Serviceman evokes feelings of faith, volunteerism

Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Just before I start to lose faith in the human condition and get swept away in a torrent of apathy, I usually meet someone who restores my faith. James Montgomery, a young National Guardsman from Portales did that for me this week. James is home for a short two weeks, [...]

Administration is answerless for oil price questions

Freedom Newspapers Environmentalists have been scrambling to spin the spike in gasoline prices as not the fault of their quite successful efforts the past 30 years to slam the brakes on domestic oil production and refining. Yeah, right. It’s time to face reality. And the reality is America’s domestic oil production and refining capacity has [...]

Oct. 2 week school menu/csc menu

Portales Schools Breakfast Monday: Cold Cereal, Muffin, Juice and Milk Tuesday: Cheese Omelet, Toast with Jelly, Juice and Milk Wednesday: Pancake on a Stick, Fresh Fruit and Milk Thursday: Breakfast Bar, Teddy Grahams, Juice and Milk Friday: Cold Cereal, Graham Crackers, Juice and Milk Lunch Monday: Chicken Nuggets, Fries, Roll, Fresh Fruit and Milk Tuesday: [...]

Oct. 2 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. Sunday Lamp Lighters Alcoholics Anonymous — 7:30-8:30 p.m., [...]

New Zealand ambassador to tour milk plant Tuesday

Staff reports New Zealand Ambassador to the United States John Wood will tour the Dairiconcepts milk plant in Portales’ industrial park Tuesday, according to a press release from the City of Portales. The plant, which employs over 100 people, is a partnership between New Zealand’s Fonterra and Dairy Farmers of America, both dairy cooperatives in [...]

N.M. National Guardsman dies in Iraq

Staff and wire reports SANTA FE — A Farmington soldier died Saturday morning in Iraq after being struck in the head by shrapnel from an explosive device, the governor’s office announced. Sgt. Marshal A. Westbrook, 43, was married and the father of five children. A member of the Albuquerque-based 126th Military Police company, he is [...]

Montgomery on leave from Baghdad’s mean streets

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Karl Terry: Managing Editor A year ago he was leading a pretty normal life as an Eastern New Mexico student, balancing classes a part-time job in construction and National Guard Service. These days he works in one of the most dangerous environments on Earth. Spc. James Montgomery, a member of the 126th Military Police, a [...]

“Lobo” approach works for Greyhounds

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers BLACKWATER DRAW — A subtle switch helped Eastern New Mexico University turn around Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South Division clash with unbeaten Angelo State. Trailing 14-7 early, the Greyhounds employed what they called their “Lobo Defense” — using two linebackers on the line of scrimmage to apply more pressure on [...]

Zias drop five-game match to Kingsville

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By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers The Zias could contain Shaday Smith only so long. The Texas A&M Kingsville sophomore had a game high 25 kills, including four in the fifth game and deciding game, as the Javelinas defeated ENMU 30-23, 26-30, 30-22, 22-30, 15-6 Saturday in a Lone Star Conference South match at Greyhound Arena. [...]

Portales wins district volleyball opener

By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer As season No. 2 started for the Portales volleyball team, it played like it was No. 1. Portales cruised past Ruidoso 25-11, 25-15, 23-25, 25-10 in the District 4-3A opener for both teams Saturday afternoon. In a matchup of the last two Class 3A state champions, the host Lady [...]