Gena Sanchez: Personalities Plus

Your name: Gena Sanchez Your job: ENMU student Your age (and birth date): November 15, 1980, 23 years old Our hometown: Clayton.. Occupation: Student teacher at James Elementary School Your family (Spouse, children, names and ages): Rodolfo Sanchez is my husband Your hobbies and groups you are involved with, volunteer work: I enjoy playing with […]

Rams suffer first loss at Denver City

By Dave Wagner DENVER CITY, Texas — Although they played better again after the half, there would be no romp to victory this time for the Portales High Rams. Nemesis Denver City made sure of that with an overpowering first-half performance Friday night as the Mustangs thrashed New Mexico’s top-ranked Class 3A squad 36-7 for […]

Gospel comes by way of one-man show

By Tova Fruchtman Local residents can watch Atlanta actor Brad Sherrill perform “The Gospel of John” — a word-for-word, one-man show — at 6 p.m. Sunday at Marshall Auditorium. The event is sponsored by the Clovis Christian Ministerial Alliance, and many local churches will cancel their evening service to allow members to attend the free […]

College plays host to independence celebration

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By Laurie Stone Eastern New Mexico University kicked off the Mexican Independence Day with a celebration filled with singing, dancing and speeches about the upcoming month of Hispanic heritage. Albuquerque’s Consul of Mexico, Benito Valdez Vega, spoke to the crowd of participants and commended them. Through an interpreter, Mary Ayala, Vega praised audience members for […]

Sept. 17 Obituaries

Michael Dallas, 52 Michael B. Dallas, 52, of McFarland, Calif., died Monday, Sept. 13, 2004, in Stanford, Calif. He was born on Oct. 27, 1951, in Portales. Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Donette; three children, Dewayla Glover (and husband, Gene), Darvin Dallas (Deanna) and Daniel Dallas (Jennifer); and two grandchildren, Glenn and Madison […]

Latinas try to shatter stereotypes

By Helena Rodriguez Somebody said something the other day that ticked me off. I was apologetically five minutes late for an interview. I even called my boss to tell this person I was going to be five minutes late. When I got there, this guy said, “Latinas are always late!” He happened to be a […]

Family gatherings are steppingstones of life

By Joan Clayton: PNT Religion Columnist “Okay girls, now listen up. In the morning us guys are getting up early. We’re going to the ranch and cook the best cowboy campfire breakfast you ever ate.” “Yeah, right,” we all answered in unison. The men of my household had jumped out of bed at dawn waking […]

Hounds, East Central seek to build on strong performances

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By Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University and East Central turned in performances last weekend that both hope to build on when the teams meet in a 5 p.m. (MDT) Lone Star Conference crossover football game on Saturday at Ada, Okla. The Greyhounds trounced Southwestern Oklahoma 39-0 for veteran coach Bud Elliott’s 200th college coaching […]

Rodgers arraigned on probation violation

By Tony Parra A former Eastern New Mexico University student, convicted of vehicular homicide last year, was back in court on Wednesday. This time, Tiffany Rodgers is accused of violating terms of her probation. Rodgers, 21, was convicted last summer in connection with the death of 15-year-old Matt Foley. She was sentenced to six months […]

Ute water meeting set up to see who’s in, who’s out

By Tony Parra Scott Verhines, program manager of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System, said the goal of holding workshops in Roosevelt, Curry and Quay counties is to see who is willing to commit to the Ute Water Project and he said he received a good feeling from Portales city officials on Wednesday. Verhines […]

Local business’ building cracks under pressure

PNT Staff The Prestige Carpets building began to break down and Heflin Construction and Portales Fire Department officials responded to the breakdown on Wednesday afternoon. Portales Fire Marshall Mike Running said the department received a call at approximately 2 p.m. and the area was cleared about 15 minutes later. In his first few minutes at […]

Sept. 16 Obituaries

Billie Selman, 70 Mrs. Billie Evelyn Marie Sanders Selman, 70, of Clovis, a housewife, mother and certified nursing assistant, died Sunday, Sept. 12, 2004, at her home. She was born on March 29, 1934, in Clovis, to Robert Burdette and Dora Marie Bryson Higgins. She married W.A. Sanders at a young age. She married Donald […]

Woman expresses self through sewing

By Laurie Stone Editor’s Note: The Portales News-Tribune is doing a weekly profile of local business owners who have been at the respective business for five years or longer. Local business owner Kay Vannatta of Xpressions has been in business for five years. Specializing in custom designing and embroidery, Vannatta feels that perfect timing has […]

Records won’t matter in Rams’ game

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By Dave Wagner Portales High football coach Glenn Johnson doesn’t want to look at records when it comes to Friday’s game at Denver City, Texas. He knows they probably don’t mean much. Johnson said the Rams, 3-0 and ranked No. 1 in New Mexico Class 3A, should expect to have their work cut out against […]

Lady Rockets knock off Portales in three games

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By Tony Parra The consensus from coaches and players for Portales three-game loss to Roswell Goddard was the Portales Lady Rams’ inability to receive serves. The visiting Lady Rockets (6-3) claimed a 25-18, 25-21, 25-21 victory against Portales (3-6). “We had a lot of service errors,” Portales coach Ruth Chavez said. “We fought back and […]

Dora fire department receives grant

By Tony Parra The Dora Fire Department has received a $25,200 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Administration and will use the money for rescue equipment for the department. Village of Dora clerk Becky Fraze said the money will be used to purchase rescue equipment such as the jaws of life and other cutting equipment. […]

Roosevelt fair queen finishes as runnerup

By Laurie Stone Roosevelt County Fair Queen, Adrienne Coe, represented her County at the New Mexico State Fair last week. The youngest of 14 girls, she was competing for the title of New Mexico State Fair Queen in Albuquerque. In the 2003-04 competition, Silver Paiz was the first queen ever chosen from Roosevelt County to […]

Zias pull out another win in fifth game

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By Dave Wagner Once again, the Eastern New Mexico University Zias showed they know what to do in the abbreviated fifth game of a volleyball match. ENMU won for the 10th time in 11 five-game matches over the past two seasons — including 3-0 this year — by edging New Mexico Highlands 27-30, 30-21, 28-30, […]

Players believe in acting

By Ryan Lengerich CLOVIS — Allison Cochran approached the free-throw line Tuesday afternoon and calmly sank two shots. The 19-year-old Eastern New Mexico University freshman made countless shots in her four-year basketball career at Melrose High School. But this time, the lane was crowded not just by basketball players, but actresses. Cochran landed a roster […]

Sept. 15 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Transitions Birthdays: Tai Nall; Bruce Lee. Upcoming events • There will be no school Thursday for Parent/Teacher conferences • Floyd Back Porch Pickers will meet Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Community Building • 4-H will meet Monday at 7 p.m. in the Community Building Commodities Commodities will be given out Friday […]