Cherish those special moments in your life

Joan Clayton: Religion Columnist “Close your eyes and hold out your hands.” The waitress at the fast food place had been friendly and personable the first time she waited on us. “You’re going to put a bug in my hand!” “No I’m not. Just close your eyes.” I opened my eyes to find a pair […]

Crisp air brings thoughts of perfectly-timed good-bye

Helena Rodriguez: PNT Staff Writer When it starts feeling crisp outside with a cold snap in the air, I think of the cozy fires Dad will kindle in his woodburning stove. Then my stomach churns, thinking of the ollas of menudo he’ll brew. When I think of his savory menudo — a stew of tripe, […]

Hopefully Bush is prepared for flu, but don’t count on it

Freedom Newspapers One could view President Bush’s speech on avian flu cynically without much difficulty. He was, after all, coming off what one could characterize as the worst week in his presidency. He first announced a respectable Supreme Court nomination, then asserted he is on top of the avian flu threat — and as is […]

Nov. 4 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., […]

ENMU basketball teams prepare for scrimmages

By Dave Wagner Fresh off scrimmage outings, Eastern New Mexico University’s basketball teams are preparing for exhibition games this weekend. The ENMU men host Fort Lewis College of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference in a 7 p.m. contest on Friday at Greyhound Arena. The women face Division I foe Texas-El Paso for the third consecutive […]

LSC/SSC Volleyball/Soccer Update

Volleyball standings LONE STAR CONFERENCE All Times MST South Division Div. All W-L W-L Abilene Christian 8-0 25-3 West Texas A&M 7-1 25-7 Texas A&M-Kingsville 5-4 10-18 Eastern New Mexico 2-67-18 Tarleton State 2-7 16-16 Angelo State 1-7 9-21 North Division Div. All W-L W-L Central Oklahoma 10-0 24-6 Texas Woman’s 7-4 15-17 Southeastern Oklahoma […]

ENMU student arrested in bomb scare

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Andy Jackson: Freedom Newspapers An Eastern New Mexico University chemistry student was arrested by Portales police at his home Wednesday night, hours after officials evacuated the ENMU chemistry building following a bomb scare. No injuries were reported, but law enforcement officials said explosive chemicals were removed from the building. Joshua Gilpin, 28, an ENMU graduate […]

Nov. 3 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 […]

Elliott, Hall Obituaries (Nov. 3)

Harold “Bud” Elliott Services: 3 p.m. Monday at Eastern New Mexico University Campus Union Ballroom. Mr. Harold ‘Bud’ Elliott, 73, of Portales, died Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2005, at Lubbock Heart Hospital in Lubbock, Texas. He was born Dec. 24, 1931, in Miami County, Kan. to Ellis Lucille and Harold Francis Elliott. He grew up in […]

PHS hoops teams get set for seasons

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer An offseason removed from state title game appearances, Portales coaches are taking a wait-and-see approach for their basketball teams. Other than that, the two teams are in different situations based on who is returning for each squad. The girls, who finished with a 16-12 record in 2004-05 and lost […]

Commissioners name Knudson temporary attorney

By Karl Terry Roosevelt County once again has a county attorney — at least temporarily. County commissioners Tuesday voted 4-1 to hire Portales attorney Randy Knudson as temporary attorney for the county and in the same motion ratified payments for his services they had already approved previously. At their Oct. 18 meeting commissioners discovered that […]

Beloved ENMU coach Bud Elliott dies at 73

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By Kevin Wilson Harold “Bud” Elliott, the longtime football coach at Eastern New Mexico University, died Tuesday morning of heart and kidney failure in Lubbock, family members said. He was 73. Elliott was remembered by colleagues as a man with a great sense of humor, a greater sense of morals and an indescribable drive as […]

Dora/South County News

By Charlie Carmichael Churches The Dora Baptist youth will have charge of worship services this Sunday. Kolby Tollett will have charge of preaching. The youth singers and band will do all the music. From greeters to ushers, all will be youth. Elementary age are already busy working their Christmas program. They started Sunday afternoon and […]

Business confidentiality agreements restrict public information

By Marlena Hartz In the age of information, keeping secrets is standard business practice, according to some academic and business officials. A growing method of grapevine circumvention is the confidentiality agreement. Once signed, it legally binds individuals from divulging a wide range of information, from a food recipe to the identity of a company. The […]

Beauty salon celebrates five years in Portales

By Karl Terry After five years in business in downtown Portales, Jenny Montiel of Reflections Hair Studio admits things aren’t exactly what she had envisioned when she opened — but that’s because she’s been more successful than she dreamed. “I honestly thought I would be here working by myself,” said Montiel. “But it’s really grown.” […]

Police release report on Oct. 6 sexual assault in Portales

PNT Staff Editor’s note: This story contains content about a sexual assault that some may find offensive. Portales police on Tuesday released incident reports pertaining to a sexual assault case that may have led to the distribution of fliers warning of a rapist around the campus of Eastern New Mexico University. According to the reports, […]

Peanut yields above average this season

By Karl Terry Farmers were finishing up peanut harvest early this week in eastern New Mexico as grain harvest was awaiting frost to kick the combines into high gear. According to Jimmie Shearer at Sunland Inc. it was one of the best peanut harvests in recent memory. “We’re just about done,” said Shearer. “It’s down […]

City set to participate in Ute Project meeting

PNT Staff City officials promoted an upcoming Ute Water meeting in Portales at the conclusion of a short council meeting Tuesday night. Councilor Gary Watkins brought a 45-minute minute meeting to a close by encouraging citizens to attend the public meeting, set to being at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Memorial Building. Scott Verhines, the […]

Elliott leaves lasting impression on opponents

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Former Eastern New Mexico University football coach Harold “Bud” Elliott made a lasting impression on many of his colleagues around the Lone Star Conference. Elliott, ENMU’s football coach from 1994-2004, died early Tuesday at the age of 73 in Lubbock from heart and kidney failure. West Texas A&M’s Don Carthel, […]