Portales past: Nov. 1, 1955

Nov. 1, 1955: College students interested in taking the Selective Service Qualification Test had until midnight that day to submit application, said Henry Hahn, instructor of psychology.

Hounds in need of first road win

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Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — With any success on the road, the Eastern New Mexico University football team would be playing for an outright Lone Star Conference North Division title this week. Instead, the Greyhounds (4-5, 3-2 North) hope to salvage a three-way share of the crown when they face Northeastern State (5-4, 4-1) in […]

State initiative trying to reach high school dropouts

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Argen Duncan More than a year into the governor’s Graduate New Mexico initiatives, Roosevelt County schools have a number of programs aligned with the goal of giving more students a quality high school education. The initiative aims to bring 10,000 high school dropouts back to earn a diploma by fall 2011, increase graduation rates and […]

City employee reports park tables vandalized

PNT staff report Someone vandalized three picnic tables at Lindsey Park over the weekend, a City of Portales Parks Department employee said. Groundskeeper Tony Flores, who also lives near the park, said the wooden tables were missing boards when he and his co-workers arrived to clean the park 8 a.m. Monday. The boards had been […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Election day, video games and a Spruce Goose

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Election day A reminder that today is election day. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Video game of the week Not for the little kids but worth a look. Game: Fable III Genre: Role-playing game System: PC, 360 What is it? […]

Elida school news — Nov. 2

• Monday: District volleyball • Tuesday: District volleyball • Wednesday: District volleyball • Thursday: District volleyball • Friday: District volleyball • Saturday: Elida to host volleyball championship game — 6 p.m. The Elida Yearbook staff is selling yearbooks. You may either purchase on online or send $35 to Sherri McAfee. A family purchasing more than […]

Dora school news — Nov. 2

November menu calendars are available in the school office. School is in session on Veterans Day. Also, although students are usually off on Friday, we will have a five-day school week Nov. 15-19. The following week, the week of Thanksgiving, school will be in session on Monday and Tuesday only, with early release on Tuesday […]

Portales man convicted of receiving stolen property

Freedom New Mexico A 63-year-old Portales man was convicted by a jury Friday of receiving property stolen from the city of Clovis. Thomas Campbell faces three years in prison and a maximum fine of $5,000 on a charge of receiving or disposing of stolen property valued over $2,500, according to a press release from the […]

Young voters divided on casting ballots

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Alisa Boswell To vote or not? When the question was put to Eastern New Mexico University students recently, the answers revealed a deep divide. Just as many previous generations, this group of young voters is split when it comes to voting and politics. Freedom New Mexico conducted an unscientific poll, interviewing students in classes at […]

Hounds, Zias suffer shutout losses

Freedom New Mexico SAN ANTONIO — On the first day of October, the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team played Incarnate Word to a 2-2 Lone Star Conference tie at the ENMU pitch in a battle of nationally-ranked teams. On the last day of October, the Greyhounds’ ended a tough month with a 4-0 […]