Decorate your windows with upcoming tips

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on peanuts and machine appliqué will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” noon Tuesday and Saturday at 2 p.m. (All times are Mountain). “Creative Living” airs on public broadcasting station, KENW-TV, from Eastern New Mexico University in Portales. Gayle Stephenson is a certified home economist and spokesperson for [...]

Sept. 4 Engagements

Heflin/Valencia Danny and Ludell Heflin of Portales announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Shae Heflin, to Josh Valencia, son of Jose and Merry Valencia of Chaparral. The couple will exchange vows Sept. 17, 2005, at 7 p.m. at the home of the Heflins. The bride-elect is a 2005 graduate of Floyd High [...]

Nutt remembered for humor, helping nature

By Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent James W. Nutt brought sunshine into the lives of many people during their dark times. According to family and friends, Nutt knew how to give direction and comforting companionship when the pressures of life began to take their tole. James W. Nutt died on July 19, 2005, of cancer at [...]

City planning to aid displaced victims

By Melanie Salazar: Freedom Newspapers With Hurricane Katrina forcing thousands of evacuations from the Gulf Coast area every day, Portales will soon be doing its part to help. The New Mexico Department of Emergency Management and Federal Emergency Management Agency recently requested assistance from communities around the world to provide short and long-term housing for [...]

How you can help locally

Freedom Newspapers • To donate items for the hurricane-displaced families now in Baker, La., children’s clothes and diapers, toys, books, crayons and coloring books, teddy bears and dolls, towels, washcloths, soap and items for personal hygiene, T-shirts for all sizes and ages are received at the North Plains Mall in Clovis, the Roosevelt General Hospital [...]

ENMU officials excited for upcoming communications center

By Tony Parra The new communications building at Eastern New Mexico University will be a tremendous upgrade from the current communications building, according to Jeff Burmeister, TV Broadcast Engineering Director for KENW. Burmeister has regular meetings with Scott Smart, Vice President for Business Affairs at ENMU, to discuss the status of the construction of the [...]

Rollercoaster of emotions comes with vote process

By David Stevens: FNNM Editor The day before the Defense Base Closure and Realignment hearings opened in Washington, Gov. Bill Richardson was exchanging high fives and feeling confident Cannon Air Force Base could be spared from closure. One day later, that optimism gave way to uncertainty and concern, and Cannon backers said they weren’t sure [...]

Sept. 4 Veteran Profiles

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. World War II profiles are compiled by staff writer Sharna Johnson. Contact her at 763-6991 or by e-mail: sharna_johnson@link.freedom.com [...]

Sometimes cheating death is an accident

By Bob Huber: PNT Columnist When I was a kid in high top shoes and bib overalls, my Uncle Claude, a luckless farmer, tried to buy a one-way ticket to that Great Corn Field in the Sky. Of course his bad luck held up, and he failed. It was Great Depression time in those days, [...]

Anvil tossing could be new sports craze

By Jim Lee: PNT Columnist Some people have apparently become terminally bored with organized sports, at least the mainstream events like baseball, football, and kitten stomping. This was brought to my attention when Shannon Hearn casually mentioned the sport of anvil tossing. I thought he was putting me on until I did a little research. [...]