Scammers target residents

PNT Staff Report The Portales Police Department is warning residents to not fall prey to a new scam that has sprung up recently in the area. According to Capt. Lonnie Berry of the Portales Police Department, he has received calls from area residents in the last week who are concerned with the phone calls that […]

God sends gift of joy from above

By Joan Clayton: Religion columnist Have you ever noticed how many times the words “joy, joyful, rejoice, rejoiced, rejoicing” appears in the Bible? It’s because the gospel is indeed “Good News.” I believe the greatest gift to mankind is truly “ Joy To The World.” Joy is a fruit of the spirit. (Galatians 5:22) Happiness […]

Holiday cooking easy as pie

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Holidays are a time for family and friends to gather, traditions to be passed on, food to be prepared and of course, the all important ending to a meal, dessert, or in this case, pie. Well known for her cream pies, Edna Grimes is a bit of a celebrity […]

Local businesses reach out

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer As the holiday season swings into full gear, area agencies and volunteers are putting together numerous drives to help those in the community who may be less fortunate. Thanks to the generosity and efforts of area individuals, organizations and business, the Community Services Center has received several donations of […]

Annual Empty Stocking Fund drive kicks-off

Freedom Newspapers With Christmas a month away, shoppers are busy searching for the perfect gifts for loved ones. However, some parents are simply wondering how they will afford gifts at all. The Empty Stocking Fund, a Salvation Army Christmas and Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico project, is once again under way. According to Capt. Tammy […]

Local business holiday closings

The following businesses and public offices will be closed on Friday, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday: • Portales City Hall • Roosevelt County Courthouse • Portales Police Department offices • Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Department offices • Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce • Eastern New Mexico University • Area Schools • The Portales News-Tribune will […]

Holiday decor

Freedom Newspapers Holiday traditions don’t just happen — they take planning and hard work. Members of the Altrusa Club of Portales say the club has been working for months to make sure a nine-year holiday tradition turns out festive and fun for everyone. The organization is sponsoring the 9th annual Holiday Happening from 10 a.m. […]

Kabrick lifts Zias over NMHU

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Linden Weese knows his Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team has work to do, but he believes the potential for good things is there. The Zias bolted to a 19-point first-half lead, saw it shrink to five, and then pulled away late for a 74-50 victory over New Mexico […]

Hounds secure first win

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Eastern New Mexico University senior forward Mikal Monette scored 14 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in securing the fourth double-double of his career, as the Greyhounds got their first win of the season, beating cross-state rival New Mexico Highlands University 81-71 Tuesday night at Greyhound Arena. “This team that […]

Lady Rams get win in Carlsbad

The Portales Lady Ram basketball team opened their 2006-07 season with a 47-41 win Tuesday night at Carlsbad. The Portales girls led 12-8 after the first quarter, and took a 23-17 advantage into the half. Senior Kaycee Quick led Portales with 24 points. “We played okay,” Lady Ram head coach Brenda Gomez said. “I expected […]