Engagements — Jan. 22

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Murray-Adams Matthew and Rhonda Murray of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter Jessalyn Cherie Murray of Edmond, Okla., to Shawn James Adams of Edmond, Okla., son of Joyce Adams-Buttolph and the late Joseph Buttolph of Austin, Minn. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Don and Harriet Bell of Clovis. The couple […]

My turn: Accident left 19 dead 39 years ago

One of the worst vehicle accidents in New Mexico history happened 39 years ago this week on a narrow bridge, 10 miles east of Fort Sumner, on U.S. 60-84. Nineteen people, most of them teenagers on a holiday ski vacation from Woodlawn Baptist Church in Austin, Texas, died Dec. 26, 1972. Their bus crashed into […]

Late goal lifts Hounds to tie

Freedom New Mexico AUSTIN, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team is getting used to this overtime thing. The Greyhounds played their school-record sixth OT contest in the last eight games on Sunday, managing a 1-1 non-league tie against St. Edward’s when sophomore midfielder Julian Roberts scored on a free kick with […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Idol news, book talk and a baseball legend

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Idol news Angie Brewer of Clovis is one proud mother. She tells us her son, Dominic Yanez of Austin, Texas, is one of four folks to win the “American Idol” competition in that city. Yanez, a singer, advances to the show’s finals in Hollywood. […]

Engagements — Sept. 19

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Boone-Estes [image #2, align=left, size=medium] Jackie Boone, of Austin, Texas, and Casey Estes, of Melrose, are enagaged to be married 5 p.m. Oct. 9, 2010, in Austin. The bride-elect is the daughter of Rich and Jeanne Boone of Austin. The prospective groom is the son of Marvin and Cathy Estes of Melrose. Invitations will be […]

Engagements — Sept. 5

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Frazier-Handel [image#1, align=right, size=medium] Lori and Bill Frazier of Melrose would like to announce the engagement of their daughter, Holly Diane Frazier, of Austin, Texas, to Joshua Lewis Handel, of Austin, Texas. The prospective groom is the son of Jill Falter of Las Vegas, Nev., and Douglas Handel of Dallas. The prospective bride is a […]

Plane crashes into Austin IRS building

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A low-flying small plane crashed into an office building that houses the Internal Revenue Service in Austin, Texas on Thursday, and at least one person was missing, witnesses and officials said. Assistant Austin Fire Chief Harry Evans said two people have also been taken to a hospital. Their conditions were not […]

Family inspired to dish out dinners

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Helping her mother move into a new house in Austin, Texas, during the summer reinforced a revelation J’mi Heflin had last year before Christmas. “We have too much stuff,” Heflin said. Her mother, JoBeth Broadhurst, agreed. Last year, the two used the money they would have spent on each […]

Birth: Tanner Shrock

Tanner Austin Shrock was born Oct. 4, 2008, to Leila Montgomery and Austin Shrock of Clovis, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. He weighed 2 pounds, six and one-half ounces. Grandparents are Cori Snobble and John Montgomery, both of Portales, and Rebecca Winter and Harlain Shrock, both of Portales. Great grandparents are Martha and Larry […]

Former resident recalls days in CCC

By Lisa Smith, Special to the PNT AUSTIN, Texas —Former Portales and Clovis resident Hermon Elliott remembers his years in the Civilian Conservation Corps as some of the best years of his life. He said he attended dances, swam in Colorado’s warm artesian wells and even saved up enough money to buy his first car. […]

Wedding: Heflin/Ash

Ashley Cherise Heflin of Portales and Ryan Curtis Ash of Lockhart, Texas were joined in marriage April 7, at the Southside Chuch of Christ in Portales. Brother Tim Watts performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Harold and Eloise of Portales. She is the granddaughter of Blanche Muse and the late Stanley Muse […]

Clovis man dies, wife seriously injured in auto accident in Austin

Freedom Newspapers A Clovis resident died and his wife was seriously injured Thursday in a three-vehicle accident northwest of Austin, Texas. Joe Jones, 69, died at the scene, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. June Despain, 72, and Jesse Lee Despain, 75, both of Marble Falls, Texas, also died at the scene, DPS […]

Obituaries

Oscar Whitworth Jr. Services: Have been held. Mr. Oscar Whitworth, Jr., 88, of Portales, died Sept. 28, 2005 in Santa Fe. He was born Nov. 3, 1916 in Kaufman County, Texas, to Myrtie and Oscar Whitworth. He served in the Pacific Theater during WWII and was a Phillips 66 gas and oil distributor in Portales […]

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William P. Cantrell, 84 Services: Have been held. William P. Cantrell, 84, of Panama City, Fla., died Tuesday, June 14, 2005. He was born on Jan. 9, 1921, in Choteau, Okla. He was a member of St. Andrew Baptist Church. He joined the social sciences faculty at Gulf Coast Community College in 1964. He was […]

Derby includes good weather, time, turnout

By Ryn Gargulinski: Freedom Newspapers Never mind baseball, Zack Austin said, fishing is his all-American sport. In fact, he skipped his T-ball game Saturday to attend the Kids All-American Fishing Derby at Ned Houk Park. Austin was among the dozens of youngsters who hauled in a record number of catfish and a couple of oddball […]

Region should plan for worst

By Bob Baker What will the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) process mean to eastern New Mexico? We won’t know until federal officials finalize it all late this year. Of course we’re all hoping Cannon Air Force Base will survive the cuts, maybe even expand as other bases are closed. But is anyone even thinking […]

Things looking up for Hounds

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By Dave Wagner LAS CRUCES — Eastern New Mexico University’s final two games against non-Lone Star Conference teams produced probably the Greyhounds’ best outings of the season. Coming off a 38-point win over St. Mary’s on Dec. 19, ENMU hung with New Mexico State most of the way Thursday night before losing to the Aggies […]

Clovis man gets two years for vehicle homicide

Darrell Maurina A 70-year-old farmer from Melrose on Wednesday was sentenced to two years in state prison for vehicular homicide, despite warnings from his attorney that prison time could be a death sentence. District Judge Stephen Quinn decided to go beyond the Department of Corrections’ pre-sentencing recommendation that Harry Downey receive five years probation with […]

Clovis man found guilty of vehicular homicide

Darrell Todd Maurina By Darrell Todd Maurina Freedom Newspapers Darrell_Maurina@link.freedom.com Harry Downey, 70, showed no reaction Friday in Curry County District Court as jurors found him guilty of homicide by vehicle after four hours of deliberation, a verdict that could put him behind bars in state prison for the next six years. Downey, a farmer […]