Deputy fights animal cruelty

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico They approach her in stores or wherever they happen to see her, pointing out hidden atrocities tucked away in back yards and homes across the community. A rope snaking through a yard to an oversized collar on the neck of a bony, shriveled dog too weak to move. Another […]

Cake decorating featured

by Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on decorating cakes with fondant icing, Syndrome X and restoring yard sale relics will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and 2 p.m. Saturday.Nancy Siler is vice president of consumer affairs with Wilton Enterprises, and she will demonstrate how to use fondant icing to decorate […]

Police: Man in yard died from natural causes

A Portales man found dead in his front yard Tuesday morning died of natural causes, police said.Capt. Lonnie Berry said a medical investigator has determined

Another man’s treasure

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By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor Like a huge yard sale but with more noise and more mystery, public auctions draw crowds. Eastern New Mexico University’s surplus auction Saturday attracted more than 175 potential buyers with registered numbers and twice that many or more onlookers gathered in a parking lot amid rows of castoff equipment. […]

Plant of the century

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This pair of Century plants in the Kirby Tally yard on Yucca Drive recently bloomed. The blooming occurs infrequently but when it does the stalks shoot up 10-14 feet in a short time. Tally says that they’ve had other Century plants bloom but this is the first time they’ve had two at one time. He […]

5A title game fan-tastic

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By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico In a game with more drama and twists than a murder mystery, someone had to take a fall. For the Clovis High School Wildcats, the ending was bittersweet as they lost by an extra point to the Mayfield Trojans 49-48 Friday in the Class 5A state football championship game […]

Missing goat found after three days

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico A Portales resident and his pet goat are back together again. Robert Villanueva said his nanny goat was missing for three days last week before she was discovered Thursday trapped between Villanueva’s barn and his neighbor’s fence. Margie usually hangs out on the deck in Villanueva’s back yard. “I […]

Buffaloes stampede Broncos

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer FLOYD — The Melrose Buffaloes dominated from beginning to end, posting 46 points in the first half, as the Buffs defeated Floyd 54-6 Saturday afternoon in the district opener for both teams. Melrose senior running back Adam Hairgrove spurred the Buffalo charge, running for five of the Buffs’ seven […]

Dora Coyotes win historic homecoming

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer The Dora Coyotes won the school’s historic first homecoming football game over the winless Clovis Christian Eagles Saturday evening at Portales’ Lamb Field. Dora senior Sadler Hair rushed for five of the Coyotes six touchdowns, including three scoring runs of over 40 yards in charging the Dora option offense. […]

Clovis scores late to beat Cibola (local scoreboard)

Manuel Robles scored from a yard out on fourth-and-goal with 10 seconds left, and the Clovis Wildcats knocked the Cibola Cougars from the ranks of the unbeaten with a 13-12 win Friday night at Leon Williams Stadium. Cibola (6-0) scored first on a 22-yard run by quarterback Jonathan Mader, and Clovis answered in the second […]