Engagements — Nov. 28

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Reed-Perez [image #1, align=right, size= medium] Marlena Reed, of Clovis, and Edward Perez, of Osan, Korea, will be married July 15, 2011, at Saint Mary’s Episcopal Church in California. The bride-elect is the daughter of Joyce Reed of Clovis. The prospective groom is the son of Edward Perez Sr. and Noemi Perez of Madera, Calif. […]

On the shelves — Nov. 28

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Jumped, Fell, or Pushed? How Forensics Solved 50 ‘Perfect’ Murders” by Steven Koehler puts you in the middle of a crime-scene investigation as detectives, coroners, and other criminal specialists track down clues and unravel the myriad enigmas that surround a crime. “My Lost Daughter” by Nancy […]

Shoutouts — Nov. 28

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Thanks to Grumpy Old Men motorcylce club Our sincere thanks and appreciation to Jack Jouett and the Grumpy Old Men Motorcycle Club for their generous donation of food to the Bread of Life Ministry at Matt 25. May God bless you. [image #1, align=right, size=medium] —Submitted by the Bread of Life staff Missing dog returned […]

Club notes — Nov. 28

RGH Auxiliary The Nov. 17, 2010, executive committee of the Roosevelt General Hospital Auxiliary met in the conference room. President Sid Phillips opened the meeting with the reading of the auxiliary prayer. The minutes were approved as read by Adele Breech after the correction of Liaison Gay Weese’s report of her fourth graders’ Christmas card […]

Senior happenings — Nov. 28

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Sunday: 1-5 p.m., Dance at Los Abuelitos in Portales. Please bring a covered dish. Monday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities. Tuesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities; 10:30 a.m., Indoor Exercise; 1 p.m., Bingo and refreshments. Wednesday: 9 a.m. -4 p.m., Daily activities; 9:30 a.m., Free blood pressure […]

School menus — Nov. 28

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — English muffin with egg and cheese. Lunch — Chicken quesadilla, seasoned pinto beans, garden salad and ranch, cinnamon applesauce. Tuesday: Breakfast — Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch — Toasted cheese sandwich, chicken noodle soup, carrot coins chilled pineapple. Wednesday: Breakfast — Waffles. Lunch — Chicken fingers, mashed potatoes and […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Two cents, ring a bell and a prelude to seat belts

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Your two cents Here’s your shot to comment on the State Master Plan for Higher Education. The plan is posted on the department’s home page at www.hed.state.nm.us. The deadline for comments is Dec. 10. To comment: E-mail Executive Assistant to the Cabinet Secretary Carlotta […]

Monday morning briefing: Gaming, a boating accident and snow

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Video game of the week Game: Donkey Kong Country Returns Genre: Action System: Wii What is it? Clever level design and great artistic touches make platforming feel fresh again. ESRB Rating: Everyone Web site: http://donkeykong.nintendo.com Question of the day If you were a character […]

Couple takes ministry on road

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Alisa Boswell Love, a struggle with drug addiction and a brush with death put Forrest and Maggie Griffin in their van and on the road to a different sort of Christian ministry. The Griffins live in their van as they frequently travel back and forth between Oregon and Portales. In their many stops between Portales […]

Zias notch first victory

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Clarence Plank Junior forward Precious Herrin scored 26 points and Eastern New Mexico University’s women pulled away late to beat New Mexico Highlands 73-62 on Saturday at Greyhound Arena. Junior guard Kiara Tate added 12 points as the Zias (1-2) broke into the win column. Senior forward Briana Gholston led the Cowgirls (2-3) with 18 […]

Hounds turn back previously unbeaten Chaps

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Dave Wagner After a couple of disappointing performances last week in Colorado, including one in a victory, Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Andrew Helton decided it was time to shake things up a bit. Guards Tralyn Harden and Jordan Romero were inserted into the lineup Saturday and the Greyhounds rode solid backcourt play […]

Their view: Coyote hunt setting bad example

Coyote hunt setting bad example The Curry County community of Grady was scheduled to host a coyote hunt this weekend with two purposes — thin the coyote population that threatens cattle ranchers and raise money for school athletics teams. A Grady resident complained about the event, saying coyote killing should not be sport. Anonymous reader […]

Bill infringes some rights to protect others

Freedom New Mexico Reason and prudence are needed to untangle the digital-age Gordian knots posed by Internet technology. Unfortunately, Congress can be short of reason and prudence. A bill to protect online property rights of owners’ copyrighted material sailed through the Senate Judiciary Committee this month, 19-0. We urge the Senate to rethink this approach, […]

Little Miss Merry Christmas on way

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PNT staff report The Little Miss Merry Christmas contest is returning for another holiday season, with a few changes this year. The annual contest raises money for white lights displayed on the Roosevelt County Courthouse and other places around town during the Christmas season. This year, according to a news release from the Roosevelt County […]

My turn: Living my life through you

Recently, I shut off all distractions —TV, Internet, reading — to see what condition my condition was in. Quickly, I realized that my life revolves around others’ Raison d’

Cattleman’s challenge curbs carcinogens

I sent the final postcard to Bob before Christmas. For the last 20 years I’ve sent a postcard to Bob and Dottie from every place I traveled. That would be over a thousand cards. I didn’t write much on them, just where I was, what the weather was doin’, and maybe what group I was […]

Nov. 28 — Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls to Portales-area law enforcement, according to police records: Tuesday • About 5:40 p.m., a magistrate probation officer requested a police officer in the 200 block of South Avenue I to handle a narcotics violation. When the police officer arrived, the probation officer told him a 21-year-old man on probation had tested […]

Nov. 28 —

Recent cases in Roosevelt County Magistrate Court, according to court documents: Nov. 3 • Shane McNicoll, born in 1980, pled guilty to battery on a household member, with the charged amended down to a misdemeanor and a charge of defective equipment dismissed, as per a plea agreement. McNicoll was sentenced to 39 days in jail […]

Herrin providing boost as Zias look to hit stride

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Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball coach Linden Weese was looking for a forward-type player with some all-around skills during the offseason. Thanks to a reference from another coach, he landed Precious Herrin. The 5-foot-10 junior from Shreveport, La., transferred to ENMU in the fall from Jacksonville (Texas) College. She’s given the Zias […]

Area Texas prep playoffs — Nov. 26

Freedom New Mexico Regional semifinals Class 2A Division I At Lubbock Wall 22, Muleshoe 7, halftime Class 1A Division II At Canyon Bovina 21, Farwell 20, 3rd quarter