12-5 Local Briefs

AARP to discuss identity theft The Roosevelt County chapter of the AARP will host a forum from 9:30 -11 a.m. Thursday at the Community Services Center in Portales. The forum will discuss how to place a security freeze on financial records to protect from identity theft. Several health care reform proposals that may go before […]

NFL doing viewers grave disservice

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico “Turn to page 38,” Shawn told me. I was holding Shawn’s copy of the NFL Shop catalog, and was considering a new 49ers jacket until he alerted me to the collectible Super Bowl book on page 38. It was quite a book, leatherbound with a case and handling gloves, […]

U.S.-prompted peace talks may not be answer

Editorial Considering the discouraging history and circumstances, it was an accomplishment to get representatives from 40 countries, including most of the relevant Arab nations, to sit down for a day just to talk about the possibility of a Palestinian-Israeli settlement. And if the real point was to use the meeting to give Sunni Arab countries […]

Christmas Light Parade set for Friday

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor It’s likely the entire city of Portales will be looking for a sprig of mistletoe Friday night. That’s when the holiday season gets its kickoff with the Christmas Light Parade and the Little Miss Merry Christmas contest. The evening begins with music by Steve Davis’ band Master Works at […]

Road to Dora will be repaved

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Twelve miles of N.M. 206 between Portales and Dora will be repaved from a failed paving preservation project completed earlier this year. New Mexico Department of Transportation officials said Tuesday the project would get under way early next summer. The project will affect the section nearest Portales from mile […]

Weekly LSC Basketball Update

Standings All Times MST Men South Division Div. All W-L W-L Texas A&M-Kingsville 0-0 5-0 Tarleton State 0-0 5-1 Abilene Christian 0-0 4-1 West Texas A&M 0-0 6-2 Angelo State 0-0 3-2 Midwestern State 0-0 2-4 Eastern New Mexico 0-0 2-5 North Division Div. All W-L W-L Southwestern Oklahoma 0-0 7-0 Central Oklahoma 0-0 6-1 […]

Area men work to provide clean water, God’s word

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Bible scriptures that refer to Jesus Christ as “the living water” aren’t lost on three Portales men who set up water purification systems and taught the Gospel recently in Nepal. Charlie Crane, David McFadden and Claude Vigil spent nearly two weeks in the southwest part of Nepal during November, […]

Hestand under new ownership

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Hestand Floral and Gifts, a Portales business that’s been around for nearly 60 years, is under new ownership and management. Rosalie Richards and her husband, J. Mark Richards, are the new owners. They purchased the business in late November from Trish and Richard Lovorn, who owned the florist shop […]

Proposed plant to face hearing

By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico A plan to build an ethanol plant on the edge of Clovis has met another obstacle. Environmental Improvement Board members voted 4 to 1 Monday to order the state Environment Department to hold a hearing within 60 days to take any new evidence on whether ConAgra Trade Group should […]

Railroad cars derail at elevators

Freedom New Mexico Five railroad cars carrying grain derailed sometime Sunday morning at Peavey Grain elevators on U.S. 60/84 just west of Clovis. BNSF Railway Director of Public Affairs Joe Faust said there were no injuries and the derailment caused a minimal delay in operations. The grain was headed to the elevators when the derailment […]

It’s their job: Steven Cain

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Name: Steven Cain Job: Firefighter and paramedic at Portales Fire Department Time on the job: Eight years Background: Cain grew up around Portales and graduated from Dora High School. By the time he graduated, he already had his Emergency Medical Services certification and went to work at PFD at age 19. Job description: Firefighting, ambulance […]

12-4 Local Briefs

PJHS to hold concert Portales Junior High School will hold its annual holiday concert at 7 p.m. today at the Portales High School Performing Arts Center. The concert is free. The PJHS concert, advanced bands and concert and honor choirs will perform a variety of music selected for the holiday season, according to Portales Municipal […]

TAMU-Commerce routs Greyhounds

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico Sooner or later, you had to figure the Texas A&M-Commerce men’s basketball team was going to break through. Losers of their first five games by a combined 24 points — including three decided on the final possession — the athletic Lions took advantage of a poor first half on […]

Lions roar past ENMU Zias

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer The Zias were in Saturday’s game against Texas A&M-Commerce for all of the first 10 minutes of the first half, then the Lions took control with experience and athleticism for a 75-54 victory at Greyhound Arena. “I think it was just a bunch of great, experienced athletes against a […]

Roping brings father, son closer

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer What started out as a teen in trouble has turned into an incredible success story. Portales High School junior Michael Trujillo is making his annual transition from the Ram football team to the much more profitable sport of team roping on the United States Team Roping Championships. A few […]

Creativity covers holiday tables

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer From tractors to chili peppers to snowmen and Santa Claus, decorations covered the many tables during the 10th annual Holiday Happening on Saturday. This year the event was dedicated to Chester Harth, the recently deceased husband of Altrusa club member Cindy Harth. According to Cindy, Chester had been a […]

Counties fight for funding

By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico New Mexico counties are fighting to keep a program that funds indigent health care and keeps health care costs from rising. A temporary suspension Congress imposed preventing a new Medicaid rule expires in May, according to Interim Curry County Manager Lance Pyle. The rule terminates a state and federal […]

Empty Stocking Fund: Ms. H

Freedom New Mexico Today’s focus: “Ms. H” Household members: 4 Children: 2 Special circumstances: “Ms. H” is a single mother who recently moved to Clovis from Pennsylvania. She has been unable to work and is living with her mother. She has no money for Christmas. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have gifts at […]

Advocate touts Air Force’s strengths

Freedom New Mexico Clovis businessman and long-time Cannon Air Force Base advocate Randy Harris joined a handful of civic leaders from around the country a little more than two weeks ago on a trip to deployed military locations and combat zones. Sponsored by the Air Force Chief of Staff’s office, the Air Force Civic Leaders […]

Local schools to begin holiday concert series

PNT Staff Report Portales Municipal Schools begins its annual series of holiday concerts this week with a twist. According to Portales High School choir director and district fine arts coordinator Franklin Smith, this year’s concerts will include a promotion to provide prepaid phone cards for U.S. troops overseas. Smith said he became aware of how […]