Chili cookoff to raise funds for school

Tony Parra The First Annual Chili Cook-off is ‘in the oven’ and it will be hot and ready by 5 p.m. today at the Portales High School cafeteria. The idea for the event was brewing in an art class room last December, when one of the students made the suggestion. Lou Sikes, a Portales art [...]

Board of Regents discuss budget, tuition

Tony Parra Santa Fe is a political hot spot right now and the Eastern New Mexico Board of Regents decided to meet there on Thursday to discuss budget-balancing and banking services for ENMU-Roswell as well as to meet with state legislators on the 135-mile rule. Colleges such as ENMU and New Mexico State University offer [...]

Don’t go around Fred’s place at night

Don McAlavy “Old Fred Pair was a ring-tail tooter, “A cane raiser, and an out-house shooter. “He stood outside his kitchen door “And plugged that privy with a forty-four.” The time was 12:30 on the afternoon of Sept. 5, 1945, and the place was the little town of Morton, Texas, about 50 miles southeast of [...]

Holiday closings for Portales

Freedom Newspapers The following places will have different hours on New Year’s Eve: Portales News-Tribune (closes at noon), Wells Fargo (closes at 3 p.m.), Portales National Bank (closes at noon), Roosevelt County Courts office (closes at noon), Roosevelt County District Attorney’s Office (closes at noon), Wagon Wheel (closes at 2 p.m.), La Hacienda (2:30 p.m.), [...]

Obits 12-14

Imogene Godfrey, 74 Mrs. Imogene Godfrey, 74, of Clovis, a retired head bank teller, died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2003, at her home. She was born Jan. 27, 1929, in Granite, Okla., to James Bryan and Lola Orene Everett Godfrey. She graduated from Field High School in May 1947 and attended ENMU. She was employed at [...]

Portales National Bank accused of dirty business

A Portales bank and a Clovis couple are battling over whether the bank took advantage of an elderly couple in loans on their Portales-area ranch. The fight began when Portales National Bank filed for foreclosure on Abe and Maurene Ribble’s 5,000-acre ranch in July 1999, saying the couple owed the bank more than $168,000. The [...]

Commodity program to improve

Tony Parra Officials involved in the commodities situation in Roosevelt County seem optimistic the new changes will be implemented in late October or November. “We’re hoping to find out the best solution,” Executive Director of the Life Saver Food Bank Nancy Taylor said. “We’ve been working on this change since January. At the latest we [...]

Residents worry about commodities

Tony Parra Low-income Portales residents may be worried about a new proposal in the commodities distribution, but organizers are not quite ready to begin panicking. A group of residents at Tuesday’s Portales city hall meeting expressed concerns that they would have to travel to Clovis to pick up commodities and that the amount would be [...]