God can offer us new management

By Joan Clayton: PNT columnist Does discouragement hang around your door? Are you tempted to throw in the towel? Whenever I see a sign “Under New Management,” I think of new life under spiritual “New Management.” To me, new management implies something new and different. I heard a friend tell a story about two men. […]

Portales police seek school purse thief

PNT Staff Report Steiner Elementary School was locked down Wednesday for 20 minutes after a man walked into the secretary’s office and stole her purse, according to Portales police. Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said around 9:30 a.m., a man entered the school when the secretary wasn’t in her office. “The guy walked around and stole […]

Military life on display for audience

By Anita Tedaldi: Cannon Connections columnist The BBC is following me around

Documentary on military life sheds light on community

By Anita Tedaldi: PNT columnist The BBC is following me around this week filming my most interesting life of snot, poop, screaming kids -

Respiratory virus tough on toddlers

By Sharna Johnson Around this time every year the majority of Plains Regional Medical Center’s 12-bed pediatric ward is full with babies and young toddlers and often there’s a single culprit to blame — Respiratory syncytial (sin-SISH-uhl) virus or RSV. “When a child has RSV, they’re pretty sick little kids,” said Janna Flores, director of […]

Hounds drop sixth straight

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By Karl Terry, PNT Correspondent The Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds (4-15, 0-4) hung around until the final two minutes but couldn’t drop the hammer on their first conference win Wednesday, falling 70-60 to Texas A&M-Kingsville (13-6, 3-1). “I think ENMU came to play tonight,” said Javelina coach Pete Peterson. “I’ve been in the same […]

Business feature: Man finds creative outlet through work

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By Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer Take a look around, and you may see Seth Pritchett’s creativity and fine arts degree at work. Pritchett owns Bobo Signs. Moving on up: Pritchett bought Bobo Signs from Gaylon Bobo this January. He was employed with Bobo for three years while he was going to school at Eastern […]

Work continues on square

PNT Staff Report Construction crews will soon begin narrowing streets in Portales around the Roosevelt County courthouse square, starting with South Main Street. City Manager Debi Lee said Tuesday that crews are doing this for their safety while they work on the perimeter of the square. South Main and Second Streets will have a stop […]

After misunderstanding, charity raises $1,000

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Reporter Despite a few obstacles, a group of young local residents reached out to children around the world this winter by raising money from the community. The youth at First United Methodist Church raised more than $1,000 for the United Nations Children’s Fund, said local Trick or Treat for UNICEF […]

Christmas on the house

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By Clarence Plnk: PNT Staff Writer Families breaking bread during the holidays has been a tradition for centuries. They sit around a table enjoying each other’s company and are grateful for their blessings. Another tradition took place in Portales on Christmas Day at El Ranchos Restaurant as the Garcia Family served lunch to the community. […]

Ogden named to 4-H Hall of Fame

By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Decades of supporting young people have won a Roosevelt County man a place in the New Mexico 4-H Hall of Fame. Johnny Ogden, who helps with 4-H and FFA in Floyd and around the state, was inducted into the state’s 4-H Hall of Fame Dec. 9 at New Mexico […]

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There would be no more parking on the Roosevelt County Courthouse lawn, according to a decision by the new county commissioners in their first meeting of the year. The commissioners said they noticed bare ground around the courthouse, and declared that no more public meetings could be held on the lawn.

Texas prisoner captured without incident

By Sharna Johnson: Freedm New Mexico A Texas prisoner mistakenly released from the jail in September is back in custody after he was found having breakfast at a local shelter Thursday. Willie Windom was arrested without incident around 8 a.m. at the Lighthouse Mission on Las Casillas Boulevard, according to Clovis police Lt. Jim Schoeffel. […]

Real cowboy doesn’t mess around

By Baxter Black: PNT columnist When I say Alvin was a cowboy, I mean in the most basic sense. With a horse and a rope, a box of matches and a cinch ring, a pocket knife and a piggin’ string, he could do the job. Dick ran cows on some pretty rough country in southern […]

Despised neighbors tumble back onto roadways

By Karl Terry: Local columnist As I drove to Clovis from Portales early Friday morning the prairie was on the move around me. The sand was blowing alright, but more impressively it was the first really good tumbleweed day of the season. Speeding down the highway in a small car it appeared that herds of […]

It’s Their Job: Tanya Bustamante

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Editor’s Note: It’s Their Job is a regular feature on the occupations of people around Portales Name: Tanya Bustamante Job: Waitress at La Hacienda Mexican & American Restaurant Background: Bustamante was born and raised in Portales and graduated from Portales High School. Time on job: Six years What does your job entail? Normal waitress duties. […]

God’s light defeats darkness

By Joan Clayton Once again Oct. 31 comes around. It is not my favorite time. I call it a “celebration of fear.” I don’t like to be scared, even as a joke. Fear is not of God. It is an evil force. “God did not give us a spirit that makes us afraid, but a […]

Dancers deserve benefit of doubt

By Anita Doberman: Cannon Connections columnist The joke goes that there are three things you can find around any military base — tattoo parlors, pawn shops, and strip clubs. It’s the last one that interests me and this week I interviewed an exotic dancer, though she did prefer the more simple term, stripper. I met […]

Severe thunderstorm causes damage in Logan

Freedom New Mexico Staff Logan was cleaning up Saturday after a violent thunderstorm produced damage around the community. At 8:58 p.m. Friday the National Weather Service in Albuquerque received a report of damage from wind gusts of 71 mph from residents in Logan, said Meteorologist Jonathan Suk. The wind knocked a mobile home off it’s […]

Public notices available on Web

Freedom New Mexico Public notices from around New Mexico are now available on a single Web site: http://www.publicnoticeads.com/NM The site was set up by the state’s newspaper publishers through their trade group, the New Mexico Press Association. It