Lucero, Hunton, Thomas win council seats (updated)

Weddings —

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Grossnicklaus Gabrielle Nicole Parra of Germantown, Md., and Aron Michael Grossnicklaus of Laurel, Md., were joined in marriage Sept. 9, 2011, at Stone Manor Country Club in Middleton, Md. The Rev. Michael Kelley performed the double ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Ed and Nancy Parra of Germantown, Pa. She is the granddaughter […]

ENMU students attend border conference workshop

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Alisa Boswell Michael Martinez’ group at a student workshop, which focused on problems along the U.S./Mexico border, created a drug awareness commercial with the slogan, “When you’re chillin’, you’re killin.’” Each time the man in the commercial took a “drag” off his marijuana joint, the sounds of gunfire and explosions would go off. “What we […]

Ticket feature: ‘Wildfire’ singer Michael Martin Murphy headlines Fort Sumner event

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Freedom New Mexico Michael Martin Murphy, singer of hits such as “Wildfire” and “Carolina in the Pines,” and the Rio Grande Band will perform at the Under the Stars of New Mexico event Sept. 3 at the Bosque Redondo Memorial in Fort Sumner Murphy said the event honor’s the Navajo and Apache nations, who were […]

Their view: Administration won’t work with film industry

An open letter to Majority Leader Michael Sanchez and New Mexico legislators from the Motion Picture Association of New Mexico:

Greyhounds rally past Wildcats

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Dave Wagner If nothing else, Eastern New Mexico University freshman guard Michael Maya has shown that he’s a patient young man. Maya was in the mix for ENMU at the start of the season, starting four games, then fell out of favor and has spent long stretches on the bench. But he was ready when […]

Weddings —

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Prestage Shelley Prestage and Michael Prestage of Clovis were married Dec. 11, 2010, at Highland Baptist Church. The Rev. Garlan performed the wedding ceremony. The maid of honor was their daughter, Rachel Prestage. The bestman was their son, Michael A. Prestage. The flowergirl was their granddaughter, Annika Hernandez. The couple will reside in Clovis.

Former councilor reflects on public service

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As Michael Miller steps down from the Portales City Council after more than eight years, he says he’s most proud of the city’s good financial standing. “I enjoyed the council,” Miller, 54, said. When Orlando Ortega Jr. was elected mayor in the middle of his council term in 2002, he appointed Miller to finish that […]

It’s their job: Michael Terry

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Michael Terry is the new Student Teacher Accountability Reporting System-Visions coordinator for Portales Municipal Schools. He said he reports student data — including demographics and test scores — to the state Public Education Department, verifies the information and puts test data into a usable format before distributing it to teachers. He feels his work influences […]

Weddings — Aug. 15

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Miller [image #1, align=right, size=medium] Andrea E. Roman and Michael J. B. Miller of Albuquerque were married July 24, 2010, in Albuquerque. The bride is the daughter of Michael and Jacqueline Roman of Osteva, Mich. The groom is the son of Stacy J. Miller, Jr. and Vicki Miller of Clovis. Bridesmaids were Valerie Meissner and […]

ENMU briefs — July 14

Employee brief Eastern New Mexico University Professor of Special Education Michael F. Shaughnessy, Susan Fulgham of Texas A&M University and Heikki Kynaslahti, Seppo Tella, Olli Vesterin and Lasse Lipponen of Finland have published a paper in Educational Technology.

Portales rodeo champ gets own day

Kevin Wilson Michael Trujillo’s had a few days to remember over the last two years. Add Friday to the list. That day has been declared Michael Trujillo College National Finals Rodeo Day by Gov. Bill Richardson. “It’s pretty crazy that day’s going to come up Friday,” said Trujillo, a Portales High graduate who found out […]

Pregame show could top TV ads

By Kevin Wilson: PNT columnist A few ramblings from my couch, the grocery store and my Michael J. Fox-inspired dreams. • Sunday’s Lakers-Celtics game was just fantastic to watch, but I could have done without homerism masked as NBA coverage. ABC had a halftime interview with Lakers coach Phil Jackson. That’s a fair and timely […]

Salvation Army receives golden donation

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico The Clovis Salvation Army got a shiny and valuable surprise in one of their kettles Wednesday. Two Lady Liberty American Eagle gold coins were dropped into the kettle in front of Wal-Mart. After some research, Maj. Tammy Ray found out the one-ounce $50 gold pieces are worth about $1,200 […]

Staff memories of Michael Jackson: April 1 hoax

By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer I can only remember falling for two April Fool’s jokes that were in print. One was Sports Illustrated’s hoax that an eccentric pitcher named Sidd Finch had learned how to throw a baseball 168 miles an hour and had been signed to the Mets. That was sort of understandable. […]

Staff memories of Michael Jackson: Greatest entertainer of my lifetime

By Tony Bullocks: Freedom New Mexico photographer My sister Jeannette and I would get on the bus to ride across town to see Michael Jackson and his brothers at the Cow Palace in San Francisco. Every time they came to the city, we went to see them. Later when they became the Jacksons, they would […]

Pop star Michael Jackson dies

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By Ben Wener: Freedom Communications Michael Jackson, the iconic entertainer known the world over as the King of Pop, has died. He was 50. Jackson was rushed to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center early Thursday afternoon when paramedics were dispatched to his rented Bel-Air home and found him not breathing after suffering a cardiac arrest. […]

Police ID Portales crash victims

State police today identified Michael S. Smith, 43, of Portales as the person killed in a two-vehicle accident Thursday night outside Portales. According to a New Mexico State Police press release, Smith was traveling west on State Road 202 and failed to yield while trying to make a left turn on U.S. 70 to head […]

April 14, 2009 ENMU briefs

Employee/Student Briefs ENMU student Noel Hunt has been named Mrs. New Mexico and is running for Mrs. United States. Michael R. Elrod, president of ENMU-Ruidoso, has announced that he will retire next January. Michael F. Shaughnessy of ENMU and Dan Greathouse of Portales Municipal Schools have had an interview accepted for publication in the October […]

Star athletes don’t belong on pedestal

Freedom New Mexico Just a few months after everybody was celebrating swimmer Michael Phelps for his Olympic feats, the world is abuzz over a photo of Phelps apparently inhaling from a water pipe that’s commonly used for marijuana. Among the many debates are how this incident affects his status as a role model, and what […]