Suspect arrested in homicide

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Police believe an argument after a night of drinking led a 24-year-old Roswell man to beat a 51-year-old truck driver to death and dump his body in a ditch east of Clovis. Brandon Barela was arrested Friday afternoon in Roswell and is charged with an open count of murder. […]

Group seeks out veterans

Freedom New Mexico The 82nd Airborne Division Association Inc. is trying to locate veterans who have served in the division in the past 66 years. The association aims to record those veterans’ stories. Anyone who served in the division is invited to contact the association. Combat is not a requirement. Contact: Shirley Gossett at 937-898-5977, […]

Ticket feature: Local group to play in award show

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Freedom New Mexico Local Tejano band Grupo Eclipse is headed to the Tejano Music Awards in San Antonio, Texas, this week. The group of five was invited to play at the event after New Mexico, Texas, Colorado, and Oregon radio stations played their singles, “Porque Te Quiero,” which translates to “Why Do I Love You,” […]

Feb. 22, 2009 PJHS news

Choir excels The choir students competed at the New Mexico Music Educators Association Solo and Ensemble Festival Feb. 14 in Clovis. The Portales Junior High School Treble Choir group, eight students, sang “Durme” and were named outstanding ensemble for the entire day.

Feb. 10, 1974

A group of national experts

Feb. 1, 2009 Library Events

This week at the library: Tuesday at 4 p.m. will be the first meeting of the new Teen Writing Group. Carol Erwin, an English instructor from Eastern New Mexico University, will lead the group. Teens interested in taking part in this group should see Youth Services Librarian Heather Christensen for more information. Preschool Storytime meets […]

Dec. 28, 2008 Library News

Tuesday, at 4 p.m., there will be a teen book discussion group.

Dec. 21, 2008 Club Notes

United Daughters of the Confederacy The Ellen W, Jones Chapter of the United Daughters of the confederacy, met in Clovis for its December meeting. The group met at Furr’s Family Dining for lunch, then adjourned to the home of Mr. and Mrs. G.C. Ross for the meeting and program with Mrs. Ross as hostess. The […]

Water group proposes ‘authority’ status

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico MELROSE — The recent federal bailout delayed the flow of federal authorization for the Ute Water Project, but supporters are optimistic their chances haven’t dried up. Project Manager Scott Verhines said at Thursday’s meeting that an omnibus bill including the pipeline project and 155 other items is a top […]

University to honor educators

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer As Eastern New Mexico University prepares to celebrate its 2008 Homecoming this weekend, a group of eight educators is the first class of the university’s new Educators Hall of Honor. Buck Wilson, founding member of the ENMU Foundation and former president, brought the idea to honor the educators forward […]

Oct. 19, 1950

The Portales Tribune reported that because of the protests of a group of children, a new playground at City Park would be built in a different spot than originally planned. The original site for the playground was to be

Caring Campaign

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer A group of Eastern New Mexico University employees are reaching out to U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan — especially those who have ties to the university. The offices of academic affairs and academic services have started a care package campaign to let the troops know they haven’t been […]

Group pulls out of Clovis Music Festival

Freedom New Mexico The Crickets have withdrawn from the lineup at this year’s Clovis Music Festival, scheduled for Sept. 4-6. The rest of the lineup will continue as scheduled, according to the Clovis Music Festival’s Web site. Founded in 1957 with Buddy Holly as lead guitar and vocalist, the group recorded hits like “That’ll Be […]

Religion Calendar June 20

Tuesday Bible-based GriefShare Group Meeting — 6 p.m. Nondenominational grief recovery support group discussion sessions led by the Rev. Kenneth Broad, featuring DVD interviews with national speakers, authors and pastors. Central Christian Church of Portales, 1528 S. Main St. Information: 356-6001. Wednesday DivorceCare Christian Divorce Recovery Group — 6:15 p.m. every Wednesday. Facilitator: Bill Rice. […]

ENMU group organizing ham radio operators

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By Sarah Meyer, PNT Staff Writer How do people communicate in the event of a disaster such as a tornado that knocks out typical communication methods? One way is amateur or “ham” radio, and a recently formed group in Portales hopes more people will get involved with what they say is tried and true technology. […]

Secretary of State speaks to group at ENMU

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By Thomas Garcia: PNT staff writer New Mexico’s acting governor for the day told a group of high school students assembled at Eastern New Mexico University to get involved in government. Secretary of State Mary Herrera, who was acting governor in the absence of the governor and lieutenant governor, encouraged and thanked the attending members […]

Group wants prairie chicken listed as endangered

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By Susan Montoya Bryan, The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — Lesser prairie chickens have been reduced to just a fraction of their once booming population across a handful of states, prompting a group of Western conservationists to crank up the pressure on the federal government to provide more protection for the rare bird. Monday marked the […]

Religion Calendar May 23

Tuesday Bible-based GriefShare Group Meeting — 6 p.m. Nondenominational grief recovery support group discussion sessions led by the Rev. Kenneth Broad, featuring DVD interviews with national speakers, authors and pastors. Central Christian Church of Portales, 1528 S. Main St. Information: 356-6001. Wednesday DivorceCare Christian Divorce Recovery Group — 6:15 p.m. every Wednesday. Facilitator: Bill Rice. […]

Youth group plans trip to help repair Louisiana home

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer Thirty-two members of St. Helen Catholic Church in Portales will help fix a hurricane-damaged home next month in New Orleans while attending a youth conference in Houma, La. The St. Helen youth group will continue to hold fundraisers to help finance the seven-day trip to Steubenville on the Bayou, […]

Religion Calendar May 16, 2008