Baskett leads benefit golf tourney

By Kevin Wilson, Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — When the National Football League draft started in 2006, Hank Baskett III waited at home for a phone call that never came. This time, the veteran Philadelphia Eagles’ receiver was getting plenty of calls and text messages, but none were as important as a good day of golf. […]

Friends posthumously honor sci-fi author

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Traveling across the country to participate in the 31st annual Jack Williamson Lectureship were science fiction authors and friends who gathered Friday at Eastern New Mexico University to continue the legacy left by Williamson. About 60 people attended a luncheon at the Campus Union Building to hear authors and […]

The great outdoors

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By Thomas Garcia: Freedom Newspapers Wayne Clark of Tucumcari loves fishing, and 65 years of it has helped him develop a few methods. “At Ute, I fish for bass or channel cat (catfish),” Clark said. “For the bass, I use a plug or spinner bait and cast and troll. And for the channel cat, I […]

Calendar for week of April 28- May 4

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. Saturday Lamp Lighters Alcoholics Anonymous — Noon to […]

Lady Rams finish undefeated in district

LOVINGTON — Even with the district championship in hand, the Portales Lady Rams refused to give up when they fell behind late in their district finale. After winning the first game of the District 4-3A doubleheader 10-1 behind solid pitching from senior Sasha Parker, Portales rallied from a late 3-0 deficit to beat the Lady […]

Ram golfers win at Socorro

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer The Portales Ram golf team already had a good idea of the course they’ll play at the Class 3A state golf tournament, and after Thursday’s round at Socorro, they know it even better. The Rams beat the six-team field, shooting a 327, which was 15 strokes better than district […]

Area woman races toward nationals

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer LUBBOCK — In her first season with the Lady Red Raiders, Dora graduate and former Eastern New Mexico University Zia Brittany Bennett is the top barrel racer in the Southwest Region, and in the process has helped the Texas Tech women’s rodeo team claim third place in the 17-team […]

Gas prices on the rise

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer A recent spike in local gas prices has area businesses and residents reeling at the pumps. With 19 semi-trucks traveling on the road across the country, Welch Trucking is feeling the effects of the rising fuel prices, which jumped about 10 cents a gallon in the last few days. […]

Boys’ State applications available

Freedom Newspapers The American Legion is seeking sponsors for its upcoming Boys’ State and Girls’ State programs. The programs annually take 300 to 400 young men and women from across New Mexico and teach them about political organization, campaigning and how to serve in elective office. Both sessions will take place on the campus of […]

April 27 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 – […]

Baby showers not just for women anymore

By Helena Rodriguez: Columnist The host of my sister Crisanta’s baby shower didn’t know we were supposed to play games until 10 minutes before the shower. Couldn’t blame him. How many men host baby showers? My cousin Eric staged his first baby shower last weekend, an event he promised to never do again despite the […]

Seniors deserve love, attention

By Joan Clayton: Religion Columnist One of our greatest resources is our older population. Despite years of experience to contribute to society, I think we sometimes take them for granted. I salute the many agencies that contribute opportunities for senior citizens. However, there may be many who have felt isolated. As people get older there […]

Iraqis should make barrier wall decision

Editorial Good fences make good neighbors, Robert Frost has his neighbor say in the famous poem, “Mending Wall.” But his own sentiment — this is poetry so it’s open to interpretation — seems to be rather contrary: “Before I built a wall I’d ask to know What I was walling in or walling out, And […]

Clovis trips up PHS girls

By Dave Wagner, Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — Billie Merritt knew her Clovis High girls tennis squad didn’t face the full Portales “A” team on Wednesday at CHS, but she said the Lady Wildcats can build off their showing. Clovis finished its 2007 dual schedule with a 7-5 record after defeating the Lady Rams 6-3 in […]

Wolfe balances roles of mother and marathoner

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer For one Portales woman, Sunday is run day. Sheila Wolfe, 40, will be taking part in her first marathon Sunday in the Oklahoma City Marathon. “I’m ready for it to be here because I’ve worked my butt off for four months,” Wolfe said. “I’m just anxious, and I’m ready […]

Veteran firefighter retires

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Closing the book on one life chapter and beginning another is in the immediate future for retiring Portales firefighter Darwin Chenault. Gathered in Portales City Hall chambers, members of the Chenault family, the Portales Fire Department and city officials expressed appreciation for Chenault’s 20-plus years of service to the […]

ENMU wraps up spring art series

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Spring is in the air and for Eastern New Mexico University, that means a variety of events will be taking place as the Spring 2007 Fine Arts Series winds down. The ENMU Department of Theater and Dance will present the play “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” which will begin […]

Portales receives grant

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor The city of Portales and town of Elida got good news about infrastructure improvements Tuesday as the New Mexico Community Development Council announced its grant awards for 2007. Portales received $455,837 for street improvements in the area from First to Canadian streets and from Boston to Chicago avenues. With […]

Barnes and Noble assumes management of ENMU bookstore

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer The Eastern New Mexico University Bookstore will soon have a new look and feel to it. Starting Monday, the bookstore will be under the operation of Barnes and Noble College Booksellers. “This is a partnership we are entering into with Eastern New Mexico University right know,” said regional manager […]

Dow Jones passes 13,000

By Jean Verlich: Freedom Newspapers The Dow Jones industrial average passed 13,000 Wednesday for the first time in history. Some experts didn’t see the news as all good, though, because many big corporations’ earnings were made overseas, and rising energy costs, a slumping housing market and a possible credit crunch still cause worry. Not all […]