Editorial: FBI should focus on real threats

The mistrial last week in the case of the “Liberty City Seven” highlights the foolishness of some of the government’s tactics in trying to track down domestic terrorists. The defendants were a group of ne’er-do-wells in a poor neighborhood of Miami who talked foolishly, were infiltrated by the FBI and then were charged with being […]

Childhood spring memories

By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer April showers bring May flowers. I remember that saying well from my childhood. And with those April showers came plenty of croaking frogs to keep us awake at night. This cloudy time of year reminds me of my unforgettable childhood days growing up in the barrio of north Portales, […]

Religion Calendar April 25

Saturday Prayer Manual Booksigning — 10 a.m.-noon and 2-4 p.m. “The Believer’s Prayer Manual: A Study on Prayer” by the Rev. Gary D. Mitchell, dean of Wayland Baptist University-Clovis. The Master’s Centre, 810 E. 21st St., Clovis. Information: 762-1924. Sunday High Plains Harvest Crusade with Evangelist Jay Lowder — 7 p.m. nightly through Wednesday at […]

Nation needs prayer now more than ever

By Joan Clayton Prayer is needed now more than ever. We have many evils attacking within and without. America is at a crossroads. National Day of Prayer is Thursday. The theme this year is “The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped.” May we come together […]

Weather concerns cause schedule adjustment

The scheduled series between the Eastern New Mexicio University baseball team and West Texa A&M has been adjusted due to inclement weather forecast for the Canyon, Texas area this weekend. The teams will open their series with a doubleheader at 1 p.m. MST Friday and play a second doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m. on Saturday.

Calton Furniture closing doors after decades

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By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Writer After nearly half a century of friendly customer service, quality merchandise and family savvy, Calton Furniture will be closing its doors. There is no certain date yet for when the store will close. Co-owner Sharon Davis says that will happen when all the pieces are sold or the entire […]

Water group receives funds for Ute Pipeline

Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority Ute Water Pipeline Project was awarded $4.52 million in the 2008 Water Trust Board funding cycle Wednesday in Santa Fe, according to a press release from the city of Clovis. The funding is a 20 percent loan, and 80 percent grant agreement, and is repayable […]

Trial date set for Portales woman accused of killing son

By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor A Portales woman accused of killing her 6-year-old son in January 2007 faces a September trial date.Teresa Gilman, 25, was ruled competent to stand trial in February and indicted Feb. 27

MS fundraiser to be held Saturday

By Sarah Meyer, PNT Staff Writer The second annual fundraiser for multiple sclerosis will be held at 10 a.m. April 26 at Clovis Community College. Proceeds will help with educational programs, financial support for patients with MS and research, said April Brownlee, walk coordinator for the Panhandle Division of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. She […]

Events Calendar April 24

Today Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce Banquet — 6 p.m., First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. ENMU Retirees reception — 3 p.m., SAS Atrium at ENMU Jazz Ensemble/Jazz Combo concert — 7 p.m., Buchanan Hall in the Music Building, free admission “The Foreigner” drama — 7 p.m., Main Stage University Theatre Center, ENMU, $8 general […]

Bee colony latest addition at Natural History Museum

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer A colony of buzzing insects will mind their own bees wax when they arrive at their new home inside the Natural History Museum at Eastern New Mexico University. However, the public will get a chance to check into the bees’ business. A bee hive has been constructed inside the […]

Kenna man fishes with Bassmasters

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By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Reporter A Kenna resident, represented Roosevelt County at ESPN’s 2008 Bassmasters Elite Tournament Series in Del Rio, Texas recently. Rod Lambirth, of Kenna, 30 miles southwest of Portales, finished in 17th place at the Battle on the Border, the fourth tournament of the 2008 Bassmasters Elite Series competition, at Lake […]

Roosevelt General still wrestling with clinic certification

By Sarah Meyer, PNT Staff Writer The Roosevelt General Hospital Board of Directors is continuing its effort to have its clinics federally approved as hospital-based rural health clinics. The topic was discussed during Tuesday’s board meeting. A letter of approval from the department of health, which has been received, is only one step. A state […]

Clovis bank robbery suspect arrested

By Sharna Johnson, Freedom New Mexico Police arrested a Clovis man Tuesday for using a fake bomb to rob New Mexico Bank & Trust at Hilltop Plaza in 2006. Frank Lasky, 22, was charged Tuesday morning with armed robbery and use of a facsimile or hoax bomb or explosive. During the July 14, 2006, robbery, […]

Clovis police investigate stabbing incident

By Sharna Johnson, Freedom New Mexico A 9-year-old Clovis boy attempted to stab a 7-year-old neighbor with a steak knife Monday while his 11-year-old sister held the victim down, according to police. The victim’s wounds were superficial and her mother opted to treat them at home, according to Capt. Patrick Whitney, spokesman for the Clovis […]

Events Calendar April 23, 2008

TodayKindergarten early registration — 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Brown Early Childhood Center main building foyer.Career Fair — 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Campus Union Ballroom at ENMU ThursdayRoosevelt County Chamber of Commerce Banquet — 6 p.m., First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.ENMU Retirees reception — 3 p.m., SAS Atrium at ENMUJazz Ensemble/Jazz Combo concert […]

Floyd News, April 23, 2008

TransitionsBirthdays and AnniversariesWednesday — Bertha Gregory, Adam TerrySunday — Jimmy GordonTuesday — Houston LeeBelated Birthdays — Seth Deen 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.

Subsidies give ag producers mixed signals

Editorial When the world’s finance ministers meet under the auspices of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, as they did in Washington earlier this month, they usually rub their chins and harrumph portentously about arcane financial matters. But this year the meetings tried to focus on a more tangible problem: rising prices for […]

Conversation topics often a tossup

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Generally, when I’m talking to friends, it’s a tossup between sports, entertainment and politics. Some days I can decide on one, but most days I can’t. With this in mind, let’s take a quick shot at all three: Sports: Houston Astros shortstop Miguel Tejada has come clean about his […]

GI Bill users should see benefits increase

By Tom Philpott The Bush administration has endorsed a House bill that would improve the Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB) education benefits in several ways including with a 31 percent jump in monthly benefits and a new $500-a-month stipend to help cover college living expenses. The administration’s aim is not only to improve veterans’ benefits in […]