Grocery labels leave us guessing

By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer Sometimes, all you need is philosophy and candy. That’s what I figured out recently, while talking to a coworker. I had brought up a philosophical — he called it pedantic — question. I had recently been to a grocery store where I saw a bag of Mega M&M’s, which […]

Hounds shut out by St. Ed’s

Freedom Newspapers AUSTIN, Texas — Jeff Harlan scored off a corner kick in the 10th minute on Sunday and St. Edward’s made it stand up for a 1-0 men’s Southwest Soccer Conference victory over Eastern New Mexico University. The Greyhounds (2-6-1, 1-4-0 SSC) put 12 shots on goal in the match to just four for […]

9-20 Obituaries

Ruth Greathouse Services: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel in Portales. Mrs. Ruth Dolores Strebeck Greathouse, 81, died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2005, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales after a long struggle with Parkinson’s disease. She was born Jan. 15, 1924, in Newton County, Miss. She moved to Artesia at the age of 10 […]

City celebrates Hispanic culture

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer The Mexican culture was in full display in the city of Portales in the eastern plains of New Mexico on Sunday with the “Dia de las Familias” fiesta. The music was on display with rap and Tejano music. People said they enjoyed the food, carne asada and rice. A look […]

9-20 Community Calendar

The Portales News-Tribune offers this space for community events. To submit or change an announcement, contact the Editorial Department at 356-4481 several days in advance. For Sunday’s paper, items must be submitted by mid-day Wednesday. Please keep submissions brief and to the point as space is limited. Tuesday Parents of sexual assault victims — 7 […]

Governor to hold legislative meeting

Staff and Wire Reports ALBUQUERQUE — Gov. Bill Richardson will meet with legislators this week to discuss whether to call a special session — a move that could provide consumer relief to high gasoline prices and home heating costs. The proposed session, dubbed the Gas and Home Relief Special Session, would be aimed at stemming […]

Portales focuses on street repairs

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Portales city officials will at least explore solutions to combat the wear and tear on First and Second streets in Portales. The decision was made during the city council meeting on Monday evening. They will do it with $250,000 received through 2005 capital outlay funds from Gov. Bill Richardson and […]

Hounds run to victory

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers About the only thing not going well for Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday night was its passing game. It didn’t really matter, though. The Greyhounds took control in the second quarter and wore down East Central in the second half in posting a 30-13 Lone Star Conference crossover win […]

Broncos pull to 2-2

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer With each passing week, the Floyd Broncos appear less and less tired after games. Part of that’s due to a progression in team conditioning, and part of that is that the Broncos sometimes don’t need all 40 minutes to win. The Broncos evened their record to 2-2 with a […]

Hounds finish second in Las Cruces

Freedom Newspapers LAS CRUCES — For one day at least, Eastern New Mexico University cross country coach Joel McMullen said the Greyhounds had the top men’s collegiate team in the state. Redshirt freshman Felix Boit finished eighth in 24 minutes, nine seconds to lead the Hounds to a second-place finish Saturday behind powerful Texas-El Paso […]

Torres still at large in connection with homicide

Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer No new arrests have been made or charges filed in connection with Thursday morning’s fatal shooting of 10-year-old Carlos Perez of Clovis. Noe Torres, 26, one of two men charged with murder in connection with Perez’ death, was still at large late Saturday, according to police. Torres and Edward Salas, […]

Favorite soda pops have unique histories

Jim Lee: Local Columnist I often wonder how and why some things get their names. For example, how do parents dream up some of those monikers for their helpless-to-do-anything-about-it offspring, and why do they afflict their descendants with labels that cause schoolyard fisticuffs and lifelong humiliation? And what about those weird names for planets? Why […]

Roberts’ hearings were a scripted circus at best

Freedom Newspapers Alas, even the in-house newsletter of the capital establishment, The Washington Post, seems to recognize the absurd, circus-like aspect of last week’s nomination hearings for Judge John Roberts. The Post wisely assigned writer Dana Milbank to serve as its eyes and ears inside the hearing room and his unflinchingly honest pieces made entertaining […]

Local native returns to first love: Journalism

Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor It’s good to call Goober Gulch home again after a little more than a quarter century away from these sandhills. I’d like to avoid the prodigal son analogies, but they’ve nearly slipped from the lips of a few in the community anyway. So let me say up front the big […]

Watch new shows for frames and flowers

Sheryl Borden: Local Columnist Information on creating a quick and easy picture frame, how to keep cut flowers fresh longer and making healthy snacks will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at noon and on Saturday at 2 p.m. (All times are Mountain). “Creative Living” airs on public broadcasting station, KENW-TV, from […]

Doing nothing isn’t always easy

Bob Huber: Humor Columnist “What’s happened to manners in American sports?” I cried while watching a televised football game where a linebacker danced a clumsy jig after transforming a quarterback’s head into sludge. “I’ll bet his mama would nail his hide to the barn door.” I was visiting my daughters at the time, and they […]

9-18 Weddings and Engagements

Weddings Ortega/Eagle Bernice Ortega and Greg Eagle, both of Clovis, were married Aug. 13, 2005, at Faith Christian Family Church. Pastor Rick Burke performed the wedding ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Lourdes Sena and the late Endelico Sena of Clovis. The bridegroom is the son of Glen and Melba Eagle of Clovis. Matron […]

Spirituality leads Redic through life

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Complied by Laurie Stone Your name: Eric E. Redic. Your job: Pastor of Portales, Clovis, and Tucumcari Seventh-Day Adventist Churches. Your age (and Birth Date): 47 years old. 7/06/1958 . Your hometown: Albuquerque. Your family: Wife Wendy; three dogs, Caleb, Trinity and Smokey; a bird, Little Tweet, and the brotherhood of all mankind. Your hobbies […]

Dever lived simple life

Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Alvin “Al” Dever lived a simple life. He did not live luxuriously but loved his community, of Elida, as if they were his own family members. This made him the epitome of wealth in love and respect to those that shared in his life. According to family members, Dever was a […]

Population shift could change job market

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Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer Picture a resume coming across a supervisor’s desk. The job applicant is on his school’s honor roll, is a member of the school’s track team, serves on the school’s board of regents, created a leadership summit, founded a fraternity and served as the fraternity president. Overall, it sounds like any […]