CLASS 3A GIRLS: Lady Rams run away from Socorro in finals

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Portales senior Morgan Hill fueled a strong start by the Lady Rams by scored 10 of her-team high 16 points in the first half. (CNJ staff photo: Rick White) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer ALBUQUERQUE — As Portales’ players lined up to receive their medals for winning the Class 3A girls state tournament on […]

Portales girls gain revenge in semifinals

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Portales freshman Tara Johnson drives to the basket in the Lady Rams’ win over Santa Fe Indian School in the Class 3A state semifinals on Friday at The Pit. (CNJ staff photo: Rick White) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer ALBUQUERQUE — Posts generally don’t handle the ball too far away from the basket, but […]

Lady Rams roll over Lovington in final

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Portales’ Morgan Hill drives to the basket past a Lovington defender during the second half of Friday’s District 4-3A girls championship game in Portales. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — It wouldn’t be a district championship game without coach Brenda Gomez marching back and forth on the sidelines. The […]

Gariepy, Josefa

Josefa Gariepy, 92, of Clovis died Monday, Jan. 23, 2006, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare Center. She was born Jan. 22, 1914, to Benjamin and Juliana Sena Cordova in Pintada. She married Kenneth Gariepy Dec. 20, 1974, in Clovis. She was a homemaker, enjoyed crocheting, making rugs and embroidering, family members said. She is preceded in […]

Holcomb, Cory

Cory Holcomb, 16, of Clovis, died Thursday, Dec. 22, 2005, in Clovis. He was born April 1, 1989, to Steve Holcomb and Deniese Lambert in Clovis. He was a junior at Clovis High School. He worked for Town and Country food stores. Family members said he enjoyed skate boarding, music, playing his guitar, weight lifting […]

Portwood, Jane

Jane Portwood, 70, of Taiban died Monday, Nov. 14, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center following an illness. She was born Nov. 14, 1935 in Las Vegas, N.M., to Emilio Weathers and the former Inez Warder. She was reared in Las Vegas and Las Golondrinas. She graduated from Robertson High School. She worked as a […]

Lady Rams rout Lovington in district opener

Freedom Newspapers LOVINGTON — Morgan Hill had 15 points to lead three Lady Rams in double figures, and Portales jumped out to an early lead and never looked back in a 71-42 victory over Lovington in Friday night’s District 4-3A opener. Portales (13-6) played an inside-outside game, with Hill scoring on the interior and her […]

Needy families receive gifts at Lighthouse mission

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Amanda Andrade, 9, center, gets hug from volunteer Alicia Zavala, right, as she gets a balloon after receiving her present. Amanda’s twin sister, Brianda, 9, is left. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Her nails will soon be as bright as her smile. Sarah Ratigan, 11, showed off the Nail Glam […]

Seeking shelter: Homelessness complex issue

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Laura Grant, 19, talks on the phone Saturday at the Lighthouse Mission shelter. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The buildings are arranged in a triangle on a seldom-traveled side street, a stone’s throw from the railroad. Winter comes and two of the buildings fill up, one with toys and clothing […]

Lady Cats put streak on line at Portales

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Clovis High girls basketball coach Miles Watters expects the Lady Wildcats to get their first test of the season tonight. The defending Class 5A state champions, winners of 31 in a row and 39 of their last 40, travel south for a 7 p.m. contest against rival Portales, the […]

Garcia, Edward

Mr. Edward D. Garcia, 75, of Portales, died Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2005, at his residence in Portales. He was born Jan. 25, 1930, in Littlefield, Texas, to Ramoncita and Pablo Garcia. He grew up in Encino where he attended school and from an early age helped care for his grandparents. He was married to Katie […]

Lady Rams return most of last year’s 3A runnerup team

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — It’s mid-afternoon on Thursday at the Portales High School Gym, and girls basketball coach Brenda Gomez is in a prep period. A cellular phone rings on Gomez’ desk, and it’s her daughter, Roni, on the other end. The phone call is telling. While it’s a call about the […]

Lighthouse Mission moves to new location

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A lighthouse greets visitors as they enter the new Clovis Lighthouse Mission. The mission offers clothing, food and shelter to people in need. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer A lighthouse symbolizes hope. Its purpose is to guide ships to safety on dark, stormy nights. A small replica of a lighthouse […]

Gomez, Anthony “Antone”

Anthony “Antone” Gomez, 48, died Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2005 in his Clovis home. He was born Feb. 5, 1957, in Clovis to Joe and Marie Sisneros Gomez. He was a butcher for Stancell’s grocery store and a member of My Father’s House Church in Clovis. Family members said he loved motorcycle riding. He is preceded […]

Gomez, Abundio

Abundio Gomez Services: Have been held. Mr. Abundio Gomez, 75, of Portales, died Thursday, Aug. 4, 2005, at his home. He was born on June 6, 1930, in Presidio County, Texas, to Inocenta and Francisco Gomez. He lived most of his life in the Presidio area. For many years he worked as a heavy equipment […]

Antiques offer link to past – Store owners tout charater of older items.

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Prisicilla Gonzalez and her mother, Lidia, look at an antique vase displayed by a vendor on Main State. CNJ staff photo: By Marlena Hartz: CNJ STAFF WRITER It is easy to miss the table entirely. An assortment of cups and saucers litter its top. Shelves full of dusty books and colorful knickknacks tower over it. […]

Lighthouse goes to extreme to help others

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Tiffani Pitcock and her children, Phillip, left, and Hailey check out a new bed they received Friday from the Lighthouse Mission. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Leslie Radford: CNJ staff writer Tifani Pitcock and her two infant children were overwhelmed Friday when volunteers from the Lighthouse Mission showed up on her door step with a […]

Lighthouse Mission expanding operations with new building

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Tonya Lasky of Clovis, right, listens to Apostolic Bible Center Pastor Allen Urioste pray before lunch Thursday at the current Lighthouse Mission kitchen. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Leslie Radford: CNJ staff writer Robert Mendez walks a mile and a half a couple of days a week to the Lighthouse Mission’s kitchen. He looks forward […]

Santa Fe Indian stuns two-time champs

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Portales junior Ashleah Richards walks off the court as Santa Fe Indian celebrates its 42-37 win over the Lady Rams in the Class 3A state championship game. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: Freeedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — Backed by a crowd of more than 14,000, Santa Fe Indian School completed an improbable run to […]

Lady Rams return to title game

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Portales’ Bethany Self makes a move to the basket on Ruidoso’s Lynette Woodard during the second half of a Class 3A semifinal game Thursday at Rio Rancho. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers RIO RANCHO — The Portales Lady Rams have made a habit of reaching the Class 3A girls state basketball […]