Entries sought for milk mustache awards

Freedom New Mexico The National Milk Mustache “Got milk?” campaign recently launched the call for entries for the 15th annual Scholar Athlete Milk Mustache of the Year (SAMMY) Awards. The 2012 SAMMY scholarship recognizes 25 student athletes who excel in academics, athletics, community service, leadership and who fuel their daily success with milk. Milk Mustache […]

Monday morning briefing: A trial anniversary, and a Mrs. being sought

Good morning, and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday morning briefing.

Public input sought on resident needs

The Community Services Center of Portales will be holding a public forum Wednesday at 1:15 p.m. at the center’s senior meal site. The meeting is to gather and document essential information about the needs of residents of Portales and Roosevelt County. Information will be given to the Non-Metro Area Agency on Aging and the New […]

Residents sought to sponsor airmen

Freedom New Mexico Local organizations are asking residents to invite a guest to Christmas Day dinner from Cannon Air Force Base. Ernie Kos, executive director of the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce, said response was overwhelming after the “Invite an Airman to Christmas Day Dinner” project was announced Friday afternoon. “It was surprising how many […]

Supplies for soldiers sought

Freedom New Mexico City Councilor Dianne Parker is collecting personal supplies for soldiers deployed to Afghanistan. Parker said she’ll take donations at her office at Portales Municipal Schools Administration Building until 3 p.m. Nov. 12. Donors can also call her at 356-7000, extension 1006, to have items picked up. Parker’s nephew, A.J. Castinado of California, […]

Portales past: Sept. 12, 1950

Sept. 12, 1950 Portales Daily News: Judge E.T. Hensley Jr., heard arguments in a case involving a right-of-way for the Southern Union Gas Company.The gas company sought an injunction to stop construction of a residence over its main gas line serving Portales.

Players sought for kickball tourney

Freedom New Mexico The Portales Recreation Center is taking registration for a co-ed kickball tournament on July 3. The tournament is open to all ages. Also, registration for the youth leagues of tackle football, flag football and soccer begins July 12. Information and registration: Rec center at 356-8598 or Michael Doerr at 505-577-0700.

In tribute: Restaurant owner sought to fill need

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Jesse Leal didn’t have a big business plan with hopes of riches and success. Instead, he and his wife, Irma, wanted to fill a need in the community. Jesse Leal, 79, founder of Leal’s Mexican Food Restaurants, died Friday in Clovis after a lengthy illness. He was surrounded by […]

Portales man sought for drug charges

Freedom New Mexico The Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man wanted on felony drug charges. Antonio Tarango III is charged with trafficking controlled substances, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of drug paraphernalia. Deputy Nathan Kinnison said while serving Tarango with an outstanding Curry County warrant Aug. 8, they […]

Volunteers sought for cemetery cleanup

Freedom New Mexico Area historians sometimes refer to Blacktower Cemetery as one of eastern New Mexico’s “lost cemeteries.” That’s because most of the gravesites have been covered in sand for decades and the number of graves is unknown. Volunteers are scheduled to gather May 29-30 to help clean up the century-old resting place, which is […]

Didn’t shoot my eye out, but …

In the sporting goods department of a discount store my eyes fell on the most sought-after Christmas present of my childhood — a Daisy BB gun. Just seeing it brought back memories. Yeah, that’s right, Ralphie from the 1983 movie “The Christmas Story” and I had a lot in common. We both wished for a […]

Open government loses proponent

Editorial Sunshine lost a good friend last week. Bob Johnson, who spent the last two decades fighting for the public’s right to know what its government is doing, died in Albuquerque on Saturday after suffering a stroke. He was 84. Johnson helped start the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government in 1989. Media outlets across […]