March 21-27

Friday Social hour — 4:27 p.m. in the lounge at The Landing Saturday End Zone Bar — Open 5 p.m.-midnight. Youth Center — Open recreation. 4-H cooking and photography club, Keystone Club, Image Makers, Fit Factor Sunday Easter Egg Hunt — 12noon at The Landing The End Zone Lounge will be closed on Sundays, except […]

Home schooling should be parents' choice

By Anita Doberman I had never heard of home schooling before moving to the United States. In Italy, where I was born and raised, there is no such right. The state decides how, where and what children need to learn and that’s it. School programs are the same for the whole country. There isn’t a […]

Airmen honor fallen heroes

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Liliana Moreno Vietnam veteran Rudy Garcia looks at names on the Traveling Wall at Clovis High School this week. By Airman 1st Class Elliott Sprehe CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Cannon airmen were privileged to view a testament to veterans’ service March 13 to 19 as the American Veterans Traveling […]

Probate, one commissioner spot contested

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Two of the five races for Roosevelt County offices drew a crowd on filing day Tuesday. In Commissioner’s District 2, Richard (Rick) Leal is challenging incumbent David Sanders. In the probate judge’s race one Republican Mark Paternoster and three Democrats, Lavern Standifer, Barbara George and Mickey Morgan have filed. […]

County proactive on losses

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Roosevelt County Commissioners took action Tuesday they hope will lead to loss prevention related to insurance claims by employees, which the county manager says are climbing at an alarming rate. Bruce Swingle of the New Mexico County Insurance Authority gave commissioners a presentation on a relatively new program aimed […]

RGH closing in on clinic reimbursement

By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Reporter A long and tedious process that will provide federal reimbursement to Roosevelt General Hospital is close to an end says the administrator. The hospital is in the process of establishing hospital-based rural health clinics in Portales and Clovis. The two clinics are up and operating but have still not […]

Portales officials speak at AVTT finale

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By Sarah Meyer, Freedom New Mexico Each of several speakers during Tuesday’s final ceremony of the American Veterans Traveling Tribute at Clovis High School commented on the importance of the exhibit, but one Vietnam veteran found special significance. Richard “Rick” Thomas of Clovis, who flew with the Air Force Security Service during Vietnam, said he […]

Floyd News March 19, 2008

By Jennifer Essary Transitions Anniversaries Thursday — James and Toni WhitecottonBelated — Matt and Darcee Benoit Upcoming events • Seniors will meet Thursday at the Floyd Senior Citizens Center for games and fellowship. Potluck is at 6 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. • Floyd School’s Spring Break begins Monday. School will resume March […]

Local Briefs March 19, 2008

Former NFL player at PHS A retired New York Giant will walk through Portales to help raise money for seriously ill Ground Zero rescue and recovery workers. On “a Journey for 9/11” George Martin, a defensive star and co-captain in Super Bowl XXI (1986), is on a 3,500-plus mile trek to raise money for the […]

Sunshine Week is all about our national freedom

Editorial Every week of the year has been designated by somebody as National Something Week, designed to bring public attention to issues and causes. Such a din of commemoration makes it likely for some of the more serious issues to get lost in the shuffle. So we devote this space today to calling attention to […]

Energy future needs sustained federal support

By Brian Moore Pete Domenici and Jeff Bingaman are more than just United States senators from New Mexico. They are also national leaders on energy policy with more than 30 years of experience on Capitol Hill.

Study: No gap between military and civilian pay

By Tom Philpott A new Department of Defense study of military compensation finds no pay gap exists today between service members and civilian peers. But the study, conducted over the last two years, advises Defense leaders to adopt a new tool for comparing military and private sector compensation so that service members learn to appreciate […]

Wayland Baptist tops Greyhounds

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Freedom New Mexico Catcher Brett Sheppard went 5-for-6, including a home run and a 10th-inning, go-ahead RBI single, lifting Wayland Baptist to an 11-8 victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Tuesday night at Greyhound Field. Sheppard hit a two-run homer in the first, his fifth of the season, and led a 21-hit attack for […]

Veterans shown appreciation in ceremony

Cannon Connections photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis High School AFJROTC cadet Ryan Telles-Hinch present arms at the closing ceremony for the Traveling Wall Memorial Tuesday afternoon on the Clovis High School campus. By Sarah Meyer Each of several speakers during Tuesday’s final ceremony of the American Veterans Traveling Tribute at Clovis High School commented on the […]

Residents pay respects

Cannon Connections photo: Tony Bullocks Joseph and Sarah Maleski of Cannon AFB search Saturday afternoon at the Traveling Vietnam Wall for a gold tag that is engraved with the name of A1C Eric M. Barnes who was killed June 10, 2007, in Iraq. By Gabriel Monte, Cannon Connections The haunting notes of “Amazing Graze” groaned […]

Motorcyclists ride to wall

By Sharna Johnson A procession of more than 100 motorcycles rumbled through Clovis on Sunday to pay homage to fallen soldiers. One-by-one they filed into the parking lot at Clovis High School, dismounting their metal steeds and making way to the American Veterans Traveling Tribute to pay respects. The connection between motorcycles and veterans is […]

Remembering war casualties

By Sharna Johnson With a tiny paper Superman symbol no bigger than the tip of a finger stuck to the glass, Leroy “JR” Segura Jr.’s name stood out amidst the rows of golden dog tags glowing in the mid-day sun. “He always said that he was Superman,” JR’s younger brother Jake Segura said. Though he […]

This chile is red, not red hot

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By Helena Rodriguez The official state question of New Mexico is “Red or green?” Chile breeders, however, are not only saying “Red!” but are seeing red with NuMex Garnet, a new pepper being bred specifically for its pigment. Stephanie Walker, a vegetable specialist from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, will talk about this […]

AeroCare plans return to RGH

By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Reporter AeroCare is working to have a life flight helicopter stationed at Roosevelt General Hospital once again. The helicopter was moved back to Lubbock to cover the area after another AeroCare helicopter