Happiness matter of attitude

By Joan Clayton: Religion Columnist There’s a saying, “It’s not what happens to you in life, but how you react to what happens to you that makes the difference.” I’ve also heard this story often, “Two prisoners looked out the window through bars. One saw mud, the other saw stars.” Attitude determines success in life. […]

There’s power in being bossed

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Once upon a time, a warlord rampaged throughout the countryside, killing every peasant until only a monk remained. Furious, he ordered the monk brought before him and shouted, “Do you know who I am?” “I am he who can run you through with a sword without even batting an eye!” […]

Anti-drug plan will cause more harm than good

Editorial President Bush confirmed last week, at the U.S.-Canada-Mexico “summit” meeting, that the U.S. is planning a “robust” aid package to help Mexico combat the illegal drug trade. There is little question Mexico is experiencing a tragic wave of violence as various drug cartels battle among themselves and with the federales. But throwing more resources […]

Calendar week of Sept. 1-7

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 […]

Career center unites programs

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Reporter Individuals can receive a variety of services to better their future at the New Mexico Workforce Connection/Roosevelt County One-Stop Career Center. The two programs available to assist area residents are the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program and the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) program. Clients for the TANF […]

Officials update committee on Cannon’s upcoming transition

By Gabriel Monte: Freedom Newspapers Cannon Air Force Base’s transition from a fighter wing to a special operations wing will include a special tactics squadron comprised of about 100 people, according to retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Hanson Scott. Scott, the director of the Office of Military Planning and Support, updated members of the New […]

New wing designated 27th Special Operations Wing

The Associated Press CANNON AIR FORCE BASE— The Air Force Special Operations Command wing that is moving to Cannon Air Force Base has been designated the 27th Special Operations Wing, maintaining the history of the 27th at the southern New Mexico base. The Air Force Special Operations Command said the wing designation was chosen to […]

Portales opens with sweep of Hobbs

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer The Portales Lady Rams volleyball team began the 2007 season with a three-game sweep of the Hobbs Lady Eagles at the Portales High School gymnasium Tuesday night. “I think it was a good start; we got all of our nerves out,” senior Bethany Self said. “We were just trying […]

Rams score goal as Carlsbad sweeps

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Junior Derrek Robinson scored Portales’ first goal in a 5-1 loss to the Carlsbad junior varsity, the first game since the Rams restarted the program this season. The Cavemen took 2-0 halftime lead at the Portales soccer complex, but Robinson’s goal pulled the Rams to within 2-1, before a […]

Cowgirls brand Zias

LAS VEGAS, N.M. — New Mexico Highlands rallied from a seven-point deficit to win a decisive third game Tuesday night and the Cowgirls went on to a 30-26, 20-30, 34-32, 30-15 over Eastern New Mexico University. Junior outside hitter Ashley Murray had 20 kills and senior outside hitter Jasmine Morris added 19 for the Cowgirls […]

Portales tapped to host conference

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Reporter Portales will get its first taste hosting the New Mexico Association of Family and Consumer Sciences’ annual conference, scheduled for April 2008. The conference will be held in conjunction with the Smithsonian exhibit: Key Ingredients: America by Food that will be on display at Eastern New Mexico University from […]

Clovis police officer prepares to deploy

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Clovis police officer David Wetmore will trade the halls of Yucca Junior High for the deserts of Iraq this fall. An Air National Guard technical sergeant and a school resource officer with the Clovis Police Department, Wetmore will be deploying with his Albuquerque unit in coming months. Juggling the two […]

Ortega tapped for bank board

Freedom Newspapers Portales Mayor Orlando Ortega Jr. has been named to the board of directors of Western Bank of Clovis and Portales, according to a Western Bank news release “I am very excited to be a part of Western Bank, an institution that cares about the success of its customers,” said Ortega, who also serves […]

Shopping not always enjoyable

By Tonya Fennell: Freedom Newspapers I love to shop. However, I don’t enjoy shopping when back-to-school time rolls around. Mile-long school supply lists and a son who refuses to wear anything other than black does not equal a good time. This year, I chose to drag my children to the mall the weekend before school […]

Open government loses proponent

Editorial Sunshine lost a good friend last week. Bob Johnson, who spent the last two decades fighting for the public’s right to know what its government is doing, died in Albuquerque on Saturday after suffering a stroke. He was 84. Johnson helped start the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government in 1989. Media outlets across […]

Rams getting defensive

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer The Portales Ram defense was the team’s backbone last season in its run to the Class 3A state championship game, and despite losing several key contributors, it once again figures to be a team strength as the new season begins. The Rams have just four players who played on […]

Greyhound soccer falls to Regis Rangers 2-1

Freedom Newspapers DENVER — Freshman forward Nathan Kafer assisted on the first goal, then punched in the game-winner early in the second half on Sunday to give Regis a 2-1 men’s soccer victory over Eastern New Mexico University. The Rangers (1-1) outshot the Greyhounds 17-4, including 10-2 on goal, but ENMU (1-1) was able to […]

Classes begin at ENMU

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BY Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Reporter The Eastern New Mexico University campus was bustling with activity as classes for the Fall semester began on Monday. Criss-crossing the campus, students were walking to classes and various other activities on the campus. For freshman students and roommates Sabrina Villanueva and Desiree Sena, the first day of college […]

It’s their job: Susan Berry

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Reporter Name: Susan Berry Job: Secretary at the First Baptist Church Time on the job: Four years Background: For five years, Berry was a supervisor of dispatch at the Portales Police Department prior to working at the church. Q. Describe what your job entails. A. Meeting people, setting up appointments, […]

Norman Petty honored in Clovis

By Jean Verlich: Freedom Newspapers Clovis’ music history is being cast in stone with a scenic historic marker by the state honoring Norman Petty, according to state and local officials. The placard will be unveiled in a ceremony in front of the Norman Petty Studios at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 6 to kick off the Clovis […]