Nov. 4 Anniversary

Hughes George and Ruth Ann Hughes of Lubbock, Texas will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary with an open house, Saturday, Nov. 10 at the couple’s home, 5812 78th St. in Lubbock. The celebration will be hosted by their daughter and her husband, Sherry and Jerry Rigdon and their grandson and his wife, Ryan and Jennifer […]

10-30 Local Briefs

Brown to hold parade Brown Elementary School will present its annual Teddy Bear Parade at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday at the school. The parade will be followed by an assembly and classroom parties. Family and friends of students are welcome to attend. Portales among MainStreet awardees Portales has been awarded a $50,000 grant as part of […]

Cannon welcomes returning troops

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By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico More than a dozen vehicles with handwritten slogans on the windows lined Hangar 126 on Saturday welcomed home the last active fighter squadron of Cannon Air force Base. Inside the hangar, hundreds of families and friends of deployed airmen waited for their loved ones in the 522nd fighter squadron […]

Brown second at tae kwon do world championships

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Portales resident Audra Brown came home from the tae kwon do world championships last month in Birmingham, England, with a silver medal and plenty of smiles. The 18-year-old Eastern New Mexico University student captured second place in third-degree black-belt female patterns. “I was thrilled to win second,” Brown said. […]

Lady Rams take second at Clovis Invitational

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By Eric Butler, Freedom Correspondent CLOVIS — If Saturday night’s championship of the Clovis volleyball tournament were a card game, the visitors showed an impressive hand early. But Clovis had some good hands too, both on defense and offense, and the host Wildcats dealt out an 18-25, 25-12, 25-12, 25-12 victory over Portales to win […]

County plays host to annual Cycle City Arenacross event

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer Engines were humming and bikes were catching big air Saturday night, as the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds’ Special Events Arena played host to the annual Cycle City Arenacross. Nearly 300 riders from all around the region competed in 18 classes. According to Tod Hammock, manager of Cycle City Promotions, that […]

Eye color doesn’t determine intelligence

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers I regret having to write this column, because I’m likely to come off as condescending. But I’m probably smarter than you. I know you can’t see it from these first few sentences, and you certainly can’t see it from the black-and-white picture accompanying the column. I’m smarter because every morning […]

Tax-free holiday begins Friday

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer Parents of school-aged children and New Mexico shoppers in general will be able to take advantage of the third annual state-wide tax holiday this weekend. The tax holiday begins Friday and ends Sunday and nontaxable items include clothing, footwear costing $100 or less, school supplies costing $15 or less, […]

Fists and feet of fury

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Keene Brown is like most 13-year-old boys. He works hard in school, helps his family on the farm and loves annoying his older sister. But there’s something different about this Portales boy — something revealed by that dark length of cloth wrapped around his waist. Keene is a first-degree […]

Authorities: Dentist ‘person of interest’ in Okla. killings

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers A local dentist serving a life sentence for killing a Clovis woman is considered a “person of interest” in connection with four unsolved homicides in Oklahoma, according to a spokeswoman for the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigators. Jessica Brown said Saturday that agents are investigating whether James Smith is connected […]