Local Brief Oct. 7

PNT Staff Report The third annual High Plains Quilt Festival will be held from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 17-18 at the Memorial Building. Organizers say they expect about 200 entries. In addition to quilts, vendors will display products, and seminars and demonstrations will be offered. Amy Armenta, local quilter and artist, will teach the double […]

It’s Their Job: Mary Diaz-Rodriguez

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By Blake Downs: PNT Correspondent Job: Family Assistance Analyst at the Income Support Division of the New Mexico Human Services Department. Background: Diaz-Rodriguez is a Portales High School graduate and is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in social work with an emphasis in psychology and a major in Spanish. Time on the job: Four years […]

Angelo State beats Hounds 25-13

Freedom New Mexico SAN ANGELO, Texas — Senior tailback Daniel Thomas ran for 144 yards and Angelo State’s defense held Eastern New Mexico University to minus-19 yards rushing Saturday as the Rams beat the Greyhounds 25-13 in a Lone Star Conference South Division clash. The Hounds (1-5, 0-2 South) took a 10-9 lead early in […]

Brazilian baller leads Hound offense

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By Mickey Winfield, Freedom New Mexico Native Brazilian Emerson Rodrigues has overcome an intimidating language barrier during his college education in the United States. On the soccer pitch, however, those barriers don’t seem to be so stubbornly rigid. Rodrigues, in his first season for the Greyhounds, has taken advantage of the opportunity soccer has afforded […]

Zia volleyball splits pair in Denton

Freedom New Mexico DENTON, Texas — Sophomore Veronica Valdez had 18 kills and nine digs Saturday as the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team rallied from a one-game deficit to beat Texas A&M-International 17-25, 25-16, 25-18, 25-23. The Zias then faced Lone Star Conference rival and host Texas Woman’s in a non-conference match and absorbed […]

ENMU hoops picked to finish last

Freedom New Mexico BARTLESVILLE, Okla. — Eastern New Mexico University’s basketball teams were picked for last place in the Lone Star Conference South Division’s preseason basketball polls, released this week. Both squads are coming off last-place finishes in 2007-08, the men going 6-21 overall and 0-12 in the South while the women were 5-22 and […]

Oct. 5, 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.-noon, […]

Oct. 5, 2008 Dora News

Sports Tuesday — Dora volleyball hosts Floyd at 4:30 p.m. (JH, JV, V) Thursday — Homecoming. Dora volleyball hosts Melrose at 5 p.m. (JH, JV, V) Friday — Dora volleyball at Elida at 4:30 p.m. (JH, JV, V) Saturday — Dora football teams play Reserve at Portales High School. Junior high game is at 11 […]

Oct. 5, 2008 Elida News

Rodeo competition Elida High School students participated in two rodeo competitions recently. Sept. 6-7, the Santa Fe rodeo was held. Trent Bilberry placed ninth during the Saturday calf roping go-rounds and on Sunday he placed fourth. Kody Paiz wound up in eighth place on Sunday. At the Grants rodeo, held Sept. 13-14, Trent Bilberry took […]

Oct. 5, 2008 PJHS News

Sports schedule Ram football has two games this week. The seventh-grade team hosts Texico Tuesday afternoon. Thursday, the eighth-grade team heads to Clovis to play Yucca. Both the seventh- and eighth-grade “A” volleyball teams head to Santa Rosa Tuesday. The following week, they wrap up their season with tournaments in Clovis.

Oct. 5, 2008 PHS News

Parent meeting set A meeting for parents of juniors will be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the PHS Library. We will be discussing the upcoming auction fundraiser scheduled for Nov. 9, as well as other possible fundraisers needed for the junior/senior prom. Your attendance and input are needed. Your student must have junior dues […]

Oct. 5, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at Portales Public Library: What You Never Knew About Beds, Bedrooms, & Pajamas by Patricia Lauber. Illustrated by John Manders. When lying on your pillow-top mattress on your queen-size bed, do you ever wonder how beds came to be? What did people sleep on before their invention? And what about […]

Oct. 5, 2008 CSC menu

Oct. 5, 2008 Engagements

Fair-Chamberlin Roxie Pritchett and Darren Elrod announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Sandra Lynn Fair, of Portales to Christopher George Chamberlin of Portales, son of Dr. Richard and Louise Chamberlin of Socorro. The ceremony will be held Oct. 18, 2008, at the Clovis Civic Center. The bride elect is a 2005 graduate […]

Oct. 5, 2008 Anniversaries

Carter Alva and Mary Helen Carter of Portales celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008. The couple was married on Oct. 4, 1958, in Portales. He is a retired Portales High School administrator

Learn to create ambiance

By Sheryl Borden: PNT columnist Information on creating ambiance in the home, tips to motivate a child to get to a healthy weight, and making tassels for lampshades will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and at 2 p.m. Saturday. According to Jill Roe, consultant with PartyLite, it doesn’t take a […]

Local Brief Oct. 5

The Southeastern New Mexico Sandhills Fun Walk-Run will be held Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. at the Pep Community Building. The day starts off at 9 a.m. with a Halloween costume contest, followed by a 5K and one mile walk-run. Other events include a kids’ wagon pull, wheel chair race, and stick-pony race. Entry fee […]

County agent quoted in National Geographic

Special to the PNT Out of nowhere, Patrick Kircher became a nationally-known image consultant. When Maggie G. Zachowitz of National Geographic needed help explaining a 51-year-old photograph taken in Roosevelt County, she turned to Kircher, the county’s agricultural extension agent. In the 1957 photo, a man measures the former ground level of a field in […]

City to honor Leroy and Gaynelle Thomas

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By Sarah Meyer, PNT Staff Writer Leroy and Gaynelle Thomas have contributed countless hours over the years to the Portales community, but they don’t think what they’ve done is anything out of the ordinary. City officials disagree, and they’re recognizing the couple with a 6 p.m. reception Tuesday at the Memorial Building, followed by a […]

ENMU sponsors hot air balloon

By Celena Cordova, PNT Staff Writer Eastern New Mexico University wants fiesta-goers to see its message about tuition costs is powered by hot air, not full of it. “Avoid Soaring Tuition” was chosen as the slogan for the university’s hot air balloon at the 2008 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Fiesta goers will have the opportunity […]