Fire restrictions lifted

The New Mexico State Forestry Division has lifted bans on smoking, fireworks, campfires and open fires for all counties, according to a press release distributed by the agency Friday. The statewide bans were imposed in April and June. “Now that rainfall has returned and the fire danger has diminished, we feel the restrictions imposed earlier […]

Their view: Government too big to function

Mona Charen writes a conservative political column distributed through Creators Syndicate. Here’s a recent sampling:

Veterans organization hands out turkeys for needy families

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Dozens of families left Bella Vista Arts Academy Friday afternoon carrying frozen turkeys for their Thanksgiving meals, compliments of the AMVETS. Johnny Ulibarri said his group had 250, 10-to-12 pound turkeys to hand out to community families. Earlier in the day, 30 turkeys were distributed to student’s families at […]

Wal-Mart makes donation of food

Freedom New Mexico Wal-Mart stores in Portales and Clovis have been participating in a program that supplies fresh food to Roadrunner Food Bank of New Mexico. The food donated from the stores is distributed by Roadrunner to food banks around the state, said Wal-Mart spokeswoman Jina Michael. In its five months of operating, the program […]

Aug. 27, 2006 Club Notes

Altrusa International, Inc. of Portales met Aug. 14, in the Sandia Room at the ENMU Campus Union Building with 23 members and six guests present. Beverly Bennett, president, presided over the business meeting and conducted the opening ceremonies. Jo Nell Brooks gave the Altrusa Accent on “The Importance of Teachers.” Vaunceil Turnbough, secretary, read the […]

Commodities distribution Thursday

PNT Staff Commodities will be distributed beginning at 9 a.m. on Thursday at the Memorial Building in Portales. For more information, contact 356-2005.

Residents outraged over commodities

Mike Linn Residents of south Roosevelt County are upset about a new commodity program, claiming portions of the food distributed last week were rotten and inedible. “The squash they sent was absolutely ridiculous — it was ruined. It was not edible,” said Mavis Carmichael of Garrison. “And I cooked the turkey because I didn’t want […]