Engagement: Garcia-Day

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Rita Garcia of Portales announces the engagement and approaching marriage of her daughter, Mary Romano of Portales, to Randy Day of Portales. The couple plans a March 2009 wedding.

County manager plans jail changes

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Curry County Manager Lance Pyle said he plans to reveal an action plan for the adult detention center next week after he evaluates the recommendations of consultants. The plan is being drafted in response to the Aug. 24 escape of eight inmates who cut a hole in the jail’s […]

KENW plans to air forum

By Thomas Garcia PNT Staff Writer Eastern New Mexico University’s KENW-TV will broadcast a live New Mexico candidate forum on Friday. The 90-minute forum, hosted by Lorene Mills, of Santa Fe, is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Friday. It will feature candidates answering questions on issues affecting New Mexicans, said New Mexico Municipal League Treasurer and […]

Investment firms’ agriculture venture a welcome move

Editorial The New York Times reports that in light of the world food crisis, large private investment funds around the world are going beyond placing bets on agricultural commodities like corn, wheat, soybeans and the like. Several are buying farmland, fertilizer, grain elevators, barges and ships. They figure that although the current run-up in food […]

Group plans mission trip to China, Vietnam

By Janet Bresenham, Freedom New Mexico Sasha Parker and Casey O’Connor know their mission trip this month to China and Vietnam will be life-changing. The two Eastern New Mexico University freshmen, both 19, said they also expect the experience to increase their faith and deepen their relationships with God. “I know God’s going to change […]

Religion Digest March 21, 2008

Church plans weekend services St. Helen Catholic Church will offer several special Holy Week and Easter services this weekend.Today, there will be a Stations of the Cross observance at 3 p.m. There will be a Good Friday Communion Service and Veneration of the Cross at 7 p.m. today. On Saturday, the church plans a special […]

Program helps families plan life roadmap

By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer Businesses have strategic plans, mission statements, goal and objectives. And now many Portales families who have been participating in a Family Leadership Institute have created their own family action plans called Roadmaps to Success. The Family Leadership Institute, sponsored by the Portales Municipal School District, began in November with […]

God has plan for everyone, including you

By Joan Clayton Have you ever wondered if God really is in control of your life and if he knows every detail? Have you gone down a dark trail of pain and asked, “Why me?” If you have, you are not alone. Many of the biblical giants (“heroes of faith”) had the same feelings. Think […]

Wilson supports Air Force delay of procurement changes

Freedom New Mexico Albuquerque — Rep. Heather Wilson, R-N.M., said Friday a delay in Air Force plans to consolidate procurement operations is a good thing for small businesses in New Mexico. Wilson’s comments came during a public meeting she organized so the Air Force could brief New Mexico business leaders about its plans. The Air […]

Bingaman to introduce Ute water bill in February

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Continued funding for the Ute Water Project depends on decisions that will be made in February. That’s when the New Mexico Legislature is finishing a 30-day session, for which Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority members hope to procure $10.5 million in capital outlay. It’s also when Sen. Jeff […]

Nov. 23, 1960

• Eastern New Mexico University President Donald Moyer told the State Board of Educational Finance that he would be asking the legislature for money to start a junior college in Clovis. • Mounted Patrol Chairman Art Jones announced plans to build a new Mounted Patrol Arena on land adjacent to the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds. • […]

Lobbyist: Health care hot topic for 2008

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor A lobbyist for the Roosevelt County Commissioners believes health care will be at the forefront of next year’s 30-day legislative session. Mike Miller of Portales told commissioners Tuesday indigent funds and health care reform are possibly the biggest things to watch out for in 2008, but he is doubtful […]

Area students vie for place on fair’s royal court

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Six young ladies from Roosevelt County will begin competition to determine who will be the reigning Roosevelt County fair royalty for the 2007-2008 year. The horsemanship portion of the competition will take place on Thursday morning at the Special Events Arena at the fairgrounds. During the competition, each of […]

Teachers speak of bittersweet end to school year

By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers With school ending, and teachers breathing a sigh of relief, the Portales News-Tribune took a few moments to ask area teachers about the past school year, as they prepared for a well-earned summer break. Sally Smith Third Grade Teacher James Elementary Q. What was the high point of your year? […]

Dora seniors turn tassels

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor DORA — For one Dora High School graduate, summing up her experience at the school was simple following commencement exercises Sunday in Guy Luscombe Gymnasium. “We’re all family,” said Iyesha Pareo, who plans on attending Eastern New Mexico University to seek a veterinary degrmee. “I’ve had a blast, it’s […]

Turning point: Portales grads have many plans

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By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers Portales High School graduate Justin Jones admitted he was torn by conflicting emotions Friday night in Greyhound Arena moments after his class tossed their caps skyward. “We’ve gone 13 years together and we made it,” Jones said. “We’ve all got mixed emotions, we want to leave, but at the same […]

Watchful citizens provide better protection than Patriot Act

Freedom Newspapers The six men arrested on charges of plotting a terrorist action against the Fort Dix Army base in New Jersey may turn out to have been the gang that couldn’t shoot straight, a bunch of wannabes who might never have gotten their destructive act together. Even if that’s the case, however, it might […]

Blood is life-giving fluid

By Joan Clayton : Religion Columnist I pulled myself up from the operating table to see what was happening. Then everything went black. “She’s fainted,” a nurse said. “Pull the curtain between them so she can’t see.” As a small child I couldn’t comprehend what was happening to me. Many severe nosebleeds had left me […]

Career on the rise

By Casey Peacock: PNT staff writer Quiet and unassuming, Eastern New Mexico University head baker Julio Rodriguez spends his work days rolling out pastries and breads to feed hungry students, faculty and staff. Starting in 1966, Rodriguez began working in the dish room, then later moved to the kitchen, washing pots and pans. His hands […]

Turkey tales for the holidays

F ootball. Turkey. Sleep. Family and friends. Area residents are looking forward to a relaxing Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday. Here’s a sampling of plans: The holiday will be a turning point for one Clovis woman who plans to gather with friends for the first time in two years. When her husband died two years ago, […]