My turn: Support school performance

The soundtrack of my childhood was a set of scarred 33 1/3-rpm records of the biggest Broadway shows of the last century — “The Sound of Music,” “South Pacific,” “Oklahoma,” “Camelot,” and, of course, “My Fair Lady.” It’s often called “the perfect musical.” George Bernard Shaw’s story, Lerner and Loewe’s witty dialogue and soaring music, [...]

New activities scheduled for homecoming week

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Argen Duncan For homecoming this year, Portales High School students are smashing cars, setting the biggest bonfire they’ve had and hosting a new alumni reception. The PHS Student Council has activities planned most evenings this week, and each day has a theme for students to follow in how they dress, such as Zombie Day, Ram [...]

Monday morning briefing: Hair check and looking for a biggest loser

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Monday briefing. Video of the day A day in the life of one of Clovis’ real heros…it’s “At your service.” Heads up Tomorrow (Tuesday) is picture day for students at Cameo Elementary School in Clovis. Make sure to check your student’s hair before they head out the [...]

Letter to the editor: Biggest critics have hands held out

Biggest critics have hands held out Several recent stories in the paper highlighted the fact that Clovis and Portales have not been hit nearly as hard by the recession as most of the rest of the country. But there has been little discussion as to why. There are two main reasons. 1. We have a [...]

Program trains teen parents

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico As an eighth-grader, Martha Torres is too young to drive, hold a job, vote or join the military. And yet Thursday she said hello to the biggest responsibility of her life — a baby boy. Torres is one of 25 Curry County teens and one from Roosevelt County participating [...]

Religious critics could be biggest benefit to cause

Freedom New Mexico Don’t call it the “Freedom From Religion Foundation.” Instead, go with “Friends Of Religion Foundation.” This mean-spirited group does more to strengthen and promote religion and religious liberty than any religious leader could ever hope to do. The Freedom From Religion Foundation, based in Madison, Wis., is the group that rented a [...]

It’s Their Job: Amie Franz

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Name: Amie Franz Job: Administrative assistant/receptionist for the City of Portales Time on the job: April 2007 to present Background: Before moving to her current position, Franz worked as the administrative assistant for the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce. Q. Describe what your job entails? A. “Answering the phone, directing people to the appropriate departments, [...]

Summer means disorganized sports

By Bob Huber When I was a kid, there was nothing more pleasurable than summer baseball. A friend might ask, “What you want to do today?” and I always replied, “You crazy? Play ball, of course.” I’m not talking about Big League, Little League, or the Abner Doubleday Code of Conduct. I’m talking about a [...]

Storm drops golf-ball-size hail on county

PNT Staff Monday night’s hailstorm caused some damage in Roosevelt County, but the storm was small compared to some from years past. “There were some golf-ball-sized (pieces of hail) here in Dora,” said Becky Fraze, a secretary for the Dora Fire Department. “We pruned the trees around here. The damage to the wheat crop maybe [...]

Carter signs with Greyhounds

By Kevin Wilson Some things never seemed to change for Chris Carter, like his height and his desire to play college basketball. “In eighth grade, I was this tall. In sixth grade, I was this tall. I was head and shoulders above everybody else, and people started telling me, ‘You can, you can.’” It appears [...]