Tips to get back into the (golf) swing

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By Kevin Wilson With the recent change in weather, it’s no surprise that people are enjoying some of their free time with a set of clubs and a few golf balls at a local country club. By investing a few extra minutes properly, area course professionals say it’s a much easier transition to get back […]

Golf course could add back nine

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Mike Linn City officials and board members of the Portales Country Club have entered into preliminary discussions about making the country club’s nine-hole course an 18-hole layout. Portales City Manager Debi Lee said the city owns land adjacent to the PCC’s golf course and the discussions are in the very early stages. “We have just […]

Chili cookoff to raise funds for school

Tony Parra The First Annual Chili Cook-off is ‘in the oven’ and it will be hot and ready by 5 p.m. today at the Portales High School cafeteria. The idea for the event was brewing in an art class room last December, when one of the students made the suggestion. Lou Sikes, a Portales art […]

Cannon spouses have support

Darrell Todd Maurina By Darrell Todd Maurina Freedom Newspapers Darrell_Maurina@link.freedom.com CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — For most newcomers to Cannon, New Mexico is a long way from home. That means many young spouses of military personnel stationed at Cannon have no family in the area and no friends except those on base. Top that situation […]

Members prepare for Altrusa Home Tour

Tony Parra The Altrusa Home Tour will give people from the Portales community insight on home designs on Oct. 5. The Altrusa Home Tour will take place from 2-5 p.m. in five different houses. The Altrusa Club has hosted the annual tour for at least 31 years, according to Altrusa co-chairperson Frankye King. It is […]

9-14 Altrusa Notes

Altrusa International Inc. of Portales met on Monday with 33 members present. Kathy Knoll presided over the business meeting. Minutes were read and approved. Marcia Brown gave the Altrusa Accent on “Questioning vs. Doubting.” Frankye King reported that four houses have been confirmed and they are trying to secure one more. She asked that her […]

Astronomy club readies for Mars-gazing party

Freedom Newspapers When Carol Nash of Ranchvale looks at the night sky, she is awed by its enormity and complexity. “When you just think about the solar system and how the Earth is tilted just right to make the seasons and all these objects out there doing their thing, it’s just kind of amazing,” she […]

Old Timer’s Day reunites community

Darrell Todd Maurina Patsy Qavi left Melrose for California 23 years ago, but traveled nearly 960 miles with her father to take part in the Melrose Old Timer’s Day on Saturday. Qavi is just one of many who make the event part of their annual travel plans, according its organizers. “My father graduated from Melrose […]

Bargas nets two aces at Portales Country Club

Jim Bargas netted a hole-in-one twice over the last two weeks at the Portales Country Club. The aces are his fourth and fith, respectively, with each coming off different holes. On July 18th, Bargas shot a hole-in-one on hole No. 5, 143 yards from the pin. Bargas used a 7-iron, with the shot witnessed by […]

Brushing up on camouflage

By Bob Huber This is a good day to brush up on your natural camouflage, otherwise called selective coloration by guys in white jackets who are picky about descriptive terms. My own invisibility is a case in point, but also a nuisance for my wife Marilyn who insists I could be arrested if I rely […]