Reader-submitted content: Hunt yeilds ‘giantest ever’ goat

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Rod McDermid I bought an antelope permit from a local rancher. My grandsons Paden, 8, and Connor McDermid, 6, and I decided to go hunt. The day before the hunt Paden got sick and had to stay home. That left Connor and me to fend for ourselves. That evening we discussed the hunt. A 6-year-old […]

Public record —

The recent case in Roosevelt County Magistrate Court, according to court documents: Dec. 21 Tim Southard, born in 1964, pleaded no contest to attempted aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, reduced from aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon dismissed as per a plea agreement. Southard […]

Their view: Richardson lauds Recovery Act results

Gov. Bill Richardson today highlighted a new report that shows billions of federal stimulus dollars have supported New Mexico’s economy and provided for more than 24,000 jobs through June 30, 2010. Another 23,000 jobs will be supported through June 30, 2011, according to a report by University of New Mexico economists. New Mexico workers will […]

Police blotter — Dec. 26

Samplings of recent calls to Portales police, according to police records: Monday • A man reported a white 2001 Dodge pickup stolen about 3 p.m. at a business in the 600 block of East Lime Street. Tuesday • An officer took a report of stolen property about 11:05 a.m. in the 500 block of East […]

Martin endures through the years

Baxter Black I can’t remember how many songs Martin wrote, probably half of my notebook full of livin’ room hits. I guess nobody knew me as well as Martin. All those sad love songs, honky tonk songs, funny ones, bluegrass, country, cowboy, even the occasional gospel song, he heard first. I was better at the […]

My turn: Christmas displays all right with me

The Portales News-Tribune (online and printed) ran numerous comments about the Nativity scene on the Portales courthouse lawn. Some think that it violates separation of church and state. Others believe it represents Christian principles they say the country was founded on. (I’ve never grasped the difference between these principles and just being a good person. […]

Christmas dinner community tradition

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Clarence Plank The seventh annual free Christmas dinner at El Rancho Restaurant Saturday was a time for many to be with family, friends and enjoy a hot meal. The event saw 164 people in just the first two hours. The four-hour event usually draws 300-400 people each year and a final count will be announced […]

Six Hounds honored by publication

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University junior placekicker Taylor Cannon has been chosen to the second-team Don Hansen Football Gazette All-Super Region IV football squad. Cannon, from Los Lunas, finished third in the Lone Star Conference in scoring with 84 points, making 45-of-46 extra points and 13-of-18 field goals. He was also third in […]

Weddings — Dec. 26

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Palmer Heather Risdon and Brian Palmer of Bosque Farm were married Dec. 9 at 11 a.m. in Belen. The bride is the daughter of Keith and Lisa Risdon of Clovis and the granddaughter of Gordon and Darrell Spies of Clovis. The groom is the son of Robert and Geri Palmer of Albuquerque and the grandson […]

Anniversaries —

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White [image #2, align=right, size=medium] Pat and Wessie White of Clovis will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Jan. 1, 2011, at 2 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church in Clovis. They were married Dec. 31, 1950, in Clovis. The celebration will be hosted by their children and grandchildren. Their children and spouses are Nancy and Tommy […]