Local native returns to first love: Journalism

Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor It’s good to call Goober Gulch home again after a little more than a quarter century away from these sandhills. I’d like to avoid the prodigal son analogies, but they’ve nearly slipped from the lips of a few in the community anyway. So let me say up front the big […]

Watch new shows for frames and flowers

Sheryl Borden: Local Columnist Information on creating a quick and easy picture frame, how to keep cut flowers fresh longer and making healthy snacks will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at noon and on Saturday at 2 p.m. (All times are Mountain). “Creative Living” airs on public broadcasting station, KENW-TV, from […]

Doing nothing isn’t always easy

Bob Huber: Humor Columnist “What’s happened to manners in American sports?” I cried while watching a televised football game where a linebacker danced a clumsy jig after transforming a quarterback’s head into sludge. “I’ll bet his mama would nail his hide to the barn door.” I was visiting my daughters at the time, and they […]

9-18 Weddings and Engagements

Weddings Ortega/Eagle Bernice Ortega and Greg Eagle, both of Clovis, were married Aug. 13, 2005, at Faith Christian Family Church. Pastor Rick Burke performed the wedding ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Lourdes Sena and the late Endelico Sena of Clovis. The bridegroom is the son of Glen and Melba Eagle of Clovis. Matron […]

Spirituality leads Redic through life

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Complied by Laurie Stone Your name: Eric E. Redic. Your job: Pastor of Portales, Clovis, and Tucumcari Seventh-Day Adventist Churches. Your age (and Birth Date): 47 years old. 7/06/1958 . Your hometown: Albuquerque. Your family: Wife Wendy; three dogs, Caleb, Trinity and Smokey; a bird, Little Tweet, and the brotherhood of all mankind. Your hobbies […]

Dever lived simple life

Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Alvin “Al” Dever lived a simple life. He did not live luxuriously but loved his community, of Elida, as if they were his own family members. This made him the epitome of wealth in love and respect to those that shared in his life. According to family members, Dever was a […]

Population shift could change job market

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Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer Picture a resume coming across a supervisor’s desk. The job applicant is on his school’s honor roll, is a member of the school’s track team, serves on the school’s board of regents, created a leadership summit, founded a fraternity and served as the fraternity president. Overall, it sounds like any […]

Crisis overtakes Bush’s agenda, rearranging second-term landscape

Tom Raum: Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON — Hurricane Katrina swamped President Bush’s second-term domestic agenda, reordering his priorities and changing the political landscape. His open-ended commitment to rebuild New Orleans and the Gulf Coast has become his No. 1 domestic imperative. Swept away was Bush’s pledge to cut the budget deficit in half. His centerpiece […]

Money Congress set aside for evacuation plan went elsewhere

Rita Beamish: The Associated Press As far back as eight years ago, Congress ordered the Federal Emergency Management Agency to develop a plan for evacuating New Orleans during a massive hurricane, but the money instead went to studying the causeway bridge that spans the city’s Lake Pontchartrain, officials say. The outcome provides one more example […]

Local Briefs 9-18

Code talkers focus of presentation AARP Volunteer Warren Salomon will conduct a special presentation featuring the experiences of Navajo Code Talkers during World War II to the Portales and Clovis AARP Chapters. The public is invited to attend. The presentations are scheduled for: Portales, Wednesday at Golden Acres on Ave. G, at 2 p.m.; and […]

School Menus 9/19-9/23

Portales Schools Breakfast Monday: Cold cereal, bagel w/cream cheese, juice and milk. Tuesday: French toast sticks, ham, juice and milk. Wednesday: Breakfast pizza, fresh fruit and milk. Thursday: Breakfast burrito, juice and milk. Friday: Cold cereal, muffin, juice and milk. Lunch Monday: Beef and cheese nachos, pinto beans, fresh fruit. Tuesday: Hot dog, fries, fresh […]

Altrusa Home Tour scheduled for next Sunday

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Special to the PNT The Altrusa Home Tour is scheduled for Sept. 25 from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tickets for the annual event are available from any Altrusa member for $5 in advance or $6 at the door of any of the five features homes during the tour. The tour is a fund-raiser from […]

Eastern New Mexico University sees highest enrollment since 1975

PNT Staff Just as it was predicted on the first day of classes, the enrollment for Eastern New Mexico University topped the 4,000-student mark. Enrollment for the fall semester is 4,052. This is the highest enrollment since 1975 when 4,248 were enrolled. Friday was the official census day for enrollment. Enrollment is up 2.3 percent […]

PNT welcomes new managing editor

PNT Staff A Portales native has been named managing editor of the Portales News-Tribune. Karl Terry, 46, assumed his new duties last week. Terry recently moved to Portales with his wife Carol after living the last nine years in Carbondale, Colo. He assumes the position formerly occupied by Kevin Wilson. Wilson will remain in the […]

Senior Brief 9-18-05

White Elephant sale on Saturday There will be a white elephant sale at the Portales Senior Citizen Center from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24. All proceeds will go to the Hurricane Katrina victims. Seniors bring your white elephant to the Senior Center from Monday to Friday. For more information, contact 356-8741.

Portales Junior High School News

Qualified teachers The state of New Mexico certified every teacher at Portales Junior High School to teach their respective classes. Some teachers were certified in one field, i.e., math, language arts, science, or social studies to teach K-12. Some teachers were certified to teach any subject K-8. Now the state of New Mexico changed the […]

Community Calendar 9-18

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. Sunday Lamp Lighters Alcoholics Anonymous — 7:30-8:30 p.m., […]

Hounds at an early crossroads

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers The Eastern New Mexico University and East Central football teams may be facing an early crossroads tonight. With both teams standing 1-2, the winner of the 6 p.m. Lone Star Conference crossover matchup at Blackwater Draw will be positioned for respectability. The loser, meantime, faces an uphill battle the rest […]

Handley’s six scores paces Eagles

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By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers A little home cooking can go a long way. Senior Dustin Handley scored six touchdowns as Clovis Christian mercy-ruled Pine Hill 52-0 in its first home game of the season. After losing two straight, Clovis Christian coach Greg Darden said Friday’s win was right on time. “We needed that,” Darden […]

Track meet scheduled for today

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Brian Stacy has mixed feelings about the relatively small number of teams competing in Clovis High’s cross country invitational, scheduled for this morning at Ned Houk Park. “On one hand, I wish we had two or three more teams and could make it a bigger field,” Stacy said. “On the […]