Seven to be inducted into ENMU Hall of Honors

Freedom New Mexico A pair of Portales High graduates are among the seven new members of the Eastern New Mexico University Hall of Honors. The list of honorees was released Monday. • Jeff Howard, son of current ENMU offensive coordinator Mike Howard, played linebacker for the Greyhounds from 2002-2005, earning was an All-American honors as […]

ENMU hosts Junior Preview Day

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Alisa Boswell High school juniors swarmed the Eastern New Mexico University campus Saturday for a preview of college life. Students talked to teachers and faculty and learned what makes ENMU tick during the annual Junior Review Day. ENMU faculty and staff involved in the event said the group of high school students in attendance were […]

High wind warning through Friday

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a Red Flag warning, which is in effect from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. Sustained 20 foot winds of 20 mph or higher with gusts exceeding 35 mph are expected. The strongest winds are expected along I-40 from Clines Corners to Santa Rosa. Critical fire weather […]

Off broadway: Portales High School students to perform ‘Guys and Dolls’

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Argen Duncan Broadway is hitting Portales, and the ‘50s are back. Portales High School students are putting on the Broadway musical comedy “Guys and Dolls” this weekend. The story revolves around a craps game and two struggling couples in New York City in the 1950s. “After watching the musical, I liked the underlying theme of […]

Clovis softball coach saves truck driver

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Russell Anglin The Clovis High School Lady Wildcats softball team made an unexpected stop on their bus trip to Farmington Thursday. Coach Brandi Thomas stopped the bus to help a semi-truck driver who had been hit by a pickup on the side of the road between Fort Sumner and Melrose. She said she didn’t think […]

Portales past: March 18, 1962

March 18, 1962: Portales News-Tribune: The Portales High School track team proved the “better late than never” rule quite conclusively Saturday as they took second place in the opening meet at Tucumcari, in spite of a delayed arrival that left them out of the first five events.

Portales past: March 5, 1950

March 5, 1950: The Portales Daily News: East Ward and Lindsey Grade won top honors Saturday in the annual Jubilee all-day basketball tournament in the high school and junior high gymnasiums, Director Fred Hinger reported.

Engagements —

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Jackson-Frost [image #1, align=left, size=medium] Kerry Marie Jackson of Dallas and Michael Alan Frost of Lubbock, Texas will be married Sept. 24, 2011, at 5:30 p.m. at Beach Access 4 in South Padre Island, Texas. The bride-elect is the daughter of Donald and Brenda Jackson of Jackson Township, Ohio. The prospective groom is the son […]

Football still in Portales High grad’s blood

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After more than two decades playing football, Portales native Raul Anaya said he’s done after this year. An all-state quarterback and safety at Portales and a two-year starter and linebacker at New Mexico State, Anaya plays for the New Mexico Crush, who will play the Curry County Cats on Saturday in a semi-pro football game […]

Former Portales football player inducted into NMAA Hall of Fame

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Kevin Wilson A Portales native who played a role in numerous Clovis High School championships has been given the New Mexico Activities Association’s highest honor. Dale Fullerton, a 1968 graduate of Portales High School, was announced Monday as a 2011 inductee into the NMAA Hall of Fame. Fullerton, now superintendent at Bovina Schools, said he […]

Engagements — Feb. 6

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McChesney-Shirley [image#1, align=right, size=medium] Vanessa McChesney of Lubbock and Kenneth Shirley of Claude, Texas, will be married Feb. 12, 2011, at The Legacy in Lubbock. The bride-elect is the daughter of Paul and Dixie McChesney of Lubbock. The prospective groom is the son of Lester and Elsie Shirley of Portales. The bride-elect graduated from Coronado […]

ENMU’s Ribaudo expects big signing haul

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University football coach Mark Ribaudo is looking forward to a big haul today on college football signing day. Ribaudo said the Greyhounds are hoping to sign up to 26 high school players. Five of them are from New Mexico, but he said the quality is high. “I think they’re […]

Monday morning briefing: Game of the week, police business and one big bomb

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Video game of the week From our own game specialist Jenna Zamie. Game: Dead Space 2 Genre: Sci-fi shooter System: 360, PS3, PC What is it? A worthy follow-up with a thrilling campaign and intense multiplayer. ESRB Rating: Mature Web site: http://deadspace.ea.com/en_US/home Question of […]

Engagements — Jan. 30

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McChesney-Shirley Vanessa McChesney of Lubbock, Texas, and Kenneth Shirley of Claude, Texas, will be married Feb. 2, 2011, at The Legacy in Lubbock. The bride-elect is the daughter of Paul and Dixie McChesney of Lubbock The prospective groom is the son of Lester and Elsie Shirley of Portales. The bride-elect graduated from Coronado High School […]

High schoolers organize animal shelter volunteer group

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Alisa Boswell There’s a new patrol on duty at the Portales Animal Shelter — the “Puppy Patrol.” That’s the name 15 high-schoolers have given their group, a volunteer organization addressing animal abandonment. Jamie Thomas, one of the original five members of the group, was approached by her father, Portales City Councilor Keith Thomas, with a […]

Students set goals

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By Alisa Boswell and Argen Duncan With schools up and running after the holiday break, local high school and college students have new goals they want to meet for their new semester. Eastern New Mexico University classes have been in session for a week, and Portales High School students have been back to class since […]

ENMU to host All-State Jazz event

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Argen Duncan For the first time ever, Eastern New Mexico University is hosting the All-State Jazz event this weekend. Organizer Michael Ellzey, an ENMU assistant professor of trumpet, said 54 high school students who had been chosen by audition, plus accompanying band directors, would arrive Friday. The students are to rehearse Friday night, all day […]

Jan. 18 — Elida news

Sports Toay: Texico at Elida, junior high boys/girls doubleheader, 4 p.m Thursday: Varsity boys at Valley Christian, 5 p.m; junior high boys and girls at Portales, 4 p.m. Saturday: Homecoming vs. Floyd, junior high/junior varsity boys, varsity boys and girls, 3 p.m.

Dairy farmers: Feed costs squeezing profits

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Argen Duncan After a few months of good milk prices, dairy farmers say they are again seeing their profit margins drop, but forecasts indicate rising milk prices later in 2011. In 2009, milk prices were low and feed costs high, meaning dairies lost money. Roosevelt County dairy owner Alan Anderson said dairies came back a […]

Dora school news —

High school final exams on Friday School is in session five days this week for grades 7-12. Elementary students will not have to attend on Friday. Final exams will be administered to high school students today through Friday. Thursday and Friday will be early-release days, with buses running at 12:35 p.m. both days. Students will […]