‘New’ RGH marks fifth anniversary

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Having reached many milestones on its journey to re-establish healthcare services in the community, Roosevelt General Hospital will be celebrating another one on Friday. The hospital will open its doors to the community to celebrate the five-year anniversary of the hospital. Roosevelt General Hospital is a short-term acute-care hospital, […]

Church to protest at Clovis funeral

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers They spread a message of hate and condemnation without apology. In fact, members of Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kan., embrace the national animosity they have received and use it as fuel to push their message all the more. Church members announced last week they plan to picket Monday’s funeral […]

Leaving teaches lessons in saying goodbye

Anita Doberman: Guest Columist Goodbye is a powerful word. By saying it we close a chapter, a relationship, and move on to something else. It’s great if we are the one who really wants to say it; not so wonderful if we are left behind. I have a long list of goodbyes in my life. […]

School bells bring back fond memories

Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor OK, I’ll admit the song refrain to the right was popular quite a few years before my school days. But thanks to my music teacher at L..L Brown Elementary, Mrs. Brasell, who taught us all the old songs, this one popped into my head 40 years later, as Portales schools […]

Church protesters should be ignored by community

Editorial Hate disguised as righteousness is nothing but the seeds of evil. Evil like this should be understood and ignored. On Monday in Clovis, we will have the chance to do so. An evil group will profanely display itself at the funeral of an Army soldier who died during wartime. Members of Westboro Baptist Church […]

Conservationists believe Ogallala Aquifer recharged through playa lakes

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By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers Birds dart toward the edge of the great saucer-shaped depression and disappear in a patch of yellowed grass. John Wood stands in the middle of his concave field, and observes the flurry, amused. Some seasons, his field fills with water. This summer, a drought has caked the root-beer dirt, driven […]

Portales feed mill changes hands

By Karl Terry: PNT managing editor Garvey Processing’s feed mill operation in Portales was sold Aug. 1 to a California company that specializes in dairy feed plants. J.D. Heiskell & Co., headquartered in Tulare, Calif., announced its acquisition of the Portales operation late this week in a news release. The purchase was made from Garvey’s […]

Controversial group plans protest at soldier’s funeral

By Sharna Johnson: Freedpom Newspapers A controversial group known for protesting at the funerals of U.S. soldiers has planned an appearance Monday in Clovis. Those attending services for Sgt. Leroy Segura Jr. will see members of Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kan., holding signs bearing messages of morality, according to Shirley Phelps-Roper, a member of […]

Market offers fresh fruits, veggies

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers The Clovis Farmers Market celebrates the peak of harvest with a grand opening today to introduce the season’s yield. There will be demonstrations, chili roasting, samples and recipes, according to Denny Wymore, manager. What: The Clovis Farmers Market grand opening Who: Farmers within a 60-mile radius of Clovis who have […]

Cannon programs keep plate full for Airman

First Lieutenant Jeremiah Kirschmann, 27th Contracting Squadron, accepts the indoor soccer championship trophy from Col. Peggy Poore, 27th Mission Support Group commander. Yolanda Romero Unlike some who complain that there is nothing to do at Cannon, 1st Lt. Jeremiah Kirschman has found lots to do. And some of it includes winning money. The 27th Contracting […]

Timely immunizations keep everyone fit, healthy

Maj. Marina Johnston According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the incidence of vaccine-preventable childhood diseases has dramatically declined in the United States since the initiation of large-scale vaccination programs. But despite the successes, nearly 48,000 adults die yearly from diseases that can be prevented by immunizations. Immunizing children not only protects them from […]

171 Cannon Airmen selected for staff sergeant

27th Fighter Wing Public Affairs staff report The following Cannon Airmen were selected for promotion to the rank of staff sergeant: 27th Aeromedical Dental Squadron Quianna Enang Erica Faria Carrie Powell Amy M. Seaton 27th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Eric Atkins Christopher Barnes Marvin Burton Erving. Camacho Chad Candiff Jonathan Cartwright Robert De La Rosa James […]

Team Cannon welcomes Lt. Gen. Seip

Col. Scott West Team Cannon: Next week we will have the privilege of hosting Lieutenant General Norman Seip, 12th Air Force and Air Forces Southern commander, and 12th AF Command Chief Master Sergeant Wade Johnson at Cannon. During their visit Tuesday and Wednesday, we will have the opportunity to show our 12th AF leaders what […]

Linebackers back and better

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Jeremy Mullins and Tony Johnson were part of an Eastern New Mexico University defense which struggled mightily at times last season, giving up 30 points and just over 380 yards a game. As two of nine regulars returning on that side of the ball, though, the Greyhounds’ inside linebackers are […]

Dora schools aim to attract new students with academics and extracurricular activities

By Helena Rodriguez: PNT Staff Writer Dora Municipal Schools is one of three small area school districts in Roosevelt County which met the state’s Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) Standards – and Dora is using that as a selling point to attract students. That, combined with an award-winning agricultural program, is what Superintendent Steve Barron is […]

Floyd Schools ready to move to 4-day week this fall

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Floyd Schools will be in for some exciting changes this year when school starts Aug. 21. The biggest change is implementation of a four-day school week. School will be in session Monday through Thursday, with Friday being an added day off for students. Classes will know run from 7:55 […]

PHS, PJHS ready to begin school year

By Paula Cronic: Freedom Newspapers Building on last years success and striving for better excellence, not just in academics but in athletics and activities alike is what Portales High School Principal Melvin Nusser says he hopes for the 2006-2007 school year. “I think we had a great year last year, we just raised the bar,” […]

Cars: Necessity, status symbol or addiction

Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers What is it about guys and cars? Perhaps us women will never understand. As I mentioned in a previous column, my friend Bernard Polaco is into “Chevy porn.” When he goes to Wal-Mart, he can’t bypass the magazine aisle. He spends hours on Chevy porn Web sites and affectionately calls his […]

Feds shouldn’t regulate oil fields

Editorial It certainly looks as if BP miscalculated when it came to how often it needed to perform maintenance on a pipeline leading from the oil field at Prudhoe Bay on the North Slope of Alaska. As Severin Borenstein, of the Energy Institute at the University of California-Berkeley said, that’s an internal BP problem and […]