God gives peace to the heart

By Joan Clayton: PNT Columnist Christmas getting closer led to tempers getting shorter. My days became a frenzy of trying to accomplish tasks in one week that normally take a month. “I just need one more thing to do. Let me out at that store for just a minute. I’ll be right back.” My husband […]

Churches make Thanksgiving dinner community event

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By Celena Cordova: PNT staff writer Six years ago, several members of the community and churches decided to join together to form the Portales Community Outreach. This year, the outreach will be hosting its sixth annual free community Thanksgiving dinner at the Memorial Building. The dinner began when Veda Urioste, Elvia Garcia and Joe Parie […]

Business feature: Western Bank to offer new services, facility

By Celena Cordova: PNT staff writer The dirt plot with dried grass that lies between Prudential Master Properties and Ray’s Lube Center on North Chicago is not just another piece of land. It is the future home of the Portales branch of the Western Bank. The Portales branch has been open 12 years, and it’s […]

ENMU jazz ensemble, brass choir hosting concert

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Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico University brass choir and jazz ensemble will hold its inaugural combined concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 3 in the Campus Union Building Ballroom. The concert is free and open to the public. The jazz ensemble will be directed by Chris Beaty and the brass choir will be directed […]

Police investigate Texico death as homicide

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico A man killed Tuesday night in Texico was shot during a robbery attempt, according to the Curry County Sheriff’s Office. Elvin Osmin Orellanna Rivera was a Honduran national working for an area dairy, District Attorney Matt Chandler said. Officials estimated his age as late teens or 20s. Police were […]

Portales man convicted of trafficking cocaine

PNT Staff Report Genaro Solis-Cordoba, 31, of Portales has been convicted of trafficking cocaine, a second-degree felony, and given the maximum sentence of nine years in the New Mexico Department of Corrections, according to Roosevelt County Chief Deputy Sheriff Malin Parker. Solis-Cordoba was tried, convicted and sentenced Tuesday on charges stemming from an investigation on […]

Events Calendar Nov. 27

Thursday Community Thanksgiving Dinner — 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Memorial Building, corner of Seventh Street and Abilene Avenue. All are welcome. Free. Saturday Christmas Toy Drive — 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Wal-Mart. Accepting donations of new, unwrapped toys for Mayor’s Christmas Toy Drive: Operation Santa Cop. The events calendar is a daily listing that contains meeting and […]

Real cowboy doesn’t mess around

By Baxter Black: PNT columnist When I say Alvin was a cowboy, I mean in the most basic sense. With a horse and a rope, a box of matches and a cinch ring, a pocket knife and a piggin’ string, he could do the job. Dick ran cows on some pretty rough country in southern […]

Payments coming from your pocket

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist It was as if President George Bush became Santa Claus. An MSNBC anchor announced the president signed into law a bill that extends unemployment compensation payments to jobless Americans and said, without flinching, this is “good news.” Only mainstream nonpartisan media can carry this off. For starters, extending […]

Best gifts given aren’t bought at Black Friday

Freedom New Mexico It’s Black Friday; do you know where your Christmas shoppers are at? Traditionally, the day after Thanksgiving is when the holiday shopping season moves into high gear. Today has become known as Black Friday because it’s when many American retailers start to tip over from “red” deficit spending to keep their doors […]

Texas Christian thrashes Falcons

USAF photo: Tech. Sgt. Julie Briden-Garcia Air Force Falcon tailback Asher Clark fumbles the ball, forcing a scramble during the game. Texas Christian University beat Air Force, 44-10 in Amon G. Carter Stadium at Fort Worth, Texas, on Saturday. By Maj. Brett Ashworth: U.S. Air Force Academy Public Affairs U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — […]

Nov. 26 -Dec. 2 Menus

The Landing 11 a.m.: Friday: Baked or fried fish buffet Monday: Fried pork chop buffet Tuesday: Spaghetti and meatballs Wednesday: Carved roast beef or pork loin buffet Thursday: Mexican cuisine buffet Whispering Winds 11 a.m.: Friday: Fish plate Monday: Meatloaf Tuesday: Fried chicken Wednesday: Barbecue beef Thursday: Chicken fried steak The End Zone 11 a.m.: […]

Nov. 26 -Dec. 2 What's Happening

Wednesday Wild Wednesdays — 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Cannon Lanes. All you can bowl for $6.

Caprock Inn gets makeover

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Cannon Connections: Argen Duncan Southwest Carpet employee Adrian Nunez rolls up carpet removed from one of the buildings at Caprock Inn. The rooms in the building that temporarily houses mostly unmarried personnel are being redone. By Argen Duncan: Cannon Connections Cannon Air Force Base temporary lodging is getting a face lift. Caprock Inn Superintendent Master […]

Child’s cell phone use family matter

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Nov. 28-30 Movie Schedule

Friday 7 p.m. — Max Payne, PG-13 Saturday 4 p.m. — W, PG-13 7 p.m. — The Express, PG Sunday 4 p.m. — The Express, PG 7 p.m. — Max Payne, PG-13 Next week: Dec. 5 7 p.m. — The Secret Life of Bees, PG-13 Dec. 6 4 p.m. — High School Musical 3: Senior […]

Open enrollment ongoing for civilian benefits

Air Force News Service RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Air Force officials here announced the open season for three civilian benefit programs continues until Dec. 8. The three programs are the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, or FEHB; the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program, or FEDVIP; and the Federal Flexible Spending Account, […]

Nov. 26 Cannon Community

Commissary holiday hours — The commissary will be open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Hounds grab first win against USW

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By Mickey Winfield, Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan believes it’s sometimes easier to coach after a positive outing than a negative game, and he’s got that opportunity now after the Greyhounds earned their first win of the season at home Tuesday night, beating the University of the Southwest […]

Nov. 26 Floyd News

Transitions Birthdays and Anniversaries: Saturday —Nelson Rector; Mary Goff