Dec. 7 —

Sports schedule Today: Dora hosts Lazbuddie JV at 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday: Dora varsity at Elida Invitational Tournament Monday: Dora JV girls at Portales, 5:30 p.m.

Dec. 7 — Elida news

Events Today: At Clovis JV C Team and JV girls and boys — 4 p.m. Wednesday: 80th Day (second state reporting period.) Thursday: Elida Tournament — Varsity girls and boys. Friday: Elida Tournament — Varsity girls and boys. Saturday: Elida Tournament — Varsity girls and boys. Sunday: Elementary Candlelighting 7 p.m. in the multipurpose room.

Monday morning briefing: New game in town and your two cents needed

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Video game of the week Fresh from the desk of our own game specialist and wicked good copy editor Jenna Zamie. Game: Golden Sun: Dark Dawn Genre: Role-playing game System: DS What is it? This continuation of the Golden Sun series combines appealing gameplay […]

Press Release: Two killed in Portales crash

Portales – Rochelle A. Pettigrew, 33, and Charles J. Paiz, 39, of Portales were killed in a single vehicle crash. State Police were called to the scene of a single vehicle roll-over crash just before 11:00 AM this morning (Sunday) near the intersection of South Roosevelt Rd 2 and Roosevelt Rd. X (near Portales). Through […]

Getting into the spirit

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Clarence Plank It’s an annual must-attend for Charlene Foster of Portales, who was among the many people cramming into the Campus Union Building Ballroom at Eastern New Mexico University Saturday for the 13th annual Holiday Happenings. The event is a fundraiser for Altrusa International and, as Foster noted, sets the mood for the holidays. Foster […]

Aggies slip past Greyhounds

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By Kevin Wilson Every possession matters in the Lone Star Conference. Saturday night, some celebrations mattered more than others. A late technical foul put Thomas Razor on the line for the go-ahead free throws, negating a go-ahead putback as Cameron snuck out of Greyhound Arena with a 71-69 Lone Star Conference crossover victory over Eastern […]

Valencia student wins RGH card contest

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Argen Duncan By Argen Duncan PNT senior writer aduncan@pntonline.com A boy who says he doesn’t create a lot of artwork has won the third annual Roosevelt General Hospital Christmas card contest. Valencia Elementary School fourth-grader Cristian Martinez Delgado won $50 for himself and 50 envelopes and cards sporting his design for his parents. “I feel […]

Cattle operation comes with catch

As many of you regular readers might guess, people tell me their stories — stories about horse wrecks, cow wrecks, sheep wrecks, dog wrecks, financial wrecks, any kind of wreck you can think of. I met JW in Tennessee. He’s a regular reader of my column and thought his story would fit. It seems he […]

County to receive emergency management grants

Freedom New Mexico Roosevelt County will receive $42,500 in emergency management grants. The grants are from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and distributed through the New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. City of Portales Emergency Management Director Keith Wattenbarger said Roosevelt County received money for three projects. Wattenbarger said $20,000 would […]

Their view: Quay County residents support Air Force training

Quay County residents support Air Force training

Gates’ advice on gay policy on right course

Freedom New Mexico A long-awaited Pentagon report on repealing the “don’t’ ask don’t tell” policy so that gay people can serve openly in the military services strongly suggests, as Defense Secretary Robert Gates put it, that it “would not be the wrenching, traumatic change that some people have predicted.” The report also noted, however, that […]

Zias falter late in OT loss to Cameron

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Dave Wagner A solid 36-minute effort for Eastern New Mexico University’s women went down the drain Saturday in the final four minutes of regulation and overtime. Leading 72-57 with just over four minutes to go, the Zias wilted against Cameron’s pressure, managing only one more field goal attempt and turning the ball over seven times […]

Dec. 5 —

A Dec. 17 hearing is set for a woman accused of abusing her stepdaughter last year. Athena Shepherd is charged with abusing her then-10-year-old stepdaughter in September 2009, according to information from the Ninth Judicial District Attorney’s office. Mern Shepherd, her husband and the child’s father, pleaded guilty to abuse or abandonment of the girl […]

Dec. 5 — Public record

Recent Roosevelt County Magistrate Court cases, according to court documents:

Dec. 5 — Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls to Portales-area law enforcement, according to police records: Tuesday • About 8:20 a.m., an officer was called to Portales Junior High School in reference to a fight. When he arrived, an administrator told him two 12-year-old girls were in a fight at the beginning of school. The administrator told him one […]

My turn: Mom led by example

Faye Sloan, April 13, 1918—Nov. 7, 2010 Although I cannot take credit, my biggest accomplishment in life is being one of Faye Sloan’s children. Despite being in higher education for many years, I never learned as much as sitting on the couch talking with her about everything under the sun. Even when she disagreed, she […]

Birthdays —

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Perez Jesse Perez celebrated his 11th birthday Dec. 4, 2010, at 4 p.m. He was born Dec. 1, 1999, in Clovis. The celebration was hosted by his parents. He is the son Ernesto and Blanca Perez. Mom and dad love you and wish you a very happy birthday.

School menus —

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — English muffin with egg and cheese. Lunch — Spaghetti and meatsauce, steamed broccoli, chilled fruit, whole wheat roll. Tuesday: Breakfast — Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch — Hamburger on a bun, baked French fries, lettuce/tomato/pickle, fruity pineapple jello. Wednesday: Breakfast — Strawberry/banana French toast. Lunch — Roasted turkey, mashed […]

On the shelves — Dec. 5

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Taste of Home Casseroles” was given by Shelley Barnett in honor of Lorene Billinglsey. This collection of 440 one-pot recipes serves up tantalizing, versatile, economical and easy-to-prepare comfort food straight from the kitchens of Taste of Home readers who share generations of cherished family recipes. “A […]

Bamboo crafts featured on show

Information on “upcycling,” bamboo for crafts and making a double Roman shade will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. “Upcycling” is a new term meaning to restyle older clothing, not to be confused with recycling. Barbara Crawford, designer and owner of Crawford Designs, will show how to […]