Hamming it up

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico It’s a small world after all — at least for amateur radio users. Eastern New Mexico Amateur Radio Club members said they are able to talk and listen to people in other countries and even astronauts in orbit through a loosely connected network of users. “I love short wave. […]

Elida splits in pool play at state

Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — The Elida Lady Tigers dropped a couple of games in Class 1A state volleyball pool play on Wednesday at Del Norte H.S., but still earned the top seed from Pool B heading into today’s quarterfinal round. Elida, which brings a 20-0 record into bracket play, went 4-2 in games to tie […]

Charges filed against uncle in baby fall case

By Karl Terry The uncle of a 10-month-old boy who fell from a deck on Oct. 4 has been arrested in connection with the case. Derek Parker, 22, of Clovis, was charged with abandonment abuse of a child, a first-degree felony, Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said. Parker turned himself into Portales police on Monday […]

Jan. 26 Obituaries

Kenneth A. Shaw, 55 Services: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Helen Catholic Church in Portales. Mr. Kenneth A. Shaw, 55, of Portales, died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2005, in Orlando, Fla. He was born on Jan. 28, 1949, in Raton, to Lorene and James A. Shaw. He graduated from Roy High School in 1965. He then […]

Lady Broncos go five to beat House

PNT Staff FLOYD — The Floyd Lady Broncos had to go the distance Tuesday night to beat House 24-26, 25-22, 25-22, 17-25, 15-5 in a non-district volleyball match. Senior Noel Carpenter had nine kills and junior Carly Dement added seven blocks for Floyd (4-6), which had beaten House in three games on Friday in a […]

Obits April 14

Marie Purcell, 74 Marie Purcell, 74, of Portales, died Tuesday, April 13, 2004, at her home. Arrangements will be announced by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales. Servioces are pending. D.L. Wheeler, 86 D.L. Wheeler, 86, of Roy died Monday, April 12, 2004, at Farwell Convalescent Center. He was born on Sept. 6, 1917, in Sapulpa, Okla., […]

Keep it simple and stick with Roy G. Biv

Bob Huber Because I was so successful last week eliminating the brouhaha about gay marriages, I’m willing today to wrestle with an even thornier topic — the names of colors. What I’m saying is, if you don’t want to start World War III, don’t ask what color “puce” is, or even “heliotrope.” They sound like […]

Obits Aug. 10

Alice Ackerman, 87 Mrs. Alice Ackerman, 87, a former resident of Portales, died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2003, at Copper Queen Community Hospital in Bisbee, Ariz. She was born Nov. 4, 1915, in a farm house near Roosevelt, Okla., to Ida and Clarence Hill. Along with her brothers and sisters, she endured the Depression after the […]