Restaurants pulling tomatoes off menu

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico New Mexico residents aren’t seeing red. Since food establishments pulled tomatoes due to Salmonella risks on Friday, local restaurants are noticing a visual impact on food, but not much else. “Nobody’s really said anything about it,” said Misty Baca, a store manager at Clovis’ Mabry Street Dairy Queen. “We […]

Bethel Highway work starts Monday

PNT Staff Report The New Mexico Department of Transportation chip seal crew is improving 21 miles of roadway in Roosevelt County beginning Monday, according to a NMDOT press release. Chip seal operations will start at the junction of N.M. 236 (Bethel Highway) and N.M. 267 and end at N.M 236 and U.S. 70. Work is […]

Local Briefs June 8, 2008

VBS opens at Grace Baptist Church Vacation Bible School begins Monday at Grace Baptist Church, 2000 S. Main, Portales. The school continues from 6-8:30 p.m. dialy through Friday. Information: Mark Butler, 791-0100

Events Calendar June 8, 2008

TodayCurry County Trade Days — 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Curry County Fairgrounds TuesdayRoosevelt County Health Council — 4 p.m. Memorial Building Portales Arts Council — 5:30 p.m. Memorial Building WednesdayOld Fort Days and Rodeo — Information: 355-7705 ThursdayOld Fort Days and Rodeo — Information: 355-7705 FridayOld Fort Days and Rodeo — Information: 355-7705Route 66 […]

Editorial: Legal notices should remain in newspapers

Perhaps local newspapers and local governments should come to an agreement in which each party says to the other: We reserve the right to take issue with how you do your job, but we’ll stop short of actually trying to do your job. This proposition comes to mind because of efforts across the country, in […]

Yesterday’s children’s shows taught moral lessons

By Judy Brandon As I sat the other night and watched the lineup of shows on television, my mind went back to “The Howdy Doody Show.” As a kid, I was a big Howdy Doody fan. Buffalo Bob began every show with a question: “Kids, what time is it?” And the children would eagerly respond: […]

Blogging allows communication without restraint

By Anita Doberman I used to think that blogging was something for young people or those who had a specific interest in some obscure topic. In other words, not something for a mom busy with children. I looked askance when people talked about a blogging “community” that brought them closer to others. It seemed anonymous […]

Rodeoers have long careers in mind

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By Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent Illusions of invincibility are part of the realm of a young man. It doesn’t take very much falling off horses or getting rammed by steers to change a mind though. Ryan Gray and Josh Peek are two cowboys in their 20s who did very well on day two of the […]

Local summer happenings

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Freedom New Mexico Looking for something to do this summer? Here is a list of some events happening in the eastern New Mexico area. Today • Pioneer Days — 8 p.m., PRCA Rodeo at Curry County Fairgrounds. • Curry County Trade Days — 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Curry County Fairgrounds. Information: 762-8827. Sunday • Curry County […]

Pioneers honor their heritage

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By Keely McDowell: Freedom New Mexico Area women shared part of a vanishing legacy through their stories about growing up in a less privileged time Friday at the Pioneer Women’s Breakfast in Clovis. “We worked from daylight to sunset and had to stay out of school for weeks at a time,” Lorraine Horton, 85, said. […]