Calendar week of May 5-11

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 […]

May 8, 1981

• ”Every Which Way But Loose” starring Clint Eastwood was playing at the Varsity Drive-in Theatre. • The Portales Rams baseball team defeated defending state champs Deming Wildcats 6-4 during the opener of the Class AAA State Championships. • Country Flowers offered a spring arrangement in a wicker basket for $12.50.

May 6, 1971

• Donna Denton, a member of the Yucca Society Children of the American Revolution was elected National Vice-president of the Southwest Region at the National Convention held in Washington D.C. • Ladies Justin purses were on sale for $16.95 and $23.95 at Skinners Western Wear.

May 4, 1971

• Members of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity at Eastern New Mexico University were preparing for the “Pikes Push for Charity”. The 30 members were set to push a wheelchair from Portales to Canyon, Texas then on to Lubbock, Texas in an effort to raise money for charity. • Mrs. Bob Wilson, of Dora and […]

Rams take aim at state golf

Portales Rams District Golf Champs 2007

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer When the Rams draw their clubs from their bag Monday at the state tournament, they’ll also be drawing on a chance to make history. The Portales boys have never won a state golf title, and after several tournament titles this season, they expect to finish the job. “I feel […]

Project provides senior citizens peace of mind

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By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers Richard and Louise Smith value their independence, however, health problems and a string of attempted break-ins have left them worried about their safety. Peace of mind arrived for the retired Portales couple Thursday via the Newman Project, a senior safety program instituted by District Attorney Matt Chandler’s office. “I hated […]

Police suspect knife-wielding woman has struck again

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers A knife-wielding robber who held up a real estate office a few weeks ago may have struck again Thursday, according to Portales Police. Police received a report of an armed robbery at discount store Quality Sales, 612 E. Second St., shortly before 2 p.m. Thursday. According to police, a female […]

Rodeo rides into Portales

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Jingling spurs, flying dirt and dogged determination will all be a part of the first 4-H rodeo of the season Saturday at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds. More than 100 participants from across the state are expected to compete, said LeeAnn Foster, Roosevelt County 4-H Rodeo secretary. Preparing for the […]

Portales prepares to celebrate Cinco de Mayo

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Music, cars and ethnic dancers will all be a part of the Cinco de Mayo celebration at Lindsey Park in Portales Saturday. The festivities are set to begin at 1 p.m. and are being sponsored by the Portales Cultural Affairs Committee, said Jennifer Ornelas, chairperson. “We have it in […]

Everyday heroes deserve acknowledgement

By Joan Clayton: Religion Columnist Every day we hear bad news about bad people who do bad things. Amidst all of this we seem to forget the real heroes, those good people who do good things. You will find them in everyday situations. They stand for honesty and integrity. Faith and courage enable them to […]

Little things can make big difference

By Helena Rodriguez: Columnist I get lost so easily in a Wal-Mart parking lot. Sometimes I’m in and right back out of the store in a few, but when I walk out of those sliding doors, I can’t remember where I parked. Even more baffling to my friend Bernard, however, is how I can easily […]

Congress anxious to put pork back on its menu

Editorial Congressional Democrats did an admirable job of purging pork barrel projects — also called earmarks — from spending bills that were left unfinished when Republicans were ousted from power last fall. They had to do something, given all their campaign rhetoric about those fiscally feckless Republicans. But whether they can for long hold the […]

Briefly

Diplomas ready in Education Office All Community College of the Air Force graduates who were unable to attend commencement exercises on April 20 may pick up their diplomas at the Education Office in Building 600, Suite 2090. Commission briefings available June 15 Quarterly commissioning briefings will be available at the Base Training and Education Office […]

What's Happening

Friday Body fat and blood pressure check — 8 -9:30 a.m., Fitness Center. Cosmic Bowling — 9 p.m. to midnight, Cannon Lanes. Cost is $2.50 per game. Information: 784-2280. Buffet — 11 a.m., The Landing. Seafood buffet. Cost is $7.95 per person. Movie Night — 5:30 p.m., Clovis Community Center. Family movie will be shown. […]

Boating, diving among attractions at Bottomless Lakes

Freedom Newspapers The Bottomless Lakes State Park is located just southeast of Roswell and can be reached by an easy drive of less than two hours. The Bottomless Lakes became the first state park in New Mexico in 1933. The park encompasses eight scattered lakes — some of the state’s few all-natural water holes, according […]

Cannon asbestos testing to begin soon

Cannon Air Force Base A recent change to Air Force Instruction 32-6001, “Family Housing Management” calls for educating the base populace on the potential risks associated with lead-based paint, mold, radon and asbestos in military family housing (MFH). The possible presence of these environmental hazards was disclosed in writing to each MFH occupant last month, […]

Students participate in out of this world experience

Freedom Newspapers: Sharna Johnson Hagerman Elementary School fifth-grader Uriel Cepeda uses duct tape to patch a leak in his team’s colony habitat during the Starbase La Luz Metamaterial Research Mission Link-up Day at Cannon Air Force Base. By Tonya Fennell: Cannon Connections Equipped with huge sheets of plastic, silver rolls of duct tape and box […]

Accent doesn’t define person

By Anita Doberman: Columnist When people mention exotic places they would like to visit, Texas is probably not the first one that comes to mind. But to me, growing up in Rome — which seemed so ordinary — Dallas was the most exotic place I could think of. As a teenager I fantasized about being […]

NM schools make grade

By Rhonda Seidenwurm Dear AFSOC Partners, We are eagerly awaiting your transition to Cannon Air Force Base and Clovis Municipal Schools. When I talk with military personnel about their greatest areas of concern in moving to Clovis, what I hear most is that the Web sites you are visiting indicate that New Mexico schools in […]

Air Force grounds ex-flight attendant

By Tonya Fennell: Cannon Connections W elcome to the first edition of Cannon Connections. This publication is meant to provide military families with news that pertains to them. Inside you will find a community calendar, a local feature story and kids’ pages. Allow me to introduce myself. I am coordinator of Cannon Connections, Air Force […]