1-15-08 It’s Their Job

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Name: John Kropp Job: Firefighter/EMS paramedic Time on the Job: Since July 1997 Background: He began as a volunteer firefighter at Floyd in 1996. Q: Describe what your job entails? A: It begins with 24 hours on duty, 48 hours off duty. “Monday is clean the station day.” Training and more training, Q: What is […]

Friendly adventures should be treasured

By Karl Terry: PNT managing editor Scanning through the classified section the other day, a curious ad from an obviously down-on-his-luck dairyman caught my eye. The ad read: Will sell Jersey or Holstein dairy cows, one to 100 head. Contact Travis Gossett. Reason for sale, going fishing. OK, the ad was in the Jan. 9, […]

Businesses to receive census forms

Freedom New Mexico Businesses throughout the country, including those in Curry and Roosevelt counties, will receive the 2007 Economic Census this week, the U.S. Bureau of the Census announced Friday. “Economic census forms that businesses receive in December will tell us how we are changing as a nation,” said Thomas Mesenbourg Jr., the Census Bureau’s […]

Positive thinking important in life

By Anita Doberman: Columnist I am always amazed when I meet people who are extremely positive no matter what happens out there. It may pour rain or thunder but nothing can take their smile away. Whenever I asked these people what their secret is, they often say, that’s just the way I have always been. […]

Some things best left unchanged

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico I set the flash up like normal. I stood in the same spots. I said hi to the same Greyhound Arena staff. For all intents and purposes, this was a normal basketball game for me. Except it wasn’t. It was the Harlem Globetrotters. It was the third time I’d […]

My candidate is better than yours

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Primaries are coming up pretty soon, and I think it’s time I let you down gently. Voters just aren’t going to back your candidate, and I think it’s time you came on board with me and my candidate. I know you’ll defend your candidate with all you are, but […]

ENMU to honor Domenici

ENMU honoring Sen. Domenici during homecoming PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University is presenting Sen. Pete Domenici an honorary lifetime alumni award during its homecoming breakfast on Oct. 6.  Also receiving alumni awards are Deborah M. Sawyer, founder, president and CEO of Environmental Design International; Clifton L. Smith, professor at the University of Georgia; and […]

Vote-by-mail promising system

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers In counties across New Mexico, voters had an opportunity Tuesday to decide important issues like school bonds. In the years since the disputed 2000 presidential election, voters have shown trepidation about whether their vote will count. The government’s response is the Help America Vote Act, which has mandated counties buy […]

It’s their job: Rachael McPherson

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Name: Rachael McPherson Job: Supervisor for Bealls Time on the job: Three years for the company, though she just recently transferred from the Clovis store. Background: Before working at Bealls, McPherson attended Eastern New Mexico University where she obtained a bachelors degree in public relations. Q. Describe what your […]

Bronze skin not worth effort

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers I don’t have what you’d call a varied wardrobe. If there’s a shirt I find comfortable, I usually buy one in every available color. Another dress code rule for me is, “No shorts.” It all has to do with my attachment to self-esteem, and my hatred of my exposed white […]

God in control of all things

By Joan Clayton: Columnist In the first chapter of Genesis we read about the beginning, “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” In Exodus 34:28, God gave Moses the Ten Commandments. These commandments have been the basis of civilizations. Nebuchadnezzar did not believe in God until he saw the fourth man in […]

May 8, 1981

• ”Every Which Way But Loose” starring Clint Eastwood was playing at the Varsity Drive-in Theatre. • The Portales Rams baseball team defeated defending state champs Deming Wildcats 6-4 during the opener of the Class AAA State Championships. • Country Flowers offered a spring arrangement in a wicker basket for $12.50.

Six degrees of separation bad for shopping

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Kevin Bacon got me stirred up the other night about a problem I’ve known about for quite some time but still haven’t found an answer to — our society’s addiction to trying every flavor. Bacon, an actor who can be connected with any other actor through “six degrees of […]

SANE office cases rising

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer The Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners office in Roosevelt and Curry counties has seen a rise in cases during the first three months of 2007, according to the program director. Through March, SANE workers have conducted 21 exams in Roosevelt and Curry counties, according to program administrator Amber Hamilton. Of […]

Love is an age old emotion

By Joan Clayton : Religion Columnist Remember when you received all of those wonderful valentines in grade school? You carefully read each one noting with great eagerness the sender’s signature. What about those little heart candies with all kinds of love notes? I took them seriously. I thought every boy in the room was in […]

Food fuels football fun

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer Every year, sports fans around the globe gather with friends and loved ones to watch the Super Bowl, and the communities of Portales and Clovis are no different. In addition to the various decorations, jerseys and drinks, another necessary component of a proper Super Bowl fest is food. Michelle […]

All I want for Christmas is an explanation

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers It’s that time of year that has become an annual source of frustration for most of my relatives. Since I have the ability to buy things I need and want, and my family’s too far away to know first-hand of my possessions, I’m one of the hardest people in the […]

Pastors play important role in people’s lives

By Joan Clayton: Religion Columnist October is Clergy Appreciation month. It’s a time to honor those who dedicate themselves to our spiritual needs. My life has been blessed with those who minister so sacrificially to hurting souls. A minister who gives his life to a church and shares their lives as well gives a great […]

Faith helps us get through life

By Joan Clayton: Religion Columnist Does life ever seem to be one battle after another? Do you manage to survive one hurdle only to be confronted by another one? Welcome to the club. The world has many problems we cannot deny. It seems we hear bad news every day. So many good things are hardly […]

Grandparents play important role in child’s upbringing

By Joan Clayton: Local Columnist Sunday is Grandparents Day and I am again reminded of special memories. My Grandmother’s singing left a life-long impression on me. Granny’s singing filled every facet of her life. She sang while cooking, gardening, churning butter, quilting, rocking her grandchildren and much more. She sang praises to her God every […]