Terrified bird talks turkey

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Editor’s note: The following interview was conducted Wednesday with Tom T. Turkey in a barnyard just south of Portales. Q. Mr. Turkey, what does the middle initial T. stand for? A. Terrified, until I realized that was a telephoto lens in your hand and not a hatchet as you […]

Police out in full force holiday weekend

By Andy Jackson: Freedom Newspapers There will be an increased police presence this Thanksgiving holiday weekend, according to local agencies. New Mexico State Police will be conducting sobriety checkpoints around the clock today through Saturday in every district of the state, according to State Police Capt. Oscar Gonzales. Eight to 10 officers will monitor each […]

Salvation Army looking to help local families

By Marlena Hartz : Freedom Newspapers The 12-foot artificial Christmas tree in Clovis’ Wal-Mart isn’t decorated with fancy lights or ornaments. It is instead filled with paper cutouts, bearing children’s names and their Christmas wishes. Nearby, sits a box filled with various items: a new novel — “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince;” a plastic-wrapped […]

Portales starts 2006 with vote on mil levy

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer A number of elections affecting Portales residents will take place in 2006 beginning with an election to decide whether to keep a mil levy tax used to help the Portales School District officials with improvements to the district. During 2006 elections for New Mexico governor, Portales mayor and Portales […]

Kabrick signs with Angelo State

By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer When newly-hired Angelo State coach Ruth Lawanson came to run a medium-sized volleyball camp during the summer at Portales High School, PHS senior Megan Kabrick felt it was a sign. Months later, sign is exactly what Kabrick did, as the four-year varsity member and two-time state champion put her […]

Wednesday’s Lottery Numbers

Powerball: 9, 12, 24, 25, 27, Powerball 33, Power Play 4. Texas Lotto: 6, 20, 21, 29, 35, Bonus Ball 34.

White honored by football Web site

Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University senior cornerback Corey White of Lubbock has been chosen third-team All-Southwest Region for the 2005 football season by D2Football.com, which covers NCAA Division II football. Earlier this month, White was a first-team All-Lone Star Conference South Division selection for the second consecutive season. White was the only ENMU player […]

Military deployment causes heartache at holidays

By Marlena Hartz There is a short pause at the end of the answering machine message. And then an outpouring. “Um. Hi Dad,” a child begins. It is the voice of 9-year-old Victoria Garza. “If this is you, we hope that you will be safe. … And, we love you so much,” Victoria says, passing […]

The faces may be new, but the job remains the same

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The new contracted guards practice using the baton during training. The guards will be doing entry-control duties begininning Dec. 2. Airman Thomas Trower Don’t be surprised to see a few new faces next week as you enter the gate to the base. The 27th Security Forces Squadron has contracted out 21 jobs to guard the […]

Family childcare provides quality care

Ms. Tanya Kelley Child care decisions are something working parents struggle with on a daily basis. Cluttering the decisions are issues such as quality, location, setting, as well as affordability. Parents only want what is best for their children, but what is best is not always an easy decision. Cannon has several types of childcare. […]

Lock it up

Airman Thomas Trower Story and photos Do you own any weapons? If so, have you registered them through the 27th Security Forces Squadron? These are two questions that every person assigned to on-base, Chavez Manor or Chavez West housing are asked before being handed the keys to their new home. “When the Security Forces are […]

Commander’s Corner

Col. John Posner In 1789, our first president, General George Washington, issued a proclamation designating Thursday, 26 November, as a day of “Public Thanksgiving and Prayer” – thereby officially establishing Thanksgiving as a federal holiday. It is not by coincidence that today – some 216 years later – we, as citizens, can still be thankful […]

Holiday Food Safety

Food and fun are packed into holiday celebrations for many people this time of year. How many times after a holiday gathering have you felt a little “out-of-sorts” and blamed it on eating too much? While overindulging can cause an upset stomach, so can eating food that was improperly handled. Keep the fun in your […]

After 127 years, ideals of freedom continue

This week will mark the 127th anniversary of the birth of the founder of Freedom Communications, Raymond Cyrus Hoiles. Freedom is the parent company of 70 daily and weekly newspapers across the nation, including the Portales News-Tribune and eight television stations. It is the nation’s 13th largest newspaper and broadcast company. The Irvine, California-based company […]

Nov. 23, 2005 Letters to the Editor

Staying the course may be path to disaster George W. Bush repeated last week his intent to stay the course in Iraq. Left unstated is that invading forces have no rights, only responsibilities.  One of the crucial responsibilities is to abide by the will of the people under occupation.  In Iraq, according to British Ministry […]

XBox marks the spot for holiday shopping headaches

By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer For Heidi Foshee, it seemed like the emptiest promise she would ever make. “It was a deal between us,” she said of the pact between her and 13-year-old son Michael Foshee. “If he could cut grass and save $200, I told him I would wait in line for 12 […]

Elida High School student dies after crash

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By Karl Terry A single-vehicle rollover has claimed the life of an Elida High School student. Clayton Ford, 16, of Chaves County, died at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday in Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas. He was a junior at Elida High School. His parents are Rick and Connie Ford, according to school officials. Ford was […]

Richards paces Zias in blowout win

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By Dave Wagner Playing her first home game in more than a year, Eastern New Mexico University junior Elizabeth Richards came out like a house afire. Richards hit 6-of-7 shots from the field in just over five minutes at the start and finished with a career-high 25 points as the Zias routed Western New Mexico […]

Elida wind farm nearing completion

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By Tony Parra The wind farm near Elida is nearing completion and will be generating power to homes in New Mexico, West Texas and Oklahoma by the beginning of 2006. Dave Hayward, field engineer of the wind farm project construction, said 98 wind turbines have been constructed and completion of the 120 wind turbines is […]

Portales girls win season opener at Carlsbad

PNT Staff CARLSBAD — Megan Kabrick scored 18 points and Kaycee Quick added 10 off the bench as Portales took a 59-43 win over Carlsbad in its season opener Tuesday night. The Class 3A runnerups played without center Morgan Hill, who was home sick, and survived a game where the host Cavegirls shot 31 free […]