Standing your ground worth the fight

By Joan Clayton: Religion Columnist She came out of nowhere, this little game hen, and bravely took up residence in our back yard. She knew that “Bear,” my husband’s big Rottweiler, was there. Despite the dog’s menacing bark and vicious demeanor, the little hen took her chances. Several times we came to the rescue by […]

Musicians sing praises of Holly

By Eric Butler: Freedom Newspapers Correspondent A day before what would have been Buddy Holly’s 71st birthday, buddies from his youth remembered the rock ‘n’ roll legend as someone with many of the usual characteristics for a young man. Jack Neal said being two years older than Holly didn’t make him immune from his jokes. […]

Studio’s place in history set in stone

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Dozens gathered Thursday in a small court yard at the Norman Petty Recording Studio to watch the unveiling of a marker to commemorate the studio’s place in music history. Musicians who recorded at the studio and knew Vi and Norman Petty reminisced about the early days of rock ’n’ roll […]

September 11, 1986

• Mountain Bell announced that they would be discontinuing the time and temperature recordings in Portales due to lack of a local sponsor. • In honor of their 30th anniversary, Allsup’s advertised a 32 ounce Tallsup for 39 cents. • Members of the Floyd Quilting Club and their families gathered to can vegetables for the Jack […]

September 9, 1986

• A two car collision on the Lovington Highway sent Eastern New Mexico University student Alonzo Armemdariz to the Clovis High Plains Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition. • Elinor Wallace, was the weekly winner of the football contest co-sponsored by the Portales News Tribune and local merchants. • A one bedroom, all […]

September 7, 1986

• Members of the Eastern New Mexico University ROTC were presented awards during a ceremony held in the College of Business auditorium. • The ENMU Greyhounds football team defeated the Western New Mexico Mustangs 49-7 at the Greyhound Stadium at Blackwater Draw. • William R Evrage, son of Mrs. Jean Evrage, was promoted to the rank […]

Calendar week of Sept. 8-14

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. Saturday Lamp Lighters Alcoholics Anonymous — Noon to […]

Senate approves Cannon funds

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers A funding bill before the U.S. Congress could help Air Force Special Operations Command begin construction at Cannon Air Force Base earlier than planned if it meets with final approval, according to AFSOC officials. The U.S. Senate approved a bill Thursday that included more than $10 million in funds to […]

Zias snap losing skid, beat Highlands 3-2

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer The Eastern New Mexico Zias snapped a five-match losing skid and beat New Mexico Highlands Wednesday at Greyhound Arena three games to two. The scores were 30-23, 24-30, 30-20, 28-30, 15-9. With the match tied at two games each, the home team dominated the fifth and tiebreaking game, building […]

Greyhounds home opener tonight

By Dave Wagner, Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University’s Jeremy “J.T.” Thompson doesn’t mind his backup role, for the time being. Thompson, a redshirt sophomore from Sweetwater, Texas, and starting quarterback Michael Benton provided quite a 1-2 punch in a season-opening 63-20 win over Bacone on Aug. 25 in Muskogee, Okla. Benton rushed nine times […]