Oct. 21 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., […]

Sometimes kids should wear the pants in the house

Helena Rodriguez: PNT Staff Writer Who wears the pants in the house? That’s a question often asked today, and I’m not just talking about husbands and wives. I’m talking about parents and children. My teenage daughter Laura and I recently went through a tough ordeal that really tested us as a family. It pitted us […]

Ignoring messages of hate is most productive method

Freedom Newspapers Toledo, Ohio, residents over the weekend demonstrated why it is generally better to ignore messages of hate than trying to outshout the unreasonable messengers. A crowd that gathered to protest a white supremacist group’s march instead began a riot. The crowd threw rocks at police and vandalized vehicles and stores, burning a bar. […]

Panel urges victims to report domestic violence

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Panelists from Clovis and Portales used a forum on Thursday evening to encourage victims of domestic violence to step forward. It took Debbie Vinson, a former victim of domestic violence, more than eight years to do it, but she did it. Professionals from Roosevelt and Curry County who deal with […]

Hill to sign with Navy

Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer With the expectations on her and the Portales High basketball team she plays for, there is a good chance one month from now that basketball practice will be the hardest work Morgan Hill does all day as a Portales High senior. A year from now, basketball practice might be the […]

Oct. 20 Obituaries

Twila Smith Services: 2 p.m. today at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel in Portales. Mrs. Twila Smith, 78, died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2005, at Laurel Plains Healthcare in Clovis. She was born Aug. 14, 1927, in Billings, Mont., to Junie and Ora Johnson. She lived in Missouri until she was 8 years old, when her family moved […]

Buffalo Soldier Hill name change now official

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer If a hill located near Lingo is ever mentioned in a federal map from now on, it shall be called Buffalo Soldier Hill honoring African-American members of the United States Cavalry. Buffalo Soldier Hill is located in Lingo, a town 40 miles southeast of Portales near the Texas border. Bob […]

City ready to target redevelopment

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer During the coming weeks, city and organization leaders will target vacant buildings in Portales as possible locations for new businesses. A meeting was held Tuesday to discuss economic development and what path the city should take to try to encourage those in the community and outside of the community to […]

Oct. 20 Local Briefs

Base planning commission to meet in Clovis The New Mexico Military Base Planning Commission will host a meeting at 10 a.m. Friday in room 516 at Clovis Community College. The agenda includes an update presentation from the New Mexico Military Base Planning Commission discussing base support and economic impact issues. ENMU Upward Bound selling snacks […]

Oct. 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. Thursday Double Trouble in Recovery (support for people […]

Entities discuss Ute Water Project at public meeting

Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers County officials, farmers and residents identified their top alternative water plans Wednesday evening during a public meeting organized by an Albuquerque based engineering and water resource consulting firm, Daniel B. Stephens & Associates, Inc. Though only eight of the original 11 entities remain committed, the Ute Pipeline — a $300 million […]

Portales High band superior

Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor They sound great, and now they have the rating to prove it. The Portales High School marching band came away with a “One” or superior rating at the Southeastern New Mexico Music Educators Association District Marching Band Festival Tuesday at the Bulldog Bowl in Artesia. Bands are rated on a […]

Zias pound winless Oklahoma Panhandle State

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University’s Mike Maguire downplayed his 400th victory as a college head coach. Maguire’s Zias had little trouble dispatching winless Oklahoma Panhandle State 30-19, 30-17, 30-23 Tuesday night at Greyhound Arena. ENMU (7-15) returns to the rugged Lone Star Conference South Division Thursday night at rival West Texas […]

Oct. 20 ENMU football notes

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers WHEN TARLETON STATE BEAT Eastern New Mexico University 34-27 on Saturday, it was the program’s first win at Blackwater Draw in six tries. This week, the Greyhounds travel to Texas A&M-Kingsville — a place they’ve never won (0-10). So could another “jinx” come to an end? “There’s a difference, though,” […]

Hounds picked fifth in LSC poll

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan participates in the Lone Star Conference’s preseason poll every year, but he admittedly doesn’t put much stock in it. “I couldn’t tell you a half-dozen names of players who’ve signed with other schools, with maybe one exception — Tarleton State,” said […]

Melrose sweeps past Dora

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer DORA — Melrose wanted to be less afraid to make mistakes. Dora made enough errors on its own to ensure that Melrose’s errors didn’t matter. The visiting Lady Buffs were far from perfect, but jumped out to big leads and rode them to an easy 25-16, 25-15, 25-16 win […]

Distribution of road money sparks county contention

By Tony Parra A dispute arose during Tuesday’s county meeting over the issue of how much money should go to each district for road repairs. An issue that Tom Clark, county commissioner, said he was willing to take to court in the form of a lawsuit. The issue at hand is just how much money […]

Portales city council sets sights on U.S. 70 project

Tony Parra Portales Mayor Orlando Ortega and city councilors have U.S. Highway 70 listed as their top construction priority for funding from the New Mexico State Department of Transportation during Tuesday evening’s city council meeting. The money would be requested through Governor Richardson’s Investment Partnership program to improve state highways during the 2006 legislative session. […]

Obituary

Services: 2 p.m. Thursday at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel in Portales. Mrs. Twila Smith, 78, died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2005, at Laurel Plains Healthcare in Clovis. She was born Aug. 14, 1927 in Billings, Mont., to Junie and Ora Johnson. She lived in Montana until she was 8 years old, when her family moved to Portales. […]

Factory Direct expansion to double store’s size

By Tony Parra Store representatives said customers will have a better idea of what their house will look like once more showrooms are added to the Factory Direct furniture store in Portales. June Merrick, co-owner of Factory Direct furniture, said she is hopeful for having expansion complete at the furniture store by Jan. 2. Merrick […]