2008 Fair Results: Kids Day

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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. […]

Tucumcarians await Monday decision on racino location

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico The decision is due Monday. All Quay County can do now is wait for members of the New Mexico Racing Commission to decide which of three proposals it will choose for the site of New Mexico’s sixth racetrack and casino. Raton and Santa Fe have also submitted proposals. Commissioners […]

Fed meddling may do more harm in foreclosure mess

Editorial Most of what Congress does is ill-advised. But when Congress is in a hurry to appear especially active and responsive to a perceived crisis, it is likely to go beyond ill-advised to downright boneheaded. It is becoming increasingly obvious that several aspects of the bill passed in response to the decline in housing prices […]

People always make our fair a success

By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor Fair Board President Tim Allison stopped his chores in the dairy and beef barn Friday night to chase me down as I strolled through with camera at the ready. He said he appreciated the coverage the PNT had given the fair but I think more importantly he wanted to […]

Military medical coverage frustrating lately

By Anita Doberman I wish that I had something good to say about my experience with Tricare and military medicine, but today I don’t. While I am fully aware that there are plenty of excellent physicians and medical professionals who do a great job taking care of their patients, I feel disappointed and frustrated with […]

Zias looking for turnaround

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Like many coaches, Eastern New Mexico University’s Kim Falkenhagen isn’t much for preseason polls. After suffering through a winless Lone Star Conference campaign in 2007, her first year at the school, Falkenhagen said the Zias are ready to turn the page. ENMU was picked next-to-last in the 14-team LSC. […]