Greyhounds drop opener at Southern Nazarene

Freedom New Mexico BETHANY, Okla. — Junior running back Brandon Smith capped a 92-yard drive with a go-ahead 1-yard touchdown plunge in the final minute of the half, giving Southern Nazarene the lead for good Saturday night in a storm-delayed 16-9 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in the season opener for both teams. The […]

ENMU loses opener on road 16-9

Freedom New Mexico BETHANY, Okla. — Junior running back Brandon Smith capped a 92-yard drive with a go-ahead 1-yard touchdown plunge in the final minute of the half, giving Southern Nazarene the lead for good Saturday night in a storm-delayed 16-9 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in the season opener for both teams. The […]

Zia volleyball, soccer falls on the road

Freedom New Mexico SAN ANTONIO — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team hung close with its opponents Saturday, but the Zias were unable to break through in the season-opening St. Mary’s/Texas MedClinic Invitational. The Zias (0-4) led in all four games against Missouri Southern, but dropped a 27-25, 22-25, 30-28, 25-18 decision to the […]

Oasis takes part in state celebration

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer Roosevelt County’s Oasis State Park may just be middle-aged, but that didn’t stop several regular park goers from celebrating the 75th anniversary of New Mexico State Parks with food, friends and fun at the park Saturday night. Hot dogs, and a 75th anniversary birthday cake were served to those […]

Portales doctor garners award

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By Thomas Garcia: PNT Staff Writer Dr. Lonnie Alexander of Portales was named the 2008 Family Physician of the Year by his peers. He received the award during the New Mexico Academy of Family Physicians’ annual family medicine seminar in Taos. Alexander, a family practitioner with a specialized emphasis in obstetrics and gynecology, has been […]

County manager plans jail changes

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Curry County Manager Lance Pyle said he plans to reveal an action plan for the adult detention center next week after he evaluates the recommendations of consultants. The plan is being drafted in response to the Aug. 24 escape of eight inmates who cut a hole in the jail’s […]

Anniversaries mark much more than dates

By Karl Terry It’s a bittersweet occasion but we’re going to remember it anyway because of its importance. Earlier this week my parents would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary together, had my dad lived. He died a little over three years short of the milestone. We’re planning a small, private family gathering today to […]

With racetrack hopes gone, Tucumcari gains from experience

Freedom New Mexico Tucumcari can only declare itself a winner this week, even though Raton was the chosen site for New Mexico’s last horse track and casino operation. The reason is the community, inside and outside the town boundaries, won’t abandon its efforts to rebuild its economic base. Many have said they will retool and […]

There’s always a time for wining

By Anita Doberman: PNT Columnist You probably know by now that I am Italian, and I occasionally enjoy a good glass of wine. While I am not a professional wine connoisseur, I am going to share some basic tips, to help you pick a good bottle of wine, that my grandpa back in Italy has […]

Aug. 31, 2008 Court Dispositions

The following dispositions were filed recently in Roosevelt County Magistrate Court. According to reports: • David Capps, 23, was found guilty of the charge of driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor (first offense). He was sentenced to one year of supervised probation, ordered to attend an ASPEN program, have an ignition interlock device installed […]

Aug. 31, 2008 Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received over the past week by Portales Police dispatchers. According to the reports: Monday • At 10:40 a.m., a caller reported fraud at a residence on Gemini Drive. • At 4:09 p.m., a caller reported a burglary of a vehicle on South Avenue A. • At 5:58 p.m., […]

Fair Results: Open Poultry

Results from the Roosevelt County Fair Open Poultry Show: • Audrey Campbell, 1st and Champion Bantam Male, Cochin; 2nd runner duck hen; 1st runner duck Hen; 1st Swedish duck hen. Barbara Nicholes, 1st and Champion Large Breed Trio with Sussex; 1st goose. • Delores Campbell 1st Old English hen; 1st Magpie Duck hen; 2nd Swedish […]

Awards given at fair

Special to the PNT Johnny Ogden, awards master of ceremonies, led the awards presentations at the Roosevelt County Fair to a packed crowd Aug. 22. Business and individual supporters were present to hand out their buckles and trophies to the top winning individuals. In the Home Arts Building, LaDoris Allison received first place, Konni Wallace, […]

Aug. 31, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Portales Public Library: Snoring Beauty by Bruce Hale, illustrated by Howard Fine“Long, long ago (about six hundred and two years ago Last Friday, at 7:00 p.m. Fairy Standard Time, to be exact), the childless King Gluteus and his wife, Queen Esophagus, got lucky at last.”

Carters settle on “White Earth”

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By Ruth Burns: Special to the PNT By Ruth Burns Special to the PNT One of the first of the pioneers to come to the Roosevelt County area was the Carter Family, who settled at Tierra Blanca Lake about 10 miles west of the present site of Portales, so named because of the “White Earth” […]

Expert: Artistry can be simple

By Sheryl Borden: PNT Columnist Information on craft painting techniques and preparing Indian and Mediterranean cuisine will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” noon Tuesday and 2 p.m. Saturday(All times are Mountain). Tera Leigh of Paintability assures us that anyone can become an artist and create beautiful items for the home with the techniques […]

Aug. 31, 2008 Community Calendar

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. Sunday Lamp Lighters Alcoholics Anonymous — 11 a.m. […]

Aug. 31, 2008 Births

Tabor Tae Wayne Tabor and Julieana Michelle Tabor were born June 18, 2008, to Ben and Veronica Tabor at University Medical Center in Lubbock. He weighed 3 pounds, 12 ounces. She weighed 4 pounds, 3 ounces. Grandparents are Brian and Zoe Ann Tabor of Elida and Frank and Wanda Levacy of Portales. Great-grandparents are Mike […]

Aug. 31, 2008 Engagements

Medina-Lucero James and Nomie Medina of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Melissa A. Medina, to Michael J. Lucero, both of Clovis. He is the son of Amanda Lucero and Paul Gauna of Fort Sumner. The couple will exchange vows Sept. 6, 2008, in Clovis. Invitations have been sent.

Aug. 31, 2008 Dora High News

Labor Day weekSchool will not be in session Monday for Dora students and staff. School will be back in session Tuesday through Friday. VolleyballTuesday: Dora junior high, junior varsity and varsity at Clovis Christian, 4 p.m. Progress reportsTeachers will issue reports of academic progress as of the third week of the first grading period on […]