Sept. 15 Elida News

By Nita Thurman Transitions Birthdays Sept. 18-24: Janalle Creighton, Keith Hale, Jim Daughtery, Stephanie Moore, Donna Taylor and Bill Bryant. Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. Darwin Chenault. Rodeo At the 4-H State Finals rodeo in Las Cruces recently Shanna Anthony won two saddles, a hat, a pair of spurs and a breast collar. Samantha Southard won […]

Sept. 12 Floyd School News

By Jennifer Essary Upcoming Events • The next School Board meeting will be Monday at 7pm. • Please note the following change in the schedule: Parent/Teacher conferences have been changed from Friday to Thursday. Students will not come to school on Thursday. Parent/Teacher conferences will be from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on Thursday. Athletics Football: Friday, […]

Sept. 5 Portales Junior High News

No school Monday Students and staff join their families Monday as the school releases to celebrate Labor Day. Principal Steve Harris wishes each family a safe and relaxing time together as they prepare for a great school year.   Patriotic assembly Assistant Principal Glenda Meeks extends a cordial invitation to all law enforcement officers, firemen, […]

Dawg Days starts long road for freshmen

By Tony Parra Another school year and another batch of new faces on the campus of Eastern New Mexico University were on hand to celebrate the beginning of Dawg Days and a leap into college life. The incoming freshman spent Thursday registering for classes, which begin on Monday, and used the rest of the afternoon […]

Tops in Blue entertains Clovis

By Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent The military performers called one routine the “Musicology of America.” Those who watched Tops in Blue at Doc Stewart Park just north of Cannon Air Force Base on Thursday used more familiar words. “It’s a real good show — good dancing, good voices,” said James Jones, one of about 2,000 […]

ENMU student reins in rodeo queen crown

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By Mike Linn, Freedom Newspapers Brittany Bennett likens rodeos to family reunions. Unlike many sports, camaraderie often trumps rivalry and competitors can be like brothers and sisters. The 19-year-old from Portales will carry that belief with her when she begins her reign as Miss Rodeo Queen New Mexico in January. “(Rodeos are) just such a […]

Teen indicted in slaying

PNT staff and wire reports A Roosevelt County grand jury has indicted a Portales teenager on a charge of first-degree murder in the death of a Portales woman. Richard Baca, 18, is accused in the April slaying of Amber Robinson, 19. Her body was found in the back yard of the house where Baca lives. […]

May 16 Portales Junior High News

Students Write Well Principal Steve Harris congratulates the eighth-grade students for scoring so high on the state writing assessment. He states that the scores are a result of the hard work that the students and teachers both do. Awards Assembly Scheduled Students receiving either academic or sports awards will be recognized May 26 at 1 […]

May 16 Dora School News

There are only four days of school until classes are finished on Thursday, the 20th and the school buses make their last runs for this school year. Monday is a school day and all reviews and test will continue through until Thursday. Upcoming Events Tuesday the elementary spring play is at 6:30 p.m. in the […]

Ram rotation key to tournament success

By Kevin Wilson Portales senior T.C. Nusser insists that if there’s a must-win game, Seth Clabaugh’s the pitcher the Rams need to use. When he took the mound on Saturday against Cobre, though, he gave the Rams a victory in a must-win game mainly because he wouldn’t let the Rams lose. “It was just a […]

May 9 Dora School News

Dora School News Things are coming to a close very fast at Dora School now. This was the last week for Pre-K and Kindergarten students. They had a grand time on Tuesday — their annual end-of-year play day. Then the kindergarten students graduated on Thursday, thus ending a very busy and enjoyable year. Remember There […]

May 5 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael May is Osteoporosis Month and also Women’s Health Care Month. National Day of Prayer Thursday is National Day of Prayer. Our special prayers for our military, regardless of where they are, but especially those who are serving in Iraq: for God’s hedge of protection on them and those working there in the […]

May 2 Floyd School News

By Jennifer Essary Upcoming Events • FFA Nationals, Oklahoma City, Okla.; Monday-Friday • Tuesday is the school Talent Show at 1:15 p.m.. • Thursday is the Spring Music Program and Art Show at 6:30. • Annual Elementary Play Day is Friday from 8-11 a.m. Parent volunteers are needed. If you are interested, please call Sabrina […]

April 25 Floyd School News

Upcoming Events • ELS day Friday • Child Find, Friday • FFA Banquet is Friday night. • Fourth grade field trip to Albuquerque is Thursday and Friday • Annual Elementary Play Day is May 7th from 8-11am. Parent volunteers are needed, if you are interested, please call Sabrina or Mrs. Batista at 478-2211. • Athletic […]

Time to file or get an extension

Tony Parra and Mike Linn If you’re among the 10 million taxpayers who won’t meet the Thursday tax-filing deadline, now is the time to ask the Internal Revenue Service for an automatic four-month extension. Portales CPA Terry Cone knows about those extensions. He is recommending people who have complicated returns to file, but haven’t met […]

April 11 Dora School News

By Charlie Carmichael Tawnya Craig is back doing our computer chores in the school cafeteria. She spent last week with the FFA teams at State. She is a regular sponsor since she has sons on the teams. I will try to have a report on the that next week. Good Friday There was no school […]

Lady Ram softball routs Ruidoso

Freedom Newspapers DEXTER — The Portales High softball team got off to a fast start and never looked back in a 15-2 rout of Ruidoso to start play in the Dexter Tournament. Portales (3-2) led 6-0 after two innings against the District 4-3A rival Lady Warriors, and ended the game after six innings via the […]

Judge content with Carter’s explanation

By Darrell Todd Maurina Curry County Magistrate Judge Richard Hollis said Thursday he is satisfied with reasons District Attorney Brett Carter provided for prosecutors missing recent court appearances. But Carter said he’s unhappy that news he was summoned to the bench to show cause for the absences was leaked to the media. Carter said he […]

Snow blankets county

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Tony Parra The Roosevelt County residents got a taste of something they haven’t seen this winter season. A good hard snow. This is the first time this year between 1 to 2 inches of snow fell in Roosevelt County, according to meteorologist Chuck Jones of the National Weather Service in Albuquerque. A few times this […]

Brown takes over down the stretch, Zias improve to 5-2 in division play

Freedom Newspapers WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Heather Brown scored 10 of her career-high 25 points and hit two crucial 3-pointers during the final 3:49 Thursday as the Eastern New Mexico University Zias improved to 5-2 in Lone Star Conference South Division play with a 76-72 win over Midwestern State Thursday night. “The kids stepped up […]