Dec. 3 Obituaries

Marcella Garduno, 50 Marcella “Marcy” Bernadette Garduno, 50, of Clovis, died Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2004 at University Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born Nov. 23, 1954, to Andres and Ermelinda Pena Garduno in Portales. She grew up in Clovis and attended Clovis schools. She was an employee of the Lighthouse Ministries. She was preceded […]

Children get early Christmas

By Tony Parra Roosevelt County residents, Eastern New Mexico University students and staff took the time to bring an early Christmas to children on Thursday. They all participated in the Hanging of the Greens on Thursday evening in the Campus Union Lobby on the campus of ENMU. There were more than 40 children and teenagers […]

Melrose chief retires

By David Irvin A long-time area law enforcement official has announced his retirement as Melrose’s police chief, effective Dec. 31. Clarence “Gomer” Pyle, 61, who has been with the Melrose department for five years, dedicated 28 years of community service to the area. Pyle started with Clovis police in 1967, quit and then returned in […]

Mother hopes for help from fund

Freedom Newspapers Freedom Newspapers The Empty Stocking Fund is a joint effort of the Salvation Army and the Portales News-Tribune. Recipients receive gifts and clothes for their children, and baskets of food, with green beans, stuffing, mashed potatoes and a meat voucher from a local grocery store. Larger families will receive donated turkeys instead of […]

Teacher/student bonds always last

By Joan Clayton: PNT Religion Columnist One of the many blessings in my life comes from former students. Teaching for 31 years left me with happy memories. A special bond between teacher and student lasts forever. Such was the case the other day when a Lt. Colonel walked up to me in a restaurant. “Aren’t […]

It’s time for the annual Christmas letter

By Helena Rodriguez Hola dear family, friends and readers of this column. Whether you’re a devoted reader or you stumbled onto this page while hunting for the sports section, season’s greetings to all. It’s time for my annual Christmas letter. Wait. I’ve never written a Christmas letter. What the heck, there’s a first time for […]

Rams capture tournament opener

PNT Staff SHALLOWATER, Texas — Bo Gabriel scored 13 points and Chris Carter added 12 to lead the Portales Rams to a 48-34 win overLittlefield, Texas in the opening round of the Shallowater Shootout Thursday afternoon in Shallowater, Texas. The Rams (2-0) will face Trinity Christian in today’s semifinal round at 4 p.m. (MST). The […]

ENMU’s Touchstone selected Academic All-America of Year

PNT Staff Eastern New Mexico University senior free safety Ty Touchstone has been voted the College Division Football Academic All-America of the Year by the All-America selection committee of the College Sports Information Directors of America. Touchstone, a graduate of Lubbock Monterey, also earned first-team ESPN The Magazine academic All-America honors for the second consecutive […]

Cameron holds off Hounds

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By Dave Wagner Senior guard Eric Moore came off the bench for 22 points and Cameron recovered after blowing a 15-point, second-half lead for an 80-74 Lone Star Conference men’s crossover victory over Eastern New Mexico University Thursday night at Greyhound Arena. The win keeps the Aggies unbeaten at 6-0 for the season while the […]

Zias beat Lady Aggies to end slide

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By Dave Wagner Sophomore guard Heather Brown led three Eastern New Mexico University players in double figures with 18 points Thursday night and the Zias used a strong start Thursday night to beat Cameron 67-55 in a Lone Star Conference women’s crossover game at Greyhound Arena. Junior post Tiana Bryant added 17 points and senior […]

Dec. 2 Obituaries

Minnie Navarro, 70 Ms. Minnie E. Navarro, 70, of Portales, died Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2004, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born on Jan. 30, 1934, near Lake Arthur, to Minnie and Daniel A. Calhoun. She graduated from Roswell High School in 1952. She moved to Portales in the late 1960s. In August […]

Local consumers eye electronics

By Tony Parra Editor’s Note: This is the first of three stories on what items have been selling well at Portales businesses for the holiday season. Upcoming stories will focus on jewelry and women’s clothing and toys. Business owners in Portales are enjoying the holiday shopping season and hope to continue to see customers looking […]

Trio of owners work to keep values

By Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Editor’s Note: This story is part of a series of stories about local business owners who have been at their business for five years or more. Owners of the Portales Ace Hardware Store — John Gentry, Ray Gutierrez and Don Sena — have been united by a three-way partnership for […]

Parent turns to Empty Stocking Fund

Freedom Newspapers The Empty Stocking Fund is a joint effort of the Salvation Army and the Portales News-Tribune. Recipients receive gifts and clothes for their children, and baskets of food, with green beans, stuffing, mashed potatoes and a meat voucher from a local grocery store. Larger families will receive donated turkeys instead of the voucher. […]

Deceased airman had heart disease

Freedom Newspapers CNJ STAFF A Cannon Air Force Base airman who died Oct. 23 after playing soccer on base had a hereditary heart disease, Capt. Andre Kok of Cannon Public Affairs said Wednesday. Airman 1st Class Brian Kane, 29, of Ireland, died from heart failure and suffered from dilated cardiomyopathy, Kok said. Dilated cardiomyopathy is […]

ENMU graduate joins CCC board

Freedom Newspapers The Clovis Community College Board of Trustees on Wednesday selected a Clovis schools employee to fill the board’s vacant position. Arnold A. Martinez, a drug prevention coordinator with Choices Alternative School, was elected unanimously. Martinez, 53, will replace Charles Guthals in District 2. Guthals left the board in October when he moved out […]

Greyhounds brace for tough matchup

By Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan says the Greyhounds are still trying to hit their stride. With undefeated Cameron and Southwestern Oklahoma coming to town for Lone Star Conference crossover games, he hopes they get on track quickly. Cameron men’s and women’s teams will be at Greyhound Arena for […]