Hounds post 12-4 win over Pioneers

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CMI staff Eight players contributed to a 12-hit attack and senior right-hander Joe Jones pitched four innings of one-run relief Tuesday as Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team defeated Wayland Baptist 12-4 at Greyhound Field. Leadoff man Luis Quinones went 3-for-4 with three runs scored while center fielder Brooke Brooks drove in three runs with […]

Club notes —

Daughters of the Confederacy The Ellen W. Jones Chapter of UDC met at the Vines Restaurant for their monthly meeting. Hostess was Mary Louise Childress, Jane Hilliard led the pledges and Laura Nelson read the ritual. Bess Jones gave the invocation. Peg Kline read a card from the City of Portales. The club received a […]

Engagements — Sept. 11

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Creighton- Jones Gary and Ginger Creighton of Portales announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Oma Alysse Creighton of Portales, to Kenneth Lowell Jones, of Portales, son of Kenneth and Sally Jones, of San Antonio. [image #2, align=left, size=medium] The couple will exchange vows Oct. 15, 2011, at First United Methodist Church in […]

Increasing taxes won’t stabilize U.S. economy

Freedom New Mexico That queasy feeling Americans had in September 2008 when the bottom fell out of the financial markets has returned. Is the American economy slipping back into recession? Last week, the Dow Jones industrial average lost 699 points, or 5.75 percent. After the stock market closed Friday, Standard & Poor’s, one of the […]

Births — July 31

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Daniels Brooklyn Michelle Ann Daniels was born July 12, 2011, to Sedrick Daniels and Naomi Perales of Clovis at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces. She has four brothers, Saidreck, 7, Malik, 6, Maki, 4, and Jayden, 3. Grandparents are Benny Jones and Ruth Daniels of Clovis and Michelle […]

20-year-old charged in Tucumcari homicide

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Four suspects are charged in connection with the homicide of a Tucumcari woman, New Mexico State Police said Monday. Sgt. Tim Johnson said Randall Jones, 20, of Tucumcari was charged Friday with murder in connection to the July 9 homicide of 33-year-old Shirley Pacheco. Johnson said Jones was also charged with aggravated burglary, unlawful taking […]

Thursday morning briefing: Meet an author, a new video game and Il Duce’s demise

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Author, author Clovis Community College is hosting a meet and greet with local author Darynda Jones. Jones is author of “First Grace on the Right” and won the 2009 Golden Heart award for Best Paranormal Romance. It’s noon Friday in room 103 of the […]

Club notes — March 6

United Daughters of the Confederacy Ellen W. Jones Chapter 1022 of United Daughters of the Confederacy met on March 1 at the Pizza Hut. President Janelle Foster opened the meeting introducing guests Ray Kobernick and Savannah Kobernick. She thanked the hostesses Bess Jones and Jan Ross for their favors and decorations. Ritual was read by […]

Our people: Mayhem on her mind

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Portales resident Darynda Jones has been writing toward publication for nine years. She realized her goal when on Feb. 1 her first book “First Grave on the Right” was published. The book, the first of a trilogy, tells the story of a private investigator who sees dead people — dead people who want her to […]

Clovis man charged with assault

A 22-year-old Clovis man was arrested Saturday after police say he threatened a Portales man with a gun and beat him. Jonathan Jones is charged with felony aggravated assault and with battery, a petty misdemeanor. According to Portales police records: About 3:20 a.m. Saturday, Portales police officers were called to a residence in the 1600 […]

Scientists studying kangaroo rats’ reactions to moon

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Argen Duncan Does the phase of the moon affect how kangaroo rats act? Eastern New Mexico University Assistant Professor of Biology Zach Jones and master’s student Amy Behnke are beginning research on how active the nocturnal desert rodent is, depending on the brightness of the moon and the amount of vegetative cover. “Overall, the basic […]

Reunion — July 18

Greathouse reunion The Greathouse reunion held their 54th get together on July 11 at the Roosevelt County Electric Cooperative in Portales. There were two clans represented with 36 people attending. During visitation scrapbooks were viewed and family histories were exchanged followed by a potluck dinner with the invocation being given by Floretta Wood. Those attending […]

Former resident ‘hometown hero’

Courtesy photo Capt. Louisa Jones, second from the right, is midway through her third deployment in Iraq. Liliana Castillo Capt. Louisa Jones hasn’t lived in Portales for nearly 15 years but she still remembers the peanuts. The single mother of two was one of 50 servicemen and women featured in the “My Hometown Marne Hero” […]

Portales past: June 12, 1945

June 12, 1945: Portales mourned the death of former Eastern New Mexico College student Sgt. Melvin E. Jones. Military officials reported three years earlier that Jones was missing in action while serving with the National Guard on the Philippine Islands. Family members received word this week that Jones had died on July 28, 1942.

Their view: Angel theft saddens Portales woman

Bess Jones of Portales said she’s not angry, just hurt by the recent theft of a small guardian angel statue from her husband’s gravesite. “It had a beautiful expression, just looking down on him, taking care of him,” she said. “It gave me a lot of comfort.” She did not call police, but wanted to […]

GOP candidates back health care lawsuit

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Without the two highest-polling contenders, a trio of gubernatorial candidates took to the campus and airwaves of Eastern New Mexico University to make their pitches. Republican governor hopefuls Janice Arnold-Jones, Pete Domenici Jr. and Doug Turner faced questions in front of about 100 audience members Tuesday at the Becky […]

No. 24 TexAnns overpower Zias

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico In anticipation its home matchup against division leader West Texas A&M this weekend, Tarleton State wasted little time in Portales proving why they’re the nationally-ranked Lady Buffs’ top challenger. Brittnie Haley led three in double figures with 18 points, and the 24th-ranked TexAnns put forth a dominant defensive effort […]

Dec. 13 Club Notes

Daughters of Confederacy The Ellen W. Jones Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy observed their December meeting with a Christmas luncheon at Vines restaurant. Mary Louise Childress and Mildred Plexico were hostesses. President Janelle Foster called the meeting to order. Peg Kline and Mary Louise Childress led the ritualistic opening. Bess Jones gave […]

11-8 Club notes

Daughters of the Confederacy The Ellen W. Jones Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy met Nov. 3 at Furr’s in Clovis for lunch, then adjourned to the home of Mrs. G.C. Ross in the absence of the president, Jan Ross presided. She gave a welcome and introduced guests; Janie Taylor from Elida, Cecil […]

Portales author wins award

Freedom New Mexico Darynda Jones of Portales has received a Romance Writers of America Golden Heart award for Best Paranormal Romance Manuscript for her story “First Grave on the Right.” Jones received the award last Saturday in Washington, D.C. “It’s very surreal,” she said. “I never thought it would final in the first place.” Jones […]