Police blotters, public record

Police blotter The following is a sampling of calls taken by Portales police dispatchers in the last week. According to the reports: Dec. 29 • At 9:50 a.m. a caller reported a two-vehicle accident with no injuries at First Street and South Avenue C Dec. 30 • At 2:21 a.m. a Portales police officer began [...]

Positive changes lead newspapers into 2006

Ray Sullivan: Publisher Newspaper staffs working hard for customers The year 2005 was a busy time for Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico. New publishing initiatives and technical upgrades allowed us to expand and improve on how we provide you with important information in traditional and new ways. And it occurred amidst some of the busiest [...]

Israel, Palestine decide when peace comes, not U.S.

Freedom Newspapers The human impulse is to hope that he survives and has years of restful peace remaining. Whether that happens or not, however, the serious stroke suffered by Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is likely to be a setback to hopes for Israeli-Palestinian reconciliation. And for a time, at least, it will throw Israeli [...]

Young Huber desires style, flamboyance in his car

Bob Huber: Local Columnist When I was 20, I didn’t know the meaning of the word “panache,” but I went looking for it anyway. As far as I knew, it meant class with flair. Certain movie stars had it — Tyrone Power and Douglas Fairbanks Jr. — and so did roosters in my mother’s chicken [...]

Fabric gifts, purses and wall shelves focus of show

Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on making purses, wall shelves, and easy fabric gifts will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon on Tuesday and 2 p.m. on Saturday (all times are MST). “Creative Living” airs on public broadcasting station, KENW-TV, from Eastern New Mexico University in Portales. Chris Thornton is an artist [...]

Birth Announcement

Essary Jeff and Jennifer Essary of Floyd are the parents of 9-pound, 3-ounce boy, born Nov. 19, 2005 at Plains Regional Medical Center-Clovis. Andrew Harper Allen Essary has sisters, Shelby and Ch’ree and a brother Chance. Paternal grandparents are Don and Linda Essary of Floyd and maternal grandparents are Wayne and Judy Waldrip of Smyrna, [...]

Scrapbooking: Hobby to preserve family memories

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By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a scrapbook is probably worth a million. Just ask Mandi Parks and Kyla Gray. Parks and Gray are among a handful of local Creative Memories consultants who go the extra mile to preserve their family memories through scrapbooking — a collection [...]

Wolverines top Dora, seek 3-peat

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By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers The Texico Wolverines are on the verge of their third straight EPAC championship. With 19 points from Aaron Vaughan, Texico held off Dora 55-39 in the semifinals of the EPAC tournament Friday at Greyhound Arena. “We played well as a team,” Vaughan said. “We got it down on the inside [...]

Lady Rams open Shootout by blowing out Broncos

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer With another contest about 20 hours away, Portales’ first unit did more than enough Friday night to save energy for Saturday. Morgan Hill had 18 points and Briana Hernandez 16 in three quarters, and Portales rode an early 14-2 start to come away with a 54-39 victory over Kirtland [...]

Rams jump to huge lead, whip Wingate

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer In what turned out to be a tuneup for Saturday’s matchup with Artesia, the host Portales Rams fired on all cylinders early Friday. Portales scored the first 12 points of the game and got points from nine different players in a 52-37 win against Wingate in the Portales Shootout. [...]