Hounds sweep Cameron with walk-off wins

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Freedom New Mexico Coming in on a seven-game losing streak, things suddenly turned around Saturday for the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team. The Greyhounds got strong pitching and timely hitting and pulled out a pair of walkoff wins at Greyhound Field, beating Cameron 3-2 in the seven-inning opener and 6-5 in the nine-inning nightcap […]

Zias’ win streak snapped at seven

Freedom New Mexico DENTON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s high-flying softball team got off to a fast start on Saturday. Then the Zias came crashing to earth. Texas Woman’s overcame an early 5-0 deficit to win the first game of their Lone Star Conference South Division doubleheader 7-5, then broke open the second game […]

Deputy fights animal cruelty

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico They approach her in stores or wherever they happen to see her, pointing out hidden atrocities tucked away in back yards and homes across the community. A rope snaking through a yard to an oversized collar on the neck of a bony, shriveled dog too weak to move. Another […]

Clovis man killed in railroad accident

CNJ Staff YESO, N.M. — New Mexico State Police say a 56-year-old Clovis railroad worker was killed Saturday after falling off a rail car and being struck by another railcar that backed over him. State police say Gregory Blevins, a railroad worker for 20 years, was helping co-workers with the BNSF railroad company when the […]

City council to vote on animal ordinance changes

PNT staff Proposed changes in the animal ordinance top the agenda Tuesday for the Portales City Council. The ordinance is was revised by Portales Police Chief Jeff Gill. The council is seeking public comment on the changes. The council will also consider an amendment for a professional services contract grant match with the New Mexico […]

Student’s art flies high

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer A Portales Junior High School student who didn’t intend to take an art class has won third place in a national aviation art contest. The week of Feb. 15, seventh-grader Kristen Wagner received a letter from Gov. Bill Richardson informing her that her drawing of three stunt planes in […]

Documentary on military life sheds light on community

By Anita Tedaldi: PNT columnist The BBC is following me around this week filming my most interesting life of snot, poop, screaming kids -

March 1, 2009 Court Dispositions

Feb. 16• Zahra Bint-Bilal, 25, was found guilty of littering. Bint-Bilal was ordered to pay court cost, fines and fees. • Tennille Chee, 32, was found guilty of aggravated driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs (1st); open container and speeding 45/35. Chee was given 88-days suspended sentence leaving 40 hours to […]

March 1, 2009 On the shelves/Library events

Monday is Dr. Seuss’ birthday and the Portales Public Library is set to participate in Read Across America to celebrate. From noon to 2:30 p.m., we will have guests read to visiting elementary school classes. At 4:30 p.m., a birthday party, complete with a story, games and cake, is scheduled. Preschool Storytime meets at 10:30 […]

March 1, 2009 Elida School news

Upcoming events March 6-7— Basketball State Regional Playoffs March 10-14 — Basketball State Tournament Baseball season starts March 16 with a home game against San Jon. Two varsity games are scheduled for 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Spring break is March 23-27. Breakfast Menu: Monday: bagel, juice, milk, cereal Tuesday: rice, toast, juice, milk, cereal […]

March 1, 2009 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, […]

March 1, 2009 Portales Junior High School news

National art winner Kristen Wagner just received a letter of recognition from Gov. Bill Richardson congratulating her on placing third at the national level of an international aviation art contest. At the state level, several Portales Junior High students swept the contest, and their work was sent to Washington, D.C. Art instructor Jon Birdsong said […]

March 1, 2009 Portales High School news

Military recruiters visiting weekly Military recruiters from all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces will be at Portales High School weekly to visit with students interested in finding out more information about the U.S. Armed Forces.

March 1, 2009 Weddings

Thompson-Moore Denise Thompson of Portales and Kenny Moore of Estelline, Texas, were joined in marriage Feb. 16, 2009, at Inn of the Mountain Gods in Ruidoso. Rev. Bob Schut performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Keith and Anita Carmichael of Portales. The bridegroom is the son of Kennneth and Evelene Moore […]

March 1, 2009 Club notes

Roosevelt General Hospital Auxiliary The first meeting of 2009 for the Roosevelt General Hospital Auxiliary met in the home of President Sid Phillips Jan. 21 at 9:30 a.m., for a social meeting prior to the general meeting at 10 a.m. Vice President Linda Uttaro assisted Phillips with the fresh fruits and rolls served tot he […]

March 1, 2009 Community Services Center menus

Community Services Center 1100 Community Way Monday: Lasagna, honey glazed carrots, wheat garlic bread, orange, and oatmeal cookie. Tuesday: Salmon patty, baked potato, margarine, spinach, wheat bread, and chocolate pudding. Wednesday: Burrito, Spanish rice, salsa, corn, salad, dressing, and spiced apple. Thursday: Chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, wheat roll, margarine, and apple […]

March 1, 2009 Floyd school menus

Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza, cereal, juice, milk. Lunch — Macaroni dinner, green beans, roll, banana pudding, milk, salad bar for MS and HS. Tuesday: Breakfast — Breakfast burrito, cereal, juice, milk. Lunch — Chicken fajitas, tortilla, rice, salad, cherry cobbler, milk, salad bar for MS and HS. Wednesday: Breakfast — Blueberry muffin, cereal, juice, […]

March 1, 2009 Dora school news

BPA state winners Colleen Tollett, sponsor, announces that the following students placed at the recent BPA State Leadership Conference: Gowan Hays — Finalist in Fundamental Spreadsheet Application; Ashlyn Myers — Finalist in Desktop Publishing; Renee Gantert — 2nd in Legal Office Procedures; Arlem Villanueva — Finalist in Database Applications; Arlem Villanueva, Jessica Fierro, Ashley Kanmore, […]

Body code advice on way

Government’s actions aren’t progressive

Here is a sad, undisputed fact: About 350,000 rather wealthy people at “the top” own as much as the entire bottom half of the remaining 300-plus million people in America, the land of the free. In a nutshell, what has happened is we have pursued a living within a system that blatantly milks the productivity […]