In search of ponies: Dove had one last ride

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It looked a little like a seasoned sailor, oblivious to the motion of the world beneath its feet. Puffed up twice its natural size, with its head scrunched tight into its body, the dove didn’t seem to notice anything at all as it was moved from right to left, forward and backward. Nor did it […]

Press release: Hibbett Sporting Goods, Inc. announces new store to open in Portales

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (11/30/11) – Hibbett Sporting Goods, Inc. (“Hibbett”), the national sporting goods retailer based in Birmingham, Ala., is pleased to announce the execution of a lease for a new store in Portales, NM. Hibbett Sports plans to open the new location at the end of January in the Portales Plaza shopping center. The store […]

Anniversaires — Nov. 13

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Dodd Alan and Pat Dodd of Portales celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 8 in the conference room at Kiva Realty. [image #1, align=right, size=medium] The celebration was hosted by their children and grandchildren, attended by family and home and church friends. There was a diner, special singing, slide show, videos and great fellowship. […]

Military officials planning Melrose range expansion

Kevin Wilson Representatives from the State Land Office and the state military base planning commission held a pair of informational meetings Thursday on what they hope will expand the Melrose Air Force Range by nearly one-sixth of its current size. The state, working with the Department of Defense, has set aside $5 million towards the […]

Farmers predict fewer, smaller pumpkins

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Benna Sayyed Pumpkins will be fewer and smaller in size this Halloween, according to local farmers. Eastern New Mexico farmers are experiencing drops of 20 to 30 percent lower than usual. Extreme drought and heat took its toll, they said. “We irrigate our pumpkins, but there is just nothing you can do about 100-degree days,” […]

Anniversaries —

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Hicks Don and Sharon Hicks celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sept. 2. [image #2, align=right, size=medium] He is a retired math teacher at Clovis Community College. She has been an active Realtor for 40 years and is at RE/MAX First Place Realtors. They have two children, a son: Todd Hicks, married to Lori, and a […]

Honors —

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Hart [image#1, align=left, size=medium] Sharon Hart was recognized as Plains Regional Medical Center Auxilian of the Month for June. She joined the Plains Regional Medical Center Auxiliary in February 1995. She currently volunteers at the Information desk.

Anniversaries —

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Lopez L.J. and Rosie Lopez of Clovis will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on June 13, 2011, in Pagosa Springs, Colo. [image #1, align= left, size= medium] The celebration will be hosted by their children Phil and Terry Lopez, Susie and David Duran, Ben and Marsha Lopez, Kathy Medrow and Paul and Nichole Lopez. The […]

Engagements — May 8

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Allison-Cox [image #2, align=left, size=medium] Tim and Jo Allison of Portales announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Sara Beth Allison of Portales, to Brain Andrew Cox of Clovis, son of Andy and Mary Cox. The couple will be married 6 p.m. on Sept. 10, 2011, at the Rose Garden in Clovis. The […]

Honors — April 3

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Neikirk [image #2, align=right, size=medium] Airman Andrew M. Neikirk has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. He is the son of Chris Neikirk of Lew Wallace Drive, Clovis, N.M. Neikirk graduated in 2008 from House High School.

NM fishing report — March 22

This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish and thefishphone.com, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions may vary as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Northwest Animas River – The flow is 162 cfs. Fishing is reported […]

Anniversaries — March 6

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Butler Charles and Verna Butler of Clovis celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on March 2, 2011. [image #2, align=left, size=right] The couple was married March 2, 1956, in Phoenix. The couple has two children and three grandchildren He is retired from the U.S. Air Force and from Holland’s Printshop in Clovis. [image #1, align=left, size=right] […]

Anniversaries — Nov. 14

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Sullinger [image #1, align=right, size=medium] Dick and Mary “Liz” Sullinger will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Nov. 26, 2010, at the Master’s Centre conference room from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. [image #2, align=right, size=medium] Dick and Mary met by chance in the spring of 1946 as he was returning from his naval service in […]

ENMU sophomore Chase Kyser proves lack of size doesn’t matter

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Dave Wagner Chase Kyser wasn’t necessarily high on Eastern New Mexico University football coach Mark Ribaudo’s radar screen two years ago. He just kept hearing about the then-Roswell Goddard senior. Eventually, Ribaudo went to see him play and came away impressed. “I just thought he was a different kind of player,” Ribaudo said of the […]

Birth — Sept. 5

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Ramirez [image#1, align=right, size=medium] Simon Augustin Ramirez was born Aug. 8, 2010, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis to Margarita Armenta and Leandro Ramirez of Portales. He weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces. Grandparents are Felix and Margarita Armenta and Apolinar Ramirez.

Portales man arrested for kidnapping

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PNT staff report A Portales man has been arrested for kidnapping in connection with a beating incident last month. Police said they are searching for two other men who may have also been involved. [image #1, align=right, size=medium] Randall O’Hare, 24, was arrested Friday, posted a $10,000 bond and was released. Luis “Jax” Pietrzak, 26, […]

Thursday morning briefing: Hearings, back to school and a new sports site

Good morning and welcome to Thursday’s Freedom New Mexico morning briefing.

Wednesday morning briefing: Jokes, dorm life and activity groups

A good Wednesday morning, from wherever you’re browsing, and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico morning briefing.

ENMU briefs — July 28

AAUW meeting on campus The American Association of University Women-New Mexico summer Leadership team meeting is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Eastern New Mexico University Campus Union Building. Information: Patrice Caldwell at 562-2315, Mary Ayala at 562-2421 or Betty Johnson at 562-4399.

Judge applications sought

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PNT staff report Interested applicants may apply by the following means: Mail: Send materials to: Gov. Bill Richardson ATTN: Legal Division State Capitol Building Suite 400 Santa Fe, NM 87501 E-mail:marcia.maestas@state.nm.us The application and background check form may be obtained from the State Legal Division by calling 505-476-2200 or on the governor’s website: http://www.governor. state.nm.us […]