All’s fair when fighting anonymity

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Anonymity’s a conditional thing, I’ve come to find. When I’m running errands and nobody tells how good my columns, photos and news stories aren’t, anonymity’s a good thing. On the flip side, anonymity is a bad thing when it comes from my best friend’s parents. What follows is a true [...]

Death row survivor speaks out

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Wrongfully convicted of first-degree murder in 1983, former death row inmate Juan Melendez is devoting his time to speaking out about abolishing the death penalty. “I survived. I’ve always been a survivor,” Melendez, 55, said Wednesday as he related to a small audience at Eastern New Mexico University the [...]

Senator views Yam Theater

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman took a first-hand look at the Yam Movie Palace on Thursday morning, a theater which has federal dollars invested in it. Bingaman (D-N.M.) helped secure $200,000 in federal funds for renovation of the Yam Movie Palace through a spending bill signed into law Wednesday by President [...]

Restaurant owner tries to serve communities

By Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Editor’s Note: This story is part of a recurring series about local business owners who have been with their respective businesses for five years or longer. Tom and Gail Martin, owners of the Taco Box in Portales and Clovis, have been in the restaurant business for over three decades. Gail [...]

Massey retires after 40 years

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By Kevin Wilson When Donnie Massey joined the Roosevelt County Telephone Cooperative as a lineman at the age of 19, he never counted on this. “It was just a job,” Massey said. “I figured I’d move on when I found something better.” When Massey found jobs he liked better, they were within the cooperative, and [...]

Speaker glad for military advances

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By Kevin Wilson Daniel Zablotsky believes in thanking veterans of American armed forces, but not just on the holidays. Zablotsky, the speaker at Amerian Legion Post No. 31’s annual Memorial Day service, used his time to thank veterans who helped pave the way for the medical and technological breakthroughs that wouldn’t have been possible without [...]

Wayland Baptist snaps ENMU win streak

By Kevin Wilson There were more Es than a scrabble tournament as Eastern New Mexico University kicked, bobbled and booted away its three-game winning streak. The Greyhounds committed 10 errors Tuesday, helping visiting Wayland Baptist hold on for a 17-12 win at Greyhound Field. The fielding debacle came on the heels of committing just one [...]