Feb. 24 ENMU Briefs

• Dr. Manuel Varela, professor of biology, and his research personnel have had a paper accepted for publication by the refereed Journal of Membrane Biology.

Police: False robbery call made with pre-paid cell phone

PNT Staff Report A Portales police spokesman said a phone call reporting an armed robbery at a local bank on Friday that turned out to be a false alarm was made using a pre-paid phone. Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said police were unable to determine an exact location from where the call was made or […]

It’s their job: Vicki Aguilar

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Name: Vicki Aguilar Job: Roosevelt County indigent administrator and loss prevention coordinator Background: Aguilar grew up all over New Mexico and graduated from Portales High School and Eastern New Mexico University. She has a bachelor’s degree in business administration. Time on job: 22 years What does your job entail?: I help individuals out with their […]

Workshop demolished by fire

PNT Staff Report A cutting torch set off a fire Sunday afternoon that destroyed a 15-by-20 foot workshop in Roosevelt County. The fire started about 3:30 p.m. Portales Fire Department Battalion Chief Lance Hill said the men working on the small barn at 1684 South Roosevelt Road 6 were unable to contain the fire. Firefighters […]

Savage Storm complete sweep over Hounds

Freedom New Mexico DURANT, Okla. — Second baseman Scott Hancock’s first home run of the season, a three-run shot, capped a five-run Southeastern Oklahoma sixth and the Savage Storm went on to a 15-7 victory over Easter New Mexico University on Saturday, completing a sweep of their four-game Lone Star Conference baseball series. The Savage […]

Hunter education classes start Friday

The first of two hunter education classes starts Friday in Clovis. The classes are conducted by the New Mexico Game and Fish Department and are held at Patriot Outdoors, 1250 County Road 16. Each class consists of three-day sessions and completion is required for anyone under 18 who wants to purchase a state hunting license. […]

City manager has long-standing career in public service

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer Debi Lee has more than 25 years as a city manager, the last five in Portales. And despite long hours and sometimes heavy stress — she enjoys what she does. Lee originally wanted to be a physical education teacher. But she has built a career of public service and […]

Portales woman glad to greet

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer “Welcome to Wal-Mart, buddy! Have a grand day!” Sound familiar? Then you’ve met Tabby Taylor. The 31-year-old Portales Wal-Mart greeter has a style like no one else and an abundance of enthusiasm in her job, not to mention her volunteer work with five organizations around town. Forty hours a […]

Birds of prey exhibit to come to Clovis

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By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Clovis residents will get a chance to learn about America’s birds of prey up close. They’ll even have an opportunity to see the birds fly. “We’re kind of giving a biology lesson while interacting with the birds. We teach people where the birds are, what they eat, how to […]

Portales’ country roads eyesore

I live three miles west of Portales. As the population grows outside the city limits, so do my concerns about the piling up of trash and tumbleweeds. It’s not only an eyesore, but a fire danger. Our county officials need to look into controlling this problem because it looks like individuals won’t do it. There […]

Editorial: Head of drug council should bring change

President Obama is reported to have settled on Seattle Police Chief Gil Kerlikowske to head the Office of National Drug Control Policy, taking the position commonly referred to as “drug czar.” It would have been preferable to abolish the position and transfer the 100 or so employees the “czar” supervises to other departments or to […]

Feb. 22, 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, […]

Feb. 22, 2009 Dora News

Contest Winner Congratulations to Dora junior Renee Gantert for her winning entry in the recent Veterans of Foreign Wars essay contest. Renee’s essay took first place in the district and second place at the state level, for which she received a $300 savings bond at the VFW banquet Feb. 14. District basketball District play will […]

Feb. 22, 2009 Elida news

Upcoming events Spring break is March 23-27. Breakfast Menu: Monday: Biscuits and gravy, juice, milk, cereal Tuesday: Peanut butter and jelly sandwich, juice, milk, cereal Wednesday: Cinnamon roll, juice, milk, cereal Thursday: Hot Pocket, juice, milk, cereal Lunch Menu Monday: Soft tacos, beans, salad, cookie, milk Tuesday: Sloppy Joes, potatoes, salad, pudding, milk HS: Salad […]

Feb. 22, 2009 Floyd Menu

Monday: Breakfast — Pancakes, sausage link, cereal, juice, milk. Lunch — Baked ham, mashed potatoes, gravy, hot roll, peaches, milk, salad bar for MS and HS.Tuesday: Breakfast — Scrambled eggs, sausage patty, cereal, juice, milk. Lunch — Chicken enchiladas, rice, salad, pineapple, milk, salad bar for MS and HS.Wednesday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza, cereal, juice, […]

Feb. 22, 2009 PHS news

HIV/AIDS Awareness Program Scheduled Eastern New Mexico University is hosting an HIV/AIDS awareness program from 5:30-7:30 p.m. March 18 at the ENMU Campus Union Building Ballroom. This event is sponsored by the Office of Women’s Health, ENMU Health Services, Multicultural Affairs and the Alcohol Prevention Coalition. A keynote speaker is to talk about the personal […]

Feb. 22, 2009 PJHS news

Choir excels The choir students competed at the New Mexico Music Educators Association Solo and Ensemble Festival Feb. 14 in Clovis. The Portales Junior High School Treble Choir group, eight students, sang “Durme” and were named outstanding ensemble for the entire day.

Policy on press coverage of military deaths should consider families

Anita Tedaldi If my husband died in combat, would I want the media to photograph his coffin as his body came home to me? I can’t help getting choked up thinking about this grim scenario. I don’t even want to consider the possibility, let alone worry about whether I would want the press to be […]

More to whistling than passing time

By Karl Terry: PNT columnist Do you whistle while you work? I like to whistle when I paint but my mother looks nothing like Whistler’s Mother. I can’t paint pictures but I can paint walls. I also like to whistle when I do housework. It irritates my wife to think I’m actually enjoying chores. But […]

Shows feature drinks, designs

by Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on thread painting, making blueberry drinks and creating a faux rock finish on walls will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and 2 p.m. Saturday. Author and designer Nancy Prince will show how to do thread painting. This method is especially good when a design […]