State police: Investigation continues in officer’s crash

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Jared Tucker Saturday’s rollover accident involving Portales Police Officer Lee Ferguson — the officer’s third on-duty accident in four years — remained under investigation Monday night, police said. State Police Capt. Jimmy Glascock said the investigation into the accident is ongoing and no charges had been filed Monday night against either Ferguson or the 75-year-old […]

Monday morning briefing: Videos, games and some pretty nice weather

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Monday briefing. Video of the day See the festivities at Cannon over the arrival of the new Osprey. Calendar watch Some events in town worth marking on your calendar: — Wednesday through Sunday is the National Corriente Cattle Show at the Curry County Events Center. Team roping […]

ENMU ropers take CNFR title

A new horse. The notion that freshmen don’t win national championships. Just details to Chance Kiehne and Michael Trujillo. They had a calf to rope. The pair finished their goal Saturday night, taking second in the short round and earning enough points to claim first place in team roping at the College National Finals Rodeo […]

Their view: Elected officials need to start working for good of public

Portales’ Kirby Rowan offers this view on politics and big-money interests:

Children need fathers in their lives

Freedom New Mexico Mother’s Day might get more attention, with more elaborate celebration. Fathers often downplay the event themselves, partly due to modesty and perhaps also because they have to pay for any celebration that is made. It’s a generally accepted truth, however, that children tend to show more affection toward their mothers than their […]

Weekly news update

Wholesale milk prices rising That milk mustache is topping off a smile these days among local dairy owners. Wholesale milk prices are finally moving up. Roosevelt County dairy owner Alan Anderson says wholesale milk prices were $12.86 per 100 pounds for last month’s milk. That’s in the general break-even range of $12-$14 per hundred weight, […]

Volunteer profile: Pat Wood

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Name: Pat Wood Residence: Portales Occupation: Retired Volunteer: Roosevelt General Hospital Auxiliary Why she does it: “I really enjoy my job as gift shop coordinator for Roosevelt General Hospital Auxiliary,” Wood said. “I buy and display the merchandise for two gift shops, one at RGH and one at Heartland nursing home. All profits go to […]

Heritage Days draws locals

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Classic cars, a talent show and lots of food kept a steady crowd entertained Saturday at the Portales Heritage Days celebration. The three-day event kicked off Friday night with a Gospel Jamboree at City Park. Saturday events kicked off with the 10th annual MainStreet Fun Run. Jo Allison, of Portales, said it is nice to […]

Hounds, Lobos set up exhibition game

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University has reached an agreement for an exhibition game with the Lobos. The University of New Mexico will host the Greyhounds Nov. 3 at The Pit in Albuquerque, with tipoff time still to be determined. This is the second straight season the Hounds have landed a Division I opponent […]

PHS class of 1950 holding reunion

Freedom New Mexico The Portales High School Class of 1950 is planning a 60-year reunion Friday and Saturday at the Portales Masonic Lodge. Information: Bill Smith at 356-6550 or 309-6567.

Municipal court closed for training

The Portales Municipal Court will be closed Monday through Thursday for a training conference, according to a release from the court. Normal business hours are set to resume June 28. People who have a court appearance scheduled won’t be penalized for not appearing when the court is closed, according to the release. In case of […]

Most crops escape major hail damage

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Argen Duncan Crops are growing well in much of Roosevelt and Curry counties, although hail and excessive rain have caused problems in several places. Tom Dannelley of Eastern Plains Insurance Corp. said he’d received about 10 claims for hail damage to crops in Roosevelt County, which is about normal. “There have been some scattered around, […]

Police blotter —

Recent calls to Roosevelt County dispatch, according to call logs:

My turn: Rain can be too much of a good thing

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A little rain sounds good about now, but be careful what you wish for. Portales had maybe too much of a good thing in the spring, summer and fall of 1941. Records show the city received almost 43 inches of rain from March through October — more than double its annual average and a record […]

Officer receives minor injuries in crash

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By Jared Tucker A Portales police officer recieved minor injuries when his police unit rolled over Saturday on U.S. 70 at Spruce Street. The injured officer is Officer Lee Ferguson, according to Deputy Police Chief Lonnie Berry.

Birth —

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Kobyn Ward All snuggled in, Kobyn Ward is the son of Amberly and Jordan Ward of Clayton. Grandson of Marlynda and Ronnie Williams of Clayton. He is the great-grandson of Betty and Bob Dunn of Clovis.

Engagements —

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Trimmer-Wootton [image #2, align=right, size=medium] Tom Trimmer of Ellington, Mo., and Bob and Terri Lease of Fort Worth, Texas, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Kelly Trimmer of Fort Worth, to Jared Wootton of Fort Worth, son of David and Susie Wootton of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows Aug. 14 at […]

On the shelves —

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public library • “Dog Heaven” by Cynthia Rylant was given by Linda Pierce in memory of Buster Gene. In this comforting story for pet lovers of all ages, God created Dog Heaven, an imaginary paradise where dogs can eat ice-cream biscuits, sleep on fluffy clouds, and run through […]

Former teacher left gardening legacy

Don McAlavy A wonderful lady named Jean Scheihing, age 94, of Colorado Springs, Colo., died Dec. 6, 2002, of natural causes at her home. She was one of the best ladies I have every known when she lived in Portales. She was born Dec. 4, 1908, in Bonham, Texas, to Jane Read Page and Harry […]

Honors — June 20

Hudgeons Felicia Ann Hudgeons of Portales was named to the President’s list for the spring 2010 semester at West Texas A&M University.