Floyd School Menu

Floyd Schools Menu for the week of Oct. 22-25 Breakfast Monday: Quesadilla, bacon, cereal, juice, milk. Tuesday: Breakfast burrito, cereal, juice, milk. Wednesday: Scrambled eggs, bacon, cereal, juice, milk. Thursday: Blueberry muffin, cereal, juice, milk. Lunch Monday: Frito pie, salad, cake, milk (Salad bar MS/HS). Tuesday: Beef stew, grilled cheese sandwich, milk, (Salad bar MS/HS). […]

Chicken makes for easy meal

By Sheryl Borden: Columnist Information on making belts, a program called SANE and refinishing tables for the home will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon on Tuesday and at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Belts are such a popular accessory right now, and Pat de Santis will demonstrate some ways to make several […]

Calendar week of Oct. 20-26

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 […]

Lady Rams deck Dexter

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Portales volleyball coach Ruth Chavez says her girls haven’t peaked yet, and at the midway point of the Lady Rams’ district schedule, she hopes they begin to play at their highest level as the state tournament approaches. The Lady Rams stayed undefeated in District 4-3A Thursday night at the […]

ENMU Zias lose 14th straight match

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Freedom Newspapers Southwestern Oklahoma got 22 kills and 12 digs from senior middle blocker Kasandra Gurtner and 18 kills and five block solos from junior middle blocker Kacia Sandburg Thursday night and the Bulldogs rallied past Eastern New Mexico University 30-17, 26-30, 24-30, 30-18, 15-12 in a Lone Star Conference volleyball match at Greyhound Arena. […]

Program focuses on need for after school activities

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Stressing the importance of having after school programs available for children in the area, the Portales Recreation Center hosted the “Lights On Afterschool!” event Thursday evening. It’s third year in Portales, the event featured games, snacks and face painting. Amid the laughter and fun, several of the children colored […]

Officials downgrade estimate of burned acreage

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor A day after an out-of-control grass fire ran for better than seven miles east of Portales, fire officials are sharply downgrading their original estimate of the acreage burned. A closer assessment Thursday revealed that the total acreage burned was probably closer to 3,000 than the 20,000 estimated Wednesday as […]

Event organizers promise fun festivals

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Focusing on activities and fun for the whole family, organizers are ready to kick off the annual Peanut Valley Festival on Saturday. Held in the Campus Union Building on the campus of Eastern New Mexico University, the festival will run from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and […]

In Tribute: Friends, family recall woman’s giving nature

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Carmen Greathouse was an artist on the job, an artist in the kitchen, and an artist in charity. She was also a dedicated mother, family members said. A Portales resident, Greathouse died Sept. 28 at age 76. “She was excellent,” said daughter Tomma Irvine. “She was always there. She […]

Logan bridge problem temporarily halts traffic

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By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico A recreational vehicle struck a bridge expansion joint Thursday on U.S. 54 near Logan, creating a 2-foot by 6-foot gap in the westbound lane that forced the bridge to be shut down for four hours, state transportation officials said. Crews were able to reopen the eastbound lane to traffic […]

It’s their job: Dominique Gonzales

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Name: Dominique Gonzales Job: Workstudy for the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce Time on the Job: Since August Background: Currently Gonzales is a sophomore at Eastern New Mexico University, majoring in Biology with an emphasis on pre-med and a minor in Spanish. In the past she has worked for […]

10-19 Briefs

RCAER meets today The Roosevelt County Association of Educational Retirees will meet at 11:30 a.m. today at the Roosevelt General Hospital cafeteria. Cecil Clotfelter will show videos of his trip to Switzerland, and delegates to the state convention will give reports on pending health care legislation. Habitat needs booth volunteers Volunteers are needed to help […]

Nation founded on correct principles

By Joan Clayton: Religion Columnist It saddens my heart and hurts my spirit whenever I hear God’s word minimized, demeaned, ridiculed or profaned. The Bible is God’s blueprint for mankind. It is the instructor’s manual. A life and a country based on biblical principles enjoy God’s blessings. Jeremiah 36 tells how the Lord had given […]

Music makes everything better

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom New Mexico I remember when a new priest, Father Juan Montoya, came to Portales in the 1980s. At the end of his first Mass he said, “Now let’s go home and do some gringo house cleaning!” I’m not exactly sure what he meant by that. I think he meant some deep […]

Government can’t soften blow to U.S. economy

Editorial No one can now deny the obvious: The housing bubble, especially in high-priced real estate markets, has popped. New home sales are projected to fall nationwide to 805,000 this year, down 23 percent from 1.05 million last year, the National Association of Realtors has reported. If that happens, it would be the worst year […]

Rams one game from district schedule

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer As the cold air begins to arrive in eastern New Mexico, so does the Portales Rams’ final pre-district opponent. The Rams host the Roswell High Coyotes Friday night at Greyhound Stadium (7 p.m.) to finish out their pre-district lineup. Many New Mexico high school football coaches schedule a weak […]

Quilting source of joy for area woman

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Love for the art of quilting is evident in the many quilts that LaDoris Allison has pieced over the years. That love flows through the three generations of her family that will be displaying quilts during the second annual High Plains Quilt Festival. “I love doing it. I’ve made […]

Official: Playa lakes’ importance not understood

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Many people do not understand the importance of the playa lakes, according to Tish McDaniel, Southern Shortgrass Prairie coordinator with The Nature Conservancy. An integral part of the High Plains, playa lakes are the main source for recharging the Ogallala Aquifer, she said. McDaniel has been working with landowners, […]

10-18: Local Briefs

Blood drive comes to library The Portales Public Library is hosting a blood drive from 2:30-5:30 p.m. Friday in front of the library at 218 S. Ave. B. Donors should bring a list of their medications, a photo ID and travel information. T-shirts and refreshments will be provided to all donors. A door prize will […]

Fire burns path across area

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor High winds fanned a grass fire across an estimated 20,000 acres shutting down U.S. 70 for nearly three hours Wednesday. “They were fighting a very aggressive fire and fighting it very aggressively,” said Portales Police Department public information officer Lonnie Berry. Sustained winds of up to 35 mph quickly […]