Letters to the Editor for May 28, 2006

Reader says column unfair Dear Editor: Regarding Sunday’s column by Karl Terry on Portales’ Maypole tradition: Each person is entitled to his/her own opinion about events. It’s obvious that when the girl called Terry about winding the Maypole years ago, he should have said, “No.” I found Terry’s remarks about Barbara George to be rude, [...]

Elida takes doubleheader from Grady

PNT Staff ELIDA — Sophomore Tom Sullivan pitched a one-hitter in the opener and homered in both games on Tuesday, helping Elida sweep Grady 10-0 and 16-6. Both games were shortened by the 10-run rule. The first game ended in the bottom of the fifth and the second contest was stopped in the sixth. Sullivan [...]

Dora wins overtime thriller with Elida

PNT staff Elida hit a 3-point buzzer-beater to send the game to overtime. Dora pulled the same trick to win the game in the extra period. Second-seeded Dora survived against fifth-seeded Elida 60-57 Tuesday in the first round of the District 3-1A tournament. In the final 10 seconds of overtime, Dora’s Tyler Wilhoit drove inside [...]

Residents feel Ratzinger the right choice

By Kevin Wilson Some in Portales were surprised to see Germany’s Joseph Ratzinger chosen as the new pope, some weren’t. But many in Portales believe that the new pontiff, now known as Pope Benedict XVI, was the right choice. Upon being named, Ratzinger called himself “a simple, humble” worker. It was that statement that put [...]

Elida posts third home win

ELIDA — Tom Sullivan hit a three-run homer and Austin Shrock had a grand slam in Elida’s 10-run third, and the Tigers went on to beat the Texico junior varsity 16-6 on Thursday. Elida is now 3-9 for the season, but the Tigers are a perfect 3-0 at home. The game was called after 4 [...]

Elida posts win over Texico JV

PNT Staff ELIDA — Tom Sullivan hit a three-run homer and Austin Shrock had a grand slam in Elida’s 10-run third, and the Tigers went on to beat the Texico junior varsity 16-6 on Thursday. Elida is now 3-9 for the season, but the Tigers are a perfect 3-0 at home. The game was called [...]

United Way recognizes volunteers

By Leslie Radford CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — It was the first time in two years Lynn Berry wore a tie. His timing was perfect as he dressed for the occasion while accepting the 2005 United Way Campaign Volunteer of the Year on Tuesday at The Landing. “I told (a co-worker) I was going to [...]

March 1 Obituaries

Susanna Jilek, infant Services: 10 a.m Wednesday at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel in Portales. Susanna Hope Jilek, 4 1/2 months, of Albuquerque died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2005, at her home. She was born on Oct. 12, 2004, in Albuquerque, to Evie Marie Sullivan and Brook Anton Jilek. Survivors include her parents; grandparents, Cathy and Tom Sullivan, [...]

Superintendent worries about budget gap

By Tony Parra The state budget approved Wednesday by the House would be “devastating” for Portales public schools if it’s approved by the Senate, Portales Superintendent James Holloway said on Thursday. Holloway said the $4.7 billion proposed budget includes $2.1 billion for public schools — but Portales’ share will fall more than $1 million below [...]

Animal disposal discussed at expo

By Tony Parra People in the dairy business from eastern New Mexico and those in the livestock business attended a seminar on Wednesday to see what composting of carcass options would be legal and viable for their business. Hillary Sullivan, a dairy specialist with the New Mexico State University Extension office, spoke at the 13th [...]