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 […]

Weddings Nov. 6

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Boggs Autumn Wilkerson of Portales and Jesse Boggs of Deming were joined in marriage July 30, 2011, in Portales. The Rev. Mark Boggs performed the double ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Dwayne and Tammie Wilkerson of Portales. She is the granddaughter of Joann Hall of Roswell. The bridegroom is the son of […]

Wednesday morning briefing: A lost ring, going green and a trail of dust

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Lost A Clovis woman needs your help. She lost her wedding ring of more than 40 years last weekend while participating in the annual Relay for Life fundraiser at Ned Houk Park. It’s described as a thin gold band with a diamond. Information: 769-1233 […]

Weddings — April 3

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Galvan Rachel Galvan and Ricky Ramos Sr. of Clovis will be joined in marriage April 16, 2011, at First Baptist Church in Clovis. The Rev. Dr. Kermitt Little will perform the double ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Maria and Jessie Valero of Clovis. The bridegroom is the son of the late Alejos […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Two cents, ring a bell and a prelude to seat belts

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Your two cents Here’s your shot to comment on the State Master Plan for Higher Education. The plan is posted on the department’s home page at www.hed.state.nm.us. The deadline for comments is Dec. 10. To comment: E-mail Executive Assistant to the Cabinet Secretary Carlotta […]

City to kick off holiday with toy drive, tree lighting

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Argen Duncan You may not hear sleigh bells ring, but Christmas is on its way to Portales. The annual Operation: Santa Cop toy drive and distribution is under way, and the Lighting of the Mayor’s Blessing Tree is set for Monday. This year, said Mayor Sharon King, the city is focusing on the Portales Police […]

Local bars, senior center ready to ring in new year

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer By Clarence Plank PNT Staff Writer clarence_plank@link.freedom.com New Years eve revelers will have an assortment of places to ring in 2010. Area businesses are opening their doors with drink specials, live bands and food. And, a non-alcoholic party features dancing at the Portales Senior Center. Portales Senior Center Director […]

Let freedom ring in America

By Joan Clayton: PNT columnist Freedom doesn’t come cheap. It comes with blood and tears. Soldiers have been separated from loved ones. Who among us can know their pain, loneliness and willingness to fight for freedom? The military personnel have given their time away from families, yet they think of protecting those they love, our […]

Advice would still ring true today

By David Stevens: Editor for Freedom New Mexico Greg Southard doesn’t have to guess what his father the editor might say if he’d been here Tuesday to award the annual Bill Southard Scholarship to a communications student at Eastern New Mexico University. “Since I worked at the paper for him as a kid, I know […]

March 29, 2009 Wedding

Brumfield Valerie Siau of Portales and Rick Brumfield of Dora were joined in marriage Feb. 14, 2009, at Central Christian Church. The Rev. Dave McVey performed the double ring ceremony. The bridegroom is the son of John Brumfield of Dora. Maid of honor was Jan Kent. Bestman was Cliff Everage. Ushers were Jack Dendy and […]

Real cowboy doesn’t mess around

By Baxter Black: PNT columnist When I say Alvin was a cowboy, I mean in the most basic sense. With a horse and a rope, a box of matches and a cinch ring, a pocket knife and a piggin’ string, he could do the job. Dick ran cows on some pretty rough country in southern […]

Handbells to ring Saturday

By Sarah Meyer: PNT Staff Writer A chorus of handbells will ring Saturday at First United Methodist Church. Organizers say the 16th annual Eastern New Mexico Fall Handbell Festival will feature a variety of music performed with handbells and other instruments. The public concert will begin at 3 p.m. It features six New Mexico and […]

Salvation Army, ministerial alliance partner

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By Sarah Meyer: PNT Staff Writer The Salvation Army is partnering with the Portales Ministerial Alliance to raise funds this holiday season. Volunteers under the direction of the ministerial alliance will ring bells and “collect funds to be used for benevolence in this county,” said Dave McVey, president of the ministerial alliance and pastor of […]

School lets out today

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer Almost as soon as school bells ring for the final time today — signaling the official beginning of summer vacation in Portales — gates to the city swimming pool open to the public. According to Shelly McConnell, head of the city Recreation Department, general admission prices at the swimming […]

Cole/Mosier Wedding

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Cole/Mosier Caley Cole of Portales and Todd Mosier of Portales were joined in marriage April 26, 2008, at the home of Gayle and Sharon Cissell in Portales.John Scott Aubuchont performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Claude and Jacque Cole of Portales. She is the granddaughter of Bill and Janie Cole of […]

Harden’s hat in ring

Freedom New Mexico State Sen. Clint Harden, R-Clovis, announced Tuesday his intent to run for re-election. Harden said he believes his experience will help to address several important issues the state will face during the next four or five years. “We have to do something about the education funding formula,” he said. “We have to […]

Sept. 2 Weddings

Gonzalez, Lopez Bianca LeeAnn Gonzalez of Portales and Matthew “Mateo” R. Lopez of Artesia were joined in marriage June 15, 2007, at the Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort in Ruidoso. The Rev. Herbert Robbins performed the lake-side double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Manuel and Hilda Gonzalez of Portales. She is the […]

Junior Livestock sale nets area youth thousands

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By Karl Terry: PNT managing editor The Pinedo clan is a competitive bunch, first in the show ring, then at the Roosevelt County Junior Livestock sale. This year was no different as Portales High School FFA student Joey Pinedo took grand champion dairy heifer for the second year in a row, following a legacy left […]

Pigs on parade

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By Karl Terry: PNT managing editor Ten-year-old Daniel James hasn’t had an easy life but it was hard to tell Wednesday as the ruddy-faced youngster beamed to the crowd from the show ring where he was showing his first hog. Daniel was excited as his pig Donkey (after the ‘Shrek” movie character) was penned by […]

Cannon Reserve recruiter makes fiscal year goals

Janet Taylor-Birkey Tech. Sgt. James Ring, a three year in-service Air Force recruiter stationed at Cannon, has not only met his yearly goal in recruiting, but has exceeded it. Sergeant Ring will have reached 112 percent of his goal by the end of September, the end of the recruiting year. All Airmen separating from active-duty […]