Nighttime heartburn help available on upcoming show

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on new candle trends, cooking with mustard, and remedies for nighttime heartburn will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on at noon on Tuesday and at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Olga Puzas, with PartyLite Gifts in Plymouth, Mass., will talk about trends which show that people are entertaining […]

May 13, 2007 Dora School News

Finals week begins After a finals review day on Monday this week, students in grades 7-11 will take semester final exams each day, Tuesday through Thursday. Exam schedules are available in the school office. Students are encouraged to be in school each day on time and well rested, said administration officials. Accelerated reader goal met […]

May 13, 2007 Floyd School News

Upcoming Events • Booster Club will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the Community Building. • The regular school board meeting is at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. • Academic awards for grades 5-12 will be presented 1 p.m. Thursday. • The athletic banquet is at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. • Senior baccalaureate and graduation is at 1 […]

May 13, 2007 Portales Junior High News

GEAR-UP meeting Parents of seventh grade students are invited to a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the junior high gym. The GEAR-UP program provides allows students and their parents to learn about many educational opportunities. Additionally, the program assists students in organizing and provides tutoring where needed. Final tests done Students completed their […]

May 13, 2007 Club News

Portales Women’s Club Portales Woman’s Club met Wednesday with 31 members and four guests present. Sasha Parker was introduced by the Education/Scholarship Committee as the GFWC New Mexico State Scholarship winner, as well as the Portales Woman’s Club scholarship winner. At the recent state convention she received a four-year Harriett Donohoo/Dorothy Pendleton Scholarship. Also introduced […]

May 13, 2007 Honors

Santos Debra Hill Santos, a Portales High School alumnus and 1987 Eastern New Mexico graduate, was awarded the “Best Creative Thesis” during spring commencement at Radford University in Radford, Va. The award is bestowed in honor of academic excellence in graduate studies and thesis preparation by the university’s graduate college. Using a variety of gemstones […]

Lady Rams take second at state

By Eric Butler, Freedom Correspondent FARMINGTON — Portales’ softball team had been having its merry way against opposing pitching in its first three games of the state tournament as the Rams advanced all the way to the title game for the first time in school history. All that hitting, running, sliding and, most importantly, scoring […]

Rams take 10th at state track

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — Tyler Anderson has quietly provided a significant boost for the Portales boys track team this season. The junior, who transferred from Elida in the fall after finishing second in last year’s Class 1A state 100, scored 10 points in three events on Saturday to help the Rams to […]

May 13, 2007 Births

Tivis Dallas Kohl Tivis was born May 3, 2007 to Kie and Kristy Tivis of Portales at University Medical Center in Lubbock. He weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces. Grandparents are Susie and Glen Davis of Portales, Donna Leal of Clovis and Glen Tivis of Clovis. Great-grandparents are Max Davis of Rogers, Roslie Burney of Lubbock […]

Ella Erf takes third in state singles tennis

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PNT Staff Report ALBUQUERQUE — Senior Ella Erf wanted to finish her tennis career at Portales with a singles state championship. She didn’t find a title, but as she exits stage left, she does so with a third place trophy. Erf lost in the 3A semifinals in straight sets Saturday to Bosque freshman Dara McDevitt […]

Lady Rams reach first state title game

By Eric Butler: Freedom correspondent FARMINGTON — One step away from a softball state championship was pretty foreign territory indeed for Portales and Santa Fe Indian School on Friday night. But, after quarterfinal victories earlier in the day at the Class 3A tournament in Farmington, the Rams and Lady Braves were poised to make some […]

Portales pair picks up state titles

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — Portales High’s Jordan Roehl didn’t give herself much in the way of style points in Friday’s Class 3A state girls shot put competition, but she was OK with the results. The junior turned the tables on Cuba’s Victoria Dominguez in the event, winning with a throw of 35 […]

Portales’ Erf, Partin brothers reach semis

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By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers Portales senior Ella Erf and the Ram doubles tandem of Walker and Skyler Partin advanced to the state tennis semifinals after big wins Friday afternoon in Albuquerque. Tournament second-seeded Erf advanced with a a 6-0, 6-0 win over Lovington’s seventh-seeded Lauryn Hess in the girls singles 1A-3A quarterfinals. “Ella did […]

Perfection: Rams rout Tohatchi

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By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers The Portales pitchers were perfect Friday afternoon — and the Ram hitters weren’t far behind. Portales’ offense erupted for 22 runs in the first two innings of play and senior pitchers Mario Salazar and Phillip Danbom combined for a five-inning perfect game as the fifth-seeded Rams toppled 12th-seeded Tohatchi 26-0 […]

Lady Cats early leaders

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis High’s girls are leading Class 5A after the first day of the state track meet at the University of New Mexico, but coach Darrel Ray is anything but confident. The defending 5A champion Lady Wildcats scored 21 points in five field events on Friday, but left some […]

Police arrest man on 859 child pornography charges

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers A 45-year-old Clovis man was arrested Friday on 859 child pornography charges following an investigation that took more than a year, according to the Curry County Sheriff’s Department. Elijah McClain of 1300A Arcineiga Drive is being held on a $75,000 bond, according to jail officials. The local investigation took more […]

Another step: CCC holds graduation

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By Helena Rodriguez: CNJ staff writer Chesnea Fish is one small farming town girl who was not ready for a four-year university atmosphere, and that is what led her to seek and complete a degree at Clovis Community College. “CCC has provided me with the smaller steps I needed in order to prepare me for […]

NASA weather balloon crashes

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By Chelle Delaney: Freedom Newspapers A NASA weather balloon the size of a skyscraper crashed Wednesday about 18 miles northeast of San Jon. Launched from the Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility in Fort Sumner, the nearly 500-foot-tall balloon made a whistling sound as it moved swiftly through the air and landed with a thump about a […]

Death penalty can be sought in Bedford trial

By Freedom Newspapers District Court Judge Steven Quinn refused to bar the death penalty Friday in the case of a man accused of killing an elderly Portales couple in 2005. Defense attorney Gary Mitchell of Ruidoso argued the constitutionality of the New Mexico death penalty in a broad series of motions heard by the judge […]

Police department break-in remains unsolved

By Freedom Newspapers New Mexico State Police officials will not release details about their continuing investigation of the break-in Thursday night of the Fort Sumner Police Department’s evidence room except to say no cases would be compromised. “No cases will be jeopardized based on what was taken,” said state police spokesman Lt. Rick Anglada. Anglada […]