Lady Rams rout shorthanded foes

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By Dave Wagner The Portales Lady Rams really didn’t have to hit the ball much — or very far — against District 4-3A rivals Lovington and Ruidoso on Saturday. Portales collected 22 hits — including five bunt singles and five others of the infield variety — and also benefitted from 19 walks, three hit batsmen […]

4/3 Weddings, engagement

Weddings Buzard Jennifer Harrer of Clovis and Dan Buzard of Portales were joined in marriage June 5, 2004 at The Landing. Father Tobin Hitt and R. L. Richards performed the double ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of John and Sally Harrer of Albuquerque. She is the granddaughter of Clarinda Harrer of Beloit, Wisc. […]

PHS notches sweep over Lady Demons

By Dave Wagner Sophomore pitchers Shareesa Nusser and Sasha Parker combined to strike out 30 Dexter batters and Portales High’s softball team cruised to 14-6 and 16-4 wins over the Lady Demons on Monday at the PHS softball field. Nusser struck out 18 batters in the opener while also contributing three hits and three RBIs […]

Portales woman pleads guilty

By Tony Parra Ninth District Judge Joe Parker wrapped up the fraud case of two New Mexico Department of Human Services employees on Tuesday with a guilty plea from a woman accused of one count of theft of identity. Parker sentenced Julia Tapia, 50, of Portales to three years of supervised probation. Tapia was also […]

NMSU officials to give lessons at Ag Expo

By Tony Parra By Tony Parra PNT Staff Writer Tony_Parra@link.freedom.com New Mexico State University extension agents will be conducting seminars to keep ranchers and those in the dairy industry up to date on the animal identification tags and composting animal carcasses during the 13th Annual Agriculture Expo on Tuesday and Wednesday. Ron Parker, New Mexico […]

Judge declines request to reopen public records case

Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — A state district court judge on Tuesday denied a Clovis News Journal request to reconsider a public records case against Curry County ruled on last year. Ninth Judicial District Court Judge Joe Parker ruled he had no jurisdiction in the case because the CNJ’s motion to reconsider was not heard within […]

Counterfeit bills making rounds

By Tony Parra Portales residents may be carrying counterfeit bills in their wallets and purses and not even know it. The Portales Police Department will conduct a seminar on how to detect counterfeit money at 6 p.m. on Thursday in the Memorial Building to help those people. Portales Police Department Detective Johnny Parker said the […]

Lawsuit against Curry County thrown out

By Mike Linn A district judge threw out a public records lawsuit filed against Curry County on Monday because of what he said was a procedural error. District Judge Joe Parker said Freedom Communications, parent company of the Clovis News Journal, incorrectly sued Curry County when it sought the salaries of county employees. Parker said […]

Sept. 3 Obituaries

Bill Ward, 52 Mr. Bill Ward, 52, of Portales, died Thursday, Sept. 2, 2004, at his home. He was born on June 9, 1952, in Ruidoso, to Jessie and John H. Ward. He grew up in Ruidoso. He was living in Central Valley, Calif. when he graduated from high school. He returned to Ruidoso for […]

Organizers hope to make derby a popular trend

By Tony Parra Organizers of the demolition derby at the Roosevelt County Fair are hoping to create a tradition which will last for a long time, with the second annual derby on Saturday night. The second annual demolition derby will take place on Saturday at 7 p.m. in the special events arena. Scott Tucker, one […]