Engagement (Nov. 27)

Mead/Ruiz Kathy Mead of Portales announces the engagement and approaching marriage of her daughter, Becky Mead of Hewitt, Texas to Ryan Ruiz, of Hewitt, Texas, son of Nick Ruiz of Portales and Robin Ruiz of Roswell. The couple will exchange vows at 6 p.m., Dec. 3 at First Baptist Church. The reception will also be […]

Senior Happenings (Nov. 27)

Potluck meals week’s highlight Thursday’s potluck meals are the peak of the week. We celebrated Thanksgiving on Nov. 17. A good crowd enjoyed turkey, dressing and all the side dishes. The center was closed Thanksgiving day. The next pot luck meal is Thursday. Announcements of upcoming events are made on Thursday as well as updates […]

Portales City Clerk: Knowledge is power

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Compiled by Mike Jimenez: PNT Intern Name: Joan Martinez-Terry Age: 56 Hometown: Portales Your family: Ray Terry (husband), Manuel, Joe, Gail (children) Jarek Ham and Bobby Terry (grandchildren) Community Involvement: Member of Rosevelt County Democratic Women, Friends for Democracy Q. What do you think of Portales? A. “I think its a wonderful place to live […]

The Huber guide to a PC Yuletide

Bob Huber: Humor Columnist Now comes Christmas with its roasted chestnuts and guys begging change for charity in front of Wal-Mart stores, all of which makes me watch my language. I learned that yuletide lesson as a youngster when my mother utilized her Nebraska wit by saying, “If you can‘t talk clean during the holidays, […]

Nov. 27 Public Record, Police Blotter

Public Record The following marriage was recently filed in district court: Kalin Richard Amundson, 22, of Portales and Jamie Gonzalez, 23, of Mesilla. The following disposition was recently filed in district court: Audrea Cain, 33, pleaded guilty to fraud and is ordered to serve a three-year deferred sentence and three years probation and pay $105 […]

Incarcerated females face own set of obstacles

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Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers By Marlena Hartz If Renee Jurado weren’t sentenced to spend six months behind the concrete walls of the Curry County Adult Detention Center, she said she would probably be snorting cocaine or smoking methamphetamine. “It’s better for me to be in here right now. I’m not ready to be out — […]

Nov. 27 Obituaries

Charlotte Pergeson Services: 2 p.m. (CST) Monday at the New Sulphur Free Will Baptist Church in Prairie Grove, Ark. Charlotte Fern Pergeson, 64, of Prairie Grove, Ark., died Friday, Nov. 25, 2005, at her residence. She was born Jan. 6, 1941, in Oklahoma City, Okla., to David Woodrow and Marguerite Fern Hadley Welch. She was […]

School News (week of Nov. 27)

Floyd School News Upcoming Events l Booster Club will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the Community Building. l The Book Fair will be in the library from Monday through Dec. 6. l The Christmas music program will is at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 5. Athletics Thursday — 5 p.m., junior high boys and girls at […]

Recycle for environment, save some money

Jim Lee: Local Columnist Every day we are buried in an avalanche of paper. We live with computer printed “hard copy,” receipts from gasoline pumps and ATMs, unwanted special offers courtesy of the United States Postal Service, paper towels, paper plates, paper coffee filters, and enough other paper whatevers to fill the Grand Canyon and […]

Iraq war debate carries implications of future U.S. foreign policy

Freedom Newspapers The public call by Pennsylvania Democrat John Murtha, a 37-year Marine Corps veteran who has been generally pro-military and hawkish, for a prompt beginning to withdrawal of U.S. military forces from Iraq has been a catalyst for what was bound to happen anyway: a national debate or discussion on what to do about […]