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Articles from the March 21, 2013 edition

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Portales man killed in two-vehicle accident

A Portales man was killed in a two-vehicle accident Thursday morning on N.M. 267. The accident also resulted in minor injuries for the driver of the other vehicle and a 45-minute power outage in Roosevelt County, according to New Mexico State... Full story


Lady Rams eye another 3A state run

You can almost see a slight grimace in Robbie Crowley's smile when she talks about her softball team's playoff appearances the last couple of years. At Portales High, the Lady Rams have valiantly fought their way at state through what's commonly...


Floyd Jamboree is time-honored tradition

You might have heard the harmony of string instruments, the humming of a town's dedicated citizens and the foot-tapping that matches the heartbeat of Floyd's community if you were driving on N.M. 267 Thursday night. The Floyd Lions Club's 63rd...


Organization assists veterans in business

Retired U.S. marine Col. Joe Long says looking to start a successful business should be like a walk-off home run; an idea for a business can be a guaranteed winner but you still have to circle all of... Full story


True freedom carries no demands

How much freedom do you have? How much freedom do you need? You are free to vote for people to take money from your neighbors on your behalf. You are free to vote to prevent your neighbors from using their property as they see fit. You are free to...


Despite tough times, legislative session successful

Each day when the Legislature is in session, busloads of school children come from throughout the state to witness democracy in action. Let's hope none of those impressionable youngsters were in attendance on the final morning, when the House...


Kiwanis to hold anniversary banquet

A banquet will be held today 6 p.m. in Eastern New Mexico University's Zia Room to celebrate the Portales Kiwanis Club turning 60 this month, according to local Kiwanis member Anthony Schroeder. The banquet is to recognize 60 years of service to... Full story


My Turn - Sarcasm is my trademark

Something I think most of us recognize throughout our lives is that we all have that one trait, habit, trademark, that can lighten the mood at a party and have everyone laughing, but which can also be a deadly weapon if we choose it to be. Sarcasm...


The heart of the Christian faith

On Easter Sunday Christians all over the world will witness their faith that Jesus of Nazareth was raised from the dead. This is the heart of the Christian faith. Jesus did not remain in the grave like all others. His tomb is empty! Imagine you are J...


Police Blotter - March 22

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire call logs: Wednesday 10:54 a.m.: Call in reference to an alarm, 1100 block of West 17th. 11:36 a.m.: Caller reported a breaking and entering, state road 206. 12:24 p.m.: Caller requested an officer to...


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