Local Briefs Aug. 13, 2008

Singles adult fellowship lunch set The adult singles of the First United Methodist Church are planning a Dutch treat lunch at noon Sunday at Pizza Hut in Portales, according to a news release. All singles of the area are invited to attend. Child care will not be available. Organizers hope to establish a singles ministry [...]

Curry detention officer arrested

Freedom New Mexico A detention officer at the Curry County Adult Detention Center was arrested Thursday afternoon for smuggling narcotics and other contraband items into the jail, according to the Curry County Sheriff’s Office. Julian Patrick Garcia, 36, is being held at held at the Curry County Detention Center on a $56,000 bond. He is [...]

Sexes sometimes do battle

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By Eric Butler:CNJ Correspondent In adult rodeo competitions, men are in men’s events while women basically compete in barrel racing. But junior rodeos are different and, in this week’s High Plains Junior Rodeo Association Finals in Clovis, boys and girls often compete against each other — especially with the youngest contestants. Events such as goat [...]

11-4 District Dispositions

The following dispositions were recently filed in the Roosevelt County District Court: • Wade Mobley, 21, pleaded guilty to the charges of selling or giving alcoholic beverages to a minor, a fourth degree felony, and was ordered to serve one year supervised probation, enter into substance/alcohol abuse screening, enter into and successfully complete any treatment [...]

Oct. 23, 1970

• Seven members of the Elida Chapter 25 Order of Eastern Star attended the Pathway of Beauty session of the Grand Chapter. The event was held in the new Masonic Temple in Albuquerque. • “My Side of the Mountain” starring Teddy Eccles and Theodore Bickel was showing at the Varsity Drive In Theater. Adult tickets sold [...]

City youth football, flag football and adult volleyball registrations taking place

PNT Staff Report Football Tryouts City League football tryouts are being held Saturday at Portales’ City Park. Third and fourth graders will take the field at 9 a.m. followed by fifth graders and sixth graders at 1 p.m. The cost is $60 per child and players can register at the Portales Recreation Center through Friday [...]

Aranda released to mother

PNT Staff Report A teenage Portales athlete has been released from jail and is under house arrest pending charges of first-degree criminal sexual penetration, according to 9th Judicial District Attorney Matt Chandler. Daniel Aranda, 18, a Portales High School senior, was arrested on Feb. 28. A Roosevelt County Detention Center official said Aranda was released [...]

Clovis teen indicted in death of infant son

By Andy Jackson Prosecutors are petitioning the court to try a Clovis teen father as an adult for the death of his infant son, according to a release from the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office. Benito Valdez, 16, was indicted Friday by a grand jury on charges of child abuse resulting in the death of [...]

Salas to be tried as adult

Andy Jackson: CNJ Staff Writer Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler told Orlando Salas, 15, Friday he would be tried as an adult in connection with last week’s killing of a 10-year-old Clovis boy. Chandler told Salas during his first appearance in district court that if the Clovis teen is convicted of murder, he will [...]

Tournament set for July 22-24

PNT Staff The Bill Wahlman Classic tennis tournament is set for July 22-24. The tournament will be divided into junior and adult events. Entrants are limited to three events, but juniors who wish to play in adult events can enter up to three events in each division. The tournament entry fees are $10 for each [...]