Organizer plans for ‘raw’ Black History Month celebration

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Black History Month events at Eastern New Mexico University Black History Month will be a little raw, said African-American Affairs Director Jordan Anderson. “This is the first year that I’ve had control of all the events,” Anderson said. “I really wanted to make it pretty straight forward. I didn’t […]

Look for blessings in everyday life

By Joan Clayton: PNT columnist Jesus has provided the greatest gift in the history of the human race by laying down his life for our eternal salvation. Yet he sends beautiful gifts just waiting to be opened every day. They are wonderful little surprises that, unless we are tuned in, will go right on by […]

12/8 ENMU briefs

Faculty and employee briefs Anthony B. Schroeder, professor emeritus, and Glenda Balas published their work with using oral history in the communication classroom in “Action Research in the Classroom.” Tracy Henderson is the new advisor for International Students, replacing Phil Gill, who has accepted a position at Texas Tech University. Barbara James, director of Campus […]

H-Bar History

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By Ruth Burns: Freedom New Mexico correspondent Editor’s note: This is the first of several articles about the H-Bar Ranch. In the early days before the coming of the railroad, the ranch located closest to Clovis and Portales was the H-Bar. The H-Bar, located where the Portales Country Club now stands, was established by some […]

Day trip: Museum focuses on nuclear history

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Courtesy of the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History. The National Museum of Nuclear Science and History in Albuquerque offers a trip through nuclear history. Place: The National Museum of Nuclear Science and History Location: The museum is located at 601 Eubank Blvd. SE in Albuquerque. It is 210 miles or roughly a three […]

History repeats itself at Cannon

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USAF photo: Greg Allen Rick Shea, 27th Special Operations Wing and base historian, displays a 1965 article copied from the Air Force Times about the changes the base was undergoing during its transition from the F-100 to the F-111. By Rick Shea: 27th Special Operations Wing historian If the Cannon Web site were to publish […]

Wayland, Cannon have lengthy history

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Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo James Floyd teaches business classes at the Cannon Education Building for Wayland Baptist University. By Eric Butler: Cannon Connections At the Education Building at Cannon Air Force Base, a handful of colleges offer classes either through video feeds or with live instructors. Wayland Baptist University’s Clovis campus has a unique […]

Admiration for Kennedy immeasurable

Freedom New Mexico Sen. Ted Kennedy, who died Tuesday night at 77 after a 15-month battle with brain cancer, was one of the remarkable political characters of American political history. As the youngest child of a remarkable political dynasty, he overcame tragedy, an early reputation as a political lightweight, his own personal demons and sometime […]

Salmon health benefits featured on show

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on the health benefits of salmon and the history of aromatherapy will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and at 2 p.m. Saturday. Registered dietitian Pat Baird will talk about the health benefits of eating salmon and then demonstrate some delicious recipes. She represents the […]

Being tightwad proves to be expensive

By Karl Terry: PNT columnist Cheap never seems to work out for me. I should know better than to try and save on eyewear. A little bit of personal history is in order here I think. I’ve been wearing glasses about 38 years now. I first learned my eyesight wasn’t so great after an exam […]

President proves history repeats

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist Although I am no historian, I do have an interest in what happened and why, especially involving big economic events of the past. One such event is The Great Depression. I just attended a superb weeklong conference at Cato University, where not only did I present a couple […]

My version of ‘When Harry Met Sally’

By Kevin Wilson: PNT columnist There was an important lesson to be learned from a recent movie night. If not learned, history will repeat itself … even if that history is complete fiction. Last week, I wrote about a movie experience and changed friends’ names to protect the innocent because I didn’t seek their permission […]

Library events celebrate Portales’ history

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Hot branding irons and Buffalo Soldiers are making history come alive at Portales Public Library this week. In honor of the Portales Centennial and Heritage Days, the library has scheduled several events. Among other things, Assistant Librarian Danielle Swopes said people are encouraged to bring their family branding irons […]

Local briefs

Staff and wire reports Scholarships available The New Mexico Museum of Space History’s popular Shuttle Camp Program has partnered with the Department of Higher Education’s N.M. GEAR UP initiative to provide free scholarships to incoming 10th graders in Portales and other communities. The scholarships pay for students to attend a full week of Shuttle Camp […]

May 19, 1942

The Portales Daily News hosted a cooking school that was one of the largest, most-attended schools of its kind held in Portales history. Products from the Portales area were used for most of the ingredients.

Much to be gained from prayer

By Joan Clayton: PNT columnist In the midst of national trauma comes an outpouring of prayer. From Omaha Beach in World War II to Columbine, the Oklahoma City bombing and the horrendous 9/11, we need prayer more than ever. On May 7 we will pray in deep hunger for spiritual renewal. Throughout history, Americans of […]

Helton chosen as next Greyhound basketball coach

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Andrew Helton has been named the 11th coach in the history of men’s basketball at Eastern New Mexico University. Currently an assistant at Division-I South Alabama, Helton will be introduced in a 9 a.m. Tuesday press conference at Greyhound Arena. The Division-II school, a member of the Lone Star […]

Editorial: Mexican drug cartels strong, growing force

This week marks the anniversary of one of the saddest events in the history of our nation’s war on drugs. Twenty years ago, University of Texas pre-med student Mark Kilroy disappeared during a spring break jaunt into Matamoros; his remains and those of others were found a month later in a horrific scene of pagan […]

March 8, Honors

Eastern New Mexico University Fifty-six students from the Portales area are attending Eastern New Mexico University and are among the 558 students on the 2008 fall semester Dean’s Honor Roll. They and their majors are: Kalynn Baldock, dairy science; Hannah Richards, biology; Jeremy Andrade, tech comp; Rodolfo Arceo, Spanish; Sylvia Baltazar, criminal justice; Monica Best, […]

Library hosts women’s history speaker

Women’s studies expert Rosemary Keefe is scheduled to present “Mabel Dodge Luhan in Taos” in a Chautauqua performance at noon March 20 in the meeting room of the Portales Public Library. A brunch precedes the performance at 11 a.m. In conjunction with the program, the library is hosting a show of quilts made by local […]