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 […]

Rams outlast Greyhounds in conference showdown

Freedom New Mexico SAN ANGELO, Texas — Senior guard Maso Hamilton scored all 11 of his points off the bench in the second half and started two long runs with 3-pointers as Angelo State outlasted Eastern New Mexico University 73-63 in a Lone Star Conference South Division men’s game. Hamilton’s first 3-pointer came with 14:23 […]

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Savage Storm sweep Hounds

Freedom New Mexico DURANT, Okla. — Right fielder Zach Freeman went 3-for-4 and drove in the go-ahead run in a four-run sixth inning with a squeeze bunt single as Southeastern Oklahoma completed a sweep of its Lone Star Conference baseball doubleheader against Eastern New Mexico University with a 6-2 victory on Friday. The Savage Storm […]

Zias roll past Lady Aggies

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico A little home cooking took care of any effects of a potentially tough loss for the Eastern New Mexico University softball team. The Zias completed the sweep of a two-day, four-game homestand on Friday by pounding Oklahoma Panhandle State 9-6 and 13-3 at Zia Softball Field. ENMU (9-5), which […]

Rambelles edge past Zias late

Freedom New Mexico SAN ANGELO, Texas — Angelo State got a layup from senior center Ann Parks with 43 seconds left to take the lead for good and the Rambelles held off Eastern New Mexico University 51-47 Friday night in a Lone Star Conference South Division women’s matchup. ENMU (9-20, 0-11 South), which has lost […]

Police say Portales robbery call false alarm

Freedom New Mexico A call to Portales dispatchers about an armed robbery call Friday afternoon at Portales National Bank turned out to be a false alarm, according to Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry. Berry said the call came around 5 p.m. Several officers responded to Portales National Bank, but police found no evidence of a […]

Military growing option for high school graduates

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By Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico The future is theirs but the clock is ticking. Just like high school students around the country, Roosevelt and Curry County high school seniors approaching graduation are looking at a variety of options — among those choices a career in the military. “It’s that time of year where folks […]