58th Jamboree gets picking Thursday

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer Not even a tornado could keep people away from the annual Floyd Country Jamboree last year, but attendance was noticeably down in 2007 when twisters struck Curry, Roosevelt and Quay counties on March 23. Last year’s jamboree ran from March 21-25, with the tornadoes striking on the Friday night […]

Clergy try to inspire faith, hope

By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer On this Easter Sunday, messages of hope, courage and faith will reign as Christians fill up church pews to celebrate what they believe is one of the most transforming events in recorded times — the reported resurrection of Jesus Christ more than 2,000 years ago. The following are snippets […]

Local Briefs March 23, 2008

Portales Public Library has spring break activities planned this week The Portales Public Library has programs and activities planned for all ages during this week’s spring break from school. The following is a list of free, scheduled activities which are open to the public: Tuesday — At 5 p.m., teens are invited to participate in […]

Resurrection time follows tornado

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Roosevelt County dairyman Mike Mitchell looked at home and relaxed this week as he drank a cup of coffee and munched a cinnamon roll in his office at Grande Vida Dairy. Things were a lot different when I finally caught up to him in March of 2007, a day […]

McCain needs

Editorial As the Democratic candidates duke it out in what is becoming a surprisingly long and bitter nomination process, Republican nominee John McCain should be shoring up his base and expanding his appeal in preparation for the general election. But perhaps the McCain campaign and many of his supporters are putting too much stock in […]

Positive light doesn’t shine, especially with in-laws

By Anita Doberman I can usually talk myself into seeing things in a more positive light when something doesn’t go my way. I don’t always succeed, but I put the effort in most areas of my life, except for one: my parents-in-law, and particularly my mother-in-law. I can face long trips with my five little […]

Quilting, placemats featured on Creative Living

By Sheryl Borden Information on quilting and making projects with purchased placemats will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon on Tuesday and at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Lana Bennett, Singer Sewing Co. in Lavergne, Tenn., explains how quilting doesn’t have to be just large items as she makes some small decorative projects […]

Library Books March 23, 2008

The following books are available at the Portales Public Library: Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs. Patricia Briggs, author of several fantasy novels, has entered the genre of supernatural heroines. And while the monsters her new heroine fights may be fairly stereotypical — werewolves, vampires, fairies — her wonderful heroine is anything but. Mercy Thompson is […]

Community Calendar March 23, 2008

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. SundayLamp Lighters Alcoholics Anonymous — 11 a.m. to […]

Johnson/Visage engagement

Johnson/Visage Johnny and Sabrina Johnson, of Portales, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Kelli Johnson, of Las Cruces, to Eric Visage, of Las Cruces, son of Robert and Lynn Visage of Portales. The couple will exchange vows at 5 p.m. May 17, 2008 at 307 W. 22nd Street in Portales. A reception […]

Dora School News March 23, 2008

Spring break starts this weekThe Dora Schools will not be in session this week, due to spring break.

Portales High School Counselors March 23, 2008

Credit recovery lab openThe Portales High School Credit Recovery Lab will be open from 8:30 a.m. to noon and

Elida School News March 23, 2008

FCCLA members bring home awardsThe New Mexico FCCLA state meeting was held March 13-15 in Albuquerque. Sixteen students represented Elida High School during the two days. Receiving awards at this year’s competition were:Randy Jasso, Applied Technology – Gold

Floyd School News March 23, 2008

Cheerleaders to perform The varsity cheer squad will do a public performance of their cheer/dance routine they’re preparing for state competition, at the school on March 31 after the varsity baseball game. The varsity girls will head to Albuquerque for State Spirit Competition to be held at UNM’s The Pit on April 4-5. Booster club […]

Angelo State posts sweep over Hounds

Freedom New Mexico SAN ANGELO, Texas — Angelo State got six strong innings from starter Brett Nightingale and took advantage of three Eastern New Mexico University errors to score four unearned runs in a 10-1 rout of the Greyhounds in the second game of a Lone Star Conference baseball doubleheader on Friday. Angelo (25-8, 19-4 […]

Applications accepted for United Way funds

Freedom New Mexico Applications for the Eastern New Mexico Combined Federal Campaign will be accepted through the April 15 at the Principal Combined Fund Organization’s offices at 215 N Main Street or via mail at P.O. Box 806 Clovis, NM 88101. The Combined Federal Campaign is the only authorized workplace charitable giving program at federal […]

Journey of faith

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Liliana Castillo In front of a house west of Muleshoe, about two dozen people gathered in a circle around three hand-made wooden crosses. As the wind from passing 18-wheelers and cars whipped their hair and hats from their heads, their voices raised in prayer. The home was the starting point of a Good Friday tradition […]

Richardson endorses Obama

The Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. — Bill Richardson, the nation’s only Hispanic governor, threw his support behind Barack Obama for president Friday, delivering one of the most coveted and tightly held endorsements in the race for the Democratic nomination.

Dramatic reading brings history to life

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer Margaret Waters doesn’t just read history. She re-enacts it and brings it alive, as she did on Thursday at the Portales Public Library when she presented her one-woman impersonation of “Ma’am Jones of the Pecos.” Barbara Culp Jones, better known as Ma’am Jones, was a pioneer woman from the […]

Ahhh — spring break

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer Planning ahead has helped an Eastern New Mexico University student and professor beat high airfare this spring break. For other students, high gas prices aren’t enough to keep them home, but many are carpooling. Spring break has finally arrived. All local students, from elementary and high school to college-age, […]