Glow sticks light way at Clovis Relay for Life

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By Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico If Friday’s Clovis Relay for Life at Ned Houk Park is any indication, cancer has a tough fight on its hands. More than 1,000 people flooded the park, north of Clovis, to show their support for loved ones, raise money for cancer research and simply bond with other cancer […]

Health secretary addresses issues

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By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Writer New Mexico’s Secretary of Health, Alfredo Vigil, was in Portales on Thursday and Friday looking over the Department of Health offices and speaking with local health care workers. Vigil was appointed as the Secretary of Health in June 2007. He has since been working with health officials and staff […]

Rural Water Authority chair says Ute pipeline must be built somehow

By Gabriel Monte, Freedom New Mexico CLOVIS

Trader Horn’s True Value marks half century in business

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer Charlie and Norma Horn opened a small bargain store in Portales in 1958. Over half a century, the business has evolved from a small bargain and surplus store to a hardware store, and today, a home center. Trader Horn’s True Value Hardware — now owned by Max and June […]

Downtown master plan to be unveiled

By Sarah Meyer, PNT Staff Writer A master plan for downtown Portales will be discussed during a public meeting from 5-8 p.m. Monday at the Memorial Building. The plan is the result of a public planning process held last fall. The goal of the plan is to develop a more livable, walkable downtown, said City […]

It’s Their Job: Drew Tatum

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By Chris Romero, PNT Correspondent Name: Drew Tatum Job: District Judge, Division II of the 9th Judicial District Background: Tatum grew up in the area and graduated from University of New Mexico with a degree in political science and psychology, then went to law school at the University of Tulsa in Oklahoma. Afterwards he joined […]

Events Calendar May 2, 2008

SaturdayRascal’s Rummage Sale, fundraiser for Sundance Ranch Feline Sancutuary — 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., 601 E. Llano Estacado, ClovisCinco de Mayo Celebration — 1-6 p.m., Lindsey Park SundayHigh Plains Film Festival — 1-5 p.m. University Theatre Center, call to reserve free admission 562-2373 MondayMelrose High School Spring Concert — 5 p.m. MHS Commons AreaDowntown […]

Joe’s Boot Shop to host fourth calf roping

By Eric Butler, PNT Correspondent You can find events all over the country these days that consist of calf roping and only calf roping. Breaking apart from the traditional rodeo slate of competitions, much the same way bull riding has done, calf roping has carved out its own niche among cowboys looking to make some […]

Religion Calendar May 2

Today Sabbath Bible Discussion Group — 7 p.m. every other Friday. Led by Frederico “Rico” Rosendo and Sean Shepherd, who are both Messianic Jews. Hosted by the Wesley Foundation student center, 1417 S. Ave. K. Information: Shepherd: 749-5314 or Rosendo: 629-8352. Saturday Mission Trip Benefit Fundraiser — Beginning at 8 a.m. Multi-family garage sale to […]

Celebrate the joy that comes from Jesus

By Joan Clayton Today is the day to be happy and it can be a lifestyle. Life is glorious. Taste it. Smell it. It is delicious. Go barefooted. Sing. Laugh. Smile. Give yourself away. Win the prize. It’s called joy, “…the joy of the Lord will make you strong” (Nehemiah 8:10). You can do anything […]

Group plans mission trip to China, Vietnam

By Janet Bresenham, Freedom New Mexico Sasha Parker and Casey O’Connor know their mission trip this month to China and Vietnam will be life-changing. The two Eastern New Mexico University freshmen, both 19, said they also expect the experience to increase their faith and deepen their relationships with God. “I know God’s going to change […]

Association of Counties brings meeting to Portales

By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer The New Mexico Association of Counties is meeting in Portales today for the first time in its history. The group plans to discuss issues ranging from county budgets and wildfires, to CPR training for state employees and federal benefits for jail inmates. Representatives from all of the state’s 33 […]

Editorial: Listing polar bears as endangered a scary proposition

There’s no documented, let alone alarming, loss of lovable, fuzzy polar bears. But freedom-loving Americans ought to be alarmed at what’s proposed under the guise of saving the furry critters. The federal government is considering designating polar bears as an endangered species, a leap in logic in light of the confusion about whether their numbers […]

Cinco de Mayo a part of U.S. history

By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer Welcome to Cinco de Mayo 101. For today’s history lesson — which will not include step-by-step instructions on how to make the ultimate taco; watch the Today show for that — we’ll learn actual history. Some of you may ask, “Why is Cinco de Mayo celebrated in the U.S.?” […]