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

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

Portales past: March 25, 1962

March 25, 1962: Portales News-Tribune: With 20 lively coyotes in captivity Saturday morning, Floyd’s veteran coyote hunters were hard at work through the day to round up another 10 for today’s unique coyote rodeo at Elida.

Portales past: March 12, 1950

March 12, 1950: The Portales Daily News: Several thousand empty milk cartons were destroyed by a smoldering blaze in a sheet-iron shed behind the New Mexico Co-op Creamers Saturday morning.

Portales past: March 5, 1950

March 5, 1950: The Portales Daily News: East Ward and Lindsey Grade won top honors Saturday in the annual Jubilee all-day basketball tournament in the high school and junior high gymnasiums, Director Fred Hinger reported.

Ride-2-Recovery benefits wounded warriors

By 27th SOW Public Affairs The base Fitness and Sports Center will host Ride-2 Recovery on Saturday, a nationwide event that benefits wounded warriors’ mental and physical rehabilitation. Ride 2 Recovery is produced by the Fitness Challenge foundation, a non-profit organization in partnerships with the military and VA Volunteer Service Offices that features cycling as […]

Abilene Christian edges past Zias

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Karl Terry The Eastern New Mexico University Zias made a couple of marks on the record book Saturday afternoon, but fell short on the scoreboard as Abilene Christian slipped out of Greyhound Arena with a 67-64 Lone Star Conference South Division win. Zias senior Cat Clay moved into 10th place on the all-time scoring list […]

Food at the speed of life: Taco soup works when in a pinch

When my Saturday went a little haywire, I needed quick food. Taco soup was my solution. I’ve modified a recipe from my aunt JoNell to suit my own tastes and schedule. You dump ingredients out of cans into the same pot, it tastes good and it’s low-fat. Taco soup • 2 medium cans diced tomatoes […]

My turn: Taco soup quick fix

When my Saturday went a little haywire, I needed quick food. Taco Soup was my solution. I’ve modified a recipe from my aunt JoNell to suit my own tastes and schedule. You dump ingredients out of cans into the same pot, it tastes good and it’s low-fat. Taco Soup 2 medium cans diced tomatoes with […]

Newest Clovis zoo giraffe dies

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Jay, a giraffe who had resided at the Hillcrest Park Zoo for approximately four months, died Saturday. City Manager Joe Thomas said zoo staff found Jay down in his pen Saturday morning. Staff immediately called local veterinarians, who worked from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thomas said. “After consulting with the veterinary school at Oklahoma […]

Thursday morning briefing: Civic call, Souper Saturday and the day the music died

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Call to duty Clovis is looking to fill the District 2 and District 3 citizen positions on the Public Works Committee. The committee meets every fourth Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. If interested call 769-7828 no later than Monday. Question of the day How cold […]

ENMU basketball games moved to Saturday

Freedom New Mexico Tonight’s Lone Star Conference men’s and women’s basketball doubleheader between Incarnate Word and Eastern New Mexico University at Greyhound Arena was postponed due to inclement weather. The UIW team bus slid into the ditch twice on Tuesday trying to make the trek west, according to the school’s web site, and returned to […]

County spelling bee set for Saturday

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Argen Duncan Elementary and middle school students will be spelling it out for the county this Saturday. Fourteen students from three county school districts are to compete in the annual Roosevelt County Spelling Bee. The winner of the senior division, sixth- through eighth-graders, receives a $500 scholarship to Eastern New Mexico University and a chance […]

Church plans gospel concert

Argen Duncan An area church is aiming to lift spirits with a free gospel music concert next weekend in Portales. Calvary Tabernacle U.P.C. of Clovis holds weekly meeting at the Memorial Building, and Saturday, the church has planned a “Gospel Songfest” with a number of performers. Pastor Lawrence Thompson said the event would not only […]

Police blotter — Jan. 12

Samplings of recent calls to Portales law-enforcement, according to police records: Saturday • An officer responded to the 100 block of South Indio Avenue on a report of a fire and explosion just after midnight. When he arrived, the front of a white 1999 Ford F-150 was engulfed in flames. After the fire was out, […]

Portales past: Jan. 30, 1947

Jan. 30, 1947: The Portales Daily News: A large uniformed choir of about 60 young people was presented on the steps of the courthouse by Evangelist Lynda Johnson of the Oakland Bible Institute on Saturday at 3 o’clock.

Portales past: Jan. 1, 1951

Jan. 1, 1951: The Portales Daily News: The two-way radio for the county sheriff arrived Saturday, just before Sheriff J.E. “Ping” Evetts was sworn in to succeed J.N. McCall.

ENMU Zias game notes

The ENMU Zias host Northwestern State on Saturday and Central Oklahoma on Monday. Here’s copy of the game notes prepared by ENMU’s sports information department.

Dec. 7 —

Sports schedule Today: Dora hosts Lazbuddie JV at 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday: Dora varsity at Elida Invitational Tournament Monday: Dora JV girls at Portales, 5:30 p.m.

ENMU Saturday basketball capsule — Dec. 4

Freedom New Mexico Men Cameron (5-1) at ENMU (3-3) When: 4 p.m. today Where: Greyhound Arena What: Lone Star Conference crossover Of note: The Aggies suffered their first loss on Thursday, but didn’t go down easily before falling in overtime to unbeaten West Texas A&M 75-67 at Canyon, Texas. Cameron opened a 15-point lead before […]

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 […]