Stores aim to stock locally-grown produce

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Kevin Wilson Stores are going local, and searching for those who are growing local. Wal-Mart recently announced plans to double its sales of fresh produce from local farms in U.S. stores over the next five years, bringing the total to 9 percent by 2015. The amount is higher than some area merchants, but still trails […]

Oct. 26 —

Schedule Red Ribbon Week – Drug Awareness Monday: Volleyball – Dora – Here – JH 7th & 8th (Parent Night) – 4 p.m. Tuesday: MADD Presentation Thursday: Volleyball – Dora – There JH 7th & 8th , JV, V – 4:30 p.m. Friday: Football Playoffs – TBA For Drug Awareness Week, elementary will have an […]

Oct. 26 —

Sports: • Thursday – Dora volleyball hosts Elida, 4:30 p.m. (JH, JV, V) • Monday – District tournament begins

Oct. 26 —

Early Halloween celebrated Saturday from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Floyd schools the junior class will host its Junior Carnival. This carnival is the primary fundraiser for the Junior/Senior Prom. There will be bingo, concessions, a haunted house, games, an auction, great food, and lots of safe fun for the whole family. Everyone is […]

Winning season still possible for Hounds

By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico BLACKWATER DRAW — It was soon apparent in Saturday’s Lone Star Conference crossover game against fourth-ranked Abilene Christian that the Eastern New Mexico University football team was in a bit over its head. The Wildcats, with designs on a possible national championship, elected to take a brisk west wind […]

RiverHawks post soccer sweep over ENMU

Freedom New Mexico Josue Garcia scored the deciding goal in the 78th minute on Sunday, and Northeastern State edged Eastern New Mexico University 4-3 in Lone Star Conference men’s soccer at the ENMU pitch. The RiverHawks completed a sweep of the LSC doubleheader after edging ENMU 2-1 in overtime in the women’s matchup. Freshman midfielder […]

Monday morning briefing: Video games, school talk and a lot of wind

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Video game of the week Fresh from the desk of our own video game fan Jenna Zamie. Game: Fallout: New Vegas Genre: Role-playing game System: PC, 360, PS3 What is it? An enjoyable and sophisticated adventure through the western wastes with a few technical […]

Cardinals hand Zias 3-0 loss

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Freedom New Mexico Incarnate Word took the lead for good early in the first set and the Cardinals never trailed after that in beating Eastern New Mexico University 25-21, 25-22, 25-20 Saturday night at Greyhound Arena. UIW (8-10, 5-5 LSC) erased a 7-6 deficit with four consecutive points in the first game. ENMU (12-12, 4-6) […]

ACU thumps Hounds

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Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — Not many football games are decided by the opening coin flip, but it turned out to be an important factor in Saturday’s Lone Star Conference crossover between Eastern New Mexico University and fourth-ranked Abilene Christian. The Wildcats won the flip, but instead of taking the ball or deferring their choice […]

Atlatl competition: Throwback to prehistoric times

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Clarence Plank Modern people took a step back to pre-historic times Saturday by competing in the annual atlatl competition at the Blackwater Draw dig site. The tournament featured contestants armed with replicas of ancient atlatl spears. John Poitras, of Albuquerque, was in town for the tournament, now in its tenth year. “I think it is […]

Their view: High Plains Patriots united against big government

Kim Runyan, president of the High Plains Patriots, has this response to a letter from Portales’ Gene Bundy published earlier this month:

Bond D would have positive effect

As presidents of Clovis Community College and Eastern New Mexico University, we want to outline the benefits of General Obligation Bond D in the Nov. 2 General Election, and why it makes sense to the citizens of Curry and Roosevelt counties. The cost of Bond D is very reasonable. The owner of a $100,000 assessed […]

Opera has lost great talent in ‘La Stupenda’

Freedom New Mexico Not every person of note whose death seems worthy of comment is entirely admirable, so it is especially pleasant to note the passing of somebody who offered the world beauty and artistry of an unparalleled nature. Joan Sutherland, who died Oct. 10 at 83 at her home in Switzerland, was such an […]

Oct. 24 —

Portales elementary schools and Portales Junior High School are set to participate in drug awareness activities this week as part of National Red Ribbon Week. The Red Ribbon campaign promotes the belief that one person can make a difference in the fight against drugs and encourages a drug-free lifestyle and participation in drug-use prevention activities, […]

Temple Grandin our own saint

The Vatican has proclaimed Sister Theresa a saint. It was one of those wonderful recognitions that allow Christians in particular, and humanitarians in general, to put aside our differences and appreciate humans who have made the world a better place. As time passes and the erosion of years smooth our memories we can look back […]

Students performing ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

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Fairies, royalty, Old English and a play within a play — Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” has all of that, and Portales High School students are performing it. The play opened last night, and performances are scheduled today (Sunday) and Monday. “It’s about the course of true love and all the bumps on the way […]

Portales woman honored by Head Start; family plans to start memorial scholarship

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By Helena Rodriguez: PNT Correspondent For more than four decades, Gloria Ortega was a familiar face at Eastern Plains Head Start. Though she retired as site manager in 2007, Ortega continued, up until her illness over a year ago, to be an active volunteer with the program. Ortega began her association with Head Start in […]

Oct. 23 — Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls to Portales-area dispatchers, according to records: Tuesday About 8 p.m., an officer spoke with a 22-year-old man who said someone had thrown a rock through the window of his apartment in the 500 block of North Avenue K. The man said he heard the sound of glass breaking while he was […]

Honors — Oct. 24

Eppler Tate Eppler, an eighth- grader at Yucca Junior High, was the winner of the statewide junior high division at the 2010 New Mexico Youth Entrepreneur Business Plan Competition held during the Governors Entrepreneurial Summit in Albuquerque Oct. 14-15. His sponsor was Silvia Montano of ENLACE. His parents are Terry and Kym Moore of Clovis […]

On the shelves —

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Eureka! The Surprising Stories Behind the Ideas That Shaped the World” by Marlene Wagman-Geller was given by Jim and Carolyn Shipley in memory of Duffy Sasser. Whether motivating, tragic, inspired, or simply eccentric, the rarely known stories behind 40 great inventions provides a unique glimpse into […]