ENMU holds off Abilene Christian

Freedom New Mexico ABILENE, Texas — Sophomore shortstop Casandra McCommons blasted a three-run homer and Eastern New Mexico University took advantage of five Abilene Christian errors for eight unearned runs Friday in an 8-5 Lone Star Conference South Division victory over the Wildcats. With two out in the top of the third, Rebecca Quinones reached […]

Man surrenders on gas theft charges

Freedom New Mexico A 54-year-old man wanted in connection with gas thefts in the Grady turned himself in to authorities Friday, according to Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller. Robert “Bobby” L. Daniel turned himself in at the sheriff’s department around 1:30 p.m., Waller said. Daniel is accused of stealing a total of 465 gallons of […]

Three charged in zoo incident

Freedom New Mexico Police charged a man and two juveniles with misdemeanor animal cruelty Friday for feeding hot peppers to primates at the Hillcrest Park Zoo, according to Clovis Police Capt. Patrick Whitney. The charges stem from a March 30 incident where two families were detained by zoo officials after it was discovered spider monkeys […]

Creative Living April 20

Information on “shabby chic” decorating and using a rice cooker will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and 2 p.m. Saturday. According to artist and designer, Tera Leigh of Paintability, “shabby chic” decorating is becoming more and more popular because it has an antique look. She’ll demonstrate this technique by painting […]

Husband's family video meets mixed reactions

By Anita Doberman I fully expected my children to be ecstatic when we put on a recording my husband sent from Iraq. But I was surprised by my 4-year-old daughter’s reaction.

Dora Highway, U.S. 70 hot topics

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer The New Mexico Department of Transportation Commission announced a $7 million plan to correct a failed pavement project on the Dora Highway and plans for an engineering design for U.S. 70 in downtown Portales Thursday. In a meeting at Eastern New Mexico University, the six-member commission also heard traffic […]

Summit seeks to empower county youth

By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer In a Teens Take Control Teen Summit on Saturday, area high school students will do more than talk about sex and drugs. Youth will actually develop plans of action for their families during emergency situations. In addition, teens will get a lesson in media literacy, focusing on how advertising […]

Moon was devoted to local VFW cause

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico There were two things Duward Moon hated to see — a home appliance that didn’t work and a veteran who didn’t belong to a Veterans of Foreign Wars post. He spent his free time fixing both. The Vietnam veteran and repairman died March 31 at age 61. Born Jan. […]

Garage sale finds great joy for some

By Liliana Castillo, Freedom New Mexico When Joannie Spear goes to a garage sale, she’s mostly looking for resale value. She never thought she’d find her personal holy grail. Originally from Hawaii, Spear visits garage sales every Friday and Saturday morning in Clovis looking for items to sell on eBay. “I look for odd items, […]

Some Clovis residents exposed to TB

By Sharna Johnson, Freedom New Mexico Around 80 people in Clovis are being screened to rule out the spread of tuberculosis after a health care worker was diagnosed with TB, a state Department of Health official said Thursday. Those exposed have been clearly identified and the community at large should not be concerned, said Dr. […]

It’s Their Job: Piepkorn

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Name: Gary and Judy Piepkorn Job: The couple own and operate Almost Home Bed and Breakfast. Background: Judy is a wife and mother and currently has a certification as an oncology nurse and is working at Stanford University Hospital in California in the bone marrow transplant unit (oncology deals with cancer, which requires the status […]

Local Briefs, April 18, 2008

Democratic Women to meet Roosevelt County Democratic Women will meet at noon Monday in the conference room at Roosevelt General Hospital. Craig Cosner, candidate for New Mexico House of Representatives District 67, will be the featured speaker. All Democrats are invited to attend. CAFB adjusts flying hoursLocal residents may notice aircraft noise during later hours […]

Events Calendar April 18, 2008

TodayMelrose Schools Child Find Screenings — 9 a.m.-noon, Melrose Schools, ages birth to 5.Roosevelt County Association of Educational Retirees — 11:30 a.m., cafeteria conference room, Roosevelt General Hospital. SaturdayGirls softball tryouts — 10 a.m. 8-under, 11:30 a.m. 11-under, 1 p.m. 14-under, Portales Softball Complex.Fifth annual Kite Karnival — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Doc Stewart […]

Baskett giving back to eastern New Mexico

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Long before Hank Baskett III was a receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles, he was receiving from Clovis. Now, he’s spending his NFL days trying to give back. “You always hear the clich

Love is a simple but wondrous thing

By Joan Clayton We awakened one morning hearing pitiful “meows” of a hungry, frightened baby kitten. Three eager little boys rushed to the door and swooped him up. “Can we keep him mommy, can we keep him?” “Just until we can find a good home,” I answered firmly. We never looked for a home but […]

Religion Digest, April 18

Passover Seder planned A newly-formed Sabbath Bible Discussion Group will host a Passover Seder meal and celebration at 7 p.m. today at the Wesley Foundation student center at 1417 S. Avenue K in Portales. This year, Passover begins at sundown on Saturday. According to tradition, the Passover Seder is a Jewish ritual feast held to […]

Local pastor, teacher publishes prayer book

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By Janet Bresenham, Freedom New Mexico For most of Mara Mitchell Andrews’ 31 years of life, her father Gary has been working on researching and writing a comprehensive, practical study on prayer. Through the years, she watched as her father used a manual typewriter and made copies of his study, first for his doctoral dissertation […]

Editorial: McCain offers promising ideas to reform taxes

In a disappointing presidential campaign, we were encouraged this week by Sen. John McCain’s announced economic plan. If we squint, it almost looks like a conservative Republican platform we vaguely recall associating with that party. As far as it goes, it’s pretty good. We wish it went

Little black prom dress priceless

By Helena Rodriguez I see the little black dress dangling from a hanger in my daughter’s closet. I see the shimmering rhinestones making an elegant pattern across the otherwise bare back. I close my eyes and sense memories it will hold: Memories of prom … Laura’s senior-year prom. On Saturday night, my hita goes to […]

Sometimes, cowboys don’t smile back

One fall my husband decided to buy extra alfalfa, the idea being we could sell it during the winter and make some extra money. He stacked it behind the house so it would be easy to back trailers down the lane when people bought only a few bales. It worked. By January, people passing by […]