Birth: Harpold

PNT Staff Waylon and Lashona Harpold of Clovis, N.M. are the parents of a 9-pound, seven-ounce boy born on Sept. 10, 2005 at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. Breyer Lane Harpold has one brother, Caxton Harpold. Grandparents are Vern and Brenda Harpold of Clovis, Linda Buchan of Lubbock, Texas, Jeannie Stone of Clovis and […]

Anniversary: Walker

PNT Staff Fletcher and Paula Walker of Arch will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Dec. 11, 2005 with a reception from 3-5 p.m. at 2010 W. Beech in Portales. The celebration is to be hosted by their children, Velma and Henry King, Bill and Gayle Walker, Karla and Jerry Partin, and Vernon and Teresa […]

Lists: Pacheco, Dillard, Wade

PNT Staff Adam Pacheco, the produce manager at Super Save, said his top favorite holiday songs are: * Jingle Bells. * Here Comes Santa Claus * Silent Night Kay Dillard, a teller at Portales National Bank, said her all-time favorite Christmas songs are: * Frosty the Snowman * Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer * We Wish […]

Personal history, family shape fireman’s vision

PNT Staff Name: Ryan “Earl” Fleming Age: 23 Job: Portales Fire Department Hometown: Chicago, Ill. Community Involvement: When I was in high school, I did a lot of volunteer work for my church. Q. What do you think of Portales? A. “I love living in a small town. Big cities are so impersonal, but everyone […]

Father knew how to fly

Bob Huber: Local Columnist Dad always used holidays and birthday celebrations as an excuse to climb into his cups. One time I even heard him give a toast, “Here’s to the groundhog, God bless him.”  Hardly a 24-hour period went by without Dad recognizing some festivity or other. Dad favored that condition until one winter’s […]

Santa Claus getup suits Manny just fine

Helena Rodriguez: PNT Staff Writer A childhood fascination and a $10 investment at Wal-Mart has led to a seasonal Santa Claus who doesn’t mind being a rent-a-Santa, or a jolly old St. Nick waving at passersby just because it’s Christmas time. Manny Gallegos is the smiling man in the red and white fur suit who […]

Rams earn first win

Freedom Newspapers SHALLOWATER, Texas — A balanced effort gave Portales its first win of the season, a 50-39 win over Farwell in the consolation bracket of the Shallowater Shootout. Portales (1-2) plays against Lubbock Cooper today in the 1 p.m. (MST) fifth-place game at Shallowater High School. “They’re really young,” Portales coach Mark Gallegos said […]

Manzano coach: Clovis’ talent is better

By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers Manzano coach Aaron Ocampo knows first-hand how explosive the Clovis Wildcats’ offense can be. The Wildcats beat Manzano 49-14 two weeks ago in the second round of the playoffs. “You have to contain (Rishard) Matthews,” Ocampo said. “And I don’t know if you can stop him without double covering him […]

Clovis routs Portales in early-season matchup

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer Although both of the respective head coaches might disagree, Friday night saw 5A Clovis as 19 points better than Class 3A Portales. Aimee Hilburn led all scorers with 15 points and Tori Quintana had a pair of back-breaking threes early in the third quarter as the visiting Lady Cats […]

New Mexico pheasant hunting season begins Dec. 9

Tonya Garner: Freedom Newspapers Pheasant hunting is a family tradition for some and a serious sport for others, but either way, it’s an economic boon to West Texas and New Mexico. Muleshoe, Arch and Ranchvale all sponsor hunting events of the prized chicken-sized game bird. Alex Garcia of the Bailey County EMS Associates hosts an […]