Congressman addresses military issues

By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico The chairman of a House committee that approves funding for the military said Wednesday that Cannon Air Force Base’s future as a special operations wing is secure because of unconventional forces such as al-Qaida. U.S. Rep. Silvestre Reyes, D-Texas, said special operations will remain the preferred way to take […]

Weather good for peanut harvest

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By Sarah Meyer: PNT Staff Writer This summer’s weather has had an effect on the peanut crop, area farmers and processors say, but the warm, dry weather now is perfect for harvesting the crop. Hot winds and lack of rain early in the season and then rain when the crop was mature, as opposed to […]

Area voters cast ballots early

Freedom New Mexico Close to 25 percent of Roosevelt County’s registered voters have taken advantage of early voting, said Roosevelt County Clerk Janet Collins. “We have had days where more then 100 voters have cast their votes,” Collins said. “We have stayed continuously busy during early voting and expect the same for the last two […]

Broadway music set for civic center

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Freedom New Mexico Clovis Community College’s Cultural Art Series is bringing Broadway to Clovis at 7 p.m. Nov. 8. at the Clovis Civic Center. David Geist, veteran pianist, will perform a medley of Broadway’s greatest hits with guest singer Kendra Lyons. Geist has worked on Broadway in a variety of capacities. He has worked as […]

Nov. 4, 1935

The Portales Daily News reported that 250 children at 18 schools in Roosevelt County were vaccinated during October against smallpox. During the process, it was discovered that many of the children had impetigo, a skin disease, causing actions to be made in controlling it.

Nov. 3, 1963

A businessman from Hereford, Texas, was the only person injured in a collision between two cars near Elida on U.S. 70.

Nov. 2, 1956

A talent show was held at Causey Community Building with music by Cecil Joiner and his band with refreshments provided by the “Home Economics Girls.”

Nov. 1, 1977

Three parcels of land were designated for purchase by the Portales City Council under the Community Development grant program. Only one family was occupying a house in the grant area and plans were being made to help relocate the family.

Oct. 31, 1952

Portales Daily News ran a picture of two white-sheeted “ghosts” on its front page with this caption: “GHOST HUDDLE — These two ghosts are huddling over plans for Halloween as the Daily News camera catches them. The photographer did not stay around long enough to learn their exact plans, however.”

Oct. 30, 1961

Hick’s Automatic Laundry & Dry Cleaners ran an ad in the Portales News Tribune asking, “Have you tired our new coin-operated dry cleaners?”

Oct. 29, 1941

Glen Rutliff, a sophomore at State College from Floyd, was awarded the American Farmers Degree at the National Future Farmers of America convention in Kansas city. He was the second Roosevelt County citizen to have ever received the award at the time.

West Texas A&M turns back Zias

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By Eric Butler, Freedom New Mexico Correspondent PORTALES — Wearing a sweat-soaked jersey by the end of the night, Veronica Valdez-Kent was the picture of a hard-working player on a team struggling mighty. Valdez, a former Canyon High standout, is a sophomore outside hitter for the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team. On the other […]

Zia cowgirls take second at Texas Tech rodeo

Freedom New Mexico LUBBOCK — Eastern New Mexico University’s rodeo teams wrapped up their fall schedule over the weekend at Texas Tech, with the women finishing second behind Clarendon College and the men placing 13th out of 15 teams.

Oct. 29, 2008 Letters to the Editor

Library friend seeks support for general obligation bond On behalf of the Friends of the Portales Public Library, this letter is to urge everyone to support Library General Obligation Bond B in the upcoming general election. Library GO Bond B will bring nearly $200,000 to Roosevelt County, benefiting the Portales Public Library as well as […]

West Texas A&M sweeps Zias

By Eric Butler: FNM Correspondent Wearing a sweat-soaked jersey by the end of the night, Veronica Valdez-Kent was the picture of a hard-working player on a team struggling mighty. Valdez, a former Canyon High standout, is a sophomore outside hitter for the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team. On the other end of the court […]

Campaign finance needs true reform

Freedom New Mexico Republican presidential candidate John McCain has suggested

VA vows timely GI Bill payments

By Tom Philpott: PNT columnist The new Post-9/11 GI Bill, which on average will double the value of education benefits for eligible veterans, will be launched on schedule next August and begin making payments to students and colleges next fall. That’s just as Congress intended, says a senior Department of Veterans Affairs official. Keith M. […]

Voters deserve chance to set terms

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico columnist In the last 12 months, mayors of Clovis and Portales have said it was time to go, even though no term limits existed. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said it was time to stay, even though term limits do exist. Bloomberg is seeking a third term as mayor, […]

Ambulance fees to increase

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PNT Staff Report

Local Briefs Oct. 29

PNT Staff Reports Obama representative to visit Clovis, Portales U.S. Rep. Silvestre Reyes, D-Texas, is visiting eastern New Mexico today on behalf of the presidential campaign of Barack Obama.He will be at the Clovis-Curry County Chamber of Commerce from 12:15-1:30 p.m., visit Cannon Air Force Base from 2-3 p.m., and meet with community leaders from […]