Mascot care called into question

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer More greyhound advocates have stepped forward to express concerns about the welfare of the incoming Eastern New Mexico University mascots. But the university president insists the canines will be well cared for. President Steven Gamble said the dogs are scheduled to arrive the first week of December.

Quilt raffle date changed

Freedom New Mexico The quilt raffle drawing for the Habitat for Humanity of Roosevelt and Curry Counties fundraiser has been moved to 1 p.m. Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26, after the community Thanksgiving dinner at the Memorial Building. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Habitat office at 359-1344 or the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce […]

In tribute: Restaurant owner sought to fill need

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Jesse Leal didn’t have a big business plan with hopes of riches and success. Instead, he and his wife, Irma, wanted to fill a need in the community. Jesse Leal, 79, founder of Leal’s Mexican Food Restaurants, died Friday in Clovis after a lengthy illness. He was surrounded by […]

Hounds close season against first-year Cardinals

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Incarnate Word has had an inaugural football season worth remembering. Eastern New Mexico, meanwhile, is looking to cap off a season with both forgettable and unforgettable accomplishments. “We want to get the victory, and we want to play well,” Greyhounds coach Mark Ribaudo said of Saturday’s 6 p.m. season […]

Cookbooks being sold

Freedom New Mexico Women of the Church of God-Anderson are selling cookbooks to raise money for the group’s activities. The money will fund activities, missions and Christmas baskets for the underprivileged. Paula Stevens with the group said cookbooks are made up of local recipes from Portales, Melrose, Clovis and Friona. They are $12 and can […]

Teen video contest worth $1,000

Freedom New Mexico A teen could win $1,000 in the Curry County Wellness Council teen video contest, according to a release from the council. The contest is part of the national Stay Teen campaign. Videos for the contest can be made with a cell phone or home video camera to produce a 30-second public service […]

Mission: Memorialize

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When Veterans Day rolls around Wednesday, an ample amount of monuments exist to remember those who have fallen in action. But Joe Luis Gonzales of Clovis, who was only 19 when he died on June 3, 1969, is not on the most prominent of these monuments — either locally or nationally. It’s not because Gonzales […]

DA mum on arrest of fugitive’s brother

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico The district attorney won’t say if this week’s arrest of Noe Torres’ brother could bring law enforcement any closer to the fugitive. Lucio “Chano” Torres, 34, is being held without bond at the Curry County Adult Detention Center on narcotics, assault and weapons charges. For nearly four years, Lucio […]

ENMU men’s soccer team routed in finale

Freedom New Mexico TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Apparently, the Northeastern State men’s soccer team is much better at home than away. Eastern New Mexico University learned that the hard way on Friday, absorbing a 5-0 Lone Star Conference shellacking at the hands of the RiverHawks. It was the final match of the season for the Greyhounds […]

Prep football scoreboard — Nov. 6

District 4-5A Clovis 30, Hobbs 0 District 4-3A Albuquerque Academy 63, Portales 35 State playoffs Class 2A Dexter 48, Tucumcari 17 8-manMelrose 94, Gateway Christian 12 6-man Hondo 55, San Jon 8 TexasFarwell 1, Anton 0, forfeit Bovina 55, White Deer 31Muleshoe 28, Friona 21 Go to www.enmvarsity.com for game stories, photos and video highlights

Nov. 18, 1968

The annual Chamber of Commerce banquet, to take place at 7 o’clock this evening in the ballroom of the Campus Union Building at ENMU, will feature Dr. Grover E. Murray, president of Texas Tech at Lubbock, as the principal speaker, according to the Portales News-Tribune.

Nov. 17, 1963

C.R. Nelson received the first Superior Accomplishment Award ever presented to a local employee from Postmaster Bill Foster, according to the Portales News-Tribune. A $100 cash bonus goes with the award. Nelson has been a postal employee for 28 years.

Nov. 16, 1967

In the Portales News-Tribune, Skinner’s Western Store advertised shark skin boots for $55.

Nov. 15, 1966

Local delegates have returned to Portales after attending a three-day assembly of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Tucumcari, this past weekend, according to Portales News-Tribune archives. More than 680 people heard the feature talk delivered at 3 p.m. Sunday.

Nov. 14, 1962

Jim Warnica, News-Tribune mechanical superintendent, came home with his six-point buck, and reported that three other Portales hunters who were camped in the same general area also shot bucks, according to Portales News-Tribune archives.

Nov. 13, 1960

In the Portales News-Tribune, Firestone advertised a battery-powered train set for $4.99. It included a black diesel switcher locomotive, yellow flat car, special Firestone red and white boxcar and red caboose, as well as eight pieces of curved plastic track.

Nov. 12, 1964

Portales News-Tribune advertisement: Dub’s Drive In – No. 1 – 1001 W. 1st St. Re-opened by Mr. and Mrs. Troy D. Young of Portales. Friday Special Shrimp 99 cents.

Nov. 11, 1971

The Portales News-Tribune reported a new look in license plates. The new 1972 license plate would feature three letters and three numbers with red characters on a pale yellow reflective background.

Nov. 10, 1968

Portales Women’s Club will meet as usual at 2:30 p.m. in the clubhouse, after a 15-minute prelude of piano music, according to Portales News-Tribune archives.

Air Force to honor Texas victims before Army game

The Associated Press COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The Air Force Academy will hold a moment of silence in honor of the shooting victims at Fort Hood before Saturday’s Army-Air Force game. Academy spokesman Troy Garnhart says the observance will also honor soldiers from nearby Fort Carson who’ve been killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. The […]