Plans for railroad overpass due to be submitted

By Tonya Garner: Freedom Newspapers Final plans for the construction of a railroad overpass on state Road 467 are due to be submitted Monday to the New Mexico Department of Transportation. Officials from the state and county road departments met Aug. 11 in Albuquerque to finalize plans for a railroad overpass that will serve residents […]

Senior News

Mary Lynch: PNT Correspondent Seniors who gather daily at the Senior Center on Industrial Drive have chosen in many cases to keep their minds and bodies healthy and active. The staff at the center appreciates the joy of being involved. We at the center are gearing up for the Senior Olympics in March, and we […]

Creating bulletin boards topic of show

Sheryl Borden: Local Columnist Information on making bulletin boards and pairing wine and food will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” Tuesday at noon and Saturday at 2 p.m. (All times are Mountain). “Creative Living” airs on public broadcasting station, KENW-TV, from Eastern New Mexico University in Portales. Bruce Johnson is a furniture refinishing […]

Tiffin created own pathway through life

Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Name: Curtis Tiffin Born: March 25, 1925 Died: Aug. 8, 2005 Preceded in death by: his parents, and a brother, Carroll T. Tiffin and a sister, Thelma Starkey. Survived by: His wife; two sons, Ted (wife Debbie Anne) Tiffin and Time A. Debbie Ellen) Tiffin of Fort Worth, Texas; four daughters […]

Wall enjoyes small town life in Portales

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Compiled by Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Your name: Tina Marie Wall Your job: Victory Life Coffee House. Your age (and birth date): 41, June 22, 1964. Your hometown: Shelby County, Tennennesse  Your family: Husband James Wall, employed at MTS. Three children Derrick, Justin, and Jonathan. Two grandchildren; Braydon (2) and one soon to arrive. Your […]

Cannon Airman chosen for Thunderbird maintenance team

The Thunderbirds fly above the crowds in this courtesy photo. A Cannon Airman has been chosen for the maintenance team. Melanie Salazar Senior Airman Chris Davidson, 524th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, may not be the most decorated Airman in the Air Force, but his hard work hasn’t gone unnoticed. “I’m not one of those guys with […]

Garbage containers cause problems for Cannon

Tommy Downing The 27th Civil Engineer Squadron has recently noticed an increase in the misuse of two large garbage containers located behind the #12 green of the Whispering Winds golf course. Housing residents and base personnel are improperly using the containers to dump prohibited items such as tires, paints, used motor oil, antifreeze recyclables and, […]

AADD saves lives with every phone call, car ride

Amn. Thomas Trower Vehicles become deadly weapons in the hands of a drunk driver. Hundreds of people die a year due to wrong decisions and unclear thinking leading to intoxicated people climbing behind the wheel of an automobile. A major way to prevent these accidents and save lives is to utilize the Airmen Against Drunk […]

CONS commander outlines GPC keys to success

Maj. James Eastman As the contracting commander, there are many mission critical issues to deal with every day. At Cannon, we spend about $40 million a year on contracts for construction projects, purchasing new equipment and for service contracts that keep Cannon running smoothly. However, the one contracting program that has the furthest reach and […]

Family Child Care program provides safe, secure environment

27th Services Squadron Air Force certified Family Child Care (FCC) providers operate child care businesses in their homes and provide a nurturing and loving environment for children. Each provider can care for up to six children with only two children under the age of two. This small grouping allows providers the opportunity to spend individual […]

New food pyramid encourages healthy living

Melanie Salazar The food guide pyramid is a little flashier these days, and a little more specific too. MyPyramid, introduced in April of this year, added a little more color and even a person representing athletic activity to the old food guide pyramid that originally surfaced in 1992. Spawning from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s […]

Libero usage may vary

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Kevin Wilson: Managing Editor The word doesn’t exist in a standard dictionary, but it has a meaning in volleyball. What that meaning is depends on who and when you ask. The word is libero, and it’s one that high school volleyball fans will be more familiar with as the sports season progresses. The libero is […]

8-19 Obits

W.F. Miller Jr. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday Wheeler Mortuary Chapel of Portales. Mr. W.F. “Bill” Miller Jr., 87, of Portales, died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. He was born on Nov. 1, 1917, in Taiban, to Beulah and William Forrest Miller. His family owned several businesses in Taiban, which […]

Committee exploring skatepark move

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Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer The Recreation Board Committee on Thursday unanimously approved the Portales Recreation Center parking lot as the new site for the city’s skatepark. A proposal with design and costs still needs to be presented before the Portales City Council for final approval. Members of the Portales Skatepark Organization agreed with the […]

Roosevelt County prepares for local fair

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Roosevelt County residents will be able to enjoy the livestock shows and arts and crafts on display at the fair beginning on Tuesday, but much of the work behind the scenes has already been done. The Roosevelt County Fair begins Tuesday and ends Aug. 27. Roosevelt County 4-H Agent Patrick […]

Former Hell’s Angel to bring message Aug. 28

Evangelist Jerry McGee will be featured during services beginning Aug. 28 at the First Church of the Nazarene in Clovis. McGee, a former drug dealer in the Hell’s Angels motorcyle gang, is the Founder and President of Freedom Crusade Ministries, International which is located in Winston-Salem, N.C. He travels around the country to offer a […]

Forget your age and enjoy life

Joan Clayton: Religion columnist Believe it or not, advantages come with growing older and you can be happy about it. Our culture puts a premium on youth and beauty. Television commercials are flooded with products that supposedly keep us young looking. Extreme makeovers are “in,” despite the pain and expense. I think we should try […]

Take chances, embrace change this school year

Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers It’s a fact of life: You can’t keep doing the same thing and then expect different results. Keep this in mind as you start the new school year. But also keep in mind that while it’s better to get things right the first time, there’s nothing wrong with going back and […]

Aug. 19 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 […]

Aug. 18 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. Thursday Lamp Lighters Alcoholics Anonymous — 6 […]