Authors ponder post-humanity

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By Tony Parra Science fiction writers and readers gathered in Portales to celebrate the work of Jack Williamson and to ponder what exactly post-humanity evolution is on Thursday. Williamson has devoted 76 years of his life to science fiction writing. Patrice Caldwell, an organizer of the lectureship, said Williamson was ahead of his time with […]

VFW patrons come to aid of sick child

By Tony Parra Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Portales held a benefit dinner and concert on Saturday to help raise money to help with the medical costs of ocular surgery for 2-year-old Jacob Strong of Albuquerque. Strong is the grandson of Bud Strong, who lived in Portales for more than 20 […]

Zias hope for improvement under Klafka

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By Dave Wagner Picked to finish last in the Lone Star Conference South Division a year ago, the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team surprised the experts by staying in title contention until the final weekend of the season. This year the Zias won’t slip up on anybody, but they enter the season with […]

Nov. 10 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael Nov. 1 was an eventful day at Milnesand. There was a fire department meeting that afternoon and all was going well until Barbara and Wiley Teel were getting around for the meeting. Barbara was not feeling well so Wiley left to go on the meeting and she was to follow (at least […]

July 27 South County News

Charlie Carmichael South County News The rain was all the way down into Lea County and beyond. Sure looked good to see the Tom and Robin Cox family come to church Sunday in a pretty muddy vehicle. It seems so many times the rain has all but missed them. Back in Africa Dustin Carmichael called […]

Vocabulary is fun and fundamental

By Bob Huber A few weeks ago the Washington Post published its annual Pulitzer Prize winning list of wacky word definitions. It was a slow news week. But I enjoy lists like that. This particular file was sent my way by Maurice and Ethel Trimmer of Santa Fe, because as old friends they knew I […]

Speaker glad for military advances

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By Kevin Wilson Daniel Zablotsky believes in thanking veterans of American armed forces, but not just on the holidays. Zablotsky, the speaker at Amerian Legion Post No. 31’s annual Memorial Day service, used his time to thank veterans who helped pave the way for the medical and technological breakthroughs that wouldn’t have been possible without […]

War veterans seeking help

By Tony Parra War veterans will be patrolling the local terrain during the weekend in a mission of remembrance. Veterans and members of the community will be placing miniature flags on the grave sites of those who served in protecting the country at 9 a.m. on Saturday. Organizers said they are looking for people who […]

Rural post office without profit, but with purpose

By Mike Linn SAINT VRAIN — Across the highway from the train tracks, where the pavement meets a sun-baked dirt road, rests the Saint Vrain Post Office. A beacon for a community not even recognized by the United States census, the post office adds character to a town dotted with just a few homes. During […]

Local veteran appointed to district task

Kevin Wilson Stephen Kemp never really expected to be appointed as a national aide-de-camp with the Veterans of Foreign Wars. The longtime accountant knew the percentages weren’t really in his favor. “I was surprised when I opened the letter,” Kemp said. “I wasn’t expecting it … I wasn’t even trying to work for it. I […]

Buzard named LSC South Coach of the year

Freedom Newspapers RICHARDSON, Texas — Dan Buzard was named the Lone Star Conference South Coach of the Year for leading the Zias to a surprising season in which they were tied for the division until the final week and more than doubled last year’s win total. Zia guard Heather Brown of Hereford was named the […]

Senior post leads Zias into vital stretch run

By Dave Wagner Whatever happens this weekend, Eastern New Mexico University senior Jereena Bosket will end her basketball career at the school with an upbeat feeling. Bosket transferred to ENMU from Barstow (Calif.) Community College in 2002 and she, along with the team, struggled mightily last season. The Zias lost 14 of 15 games in […]

Zias close out 4-0 homestand

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By Kevin Wilson As Dan Buzard prepped his team for its home finale Saturday, the second-year Eastern New Mexico stressed the importance of sending senior post Jereena Bosket out on a high note. The team responded that they planned on playing in Greyhound Arena again, and Bosket helped the Zias post a 79-69 victory over […]

Lady Rams beaten in Mel Otero title game

By Eric Butler RIO RANCHO — Chances over the past few years are that if the Portales and Rio Rancho girls basketball teams end up in the same tournament and they meet at all, it’ll be in a championship game. The two teams, both nicknamed Rams, have met twice for titles in the St. Michael’s […]