Jan. 6, 2008 Anniversary

Lyndon and Nelma Stephens of Portales celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Jan. 4, 2008 at their home. The celebration was hosted by their children, Martha Whitesides, Harold Stephens and Laura Reid. The couple was married Jan. 4, 1948, in Elida. They have five children and five grandchildren. He is a retired farmer. She is a […]

Stuffed solution given for car

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Everywhere he goes, people gawk and take pictures of his car. But James “Woodstock” Laljer didn’t cover his 1974 Ford LTD with stuffed animals to get attention. He did it for his wife. “My wife is exactly 5 feet tall,” he said, explaining she always complained she couldn’t find […]

Students participate in out of this world experience

Freedom Newspapers: Sharna Johnson Hagerman Elementary School fifth-grader Uriel Cepeda uses duct tape to patch a leak in his team’s colony habitat during the Starbase La Luz Metamaterial Research Mission Link-up Day at Cannon Air Force Base. By Tonya Fennell: Cannon Connections Equipped with huge sheets of plastic, silver rolls of duct tape and box […]

Cannon B-Ball places 2nd at Holloman AFB tournament

Courtesy of the Cannon Men’s Varsity Basketball team The Cannon Men’s Varsity Basketball team, the Lethal Hoops, came in runner up at a Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., double-elimination tournament Sunday after a startling comeback from a first game loss. Three weeks earlier they lost two games to Holloman as part of team tryouts. When […]

Fitzgerald, Stephens Obituaries (Nov. 12)

Robert Stephens Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Faith Christian Family Church in Clovis. Robert “Bob” C. Stephens, 76, of Borger, Texas, died Wednesday, Nov. 9, in Borger, Texas. He was born Jan. 31, 1929, in Belen. He had been a Borger resident for three and a half years. He was a sheriff in Curry County […]

Entities discuss Ute Water Project at public meeting

Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers County officials, farmers and residents identified their top alternative water plans Wednesday evening during a public meeting organized by an Albuquerque based engineering and water resource consulting firm, Daniel B. Stephens & Associates, Inc. Though only eight of the original 11 entities remain committed, the Ute Pipeline — a $300 million […]

Kids teaching other kids value of nutrition

By Tony Parra Portales Junior High students are finding out how it feels to be a teacher as they help in the instruction of James Elementary students. They are teaching third-graders the importance of nutrition and a healthy diet as part of a new course for PJHS. The Eat Smart, Play Hard program was developed […]

Sept. 24 Obituaries

David Bargas, 46 David Bargas, 46, of Midland, Texas, died Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2004, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on July 18, 1958, in Clovis, to Gene and Gloria Garcia Bargas. He married Connie Garcia on Aug. 13, 1977, in Clovis. He moved to Hobbs in 1979. He worked in construction […]