Zias split games in home tournament

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico There was more than one moment Saturday when Eastern New Mexico University looked like it was down for the count against East Central. Then things turned, the Zias held on after nearly blowing an 11-point lead in game 3 and the bounces went their way late in an 18-25, […]

Library News

The following books are now available at the Portales Public Library: “Beneath the Surface” by Michael Phelps with Brian Cazeneuve is Phelp’s account of his journey from youthful swimmer to perhaps one of the greatest swimmers of all time. Phelps reflects on his unique path to success from transforming himself from an awkward teenager to […]

Nurse nominated for award

PNT Staff Report Tawnya Burton, a registered nurse and clinical coordinator for SANE of the 9th Judicial District, has been nominated for the New Mexico Nursing Excellence award sponsored by the Center for New Mexico Nursing Excellence Clinical Teaching Institute in Albuquerque, according to a news release from Roosevelt General Hospital. Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner […]

Creative Living Sept. 14

Information on machine embroidery, cleaning tips and twin-needle sewing will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and on at 2 p.m. Saturday. Sewing expert Kay Brooks will show how to embroider on areas that are hard to reach, such as collars, cuffs and bags. She will also explain how to work […]

County agents help growers answer agriculture questions

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By Celena Cordova, PNT Intern Do you need help identifying a spider, or would you like to come up with new ways to market your crops? Patrick D. Kircher, 34, and Stan H. Jones, 46, have the answers to those questions. One could say that problem solving is their job. As the Roosevelt County Agricultural […]

Researchers study canola as viable crop

By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Writer Researchers at the New Mexico State University Science Center in Clovis said canola would be a viable crop in High Plains because it can be used for biodiesel production and as dairy feed. Science center assistant professor Sangu Angadi advocates the use of canola over corn in biofuel production. […]

Exhibit features New Mexico artists

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By Sarah Meyer, PNT Staff Writer An exhibit commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Works Progress Administration will open Friday in Portales. The exhibit features more than 80 photographs of work created during the 1930s and ‘40s by New Mexico artists. The WPA, part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal, employed as much as […]

Editorial: North Korea’s stability at stake with ill leader

The health status of North Korean “Dear Leader” Kim Jong-il is still a matter of speculation. The South Korean intelligence service, which tends to keep up with such matters more reliably than any Western service, has told Korean legislative leaders it is likely the North Korean dictator had a stroke sometime in mid-August, but that […]

Hurricane Ike raises fears for Gulf cities

By Karl Terry, Freedom New Mexico “Isaac was alone in the water. His family was gone. He flailed his arms and reached deep under water and kicked his legs to feel for soft things, clothing, someone alive. He felt only square shapes, planks, serrated edges.”— Excerpt from “Isaac’s Storm” by Erik Larsen For years every […]

Letters to the Editor Sept. 14

Community organizers vital for change One really has to wonder about the Republican party after its national convention. Speaker Rudy Giuliani brought up the topic of community organizers and the audience laughed. Then vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin made a reference to community organizers and the audience snickered. For a party that wants to be […]

Local Briefs Sept. 14

PNT Staff Reports Fire department hosts blood drive The Portales Fire Department, 301 S. Ave. C, will host a blood drive from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. in the donor bus. A $20 Walmart gift card will be the door prize. Every donor will receive a T-shirt. Free cholesterol testing. Appointments: 356-4406. Flamenco Ensemble to perform Monday […]

It’s Their Job: Jim Whary

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PNT Correspondent Blake Downs Name: Jim Whary Job: Park Manager at Oasis State Park Background: After serving in the U.S. Army for 20 years, Whary moved with his wife from the East Coast and started training on the job at Oasis. Time on the job: 14 years What does your job entail? I’m responsible for […]

Events Calendar Sept. 14

Sunday Diez y Seis de Septiembre (Dia de Familia) — 10 a.m. to evening, Lindsey Park Monday Roosevelt County Democratic Women — Noon, in the Conference Room at Roosevelt General Hospital.

Marriage Licenses

PNT Staff Report The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Aug. 8 through Aug. 28: Kendal James Leonhardt, 29, to Christine Alicia Young, 22, both of Portales. Donald Leroy Anderson III, 26, to Samantha Ann Lovato, 24, both of Portales. Evaristo Navarro, 43, to Griselda Ramirez, 37, both of Portales. Christopher Lee […]

Calendar Sept. 14

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.-noon. […]

Post-partum depression often requires treatment

By Anita Doberman I recently received a touching letter from a woman struggling with post-partum depression. She mentioned that some days she can’t wait for night to come so that she can close her eyes again and not feel. This young military wife, who just had her first son while her husband is in Iraq […]

Angelo State women defeat Zias in four games

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico Angelo State’s play was far from flawless, but on Friday it was good enough. Junior Alaina Sivells collected 15 kills and junior Adrienne Taylor posted a double-double with 12 kills and 11 digs as the Rambelles notched a 25-18, 23-25, 25-17, 25-19 win over Eastern New Mexico University on […]

Ike forces ENMU football time change

By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico Southeastern Oklahoma isn’t taking any chances. The school decided Friday to move its start time for today’s Lone Star Conference crossover football game against Eastern New Mexico University ahead four hours, to 1 p.m. (MDT), because of the potential for bad weather caused by Hurricane Ike. “We feel like […]

Zias rout Wayland Baptist 6-2

Freedom New Mexico Sophomore defender Christie Nylaan scored off a corner kick by junior Kim Anaya in the first minute and the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team never looked back on Friday, beating Wayland Baptist 6-2 at the ENMU pitch. Freshman midfielder Andrea Elizondo scored two goals and added an assist for ENMU […]

Reducing stress can come from massage to dog-walking

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico