R.M. James elementary to stress three R’s, mainly reading

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Second- and third-graders at R.M. James Elementary School will get educated in the three R’s – Reading, ‘riting and rithmetic – but principal Michael Terry really wants to stress the first R this school year. “Our goal is to make sure that every student is reading on level by the […]

Transition part of local learning

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By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers In a little more than two weeks, area students will return to school. Awaiting some are significant changes. Here is a closer view of alterations in area school districts. Clovis High School Tradition returns — in the form of scheduling, at least. At the high school, students will return to […]

Fire chiefs concerned about ban

By Paula Cronic: PNT Staff Writer Residents living in Roosevelt County wishing to perform a controlled burn must have fire departments on stand-by as part of the ban that was kept intact by county commissioners at their meeting on Tuesday. Local area fire departments are concerned with the issue of stand-by’s for a couple of […]

Fire burns 4,500 acres near Floyd

A fire started by lightning Friday burned approximately 4,500 acres of grassland about 16 miles east west of Floyd, according to Floyd Fire Chief Leland Terry. Terry reported no injuries or structure damage from the fire, which started about 2:30 p.m. “With the hot and dry conditions and the lightning, this has been almost a […]

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, […]

World War II bomber revived as ‘living memorial’

By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers In a San Antonio junkyard, the B-25 Pacific Prowler idled, bird nests and cobwebs cluttering her insides. That was until Jim Terry rescued her. Three years ago, the retired Air Force pilot restored the famous World War II bomber, built in August 1944. “It was a ghost,” said Terry, a […]

School days over for now in Portales

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By Paula Cronic: PNT Staff L.L. Brown kindergarten teacher Lynne Walker has mixed feelings about the end of the school year. “It’s exciting, being relieved of some pressure, but then it is also sad to lose our little special ones,” Walker said. “We have a very close-knit family here, and our kiddos showed great growth […]

Obituaries for May 11, 2006

Jeffie Whitworth Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel. Jeffie Whitworth, 89, of Santa Fe and formerly of Portales, died Tuesday, May 9, 2006, at Casa Real Nursing Home in Santa Fe. She was born Nov. 4, 1916, in Bronco, Texas, to Etha and Jefferson Davis Hunter. As a small child, she moved with […]

‘Alternative country’ working out well for Terry

Freedom Newspapers Kene Terry thinks performing on stage is great. Selling albums and getting on TV would be good too. But Terry’s not out for fame. He just likes jamming with his buddies. “I like the camaraderie,” Terry said. “I like when we get together and make it up as we go along.” Terry, of […]

PNT receives second place

Staff and wire reports ALBUQUERQUE – The Portales News-Tribune won an award for second place in column writing Saturday at the 2005 New Mexico Associated Press Managing Editors award banquet. The entry was by Managing Editor Karl Terry for a column entitled “Grandma Terry” remembering the life of his grandmother following her death last fall. […]

CLASS 1A STATE TRACK: Floyd girls have solid opening date

PNT staff ALBUQUERQUE — Senior Kelli Johnson and junior Jordon Paul turned in second-place finishes Friday, helping Floyd’s girls score 15 points on the first day of the Class 1A state track meet at the University of New Mexico track facility. Johnson ran a time of 12 minutes, 44.79 seconds in the 3,200 while Paul […]

CLASS 1A STATE TRACK: Lady Broncos look to finish in top five

PNT staff FLOYD — Floyd’s girls made a strong showing in last year’s Class 1A state track meet in Albuquerque with a fourth-place finish. Despite a young roster that includes five eighth graders, first-year coach Adam Terry is hoping the Lady Broncos can do as well or better this year “We’re looking to finish in […]

Feathered friends move onto porch

By Karl Terry The Terry household officially began taking in boarders this week as a pair of barn swallows have taken a shine to our front porch and are now building a nest. I first noticed them going out the door one evening. I first thought the winged creatures were bats. They circled the yard […]

Lady Rams take third in Dexter tournament

PNT Staff Report DEXTER — The Portales Lady Rams played well enough to win the Dexter Tournament, unfortunately, they ran into their nemesis — Jal. Portales went 2-1 and took third place, its only loss coming in the semifinals against Jal. The Lady Rams are 6-5 for the season, three of those losses were against, […]

Municipal judge race sparking some interest

By William Thompson A number of Portales City Council seats are up for grabs in Tuesday’s municipal election, but a three-way race for municipal judge by incumbent Fred Arnold, Oscar Robinson and Arla Hitson is generating the most pre-election buzz, according to city clerk Joan Martinez-Terry. “I’ve heard quite a bit about the judges’ race,” […]

Portales City Clerk: Knowledge is power

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Compiled by Mike Jimenez: PNT Intern Name: Joan Martinez-Terry Age: 56 Hometown: Portales Your family: Ray Terry (husband), Manuel, Joe, Gail (children) Jarek Ham and Bobby Terry (grandchildren) Community Involvement: Member of Rosevelt County Democratic Women, Friends for Democracy Q. What do you think of Portales? A. “I think its a wonderful place to live […]

Grandma Terry will be missed

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor My family lost its matriarch and a big bundle of energy last week. My grandmother, Musette Terry-Burkett, passed away Tuesday. More accurately her body passed from Earth this week — fogged by Alzheimer’s, her mind and essence was taken from us more than a decade ago. God will judge […]

San Jon girls hang on late to post victory

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT staff writer DORA — In her first experience as a basketball coach, San Jon’s Kristi Cargile learned the game, like many other sports, can be one of inches. Danielle Lee led the visiting Lady Coyotes with 19 points, and San Jon held off a dominant performance from Dora senior Rana Terry […]

Terry-Burkett, Coplen Obituaries (Nov. 17)

Musette Terry-Burkett Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Third and Kilgore Church of Christ. Musette Terry-Burkett, 88, of Portales died Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2005, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. She was born Nov. 21, 1916, in Mexia, Texas, to Burr and Maggie Nichols Kennedy. She married Bob W. Terry Aug. 26, 1933, in Portales. They […]

City decides to move polling places before spring elections

Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Portales City Council approved two election related resolutions Tuesday night as they moved swiftly through their regular agenda. Councilors gave unanimous approval to a resolution moving two polling places in time for municipal elections next spring. City Clerk Joan Martinez-Terry said she had been approached by school officials from L.L. […]