Aug. 31, 2008 Portales Junior High News

School closedPortales students and staff are out of school Monday in observance of Labor Day. Principal Steve Harris wishes everyone a safe and enjoyable holiday.

Aug. 28 CSC Menu

Community Services Center1100 Community Way Milk, coffee and tea served daily. Monday: Closed, Labor DayTuesday: Salmon patty, baked potato, spinach, hominy, wheat bread, chocolate pudding.Wednesday: Beef Enchiladas, salad/dressing, pinto beans, Spanish rice, orangeThursday: Chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, peas, biscuit/margarine, peaches.Friday: Ham and noodles, broccoli, beets, pumpkin bread.

Hounds trail in weather-delayed game

Freedom New Mexico Bethany, Okla. — Southern Nazarene leads Eastern New Mexico University 10-7 early in the second half of a weather-interrupted game Saturday.At 8 p.m., the game had been delayed by lightning for more than an hour.

Hounds take new offense for road test

By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Facing Eastern New Mexico University’s new spread offense in preseason practice has helped the Greyhounds’ defense. Instead of working against the grind-it-out, triple-option as in the past, sophomore inside linebacker Nathan Uland said the defense is able to get a look at what it’ll face in a lot of […]

Prep football scores

Dexter 7, Texico 0, susp.Farwell 9, Olton 7, susp.Melrose 52, Magdalena 16

Social insecurity

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico When it comes to identity theft and fraud, Clovis Police Detective Sonny Smith has three words of advice. Stop and think. Smith, who investigates identity theft and fraud, known as white collar crimes, said that people should exercise caution when somebody offers exorbitant money for a simple task. “People […]

‘Most Wanted’ episode delayed

Producers have decided to delay an America’s Most Wanted episode featuring this week’s escape from the Curry County Adult Detention Center. District Attorney Matt Chandler said the Fox network show plans to air the episode Sept. 6 instead of today as previously announced. Crews were in Clovis this week filming footage for the weekly show, […]

Two killed in I-40 crash

Freedom New Mexico TUCUMCARI — Two people were killed Thursday night in a head-on collision when a driver of one of the vehicles was traveling in the wrong lane on Interstate 40, police said. Jolene Baker, 55, was traveling westbound in the eastbound lane of I-40, when the vehicle driven by Guadalupe Grinols, 21, was […]

Convicted sex offender charged in Tucumcari

Freedom New Mexico A convicted sex offender from Curry County has been charged with the criminal sexual penetration of a Tucumcari 9-year-old, according to a press release from the Tucumcari Police Department. Kenneth Leon Mills, 30, was arrested Tuesday and pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to the charges before the Quay County Magistrate Court. Mills […]

Sheriff: ‘Four down, four to go’

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Victor Sotelo, the fourth escapee to be captured from Sunday’s jailbreak in Clovis, was apprehended late Thursday night in Albuquerque. “We’re four down, four to go,” Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller said Friday morning. “We’re optimistic.” Sotelo, 26, of Portales was caught without incident around 11:45 p.m. in the […]

Jail escapee from Portales nabbed in Albuquerque

PNT Staff A fourth escapee from Sunday’s jailbreak in Clovis has been captured.

Analysis: Obama and Dems scored

By Steven Thomma: McClatchy Newspapers DENVER — Barack Obama and the Democrats had their moment, and it was a quite a moment. Now America pivots to John McCain and the Republicans.

Parkgoers to help celebrate Oasis’ 75th

By Thomas Garcia: PNT Staff Writer A hot dog dinner and star party will be held Saturday at Oasis State Park to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the New Mexico State Parks Service. Oasis has been a part of New Mexico State Parks Service for 47 years, according to park manager Jim Whary. Hot dogs […]

Farmers have field day

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By Thomas Garcia: PNT Staff Writer New Mexico State University Science Center’s held its annual field day on Thursday — a short of show and tell for the center. The more than 100 farmers and residents from Curry and Roosevelt Counties that attended were taken on a tour of the center’s field projects. “I don’t […]

Mother of escapee arrested

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico On Wednesday, the mother of a jail escapee made a public plea for her son to turn himself in to authorities. On Thursday, she was arrested on charges of harboring or aiding a felon. Officials said Hester England has seen and talked with her son and a second escapee […]

It’s Their Job: Greg Fisher

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Name: Greg FisherJob: Economic Developer for City of Portales.Background: Fisher has been in business and government for over two decades and has been a program director for the state of Arizona.Time on the job: 10 months. Q: Describe what your job entails.A: To keep small businesses growing and expanding. There is research, and time on […]

First Person: Staying in the game

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Kayne Gutierrez, 27, spent his high school and college years playing football and running track. He stays in the game as a referee with the New Mexico Activities Association. At the beginning: I’ve been a referee for seven years. I ref football and basketball. I started in college for the extra money. As I did […]

ENMU runners face early test

Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico University cross country teams will get an early test today when they open the season in a triangular meet against Texas Tech and Wayland Baptist. Tech will serve as the host of the meet, scheduled to be run in Cloudcroft. “It’ll be a nice deal, I think,” ENMU […]

MSU-Billings downs Zias with late goal

Freedom New Mexico BILLINGS, Mont. — Sophomore midfielder Kourtney Hull scored in the 65th minute Thursday, lifting Fort Lewis to a season-opening 1-0 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in Montana State-Billings’ sixth annual MSUB Cup. In the second game of Thursday’s doubleheader, Dixie State rolled to a 4-0 win over the host Yellowjackets. Play […]

Baskett optimistic for third year

By Jon Marks: Special to the PNT PHILADELPHIA — Hank Baskett said players are never comfortable this time of year — when NFL teams make their cuts — not matter how long they’ve been in the league. Baskett, a former Clovis High and New Mexico Lobos standout, appears to have secured a roster spot again […]