Reader submitted: Portales black belts take home gold, silver, bronze medals

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By Steve Blakeley: Eastern New Mexico Taekwon-Do Black belts from Eastern New Mexico Taekwon-Do spent part of last week in Philadelphia, Pa., qualifying for the International Taekwon-Do World Championships. This is the equivalent of qualifying for the Olympic games of most sports. On April 24, Master Steve Blakeley, 7th Degree senior instructor of Eastern New […]

ENMU hosting 5th annual mud volleyball tournament

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By Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer The fifth annual Mud Volleyball tournament is 10 a.m. Saturday at Eastern New Mexico University on the lawn behind Lincoln Hall. Changes this year include the addition of scholarships, a concession stand and music. “There will be five courts, double elimination and it is open to college students and […]

Friday morning briefing: Back yard video and fashion

Good morning. It’s Freedom New Mexico’s Friday briefing. Video of the day Rare stuff lurking in an important collection at Eastern New Mexico University…and it’s Right in your backyard. Website of the day Plan your next vacation in New Mexico. Visit the state’s tourism website: http://www.newmexico.org/ Mini walk set Barry Elementary School students will be […]

Portales students putting artistic talent on display

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Portales students of all ages are showing off their artistic side Saturday. Each school, kindergarten through 12th grade, is scheduled to participate in this weekend’s District Art Show. The come-and-go event is open to the public and includes refreshments and live entertainment by Portales students. “The art show is […]

Immigration reform should not be rushed

Freedom Newspapers This viewpoint, which reflects those of Freedom Communications, was written by the editorial staff at the Orange County (Calif.) Register. Sen. Lindsey Graham seems the odd man out in Congress these days. The South Carolina Republican has taken heat from both parties for trying to work with the Democratic majority on major legislation, […]

Their View: Assessor candidate seeks better representation for taxpayers

New Mexico’s primary elections are June 1. KENNER CARRASCO is a Republican candidate for Roosevelt County tax assessor. He’s running against TEX BELCHER. Here’s what Carrasco had to say when we asked about his qualifications for the job:

Faith in government unfounded

By Tibor Machan: Freedom columnist Enthusiast for increasing government regulations of people in business, including those in the financial markets, never bother to answer the one basic question that any rational person would need to have answered before joining them as champions of their proposed remedies of our economic wows. This question is, “Why would […]

My turn: In search of pedantic fame

By Wendel Sloan: PNT columnist If ignorance is bliss, I’m in unawareness heaven about common knowledge. After snoozing through my church alarm, I recently spent pajama-time reading the King James Bible. When I mentioned to Portales theologian friend Isaiah Vance that I’d noticed apparent ambiguities, he dashed my hopes of being a scholarly Magellan, saying […]

Farmers’ Electric receives $28.1 million USDA loan

The Associated Press CLOVIS — Farmers’ Electric Cooperative of Clovis is receiving a $28.1 million loan to upgrade its electric delivery system for seven counties in eastern New Mexico and three in Texas. The cooperative will use the money to expand service to current customers and extend service to new customers. It also will replace […]

Press release: ENMU trio earns weekly LSC track and field honors

RICHARDSON, TEXAS — Daniel Draper (Jr., T, Moriarty, N.M./Moriarty HS), Nicole Reid (So., D, Pueblo, Colo./East HS) and Kassie Daugherty (So., T, Bridgeport, Texas/Bridgeport HS) from the Eastern New Mexico University track and field teams earned Lone Star Conference weekly honors for their performance at the Arizona State University Sun Devil Open, last Saturday. The […]

Press Release: Chaco Canyon talk cancelled at ENMU

The Cynthia Irwin-Williams Lecture

Courthouse closing for funeral

Freedom New Mexico The Roosevelt County Courthouse is scheduled to be closed 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday for funeral services for Sheriff’s Office Capt. Rick Short.

Goats provide effective weed control

By Glenda Price: New Mexico columnist Remember that old song, “Bill Grogan’s Goat?” After the goat ate three red shirts off the clothesline Bill “gave him a whack” and tied him to the railroad track. When the whistle blew and the train drew nigh the goat “gave three groans of awful pain, coughed up those […]

Candidate profiles: Roosevelt County tax assessor

PNT staff Editor’s note: Two Republicans are seeking the nomination for Roosevelt County Assessor in the June 1 primary election. No Democrats filed as candidates. The following profiles are part of a series on candidates in local races. Both candidates were asked the same set of questions. Tex L. Belcher (Incumbent) • Why do you […]

Thursday morning briefing: Family night, the census and Oldsmobiles

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Thursday briefing.Please note: There is a high-wind watch in effect today and tonight. Family night Yucca Middle School is hosting Family Night today from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Topics covered will include transition and math. Sixth graders and families from Yucca’s feeder schools are also invited […]

In Tribute: Portales officer described as fun-loving, loyal

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Capt. Richard “Rick” N. Short was a jokester and an avid golfer with a big heart, the people who knew him say. A Portales native, Short, 49, died Tuesday of a heart attack while off duty. “He was a very loving, caring, honest man; a great […]

Ticket feature: CCC students to perform songs from broadway hits

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Freedom New Mexico Students of Clovis Community College’s Broadway-style singing class are putting on a performance Monday night. The show will include performances from Broadway hits such as Guys and Dolls, Bye Bye Birdie, Grease, Oklahoma!, Chicago and more. Beginning at 7 p.m. in the Town Hall at CCC, on stage performances make up more […]

My turn: Brussels sprouts don’t deserve bad rep

aduncan@pntonline.com I think more people would like Brussels sprouts if they were just cooked right. Of course Brussels sprouts aren’t going to taste good if they’re bland or too mature. I use frozen Brussels sprouts because they’re quick, and I season them much the way my parents taught me. A college friend who abhorred just […]

Portales seniors keep active through Olympic games

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Local seniors are competing all week in the Roosevelt County Senior Olympics Summer Games with a chance to move on to the regional games in Las Cruces in July. Remaining events take place at Eastern New Mexico University on Thursday and Friday. Roosevelt County Senior Olympic Coordinator Lupe Montoya […]

Church profile: Third and Kilgore Church of Christ

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Third and Kilgore Church of Christ Location: Third and Kilgore streets Phone: 356-6150 Services: Sunday Bible Class at 9 a.m., worship at 10 a.m., evening service at 6 p.m. Also, Wednesday at 7 p.m. Description: According to Teaching Minister David Heflin, “We are a family-oriented church committed to following Jesus as Lord with Scripture as […]