Local pastors share plans for Easter sermons

The Portales News-Tribune has spoken to local pastors to provide a cross-section of their Easter sermons.

Volunteer profile: Marnee Stratton

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Name: Marnee Stratton Residence: Portales Occupation: Licensed practical nurse Volunteer service: She went to Haiti and helped Haitians who didn’t have food and sheets. She also helped to deliver a baby there. Stratton also went to Mexico and brought food to those in need. Stratton volunteers in church nurseries to help to take care of […]

Opinions mixed on new student loan law

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer A new law was signed Tuesday gives students a break with more money for Pell grants and only having to deal with one lender when it comes to student loans. President Barack Obama signed the new law this week. The law, tacked on to the health care bill, eliminates […]

Time changes for ENMU performances

Freedom New Mexico The time for Eastern New Mexico University’s performance of “Opera Scenes: The Marriage of Figaro and The Barber of Seville” has been changed to 7 p.m. from 7:30 p.m. Friday and April 10 in the Campus Union Ballroom. Tickets for the show are $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $6 for students, […]

Wind causes second power outage

Freedom New Mexico High winds caused another power outage Friday afternoon in Clovis, according to Xcel spokesman Wes Reeves. The outage lasted for about two hours and affected 1,141 customers, Reeves said. He said power was restored around 1:30 p.m. Reeves said a cross arm on a power pole had to be repaired on Norris […]

Dealing with spring winds a breeze

By Grant McGee: Freedom columnist As I write this the wind is buffeting The Stucco Hacienda. There’s whistling around the windows, the trees out front are rocking, I see mighty clouds of dust — probably carried here from as far away as Roswell and the Pecos Valley. I can safely say the time of our […]

Interest has turned to sports

By Baxter Black: PNT columnist In the fall of 2008, before the election, as the recession crashed down around us, I gave up on politics. It appeared that no one on either side, on Wall Street, in Detroit or in the media had a clue. It was like listening to a basket of turkeys expounding […]

New fishing rule changes take effect

The next New Mexico fishing license year began Thursday. Three rule changes you might want to know about are: • The length of the Special Trout Water on the upper Pecos River has been reduced by about half a mile. • The bag limit on striped bass has been decreased to two fish. • Unlimited […]

ENMU tracksters set school records

Freedom New Mexico ABILENE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University set four team records Thursday as the Greyhounds placed fourth in men’s competition and the Zias finished 11th on the women’s side in the 20-team McMurry Relays track meet. For the men, junior Brian Smith placed third in the 100 in an ENMU-record time of […]

Their view: Reform allows too much government control

Penny Bailey is president of the High Plains Patriots, a political organization whose Web site trumpets limited government and individual rights. Here’s what she has to say in response to U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan Jr., D-N.M., and others who support the health care bill: “I fought and will continue to fight against this bill […]