Seniors have means of getting help

By Marlena Hartz A wood stove and closed doors. These are the ways one aging couple will fight the chill of winter. Richard and Marie Jamieson try to cut costs any way they can. When a cold front lingers, they fire up the woodstove they bought last year, instead of turning on the propane. They […]

Public Record/Blotters

The following dispositions were recently filed in magistrate court: • Robert Encinias, 19, pleaded no contest to criminal trespass and is ordered to serve a 364-day suspended sentence and 364 days of probation, attend the ASPEN program and pay $167 in fines. • Teofilo Montano, 21, pleaded no contest to dog running at large and […]

Obituaries

Oscar Whitworth Jr. Services: Have been held. Mr. Oscar Whitworth, Jr., 88, of Portales, died Sept. 28, 2005 in Santa Fe. He was born Nov. 3, 1916 in Kaufman County, Texas, to Myrtie and Oscar Whitworth. He served in the Pacific Theater during WWII and was a Phillips 66 gas and oil distributor in Portales […]

Dairies are a way of life, not just business

Sharon Lombardi: Guest columninst Apples are not oranges and Eastern New Mexico isn’t the San Joaquin Valley. It’s unfair and inaccurate to discuss issues that may appear to be similar but really are different. In response to some dairy-industry critics: Yes, there has been an influx of dairies from California to New Mexico. They came […]

Hussein’s trial should be least important aspect

Freedom Newspapers There’s a certain satisfaction in seeing a brutal tyrant like Saddam Hussein in the judicial dock, on trial for one of the outrageous crimes he committed against the Iraqi people. Ted Carpenter, vice president for defense policy and foreign affairs at the libertarian Cato Institute, said Saddam’s trial has the potential to be […]

They’re cowards, not master thieves

Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Dirty little coward. That’s the best description I can come up with for someone who would steal from the elderly. If you missed it in the paper this week, I’m talking about the recent bear caper that occurred at The Bee Hive assisted living home on South Main. Someone stole […]

Oct. 23 Week Menus

Portales Schools Breakfast Monday: Parent/Teacher Conference – No School Tuesday: Breakfast Pizza, Fresh Fruit and Milk Wednesday: Scrambled Eggs, Ham, Chilled Fruit and Milk Thursday: Ham and Cheese Pocket, Fresh Fruit and Milk Friday: Cold Cereal, Toast with Jelly, Juice and Milk Lunch Monday: Parent/Teacher Conference – No School Tuesday: Chicken Strips, Mashed Potatoes and […]

Oct. 23 Senior News

An ice cream social was held Sept. 27 at the Portales Senior Center on Industrial Drive. Ten freezers of homemade ice cream and cakes were enjoyed by 30 seniors. The remainder of the evening was devoted to serious (but friendly) competition at the game tables. Game nights are held regularly at 5:30 p.m. on the […]

Oct. 23 Public Record, Police Blotter, Local Briefs

Public Record The following dispositions were recently filed in magistrate court: • Robert Encinias, 19, pleaded no contest to criminal trespass and is ordered to serve a 364-day suspended sentence and 364 days of probation, attend the ASPEN program and pay $167 in fines. • Teofilo Montano, 21, pleaded no contest to dog running at […]

Oct. 23 School News

Portales Junior High Parent/Teacher Conferences Students have the opportunity to sleep-in Monday while their parents visit with teachers during parent/teacher conferences. Teachers will be in their classrooms from 11a.m. to 2 p.m. then from 3-6 p.m. To help eliminate long waits, Assistant Principal Glenda Meeks asks parents to schedule their visits according to the following […]

Updating bathrooms, candle safety, and cooking fish on ‘Creative Living’

Sheryl Borden: Local Columnist Information on updating existing bathrooms, candle safety, and the health benefits of cooking fish 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 Eastern New Mexico University in Portales. […]

Ford’s wisdom, insight inspired others

Life Story Laurie Stone: PNT Correpondent BIOGRAPHY Name: Barbara Ellen Ford Born: Feb. 28, 1937 Died: Sept. 23, 2005 Preceded in death by: Her parents, and her husband who died July 15, 1974. Survived by: Two sons, Matthew Ford (and wife, Mary) of Dallas and Richard Ford of Terrell, Texas; a daughter Alexandra “Sandy” Floyd […]

Native enjoys Portales family life

Personality Plus Complied by Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Bio: Name: Scott A. Davis (359-1205 or 356-4077) Job: General Manager of Valley Furniture Inc. Age/Birthdate: 44/Aug. 25, 1961 Hometown: Portales Family: wife; Janet, children; Jordan,8, Austin, 6, McKinzie, 3. Hobbies/Involvement: I’m a member of the Church of Christ on Brazos Street. I’m a member of The […]

One last Halloween adventure for the boys

Bob Huber: Local Columnist When I was a kid, Halloween was the high-water mark on the calendar of my life. Oh sure, I fiddled with Christmas to please parents, but Halloween allowed me to shake down neighbors, tip over outhouses, and remain anonymous. Oh, it was a wonderful time. Costumes were no big problem. They […]

Oct. 23 Births, Birthdays, Engagements, Honors

Births Cody and Ashley Varnell of Portales are the parents of a 7 pound 1.9 ounce girl born on Sept. 26, 2005 at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. Saylor Paige Varnell is the only child of the Varnell’s. The grandparents are Jamie and Suzanne Cooper of Portales and Dale Varnell of Rogers. Birthdays The […]

Los Abuelitos: A time for senior citizens to feel young, dance, reminisce

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Helena Rodriguez: PNT Staff Writer It’s Sunday afternoon, a time when most people rest from the weekend and prepare for another work week. For Liz Sena though, it’s time to kick up her heels and head to the Los Abuelitos Senior Citizens’ Center dance. An average of 60 people — including Sena and her male […]

Rams lose district opener, running back

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer BLACKWATER DRAW — By looking at their pre-district schedules and records, one could reason that Portales and Lovington’s football teams started their district seasons on even ground. After Friday’s 48-16 Lovington win, it seems the two have started on opposite paths in the Class 3A playoff race, and the […]

Hounds set to face angry Kingsville squad

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Told of Texas A&M-Kingsville’s shocking 41-14 loss at Midwestern State last Saturday moments after his own team’s setback against Tarleton State, Eastern New Mexico University football coach Mark Ribaudo cringed. Kingsville doesn’t lose often — and rarely are the Javelinas embarrassed. With that in mind, Ribaudo knows the Greyhounds face […]

Central Oklahoma avoids upset by zias

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Two shots off the crossbar. That was how close the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team came to putting itself in position for a major Lone Star Conference upset on Friday at the ENMU pitch. Unfortunately, close doesn’t count, and Central Oklahoma broke through on a goal by junior […]

Farwell loses in “comedy of errors”

By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers FARWELL — The Steers collapsed under the pressure of a superior foe, unable to even punt effectively. Twice they snapped the ball over the punter’s head and once the punter’s shoe came off. Nazareth (8-0, 3-0) continued to steamroll all oncomers with a 50-0 shutout at Farwell (3-5, 2-1). “It […]