Obits 12-9

Bernice Allen, 89 Bernice Allen, 89, of Portales, died Monday, Dec. 8, 2003, at the Retirement Ranch in Clovis. Arrangements are pending with Wheeler Mortuary of Portales. Services are pending. Thomas Davis, 93 Mr. Thomas E. Davis Jr., 93, of Milnesand, died Sunday, Dec. 7, 2003, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. He was [...]

Flamingos flock for funds

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Mike Linn Pink flamingos are helping a Portales church group get to Haiti. They’re not the real flamingos that fish in lagoons in the Caribbean nation, but the fake plastic ones that have been popping up on the lawns of Portales residents recently. For $10, residents can send about 12 plastic pink flamingos to someone’s [...]

Retired ENMU music director performs at Christmas concert

Jack King Louis Burkel has spent a lifetime with music, either playing it or teaching it to others. Burkel, who retired in 1980 as director of the school of music at Eastern New Mexico University, began playing in the 1930s in his native Missouri and began teaching it there in 1940. A devotee of the [...]

ENMU republican named state director

Tony Parra A month away from the presidential election year, the New Mexico Federation of College Republicans chose Eastern New Mexico University’s Bob Cornelius to be their Executive Director in preparation for the election season. “He is very committed and involved with the political issues,” ENMU President Dr. Steven Gamble. “From the first moment that [...]

Obits 11-23

GARY HATCH Services: 3:30 p.m. Monday at the First United Methodist Church in Portales. Mr. Gary Hatch, 54, of Portales, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2003, near Roswell. He was born on Jan. 11, 1949, in Portales, to Frantelle and Gordon Hatch. He grew up in Portales and graduated from Portales High School in 1967. He [...]

Trinity Christian beats Portales at Shallowater Shootout

By Kevin Wilson SHALLOWATER, Texas — This early in the high school basketball season, eight games is a considerable amount of experience. It proved more than enough for Trinity Christian to finish off the Portales Rams. Forward Alex Knight led all scorers with 13 points, and a fine-tuned Lions team dominated the second half in [...]

District 4-3A football teams chosen

Freedom Newspapers Ram offensive players made up a bulk of Portales’ selections to the All-District 4-3A team, released this weekend by district officials. Portales (3-7, 1-2 district), which finished the season third in district, had seven first-team selections. Of those seven, four played on the offensive side — quarterback Seth Clabaugh, fullback Cole Parrish, receiver [...]

Greyhounds beat defending Division-II champs

Freedom Newspapers Freedom Newspapers TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Eastern New Mexico University entered the road trip to Oklahoma with a three-game losing streak, and left with a pair of one-point wins. Senior Garland Coleman sank the front end of a one-and-one free throw opportunity with eight seconds left as Eastern New Mexico University edged defending NCAA [...]

Dora sweeps San Jon

Freedom Newspapers DORA — Kassandra Clark had 22 points, and Dora claimed an easy 54-32 win over San Jon Saturday night to improve to 2-0 on the season. Jena Bilberry scored 13, while Allison Field added 10 for the Lady Coyotes, who will play Tuesday at Texico. Danielle Lee had 13 to lead San Jon. [...]

Clovis edges Portales, 61-59

By Kevin Wilson Youth edged out experience Saturday at Portales, as Clovis won the first battle in what could be a season-long war. Sophomore Aimee Hilburn had a game-high 22 points, and fellow 10th-grader Tori Quintana hit a 3-pointer in a 9-1 run that helped the Lady ‘Cats steal a 61-59 win Saturday night against [...]