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July 27, 2008 Menus

Community Service Center Monday: Spaghetti with meat sauce, green salad, corn, garlic bread and pears. Tuesday: Chicken and noodles, peas, carrots, corn bread, fruit salad. Wednesday: Frito pie, pinto beans and white cake. Thursday: King Ranch Chicken, Spanish rice, green salad and peaches. Milk, coffee and tea served daily.

July 27, 2008 Honors

Gilmore Wesley Gilmore, a recent graduate of Elida High School was among 45 New Mexico high school seniors selected as Robert C. Byrd Scholars for the 2008-2009 academic year, according to a news release from the New Mexico Public Education Department. The students receive $1,500 annual scholarships for up to four years toward university expenses […]

July 27, 2008 Births

Arredondo Benjamin Jacob Arredondo was born July 6, 2008, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis to Amanda Arredondo of Portales and Ben Arredondo of Jal. He weighed 6 pounds. Grandparents are Jacob Jr. and Eleanor Marez of Portales and Melody and Sherman Tipton of Jal.

July 27, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Portales Public Library: Death Angel By Linda Howard Drea Rousseau is accustomed to using deception and manipulation in order to get what she wants including playing the dumb bimbo on the arm of drug lord , Rafael Salinas. When Rafael offers an afternoon with Drea as payment for […]

July 27, 2008 Community 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. Sunday Lamp Lighters Alcoholics Anonymous — 11 a.m. […]

July 27, 2008 Reunions

The Greathouse clans held their 52nd get-together at the Memorial Building in Portales July 13. There were three clans representing with 37 people attending. During visitation, scrapbooks were viewed and family histories were exchanged followed by a potluck dinner with invocation by Bill Strong. The business meeting was called to order by President Regina Adbill. […]

Cupcakes featured on show

By Sheryl Borden: PNT Columnist Information on making animal shaped cupcakes and remedies for dust allergies in the house will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon on Tuesday and at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Nancy Siler, Wilton Enterprises, will demonstrate how to turn a baked and iced cupcake into a variety of […]

Causey turned to breaking mustangs when buffalo hunting ended

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By Ruth Burns: Special to the PNT Editor’s note: This is the second of two articles about George Causey and buffalo hunting on the plains. In 1877, George Causey bought the water rights at Yellow House near the present site of Littlefield, Texas, and established a permanent buffalo hunting camp there. Yellow House, or Casas […]

Roosevelt bows to Eastdale in second title contest

PNT Staff DEMING — Albuquerque Eastdale captured the state 10-11 Little League championship Friday night, edging Roosevelt County 1-0. Roosevelt County forced a second championship game in the double-elimination tournament on Thursday night by posting a 10-7 victory over Eastdale. Portales made a determined run through the losers bracket after dropping its second game in […]

Air Force Marathon fees increase

By Kathleen A.K. Lopez Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio — Runners looking to participate in this year’s Air Force Marathon Sept. 20 here are running out of time to register for one of the event’s five races before prices increase Aug. 1. Until July 31, the full- and wheeled-marathon registration fee is $75, the half-marathon […]

July 26, 2008 Sports Briefs

Friday Bowl-a-Rama — 5 p.m. Cannon Lanes. Saturday Cosmic Family Fun Night — 5 p.m. Cannon Lanes Monday Retiree special — Golfers with a retired military ID will receive $2 off daily green fees and 50 percent off electric carts. Mondays and Tuesdays, now through Oct. 31. Nine-Hole Scramble — 5 p.m. at Whispering Winds

Exercise highlights wireless communications

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Evelyn Chavez Lt. Gen. Donald Wurster, Air Force Special Operations Command commander, is briefed during the Joint Lightning communications exercise July 15. Wurster visited the base during the second annual AFSOC communications exercise that took place July 12-25. By 2nd Lt. Raymond Gobberg By 2nd Lt. Raymond Gobberg 27th SOW […]

Children get taste of deployment

By Sgt. Kristina Newton

July 26, 2008 What's Happening

Friday Bowl-a-Rama — 5 p.m. Cannon Lanes.

Roosevelt County edged in 10-11 finals

PNT staff DEMING — Albuquerque Eastdale captured the state 10-11 Little League championship Friday night, edging Roosevelt County 1-0. Roosevelt County forced a second championship game in the double-elimination tournament on Thursday night by posting a 10-7 victory over Eastdale. Portales made a determined run through the losers bracket after dropping its second game in […]

Officials announce revisions to G.I. Bill

By Staff Sgt. J.G. Buzanowski Washington — Department of Defense and Veterans Affairs officials are working out the details of a new education benefit recently approved by Congress that goes into effect August 1, 2009. “The absolute most important part of the new G.I Bill is that none of it takes effect until next year,” […]

Reaper flies first Iraq mission

Courtesy photo: USAF A maintenance airman inspects an MQ-9 Reaper in Afghanistan Oct. 1. Capable of striking enemy targets with on-board weapons, the Reaper has conducted close air support and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions. Staff and Air Force News Joint Base Balad, Iraq — The Air Force flew its first operational MQ-9 Reaper mission […]

Certain topics off limits for discussion

By Anita Doberman: Cannon Connections My husband and I disagree on what I should or shouldn’t say in my column or in other areas of my life for that matter. To clarify, I am talking about my life not his life, but because we are married my actions affect him. To frame this conflict correctly, […]

NCOs graduate cademy

Kirtland Air Force Base — The following Cannon NCOs graduated from Kirtland NCO Academy, Class 08-5: • Tech. Sgt. Nicholas Armitage, 73rd Special Operations Squadron; • Tech. Sgt. Tana Kellner, 27th Special Operations Maintenance Group; • Tech. Sgt. Kevin Kennedy, 27th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron; • Tech. Sgt. Vanessa King 27th Special Operations Wing; […]