ENMU Student Profile, April 27

Your name: Sarah Lyn Boone Your classification: Senior Your major: General Agriculture Your age (and birthdate): 24 (October 24, 1979) Your hometown: Elida What’s your idea of a perfect day? My idea of a perfect day would be hanging out with my friends and family and not having to worry about going to class or […]

Jolly man rejoiced with gossip group

Tony Parra By Tony Parra PNT Staff Writer Tony_Parra@link.freedom.com He was a high-spirited man who liked nothing better than to hang out on the porch for a good conversation with his friends. “He was a jolly man who used to slap his knee when he talked to his friends,” Cecil Faye Watkins, friend and neighbor, […]

Man makes friends selling realty

Name: Ken Bedinger Job: Real estate broker, appraiser and instructor Age and (birth date): 60 (June 3, 1943) Hometown: Portales Family: Wife Sandy; son Brett; daughter Sonja Sanders. What do you think of Portales? “I am fortunate in that I was able to find a profession that allowed me to stay in Portales. I consider […]

Perfect Life: Something for which to be thankful

Jim Lee Well, here we are three-fourths of the way through November already. This Thursday will be Thanksgiving Day. Time sure slips by when we’re having fun, doesn’t it? I have such an enjoyable life that sometimes I think I should feel guilty about it. But guilt is dumb; it’s like making payments on a […]

Be thankful for God’s greatness

Joan Clayton After retirement 10 years ago, I mustered up courage and walked into the News-Tribune office and introduced myself. I asked if I might volunteer a weekly column, the goal being to share my faith. The editor graciously granted my request. This one opportunity has brought more blessings than I can count. I have […]

Greyhound football player dies in crash

Mike Linn He could make everybody laugh. He was always smiling. He was brutally honest. That’s how friends remember 19-year-old Eric Hodgest, a redshirt freshman linebacker on Eastern New Mexico University’s football team. Hodgest died early Sunday morning in a car crash on Interstate 40 in Amarillo. “This type of thing happening to somebody you […]

Creamer loving man to friends and family

Tony Parra He was a caring man to his wife and four daughters and that’s how his family and friends knew him. “He was a very pleasant man,” sister-in-law and friend Irene Ribble said. “He was a good man and took care of his daughters.” Ross Creamer of Portales died at the age of 82 […]

Note to students: Possibilities are unlimited

Helena Rodriguez It doesn’t matter if you were an honor roll student last year or if you were barely passing classes. Every student gets a fresh start Monday on the first day of school. I can promise you, every teacher’s grade book will be blank when the first bell rings. Every student, in every class, […]

Community Mourns Loss of Loved One

Mike Linn Family and friends describe Frank Poynor as larger-than-life: He was an outgoing person with an interest in the future of youngsters; had an affinity for cycling, ranching and fishing; and was blessed with integrity. Poynor, a longtime Portales businessman, died Wednesday in an accident while riding his bicycle in Dallas. He was 72. […]

Floyd News, August 6

By Jennifer Essary Friends and family: Dusty and Dearil Looney’s baby shower was Sunday at the Wells Fargo hospitality room. They are expecting a baby boy in early September. Hostesses were Kwana Buras, Cryste Todd, Joyce Fogg, Delores Hardt, and Kim Neece. Dusty is the daughter of Dottie and Ronny Tipton. Meetings: There will be […]

Personalities Plus — Kirby Rowan

What’s your idea of a perfect day? “Sleep in, combo Mexican plate for lunch, work and correspondence with friends in the afternoon, doing a kind deed for someone who doesn’t expect it, then a relaxing evening stretching late into the night talking with bright people about anything and everything.” What did you think about on […]

Personality Plus — Scott Aubuchont

Scott Aubuchont has returned to the haunts of his childhood — the New Mexico Christian Children’s Home. Tell us about your childhood: “I grew up at the New Mexico Christian Children’s Home. I lived there for about 18 years.”   What’s so great about your favorite sport? “My favorite sport is basketball. I like playing […]

A true American story is hard to come by

Jim Lee Well, here we are in the second half of 2003. It just doesn’t seem possible. It feels like New Year’s Day happened around last week, and now we’re closer to 2004 than 2002. It makes me stop and realize that, other than just one day, birthdays are always less than a year away. […]

Good food, good friends at Juneteenth celebration

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Gary Mitchell The catfish, the music and the ribs were hot. The weather and the coming together of friends, family and community made Saturday’s Westside Juneteenth Extravaganza perfect, organizers said. “It’s a real good day,” said food chairman William P. “Pill” Hall. “This year, everybody’s eating good. We had plenty of food, and everybody’s really […]

Jones a family woman

By Angela Peacock Whether it was making a quilt for one of her children or having a cookout with friends, Gayle Jones was always doing something for her family, relatives said. Jones’s daughter Deana Privett said she remembers her family was always planning gatherings with her parents closest friends, the Mathis family. She said her […]

Dora School News, May 30

By Charlie Carmichael Graduation and Scholarships There were 18 graduates: Jaimie Bare, Layton Belcher, Brittany Bennett, Cassandra Brook, Lindsey Burkett, Matt Carpenter, Andy Carter, TJ Cathey, Justin Da, Gricelda Estrada, Bryce Hayes, Michael Mapp, Clarissa Martinez, Bryce Peterson, Maria Ponce, Chris Ralston, Michael Sebring and Westen Stroup. Scholarships received were: Jaimie Bare, RCEC, RCRTC, Friends […]

PHS grads look forward to the future

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Mike Linn After years of education, Portales High School seniors finally were able to toss their graduation caps in the air, the age-old symbol that high school now can be viewed through life’s rear-view mirror. Before they know it, the graduates will be looking ahead: attending college, finding a job, meeting new friends, shaking the […]

Cannon families, friends await arrival of deployed troops

By Gary Mitchell CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — More than 200 Cannon “lethal warfighters” deployed at various locations for several months in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom will return home to Cannon on Monday and Tuesday. Family members, colleagues and friends will be waving flags and cheering as the Cannon service members come back home, […]