It’s their job: Yolanda Sanchez

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Name: Yolanda Sanchez Job: School librarian and also assists the school secretary. Time on the job: Since August Background: Sanchez worked as an educational assistant for the Portales Schools. Q. Describe what your job entails? A. Helping kids check books out, putting them (books) away and keeping the library up. Q. What is a typical […]

Clovis store caters to New Mexico music lover’s heart

By Helena Rodriguez, Freedom Newspapers Carolina Sierra hopes to fill a niche market with her recently opened music store. Located at 615 N. Main, Clovis. Carolina’s New Mexico Music specializes in the fast-paced, drum and bass-guitar driven sounds she grew up listening to in Santa Rosa. The New Mexico brand of Latino music has a […]

Portales boys dominate Clovis links

PNT Staff Report A trio of Portales Ram sophomores made a big statement in the Rams first golf tournament of the season at Clovis’ Chaparral Country Club Monday afternoon. Portales sophomore Donavin Sanchez managed to overcome a rough start to run away with the best overall score and lead the Portales boys to a dominating […]

Zias edge Dixie State

Freedom Newspapers Senior Megan Dozier scored in the first minute and junior Stephanie Sanchez provided solid play in goal, especially late, as the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team held off Dixie State 2-1 on Thursday at the ENMU pitch. Dozier dribbled around several Rebels defenders to score with only 32 seconds gone and […]

ENMU rush-ing for new pledges

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Rush week is in full swing at Eastern New Mexico University and according to university officials, local Greek organizations are working hard to rise above the bad reputations pinned on college fraternities in recent years. According to Interfraternity Council President and ENMU student Adam Sanchez the image of wild […]

Rams hold off Lovington, win district golf title

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By Dave Wagner: PNT sports writer CLOVIS — The Portales High boys golf team has its goal directly in sight. The Rams didn’t exactly enjoy their best day of the season in Monday’s Class 1-3A District 3 tournament at Chaparral Country Club, but they had more than enough to take the team title. Now they’ve […]

Stumbling block likely in Senate for $7.50 minimum wage

By Deborah Baker SANTA FE — Majority Leader Michael Sanchez predicts that the Senate will be the stumbling block for a $7.50 minimum wage. The Belen Democrat says he “is still a true believer that it should be $7.50 right off the bat,” although that proposal has been tripped up in both houses. Raising the […]

Senate floor leader proposes tax break to soften minimum wage increase

The Associated Press SANTA FE — A top Democratic leader in the Senate is proposing a tax credit to help small businesses cope with the costs of paying their workers a higher minimum wage. Senate Majority Leader Michael Sanchez, D-Belen, introduced a measure Wednesday to raise the minimum wage from $5.15 to $7.50 an hour […]

Lavender, Sanchez Obituaries (Nov. 19)

Mary Lavender Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Beevers Cemetery in Quay County Mary Lavender, 68, of Cerritos, Calif., died Monday, Nov. 14, 2005, at her home. She was born July 28, 1937. Survivors include her husband, John G. Lavender; a son, Joe G. Lavender of Melrose; a daughter, Cindy Lavender of Cerritos, Calif.; a brother, […]

Bail bondsman indicted for battery

Freedom Newspapers Clovis bail bondsman Hank Bayless was indicted Friday by a Curry County grand jury for aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and breaking and entering, according to a press release from the Ninth Judicial District Attorney’s office. Bayless, 63, is accused of shooting Javier Sanchez, 33, and […]

Charges still pending in bondsman shooting

Andy Jackson: Freedom Newspapers A search warrant was carried out Friday at the residence where two people were shot earlier this week as a Clovis bail bondsman was revoking a bond. Clovis Police Lt. James Schoeffel said officers found a small amount of marijuana at 305 Gayland Drive, Apartment 3. He said he did not […]

No charges yet in bondsman shooting

Andy Jackson: Freedom Newspapers District Attorney Matt Chandler said Thursday Clovis detectives are still gathering statements in the case of a bondsman accused of shooting two people Tuesday while revoking a bond. Bayless, who owns Hank’s Bail Bonds, shot co-worker Christina Snell in the leg and Javier Sanchez in the back while apprehending Sanchez. “I’ll […]

Search ongoing for Alamogordo woman

By Tony Parra The search continues for a missing Alamogordo woman who went for a walk and never returned on Sept. 24. David Lynn said his wife, 55-year-old Vicky Lynn, takes medication to battle her depression, but he said he wasn’t sure if she took her medication on that morning. “I feel powerless,” David Lynn […]

Cannon firefighter talks with students

By David Irvin CLOVIS — When roughly 150 young students Monday asked what it was like to be in war, Cannon Air Force Base Staff Sgt. David Sanchez answered with an illustration: The Air Force firefighter asked the after school students at James Bickley Elementary to close their eyes and imagine themselves sitting on a […]

Family looking for missing mother

By Tony Parra and David Stevens Nine days ago, a neighbor saw Vicky Lynn leave her Alamogordo home for a routine walk. Family and friends haven’t seen the Farwell native since, despite an intensive search effort by law enforcement and hundreds of volunteers. “It’s one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to deal with,” […]

Gena Sanchez: Personalities Plus

Your name: Gena Sanchez Your job: ENMU student Your age (and birth date): November 15, 1980, 23 years old Our hometown: Clayton.. Occupation: Student teacher at James Elementary School Your family (Spouse, children, names and ages): Rodolfo Sanchez is my husband Your hobbies and groups you are involved with, volunteer work: I enjoy playing with […]

Aug. 1 Obituaries

Flora Trujillo Flora Trujillo, 70, of Clovis, died Wednesday, July 28, 2004, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born on Dec. 20, 1933, in Mosquero, to Juan and Sophia Gonzalez Sanchez. She married Clyde Trujillo on March 18, 1953, in Tucumcari. Family members said she was a housewife, a member of Our Lady […]

Saddam Captured

By Mariam Fam and Aleksandar Vasovic Associated Press Writers ADWAR, Iraq — When darkness fell, the Americans moved into position, 600 of them, from infantrymen to elite special forces. Their target: two houses in this rural village of orange, lemon and palm groves. Someone big was inside, they were told. But when they struck, they […]

Rams fall to No. 3 Bernalillo

Freedom Newspapers BERNALILLO — Three was not a good number for the Portales Rams on Friday night. Portales suffered a 65-55 loss to Bernalillo, ranked No. 3 in the Albuquerque Journal 3A Coaches Poll, thanks in large part to a 16-6 third-quarter edge for the host Spartans. Portales coach Mark Gallegos said the Ram defense […]

Police: Poor decision cause of Ute Lake drownings

Angela Peacock By Angela Peacock Freedom Newspapers Angela_Peacock@link.freedom.com Two Portales men who drowned in Ute Lake last August made a “bad decision” to leave their boat and try to swim through unfamiliar waters in the dark, a state police official said Monday. Toxicology reports released Monday show small amounts of alcohol were present in the […]