Brothers move mother to hometown cemetery

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Photo provided by Steve Patton Brothers Steve Patton, left, and Gordon Patton make preparations to bury their mother, Bill Ward Patton, on Saturday at Hope Cemetery. The brothers moved their mother, who died seven years ago, to the cemetery to honor her dying wish to be buried next to her father. Kevin Wilson Seven years […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Out of town, today’s odd date and enjoy the view

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Thursday morning briefing: Breakfast date, winter break and snow threats

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Wait ‘til next year Eastern New Mexico University is closing for winter break at 5 p.m. today and will resume classes Jan. 3, according to information from the university. The spring semester begins Jan. 18. Currently enrolled students can register any time at www.enmu.edu […]

Company manager: Overpass on schedule for November completion

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson The Hull Street Overpass is scheduled for completion in the first week of November. It has been closed since June 2008 for safety reasons. CNJ staff A manager for the company rebuilding the Hull Street Overpass said a November completion date is on the agenda. “The process is going well,” […]

ENMU cancels baseball games

CNJ staff Eastern New Mexico University has canceled a pair of games Monday and Tuesday against the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. Although the games could be rescheduled at a later date, nothing has been announced at this point.

2-19 Religion calendar

Today Friday night date night — 6 p.m. Sunday morning service presented on Friday night with free childcare until 9:45 p.m. Information: 762-7751 Saturday Food and clothing give away — 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Matt 25 Hope Center. Information: 763-4400 Interdenominational concert — 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church. Admission is free. To perform or for […]

Two charged in drug bust

(Roosevelt County, NM) – On Sunday September 20, 2009, Deputies with the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office, Officers with the Portales Police Department, and members of the Region 5 Drug Task Force conducted a Narcotics search warrant in the 1000 block of West University. During execution of the search warrant three subjects were detained at the […]

Sheriff, Portales Police bust drug house

(Roosevelt County, NM) – On Thursday September 24, 2009, Deputies with the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office and Officers with the Portales Police Department conducted a Narcotics search warrant in the 500 block of East 1st Street. Prior to the search warrant the Region 5 Drug Task Force received information concerning the distribution of marijuana at […]

Student heads to Italy for arm wrestling championship

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Freedom New Mexico: Thomas Garcia Ashley Romero and her Husband Pete Romero are headed to Italy where she will compete in the 31st World Arm Wrestling Championships. By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico When Ashley Romero was young, her father told her never to date a guy she could beat at arm wrestling. That didn’t […]

Press Release: Drug probe yields theft charges

Deputies from the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office arrested Dustin Nelson, 31, of Clovis New Mexico, on Wednesday July 01, 2009 for Receiving Stolen Property during a follow-up investigation. Initially Deputies responded to Oasis State Park to locate a male subject who attempted to purchase marijuana from an off duty Portales Police Officer who was at […]