Youth services offers free, reduced price meals for child care programs

New Mexico State Editor’s Note: The following information is required to be released by the State of New Mexico Cannon Family Child Care, Child Development Centers and the Youth Center are announcing the availability of free and reduced meals to the children enrolled in either of the family child care programs. All children in attendance […]

HAWC offers Running Clinic

Amn. Thomas R. Trower Many Airmen don’t know how to increase their run time for their mandatory physical training test. The problem may lay in the workout routine, diet or even the running shoes they wear. The Health and Wellness Center (HAWC) is now offering a “Running Clinic” to help educate runners in the art […]

Training help

Amn. 1st Class Nate Shank transmits target data to his Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC), updating target descriptions and locations. Melanie Salazar Behind the crumbling buildings of a small town in New Mexico, hid members of a terrorist training camp. Overhead, an American pilot soared above ground, speaking on his radio to Staff. Sgt. Israel […]

I wouldn’t have missed it for the world

Joan Clayton: Columnist When you were just a plan in the mind of God, how would you answer if he asked you some questions about your impending journey to earth? With all the incredible technology that has been accomplished in just a few short decades and the intelligence God gave man to master such feats, […]

Newcomers help football squads

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Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent Avid football fans are quick to notice when an unfamiliar name pops up on the roster of their favorite team. If it turns out that the newcomer has any ability, so much the better. Clovis and Portales prep followers may just be in luck this year as several players capable of […]

Online classes subject of open house

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Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Parents will have an opportunity to view online classes being offered to Portales High School student starting in the fall. Parents can view a pre-recorded session for one of the subjects the students will be working on during an open house from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday at the […]

Legion folds 100th flag in burial ceremony

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Marc Schoder: PNT Staff Writer American Legion Post 31 of Portales performed its 100th flag presentation Wednesday, more than four years after its first presentation on a snowy January morning in Causey. The group first started the flag presentations to enable all veterans to have military funeral honors as provided under the National Defense Authorization […]

CCC president appointed for education post

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Staff and Wire Reports As the state’s first secretary of higher education, Beverlee McClure confronts a long list of challenges and increasing the number of college graduates in New Mexico ranks among her toughest assignments. McClure, president of Clovis Community College, was named Thursday by Gov. Bill Richardson to head the newly created Higher Education […]

CCC president expected to receive state post

David Stevens: Freedom Newpapers Clovis Community College President Beverlee McClure is expected to be named the state’s new Higher Education secretary today, college regents Robert Lydick and Gayla Brumfield and state Sen. Stuart Ingle said. Officials with the governor’s office declined to confirm the appointment, but Bill Richardson scheduled a press conference for 9 a.m. […]

Flags to be half-staff

Staff and wire reports SANTA FE — Gov. Bill Richardson today issued an executive order directing that flags in New Mexico be flown at half-staff to honor U.S. Army Pfc. Damian Garza. Garza was killed Aug. 4 when his vehicle crashed into a river near Jalalabad, Afghanistan. “Our heartfelt sorrow and gratitude go out to […]

Health fair scheduled for Roosevelt County

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer The Third Annual La Casa Family Health Center Celebration is set to keep Roosevelt County residents healthy in Portales just before the youth of Roosevelt County heads back to school. Professionals in health care will assist residents in any of their needs with check-ups and information to stay healthy. The […]

Family of man charged with homicide requests change of attorney

Tony Parra: PNT Staff writer Family members of a Portales man feel he has not been represented well by his attorney in a trial in which he is being charged for the homicide of a 19-year-old Portales girl. Richard Baca, 19, is being charged with the homicide of Amber Robinson. Communication between Baca’s family members […]

ENMU prepares for season openers

Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers After making its first appearance in NCAA Division II postseason competition last fall, the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team is in a bit of a rebuilding mode. Coach Mike Maguire, beginning his 18th year at the helm, welcomed nearly 20 players to the start of practice on Monday — about […]

Richards will return to Zia basketball

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Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers After a one-year hiatus, former Texico High School standout Elizabeth Richards is coming back to the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball program. Richards, who helped the Zias contend for the Lone Star Conference South Division title in 2003-04 but decided not to play last season, said the year off might […]

8-10-05 Obituaries

Curtis Tiffin Services: 9 a.m. today, New Testament Baptist Church in Portales. Curtis Tiffin, 80, died Aug. 8, 2005 at University Medical Center in Lubbock Tiffin was born Mar. 25, 1925, in Maude, Okla. to Effie and A. N. Tiffin. Tiffin’s family moved from Maude, Okla., to Ranchvale when he was four years old. He […]

Entities prepare for BRAC outcome

Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers The advice of base redevelopment veteran Eric Williams resonated Tuesday at a meeting of Clovis and Portales jurisdiction representatives. The executive director of Reese Technology Center, a business campus which stands in lieu of Reese Air Force Base, told the same group last Wednesday to, above all, be prepared. If the […]

School start delayed due to construction

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer he start of classes at Dora Consolidated Schools has been delayed from Thursday to Aug. 18 because of ongoing construction, according to superintendent Jim Reed. Reed said construction is taking place on a new complex between the high school and elementary buildings. The complex will have the school library, a […]

Airport plans for future

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Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Tom Baca, director of Aviation for the State of New Mexico Department of Transportation, emphasized to Portales and Clovis airport officials to plan for the future if they want money. Baca said many funding options could arise for the airports either through federal, state moneys or private investors. All of […]

U.S. appears headed for a peanut surplus

Staff and Wire Reports ALBANY, Ga. — Peanuts in storage plus peanuts in the field. Right now, the United States has too many peanuts and that, experts say, could be bad news for the peanut commodity program unless something is done to whittle down the piles. “We’re afraid if we cost the government a lot […]

Odds, ends, and concerns

Kevin Wilson: PNT Managing Editor Sometimes, the smaller things deserve bigger descriptions. However, sometimes it’s the bigger topics that need smaller discussions, so I’m going to cover a few things I’ve been thinking, because none of them deserve a column of their own. • Apparently, there’s some boycott of the new “Dukes of Hazzard” movie […]