Television, in moderation, OK for kids

By Anita Doberman My 20-month-old daughter clearly knows Sponge Bob Squarepants (“Bub-bob”) and can sing the song well enough that even non-family members recognize it. She is also more than familiar with Dora and Diego; I think she expects them to come over for a visit any minute now. A few years ago, in the […]

Library adds summer reading program for teens

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer The Portales Public Library is launching a new summer reading program designed to get teenagers booked while giving them a chance to win an MP3 player. Librarians hope younger children also “catch the reading bug.” “Catch the Reading Bug” is the theme for the summer program for children in […]

Sample ballot

Democrat U.S. Senator Tom Udall U.S. Representative District 3 Ben R. Lujan Donald H. Wiviott Benny J. Shendo Jr. Harry B. Montoya Jon Adams Rudy Martin Justice of the Supreme Court Charles W. Daniels State RepresentativeDistrict 63 Jose A. Campos II District 67 Van Robertson Craig L. Cosner District Judge Drew Tatum Public Education Commission […]

District 2 County Commission candidates share thoughts

By Sarah Meyer, PNT Staff Writer David Sanders faces opposition in his bid for re-election to the District 2 County Commission seat. Sanders, a Republican, is being challenged by Rick Leal, also a Republican. The winner of the primaryelection will be the sole candidate in the general election. Sanders, 72 and retired, has held several […]

City to honor Joe Blair

PNT Staff Report A community reception will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Memorial Building to honor Joe Blair. Blair is being honored for his many contributions to the community, according to a news release. He was born and raised in Portales. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and […]

Events Calendar June 1

Monday Board of Regional Substance Abuse Treatment Initiative meeting — noon, Mental Health Resources, 1005 S. Monroe, Tucumcari, Information, 483-5081. Ram Basketball Camp — First day of four-day camp, 9 a.m. third-sixth grade, 1 p.m. seventh-ninth grade. Tuesday Roosevelt County Commissioners meeting — 9 a.m. City of Portales reception honoring Joe Blair — 6 p.m., […]

Four seek probate position

PNT Staff Report In addition to the contested County Commission District 2 race, the only other contested race in Roosevelt County is for probate judge. Democrat Mark Paternoster, 61, District Court bailiff, will face one of three Republicans in the general election. Paternoster also has worked at a local title company and at the County […]

Primary election precincts, polling locations

PNT Staff Report Voters in the primary election can find their precinct and polling location on their voter identification cards. Only registered Republicans and Democrats can vote for their respective candidates in the primary election. The polls will be open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday. Questions can be directed to the County Clerk’s office at […]

Wilson, Pearce battle for Senate position

PNT Staff Report One of the most hotly contested races in this year’s primary election is the Republican face-off for Senate. Rep. Heather Wilson and Rep. Steve Pearce have targeted each other’s voting records and stands on the issues in a series of advertisements and news releases. Rep. Tom Udall is the only Democrat seeking […]

Matt Rush seeks District 63 Representative seat

Editor’s Note: The Clovis News-Journal invited candidates for the New Mexico House of Representatives District 63 seat to answer the following questions. Candidates were limited to 300-word answers. Name: Matt Rush Age: 34 Occupation: Farming/Ranching Running for: House of Representatives District 63 Party affiliation: Republican. Elected offices held: American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture, Board […]

First area settler was part of national scandal

By Ruth Burns, Special to the PNT Editor’s note: This is the first of three articles about two of Roosevelt County’s earliest settlers, Doak Good and Jim Newman. The other two articles will appear in future Sunday editions in June. It is an interesting fact that a Washington scandal involving a U.S. Senator from Arkansas […]

Creative Living features gift ideas

Information on gift making and products from the beehive will be the featured topics on “Creative Living”

Engagement: Robbins/Perryman

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Bethany Robbins of Atlanta, Ga., and Bryan Perryman of Atlanta, Ga., announce their approaching marriage. The couple will exchange vows at 5:30 p.m. June 28, 2008, at the Loretto Chapel in Santa Fe. The reception will be held at La Casa Sena Restaurant. The bride-elect is the daughter of Richard and Laura Robbins of Portales. […]

Engagement: Baros/Short

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Lee and Laura Baros of Portales announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Annamaria Baros of Portales, to Micah Short of Portales, son of Page Short and Kaila Nixon of Portales. The couple will exchange vows at 5 p.m. June 28, 2008, at the Church of God in Portales. A reception will follow […]

Engagement: Flen/Stroik

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Wylie and Becky Flen of Portales announce the approaching marriage of their daughter, Amy Flen of Portales, to Darrin Stroik of Portales, son of Mike and Norma Stroik of Portales. The couple will exchange vows at 3 p.m. July 5, 2008, at the Campus Union Ballroom at Eastern New Mexico University. A reception will follow […]

Wesley Martin earns Eagle Scout rank

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Wesley Martin, 17, was honored at an Eagle Scout Court of Honor by Boy Scout Troop 18 on May 18 at First United Methodist Church of Portales. Martin joined Cub Scout Pack 11 at age 6 and earned its highest award, the Arrow of Light. He has been active in Boy Scout troops in Japan, […]

Community Calendar week of June 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. […]

Golfers count on lucky charms

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By Liliana Castillo and Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico For some golfers, the game cannot go on unless they have their lucky putter or a special divot tool. For a group of regulars at Clovis Municipal Golf Course, it’s mostly about the company they keep. The fivesome graced the golf course Friday afternoon, because Friday […]

19th SOS establishes detachment at Cannon Air Force Base

AFSOC training unit stationed at Cannon

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. – The Air Force Special Operations Command unit responsible for training aircrews in special operations airframes established a detachment at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M, May 10.