Schools purge special education records

PNT Staff Report

July 13 Police Blotter

Portales police log samples from the past week: Monday 3:58 p.m.: Caller on S. Roosevelt Road U said a cow was in his front yard and he wanted assistance to move it. No incident report filed. 8:32 p.m.: Caller living on North K street said neighbors kept shooting fireworks into her yard despite asking them […]

Concert will benefit family of cancer victim

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer SOS Outlet in Portales is hosting a concert to benefit the family of a 6-year-old Clovis girl who died of leukemia July 4. Organizer and SOS Outlet manager Rocky Banda said admission to Music Fest would be any donation, even food gift certificates, to help Harley Pena’s family with […]

Woman right to act on suspicions

By Anita Tedaldi: PNT columnist A reader sent me a few emails asking for advice for a problem she was having with her fianc

Missing my swamp…not really

By Karl Terry: PNT columnist Some years in eastern New Mexico we can go all summer with just a handful of 100 degree-plus days. Apparently this isn’t going to be one of them. With a week nearly full of temperatures above the century mark what little rain we’ve received lately has been more than offset. […]

New credit bill will be painful fix for economy

Freedom New Mexico Banks are quietly changing credit card terms because of a law approved by Congress, ostensibly to prevent credit card abuses. Its effect, however, will be to restrict credit further and prompt banks to switch fixed-interest accounts to variable rates that can be increased even more quickly. The nobly named Credit Card Accountability, […]

Fondant featured on show

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on saving time and money when decorating and working with cake fondant will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and 2 p.m. Saturday. Author and decorating expert Jack Warner will talk about the concept of a game plan in decorating and share tips from the […]

July 11, 2008 Sports Briefs

Soccer camp set The Clovis Youth Soccer Association is sponsoring a Soccer Speed and Skills Camp July 13-17 at Spencer Field. The camp is open to players ages 5-13 Times and each groups each day: • 4:30 p.m.-5:15 p.m.

No relief in sight

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Bahama Babes — and the shaved ice stand’s employees — are busy these days. The line stayed four- to five-deep through the late afternoon Friday at the stand along 14th Street in Clovis. Workers Lacey Followill and Alisa Aguilar colored ice-filled styrofoam cups with 87 flavors, ranging from cherry […]

Open meeting set to discuss Gidding Street post office closure

Freedom New Mexico The postal service is holding an open house meeting to seek public feedback and discuss the possible consolidation of Clovis’ Gidding Street post office. The meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. July 16 at 417 Gidding Street. In April, postal officials said the Gidding office was being considered for […]

U.S. House approves $68 million for Cannon Air Force Base projects

Freedom New Mexico More than $68 million for Cannon Air Force Base was approved Friday by the U.S. House of Representatives, according to a release from Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, D-N.M. The FY 2010 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act passed the House of Representatives by a 415-3 vote. Items for Cannon include: • […]

Egg plant fire kills nearly 1 million chickens

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Nearly a million chickens died in Thursday’s fire at Cal-Maine Foods in Parmer County, Texas, a company spokesperson said today. Delores McMillin with Cal-Maine Foods said 800,000 chickens in five houses were wiped out by the fire and smoke. Four laying houses, chickens and all, were consumed by the […]

Private firm to review Taser shooting

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico A private firm is investigating last week’s Taser-dart shooting of a Tucumcari teen to determine whether any policies were violated and whether excessive force was used. Tucumcari City Manager Bobbye Rose wrote via e-mail the Albuquerque-based Robert Caswell Investigations was recommended by the New Mexico Municipal League. She said […]

Class takes over dig site

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By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico One dig site at Blackwater Draw, for all anybody knows, might have been a gold mine for a graduate student back in the 1960s. But Alberto Isequilla didn’t get everything out of the pit he started digging. Now, a new generation of anthropology students at Eastern New Mexico University […]

Getting to know: Leroy Thomas

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Leroy Thomas is a Portales resident and owner of The Print Shop.With his wife, Gaynelle, Thomas cooks and delivers lunch for Habitat for Humanity construction volunteers about once a month and works with Meals on Wheels. He also is a member of the Portales Rotary Club and the New Mexico Christian Children’s Home board of […]

Portales man sentenced in sex case

Freedom New Mexico A 27-year-old Portales man was sentenced Thursday to three years in prison for one count of sexual penetration of a child. Lucifer Gardner was given the prison term as part of a plea agreement for the offense committed in March, 2008 against a 4-year-old girl. The sentence agreement was for 15 years […]

Students take cyber safety seriously

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By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer The avenues of communication between men and women have widened considerably with the advent of the Internet and cellular services. For those overly persistent in amorous pursuits, the phone and in-person contact have been supplemented by e-mail, Twitter and Web pages such as Facebook and MySpace. It’s no wonder, […]

Egg plant in Parmer County on fire

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Freedom New Mexico Four buildings with laying hens were destroyed by fire Thursday at the Cal-Maine egg plant near U.S. Highway 60 and Farm to Market Road 3333 in Parmer County. The fire started about 6 p.m. (CDT) when Cal-Maine’s employees were heading home for the day, Parmer County Sheriff Randy Geries said. No injuries […]

Commissioners approve county manager pay raise

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Roosevelt County Commissioners have given the county manager a 4 percent pay raise, citing her performance and experience as the reasons. The commission voted unanimously, with Commissioner Jake Lopez absent, for Charlene Hardin’s pay increase after a closed session at their meeting Tuesday in the County Courthouse. “She deserved […]

Obama’s words of sacrifice vague

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist I don’t know what President Obama means when he says “We must all expect to sacrifice during these times.” But never mind the details. Does he want to enact laws that force us to sacrifice? Is that his job? What exactly does the president consider a sacrifice? Does […]