Ex-ENMU coach still bears pain of ex-player’s death

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When Earl Diddle saw the news Sunday night that Osama bin Laden had been killed, his first thought was of his daughter Colby. She was doing a fashion shoot in Manhattan when two planes hit the World Trade Center nearby. “They didn’t realize what happened until the second plane hit,” said Diddle, women’s basketball coach […]

Survivors to ‘Take Back the Night’

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Argen Duncan “I had 13 years of torture and rape.” From age 5 to 18, Roosevelt County native Casey Jones said, she endured rape and assault that left her with broken bones and scars in every orifice. Her attacker was a relative who has since died, she said, and her family called her a liar […]

Clovis man still in serious condition after shooting

Freedom New Mexico A Clovis man who was shot in the head Wednesday night remains in serious life-threatening condition. Curry County Sheriff’s officials have said Daniel Perez, 26, was shot in the head in the 900 block of South Valley Street around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday night. Flown to a Lubbock hospital for treatment shortly after […]

Perspective makes considerable difference

I was in North Dakota in early spring. The night before, the temperature was 3 degrees. That morning it had warmed up to 4. I walked into the giant Ag Expo building and made a circle of the trade show just visiting. I stopped at the booth of a man selling wood stoves. “How are […]

Clovis high school reunion meeting set

A planning meeting for a reunion of Clovis High School alumni from 1970 to 1979 is 5:15 p.m. Monday at the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce. The CHS 70s reunion is planned for June 3-4, in conjunction with the Pioneer Days celebration. Tentative plans include a Friday night mixer, class participation in the Pioneer Days […]

Friday morning briefing: Graffiti, “Saturday Night Lab” and vanity on trial

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing.

Thursday morning briefing: Top grades, an auction and a night at the opera

Good morning. It’s the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Top grades Melrose High School and elementary school were recognized for top science performance on the 2010 New Mexico Standards Based Assessments, according to a news release. Melrose Elementary School had the highest percentage of students performing at proficientor advanced level in science in fifth grade […]

Feb. 8 — Elida news

Monday: Parent Night for after school program participants 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday: Clovis Christian, T , JH G 7th, JH B, V G&B, 3 p.m. Thursday: Grady, H, JH G 7th&8th, JH B, V G&B, 3 p.m. Friday: Springlake, Earth at Farwell, V Girls 3 p.m.

Portales past: Feb. 16, 1954

Feb. 16, 1954: The Portales Tribune: Jack Burns was moving here from Roswell to organize a merchants police or night watchman’s service in Portales. To date, 24 firms had joined the organization. Membership fees were $5 per year.

Portales past: Feb. 4, 1955

Feb. 4, 1955: The Mother’s March in Portales last night brought in $950.07, announced Keith Hall, March of Dimes chairman.

Meetings watch: New recreation center director introduced at council meeting

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Argen Duncan During the Portales City Council meeting Tuesday night at City Hall, councilors: • met new Portales Recreation Center Director Jodi Kibbe. Kibbe has a master’s degree in health and physical education and a bachelor’s degree in elementary education, both from Eastern New Mexico University. Having started work Monday, she said she plans to […]

My turn: Family dinner best show in town

Alisa Boswell Last weekend was definitely a weekend for music and fun. Saturday night, I enjoyed going to the State Theater in Clovis for the “Big Band Dance.” The band played beautifully and from the looks of it, everyone there was having fun. Not to mention, I had an excuse to wear my favorite formal […]

Personality influences nicknames

Karl Terry I think maybe I watch too much football. The other night watching the Arizona Cardinals listening to the announcers call running back “Beanie” Wells name, I proclaimed that was a great football name. Definitely not the best, I said to myself, thinking “Mean Joe” Greene, but good. I assumed “Beanie” was his given […]

Portales past: Nov. 27, 1961

Nov. 27, 1961: Portales News-Tribune: Three pistols and an old coin collection worth around $200 were taken from The Trading Post, 1222 West Fir, sometime Saturday night, according to E.H. Bulls, owner.

Portales past: Nov. 19, 1942

Nov. 19, 1942: The Portales Daily News: Plans for the national observance of Pearl Harbor Day on Dec. 7 were made. Plans were being made by the Roosevelt County Defense Council to have a simulated air raid and blackout that night. Planes from the Roswell Air Base were secured for the “bombing.”

Portales past: Nov. 11, 1948

Nov. 11, 1948: The Portales Daily News: News from Lingo: This community had a killing freeze Friday night that finished killing all the green crops. The farmers were busy harvesting the rest of their crops.

Ticket feature: Mixed martial arts competition to be hosted at events center

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Freedom New Mexico Saturday night is fight night in Clovis. Evolution 1, a 16-bout mixed martial arts competition is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Curry County Events Center. Presented by Evolution Combat Sports Championship, there will be eight amateur fights, six professional matches and two main events. The main events will feature Amarillo’s Marcus […]

Students performing ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

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Fairies, royalty, Old English and a play within a play — Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” has all of that, and Portales High School students are performing it. The play opened last night, and performances are scheduled today (Sunday) and Monday. “It’s about the course of true love and all the bumps on the way […]

ENMU students stay up for charity

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Alisa Boswell Eastern New Mexico University students plan to be up all night writing, with no homework involved. The college’s student government and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital out of Memphis, Tenn. have teamed up for a fundraising event called “Up ‘Til Dawn,” to be held at the Campus Union Building. From 8 p.m. Friday […]

Ticket feature: CCC students to perform in play

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Freedom New Mexico A New Mexico original will take to the stage of Marshall Middle School 7 p.m. Saturday night. The second installment in Clovis Community College’s Cultural Arts Series, Albuquerque’s Vortex Theatre will perform “Ultima” with a cast that includes four Clovis students. Written by Santa Rosa Native Rudolfo Anaya, “Bless Me, Ultima” tells […]