Aug. 26, 2008 ENMU Faculty/Staff Briefs

Kayla Paulk reports that Broadway/film composer and conductor David Friedman auditioned about 10 of the best singers from VOICExperience in Orlando, Fla. Kayla, who is serving as a coach and accompanist on the faculty of Metropolitan Opera baritone Sherrill Milnes’ opera workshop, was chosen to play the auditions. Tracy Carr, associate professor of music, will […]

Aug. 26, 2008 ENMU Briefs

Faculty recital set for Friday Eastern New Mexico University music faculty member Travis Erwin will perform at the Becky Sharp Auditorium in the College of Business Building at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 29. Erwin is a twenty-year veteran of the guitar and will sing and play songs he has written over the past two […]

Mother of escapee wants safe ending

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico The mother of an escaped inmate from the Curry County Adult Detention Center said Monday she is hoping her son will turn himself in to authorities. Melody Carter of Hale Center, Texas, said she is worried about the safety of her 19-year-old son, Larry McClendon, who escaped along with […]

Five Clovis escapees still at large

By Sharna_Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Two of the eight inmates who escaped Sunday night from the Curry County Adult Detention Center were captured Monday night in Texas, according to officials. Raynaldo Enriquez, 19, was captured around 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Lubbock area, according to Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller. Javier Zapata, 19, was captured […]

Raton gets racino nod

By Eric Butler Though quite a bit of money was at stake in their bid to land a racetrack in eastern New Mexico, Tucumcari representatives were sportsmanlike Monday after getting the bad news. The New Mexico Racing Commission voted down the proposal from Coronado Park Partners, the group led by Albuquerque businessman Don Chalmers that […]

2008 Fair Results: Kids Day

Roping Contest

Ram football scrimmages Hatch, Lady Ram soccer opens season

Third-year Portales Ram head football coach Andy Correll was pleased with his team’s performance Friday in a scrimmage against Hatch Valley in Alamogordo.The Ram first-team offense scored three touchdowns against Hatch’s one score, and the Ram second-team added two more touchdowns.“Our first offensive series went pretty smooth,” Correll said. “The offense we’re running is all […]

Fresh start on horizon for Zia Soccer

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico For the first time since the program’s inception in 2003, the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team has a new head coach. Ray Nause replaces Travis McCorkle, who took the job at Lone Star Conference rival Angelo State earlier this summer. With it, say the players, come some […]

Former Hound ran in ’72 Munich Games

By Rick White, Freedom New Mexico Editor’s note: Freedom New Mexico is doing a series of articles on athletes with eastern New Mexico ties who participated in the Olympics. Former Eastern New Mexico University cross country and track standout Mike Boit participated in the 1972 Olympics in Munich for Kenya. He won a bronze medal […]

Go nuts in the kitchen

By Sheryl Borden: PNT Columnist Information on cooking with peanut butter and preparing wild game will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” noon Tuesday and 2 p.m. Saturday. (All times Mountain) Gayle Stephenson, spokesperson for the Texas Peanut Producers Board in Lubbock, explains that peanut butter has lots more uses than just the famous […]

Livestock Sale turns 20

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By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor The Democratic National Convention may have a bigger balloon drop later this week but it’s doubtful they’ll be having any more fun than the young people who participated in the 20th annual Roosevelt County Livestock Sale Saturday. The sale marked a milestone complete with a balloon drop and party […]

Aug. 24, 2008 CSC menu

Community Services Center 1100 Community Way, Portales Lunch served 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m, Monday through Friday Monday: Chili dog, parsley potatoes, mixed vegetable, cottage cheese, pineapple. Tuesday: Chicken with rice, broccoli, peas and carrots, potluck roll and margarine, oatmeal cookie. Wednesday: Burrito, Spanish rice, salsa corn, salad and dressing, spiced apples. Thursday: Italian pork […]

Aug. 24, 2008 Floyd menus

Breakfast Monday: Oatmeal, toast, juice, milk Tuesday: Scrambled eggs, sausage patty, juice, milk. Wednesday: Pancake/sausage on a stick, juice, milk. Thursday: Breakfast burrito, juice, milk. Friday: Banana nut bread, juice, milk. Lunch Monday: Taco salad, ranch style beans, salad, fresh apples, milk, (salad bar for MS/HS). Tuesday: Chicken and broccoli Alfredo, garlic bread, salad, cherry […]

Aug. 24, 2008 Elida School News

Honors Congratulations to Janice Taylor. She has been chosen to participate in the University of New Mexico/New Mexico State Universit Cooperative Pharmacy Program. Only 10 students in the state were selected to complete the pre-pharmacy coursework (64 semester hours over 2-3 years) at NMSU, and then enter the UNM College of Pharmacy

Arenacross’ aerial antics finish fair

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Once again, Cycle City Promotions has brought the high-flying sport of arenacross and freestyle motocross to the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds. Hundreds of riders and racers from around the region participated in the race heats Saturday afternoon, and the race finals Saturday night.One of the most important aspects of arenacross and motocross — it’s not just […]

State officials: Fear of infant deaths at Clovis hospital unfounded

By Sharna Johnson, Freedom New Mexico Any fears sparked by a recent cluster of infant death reports at Plains Regional Medical Center are unfounded, according to the state health department. Dr. Alfredo Vigil, cabinet secretary for the health department, said research done by his agency indicates there is no pattern or related causes of death […]

Aug. 24, 2008 Portales Junior High News

School opens smoothly Principal Steve Harris thanks the students and their parents for their help in getting this school year is off to a great start. Each student received a packet of information for them and their parents or guardians. Harris requests parents to sign, and students to return the forms to their first hour […]

Aug. 24, 2008 Dora School News

Prize pigs praisedKit Pettigrew, Dora School FFA Sponsor, is pleased with results from the Roosevelt County Fair Pig Show, in which Dora students took these awards:

Independent congressional candidate shares profile

By Gabriel Monte, Freedom New Mexico Carol Miller, one of two independent candidates running in the Nov. 4 general election for the 3rd U.S. Congressional District seat, said she believes the issues that face the state transcend partisan politics. Miller, of Ojo Sarco, is running against Republican Dan East, Democrat Ben Ray Lujan and Independent […]

Aug. 24, 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. […]