Articles from the May 24, 2007 edition

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Spilled coffee tests faith

I’ve never understood how anyone writes without coffee. It’s been years since I tried anything so foolhardy. I may drink too much of it, though as evidence of coffee’s health... Full story

 

Memorial Day event slated

Members of the American Legion Post 31 will honor fallen veterans and their families during the 61st annual Memorial Day service at 10:30 a.m. Monday under the flagpole at the Portales Cemetery. The memorial service will last from... Full story

 

Jury selection on schedule in death penalty case

Jury selection is still on schedule in the death penalty case of a Portales man accused of killing an elderly Portales couple. Stanley Bedford, 43, of Portales is charged with two counts each of first-degree murder, aggravated kidn... Full story

 

Zias make changes on women's basketball staff

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball coach Linden Weese has announced changes to the Zias’ coaching staff for the 2007-08 season. Graduate assistant Austin Durrett has been promoted to fulltime...

 

Marijuana stolen from Fort Sumner police

The Fort Sumner police chief said he discovered a break-in of his department’s evidence storage area two weeks ago when he spotted a trail of dried marijuana leaves. Wayne Atchley said dried marijuana plants were stolen May 10...

 

ENMU elevates interim softball coach

PORTALES — Amber Daniel came to the Eastern New Mexico University softball program as a graduate assistant in 2005, but in two of the last three campaigns she has taken over head coaching duties during the season. On Thursday,...

 

Teachers speak of bittersweet end to school year

With school ending, and teachers breathing a sigh of relief, the Portales News-Tribune took a few moments to ask area teachers about the past school year, as they prepared for a well-earned summer break. Sally Smith Third Grade...

 

Citizens air concerns over lagoon

Emotions were running high Thursday evening as residents filled the Memorial Building to participate in a public hearing on operation of a sewer lagoon at dairy just south of Portales. The New Mexico Environment Department hearing...

 

May 25, 2007 Local Briefs

Fund established for Alford family A memorial account is open at Portales National Bank in the name of Kelly Alford, who recently died of cancer. According to friends, the funds will go to help the family with expenses associated... Full story

 

When are students held accountable?

While helping my daughter Laura study for finals, two news stories commanded our attention: The grade-changing controversy in Albuquerque and a story about 100 Amarillo students not graduating because they failed the TAKS test....

 

Telecom ruling bad news for frivolous suits

The U.S. Supreme Court in a 7-2 ruling Monday rejected an antitrust class-action lawsuit brought against Bell Atlantic (now Verizon) and four other phone companies. Basically, the high court decided that before an antitrust case...

 

May 25, 1948

• Elida reported another third of an inch last night with rain totals even greater west and northwest of Elida. • Rain amounting to around three inches was reported Sunday night from Lingo, Garrison, Bluit and a section six... Full story

 

May 25, 1924

Barry Hardware was sponsoring a jackrabbit-killing contest. Prizes included Winchester rifles and cartridges. The competition began May 15 and continued through June 15. … Two Clovis grain elevators were robbed, but police said...

 

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