Cooking with fruit featured on show

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on kid-friendly citrus recipes, talking with teenagers and needles and threads for sewing and quilting will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Kymberly Meade is the marketing coordinator with TexaSweet Citrus Marketing Inc. in Mission, Texas, and she will discuss the […]

International Education Week aims to unite students

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer International Education Week gives Eastern New Mexico University students a chance to learn about different cultures from international students. The week-long event kicks off Monday with a Ping-Pong double championship. ENMU students Taylor Berger and Bryan Summy are doubles partners in the Ping-Pong championship. Berger said the international week […]

Little Miss Merry Christmas contest seeks contestants

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer The Little Miss Merry Christmas contest is searching for contestants before the cut off date Monday. Right now, five girls are in the running for the spot. Roosevelt Chamber of Commerce Manager Mandi Park said people can call her or come by the chamber to fill out registration forms […]

Statewide children in need of families

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer As far as the Wofford kids are concerned, they chose their parents. When they needed a permanent family, three of the five children decided they wanted Sherill and Alan Wofford of Portales to become their parents. So they called and made the request. Unbeknownst to the children, the Woffords […]

Constituents were King’s top priority

By Karl Terry: PNT columnist As I grew up and came of age it seemed Bruce King had always been governor of New Mexico. With three different terms he was in the governor’s chair a long time. It seemed the man, who passed away Friday at 85, truly loved the job of governor and the […]

Female veterans face unique issues

By Anna Crook: Guest columnist The recent tragedy at the Fort Hood Army Post in Texas reminds us just how much we value and appreciate the men and women who bravely serve our nation. This Army post houses soldiers who have returned from deployment in the Middle East and others who will travel to combat […]

Competition keeps health costs down

Freedom New Mexico Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of three editorials on Canada’s health care system. It is provided by editorial writers of The Colorado Springs Gazette.

Former governor Bruce King remembered for compassion, fairness

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer

United Way director: Companies ‘bread and butter’ of fundraising campaign

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By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico Anyone who works in a Clovis or Portales office with more than a dozen people is likely aware that “‘tis the season” for United Way fund drives. After all, it’s companies with several employees that Erinn Burch, executive director of the United Way of Eastern New Mexico, calls the […]

Roosevelt County men fined for poaching

Freedom New Mexico Two men were fined and one sentenced to jail after pleading guilty Oct. 21 to poaching charges. Jacob Gaines, 21, of Roosevelt County was sentenced to 30 days in jail and fined $2,255 for poaching a deer and antelope. Wade Richardson, 23, of Portales pleaded guilty to unlawful killing of an antelope […]

Former New Mexico Gov. Bruce King dies at age 85

The Associated Press SANTA FE — Former New Mexico Gov. Bruce King was a back-slapping, hand-pumping, old-fashioned politician, equally at home on the ranch or in the Roundhouse. His death, at 85, marks the end of an era in New Mexico politics. King was with family members at his ranch in Stanley when he died […]

Friday morning briefing: McDonald’s expanding

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Helton signs in-state prospects

Freedom New Mexico First-year Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Andrew Helton signed two Albuquerque players, guards Kyle Lantz of Manzano and Michael Maya of Valley, to national letters of intent for the 2010-11 season. Lantz helped Manzano to a 26-3 record last season, averaging 12 points per game and shooting 48 percent from […]

Wide receiver Poku earns all-LSC first team honors

Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University junior wide receiver Jesse Poku has been named to the All-Lone Star Conference South Division first team in football. Poku, from Murphy, Texas, caught nearly eight passes per game and led NCAA Division II in receptions and yards per game for much of the season. The […]

Portales police make marijuana bust

Freedom New Mexico A Portales man and Lovington woman face felony charges after police say they caught the pair Wednesday with 58 pounds of marijuana. David Howl, 42, and Melissa Flowers, 39, are charged with distribution of marijuana, according to Portales Deputy Chief Lonnie Berry. Bond was set at $50,000 each. Both were jailed in […]

Annual Christmas program set for Monday

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Portales’ annual toy drive is coming to town, and this year, a lucky donor can have milk and cookies with Santa and Mrs. Claus. The Lighting of the Tree ceremony Monday is set to kick off the Mayor’s Christmas Toy Drive: Operation Santa Cop for this Christmas season. A […]

Junior class hosting spaghetti supper

Freedom New Mexico The Portales High School junior class has planned a spaghetti dinner and auction to raise funds for prom from noon to 2 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. Sunday in the school cafeteria. Live auctions of desserts and other items are scheduled to start at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. A silent auction is […]

Let freedom ring in America

By Joan Clayton: PNT columnist Freedom doesn’t come cheap. It comes with blood and tears. Soldiers have been separated from loved ones. Who among us can know their pain, loneliness and willingness to fight for freedom? The military personnel have given their time away from families, yet they think of protecting those they love, our […]

Getting to know: Volunteer carries on leadership tradition

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Joy Levacy, co-owner of Levacy Sprinklers Inc. on N.M. 267, has served as the organizational leader of the Winners’ Circle 4-H Club for five years and is the secretary of the Roosevelt County Fair Junior Livestock Sale. She is stepping down as the Winners Circle leader, but plans to continue helping the club for another […]

My cowboy pride has taken a hard hit

By Baxter Black: PNT columnist I was wounded. I got cracked across the bridge of my nose. Not that my nose needs to do anything to attract attention. As one friend put it, “Bax, if you’d lie flat on your back in the sun, we could tell time.” Of course, the next day I had […]