Stuffed solution given for car

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Everywhere he goes, people gawk and take pictures of his car. But James “Woodstock” Laljer didn’t cover his 1974 Ford LTD with stuffed animals to get attention. He did it for his wife. “My wife is exactly 5 feet tall,” he said, explaining she always complained she couldn’t find […]

More wintry weather coming

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Friday’s snowfall was just the beginning of a wintry weekend, according to the National Weather Service. By Saturday, 1 to 4 inches of snow are expected fall in Curry, Roosevelt and De Baca counties with similar conditions expected through the Texas Panhandle. Residents on Friday woke to flurries and […]

CCC vice president appointed to library committee

SANTA FE — David L. Caffey, vice president for Institutional Effectiveness at Clovis Community College, has been appointed by the governor to the New Mexico State Library Commission, according to a state press release. Caffey has also worked for The University of New Mexico as director of the Harwood Foundation in Taos and at the […]

11-25 Anniversary

Wofford Dale and Mae Wofford of Portales will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary locally with family. The couple was married Nov. 27, 1957 at the Church of the Nazarene in Portales. They have three children, 11 grandchildren, three step-granchildren and three foster grandchildren. The couple co-owns A&S Microworks, LLC in Portales. He is retired from […]

11-25 Honors

Knudson Caroline Anne Knudson of Portales has received a $4,000 Denison Scholarship, according to a press release from Kansas State University where she is a student.

11-25 CSC Menu

Community Services Center 1100 Community Way, Portales Lunch served 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m, Monday through Friday Monday: Pork Chop Olé, rice and Oriental vegetables, beets, cottage cheese, fruit cocktail, oatmeal cookie. Tuesday: Beef fajita, pinto beans with green chiles, salsa, flour tortillas, oatmeal cookie, peaches. Wednesday: Brunswick stew, garden salad and dressing, squash, crackers, […]

11-25 Floyd Schools Menu

Floyd Municipal; Schools menu for the week of Nov. 26-29. Breakfast Monday: Pancakes, sausage link, cereal, juice, milk Tuesday: Quesadilla, bacon, cereal, juice, milk Wednesday: Banana Nut Bread, cereal, juice, milk Thursday: Scrambled eggs, bacon, cereal, juice, milk Lunch Monday: Beef Stew, grilled cheese sandwich, peach cobbler, milk, (MS/HS Salad Bar) Tuesday: Salisbury steak, sliced […]

11-25 Library Books

The following books are available in the Portales Public Library: The Watkins Dictionary of Dream By Mario Reading Thousands of in-depth entries explore and explain the stuff of dreams in this book by Mario Reading. What does it mean if you dream of a white elephant? Of flying, dolls, or dentists? This book offers a […]

11-25 Dora School News

Book fair this week Patsy Ward, librarian, said the book fair will begin in the school library this week. The “buy one, get one free” promotion begins Monday and ends Dec. 6. Football, volleyball banquet set Ty Thatcher, athletic director, has scheduled a potluck style banquet Tuesday night for the Dora football and volleyball team […]

Desserts don’t have to be labor intensive

By Sheryl Borden: Creative living Information on gourmet desserts, making the most of a business lunch, and the benefits of eating blueberries will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon on Tuesday and 2 p.m. on Saturday. Cookbook author, Janel Franklin will demonstrate how to make gourmet desserts with little effort — and […]

Calendar week of Nov. 25- Dec. 1

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 — 11 a.m. […]

Up to 4 inches of snow expected

This morning’s snowfall was just the beginning of a wintry weekend, according to the National Weather Service. By Saturday, 1 to 4 inches of snow are expected fall in Curry, Roosevelt and De Baca counties with similar conditions expected through the Texas Panhandle. Residents on Friday woke to flurries and freezing winds with temperatures in […]

Local residents come together

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer The smell of frying turkeys, mashed potatoes and gravy and all the traditional Thanksgiving fixings wafted through the air at the Memorial Building during the fifth annual community-wide Thanksgiving meal on Thursday. An army of volunteers from the community and several local churches helped put the dinner together to […]

Winter weather arrives in area

The Associated Press SANTA FE — With more winterlike weather expected to arrive this weekend, state officials are urging residents to be prepared. When storms dumped more than three feet of snow across northern New Mexico last winter, a lot of residents weren’t. No snow shovels. No food stored away. No way to get to […]

Empty stocking fund: “Ms. D”

Today’s focus: “Ms. D” Household members: 4 Children: 3 Special circumstances: “Ms. D” is a single mother who doesn’t make enough money to provide gifts for her children at Christmas. Her holiday hopes: For her child to have presents on Christmas. Clothing needs: Boys shirt size medium. Boys pants size 6. Boys shoe size 13. […]

It’s their job: Ginger Boone

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Name: Ginger Boone Job: Owner and operator of Joe Boys Time on the job: One year and one month Background: Over the years, Boone has owned several businesses in the Portales area and worked in retail. Q. Describe what your job entails. A. I do all the buying, I […]

Faith leads way to safety

By Joan Clayton: Religion Columnist A pilot in a small plane remembered his instructor had always told him that if he ever found himself in a thick fog to bear in mind this important concept: The pilot’s tendency in a fog is to fly downward, getting dangerously close to the ground. The instructor’s directions were […]

Columnist thankful for life’s blessings

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom New Mexico The Thanksgiving turkey has turned into the day-after-Thanksgiving-green-chile-turkey-enchiladas. Yum! But just because we’re feasting on leftovers today doesn’t mean I’m offering leftover thanks from yesterday. Thanksgiving should continue, or at least it should begin anew, and be a year-round process. This is not gobbledygook. I truly intend to give […]

Academy won’t fix shortage of government workers

Editorial The big brains were meeting at Princeton earlier this month, mulling strategies for getting more of America’s best and brightest to choose government service as a career. We didn’t attend, so we can’t be sure our thoughts on the subject weren’t touched on, but one solution seems obvious enough to us: remove the stigma […]

Nov. 27, 1960

• Gamble’s was advertising a “Johnny Ringo Set” including to “fast-drawing six-shooters with leather holster and 12 bullets for $2.99 in a Christmas toy ad. • The Tower Theater was showing “I Aim At the Stars, The Werner Von Braun Story.” • The Monday special at Mac’s Drive In was a bacon burger with combination […]