Teddy bears take their place in class

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Teddy bears on parade mark the end of a week-long learning experience for students at L.L. Brown Early Childhood Center on Friday. Students have brought their furry little friends to class for the annual fall Teddy Bear Week celebration. Cole Rowland, 5, brought his teddy bear Zack, which is […]

Schools preparing for budget cuts

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Area schools are waiting for Gov. Bill Richardson to sign a package of measures that gives a less than 1 percent budget cut to public education. Portales Municipal Schools officials have been preparing for the budgets cuts since last summer. The cut for Portales would be between $350,000 to […]

Governor orders freeze on capital projects

By Deborah Baker: The Associated Press SANTA FE — New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson on Monday ordered a freeze on capital improvement projects around the state, criticizing lawmakers for not cutting such spending during last week’s special session. “These pork projects should be the first to be cut before we take any action that affects […]

Oct. 27 ENMU Briefs

Employee, alumni briefs • Professor of Special Education Michael F. Shaughnessy has been asked to serve as editor-in-chief of the SENG Newsletter. SENG is an abbreviation for Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted. He will assume the post Nov. 1. • The Zeta-Pi Chapter of the history national honors fraternity Phi Alph Theta welcomes […]

Angelo State turns back Zias 1-0

Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — Brandie DeBacker scored with less than 6 1/2 minutes left in regulation on Sunday, and Angelo State edged Eastern New Mexico University 1-0 in a Lone Star Conference women’s soccer match at the ENMU pitch. With the loss, in their home finale, the Zias (8-9, 3-6 LSC) were all but […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Prayer, beer pong, Ditty Bops

Good morning. Welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Tuesday morning briefing.

It’s their job: Job combines love of cars, people

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By Karl Terry: FNM Correspondent Patrick Johnson is a parts man at Carquest Auto Parts at C&S Inc. in Portales. Background: Johnson was born and raised in Portales and graduated from Portales High School. He lived in Lubbock for nine years and was a technician working on pools and spas. He returned to Portales in […]

Monday morning briefing: Richardson wants input

Good morning. Welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Monday morning briefing Governor wants your opinion Gov. Bill Richardson wants public input before deciding whether to sign, veto or partially veto bills aimed at addressing a $650 million budget shortfall The Associated Press reported lawmakers wrapped up a special session Friday and sent the bills to the […]

Library schedule/ On the shelves

Preschool Storytime is every Wednesday at 10:30 am and Thursday evening at 6 p.m. Our theme this week is “Pumpkin, Pumpkin.” Join us for stories, songs, and a short craft.

Embroidery tips featured on show

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on using stabilizers when doing embroidery, refinishing outdoor furniture and ways to deal with difficult people will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Patsy Shields represents RNK Distributing and Floriani Stabilizers, and she will show how to use stabilizers and a […]