Reader submitted: Altrusa Club welcomes four new members

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By Yvette Howl Portales Altrusa Club welcomed four new members. The new members and their sponsors enjoyed the initiation ceremony developed and carried out by Sue Bracksieck. The club will put them to work on the upcoming Home Tour to be held on Oct. 3. Watch for Altrusa members selling tickets to the annual fundraiser. […]

Habitat home near completion

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Liliana Castillo With the completion of its newest house in Clovis nearing, volunteers with Habitat for Humanity of Roosevelt and Curry counties are looking ahead to Portales projects. Executive Director Joyce Davis estimated workers would finish the house at 1625 Cameo St. in Clovis in three to four weeks. Randi Hale of Clovis and her […]

Military feature: Portales woman served on Navy destroyer

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer A Portales woman who works at the local Veterans of Foreign Wars post served aboard a ship bombing Baghdad and traveled around the world during her time in the U.S. Navy. Christine Scharle, a Socorro native, was in the Navy from 2000-2004, and said it was a good experience. […]

Clovis school board to announce superintendent finalists Tuesday

Freedom New Mexico The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education finished two days of interviews Friday with the final four candidates for superintendent. President Mark Lansford said the board is going to reflect on the four interviews over the weekend. He said the board may narrow the candidates down to two finalists and make an […]

Construction on four-mile stretch of N.M. 88 begins Thursday

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By Jared Tucker: PNT staff writer Beginning Thursday, crews from the New Mexico Department of Transportation will begin reconstruction on a four-mile stretch of N.M. 88 between Arch and Portales. Residents in Arch have been pushing for the total reconstruction of N.M. 88 for several years, calling the road’s current condition a safety hazard. Residents […]

Shout out: Four local delegates attend state PEO convention

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Submitted by Miriam Deen Four delegates from Portales attended the 81st state Philanthropic Educational Organiza-tion convention May 6-8 at the Hilton Hotel in Albuquerque. They were Ginger Creighton and Janine Elder from Chapter BE and Miriam Deen and Iris Johnson from Chapter R. All 71 chapters in the state were represented, with two delegates from […]

Shout out: Roosevelt County Extension Association Annual Cultural Arts Show

Submitted by: Connie Moyers On April 10, the Roosevelt County Extension Association held their annual Cultural Arts Show hosted by the Working 9 to 5 extension club in the Jake Lopez Building in Portales. There were members present from all four Extension Clubs — Pep, Causey, Bethel and Working 9 to 5. Linda Russell catered […]

Roping event grows

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Four things draw ropers to Clovis’ Joe’s Boot Shop calf roping event: • Good prize money • Comfort • Fresh calves • A well organized competition The event has quickly grown into the largest calf roping event in the country, according to Chris Weber, drawing participants from across the […]

Zias split with Cowgirls

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Freedom New Mexico Kimberly Crouse pitched a four-hit shutout, and sophomore Melissa Williams’ bases-loaded walk was the difference in Eastern New Mexico University’s 1-0 win over New Mexico Highlands Wednesday at Zia Softball field. The visiting Cowgirls pulled off an 11-6 victory in the nightcap, as the teams split their four-game series. After allowing a […]

Friday morning briefing: Spotting storms and the Final Four

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Friday briefing.Video of the day: It’s in your backyard. Storm spotters needed Free Storm Spotters’ training sessions in Clovis and Portales on Tuesday. The Clovis session is 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Clovis City Hall . The Portales session is 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the […]

Portales Past: April 4, 1950

April 4, 1950: Former mayor Floyd T. Kennedy was re-elected by Portales voters after a four-year absence. Kennedy defeated future New Mexico Gov. John Burroughs, 916 votes to 596.

DoD disability board understaffed

A special board established by Congress to review and raise any low-ball disability ratings the services awarded to injured or ailing members since 9-11 needs four times as many physicians as it has now to ensure timely action on a rising number of applications, says the board’s top officer. Michael F. LoGrande, president of the […]

Another four-letter word to avoid

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Whether it’s sports, or politics, or just finding socks that match, there’s one four-letter word I look to avoid. Fail. The verb has gained traction as a noun, as character-reducing techies have decided “failure” is less forceful. Former George W. Bush speechwriter David Frum called Sunday’s healthcare bill passage […]

Portales police investigating vandalism

Freedom New Mexico Portales police are investigating a string of almost a dozen broken windows in vehicles and homes they believe may be related. Deputy Chief of Police Lonnie Berry said last week the reports picked up intensity for about four or five days but have since tapered off. “We probably took about 10 or […]

DoD pulls plug on records system

By Tom Philpott: PNT columnist After spending $1 billion and 12 years of effort, Defense officials have pulled the plug on a hapless plan to bring the four military branches under a single, modern payroll and personnel records system. “This program has been a disaster,” Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs, told the […]

Mayoral candidate profile: Steve Davis

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Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of four candidate profiles in the Portales mayoral race. Steve Davis: Today Sharon King: Wednesday Dennis Lopez: Thursday Gary Watkins: Friday

Flower care featured topic on program

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on making a four-diamond roman shade, caring for flowers and learning how to cope will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Terrell Sundermann is going to demonstrate making a “four diamond roman shade,” which she says is the most-requested design she […]

ENMU women’s soccer team adds four players

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University has added four players, including Class 5A’s leading scorer, to its women’s soccer roster for next year. Carlsbad forward Melissa Marshall, who scored 95 goals in her career and led 5A with 31 last season, will join the Zias along with midfielder-defender Gerilyn Armijo of Las Cruces, forward […]

Zias sign four soccer recruits

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University has added four players, including Class 5A’s leading scorer, to its women’s soccer roster for next year. Carlsbad forward Melissa Marshall, who scored 95 goals in her career and led 5A with 31 last season, will join the Zias along with midfielder-defender Gerilyn Armijo of Las Cruces, forward […]

ENMU women’s soccer signee profiles

Freedom New Mexico Profiles supplied by the Eastern New Mexico University sports information department of the four recruits the Zias recently signed to national letters of intent: Gerilyn Armijo, 5-2 MF/DLas Cruces H.S., Mesilla Park, N.M.Lettered four years in soccer for coach Alex Reyes at Las Cruces… a member of the New Mexico 5A High […]