My turn: Fishing full of animal dangers

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Fishing can be down right hairy at times, especially when birds get involved. My mom wanted to take me fishing one weekend. So to keep me occupied until we could go, she brought me a fishing pole that came with plastic hooks and fish to practice with. I spent […]

Hereford to hold tennis tournament

Freedom New Mexico Hereford Schools is hosting a summer tennis tournament June 4-5 at the high school’s tennis courts. Friday play will include junior singles competition, with 12U, 14U, 16U and 18U tournaments for both genders. Saturday’s play features youth doubles, also 12U, 14U, 16U and 18U, with the age of the oldest player recognized. […]

Greyhounds add junior college forward

Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team has signed junior college transfer Aaron Edwards of Gardenia, Calif. to a letter-of-intent for the 2010-11 season. Edwards, a 6-foot-7, 200-pound forward, helped San Bernadino Valley College win its third consecutive Foothill Conference championship and claim its first undefeated season in conference play at […]

Monday morning briefing: Dora, video games and school promotions

Good morning. It’s Freedom New Mexico’s Monday briefing. Did you know? In the 2000 census, Dora had 130 people. Among adults 25 years old and older, 75.3 percent had at least a high school diploma. For people age 15 and older, 79.8 percent were married. The median household income in 1999 was $38,333. Question of […]

EPCOG chair: No vote needed in firing

By Robin Fornoff: FNM content editor The chairman of the Eastern Plains Council of Governments board says he exercised “executive privilege” when he fired EPCOG’s former director last fall. Richard Arguello also acknowledges there was never a vote to name Arguello as EPCOG’s interim director but said board members did not object. Details of how […]

Their view: Elections will be telling of Democratic tactics

Portales’ Sharon Faulkner regularly writes letters to the editor. Here’s her latest: “I wonder why the Democrats don’t seem to have primaries anymore? “We all know that most Democrat rank and filers are outraged at this current crop in Congress (so called) that ran as pro-faith, life, freedom, justice, etc., and have taken part in […]

U.S., Mexico talks devoid of real issues

Freedom New Mexico This viewpoint, which reflects ours, was written by the editorial staff at the Orange County (Calif.) Register.

Volunteer profile: Joyce Davis

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Name: Joyce Davis Residence: Portales Occupation: Retired from Eastern New Mexico University. Volunteer: Retiring Habitat for Humanity executive director. Why she does it: “The reason is selfish because it provides opportunities. I’ve met many people … It is rewarding to be a part of making a difference in someone’s life … When we give keys […]

Fitness walk scheduled for seniors

Freedom New Mexico New Mexico Aging and Long Term Services Department Secretary Michael Spanier is scheduled to address Portales senior citizens and leaders at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Community Services Center, according to a news release from the center. The center is also set to sponsor a National Senior Health and Fitness Day walk […]

Community calendar —

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On the shelves — May 23

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Engagements — May 23

Crozier-Wells John and Rhonda Crozier of Canyon, Texas, announce the engagement of their daughter Kaysha Crozier to Luke Wells, son of Scott and April Wells of Canyon, Texas. The couple is planning an Aug. 7 wedding at Ashmore Inn and Suites in Amarillo. The bride-elect is a 2009 graduate of Canyon High School and is […]

Honors —

Sexton Kyle Sexton of Clovis is the recipient of a $1,500 college scholarship awarded by the Cannon Air Force Base Commissary. He will begin his sophomore year at the University of Florida where he plans to major in geology. More than 6,100 students applied for 625 scholarships. Over the past nine years, this program has […]

Fitness, nutrition to be featured

By Cheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on fitness, making pleats and cooking with potatoes will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Catherine Carrigan is going to talk about the four steps important to total fitness, and these include exercise, attitude, rest and nutrition. Her company is Total […]

Club notes —

BPO Does Clovis BPO Does held a regular meeting on May 13 with President Terri Ruhe presiding. Two new members, Stella Chavez and Margie Tapia, were initiated into the Drove. Benevolence Chairman Bonnie Bryant announced her Benevolence Project is to donate personal and household products to The Hartley House. Each member was asked to bring […]

Senior happenings — May 23

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory w Monday: 10 a.m. Jewelry pals; 1 p.m. Line dance; 6 p.m. Social night. w Tuesday: 8 a.m. Quilting; 1 p.m. Pinochle; 6 p.m. Musical. w Wednesday: 10 a.m. Red hats; 1 p.m. Crafts. w Thursday: Blood pressure check. 8 a.m. Breakfast $2; 1 p.m. Bingo; 6 p.m. Jamboree […]

Let’s remember our nation’s veterans

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist At the time that I went through my second phase of Army Officer training as a chaplain, the home of the Army Chaplain Corps was Ft. Monmouth, New Jersey. Among other advantages, this placed us very near the Atlantic Coast or, as they say in Jersey, “de shoare.” One day […]

Family history repeats itself

By Karl Terry: Local columnist She said she heard it crack when she went down. All I heard was a shriek of pain as she grabbed for my arm on her way down. With a day off recently, I had been catching up on yard work and my better half followed me out to the […]

Teacher’s story one of success

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Valencia Elementary School fifth-grade teacher Becky Duran was chosen as the Newspapers In Education teacher of the year in Portales. She uses newspapers in her bilingual classroom to teach reading skills such as reading comprehension and word definition, and to showcase different types of writing. Who’s invited to your fantasy dinner party and why? My […]

Maypole tradition continues

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer The tradition of the annual Maypole dance continues this week for Portales High School seniors. For some students it is a family tradition to be a winder, a queen or one of the queen’s attendants. Maypole coordinator Marilyn Stratton said this year they have 72 graduates who are winding […]