Indians rout Greyhounds

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers BLACKWATER DRAW — Midwestern State hardly looked the part of a .500 team Saturday night. Scoring on 10 of their first 12 possessions — eight touchdowns, two field goals — the Indians rolled up 668 total yards in a 62-27 Lone Star Conference South Division rout of Eastern New Mexico […]

Portales sweeps Ruidoso for district title

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer The Portales volleyball team wanted to have two things by the time the weekend was over — the District 4-3A championship, and the No. 1 seed in Class 3A. After earning the first Saturday night, the team has no doubts it has earned the second. “I think we deserve […]

Tarleton defeats Zias in four

Freedom Newspapers STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Desiree Reed compiled 24 kills and 17 digs Saturday afternoon to lift Tarleton State to a 30-26, 29-31, 30-25, 30-21 win over Eastern New Mexico University in Lone Star Conference South Division volleyball. Julie Hamilton added 14 kills and three aces for the TexAnns (16-15, 2-7 South). ENMU (7-18, 2-6) […]

Internet providing more ways than ever to meet new people

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By Kevin Wilson On the surface, it’s meant as a networking tool via the Internet. For others, it’s anything from a storage medium to a daily addiction to a running joke. The thing in question is MySpace, an online site that allows people to create an account and display other accounts that connect to them. […]

Bitter Lakes Refuge offers variety of diversions

The Bitter Lakes National Wildlife refuge near Roswell is a great place to hike, hunt, and enjoy birdwatching; thousands of migratory birds make the area their winter home. The wetlands provide a wintering habitat for lesser sandhill cranes, Ross and snow geese, and about 20 species of ducks. Where it is: The Bitterlakes National Wildlife […]

Muleshoe man convicted of murder

By Andy Jackson MULESHOE — Family members of Vince Simnacher believe justice was served Friday when a Bailey County jury convicted a Muleshoe man of capital murder. Larry Kitchens, 53, was found guilty after 45 minutes of jury deliberation and sentenced to life in prison, according to 287th District Attorney Johnny Actkinson. Actkinson said Kitchens […]

Author visits area elementary

By Marlena Hartz Her granddaughter refers to her simply as “book.” It isn’t too difficult to understand why: Susan Stevens-Crummel is the author of 11 of them. Lively and animated, the Fort Worth, Texas, author shared the secrets of her trade Friday with 20 James Bickley Elementary students who were selected by teachers to attend […]

Speaking English vital work skill for area residents

By Tony Parra Portales and Clovis residents who don’t speak English have access to free educational programs in their communities to help them learn. Instructors in the program say learning English is a vital skill in the workforce. Instructors hold English as a Second Language classes during the day as well as evenings to help […]

Zias knocked out of playoff race

Freedom Newspapers KINGSVILLE, Texas — Sophomore Shaday Smith’s 19 kills led four Texas A&M-Kingsville players in double figures in that category and the Javelinas rallied for a 29-31, 30-26, 19-30, 30-20, 15-12 win over Eastern New Mexico University in Lone Star Conference South Division volleyball Thursday night. With the win, the Javelinas (10-17, 5-3 South) […]

Elida sweeps past Melrose

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer ELIDA — Momentum from two playoff wins helped Melrose earn nine of Thursday’s first 10 points. Rest and homecourt advantage helped Elida claim 74 of the next 116. Elida recovered from a 9-1 deficit in the first game and had little problem after that in claiming a 25-21, 25-17, […]

Rams, Colts trying to get back into 4-3A race

By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer If there has been a closer district battle for Portales over the last four years than New Mexico Military Institute, one would be hard-pressed to find it. The Colts and Rams have alternated as winners each of the last four years, and the road team has won the last […]

Be happy amidst changes of life

Joan Clayton: Religion Columnist Life is filled with changes. Children grow up and leave. Job situations can require uprooting, moving far away from friends and family. A loved one’s illness requires many changes. Retirement brings challenges. In all of these circumstances adjusting to changes is hard. Knowing that changes are inevitable, planning ahead can soften […]

Oct. 28 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. Friday Lamp Lighters Alcoholics Anonymous — 7:30-8:30 p.m., […]

Country fortunate Rosa Parks led civil rights movement

Freedom Newspapers Sooner or later in the 1950s, a crisis was bound to occur over legalized, state-enforced racial segregation. The policy was inconsistent with the ideals of individual liberty on which the country was founded, the experience of World War II had created cracks that were bound to widen in the edifice of racial segregation, […]

Portales fight for social justice important

Helena Rodriguez: PNT Staff Writer Welcome winners …. insurgents and rabble-rousers. Those are the words that greeted people Sunday at a presentation at the Memorial Building in Portales called “The Struggle for Social Justice in Roosevelt County, 1965-1980.” Dolores Penrod, an event organizer, said those are the words the Portales News-Tribune published in reference to […]

Hauptmann, Pace Obituaries (Oct. 28)

Janet Hauptmann Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Portales. Mrs. Janet Hauptmann, 58, of Portales, died Thursday, Oct. 27, 2005, at her home in Portales. She was born April 11, 1947, in Blue Island, Ill., to Florence and Joseph Seleb. She grew up in Calumet Park, Ill., and attended grade school […]

Huge revenue windfall expected next year in N.M.

Staff and wire reports SANTA FE — State government is looking at an unprecedented revenue windfall. Gov. Bill Richardson and legislators will have more than $600 million in “new money” next year for spending increases and programs and to cover the cost of tax breaks. The latest revenue projections call for more than twice as […]

House rejects effort to stop military base closings

Staff and wire reports WASHINGTON — The House voted overwhelmingly Thursday to allow the first round of U.S. military base closures and consolidations in a decade, clearing the way for facilities across the country to start shutting their doors as early as next month. The head of local Cannon Air Force Base advocate group said […]

Science building to receive funds

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer The United States Senate has approved a bill which includes $620,000 for science and technology equipment for Eastern New Mexico University. The bill, approved Thursday, needs the president’s signature for completion. This additional money would help ENMU officials purchase molecular and cellular biology equipment. James Constantopoulos, chair of the physical […]

Scaring kids is their business

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Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Goblins, ghosts and ghouls will be roaming the hallways of buildings in Portales as part of the Halloween events planned for this weekend. The Portales Recreation Center workers will host their annual Spooktacular Haunted House from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday. The cost is a $2 […]