Nov. 7-13 Menus

The Landing 11 a.m.: Friday: Seafood platter or Barbecue ribs buffet Monday: Swiss steak or baked ham Wednesday: Carved roast beef or fried chicken buffet Thursday: Mexican cuisine buffet Whispering Winds 11 a.m.: Friday: Fish plate Monday: Meatloaf Wednesday: Barbecue beef Thursday: Chicken fried steak The End Zone 11 a.m.: Friday: Fish tacos Monday: Turkey […]

Nov. 7-13 What's Happening

Friday Hip Hop Late Nighter — 9 p.m. to 3 a.m., The End Zone. First Friday family event — 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., The Landing. Event includes family activities and buffet dinner. Information: 784-2853. First Friday Tournament — Cannon Lanes. Nine pin no-tap tournament. Nine pins down on first ball counts as a strike. […]

Officials to establish new nuclear major command

By Fred W. Baker III: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — The Air Force will stand up a new major command specifically to manage its nuclear assets, the service’s top official announced on Oct. 24. Air Force Secretary Michael B. Donley said the new command will fold into its ranks thousands of airmen and all […]

Nov. 7 Cannon Community

Mission auditions — Tops in Blue auditions deadline is Dec 2. If you sing, play an instrument, have lighting and sound engineering experience, dance, are a comedian, or can drive a large vehicle, Tops in Blue needs you. Visit:

Military deserve our thanks

By Joan Clayton: PNT religion columnist In a time of national crisis, you have always given your all. Your lives have been interrupted. You have been separated from your loved ones. Who among us can know your pain, your loneliness, and your willingness to fight for freedom? You have your life before you, yet you […]

Baskett engaged to ‘Girl Next Door’

Staff and wire reports LOS ANGELES — One of Hugh Hefner’s live-in girlfriends is trading the grotto for the gridiron. The Playboy mogul said in a statement Thursday that “The Girls Next Door” co-star Kendra Wilkinson is engaged to Philadelphia Eagles receiver and Clovis High graduate Hank Baskett. The 23-year-old model-actress has lived with Hefner […]

American Legion plans Veterans Day observance

By Sarah Meyer: PNT Staff Writer American Legion Post 31 will hold its 62nd annual Veterans Day observance beginning at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Memorial Building. Members of the American Legion’s honor guard, who perform the flag ceremony for Veterans Day, say it’s important to remember veterans. “The veterans who are really putting something […]

Local Briefs Nov. 7

PNT Staff Reports ‘Cash and carry’ sale planned Habitat for Humanity will hold a “cash and carry sale” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Bosco Hall, corner of Grand and Gamma in Clovis.The sale includes kitchen cabinets for $20, vanities for $30 and medicine cabinets for $20.Proceeds from the sale will help support […]

Conservationist discusses playa lakes

By Argen Duncan: PNT Staff Writer Playa lakes, while a difficulty in farming, help recharge the aquifer under Roosevelt County and provide important habitat for wildlife, according to a professional conservationist. Joe Whitehead, an area resource conservationist with the federal Natural Resources Conservation Service in Clovis, spoke about playa lakes, depressions that catch water when […]

It’s Their Job: Tanya Bustamante

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Editor’s Note: It’s Their Job is a regular feature on the occupations of people around Portales Name: Tanya Bustamante Job: Waitress at La Hacienda Mexican & American Restaurant Background: Bustamante was born and raised in Portales and graduated from Portales High School. Time on job: Six years What does your job entail? Normal waitress duties. […]

Mayor’s Christmas Tree program set

By Argen Duncan: PNT Staff Writer Santa is coming to Portales early this year, and he might stop at a few more houses. A tree-lighting ceremony, complete with a visit from Santa, is scheduled to brighten the evening Monday at City Hall. The evening offers a chance to give a gift to children who might […]

Be wary of what purchases support

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist Lenin — or was it Marx or Stalin? — is said to have observed that “The Capitalists will sell us the rope with which we will hang them.” This means people who are in business aren’t political philosophers but have an obligation to make their firms prosper. Thus […]

Differences can exist, but civility must win

Freedom New Mexico Regardless of whether your musical tastes ran to “Yes We Can” or “Raising McCain” this election, there’s one song you weren’t likely to hear on the 2008 campaign trail: “Kum Ba Yah.” Things got rough and tumble in a few places this year, not only in the White House race but also […]

West Texas blanks Zias 4-0

CANYON, Texas — West Texas A&M avenged a loss three weeks ago by beating Eastern New Mexico University 4-0 Wednesday in a Southwest Soccer Conference contest. Nicki Nielsen, Jacob Fynboe Jensen and Itamar Keinan each recorded a goal and an assist for the 24th-ranked Buffaloes (11-5, 5-2 SSC). WT, which is second in the SSC, […]

Band to honor Sousa

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Freedom New Mexico The Clovis Community Band will cover the stage of the historic Lyceum Theater tonight for the 16th annual John Philip Sousa Concert. John Philip Sousa played a concert on the same stage in 1928. The program includes pieces written by Sousa. Homer Tankersley will join the band as solo vocalist for two […]

Family works together in landscaping business

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Staff Writer With fountains and firewood, a Portales family is making a living together. Stan Dement operates Outdoor Designs, a landscaping and firewood sales business, with his wife, children and their spouses. A family project: Outdoor Designs started as a landscaping business a year ago and branched out into firewood in […]

Local Brief Nov. 6

A blood drive will be held from 2:30-5:30 p.m. Friday in the donor bus at Portales Public Library. Appointments can be made by calling 356-3940.

Events Calendar Nov. 6

Thursday New Mexico State Bookmobile — 9-10 a.m. Pep Post Office; 10:30-11:30 a.m. Causey Post Office; 1:30-2:30 p.m. Elida City Hall. Friends of the Library — Noon. Presentation on playas. Brown bag lunch. Spaghetti Dinner — 5:30-8 p.m. Calvary Baptist Church, 1101 W. 18th St. Sponsored by Zeta Tau Alpha to support breast cancer awareness […]

Election impact likely to take time

By Sarah Meyer: PNT Staff Writer Tuesday’s election of the nation’s first black president likely will have an impact on the nation, but local professors say the change isn’t likely to be immediate. The historic legacy of a Barack Obama presidency could be that race ceases to be a defining characteristic, said Don Elder, professor […]

Nov. 11, 1961

Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds beat Northwestern Oklahoma University Rangers with a 42-6 triumph, and prepared for their last game of the season against Arizona State College in Flagstaff.