May 8 -May 10 Movie Schedule

Friday7 p.m. — Fast and Furious, PG-13 Saturday4 p.m. — Monsters vs. Aliens, PG7 p.m. — Adventureland, R Sunday4 p.m. — Monsters vs. Aliens, PG7 p.m. — Fast and Furious, PG-13 Information: 784-2582

May 8 -May 14 What's Happening

Today Push-up competition — all day at Fitness Center. Relay for Life — Ned Houk Park. Opening ceremony with parade of teams begins at 6 p.m. 17th annual Food Drive — Hosted by the National Association of Letter Carriers. Place nonperishable food items by your mailbox for letter carriers to pick up. Citizens may also […]

May 8 Honors

The following Cannon airmen were recognized at the weekly wing staff meeting on Tuesday: • Staff Sgt. Jason Derocher, 27th Special Operations Electric Maintenance Squadron, received the Quarterly Weapons Safety award. • Staff Sgt. Michael Clark, 27th Special Operations Logistic Readiness Squadron, received the Quarterly Ground Safety Award. • Tech. Sgt. Worth Peterson, 27th Special […]

May 8 Cannon Community

National Police Week — The following activities are being held or participated by members of the 27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron as part of National Police Week. • Saturday — Annual motorcycle rally. Lunch, raffles and more beginning at 8:30 a.m. at High Plains Harley Davidson in Clovis. • Monday — Defender stakes. Memory […]

USDA offers workshops

PNT Staff Report Farmers can sign up for a U.S. Department of Agriculture 2009 Producer Sustainable Workshop on Aug. 26 in Clovis. The event focuses on resource management that illustrates several conservation practices, and includes hands-on experience. Natural Resources Conservation Service agronomist Rudy Garcia said the steps the workshop outlines are critical to sustainability. Registration: […]

Jennyslippers plan bazaar

PNT Staff Report Jennyslippers, the Women’s Associates of the Chamber of Commerce in Muleshoe, is taking applications for booth space at their annual Arts and Crafts Bazaar. The bazaar is set for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Bailey County Civic Center, located at 2200 W. American Blvd. in Muleshoe. Admission is […]

Livestock group joins association

PNT Staff Report Wofford Livestock of Portales has joined the American Angus Association, according to a news release. The association has nearly 33,000 active adult and junior members, making it the largest beef cattle registry association in the world. Its computerized records include detailed information on nearly 16 million registered Angus, the release said. These […]

Volunteer finds food pantry ministry rewarding

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Michael Marshall has lived in Portales for seven years and is the post office manager for Eastern New Mexico University. He is a volunteer for a food pantry ministry through Central Christian Church. How did you get involved with volunteering work? I helped the guy who actually started our food pantry ministry. We used to […]

Little effect from food labeling

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Almost two months into the use of country of origin labeling for a variety of raw foods, producers and stores are seeing small effects. March 16, federally mandated rules went into effect to require that numerous foods must be labeled with country of origin. Included on the list are […]

Ruidoso targets Portales’ city manager

By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Reporter Portales’ city manager is negotiating a contract to become the Ruidoso village manager. Ruidoso Mayor Ray Nunley said his village council agreed at their meeting Wednesday night to let their attorney work out the contract with Debi Lee. If Lee accepts the position, Nunley said her start date is […]

No shortcuts to love

By Joan Clayton: PNT columnist My husband looked forward to Sunday lunch at Mother’s house. He longed to eat her light, crusty, piping-hot rolls. Try as I might, I could never duplicate Mother’s homemade rolls. I used the same recipe, but they never turned out right.

Nudge-ocrats have own agenda

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist Ideas do have consequences and this is quite evident with the current administration’s adoption of what has been labeled — or mislabeled — “libertarian paternalism.” Two political economists, Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein,

Thief got exactly what was deserved

By Baxter Black: FNM columnist The Discovery Channel and Animal Planet have now exposed our suburban children to the dog-eat-dog reality of nature.

Obama strategy for Afghanistan poorly planned

Freedom New Mexico The Obama administration has announced it may have to turn to military personnel, mainly reservists with relevant civilian skills, to fill hundreds of posts that had been intended for civilian experts. The Obama strategy for Afghanistan announced last month included a dramatic increase in “nation-building” efforts that would include, as President Obama […]

Portales man sentenced in home invasion

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer A Portales man has received a sentence of 12 years in the state penitentiary in the 2008 beating of a then-82-year-old woman and the burglary of her house. Joel Zertuche, 19, was given the maximum sentence Wednesday after being convicted of aggravated burglary and conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary […]

High Plains Film Festival features professional workshops

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University is hosting the second annual High Plains Film Festival 8 a.m. Sunday in the University Theatre Center. Special guests are ENMU alumni and professional actors Michelle Tomlinson and Landall Goolsby, as well as documentary filmmaker Erin Hudson and producer Jon LeBlanc. The festival begins with […]

College graduations feature elected officials

A pair of New Mexico’s elected officials are in eastern New Mexico the next two weekends as keynote speakers for area college graduations. Lt. Gov. Diane Denish is the commencement speaker at the Clovis Community College graduation, set for 6 p.m. Friday at the Clovis Civic Center. There are 123 students eligible for graduation — […]

Business feature: Valley Furniture has been in business more than 50 years

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Valley Furniture Inc., has been selling furniture to Portales residents since 1957. Scott and Janett Davis purchased the store from Scott’s parents in 2006. Since then, they have been working to meet the needs of their customers. The Davises grew up in Portales and graduated from Eastern New Mexico […]

Bingaman supports reappointment of Portales resident on peanut board

Freedom New Mexico WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman on Wednesday asked U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to reappoint Portales resident Jimmie Shearer to the Peanut Standards Board for the Southwest Region. Shearer is president and CEO of Sunland, Inc., the nation’s largest handler of Valencia peanuts. Shearer is an original member of the board, […]

Press release: Portales man sentenced to maximum for home invasion

Clovis, NM ~ Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler announced today that Joel Zertuche, age 19, was sentenced to 12 years in the Department of Corrections.