Rams destroy Dons in home opener

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Kevin Wilson: PNT Managing Editor BLACKWATER DRAW — Here’s about all you need to know about Portales’ season opener against West Las Vegas: The visiting Dons ended their first half with 55 yards rushing and a touchdown. Ram junior halfback Eric Segovia had 54 yards and a touchdown on the game’s opening drive. The Dons […]

Lady Cats finish with split

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Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers Clovis’ Lady Cats opened their soccer season slowly, but learned from their mistakes and finished Friday with a split. In the first game, the Lady Cats fell behind early and never recovered, losing to Moriarty 3-0. The Pintos dominated the first half of play, limiting the Lady Cats to only one […]

Lady Rams struggle at Clovis Invitational

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Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent If the Clovis High volleyball team can become as consistent as Kim Perkins’ serve, this just might be a pretty good year for the Wildcats. Clovis and Portales were among 16 teams in the field when the annual Clovis Invitational volleyball tournament began on Friday. The host ‘Cats won their four-team […]

Cannon backers “distressed”

By Marlena Hartz/Freedom Newspapers Clovis-Portales citizens, city commissioners and other government officials, perched on the edge of their seats, many with cell phones in hand, watched intently Friday morning from the Clovis-Carver Public Library as the nine-member military-base closure panel debated, and continuously postponed, the fate of Cannon Air Force Base. Reserved shouts of glee, […]

Keep children’s safety in mind near school bus stops

School bus safety should be a concern for all. Amn. Thomas Trower It’s time for kids to be out at the bus stops again. While standing at the bus stop might not seem like a hazardous activity, according to an 8th Air Force safety message, each year throughout the United States many children are injured […]

Court martial results

27th Fighter Wing Legal Office Airman 1st Class Robert Myers, 27th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, pled guilty to distribution and use of methamphetamine on multiple occasions, distribution of marijuana and fraudulent enlistment in a general court-martial held on Aug. 16, 2005. The case arose when a local law enforcement investigation found that Airman Myers was selling […]

All Airmen responsible for upholding, enforcing AF standards

Master Sgt. Lester Luker Have you ever seen an Airman standing in line with their hands in their pockets while in uniform? Have you ever been at the Dining Facility and noticed someone with their battle dress uniform shirt off while eating lunch? Have you ever heard someone’s car radio from clear across the parking […]

Guide to the Fighting Falcon

Detachment 9 instructor, Staff Sgt. Walter Lansford points out switches that Airman 1st Class Stacey Blackburn (right), 27th Equipment Maintenence Squadron, will use for the flight control operational checkout. Melanie Salazar Classes are always in session in building 785, where the 372nd Training Squadron, Detachment 9 instructors equip many Cannon Airmen with the knowledge they […]

Cannon Airmen bring leadership skills to the football field

Melanie Salazar Football begins at an early age for some eastern New Mexico children, as Clovis’ PlayInc. is kicking off its summer football league this week for children ages 3 to 12. But it’s not only the kids who will be filling their remaining summer days with first downs and tackles. Many Cannon Airmen will […]

Cannon takes Men’s Military World Tournament

Airman Thomas Trower The Cannon slow-pitch softball team competed in the Men’s Military World Tournament in Panama City, Fla. on Aug. 19. The team represented the base by coming out on top and winning the final game of the tournament against Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., 18-9. The tournament consisted of 22 teams from several […]

Cannon survives … for now

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — A federal panel voted Friday to accept the Pentagon’s recommendation to send Cannon Air Force Base’s three F-16 fighter squadrons elsewhere — but stopped short of closing Cannon. Instead, the commission voted 6-1, with two abstentions, to turn it into an enclave, keeping the eastern New Mexico base open in […]

Hounds trounced in opener

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Suffice it to say, Central Arkansas spoiled Mark Ribaudo’s head coaching debut at Eastern New Mexico University Thursday night. Senior quarterback Chris Reil threw for two touchdowns and 227 yards and senior tailback Kentrel Rogers rushed for 107 yards and a score as the Bears rolled to a 51-0 win over […]

Living a perfectly unbalanced life is OK

Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers An article in the September issue of Latina magazine caught my eye, “The Perfectly (Un) Balanced Life” which asks, “Who says we mujeres must have a perfectly made bed while making it to the top?” This stopped me in my tracks because, well, I’m a woman who usually leaves home with […]

Fault-finding words can hurt feelings

Joan Clayton: Religion Columnist “I really wanted this shoe leather on my boots,” he grumbled. That ruffled my feathers. My husband could have said, “You really cooked this piece of ham well.”  Helping him work in the yard was his fault! I thought. When I saw him sharpen a cutting knife and then attack that […]

8-26 Obituaries

Lawrence Thurman Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at the Steed-Todd Chapel in Clovis. Lawrence (Bob) Thurman, 91, of Farwell, Texas, died Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2005, at Farwell Convalescent Center. Mr. Thurman was born Jan. 8, 1914, in Hopkins County, Texas, to Robert and Dollie Thurman. He came from a large family in which he had 11 […]

8-26 Community Calendar

The Portales News-Tribune offers this space for community events. To submit, change or removed 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. Friday Lamp Lighters Alcoholics Anonymous — 7:30-8:30 […]

Rams ready for season opener

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Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer A pair of high school teams will step onto the field tonight at Greyhound Stadium looking for complete reversals of last season’s outcomes. The Portales Rams will go up against the West Las Vegas Dons in their home season opener at 7 p.m. “It means a lot to me,” starting […]

‘Pioneers’ visit fair

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Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Pioneer Days started with a slow attendance of about 60 people who enjoyed the music but after the music was over at around 11 a.m. some late arrivals and senior citizens from the Heartland Care Center nursing home brought that number up over 100 people. Joy Gardner, president of the […]

Governor pleads to save Cannon

Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers Shortly after the end of Thursday’s Base Closure and Realignment deliberations, with the empty chairs of nine BRAC commissioners as a backdrop, Gov. Bill Richardson called the fate of Cannon Air Force Base fluid. The Commission moved a Cannon vote, scheduled initially for Thursday, to this morning. In an interview with […]

Cannon called ideal for Joint Striker Fighter jet

Marlena Hartz : Freedom Newspapers A beacon, for some base supporters, shone through in the early morning hours Thursday when BRAC Commission Chairman Anthony Principi asked if Cannon Air Force Base could house the Joint Strike Fighter, jet of the future. The jet will initially need a sea-level training center, but Cannon, said BRAC Commissioner […]