ENMU players picked up for NBC tourney

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Playing for the Amarillo-based West Texas Outlaws in the wood-bat Red River League, Eastern New Mexico University baseball players Seth Clabaugh and Clayton Young will have their summer seasons extended. Both were picked up by the Oklahoma A’s, another league member featuring mostly players from fellow Lone Star Conference schools […]

Working through the pain

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer Nearly every day, Joe Chandler stares down severe pain in almost every joint in his body to take a functionless block of wood and turn it into the essence of function as home and office furniture. The 53-year-old has worked with wood for nearly 30 years for the Portales-based […]

Tuesday’s Class 1A girls capsules

Class 1A Girls Quarterfinals No. 6 Fort Sumner vs. No. 3 Hagerman When: 5 p.m. today. Where: Rio Rancho High School Records: Fort Sumner 18-8, Hagerman 24-4. How they got here: Fort Sumner beat Temple Baptist 58-29. Hagerman beat Carrizozo 75-47. Last state title: Fort Sumner won the Class 1A title in 2005. Hagerman has […]

Feb. 19, 1969

Bob Wood, Chamber of Commrece president said the membership campaighn that had its start with a 7 a.m. breakfast Tuesday morning looks know as if it would be successful. Wood said there was a good turnout of workers at the breakfast and that most teams spent at least part of Tuesday making membership contacts. At […]

Cannon captain remembered in service

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor If Capt. Kermit O. Evans Sr. wasn’t smiling, you knew something was seriously wrong, say those who knew him. Friends, family and fellow service members at Cannon Air Force Base recalled that smile Friday at a memorial service for the 31-year-old flight commander of a bomb disposal unit stationed […]

Conservationists believe Ogallala Aquifer recharged through playa lakes

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By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers Birds dart toward the edge of the great saucer-shaped depression and disappear in a patch of yellowed grass. John Wood stands in the middle of his concave field, and observes the flurry, amused. Some seasons, his field fills with water. This summer, a drought has caked the root-beer dirt, driven […]

Youth splash at Kiwanis swim meet

By Michael Harrell: PNT Staff Writer Local children and teens competed in an annual swim meet sponsored by the Portales Kiwanis Club at the Portales City Pool Wednesday afternoon. The event also included a coin diving competition and a watermelon picnic. Nearly 100 participants took part in the event, according to Bill Wood, a member […]

June 4, 2006 Engagements

Moreland/Fox Chris Moreland of Vadito and Jay and Robin Valerio of Phoenix, Ariz., announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Kellin Moreland, to Clayton Fox, son of Ronald and Marie Fox, of Portales. The couple will exchange vows at 6 p.m. on June 17 at the First Baptist Church in Portales. The reception […]

Obituaries for March 30,2006

Dewey F. “Doc” Langston Services: 10 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church in Portales. Dewey F. “Doc” Langston, 85, of Portales, died Tuesday, March 28, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. Born July 17, 1920, in Palestine, Texas, to Leonette and Cay Langston, he graduated from Eastern New Mexico University in 1943. He […]

Heading off trouble early

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By Marlena Hartz When their baby reached 16 months of age, Diane and Aaron Mains began to worry. He hardly ate and slept in fitful intervals. His attempts at speech were minimal and difficult to decipher. The couple learned two months later the strange symptoms were the result of a regulatory disorder, a cluster of […]

Two injured in car crash

PNT Staff A Monday night accident in Portales sent two people to the hospital, according to police reports. The accident occurred about 10 p.m. at the intersection of 14th Street and South Avenue D. Portales Fire Department responded to the scene to extricate Toni Wood of Portales from the 2000 GMC pickup she was driving. […]

Obituaries March 7, 2006

Wanda Riley Services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Chavez Funeral Home Chapel in Fort Sumner Wanda Riley, 77, of Taiban, died Sunday, March 5, 2006, at Roosevelt General Hospital following an illness. She was born Dec. 20, 1928, in Clovis to Albert and Lilly Moss. She was raised in Clovis where she attended school. She attended […]

Kiwanis Club preparing for annual chili supper

PNT Staff Report The Portales Kiwanis Club will add a little spice to residents’ lives with its upcoming annual chili supper, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 24 in First United Methodist’s Church’s Fellowship Hall. Kiwanis member Bill Wood said he thinks the chilli supper tradition is at least 25 years old. “The recipe was […]

Obituaries (Dec. 20)

Erineo Morris Gallegos Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Gertrude’s Catholic Church, Mora Erineo Morris Gallegos, 33, died Friday, Dec. 16, 2005, at his home. He was born on Jan. 17, 1972, to Jimmy Gallegos and Nora Arguello Gallegos in Portales. He lived in Mora for most of his childhood until moving to Portales. There […]

Portales cruises past Muleshoe

By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer Even with 18 points, Morgan Hill thought defense was the most important aspect of Portales’ 54-26 rout of Muleshoe. Even with Navy’s hoops team waiting for the senior post, it’s all about the here and now for Hill and her Portales teammates. “I know it’s going to be harder […]

Handbells tuning up for annual festival

Mike Jimenez: PNT Intern Bells will be ringing in Portales as the holiday season gets under way at the 13th annual Eastern New Mexico Fall Handbell Festival on Saturday. There will be a closing concert open to the public at 4 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in the church sanctuary located at 200 South […]

6/28 Obituaries

Julius Johnson Jr., 73 Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at the 21st Street Church of Christ in Clovis. Mr. Julius Jordan “Jay” Johnson Jr., 73, of Clovis, died Saturday, June 25, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born Dec. 20, 1931, in Yeso, to Julius and Vera Johnson. Johnson was a retired captain […]

Mascot talk makes one weary

By Jim Lee I really appreciate that relatively new statue in front of the Campus Union Building at Eastern New Mexico University. But I have always been intrigued by naming a university mascot after a bus going through town. According to the official account of acquiring the greyhound as the symbol of the teams published […]

Rams notch victory over Muleshoe

PNT Staff MULESHOE, Texas — The Portales Rams led virtually all the way, but it was anything but a cakewalk. Senior guard Chris Carter scored 23 points, including the go-ahead basket in the final minutes, and the Rams opened their 2004-05 season Tuesday night with a 49-44 victory over Muleshoe. “It was a good start […]

Handbells mark holiday tradition

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By Kevin Wilson Before she began conducting the Eastern New Mexico Handbell Festival, Valerie Stephenson asked how many audience members were there to watch a relative — in other words, as she quipped soon after, how many would be in trouble had they not attended. A little more than an hour later, Stephenson said the […]