PNT picks up eight awards

Staff and wire reports ALBUQUERQUE — The Albuquerque Journal and the Clovis News Journal took daily newspaper general excellence honors Saturday in the New Mexico Press Association contest. The Rio Grande Sun and the Sangre de Cristo Chronicle won general excellence awards for weekly papers. The Portales News-Tribune collected eight awards. Including honorable mentions, Freedom […]

Fraud methods change, but intent never does

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Stolen credit cards and checks or scams — criminals change tactics and methods but the bottom line is finding ways to get your money, according to local law enforcement. Focusing on white collar crime, Clovis Detective Max Stansell said he has worked around 66 fraud cases this year and […]

Hounds seek win at Kingsville

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico University football team knew things would get pretty tough once Lone Star Conference South Division play began. It’s been all of that for the Greyhounds, and probably more. ENMU (4-4, 0-4 South) will try to break its four-game division slide tonight at Texas A&M-Kingsville, a […]

Students reach summit

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico In its third year at Eastern New Mexico University, the theme for the Latino Leadership Summit was Si-se puede, a Spanish phrase that translates to, “Yes, I can.” When summit organizers Diego Espinoza and Nathan Padilla graduated from ENMU in 2006, they had to answer the question of whether […]

First responders host benefit softball game

PNT Staff Report Both the Portales Fire Department and the Portales Police Department will host the Guns and Hoses Cancer Benefit Softball game on Saturday, beginning at 3 p.m. at the Softball Complex. Drinks and hot dogs will be available. Raffle tickets are also being sold for a 37” TV. Tickets are $10 each or […]

Meth lab found at empty Melrose house

Freedom New Mexico Area law enforcement discovered a methamphetamine lab in the late stages of construction Thursday while serving a search warrant at a Melrose house, according to Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller. Waller said the house, located at 623 Third Street, was not occupied at the time the warrant was served. Arrest warrants are […]

Deputy leaves following investigation

Freedom New Mexico A Curry County Sheriff’s deputy resigned Friday, more than two weeks after he was placed on paid administrative leave pending an investigation into his conduct, according to county officials. Undersheriff Wesley Waller said the administrative investigation had concluded when Larry Garrison voluntarily submitted his resignation. “Deputy Garrison submitted his resignation and it […]

10-26 High school football scores

Portales 60, NMMI 0 Texico 42, Tucumcari 6 Ft. Sumner 55, Questa 0 Floyd 47, Logan 16 Melrose 53, Clovis Christian 12 Nazareth 20, Bovina 7 Sudan 35, Farwell 20

Calendar week of Oct. 27 – Nov. 2

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 […]

10-28 PHS Counselors

ACT, SAT tests scheduled Seniors interested in attending a four-year university after graduation must take a college entrance exam, either the ACT or the SAT. The next ACT will be given on Dec. 8. Deadline to register is Friday. The next SAT will be given on Dec. 1. Deadline to register is Tuesday. Seniors should […]

10-28 PHJS News

Parent meetings planned This week parents and teachers will be meeting to devise a success plan for students who had a low grade on their report cards the first quarter. Counselor Alan Dodd and Assistant Principal Glenda Meeks are facilitating these meetings. Basketball tryouts continue The eighth grade boys basketball coaches are hosting tryouts for […]

10-28 Dora School News

Elementary to see special exhibit On Tuesday, all Dora elementary classes will be treated to a special zoological exhibit from the Albuquerque Zoo. The “Zoo to You” program will be set up in the school library and will cover the following topics: Fur, feather, scales (Grades PK, K, 1); Reptiles and Amphibians (Grades 2-3); Secrets […]

10-28 Floyd School Menu

Floyd Schools menu for the week of Oct. 29-31 Breakfast Tuesday: Sausage/egg casserole, cereal, juice, milk. Wednesday: Oatmeal, toast, cereal, juice, milk. Lunch Monday: Chicken strips, mashed potatoes, peas, apple crisp, milk, (Salad bar MS/HS). Tuesday: Salisbury steak, sliced potatoes, roll, Jell-O, milk, (Salad bar MS/HS). Wednesday: Macaroni dinner, green beans, roll, cantaloupe, milk, (Salad […]

10-28 Library Books

The following books are available at the Portales Public Library: Longhorn Football : An Illustrated History By Bobby Hawthorne This book traces the team’s history from its origins in 1893 through the 2006 Rose Bowl, in which Texas won its fourth national championship. In these pages you will find, the heroes of the last 113 […]

10-28 Weddings

Hales/Gurule Jessica Hales, of Portales, and Joseph Gurule, of Portales, were joined in marriage Oct. 20, 2007 at a Portales residence. The Rev. Donald Hay performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Dennis and Pamela Hales of Portales. The bridegroom is the son of Danny and Ludell Heflin.

10-28 Honors

Pearson Army National Guard Pvt. Seth G. Pearson has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Ga. Pearson earned the distinction of honor graduate during his training. His nine weeks of training included ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions. Pearson […]

Parenting skills can be learned

By Sheryl Borden: Columnist Information on quick projects, seam finishes and making mini albums will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon on Tuesday and at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Evelyn Langston, a designer with Ozark Crafts, will show a quick and easy ice scraper project that can be made in minutes — […]

Ram football begins district tonight

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer It’s true, the Rams have won just one game out of their first seven, but their goal from Day 1 has been to repeat as District 4-3A champions, and that mission begins this evening as the Rams three-game district schedule begins tonight at Roswell’s New Mexico Military Institute (7 […]

Lady Coyotes beat Floyd at Dora

PNT Staff Report DORA — The Dora Lady Coyotes won the final two games against Floyd Thursday night, beating the Lady Broncos 3-2, and earning a district tournament first-round home game next week. Floyd took two of the first three games, but the Dora girls fought back, winning the match 19-25, 25-20, 21-25, 25-22, 15-9. […]

Cameron sweeps Zias

Freedom Newspapers LAWTON, Okla. — Fernando Queiroz, a 5-foot-10 outside hitter from Belo Horizonte, Brazil, compiled 14 kills, nine digs and three aces Thursday night to help Cameron hand Eastern New Mexico University a 30-14, 31-29, 30-13 Lone Star Conference volleyball loss. Freshman middle blocker Ruth Johnson added 12 kills for the Aggies (12-13, 5-4 […]