the […]

Nov. 30 Obituaries

William Lindsey, 69 William Lindsey Jr., 69, of Colorado Springs, Colo., died Thursday, Nov. 25, 2004, in Colorado. He was born Aug. 31, 1935, in Abernathy, Texas, to William B. and Myrtle Lindsey. He graduated from Tucumcari High School in 1953. After serving in Japan with the United States Army, he learned the art of […]

Man in Iraq can’t make trial dates

By Darrell Todd Maurina John Schmuck is accused of battery in connection with a Clovis bar fight in November of 2002. He didn’t show up for court in April 2003, he didn’t show up for another court date last week and a warrant has been issued for his arrest. But his supporters say he has […]

May 5 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Transitions Birthdays this week: Adele Lovorn, Clifton Gossett, Shelby Essary. Anniversaries: Houston and Mary Lee, 49 years. Upcoming Events • The Lions Club will meet tonight at 7 p.m. in the Community Building • There will be a fire meeting Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Fire Department. • City Council will […]

Grady doubles win streak

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By Eric Butler TEXICO — Modest as they were, one team was going to have its winning streak snapped in Tuesday’s first round game of the EPAC boys tournament between Grady and Elida at the Texico Sports Arena. The teams have combined for three wins this season, but both took one-game winning streaks into the […]

Obits 1-4

Laura King, 91 Laura King, 91, died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2004, at the Ruidoso Care Center in Ruidoso. Services are pending with Wheeler Mortuary of Portales. Yolanda D. Lamer, 44 Yolanda D. Lamer, 44, a resident of Bedford, Mass., died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2003, at her home with her family. She was born in Portales […]

Animals entertain, educate students

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Tony Parra There is something you can get from seeing a real-life bird or snake that you can’t get anywhere else — not in books, not on television. That’s the experience Lindsey Middle School sixth-graders received on Wednesday when the Rio Grande Zoo-to-You program out of Albuquerque brought exotic animals for viewing. Jan Dosch and […]