Aragon highlights LSC meet for ENMU

Freedom New Mexico ABILENE, Texas — Steven Aragon led a 1-3-6 finish in javelin to highlight Eastern New Mexico University men’s performances over the weekend in the Lone Star Conference track meet, hosted by Abilene Christian. Abilene Christian captured men’s and women’s team titles in the six-school competition. The Wildcats have won the last 15 […]

Roosevelt County under tornado warning

PNT Staff Report Roosevelt County was placed under a tornado warning by the National Weather Service at 7:12 p.m. Monday. The warning continues until 8 p.m. Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office personnel said fire department personnel had spotted a possible funnel cloud in a storm near Elida. No confirmation of a tornado has been made, though. […]

First High Plains Film Festival screened

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By Sarah Meyer, PNT Staff Writer The inaugural High Plains Film Festival at Eastern New Mexico University focused on the power of film. The first half of Sunday’s event featured a screening of “King: A Filmed Record … Montgomery to Memphis.” The 1970 black-and-white film showed its age with some grainy sections and some distorted […]

Employers get close look at Guard mission

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By Mickey Winfield, Freedom New Mexico With war raging abroad and the occasional state-wide emergency calling New Mexico national guardsmen and reservists into action, the various New Mexico employers providing those soldiers are an increasing silent, but essential partner with federal and state forces. The men and women in uniform got the chance to show […]

Chinese student ready for ENMU commencement

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer Danni Luo is one of four Eastern New Mexico University students who will stand out as they “go green” during Eastern’s spring commencement service on Saturday at Greyhound Arena. Chinese students who have been participating in Eastern’s 1-2-1 program — an educational exchange project under World American Cultural Exchange […]

U.S. Rep Pearce talks political issues

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U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce, R-N.M., is in his third term representing New Mexico’s 2nd District in the House of Representatives. It is also his final term, as he is running for the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by the upcoming retirement of Pete Domenici. He is running against U.S. Rep. Heather Wilson in the Republican […]

Local Briefs May 4, 2008

MainStreet to hold workshop The Portales MainStreet organization will hold a workshop facilitated by Lani Lott of New Mexico MainStreet at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Memorial Building, 200 E. Seventh Street in Portales. The results of a business questionaire distributed in January will be discussed and a brainstorming session leading to commerce building and […]

Events Calendar May 4, 2008

TodayHigh Plains Film Festival — 1-5 p.m. University Theatre Center, call to reserve free admission 562-2373 MondayMelrose High School Spring Concert — 5:30 p.m. MHS Commons AreaDowntown Master Plan meeting — 5-8 p.m., Memorial Building TuesdayBlood Drive — 1-4:30 p.m., First Baptist Church, 100 S. Ave. CHigh Plains Quilters brown bag luncheon — noon, Chamber […]

Wing commander promotes volunteerism

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By Janet Bresenham, Freedom New Mexico Editor’s Note: In recognition of National Volunteer Week last week, Col. Timothy Leahy, the 27th Special Operations Wing commander, offered his thoughts about the importance of volunteerism in response to a series of questions from Freedom New Mexico feature writer Janet Bresenham. Q. How do you feel about volunteerism?

Editorial: Voter ID not unconstitutional, but preposterous

It’s a little difficult to work up much excitement over the U.S. Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision to uphold Indiana’s voter identification law. It was installed, for mostly partisan reasons, to address a problem that nobody has documented as an actual occurrence, though some have raised concerns about what could happen. But the law doesn’t seem […]

Tucumcari scores immortality in song

By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor I think a town really knows it has arrived when it’s been immortalized in song. Lots of cities never make the cut. My boss, who manages the Clovis, Portales and Tucumcari newsrooms for Freedom New Mexico, recently put out a plea on his blog for media references to the […]

Military acts to reduce mental health stigma

By Anita Doberman I asked my husband and some of his military friends whether they would seek mental health counseling. Ninety-nine percent, including hubby, answered with a resounding “no.” Military men and women don’t willingly pick up the phone and ask for a referral to a psychologist or counselor. Seeking help this way is perceived […]

Divorces

The following final divorce decrees have been filed in the Ninth Judicial District Court in Portales: March 26 • Bryan Gutierrez and Amanda Gutierrez March 27 • Tina M. Wall and James R. Wall April 18 • Joshua R. Moore and Natalee K. Moore

Marriages

The following marriages have been recorded at the Roosevelt County Clerk’s Office: March 11 • Darvis P. Shepherd, 26,

Community Calendar week of May 4

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. FridayLamp Lighters Alcoholics Anonymous — 7:30 – 8:30 […]

Dora School News May 4

Progress reports Teachers will be issuing reports of academic progress Monday to all students to take home. The reports will reflect progress the first half of the final grading period. BPA Nationals Sponsors Colleen Tollett and Cherry Tivis have gone with 13 Dora students, to compete at this year’s Business Professionals of America national conference. […]

Library Books May 4

The following books are available at the Portales Public Library. Kushiel’s Scion by Jacqueline Carey. Carey, the bestselling author of the award-winning “Kushiel’s Dart,” ”Kushiel’s Avatar” and “Kushiel’s Chosen,” returns to the richly textured, sensual world of Terre d’Ange in a thrilling new epic fantasy of dark intrigue and intimate passion. Her sumptuous, seductive new […]

Schimming/Kelly engagement

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Kelly of Portales announce the approaching marriage of their son, Joseph Daniel of Lubbock to Whitney Callison Schimming of Dallas, Texas, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Schimming of Dallas. The couple will exchange vows June 28, 2008, at Wilshire Baptist Church in Dallas. The reception will be at Winfrey Point […]

Floyd School News May 4

Upcoming Events • The Book Fair will run through Tuesday. • The Spring Program will be at 6:30 p.m. Monday. The book fair will be open after the program. • Poetry in Motion will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. • The fourth grade will go to Kids, Kows, and More in Clovis on Wednesday. • […]

PJHS News May 4

Library closesFriday is the last day for students to have books checked out. The librarian is excusing all fines for books returned late; however, books that are not returned will be marked as lost, and the cost of the book will be charged.