Diversity goes on display at student festival

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Tony Parra The Diversity Festival kicked off on Sunday and five plays highlighted the shows on Monday in the University Theatre Center at Eastern New Mexico University. The five plays on the second night of The Diversity Festival were Gnome Game, Dirt and Gasoline, The Sewing, Giving Up and Strings. These five plays will be […]

CNJ sues county over pay records

Jack King Curry County’s attorney is using an inaccurate interpretation of the New Mexico Public Records Act to justify withholding county pay records, an attorney for the Clovis News Journal said on Monday. The paper filed a lawsuit against the county Monday in 9th Judicial District Court, asking the court to order the county to […]

Obits Mar. 16

Leonard Fenton, 78 Leonard Fenton, 78, of Portales died Saturday, March 13, 2004, at Covenant Lakeside Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on May 7, 1925, in Ponca City, Okla., to Katherine and Roy Fenton. He grew up and graduated from high school in Ponca City. He moved to Clayton and later to Portales. […]

Greyhounds bow out in first round of regional

Freedom Newspapers STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Northwest Missouri State outscored Eastern New Mexico University 28-8 over the final 9 1/2 minutes of the first half and the Bearcats went on to a 77-57 victory over the Greyhounds Saturday in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division II South Central Region basketball tournament. The third-seeded Bearcats (27-4) advanced […]

Portales tennis sweeps in Roswell

Freedom Newspapers ROSWELL — Rain was about the only thing that could stop the Portales High Tennis teams in Roswell. The boys lost only four flights in three matches over a weekend round-robin tournament, while the girls lost just three flights and had one wiped out due to rain. Both Portales teams claimed first place […]

Hounds split games with Tarleton

Freedom Newspapers STEPHENVILLE, Texas — What started out as potentially a big weekend for the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team fizzled out in one nightmarish inning. The Greyhounds were seeking a Lone Star Conference South Division doubleheader sweep of Tarleton State on Friday, but that was washed away by the Texans’ 13-run sixth in […]

Public Record March 14

The following certificates of marriage were recently filed in the Roosevelt County Courthouse: Anderson A. Parks, 45, and Anna Lacreeca Kendrick, 36, both of Portales. The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the Roosevelt County District Court: Josephine Abarca, 20, found guilty of possession of cocaine, tampering with evidence and possession of marijuana (less […]

Obits March14

Leonard Fenton, 78 Leonard Fenton, 78, died Saturday, March 13, 2004, at Covenant Lakeside Medical Center in Lubbock. Services will be officiated by the Rev. Jim Maxwell at Trinity Life Center, formerly the First Assembly of God Church. Burial will be in Portales Cemetery. Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales. Services are at 10 […]

Years fly by when you’re having fun

Jim Lee Well, here’s my 52nd column in this space. I suppose that means I’ve been doing this for a year now. Is it my imagination, or does each year go by a bit faster than the previous one? Maybe it just seems that way because I’m having such a good time. During this past […]

The game of matrimony is never easy

Bob Huber Today’s discussion deals with the thorny problem of certain couples fighting to get married, while others are wanting to remain single but together. Is that clear? Well, leave it to the Irish to sum up the situation when they said, “Oh what knotty times are these — all civilized people are at war, […]

Sweet repeat: Lady Rams win second straight state championship

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Rick White ALBUQUERQUE — One by one they were pulled off the court, showered by loud cheers from the hometown faithful and choking back tears by the time they reached the Portales bench. Kassandra Richards the scoring machine, Roni Gomez the playmaker and the versatile Erika Cook. Three seniors who will leave behind a legacy […]

State lawmakers seeking re-election

David Arkin Many eastern New Mexico lawmakers described this year’s 30-day Legislative session as the worst and most difficult of their political careers. But the challenging session that ended a month ago hasn’t kept any of them from running for office again. Every eastern New Mexico lawmaker in the House and Senate is seeking re-election. […]

ENMU student competes for Miss New Mexico

Tony Parra Aleiha Applegarth is not your typical Miss New Mexico contestant. When she was in elementary school, competing in the Miss America Pageant was the furthest thing from her mind. “Growing up, I thought it wasn’t much but standing on stage and looking beautiful,” Applegarth said. “I had no idea how much more there […]

Candidates prepare for county elections

Mike Linn The filing day for those wishing to fill two seats on the Roosevelt County Commission will be on Tuesday, and so far one commissioner has pledged to run for reelection and another is undecided. Other open positions include Roosevelt County clerk, probate judge and treasurer. Those wishing to run for the positions can […]

Lady Rams win state 3rd time in four years

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By Rick White ALBUQUERQUE — Three seniors synonymous with Portales girls basketball went out in style Friday as the Lady Rams captured their second-straight Class 3A state basketball and third in four years. Kassandra Richards finished with her second double-double of the tournament with 21 points and 10 rebounds and the Lady Rams pulled away […]

Quintero knew meaning of a hard day’s work

By Tony Parra Florentino Quintero was a man who enjoyed everything, but was not mischievous and never looked for trouble, according to family and friends. Quintero died on Jan. 14 at his home at the young age of 36. “He was hard-working and he was a calm kid, growing up,” Antonio Quintero said about his […]

Simpson goes all-out to help elderly

Mary Jane Simpson has served two years as an Americorp VISTA for the Portales Retired and Senior Volunteer Program. Her supervisor Vonnie Banther says she is a vital part of the team, and has helped the local Community Services Center rank third in the state for the number of accurate federal returns filed. Her term […]

Having fun on and off the court

By Rick White ALBUQUERQUE — Ashleah Richards goes as hard to the buffet line as she does to the boards. Classmate Joni Brakebill is no slouch either when it comes to piling food on a plate. “It’s free food,” said Brakebill, whose pre-practice morning fare Thursday included scrambled eggs with Tabasco sauce and biscuits and […]

Portales State Tournament Notes

By Rick White On the sidelines Sophomore Megan Kabrick has become a student of the game since her season-ending knee injury in late December. Assistant coach Greg Poynor said Kabrick has handled the setback well. “She comes to every practice and never misses a game,” Poynor said. “She’s been real supportive and cheers for her […]

Hounds ready for challenge

By Dave Wagner It took a couple of days, but Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan thinks the Greyhounds have recovered mentally from their disappointing first-round loss at home to Southwestern Oklahoma in last week’s Lone Star Conference tournament. The Hounds (20-8) hope to turn the unwanted down time into a plus […]