Winter weather could be on way

Freedom New Mexico A winter weather advisory will be issued between 11 p.m. tonight until 5 p.m. Tuesday for snowfall along and behind a strong cold front pushes through eastern New Mexico, according to the National Weather Service in Albuquerque. Confidence is moderate that amounts in the plains will range from 2 inches to 4 […]

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Search the public officials database to find out more about your local officials, including their contact information, political party and districts of responsibility. Included are federal, state, county and city officials for communities within Quay, Curry and Roosevelt Counties.

Bronchos start hot, beat Greyhounds

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Freedom New Mexico After absorbing its first loss of the season two nights earlier at West Texas A&M, third-ranked Central Oklahoma was in no mood to fool around on Saturday. The Bronchos hit three consecutive 3-pointers — two by guard Chance Hardaker — and opened an 11-0 lead over Eastern New Mexico University en route […]

Central Oklahoma holds off Zias

Freedom New Mexico Senior forward Lizzie Brenner poured in 29 points and Central Oklahoma’s women led from start to finish Saturday in a 90-72 Lone Star Conference crossover victory over Eastern New Mexico University at Greyhound Arena. The Bronchos (6-1), ranked 11th in NCAA Division II, were coming off their first loss of the season […]

State title game music to band’s ears

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer Saturday was a big day for the Portales Ram football team, winning its first state championship in 20 years, but it was a big day for the Ram marching band to perform as well. When the Rams weren’t marching up and down the field in a 48-10 thrashing over […]

Rams cruise to 3A championship

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PNT Staff It’s a December to remember for the Portales Rams. The Rams scored on six of their first seven drives, and never trailed en route to a 48-10 Class 3A state championship win over District 4-3A rival Lovington Saturday at Greyhound Stadium. Portales (10-3) claimed its fourth championship in school history and first since […]

Preventative health care always cheapest

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Child’s obesity shocking

By Anita Doberman: PNT Columnist It’s official. My 2-year-old daughter, “Bubu,” named after the Italian word “autobus” because she was such a little meatball as a baby, is obese. At her well baby/toddler appointment, the doctor, pointing to the growth chart in front of him, clearly stated that my round, soft and precious daughter, is […]

Self-searching reveals plenty

By Karl Terry: PNT Columnist Have you ever Googled your own name? Admit it. We’re all curious to see what’s out there on the Internet with our name on it. My name returns a jackpot of results when it’s plugged into a search engine. The other night it returned 8.25 million results while my wife’s […]

‘Angels in Blue’ bring Christmas to children

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By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico The gymnasium at the New Mexico Christian Children’s home buzzed Saturday with the anticipation that usually occurs during Christmas Day. Gift-wrapped toys, clothes and other items donated by Cannon Air Force Base personnel sat in a corner inside the building. “The gifts are the grand finale to everything,” said […]

Local girl lands spot in ‘The Nutcracker’

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer A 13-year-old ballerina from Roosevelt County has danced her way to the lead role in “The Nutcracker” with Ballet Lubbock and is aiming even higher. Rachel Cox, whose family ranches south of Dora, is playing Clara, the girl who receives the nutcracker, despite having just joined the pre-professional ballet […]

Dec. 7, 2008 Empty Stocking Fund Profile

Today’s focus: Ms. D Household members: 4 Children: 3 Special circumstances: “Ms. D” is ill and has to travel out of town to see doctors. She doesn’t have much money left over to buy her children presents for Christmas. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have a merry Christmas. Clothing needs: Boys shirt sizes […]

Events Calendar Dec. 7

Monday CDs for Toy Drive — noon to 1 p.m., 5-6 p.m. ENMU Campus Union Building lobby. Donate a toy worth $10 or more for underpriveleged children and receive a Rychus Rythum Music CD. Portales High School Choir Benefit Concert — 7 p.m. First United Methodist Church. Free concert, donations accepting to defray costs of […]

Community Calendar Dec. 7

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, […]

Dora School News Dec. 7

Testing all week Principal David Bass has scheduled Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessments for grades K-11 this week.The tests measure academic growth over time in math, reading and language usage. Students should come to school each day well-rested and ready to do their best. Sports • Monday — Junior high (boys red & white, […]

PJHS News Dec. 7

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Birth: Bailee Lunsford

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Bailee Dawn Morris Lunsford was born Nov. 27, 2008, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis, to Bobby Troy Lunsford and Stacy Morris of Portales.She weighed 6 pounds, 4 ounces.Grandparents are Bob and Stephanie Lunsford of Edgewood and Richard and Vickie Ferguson of Portales.Great-grandparents are Ann Coss of Moriarty, Kenneth and Evelene Moore and Jewel […]

Creative Living Dec. 7

Information on using furniture stains and de-cluttering our gift giving, and a discussion on how high schools have changed will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and at 2 p.m. Dec. 13. Lynn Hack-Gerhart will show how to apply stains on furniture to create beautiful designs.

Dec. 6, 2008 ENMU basketball capsules

Freedom New Mexico Men Central Oklahoma (7-1) at ENMU (2-4) When: 4 p.m. today at Greyhound Arena in a Lone Star Conference crossover game. Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9 On the Net: www.enmusports.com Notes: The Bronchos, ranked third in NCAA Division II, suffered their first loss on Thursday at West Texas A&M 80-67 in their first true […]

Dec. 10, 1970

Various Portales merchants held a “treasure hunt” in which free gifts were given out to customers at different stores. The gifts had numbers corresponding to those printed in the Portales News-Tribune.