Portales past: March 1, 1950

March 1, 1950: The Portales Daily News: Nine-year-old Maurice Beard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eastham, who received a brain concussion in falling from a horse Saturday, is reported improving and may be able to come home tomorrow. The young man has been receiving treatment in a Lubbock hospital.

Police conduct warrant roundup

PNT staff report The Portales Police Department conducted a warrant roundup Saturday morning, serving 13 warrants for failure to appear in court or for drug-related charges, Deputy Chief Lonnie Berry said. The Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office and Eastern New Mexico University Police Department assisted.

In tribute: Volunteer remembered for commitment to service

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Robert Lydick had a personality nobody would forget, son Chad Lydick said. But something else wasn’t forgotten — his commitment to service. “That was his philosophy, and it’s become mine too,” Chad Lydick said of his father, who died Feb. 7. “We felt that everyone should give something back.” Lydick was known for volunteerism at […]

Lady Buffs rally past Zias

Freedom New Mexico West Texas A&M erased a six-point deficit in the final minute to avoid an upset as the Lady Buffs downed the Eastern New Mexico Zias 69-68 Saturday at Greyhound Arena. Freshman Casey Land’s two free throws with five seconds left proved to be the difference in the final Lone Star Conference South […]

Monday morning briefing: Rain facts, road priorities and a deadly standoff

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Fast weather facts Clovis recorded three years — 1917, 1943 and 1945 — with less than 10 inches of moisture. The city also saw 5.26 inches of rain in a 24-hour period in 1957. Road priorities The Roosevelt County Commission is holding a workshop […]

Their view: President Obama keeps taking from us

President Obama keeps taking from us Bill Sconone of Clovis is not a fan of President Barack Obama: I said it during his campaign and I’ll say it again, “To me Obama is nothing but a smooth talking Chicago con man.” Since I first expressed those sentiments over two years ago, his words and actions […]

Curry County Cats pull away in second half

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Josh Bryan thought he’d had enough of football when he went to Eastern New Mexico University in the fall of 2009 and didn’t make it through the season. Turned out he was wrong. A 2009 Clovis High grad, Bryan was one of several former Wildcats who had big days […]

Restrictions on prescriptions unnecessary

Freedom New Mexico Fallout from our panic-driven war on drugs includes the demonization of medications that has reached irrational levels. Abuse by some has made many drugs unavailable to people who really need them, or driven some to live with their medical condition rather than endure the trouble of getting treatment. Virtually all drugs, including […]

Food safety bill hurts farmers

What will the Food Safety Modernization Act, if put into effect, do to Ms. Obama’s backyard garden? Congress has taken up the issue of food safety because of the headline-grabbing occurrences of, primarily bacterial, outbreaks of disease in fresh meat and produce. With the exception of eggs, most E. coli and Salmonella outbreaks are a […]

ENMU hosts science fair

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Argen Duncan Music tempo affecting heart rate … algae biofuel … robotic legs. Sixth- through 12th-graders exhibited projects featuring those topics and many more at the 53rd annual Southeastern New Mexico Regional Science Fair Saturday at Eastern New Mexico University. Fair Director Kenwyn Cradock, also an ENMU assistant professor of biology, said 129 students were […]