National final rodeo not for timid

By Glenda Price: FNM columnist The Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, 10 days in early December in Las Vegas, just finished. Events include bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, tie-down roping, team roping, steer roping, women’s barrel racing, bull riding. The top 15 competitors of the year in each event could compete for the world […]

12-18 enmu men’s, women’s basketball capsules

Freedom New Mexico Men Texas A&M-Commerce (8-1) at ENMU (5-4), 8 p.m. today in a Lone Star Conference crossover game at Greyhound Arena. Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9. Last outing: The Hounds built a 20-point, second-half lead and held off Southwestern Oklahoma 82-71 on Monday at Weatherford, Okla., snapping a three-game losing streak. Notes: Monday’s win ended […]

Mammogram screening recommendation riles cancer survivors

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By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer Danielle Swopes was 41 years old when her first mammogram turned up the result most women fear: Positive for breast cancer. Because the lump that turned out to be a cancerous tumor was discovered early, the Portales city library employee has continued on with her life. When Swopes thinks […]

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 […]

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.

Elida turkey dinner set

Freedom New Mexico The Elida United Methodist Women annual turkey dinner is 11:30 a.m. Sunday in the Elida High School cafeteria. The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children under 12. Proceeds go to the women’s group’s community service projects. The meal includes turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, cranberry sauce, green beans, […]

No. 22 Mustangs outlast Zias

Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico women’s soccer team pushed 22nd-ranked Midwestern State hard on Friday, but the Mustangs got a goal from junior midfielder Kendra Clemons early in the second half and held on for a 1-0 Lone Star Conference victory at the ENMU pitch. The loss was the fourth in a row […]

State pledge credited to Portales women

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By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer I salute the flag of the State of New Mexico, the Zia symbol of perfect friendship among united cultures. Current students in New Mexico’s public school systems are likely very aware of the salute to the flag of New Mexico, having to recite it along with the pledge of […]

Getting to know: Retiree keeps busy with volunteer work

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Sharon Davis of Roosevelt County may have retired from the retail furniture business, but she keeps busy with a multitude of volunteer activities. Davis and her friend Joyce Cone started the Zia Moms program, which supports the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team. Davis has taught Sunday school since she was 18 years old. […]

Official: Women should be on subs

By Tom Philpott: PNT columnist Women should be allowed to serve aboard America’s fleet of nuclear submarines, the nation’s top military officer, Adm. Michael Mullen, quietly has told the Senate Armed Services Committee. If the Navy agrees to it, this would be a huge policy change and potentially a significant expansion of career opportunities for […]

Clovis league seeking memorial

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer CLOVIS — Brenda Depperman is working a softball memorial to honor her mother, Carol Depperman, who worked to start the Clovis women’s league years ago. Carol and few other women campaigned to get the softball league going back in the early 1970s in Clovis by talking to Guy Leeder […]

Late local historian honored

Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico Historic Women Marker Initiative is set to honor Rose Powers White, historian of the Portales area’s early days of settlement, with a historic roadside marker. A dedication and reception is scheduled for 4 p.m. July 30 at the Portales Public Library. State Sen. Stuart Ingle, R-Portales, will speak. Ruth […]

Students take cyber safety seriously

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By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer The avenues of communication between men and women have widened considerably with the advent of the Internet and cellular services. For those overly persistent in amorous pursuits, the phone and in-person contact have been supplemented by e-mail, Twitter and Web pages such as Facebook and MySpace. It’s no wonder, […]

Volunteer profile: Thompkins likes giving back

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Patrice Tompkins is a volunteer/member for Portales Women’s Club. She was born and raised in the Los Angeles, Calif. After living in Portales for many years, she moved away for a short time. She has been living here for five years since returning. Although she has had many different jobs, Tompkins currently dedicates the majority […]

Jennyslippers plan bazaar

PNT Staff Report Jennyslippers, the Women’s Associates of the Chamber of Commerce in Muleshoe, is taking applications for booth space at their annual Arts and Crafts Bazaar. The bazaar is set for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Bailey County Civic Center, located at 2200 W. American Blvd. in Muleshoe. Admission is […]

April 19, 2009 Club notes

Portales Women’s Club Portales Women’s Club met on April 8, and First Vice President Della Kobernick called the meeting to order in the absence of the president. The Collect was led by Jan Smartnick, the pledges were led by Wanda Pettus, and June Ferguson gave the invocation. The minutes from the March meeting were approved […]

ENMU rodeo women finish fourth, men sixth

Freedom New Mexico Tori Bilberry won the average in breakaway roping, helping the Eastern New Mexico University women’s rodeo team place fourth as last weekend’s rodeo at West Texas College in Snyder, Texas. Bilberry, a junior from Elida, posted a total time of 4.0 seconds over two runs. Portales junior Joni Brakebill finished sixth in […]

No shame in discussing sexual needs

By Anita Tedaldi: PNT columnist I often receive questions about relationships from other women. Being from Italy, the land of passion, my reputation as a Latin lover at times precedes my reputation as writer. Recently, an anonymous reader I will call Jane asked me if I had tips to stay intimate with a partner during […]

Belly dancing, affordable meals among booths at annual Woman’s Day

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Hey, ladies, grab a sip of organic coffee, take a look at the jewelry and brush up on the latest skin care, gardening and cooking tips. Portales Women’s Club is hosting its Fifth Annual Woman’s Day Out 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. April 4 at the Eastern New Mexico […]

ENMU women finish eighth

Freedom New Mexico RANGER, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s women placed eighth over the weekend in their spring rodeo opener, the Ranger College Rodeo. Junior Kacey Kobza finished fifth in goat tying, earning fourth in the first go and fifth in the second go. She also took sixth in breakaway roping. ENMU’s men finished […]