Indians rout Greyhounds

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers BLACKWATER DRAW — Midwestern State hardly looked the part of a .500 team Saturday night. Scoring on 10 of their first 12 possessions — eight touchdowns, two field goals — the Indians rolled up 668 total yards in a 62-27 Lone Star Conference South Division rout of Eastern New Mexico […]

Portales sweeps Ruidoso for district title

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer The Portales volleyball team wanted to have two things by the time the weekend was over — the District 4-3A championship, and the No. 1 seed in Class 3A. After earning the first Saturday night, the team has no doubts it has earned the second. “I think we deserve […]

Tarleton defeats Zias in four

Freedom Newspapers STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Desiree Reed compiled 24 kills and 17 digs Saturday afternoon to lift Tarleton State to a 30-26, 29-31, 30-25, 30-21 win over Eastern New Mexico University in Lone Star Conference South Division volleyball. Julie Hamilton added 14 kills and three aces for the TexAnns (16-15, 2-7 South). ENMU (7-18, 2-6) […]

Internet providing more ways than ever to meet new people

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By Kevin Wilson On the surface, it’s meant as a networking tool via the Internet. For others, it’s anything from a storage medium to a daily addiction to a running joke. The thing in question is MySpace, an online site that allows people to create an account and display other accounts that connect to them. […]

Bitter Lakes Refuge offers variety of diversions

The Bitter Lakes National Wildlife refuge near Roswell is a great place to hike, hunt, and enjoy birdwatching; thousands of migratory birds make the area their winter home. The wetlands provide a wintering habitat for lesser sandhill cranes, Ross and snow geese, and about 20 species of ducks. Where it is: The Bitterlakes National Wildlife […]

Muleshoe man convicted of murder

By Andy Jackson MULESHOE — Family members of Vince Simnacher believe justice was served Friday when a Bailey County jury convicted a Muleshoe man of capital murder. Larry Kitchens, 53, was found guilty after 45 minutes of jury deliberation and sentenced to life in prison, according to 287th District Attorney Johnny Actkinson. Actkinson said Kitchens […]

Author visits area elementary

By Marlena Hartz Her granddaughter refers to her simply as “book.” It isn’t too difficult to understand why: Susan Stevens-Crummel is the author of 11 of them. Lively and animated, the Fort Worth, Texas, author shared the secrets of her trade Friday with 20 James Bickley Elementary students who were selected by teachers to attend […]

Speaking English vital work skill for area residents

By Tony Parra Portales and Clovis residents who don’t speak English have access to free educational programs in their communities to help them learn. Instructors in the program say learning English is a vital skill in the workforce. Instructors hold English as a Second Language classes during the day as well as evenings to help […]

Cannon, community join to stop domestic violence

Deputy Sheriff Dean Marney (far right) introduced the members of the forum’s council and read questions sent in to them by citizens concerning domestic violence related issues. Melanie Salazar Striving to put a stop to domestic violence and empower its victims, Cannon and local community members recently joined to create a forum to reach out […]

October is national breast cancer awareness month

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Maj. Michelle Harmon National Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2005 is celebrating its 20th year of promoting early breast cancer detection, diagnosis and treatment. According to the American Cancer Society, more than 200,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. Of those 200,000 women, 40,000 are expected to die. Nearly 1,500 men will be […]

Pentagon Channel makes debut on Cannon’s CAC

2nd Lt. George Tobias Many that tune into channel 12, the Commander’s Access Channel, will notice a change in its programming. Earlier this week, the public affairs office began airing a satellite feed from the Pentagon Channel on the Commander’s Access Channel. The Pentagon Channel reaches 2.6 million members of the U.S. Armed Forces, through […]

Safety manager pushes for safe Halloween

Airman Thomas Trower With more than half of the nation’s traffic fatalities over past Halloween weekends related to alcohol, Mr. Richard Peterson, 27th Fighter Wing ground safety manager began a strong push toward a safe Halloween season and to remind all party-goers to always remember to designate a sober driver. “Halloween is most often thought […]

Squadrons competing to name ‘Biggest Loser’

Melanie Salazar It may not sound as glorious as it is, but for some Cannon Airmen and civilian employees, it’s time to be the biggest loser. The wing staff agencies, 27th Mission Support Squadron and 27th Comptroller Squadron are hosting a Biggest Loser contest, a light-hearted competition to get people to lose pounds and inches […]

Med Group Airmen show what they’re made of

Melanie Salazar Three Airmen went the distance earlier this month — literally. Staff Sgt. Patrick Wells, 27th Medical Support Squadron, 1st Lt. Curtis Murray and Senior Airman Simon Watson of the 27th Medical Operations Squadron all competed in the Palo Duro Trail Run in Palo Duro Canyon near Amarillo. Lt. Murray finished 48th out of […]

Motorcycle safety instructor shares tips

Master Sgt. Glen Pugh “There are two kinds of motorcycle riders; those that have been involved in an accident and those that will.” Have you ever heard anyone say that? I know I have. As a Motorcycle Safety Foundation Instructor for the past four years, I personally believe that statement is not totally accurate. That’s […]

Zias knocked out of playoff race

Freedom Newspapers KINGSVILLE, Texas — Sophomore Shaday Smith’s 19 kills led four Texas A&M-Kingsville players in double figures in that category and the Javelinas rallied for a 29-31, 30-26, 19-30, 30-20, 15-12 win over Eastern New Mexico University in Lone Star Conference South Division volleyball Thursday night. With the win, the Javelinas (10-17, 5-3 South) […]

Elida sweeps past Melrose

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer ELIDA — Momentum from two playoff wins helped Melrose earn nine of Thursday’s first 10 points. Rest and homecourt advantage helped Elida claim 74 of the next 116. Elida recovered from a 9-1 deficit in the first game and had little problem after that in claiming a 25-21, 25-17, […]

Rams, Colts trying to get back into 4-3A race

By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer If there has been a closer district battle for Portales over the last four years than New Mexico Military Institute, one would be hard-pressed to find it. The Colts and Rams have alternated as winners each of the last four years, and the road team has won the last […]

Be happy amidst changes of life

Joan Clayton: Religion Columnist Life is filled with changes. Children grow up and leave. Job situations can require uprooting, moving far away from friends and family. A loved one’s illness requires many changes. Retirement brings challenges. In all of these circumstances adjusting to changes is hard. Knowing that changes are inevitable, planning ahead can soften […]

Oct. 28 Community 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. Friday Lamp Lighters Alcoholics Anonymous — 7:30-8:30 p.m., […]