Valentin Mendoza

Services: 10 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Roswell. Valentin V. Mendoza, 74, of Roswell, died Friday, Oct. 14, 2005, at his residence. He was born on Feb. 14, 1932, in Mesilla to Pete Mendoza and Juana Valencia Mendoza. He also lived in Hobbs. He married Esperanza “Hope” Rosales on March 26, […]

Local retailer going out of business

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor A Portales business for 28 years, Southwest Books and Gifts announced today it will be going out of business later this year. John and Connie Pugh, owners of the store for the last 10 years said they just want to go in a little different direction with their lives […]

Texans cause second-straight loss for Hounds

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers BLACKWATER DRAW — Eastern New Mexico University got a little too big a dose of senior Derrick Ross. Ross, who entered the game as the second-leading rusher in NCAA Division II, carried 27 times for 212 yards and four touchdowns to lift Tarleton State to a 34-27 Lone Star Conference […]

Buffaloes pound shorthanded Broncos

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer FLOYD — With the future of senior Carlos Ruiz uncertain, the Melrose Buffaloes did nothing to take away from their certainty as favorites to repeat as state champions. Brock Graham led an efficient offense by throwing for two touchdowns and rushing for another as Melrose pounded a shorthanded Floyd […]

Portales volleyball team wins sixth straight

Freedom Newspapers Portales clinched the top spot in the District 4-3A tournament Saturday night after posting a sweep against Ruidoso. Scores were 25-21, 25-21, 21-16 in favor of Portales. “We were kind of sluggish,” Portales coach Ruth Chavez said. “We’d been off for so many days. But we still won in three, so we’ll take […]

ENMU men post win at South Plains

Freedom Newspapers LEVELLAND, Texas — Redshirt freshman Felix Boit led five Eastern New Mexico University runners in the top 10 Saturday as the Greyhounds took first place in men’s team standings in the South Plains College Invitational cross country meet. Boit was the individual winner in 27 minutes, 53 seconds on what was called an […]

Oct. 16 School News and Menus

PJHS News Making Music Franklin Smith, choir director announced Portales Junior High choir students will have their first performance Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the high school’s Performing Arts Center. Smith said the program will include a variety of music styles. All family and friends are welcome.   First Quarter Ends Students completed their nine-weeks’ […]

Oct. 16 Police Blotter, Public Record, and Local Briefs

Police Blotter The following is a sampling of calls taken by the Portales Police Department Oct. 8. According to the reports: Oct. 8 • At 2:32 a.m. a caller advised that a man, who appears drunk is parked in front of local store in a gray car. • At 5:08 a.m. a caller on North […]

Oct. 16 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., […]

Life Story: Green embraced little things in life

Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Name: Brandon Green Born: Jan. 11, 1974 Died: Oct. 2, 2005 Preceded in death by: his father and his grandfathers, Oran Green and Weldon DeBault. Survived by: his mother, Roxie Kirkland of Amarillo; his grandmothers, Pearl Green of Portales and Margaret DeBault of Amarillo; half-sister; Delina Kirkland of Amarillo and half-brother […]

Oct. 16 Club Notes

East Valley View Homemakers Club East Valley View Club met Oct. 12 at Golden Acres. Leatha Clark and Fern Clark were hostesses. Members brought recipes for the dishes they prepared for a recipe exchange. Rose Johns led the prayer before the meal. Members present were: Fern Clark, Leatha Clark, Margrette Forrest, Rose Johns, Lorraine McAlister, […]

Oct. 16 Weddings

Hobbs/Andrade Julie Marie Hobbs of Portales and AJay Joseph Andrade of Portales, were joined in marriage July 23, 2005 at First Baptist Church of Portales. The Rev. Mark Butler performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Derald and Vickie Hobbs of Portales. She is the granddaughter of Elvin Hobbs and Pearl Green […]

Diversity, dinner recipes, dyslexia featured on show

Sheryl Borden: Local Columnist Information on life’s diversities, quick and easy dinner recipes and dyslexia 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. Georgia Durante is […]

Nice people keep native Romanian in Portales

Compiled by Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Name: Anca Traian Job: ACH (Automated Clearinghouse) Coordinator Age: (and Birth Date): 27 years old, 12/09/1977 Hometown: Galati, Romania Family: I am the only child, I know I am spoiled. As a child, I was so bad and I cried so loud that my parents were scared and decided […]

Weird Harold learns to talk

Bob Huber: Local Columnist Our son Glen brought home a baby raven one day, and we named it Weird Harold. Glen claimed it had fallen from its nest on a ledge of the Federal Building in Santa Fe, and it was his notion to teach the bird to talk dirty by Halloween so he could […]

God looked out for Bettie Miller

Helena Rodriguez: PNT Staff Writer A former school librarian has self-published a book of memories and poetry that captures the area’s history through her life story, from her days climbing trees and learning to drive, to a painful divorce and crippling stroke. At age 79, Bettie Gerber Miller – once considered the “poetry laureate” at […]

How has Portales changed? Let me count the ways

Karl Terry: PNT Mananging Editor How has Portales changed? Let me count the ways There’s one question I’m constantly asked since I returned to my hometown of Portales a little over a month ago. “Does Portales seem like it’s changed much since you left?” I get that question about once a day and at first […]

Kurt Vonnegut proves lifes is about searching

Jim Lee: Local Columnist On Oct. 7, I watched a television interview with author Kurt Vonnegut on PBS. Although TV makes me more disgusted just about every time I hit the “on” button, this interview became a rare and valuable experience. I witnessed non-contradictory contradiction. Hey, how’s that for a topic to drive a person […]

Conservatists criticize Bush’s latest nominee

Freedom Newspapers Conservatives, libertarians and other professed believers in limited, constitutional government have had many reasons to be appalled at the George W. Bush administration. For starters, government spending has gone through the roof, the president has further federalized education, he has yet to veto a single bill of any type, and he continues to […]

Road stays tough for Greyhounds

By Dave Wagner: Dave_Wagner@link.freedom.com The Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds doesn’t have time to dwell on last week’s heartbreaking 52-51 overtime loss at West Texas A&M. Not with the Lone Star Conference South Division’s other nationally ranked teams — No. 22 Tarleton State today at Blackwater Draw and No. 6 Texas A&M-Kingsville next week on […]