Free throws lift Hounds over Highlands

Freedom New Mexico Junior guard Justin Reynolds hit two free throws with seven seconds left Saturday night to lift Eastern New Mexico University’s men to a 66-65 win over New Mexico Highlands at Greyhound Arena. The victory was the second in a row for ENMU, and avenged a season-opening 81-74 loss to Highlands in Las […]

Creative Living Nov. 30, 2008

By Sheryl Borden: PNT columnist Information on making a gingerbread cookie box, a discussion about speech styles, and preparing gluten-free breakfast recipes will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and at 2 p.m. Saturday. Nancy Siler, of Wilton Enterprises in Woodridge, Ill., will talk about using gingerbread cookie dough and show […]

Police: Pursuits based on safety

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico One recent police pursuit ended in the death of a 25-year-old Portales man. Another pursuit ended in the shooting of a Clovis man who led Texas police on an hour-long chase through Curry County. Police officials say the decision to pursue suspects is largely based on public safety. Curry […]

Holiday shoppers spending less

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By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico Jeremy and Michelle King of Clovis said the economic downturn has them spending less during the holidays. Strolling with their children Saturday through the North Plains Mall, the Kings said their holiday shopping this year is focused on their children. Michelle King, 32, a state employee, said they are […]

Nov. 30, 2008 Empty Stocking Fund

Today’s focus: Ms. S Household members: 4 Children: 3 Special circumstances: “Ms. S’s” is very ill and is struggling with money. Her holiday hopes: To give her kids a wonderful holiday. Clothing needs: Boys shirt sizes 8. Boys pants sizes 7-8. Boys shoe sizes 1. Girls shirt sizes 3T and 24 months. Girls pants sizes […]

Portales man reflects on 50 years with children’s home

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Jack Self has put his heart into serving at the New Mexico Christian Children’s Home for 50 years. He said he was driven by the “satisfaction of seeing children grow up and make citizens of themselves and knowing that they’re assets to their community now instead of liabilities.” Self […]

La Hacienda closing after 33 years

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Sarah Meyer: PNT staff writer Today will be the last day of business for a 33-year-old Portales restaurant. The family-owned and operated La Hacienda is closing its doors. Esther Ornelas, who owns the restaurant with her husband, Crespin, said the decision to close the restaurant has been difficult. “We’ve been wrestling with it since September,” […]

Dora School News

Sports schedule Monday — Clovis Christian hosts Dora Junior High white teams at 4 p.m. Tuesday — San Jon hosts Dora JV and varsity at 4 p.m. Thursday — Varsity boys and girls travel to Tatum Border Classic Tournament. Friday and Saturday — Dora Junior High red teams play in the Faith Triumphant Tournament. Progress […]

Elida School News

Upcoming Events Tuesday — Clovis Christian at Elida

PJHS News

Basketball schedules The seventh and eighth grade girls “A” teams head to Clovis to play Marshall on Monday. The boys teams host Marshall beginning at 4 p.m. The seventh and eighth grade girls “A” teams travel to Santa Rosa on Thursday. The boys “A” teams play in Portales on Thursday. MAPS testing scheduled Students will […]

PHS News

AIP meetings planned Counselors will be holding Academic Improvement Plan meetings for students (and their parents) at risk for losing credit(s) this year. Parent meetings have been scheduled Tuesday through Dec. 9.

Little Miss Merry Christmas

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It’s time once again for the Little Miss Merry Christmas contest. The girls serve as the grand marshals of the light parade on Dec. 12 and ride in the lead car. The winner is chosen by penny votes, cast in jars at the sponsoring business. Contestants also can hold fundraisers, such as a bake sale, […]

11/29 Empty stocking fund

Today’s focus: Ms. L Household members: 4 Children: 3 Special circumstances: All three of “Ms. L’s” kids have their birthday in December. It’s hard for her to afford both birthday and Christmas presents. Her holiday hopes: To be able to give her kids birthday and Christmas presents. Clothing needs: Boys shirt sizes 12 regular and […]

Shopping steady on Black Friday

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By Liliana Castillo and Mickey Winfield

Police: Victim died of single gunshot wound

Freedom New Mexico A Honduran national killed Tuesday in Texico during a robbery attempt died of a single gunshot wound to the torso, according to the Curry County Sheriff’s Office. Undersheriff Wesley Waller said the information is based on an autopsy performed by the Office of the Medical Investigator in Albuquerque. No arrests have been […]

Nov. 28 Events Calendar

Saturday Christmas Toy Drive — 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Wal-Mart. Accepting donations of new, unwrapped toys for Mayor’s Christmas Toy Drive: Operation Santa Cop. Winter Wine Fest — 7-10 p.m. The Ice House, 208 N. Ave. A. Tickets $25, available in advance at Memorial Building, Doerr & Knudson Law Office, Woody’s Jewelry and City Hall. The […]

Nov. 28 Empty Stocking: Ms. S

Today’s focus: Ms. S Household members: 5 Children: 3 Special circumstances: “Ms. S’” husband is injured and will be out of work for several weeks and she can’t find work to provide for her children during the holidays. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have a merry Christmas. Clothing needs: Boy’s shirt sizes 7 […]

Cold outside, warm inside

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By Sarah Meyer: PNT Staff Writer The weather was cool and wet Thursday, but the fellowship and food was warm at the Community Thanksgiving Dinner. Volunteers expected to serve about 500 people, including the 180 meals that were delivered to people who are homebound or the dozens of take-out dinners picked up and delivered by […]

Dora girl places lamb in Louisville

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Stefanie Neuhaus, 16, took the Reserve Champion Market Wether lamb title at the North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville, Ky., Nov. 15. Her lamb “Energizer” placed second among the market lambs of all breeds at the show. More than 1,100 lambs competed. “Oh, it was just overwhelming,” Neuhaus […]

County receives additional PILT funds

By Sarah Meyer: PNT Staff Writer New Mexico’s U.S. Senators announced last week that additional PILT funding has been released to New Mexico counties. Roosevelt County will receive $9,186, in addition to $15,139 received in June. According to a news release from Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., this is the first time Payment in Lieu of […]