Sanders faces May in commissioner race

The new District 2 county commissioner in Roosevelt County will face a number of difficult decisions, from road and budget issues to an overcrowded jail. The battle is between Democrat David Sanders and Republican Charles May. While early voting continues, election day is Tuesday. The current District 2 County Commissioner Chad Davis decided not to [...]

Oct. 12 Obituaries

Russell Knudson Jr., 78, of Portales, died Monday, Oct. 11, 2004, at his home. He was born on May 15, 1926, in Blanket, Texas, to Russell and Thelma Knudson. He graduated from Farley High School in 1945. He was a bombardier for the U.S. Navy Air Corps and served in the Pacific theater. He returned [...]

Consolidation will help United Way branches

By Rick Hauptmann: Guest columnist Last Thursday evening, I had the privilege of attending the Roosevelt County United Way (RCUW) kickoff dinner/dessert auction. It was a pretty well attended and lively event, during which we were provided with important information about the United Way by UW President Rusty Galloway and his fellow board members. The [...]

Goslin had love for country, pets

By Kevin Wilson Stanley Goslin’s love for his country was unsurpassed. Except when it came to love for his pets. “He loved pets more than anybody I’d ever known,” said Millie Goslin, his wife of nearly nine years. “They slept on the bed every night. The cats had a can of tuna every night. The [...]

Langston leaves his mark

By Tony Parra Dewey Langston devoted his time to helping organizations in Portales and his marks are all over Eastern New Mexico University. He enrolled at Eastern New Mexico Junior College in 1939. Langston’s past began much the same way Harold Knox, another Pioneer of the Year Award candidate, began. He attended Eastern New Mexico [...]

May wins right to face Sanders

By Kevin Wilson In a close race in the Roosevelt County Commission District 2 Republican primary, Charles May didn’t do much of anything to claim an eight-vote victory. Actually, he said he did nothing at all. “I have no idea (what made the difference), no idea whatsoever,” May said with a laugh Tuesday night. “I [...]

War veterans seeking help

By Tony Parra War veterans will be patrolling the local terrain during the weekend in a mission of remembrance. Veterans and members of the community will be placing miniature flags on the grave sites of those who served in protecting the country at 9 a.m. on Saturday. Organizers said they are looking for people who [...]

More than 350 set to graduate from ENMU

PNT Staff More than 350 students will graduate from Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday. Graduation ceremonies are set for Saturday at 10 a.m. at Greyhound Arena. According to Amy Holt, associate director of Institutional Research/Planning Services at ENMU, 352 students will graduate this year. Last year, 346 students graduated. University officials said 297 undergraduate [...]

May 9 Obituaries

Leonard Bryant, 80 Mr. Leonard Bryant, 80, died early Saturday morning, May 8, 2004 at Roosevelt General Hospital. He was born on Sept. 22, 1923, in Claude, Okla., to Addie Frances and Edgar Arnold Bryant. He moved to Portales as a boy and attended school in Portales. On May 11, 1944, he married Annie Ruth [...]

ENMU officials worried about losing students to Texas

By Tony Parra Jeremy Gutierrez waited in anticipation Saturday morning for the Cinco de Mayo Parade to begin traveling down Second Street. He was one of many youths and children of drivers who parked their cars along the street to see the event. First to come were the New Mexico State Police and the Portales [...]