Sept. 6 Obituaries

Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel. John David Imoe, 63, of Portales, died Saturday, Sept. 3, 2005, at his home in Portales. He was born Jan. 25, 1942, in Portales to Maggie and Pete Imoe. The family moved to California and back two different times while he was a small boy. As a […]

Benefit changes not appealing to coalition

By Tom Philpott: Military Update The Military Coalition, a powerful league of 35 service associations and veterans’ organizations, has warned a blue ribbon panel studying military compensation to be wary of claims by senior Defense officials and outside economists that service pay and benefits need business-like reforms. Coalition representatives testified on Wednesday before the Defense […]

Hounds drop to 0-2

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers BLACKWATER DRAW — Eastern New Mexico University was within a couple of extra points at halftime. It took one snap for Southeastern Oklahoma to break away when play resumed. Sophomore quarterback Kolby Williams hit senior wide receiver Jeremie Berry on a 62-yard scoring bomb on the first play of the […]

Floyd dominates field in Clovis

By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers Clovis Christian advanced to the title game of its four-team tournament Saturday before running into Floyd’s two-girl wrecking crew of setter Kelli Johnson and outside hitter Darcee Chenault. Johnson and Chenault had eight kills and five aces as Floyd swept Clovis Christian 26-24, 25-20 in the championship match. “I thought […]

Life Story: Bill Joy

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Your name: William (Bill) Joy. Your job: Retired teacher/athletic trainer. Your age (and Birth Date): 69 years old; Sept. 15, 1935. Your hometown: Chapin, Ill. Your family: Wife; Marilyn, Daughter; Lori Roberts, Grandsons; Tyler Roberts and Kodi Joy. Your hobbies and groups you are involved with, volunteer work: I hunt, fish and play golf. If […]

Decorate your windows with upcoming tips

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on peanuts and machine appliqué will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” noon Tuesday and Saturday at 2 p.m. (All times are Mountain). “Creative Living” airs on public broadcasting station, KENW-TV, from Eastern New Mexico University in Portales. Gayle Stephenson is a certified home economist and spokesperson for […]

Sept. 4 Engagements

Heflin/Valencia Danny and Ludell Heflin of Portales announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Shae Heflin, to Josh Valencia, son of Jose and Merry Valencia of Chaparral. The couple will exchange vows Sept. 17, 2005, at 7 p.m. at the home of the Heflins. The bride-elect is a 2005 graduate of Floyd High […]

Nutt remembered for humor, helping nature

By Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent James W. Nutt brought sunshine into the lives of many people during their dark times. According to family and friends, Nutt knew how to give direction and comforting companionship when the pressures of life began to take their tole. James W. Nutt died on July 19, 2005, of cancer at […]

City planning to aid displaced victims

By Melanie Salazar: Freedom Newspapers With Hurricane Katrina forcing thousands of evacuations from the Gulf Coast area every day, Portales will soon be doing its part to help. The New Mexico Department of Emergency Management and Federal Emergency Management Agency recently requested assistance from communities around the world to provide short and long-term housing for […]

How you can help locally

Freedom Newspapers • To donate items for the hurricane-displaced families now in Baker, La., children’s clothes and diapers, toys, books, crayons and coloring books, teddy bears and dolls, towels, washcloths, soap and items for personal hygiene, T-shirts for all sizes and ages are received at the North Plains Mall in Clovis, the Roosevelt General Hospital […]

ENMU officials excited for upcoming communications center

By Tony Parra The new communications building at Eastern New Mexico University will be a tremendous upgrade from the current communications building, according to Jeff Burmeister, TV Broadcast Engineering Director for KENW. Burmeister has regular meetings with Scott Smart, Vice President for Business Affairs at ENMU, to discuss the status of the construction of the […]

Rollercoaster of emotions comes with vote process

By David Stevens: FNNM Editor The day before the Defense Base Closure and Realignment hearings opened in Washington, Gov. Bill Richardson was exchanging high fives and feeling confident Cannon Air Force Base could be spared from closure. One day later, that optimism gave way to uncertainty and concern, and Cannon backers said they weren’t sure […]

Sept. 4 Veteran Profiles

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. World War II profiles are compiled by staff writer Sharna Johnson. Contact her at 763-6991 or by e-mail: sharna_johnson@link.freedom.com […]

Sometimes cheating death is an accident

By Bob Huber: PNT Columnist When I was a kid in high top shoes and bib overalls, my Uncle Claude, a luckless farmer, tried to buy a one-way ticket to that Great Corn Field in the Sky. Of course his bad luck held up, and he failed. It was Great Depression time in those days, […]

Anvil tossing could be new sports craze

By Jim Lee: PNT Columnist Some people have apparently become terminally bored with organized sports, at least the mainstream events like baseball, football, and kitten stomping. This was brought to my attention when Shannon Hearn casually mentioned the sport of anvil tossing. I thought he was putting me on until I did a little research. […]

Sept. 4, 2005 Obituaries

Floyd Springer, 76 Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Mount Zion Cemetery Mr. Floyd Springer, 76, of Smithville, Texas, died Thursday, Sept. 1, 2005, at his home. He was born Feb. 28, 1929, in Dora to Lotus and A.B. Springer. He graduated from Dora High School in 1948. He farmed in the Dora community for several […]

Sept. 4 Portales Junior High News

By Billie Dixon Football under way Saturday found both seventh- and eighth-grade teams battling Ruidoso on Ram Field. Tuesday, the seventh-grade team will play Gattis at Yucca Field. The eighth-grade team will play at Gattis. Volleyball nets up Thursday found all four Portales Junior High School volleyball teams hosting Yucca. On Thursday, the seventh- and […]

Sept. 4 Floyd School News

By Jennifer Essary Upcoming events • There will be no school Monday for Labor Day. Football • Saturday: Floyd junior high and varsity vs. Magdalena at Floyd, 12:30 p.m. Volleyball • Tuesday: Junior high, junior varsity and varsity vs. San Jon at San Jon, 4:30 p.m. • Thursday: Junior high, junior varsity and varsity vs. […]

Sept. 4 Public Record

The following dispositions were recently filed in magistrate court: Selso Perez, 19, pleaded guilty to driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor and is ordered to serve a 90-day suspended sentence, serve 90 days of supervised probation, enter the ASPEN program, complete DWI school within 60 days and pay $615 in fines. Raul Lopez, […]

Fourth-down stop propels Rams

By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers TULAROSA — With a lucky break in the first half and solid play in the second, Portales was able to return home Friday night with a 26-6 win over Tularosa. A Michael Silva run put the Wildcats (0-2) up 6-0, and it would stay that way untill the final minute […]