My turn: Rock bottom good place for life to pick up

As I kneeled before the Blessed Sacrament at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Day, I thought, “When we hit rock-bottom, that means there’s a rock at the bottom, right?” A rock, or better yet, a foundation. According to the Bible, the house of he who builds it on a rock won’t collapse. And […]

Possible drugs found at Curry jail

Freedom New Mexico Jail Administrator Keith Norwood said a detention officer found what appeared to be drugs Thursday in the lobby of the Curry County jail. Records show the discovery was reported just before midnight. Norwood described it as a “medium amount” of an unknown substance. The substance is being tested and the sheriff has […]

ENMU kicks off hoops season with Midnight Madness

kevin_wilson@link.freedom.com Eastern New Mexico University basketball coaches are hoping a pair of turnarounds start when the clock hits midnight tonight. That time marks Midnight Madness, the first practice allowed for college basketball squads. The Zia and Greyhound squads will hold a public practice, preceded by an 11:15 p.m. pep rally at Greyhound Arena. The Zias […]

Organizers hold concert for scholarship fund

Freedom New Mexico A concert aimed at establishing a new scholarship is set for noon to midnight Saturday at the Portales Softball Complex. “Focused and Full of Hope” features music by Thousand Year Reign, Blackwater, Crash Wednesday, Groupo Celio Spanish and Mexican, the Kacee Lovato Band, Kevin and Maggie Gardels, Johnny and Jill Mulhair, Will […]

July 24 What's Happening

Friday Midnight Madness scavenger hunt — 8 p.m., Community Center. Teams can sign up at Community Center until 5 p.m. on July 23. Information: 784-6381.

What's Happening July 4

Friday Happy Fourth of July! Saturday End Zone Bar open 5 p.m.-midnight Wednesday Youth Center — Open recreation. Torch Club, 4-H sewing club, arts and crafts, 4-H health and fitness club. Thursday Beat of the Wild with Albuquerque Biological Park and Zoo — 11 a.m. and noon at Cannon Library. Youth Center — Open recreation. […]

Jan. 10, 2008 Local Briefs

Textbooks available for public review Teachers, parents, and other community members are invited to review and comment on the proposed Education Career Technical, Adult Basic Education and Driver Education textbooks approved for adoption by the State of New Mexico’s Department of Education Instructional Material Bureau. The textbooks are available for examination at the Instructional Resource […]

11-23 Calendar

Friday The End Zone — 3:30 p.m. to 1 a.m., The End Zone bar will be open. DJ — 7 p.m. to 1 a.m., The End Zone. Youth Center — Closed Cannon Lanes — 6 p.m. to midnight., Cannon Lanes will be open for bowling. Saturday Youth Center — Closed. The End Zone — 5 […]

Sports briefly

Cannon Lanes Bowling — Cannon Lanes will be open Friday from 6 p.m. to midnight. Cosmic Family Fun — 6 p.m. to midnight Saturday. Whispering Winds (784-2800) Senior Golf League — 9 a.m. Tuesday. Golfers must be 50 years or older to play. Retiree Special — Golfers with a retired military identification card receive 50 […]

April 19, 1972

• All units from the Portales Fire Department and one truck from Dora responded to a peanut hull fire just south of the Hinderliter Animal Clinic. Due to high winds, several small grass fires were continually starting from the initial blaze. The fire was brought under control around midnight. A truck and peanut trailer sustained […]