Broncos manhandle Longhorns

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By Kevin Wilson Lazbuddie’s Coby Wilkerson needed two quarters to deliver the knockout blow to Floyd’s Jerrod Long. It took Floyd two more quarters to do the same to the Longhorns. Long accounted for 157 yards of offense and a touchdown in the first half, but paced the sidelines in the second half of Floyd’s […]

Hounds make quick work of Cowboys

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By Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — Eastern New Mexico University made sure there would be no suspense this time. Junior quarterback Steven Hinson ran for three touchdowns and threw for another one Saturday night as the Greyhounds pulled away for a 45-14 victory over New Mexico Highlands at Greyhound Stadium. ENMU (2-0) was coming off […]

Q&A, Wayne Childs

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By Kevin Wilson Four years ago, most college football coaches wouldn’t have taken a shot at Wayne Childs. Now it’s Childs who takes the shots. A senior defensive end, Childs had medical problems that made him unattractive to everybody but Eastern New Mexico University. He’s part of a unit whose goal is to win the […]

9-14 Altrusa Notes

Altrusa International Inc. of Portales met on Monday with 33 members present. Kathy Knoll presided over the business meeting. Minutes were read and approved. Marcia Brown gave the Altrusa Accent on “Questioning vs. Doubting.” Frankye King reported that four houses have been confirmed and they are trying to secure one more. She asked that her […]

9-14 Organization Notes

United Daughters of the Confederacy The Ellen W. Jones Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy held their first meeting of the new year which was Founder’s Day with a Mexican Stack up luncheon was served in the home of Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Ross in Clovis. Janelle Foster and Peg Kline served […]

9-14 Birth Announcements

Abarca Aaron and Tonia Abarca of Portales are the parents of a 8-pound-15-ounce boy born on Sept. 4, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis, NM. Anthony Louis Abarca has one sister, Erica Abarca, age 10. Grandparents are: Tony and Dusty King of Ontario, Canada; Jesse and Dyann Abarca of Portales and Janette Paiz […]

Looper took care of kids, clinic

By Tony Parra Mrs. Loretta Looper had a passion for bowling, liked a camping trip every now and again, and loved spending time with her family. Looper belonged to the Women’s International Bowling Association, and competed in state competitions and traveled to Reno, Nev. every year to bowl in the national competitions. According to her […]

Minister enjoys quiet days

Name: J.R. “Dick” Ross Job: Funeral service intern at Wheeler Mortuary and Baptist minister Born: Nov. 15, 1941 Hometown: Pine Bluff, Ark. Family: Wife, Norma; children, Sandra Chancey, Ronald Glen and two in the U.S. Navy, Richard T. and Randal Allen. What’s your idea of a perfect day? “A nice quiet day in the mountains […]

FCC should put more restrictions on commercials

Jim Lee Since I happen to enjoy football, and I also happen to be a grandfather, I should write about the first day of the NFL season or Grandparents Day. Both occasions do fall on the same day this year. But that was last Sunday, so I’ll write about something else. Had you fooled for […]

One-liners at least get you an extra dessert

Bob Huber It’s a freaky thing, I’ll admit, but I’m absorbed with gags. I pick them up at funerals, on bar stools, in church pews, the Internet, and even in the first class section of airliners, and the truth is I pilfer them with utter disregard for origins. Many of them sprout from scholars like […]

Public Record 9/14

The following divorces were recently filed in the Roosevelt County Courthouse: Tomasa and Joe Montoya were officially divorced on Sept. 8. The following certificates of marriage were recently filed in the Roosevelt County Courthouse: Rojelio O. Orrantia, 24, of Tatum, and Janelle Pacheo, 23, of Cimarron. Juan S. Tovar, 20, and Jessica N. Licano, 20, […]

Obits 9/14

Donald Gibbs, 65 Mr. Donald Ray Gibbs, 65, of Clovis, a brand inspector, died Friday, Sept. 12, 2003, in Clovis. He was born on March 5, 1938, in Littlefield, Texas, to Alvis Craven and Ora Bell Estill Gibbs. He married Jackie Shelton on Nov. 15, 1957. Family members said he loved his family and the […]

Broad Horizon students challenge school policy

Mike Linn Students at Broad Horizons are tired of being told they can’t sport baggy pants, sleeveless shirts and excessive jewelry. But instead of revolting against their superiors by throwing spit balls at the chalk board, they decided to fight school policy a different way. Almost 20 percent of the students — 20 in all […]

Area educators indecisive on amendments

Gary Mitchell Area educators and legislators are reacting with cautious and mixed views regarding the two state constitutional education amendments facing voters on Sept. 23. Amendment No. 1 would do away with the existing Department of Education and create instead a cabinet-level public education department headed by a secretary of education. Amendment No. 2 would […]

Air Expo bogged down by weather

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Tony Parra The 2003 Air Expo Event never got off the ground Saturday because of high winds. National Weather Service officials said they had no official wind-speed recordings on Saturday, but local weather observers estimated sustained speeds at more than 40 mph. The winds caused the cancelation of all of the flour-bombing and spot landing […]

Rams escape challenge from Raton

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By Kevin Wilson BLACKWATER DRAW — The Raton Tigers went for the biggest upset of the high school football season. They ended up with a moral victory instead. The host Portales Rams stayed perfect on the season when a two-point conversion from the visiting Tigers came up short in a 14-13 Ram win at Greyhound […]

Rams to face rebuilding Raton

By Kevin Wilson The Portales Rams are striving for perfection, despite a flurry of injuries. The Raton Tigers are just looking to get better. Portales (2-0) hosts Raton (0-2) at 7 p.m. tonight at Greyhound Stadium, and Rams coach Glen Johnson expects the rebuilding Tigers to challenge his team like they always do. “It’s always […]

Portales volleyball getting back into action at Roswell

By Kevin Wilson The Portales Lady Rams got a week’s worth of idle time, and coach Ruth Chavez is hoping it will help them turn the corner. After a stretch that saw Portales (2-4) play five matches in nine days, the Lady Rams have been idle leading up to today, when they head to the […]

Greyhounds get ready for Fassel and Cowboys

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By Dave Wagner John Fassel knew he was stepping into a tough situation this season as New Mexico Highlands head football coach. The Cowboys entered the 2003 campaign with a 12-game losing streak, and didn’t figure to break it in their opener. They didn’t, losing 72-13 on Aug. 30 at Northern Colorado — which is […]

Zias snap three-match losing streak

Freedom Newspapers LAS VEGAS, N.M. — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team battled back from a 2-1 deficit, earning its second win of the season at New Mexico Highlands Thursday evening. The Zias (2-4) snapped a three-match losing streak with the 25-30, 30-27, 26-30, 30-21, 15-11 victory at the John A. Wilson Complex. Anna […]