Baby giraffe named Jerrica

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Tonjia Rolan A frequent visitor to Hillcrest Park Zoo with her two children, Rebecca Holt jumped at the chance to enter the city’s contest to name a baby giraffe born in late January. Her winning entry of Jerrica was announced Wednesday by zoo director Vince Romero. Holt said the name came to her while she […]

Budding talent

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Two Portales residents connected across generations to contribute to the Roosevelt County Fair flower show this year. Jacqualyn Flores, 7, was feeling down because her brother and sister were showing animals in the fair, but she had nothing to enter. “So I told her she was going to be learning how to make arrangements with […]

Caring at core of teaching

By Clyde Davis: Freedom columnist Another school year is drawing to a close. Another crop of new graduates, preparing to enter either the world of work, the world of college, or the world of the military — in many cases, more than one of the above worlds. Another two-plus month break for educators, in the […]

Ticket feature: Enter the Haggis to perform in Clovis

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Freedom New Mexico Blending Celtic, rock, Latin and bluegrass, Canada’s Enter the Haggis will be performing Tuesday in Clovis. The latest installment in Clovis Community College’s Cultural Art Series, is expected to bring “jolting spirit and energy” to the audience, according to a press release from CCC. Enter the Haggis has achieved high Billboard listings […]

ENMU planning film fest

By Thomas Garcia, Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University is prepping for the first High Plains Film Festival that will be held on May 4 in Portales. The film festival celebrates ENMU’s Digital Cinema Arts program, established in 2006, and New Mexico’s growing film industry, said Michael Sitton, dean of ENMU’s College of Fine […]

Nov. 18, 2007 District Court Dispositions

The following dispositions were recently filed in the Roosevelt County District Court: • Dolores Smithwick, 41, pleaded guilty to the charges of Count I- Attempted trafficking cocaine by distribution, a third degree felony and Count II – Attempted trafficking cocaine by distribution, a third degree felony, and was ordered to serve five years supervised probation, […]

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 […]