Gerleve wins javelin event at Angelo Relays

Freedom Newspapers For the second consecutive meet, freshman Zach Gerleve posted the only win for Eastern New Mexico University as he took men’s javelin competition on Saturday in the David Noble Relays in San Angelo, Texas, hosted by Angelo State. Gerleve threw 177 feet, 4 inches to win the event by 2 1/2 feet over […]

Cannon youth recognized by state official at townhall meeting

Jack King Two Cannon Air Force Base youths received Congressional Award bronze medals Monday from U.S. Rep. Tom Udall, N.M., during a townhall meeting in the Clovis-Carver Public Library’s North Annex. Patrick Adams and Collin Randall each completed 100 hours of volunteer service, 50 hours of personal development, 50 hours of physical fitness training and […]

Native Americans celebrate culture

Helena Rodriguez “Honoring Our Past, Present and Future” is the theme for Native American Awareness Week that kicks off at Eastern New Mexico University on Monday, April 12. The third annual Fashion Show & Banquet and a first time Royalty Day featuring Native American queens from around the Southwest, will highlight this year’s events, which […]

Obits April 13

Rowland G. Betz, 61 Rowland G. Betz, 61, of Portales died Saturday, April 10, 2004, at his home. He was born on Oct. 3, 1942, in Philadelphia, Pa., to Ruth Elizabeth and Alfred Rowland Betz. He grew up in Pennsylvania and attended school in Ivyland, Pa. He then entered the U.S. Army, where he served […]

Past deputies take issue with Gossett

Kevin Wilson Two former deputies with the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office agree that budget shortfalls are a problem within the department. However, they say that’s not why they left, taking issue with statements made last week by Sheriff Tom Gossett. Gossett said last week his department is underfunded and was a key reason why deputies […]

Housing Fair to help citizens become homeowners

Tony Parra The Housing Fair will take place throughout the day on Saturday with Portales city officials on a quest to research how many prospective home buyers there are in Portales. “We’re bringing in folks from different organizations,” Portales mayor Orlando Ortega said. “These folks have been gathered through our efforts in creating the home […]

Recent rain helps farmers, not roads

Tony Parra April showers have brought about much needed rain to the eastern plains of New Mexico. But with it comes the good, the bad and the ugly. The good The rain has helped farmers who begin growing crops in April. Joe Whitehead, a district conservationist, said wheat is the crop growing in April. He […]

Lady Rams sweep Ruidoso

By Dave Wagner Once the Portales softball team pulled out Saturday’s District 4-3A opener in extra innings, the rest was a piece of cake. After first baseman Ashleah Richards’ two-run single capped a three-run eighth in Portales’ 11-10 win, the Lady Rams punished Ruidoso starter Appolonia Page for nine first-inning runs in the nightcap en […]

Hounds lose ground in LSC

Freedom Newspapers The Eastern New Mexico Greyhounds lost ground in the Lone Star Conference South baseball standings on and off the field. On Friday, Tarleton State came away with an 11-8 win in the opener before the second game was suspended by rain after five innings with the score tied 7-7. The teams intended to […]

April 11 Dora School News

By Charlie Carmichael Tawnya Craig is back doing our computer chores in the school cafeteria. She spent last week with the FFA teams at State. She is a regular sponsor since she has sons on the teams. I will try to have a report on the that next week. Good Friday There was no school […]

Churches celebrate unique Easter services

Darrell Maurina While most area churches are celebrating Easter in some form, the celebrations differ significantly from congregation to congregation. For Father John Rollinson, rector of St. James Episcopal Church, maintaining liturgical traditions passed down for centuries is important. “Jesus said, ‘If anyone would follow me, let him deny himself, take up his cross and […]

Sheriff upset over funding discrepancies

Kevin Wilson For the second time in two years, Tom Gossett is doing some campaigning. Gossett, who won the 2002 sheriff’s race on a platform of proactive law enforcement, is now taking time to react to what he feels is inadequate funding to protect Roosevelt County. “It’s something like building a house or doing anything […]

Local man to meet life-saving donor

Tony Parra For Kevin Gardels one question has been lingering in his mind. What do you say to the person who gave you life? Friday in Los Angeles, Gardels plans to meet the woman who donated her bone marrow to Gardels for a life-saving transplant. “I’ve been thinking about it,” Gardels said. “The day we […]

Obits April 11

Richard E. Brazell, 71 Richard E. Brazell, 71, of Clovis died Friday, April 9, 2004, at Laurel Plains Healthcare Center in Clovis. Service is pending with Chavez Funeral Home in Fort Sumner. Natividad Jimenez, 77 Natividad Jimenez, 77, of Portales died Saturday, April 10, 2004, at home. Service is pending with Wheeler Mortuary in Portales.

Easter sermon snippets

As anyone who knows me is very much aware, from time to time I have difficulty in dealing with practical matters, especially when these matters involve machines or common sense. My confusion inevitably leads to amused disbelief of my friends. Sometimes things that seem inherently simple or obvious totally escape my understanding. Occasionally I can […]

No state deserves its own interstate

Jim Lee As anyone who knows me is very much aware, from time to time I have difficulty in dealing with practical matters, especially when these matters involve machines or common sense. My confusion inevitably leads to amused disbelief of my friends. Sometimes things that seem inherently simple or obvious totally escape my understanding. Occasionally […]

Heres a hint: It rhymes with ‘Yiminy’

Bob Huber Today’s travelogue takes us to “Frozen Dead Guy Days,” held each spring in the Colorado town of Nederland, a high mountain village west of Boulder, about two miles up where the breathin’ ain’t easy. But let’s go back to the beginning, to Christmas, 1993. That’s when a Nederland guy named Trygve Bauge — […]

Family remembers special loved one

By Michelle Seeber Tamara Smart Smith, 28, who lived in Portales the last year-and-a-half of her life, was the mother of a daughter, Hailey Towler, of Artesia. She was a friend to her “special sisters, Misty, Sunnidae and Sandy Taylor” and to her “special mother,” Mary. But most of all, she was happy, family members […]

Parsons involved in many activities

What do you think of Portales? “I like it. The people are really friendly here.” What’s your idea of a perfect day? “Where nothing goes wrong.” What is your fondest memory of Portales? “My favorite memory of Portales, I guess, would be when my brother-in-law (Hugh Frazier) was still alive and was a pastor here.” […]

Portales players prep for showcase games

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By Kevin Wilson For one, it’s a chance to revisit the past. For another, it’s a chance to determine a future. Two Portales High School seniors are preparing their first of two postseason basketball all-star games, starting this weekend at Canyon, Texas, and Albuquerque and ending in Las Vegas, N.M. this summer. Roni Gomez is […]