April 20 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Transitions Birthdays: Tommy Goff, Colin Chandler, Bertha Gregory. Upcoming events • Seniors meet Thursday night for games and friendship. • The school’s spring program will be May 3. Church news Wayne Boydston will be delivering the sermon for the Floyd Baptist Church this Sunday. Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m. and Church […]

April 20 Obituaries

Rodney Wayne Burns Sr. Services: 1 p.m. Thursday at Kingswood United Methodist Church in Clovis. Rodney Wayne Burns Sr., 69, of Clovis, died Monday, April 18, 2005, at the Retirement Ranch in Clovis. He was born Feb. 9, 1936, in Clovis, to Matt and Elva Burns. He married Diane Curry Hays in 1983. He graduated […]

Cell phone behavior can be improved

By Kevin Wilson A few years ago, I was on a date with my friend Stephanie. We’d decided to go to the movies. I only had two regrets from that night. The first was that I was given the honor of picking the movie, and I chose the unwatchable “K-Pax.” The second was that I […]

Federal budget no longer on cruise control

By Jeff Bingaman: Guest Columnist For most Americans, the subject of the federal budget is about as interesting as diagramming sentences in a high school English class. For New Mexicans, however, the federal budget is of vital importance. Here’s why: In the current fiscal year, direct federal expenditures made in our state will total about […]

April 20 Letter to the Editor

I participated in the Day of Silence at Eastern New Mexico University on April 13. To those who feel threatened by the gay lifestyle, or think it is morally wrong, I can only say that my participation in this day is not about supporting (or not supporting) any particular lifestyle. For me, the Day of […]

Zias finish season with sweep of Highlands

PNT Staff LAS VEGAS, N.M. — The Eastern New Mexico University softball team reached the 20-win mark for the season Tuesday with a season-ending 10-5, 10-6 sweep of New Mexico Highlands. The Zias (20-29), who went 19-25 under acting head coach Amber Daniel after she replaced the injured Armando Quiroz five games into the campaign, […]

Lovington rallies for split with Lady Rams

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PNT Staff Lovington broke a scoreless tie with a six-run seventh and defeated the Portales High Lady Rams 6-0 on Tuesday at the PHS softball field, earning a split of their District 4-3A doubleheader. The Lady Rams (14-8) won the opener 6-3. With the split, the teams share the district lead with 3-1 records. Sophomore […]

PHS splits tennis duals at NMMI

PNT Staff ROSWELL — The Portales High girls tennis team didn’t lose a set all day and cruised past New Mexico Military 9-0 in a District 4-3A dual on Tuesday. The Lady Rams improved to 11-2 for the season, including 2-1 in district duals. NMMI won the boys matchup 6-3, dropping PHS to 7-6 (1-2). […]

Hounds reach .500 with romp

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By Dave Wagner Now that they’ve reached .500 for the first time since March 5, when they were 8-8, the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team is shooting for a strong finish over its final nine games. The Greyhounds (22-22) set a school record with 29 hits in a 25-10 rout of Oklahoma Panhandle State […]

German cardinal elected pope

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger of Germany, the church’s leading hard-liner, has been elected the new pope in the first conclave of the new millennium. He chose the name Pope Benedict XVI and called himself “a simple, humble worker.” Ratzinger, the first German pope since the 11th century, emerged onto the balcony of […]

4/19 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. Tuesday Parents of sexual assault victims — 7 […]

4/19 Obituaries

Lucille Hill, 100 Services: 10 a.m. today at the Portales Cemetery. Lucille Erwin Hill, 100, of Clovis, died Saturday, April 16, 2005, at the Retirement Ranch in Clovis. She was born on April 15, 1905, in Dublin, Texas, to Emma and Samuel W. Irwin. She grew up in Erath County, Texas. Her family moved from […]

Amendment rejects two-tiered military death gratuity

By Tom Philpott: PNT columnist The Senate approved an amendment from Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., that rejects Bush administration plans to establish a two-tiered military death gratuity and to limit retroactive payment of $238,000 in enhanced death benefits only to families of members who die in combat assignments. The Kerry amendment, approved by voice vote […]

Community to get together to pick up trash

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Organizers of the Keep New Mexico Clean and Beautiful event in the city of Portales are hoping for a big turnout on Saturday. Veda Urioste, one of the coordinators of the event, said last year there were 274 participants and 714 trash bags were filled with garbage from around […]

Attorney General to speak at ENMU

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer State Attorney General Patricia Madrid is traveling around the state in an effort to combat binge and underage drinking. Madrid will speak to Eastern New Mexico University students, faculty and Portales community members from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the Faculty Lounge in the Campus Union Building […]

Greyhound sophomore captures another title in javelin toss

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PNT Staff SAN ANGELO, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University sophomore Zach Gerleve continued his success in javelin in Angelo State’s David Noble Relays on Saturday, winning the event on his final throw of the day. Gerleve threw 173 feet in his last throw during preliminaries to take the lead from Tarleton State’s Adam Phillips. […]

Plant officials pleased with job-fair turnout

By Ryn Gargulinski: Freedom Newspapers Southwest Cheese officials hope to have the bulk of their hiring done by the time the plant is scheduled to open in October. However, hiring will continue through the end of the year, according to Southwest President Maurice Keane. The $200 million plant will employ 225 when fully operational, according […]

Youth leads PHS to third place

PNT Staff RUIDOSO — With eighth-graders Donavin Sanchez and William Archibeque leading the way, the Portales High boys golf team finished the first day of the Leroy Gooch Invitational in third place in Class 1A-3A team standings. The final round of the tournament is scheduled for today. Sanchez shot 35-43 — 78 and Archibeque came […]

Texico blanks Coyotes, 10-0

PNT Staff CLOVIS — Texico and Dora got together for the first of quite possibly three matchups Monday — two in the regular season and one in the Class 1A state tournament. The host Wolverines had most of the better of it in this one, posting a 10-0 win over the Coyotes at Brady Park […]

Zias drop three to Kingsville

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By Dave Wagner Texas A&M-Kingsville softball coach Jake Schumann wasn’t particularly happy with a split on Friday. Eastern New Mexico University acting head coach Amber Daniel thought her team might have been too satisfied with it. The Zias, who came in 0-7 in Lone Star Conference South Division one-run games, finally got one to go […]