Press release: ENMU’s Thompson drafted by Dodgers

PORTALES, N.M. — With the 1,454th overall pick in the Major League Baseball entry draft, the Los Angeles Dodgers selected Kevin Thompson (Sr., IF/OF, La Ca

Wednesday morning briefing: Egg-citing possibilities and the universe off and running

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Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Something to crow about Excuse the pun, but M.K. Thompson of Clovis isn’t kidding around when he says he’s after a Guinness World Record for having found the world’s smallest egg. [image #1, align=left, size=medium] Thompson, who raises a variety of chickens, says he […]

It’s their job: Portales dental hygienist educates about oral heatlh

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Victoria Lops is a hygienist in the office of dentist Peter Thompson in Portales, where she’s worked for the past five years. Lops grew up in California and Texas before ending up in Albuquerque with her husband, Rey, and three children, Jacob, Cristen and Maria. After graduating from dental hygiene school at the University of […]

Zias’ Thompson, Cruickshank make All-LSC South

Freedom New Mexico RICHARDSON, Texas — Senior center fielder Laura Thompson and junior first baseman-pitcher Kristen Cruickshank represented Eastern New Mexico University on the All-Lone Star Conference South Division softball team, released Thursday by the conference office. Two Zias were chosen for honorable mention — junior second baseman Rebecca Quinones and junior right fielder Alex […]

April 19, 2009 Wedding

Thompson Joy Widener of Portales and Michael Thompson of Clovis were joined in marriage at 2 p.m. April, 11, 2009. The Rev. Kelly Fulfer performed the wedding ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Ed and Carol Widener of Alamogordo. She is the granddaughter of Ila Fay and the late Glenn Widener of Portales; B-Etta […]

March 1, 2009 Weddings

Thompson-Moore Denise Thompson of Portales and Kenny Moore of Estelline, Texas, were joined in marriage Feb. 16, 2009, at Inn of the Mountain Gods in Ruidoso. Rev. Bob Schut performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Keith and Anita Carmichael of Portales. The bridegroom is the son of Kennneth and Evelene Moore […]

Business feature: Store owner creates environment for expression

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By Thomas Garcia: PNT staff writer Nicole Thompson said she opened her specialty imports store “Purple Myst” in Portales to provide residents with a slice of culture and the unique. Been there myself: Thompson said she always had to drive out of town to buy imported items.“My idea was that I was tired of having […]

Thompson, Quinones picked for All-LSC

Freedom New Mexico RICHARDSON, Texas — Junior center fielder Laura Thompson and sophomore second baseman Rebecca Quinones were selected to represent Eastern New Mexico University on the All-Lone Star Conference South softball team, released on Wednesday by the conference office. ENMU (28-28, 6-12 South) also got senior first baseman Anna Hershkowitz and sophomore left fielder […]

Zias pick up win on Sunday

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico At 5-foot-4, Laura Thompson doesn’t exactly look like the home run type. She put a charge into one on Sunday, though, and all but clinched a Lone Star Conference South Division series victory for the Eastern New Mexico University softball team. With runners at first and second and one […]

It’s Their Job March 11

Name: Peter Thompson Job: Dentist, Thompson DentistryTime on job: 9 yearsBackground: Thompson was born and raised in Seattle Wash. He came to eastern New Mexico with the Air Force and graduated from Eastern New Mexico University Suma cum Laude then moved to Houston for Dental School at University of Texas.He holds a Fellow of Academy […]

Zias take two at Lead-Off Classic

Freedom New Mexico PHOENIX — Junior center fielder Laura Thompson had three hits, scoring one run and driving in the other, and sophomore Kristen Cruickshank tossed a one-hitter as Eastern New Mexico University shut out Cal State Stanislaus 2-0 for its second win Thursday in the NCAA Division II Leadoff Classic softball tournament and its […]

Oct. 28, 2007 Public Record

The following dispositions were recently filed in the Roosevelt County Courthouse: • Marvin E. Chapin, 51, of Melrose and Terrell M. Thompson, 64, of Clovis. • William F. Fogg, 48, and Nancy L. Werner, 28, both of Portales.

Republican candidates ensuring Democratic president in 2008

In Tuesday’s Republican presidential panel presentation — to call it a debate is to do serious injustice to a respectable format — on business and economics, most of the candidates reverted to tried-and-true Republican tropes. Almost all of them say they are for low taxes, “reasonable” regulation and reduced government spending. After experiencing six years […]

Politics full of unfamiliar terms

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Earlier this week, a cnjonline.com poll gave readers three choices on new Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson — “He’s a Reaganesque leader I’m voting for,” “Let’s wait and see” and “I’m not impressed.” As of Monday night, 39 percent had gone with Reaganesque. Mind you, that’s hardly a scientific poll, […]

Greyhounds home opener tonight

By Dave Wagner, Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University’s Jeremy “J.T.” Thompson doesn’t mind his backup role, for the time being. Thompson, a redshirt sophomore from Sweetwater, Texas, and starting quarterback Michael Benton provided quite a 1-2 punch in a season-opening 63-20 win over Bacone on Aug. 25 in Muskogee, Okla. Benton rushed nine times […]

Second hearing begins for Cannon airman

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers A Cannon Air Force Base homicide victim may have been the mistaken target of retaliation against a witness in an unrelated homicide trial, defense attorneys allege. An Article 32 hearing that began Wednesday at the base is the second in the case against Airman Basic Edward Novak II. He is […]

April 4, 1965

Joe Thompson was awarded the “Most Courteous Employee in Portales” award for the month of March. Thompson has been employed at the Slater Bros. for 17 years and was “surprised by the award,” he said. Pet of Carnation milk in the tall cans was on sale at Grady’s Food Market for 8 cans for $1.00.

May 30, 2006 Obituaries

Floren Thompson III Services: 1 p.m. Thursday at the Portales Cemetery Floren Thompson III, 62, died Sunday, May 28, 2006 at his home in Portales Mr. Thompson was born Feb. 16, 1944 in Brownwood, Texas to Mary (Tittle) and Floren Thompson Jr. “Mr. T,” as he was known to his students, moved to Portales in […]

Hounds have depth at quarterback

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers After the season he had in 2005, it’s hard to imagine Eastern New Mexico University quarterback Michael Benton losing his starting job when preseason practice begins in August. Still, ENMU football coach Mark Ribaudo says the redshirt junior could have some competition. Jeremy Thompson, a redshirt freshman from Sweetwater, Texas, […]

Lubbock Winter Rodeo Series gives fans quick rodeo fix

Compiled by Kevin Wilson For nearly three decades, Charlie Thompson has produced winter training rodeos. This season’s rodeo offers spectators a chance to get a glimpse at potential future world champions, in addition to names they may already recognize. What is it? The Lubbock Winter Rodeo Series was spawned from a small organization called C-T […]