Sept. 11 ceremony focused on remembrance

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Alisa Boswell “I’m proud to be an American” was the opening statement at the Sept. 11 memorial ceremony Friday morning in the parking lot of J.P. Stone Community Bank in Portales. Bank president David Stone addressed the crowd of area residents with a message of remembrance. “Osama bin Laden had never been heard of … [...]

Hard-working fathers commended

Russell Anglin is the managing editor for the Quay County Sun. His most recent column focused his stepdad’s role in his life.

Their view: Certain critters not welcome in my home

Russell Anglin is the senior writer for the Quay County Sun, our sister paper. His latest column focused on his fear of centipedes.

My turn: Pope John Paul II made sainthood hip

The media is so focused on Prince William and his soon-to-be-princess Kate Middleton that some fear Friday’s royal wedding will steal thunder from Sunday’s much-anticipated beatification of Pope John Paul II in Rome. Before JPII was even laid to rest on April 8, 2005, crowds shouted “santo subito” (sainthood now). Sunday’s beatification makes JPII one [...]

Their view: Martinez says she’s focused on crime

Republican gubernatorial candidate Susana Martinez says she will be tough on crime if she’s elected. From her website (www.susanamartinez2010.com):

ENMU student discusses Islam

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By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Writer Eastern New Mexico University sophomore Rabiah Memon held a presentation Thursday at the school that focused on debunking the myths and misunderstanding of Islam. Memon told the crowd of about 60 students and residents that as a Muslim she is often asked how she felt about the terrorism attacks [...]

First High Plains Film Festival screened

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By Sarah Meyer, PNT Staff Writer The inaugural High Plains Film Festival at Eastern New Mexico University focused on the power of film. The first half of Sunday’s event featured a screening of “King: A Filmed Record … Montgomery to Memphis.” The 1970 black-and-white film showed its age with some grainy sections and some distorted [...]