Aug. 27 – Sept. 2 What's Happening

Friday Fall greens aeration ends — Whispering Winds. Poetry contest deadline — Community Center. Late Nighter — 9 p.m., Landing Zone. “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown” homeschool group performance — 7 p.m.., Lyceum Theater. Free admission. Roosevelt County Fair — 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday. Roosevelt County Fairgrounds.

Rainfall always cause for celebration

Glenda Price We got some rain last night. First thing this morning I went out and checked my back yard rain gauge. It showed four tenths of an inch. As I emptied it so the next hoped-for rainfall could be measured, I celebrated. I even said, “Yippee” as I skipped around. Yes, they got too […]

Ticket feature: Pop musician Brian Hyland to perform at Clovis Music Festival

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Liliana Castillo Pop musician Brian Hyland has been curious about the Clovis Music Festival for years being a friend with return act Bobby Vee. “I always had been asking him about it,” Hyland said. “What it’s like, what the studio is like. This year, I got to do it.” Hyland is one of the national […]

Fishing report — Aug. 26

This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish and thefishphone.com, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions may vary as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Northeast Cimarron River — The flows are 42 cfs below Eagle Nest […]

Five Oklahoma schools leaving Lone Star after 2010-11

The Associated Press RICHARDSON, Texas — Five Oklahoma schools that have already announced they are leaving the Lone Star Conference now will depart after the 2010-11 school year. Conference Commissioner Stan Wagnon made the announcement Wednesday after a meeting of the NCAA Division II league’s council of presidents in Dallas. Central Oklahoma and Northeastern State […]

City officials: Report confirms need for new water supply

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Jared Tucker The annual water report recently presented to the Portales City Council paints a gloomy picture for the area’s water supply. According to the city’s water consultant, Charles Wilson, the High Plains Aquifer currently has a saturation thickness of 42 feet and is declining at a rate of 3.4 feet per year at the […]

Melrose couple wins $50,000 lottery

PNT staff report A Melrose couple who won $50,000 from a scratch lottery ticket Sunday plan to install new floors in their home and share their winnings with their children. Mary Vineyard told lottery officials she was watching TV and scratching off tickets her husband purchased that night. “Real quick, I saw that the same […]

My turn: Pie baking not exact science

My Jeff Davis pie escapade proves cooking isn’t an exact science. Joe Blair of Portales wanted me to make the pie, named after Confederate President Jefferson Davis. I chose a recipe from allrecipes.com. The pie is mainly sugar, butter, milk and eggs flavored with vanilla, nutmeg and pumpkin pie spice. It has a definite egg […]

Thursday morning briefing: Cannon, water fights and who’s on first

Good morning. It’s the Freedom New Mexico Thursday morning briefing. Ideas sought The Joint Land Use Study Committee is hosting a public meeting 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Melrose Senior Center. Members of the public will be asked to offer ideas on land used by both Cannon Air Force Base and the civilian community. You […]

Special needs children tour fair

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Argen Duncan During his field trip to the Roosevelt County Fair, Portales third-grader Nathan Rose said he was able to pet every kind of animal, except a chicken. He wasn’t allowed to pet chickens because they bite, he explained. Nathan also helped with County Commissioner Bill Cathey’s rope and whip trick performance for the group. […]

Pigskin Preview: Hounds need defense to step up

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Last season, its second with a fast-paced spread offense, Eastern New Mexico University began to make the adjustment after years of running the triple option. This fall, Greyhounds coach Mark Ribaudo is hoping to shore up a defense which, often having little time to catch its breath between series, […]

Magician to perform at ENMU

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Kevin Wilson Most kids get asked what they want to do when they grow up. Josh McVicar was doing it before he grew up. “The only thing I’ve ever done in my life was magic,” said the St. Louis-based McVicar, who will perform Thursday at Eastern New Mexico University. “It was my first job, doing […]

Church profile: Trinity Assembly of God

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Trinity Assembly of God • Location: 601 N. Ave. B • Phone: 356-5778 • Services: Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Family Night 6 p.m.; Prayer 6-7:00 p.m. Tuesday; 212 Youth Ministry 7:30 p.m. Wednesday; Wake College Ministry 7:30 p.m. Thursday. • Description: “A church that loves God and His mission […]

Judge orders teen shooting suspect held

Freedom New Mexico Prosecutors said a district judge Tuesday ordered a 13-year-old charged with murder to remain in custody throughout the prosecution of his case. D’Angelo Montoya has been held at the Curry County Juvenile Detention Center since July 24. He is charged with first-degree murder in the July 22 shooting death of 22-year-old Angel […]

Embryos best left to owners’ discretion

Freedom Newspapers

Military Update: Group hopes to ease GI Bill process

By Tom Philpott: Military Update Veterans and service members eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill already have an outstanding education benefit. But it soon could become even more valuable and easier to use. The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee on Tuesday released details of the GI Bill reform package it approved two weeks ago. It includes […]

Their view: Better ways to assess discrimination

Better ways to assess discrimination New Mexico’s Foundation for Open Government is opposing efforts to limit information published on nmcourts.gov. Here’s a portion of an editorial published on FOG’s website at nmfog.org:

Wednesday morning briefing: Video games, fire rules and a good play, Charlie Brown

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Wednesday briefing. Video game of the week The latest from our own game specialist Jenna Zamie. Game: Harvest Moon: Grand Bazaar Genre: Strategy System: DS What is it? The latest installment in the Harvest Moon series of farm sims.ESRB Rating: Everyone Web site: http://www.natsume.com Fire rules In […]

Best of show selected at fair

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Jared Tucker On day two of the Roosevelt County Fair, area residents entered their best arts, crafts, food and other items in 16 categories to be judged for awards, but only the best got the title, “Best of Show.” Portales Police Detective Kirk Wilson was surprised to learn he took best of show in photography. […]

ENMU offering youth choirs through outreach program

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Argen Duncan Young voices will have an outlet at Eastern New Mexico University this fall. Heather Vest, an experienced choir director and a Portales resident, is starting two children’s choirs, the junior choir for third- to fifth-graders and the senior choir for sixth- through eighth-graders. The choirs are part of the university’s Distance Education and […]