Trash situation irks residents

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Linda Giddings, who lives west of Portales, is frustrated with blowing trash, not to mention illegal dumping, in that area. She is circulating a petition asking for a county ordinance to prohibit people from allowing trash, tumbleweeds and other debris to collect on their property where the waste can […]

Portales woman sentenced for son’s death

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer A Portales woman who said God told her to flush the devil from her 6-year-old son was sentenced Monday to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty in the boy’s death, according to the district attorney’s office. Teresa Gilman, 26, was arrested in January 2007 after an ambulance was […]

March 8, 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 8, Engagements

McAfee-Mosier Mark and Sherri McAfee of Portales announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Shannon McAfee of Portales, to Chris Mosier of Portales, son of Wesley Mosier and Shelly Stanley. The couple will exchange vows March 28, 2009, at 6 p.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church. A reception will follow at 6:45 p.m. at […]

March 8, Elida School News

Upcoming events • Tuesday-Saturday: State Basketball Tournament • Baseball season starts on March 16 with a home game against San Jon. Two varsity games are scheduled for 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. • Report Cards go out March 16 • School will dismiss at 1 p.m. March 19. • Parent – Teacher Conferences will be […]

March 8, PJHS News

NMSBA nears Students will begin the language arts and math sections of the New Mexico Standards Based Assessment March 24-26. When school resumes after spring break, students will take the science and social studies section April 7-9. Nine-weeks tests Teachers have had students finishing projects and assignments as they begin reviewing for their third-quarter tests […]

March 8, Honors

Eastern New Mexico University Fifty-six students from the Portales area are attending Eastern New Mexico University and are among the 558 students on the 2008 fall semester Dean’s Honor Roll. They and their majors are: Kalynn Baldock, dairy science; Hannah Richards, biology; Jeremy Andrade, tech comp; Rodolfo Arceo, Spanish; Sylvia Baltazar, criminal justice; Monica Best, […]

March 8, Floyd Menus

Monday: Breakfast — Quesadilla, cereal, juice, and milk. Lunch — Poor Man’s steak, roll, green beans, pineapple, milk, salad bar for MS and HS. Tuesday: Breakfast — Scrambled eggs, cereal, juice, and milk. Lunch — Chicken, broccoli Alfredo, garlic bread, salad, Jell-O, milk, salad bar for MS and HS. Wednesday: Breakfast — Banana nut bread, […]

Joan Clayton releases new book

Joan Clayton mixes Scripture and poetry in her book “A Time For Praise” to encourage people in their walk with God. Clayton uses her writing to praise God in what might be new ways to someone who is new to the Christian faith. The poems are sometimes playful and endearing as she lets God speak […]

March 8, On the Shelves

March 8, Dora School News

FFA practice schedule• Monday – Dairy, 4-7 p.m.• Tuesday – Crops, 4-7 p.m.• Wednesday – Livestock, 4-7 p.m.• Thursday – Entomology & Dairy Foods, 4-7 p.m.• Friday – No practice; teacher in-service day• Saturday – Contest at Roswell; teams leave Dora at 6 am. Report cardsStudents will receive their report cards this Wednesday.

March 8 Club Notes

United Daughters of the Confederacy The Ellen W. Jones Chapter of The United Daughters of The Confederacy met for a spring luncheon at the Portales Public Library conference room. The program committee served as hostess and used a St. Patrick’s Day theme in decorations. Guest introduced were, Rob Millett from Florence, Miss., Patrice and Gabby […]

March 8, Court Dispositions

The following criminal cases were recently closed through the 9th Judicial District Court. To view individual cases, visit http://www.nmcourts.gov/ caselookup/app and search by case number. Searches can also be conducted using last name, first name and by comparing the case number to the search returns. Under the “Register of Actions Activity” section of each case, […]

March 8, Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from March 2 through March 5. • Joshua L. Madrigal, 20 to China M. Gamble, 18, both of Portales • Torricello A Embry, 35, to Laura E. Gomez, 31, both of Portales

Clovis woman killed in car collision

The Associated Press An 18-year-old Clovis woman and five members of an extended family died Friday in a head-on collision west of Roswell. Elaina Hita was killed on U.S. 70 when the vehicle she was driving hit a van carrying five adults and two children, according to State Police spokesman Peter Olson. Hita’s passenger, 22-year-old […]

Zias fall to Kingsville

Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — Right fielder Jasmine Ross drove in three runs, including two with a seventh-inning triple, and Texas A&M-Kingsville beat Eastern New Mexico University 4-2 on Saturday in the rubber game of a three-game Lone Star Conference series at Zia Softball Field. Ross’ triple, her first of the season, was a one-out […]

Hounds pull sweep over Texans

Freedom New Mexico STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Junior right fielder Ethan Wagner capped a big day with a go-ahead, two-run single in the top of the ninth inning, giving Eastern New Mexico University a 12-10 win over Tarleton State and a sweep of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference baseball doubleheader. The Greyhounds, who won the seven-inning opener […]

Military life all about compromise

By Anita Tedaldi: PNT columnist I have a friend who’s a stepmom. She has two daughters with her husband, and his son from a previous marriage lives with them. The fact that “Holly” is a step-mom certainly doesn’t define who she is, but it has been an important part of her life and something that […]

No fluff behind belly button article

By Karl Terry: PNT columnist With the economic news a bit on the gloomy side these days, I’ve been inspecting my navel a lot more as I’m sure you all have. Therefore I wasn’t surprised to see a story on belly button lint or fuzz on the newspaper Web page I was reading earlier this […]

March 8, Letter to the Editor

Downtown shaping up to be mess I’m beginning to doubt our county/city officials can make the right decisions in improving infrastructure. The changes recently made around the Roosevelt County Courthouse are the latest example. As the project began to take form, doubts and confusion also began to take form. I thought the trees and other […]