Police blotter — July 11

Clarence Plank Samplings of recent calls received by Portales-area law enforcement officers, according to reports:

Our people: Healing souls

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Bio • Name: Sistar Yancy • Birthdate: Aug. 18, 1940 • Hometown: Richmond, Calif. • Profession: Christian counselor and community organizer • Family: Four children Will, Vincent, Mark, and Lindagail Sistar Yancy moved to Clovis six years ago after planning to retire in Arizona. She even bought a house there. But she felt uncomfortable. She […]

Friday morning briefing: Life in Portales and yes, they want blood

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Did you know The quality of life in Portales is rated 15th in the nation and 9th in the West by Bizjournal.com. Here’s a link: www.portalesnm.org Blood drive United Blood Services is staging a blood drive from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday at […]

Police blotter — July 8

Clarence Plank Recent calls received by Roosevelt County dispatchers, according to call logs: Tuesday • At 4:33 p.m., an adult probation officer called requesting an officer for probation violation. Officer responded to call. • At 5:17 p.m., a report of a grass fire at South Roosevelt Road 13 and South Roosevelt Road P near Dora. […]

Church profile: Grace Baptist Church

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Grace Baptist Church Location: 2000 S. Main Ave. Phone: 356-6023 Services: 10 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., Sunday morning service; 6 p.m., Sunday evening service; 7 p.m., Wednesday prayer/Bible study Description: “Mrs. Butler and I invite you to experience ‘a place for new beginnings,’” Pastor Mark Butler said. “It is church the way it used […]

Police blotter — July 7

Recent calls received by Roosevelt County dispatchers, according to call logs: Saturday • At 12:02 a.m., a caller in the 200 block of North Boulder Avenue reported her grandson was out of control and broke a screen. • At 12:31 p.m., a caller in the 700 block of South Dallas Avenue reported smoke coming from […]

Their view: Private sector overlooked in seeking solutions

Adam Bitely, editor of NetRightDaily.com, also writes for the getliberty.org website. Here’s a recent sampling:

District 3 Little League Tournament brackets

Little League District 3 Tournaments 9-10 Wednesday Game 1: Roosevelt at Zia, 7 p.m. Friday Game 2: Game 1 winner at American, 7 p.m. Saturday Game 3: Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser at Roosevelt, 7 p.m. Monday Game 4: Game 3 winner at Game 2 winner, 7 p.m. July 14 Game 5: Game […]

Tuesday morning briefing: First Friday and another year for “Dubya”

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing.First Friday Because of the July 4 weekend, Cannon Air Force Base will host its monthly First Friday event this coming Friday at The Landing Zone from 5-8 p.m. First Friday is an informal, family friendly event where individuals from on and off base can […]

Police blotter — July 4

Recent calls received by Roosevelt County dispatchers, according to call logs: Wednesday • At 6:42 a.m., a caller in the Floyd area of N.M. 267 reported someone had vandalized the school. • At 8:44 a.m., a caller on Main in Causey requested an officer to report a break-in at her residence. • At 4:14 p.m., […]

Friday morning briefing: Ute Lake fun and the Civil Rights Act

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. If your headed north Ute Lake State Park is scheduled to host its traditional all-day July 4 celebration again this year. The day begins with a parade at 10 a.m. in Logan, followed by a horseshoe contest at the park. The fireworks display is […]

Portales Past: July 31, 1955

July 31, 1955: The television lineup for Portales included “Hopalong Cassidy,” “Cameo Theater” and “People are Funny.”

Portales Past: July 30, 1950

July 30, 1950: Newspaper color comics included “Joe Palooka,” “Boots,” “Red Ryder” and “Alley Oop.”

Portales Past: July 29, 1945

July 29, 1945: T.J. Tidwell Shows and Carnival were set up on the Portales baseball lot on the Clovis highway. They offered multiple rides and promised entertainment for children and grownups.

Portales Past: July 28, 1960

July 28, 1960: Portales police used a stopwatch to catch nine speeders on north Main Street. The area had been the scene of a collision involving two pickups earlier in the week.

Portales Past: July 27, 1950

July 27, 1950: J.M. Armontrout, who lived a quarter mile south of Portales’ city limits on the Lovington highway, reported honeybees were invading his home. He said they were “coming in clouds” and going through a knot hole into a wall of his home. The Portales Daily News reported “it sounds like a million little […]

Portales Past: July 26, 1960

July 26, 1960: Stroud’s Food Market, at 523 S. Ave. C in Portales, advertised 12-ounce bottles of catsup for 15 cents, 10-pound bags of potatoes for 49 cents and 12-ounce cans of orange juice for 39 cents.

Portales Past: July 25, 1945

July 25, 1945: Portales prepared to host the Veterans of Foreign Wars rodeo, which featured bronc riding, calf roping, bulldogging and bull riding. Dances were scheduled in the Safeway parking lot after the rodeo performances.

Portales Past: July 24, 1910

July 24, 1910: A classified ad in the Roosevelt County Herald offered an unspecified reward for the return of a lost fountain pen.

Portales Past: July 23, 1945

July 23, 1945: William “Happy Bill” Cope, who was promoted as an international ambassador of good will, performed musical acts in the Portales High School auditorium. He was best known for playing Stephen Foster melodies and folk songs on the banjo.