Teen’s family takes stand

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Argen Duncan During the first day of trial, prosecutors portrayed a 13-year-old accused of murdering a 21-year-old college student last summer as a loner and critical thinker who shot the young woman three times. Defense attorney Chris Christensen reserved the right to make his opening argument later. DeAngelo Montoya of Portales is charged with murdering […]

Ticket feature: Home and Garden Show begins Saturday

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Freedom New Mexico The annual Home and Garden Show begins Saturday, running through Sunday and promises a full house of vendors, products and ideas. With something for the whole family, organizer Todd Farrell said this year about 50 percent of the 78 vendors who have signed on to show products are new and the show […]

Clovis police investigating home invasion

Freedom New Mexico Clovis police are investigating a home invasion Thursday in which a 72-year-old woman was robbed. Police were called to a residence in the 300 block of Axtell Street just after 10 p.m. A woman told them two teenage males approached her from behind in her home and instructed her not to look […]

Zias continue climb out of early hole

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Freedom New Mexico Senior first baseman Taylor Howard hit her eighth home run of the season Wednesday to help Eastern New Mexico University gain a split of a non-conference doiubleheader against Texas-Permian-Basin. Howard went 2-for-3 with a three-run home run in the second inning as the Zias beat Permian Basin 9-1 in a game ended […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Hank Baskett, pitch your cause and it’s all OK

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Cast your vote Hometown favorite Hank Baskett has become a website favorite in the Athlebrity Madness tournament. The site asks you to vote for your favorite pro football player who blends athleticism and celebrity — Athlebrity. Baskett send Mark Sanchez packing by garnering 54 […]

Dora school news — March 22

FFA News Kit Pettigrew, sponsor of the Dora Future Farmers of America, is proud of the FFA teams representing Dora at the judging contest in Las Cruces, held March 11-12. Dora teams took the sweepstakes competition, with the following finishes: First place, Dairy, Land; second place, Home Site, Pasture & Range, Dairy Foods; third place, […]

Tuesday morning briefing: School money, the home show and loyalty tests

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Vendors needed The annual Clovis Home and Garden Show is still seeking vendors. The show is April 9-10 at the Clovis Civic Center and was attended by an estimated 3,500 folks last year. Contact the Home Builders Association of Eastern New Mexico for more […]

McGee: Answer door at own risk

By Grant McGee: Freedom columnist It was another sunny Saturday morning on the High Plains and I was just kicking back at home. The doorbell rang. I wasn’t expecting anyone. I pondered whether to just stay in the recliner or get up and answer the door. I got up and looked out the window. I […]

Zias sweep University of the Southwest

Freedom New Mexico Senior first baseman Taylor Howard hit three home runs and drove in 11 runs Wednesday as the Eastern New Mexico University softball team swept the University of the Southwest in a non-conference doubleheader. Howard was 2-for-3 with a two-run home run and four RBI as the Zias won the opener 11-4. Erin […]

Reader-submitted content: Habitat for Humanity receives computers

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Habitat for Humanity, founded in 1976, is a self-help, hand-up model that has resulted in rehabbed, repaired or new housing for more than 2 million people worldwide. Habitat for Humanity of Roosevelt and Curry counties is part of this global effort. Since 1999, Habitat RCC has built, rehabbed or repaired 14 houses, and is currently […]

Sponge painting tips featured on show

Information on sponge painting on fabric, using a Klic-N-Kut die cutting machine and reducing allergens in the home will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Ava Green is a designer, and her company is Terri’s Yarns and Crafts in Sieverville, Tenn. She’s going to demonstrate sponge painting […]

Children’s home welcomes new administrator

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Argen Duncan The new administrator at the New Mexico Baptist Children’s Home is no stranger to Portales and says his life calling is taking care of other people’s children. Randy Rankin, who has 30 years of experience in child care, started work at the home this week. Former administrator Geraldine Dooley retired and moved to […]

Portales past: Feb. 26, 1952

Feb. 26, 1952: The Portales Daily News: Pecan trees are practical for Portales lawns, said Mrs. Sidney Stone, who watched a tree set out by her father 25 years ago bear fruit each year. The tree was at the W.A. Heisen home at 515 Amazon St.

Military touts medical home care

Most military beneficiaries haven’t heard of PCMH or “patient-centered medical home,” a civilian-conceived strategy to improve managed care. Yet 655,000 military beneficiaries who use base clinics and hospitals have been enrolled with a PCMH team over the past 14 months and that number is projected to double this year and double again, to 2.5 million […]

On the shelves — Jan. 30

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library The Library maintains a collection of documents on flood management that illustrate a broad range of flood-proofing techniques, building designs to minimize damage, personal safety guidelines, emergency procedures, and structural repair methods. Most of these publications are available for checkout, and a complete list is available […]

Gluten-free dishes featured on show

Sheryl Borden Information on gluten-free vegetarian dishes, accessorizing in the home and color diffusing will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Whole grains and beans are healthy, low-cost options for the 3 percent of Americans who are vegetarians. Carol Fenster will demonstrate cooking gluten-free vegetarian dishes that […]

Can’t take water for granted

Karl Terry The physical properties of water are pretty amazing. We can drink it, bathe in it, swim in it, clean with it, heck it keeps us all alive. Let the temperature drop below 32 degrees Fahrenheit, though, and the stuff can be a real pain. I came home on a recent night and sat […]

Thursday morning briefing: Raising the roof and statehood for N.M.

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Help build a home Volunteers are needed for a Habitat for Humanity workday starting at 8 a.m. Saturday, 310 E. Kaywood St., Portales. They need to raise trusses for a shed and install exterior sheathing on a

Monday morning briefing: Game time, back to school and Palin’s home

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Video game of the week Our own Jenna Zaime’s pick for the week. Game: Raskulls Genre: Action puzzle System: Xbox Live Arcade What is it? A simplistic puzzler full of quirky charm. ESRB Rating: Everyone 10+ Web site: n/a Question of the day What […]

Home built on love can weather any storm

Joan Clayton Build your house with love and joy that leads to peace. Even through trials and problems, God, who is honored, will never leave your house. A home committed to God has happy hearts. When storm clouds come to this house, let singing break forth. Acknowledging and depending on God preserves our earthly bodies […]