Engagement: Garcia-Day

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Rita Garcia of Portales announces the engagement and approaching marriage of her daughter, Mary Romano of Portales, to Randy Day of Portales. The couple plans a March 2009 wedding.

Zia softball upsets 17th-ranked Mustangs

Freedom New Mexico SAN ANTONIO — Sophomore Kristen Cruickshank pitched a four-hitter and drove in the game’s only run with a sixth-inning sacrifice fly as Eastern New Mexico University blanked 17th-ranked Midwestern State 1-0 on Saturday in the St. Mary’s Classic softball tournament. The Zias (1-3) lost their first game on Saturday to ninth-ranked host […]

Zias absorb pair of losses at St. Mary’s

Freedom New Mexico SAN ANTONIO — It wasn’t the kind of start the Eastern New Mexico University softball team expected. After suffering through a 4-0 shutout loss to Southeastern Oklahoma in the season-opening St. Mary’s Classic, the Zias carried a 3-1 lead into the fifth inning against St. Edward’s before the Hilltoppers erupted against senior […]

10-24 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Transitions Birthdays and Anniversaries: Saturday — Shayla Whitecotton Tuesday — Tiffany Lee Upcoming events Seniors will meet Thursday at the Floyd Senior Citizens Center for games and fellowship. Pot Luck is at 6 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. Deaths Tommy Goff died over the weekend. Births Houston and Mary Lee […]

Oct. 14 Wedding

Bain/Garcia Mary E. Bain of Portales and Tomas M. Garcia of Clovis were joined in marriage July 21, 2007, at 801 Hinkle in Clovis. The Rev. Eric Mason performed the double ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of the late Edna and Bert Tan Duncan Sr. of Texas and the late Mary Ida and […]

Oct. 7 Club Notes

Roosevelt General Hospital Auxiliary The fall meeting of the Roosevelt General Hospital Auxiliary was Wednesday in the Community Room at Golden Acres. There were 47 members and guests attending. President Sid Phillips introduced the guests and conducted the program. The program was given by each officer and chairman of the various committees who explained the […]

St. Mary’s hands Greyhounds third straight loss

Freedom Newspapers SAN ANTONIO — St. Mary’s scored three unanswered goals in the second half and pulled away to a 4-2 men’s soccer victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Sunday. The loss was the third in a row for the Greyhounds (3-4). The Rattlers (4-2) scored in the eighth minute when senior Funmilola Dada […]

Zias claim win in double overtime

Freedom Newspapers Sophomore midfielder Kimberly Anaya scored one goal and set up a game-winning header by senior defender Marcela Garcia in the second overtime on Sunday, giving Eastern New Mexico’s women a 2-1 victory over St. Mary’s at the ENMU soccer pitch. It marked ENMU’s first win over the Rattlers in three all-time meetings. St. […]

‘Nativity’ reminder that Christmas requires work

By Helena Rodriguez: PNT staff writer Seeing “The Nativity” movie this busy holiday season really helps put this whole Christmas thing into perspective. The greatest story every told didn’t happen in a Hallmark card setting. There was cow poop and all. My daughter Laura and I went to see “The Nativity” last weekend and I […]

Virgin de Guadalupe remains shrouded in mystery

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers We’re not supposed to argue about religion, or so we’re told. But the Virgin Mary has become a very arguable figure in Biblical history, with many alleged apparitions and unexplained events surrounding her. The Virgin Mary — or Our Lady of Guadalupe, as we Latinos call her — holds a […]

St. Mary’s sweeps ENMU

Freedom Newspapers CANYON, Texas — St. Mary’s pulled out two close games late and posted a three-game sweep of Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday in a tournament hosted by West Texas A&M. The Rattlers (17-11) held off the Zias late in each game to win 30-23, 33-31, 33-31 behind 25 kills from Samantha Weber. […]

Sept. 3, 2006 Wedding

Gamble/Prothro Ziggy Gamble of Austin and George Michael Prothro of Clovis were joined in marriage Aug. 12 at the Blackwater Draw Archaeological Site. The Rev. James Laljer performed the profound union of souls ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mary Marquis and Gene Crown of Texas. She is the granddaughter of Theodore and Elizabeth […]

Rare bloomer in the desert

By Bryant Million Bryant Million PNT Staff Writer bryant_million@link.freedom.com A rare cactus bloomed at a local couples’ home this last week, giving them and their neighbors a chance to see a beautiful sight only available once per year. Gardening enthusiasts Cecil and Mary Clotfelter, of Portales own a species of cactus commonly called the nightblooming […]

Obituary for May 7, 2006

Mary C. Gonzales Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Mary C. Gonzales, 69, of Clovis, died Friday, May 5, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. Born on May 22, 1936, in Vaughn, she married Alfonso Gonzales on Nov. 13, 1963. She enjoyed her grandchildren, playing bingo and cards, putting together […]

Mary Sue Booth

Mary Sue Booth Services: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Portales Cemetery Mary “Sue” Booth, 81, of Clovis, died Monday, April 24, 2006, at Laurel Plains Nursing Home. Born May 31, 1924, to David William and Myrtle Banks Colligan in Portales, she married Rex Booth on Nov. 19, 1946, in Portales. She graduated from Eastern New Mexico […]

Obituaries for April 20, 2006

Mary Lou Combs Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Portales Cemetery Mary Lou Combs, 66, of Lake Charles, La., died Sunday, April 16, 2006, at her residence. She was born Dec. 21, 1939, in Chickasha, Okla. She grew up in Portales and made her home here until 1992, when she moved to Cameron, La. She recently […]

Easter: It’s glorious news of the ages

By Joan Clayton The week before Easter reminds me of the palms and branches spread by the people welcoming the triumphant entry of Jesus into Jerusalem for the festival of Passover. “’Tell the people of Jerusalem, Your king is coming to you. He is gentle and riding on a donkey, on the colt of a […]

Live nativity scenes in local area

Tonya Garner: Freedom Newspapers Nativity sets are a popular holiday decoration in many homes during the Christmas season. The small, motionless figurines depict the night Jesus was born and can be simply made from paper mache’ or elaborately cut from crystal. The decorative scene features Mary, Joseph, baby Jesus, the three wise men, a shepherd, […]

Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

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Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers While millions of pilgrims flocked to churches in Mexico and the United States on Monday for the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, area Catholics celebrated with a 6 a.m. mañanitas in Clovis and an evening rosary in Portales. Three hundred people filled the pews at Our Lady of Guadalupe in […]

Holy virigin appears to offer insight

Helena Rodriguez: PNT Staff Writer When Pope John Paul II was buried in April, his simple coffin had an engraved cross and letter “M” for Mary. John Paul II held a special devotion to the Virgin Mary, declaring her “Patroness of the Americas.” Since the Virgin Mary, also known as Our Lady of Guadalupe, was […]