My turn: Facebook groups to ‘Like’

Facebook users are constantly asked to join such groups as, “Press ‘Like’ if you think that Obama is the Antichrist,” or “Press ‘Like’ if you think that ‘333 X 2’ should not be taught in public school higher math classes.” Here are some local Facebook groups that I’m inviting you to join. • “Press ‘Like’ […]

Clovis’ Pierson will join Zias

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CNJ staff Clovis’ Ashlee Pierson will join the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball for the 2011-12 season, according to first-year Zias coach Lindsey Wilson. A 5-foot-7 guard, Pierson was a two-time, first team all-district selection for the Lady Wildcats. Wilson, who was hired in April to replace Linden Weese, signed DeSoto, Texas, high school […]

Press release: ENMU invited to join Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference

PORTALES, N.M.— Eastern New Mexico University has received an official invitation from the Rocky Mountain Athletic Committee to join their conference effective the fall term of 2012. The Institution has been a member of the Lone Star Conference for the past 25 years. Eastern New Mexico’s President Steve Gamble has appointed the University’s Athletic Committee […]

Shoutouts — Nov. 7

Lighthouse Mission Come join the building team for the new Lighthouse Mission shelter. You can help the Lighthouse Mission by donating materials and labor or discounted contract rates. Building Team: • General contractor, Roper Construction • Pad Site, Eastwood Construction • Concrete donation, Don Pool Construction • Concrete finishing, Mercadal’s Construction • Plumbing, Mark Carpenter […]

Americans always ready to lend a hand

Last spring many criticized Florida strawberry growers for plowing under their crop when it was obvious that spending more money to pick and distribute it would only add to their financial loss. They were called stingy and greedy by their detractors and told they should harvest the crop and give it to the needy. When […]

Politicians extortionists at heart

It may have been Will Rogers or Mark Twain. I cannot now recall which of the two great American humorists it was who said all politicians are criminals. But it makes no difference because when something is true, its source is not the main issue. Fact is, politicians are extortionists at heart. Their forte is […]

My Turn: Freedom of speech must be respected

Wendel Sloan Tonight I will join thousands in watching Portales’ fireworks. Although I am not a knee-jerk “America: Love It or Leave It” type, I revere the freedom that Independence Day celebrates. While I agree with some of our government’s military decisions, and disagree with others—especially when I think that better options could have been […]

Custom Classic draws teams from far and near

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Teams came from as far away as Lubbock, Albuquerque, Las Cruces and Oklahoma to join local teams to play in New Mexico’s largest slowpitch softball tournament. Playing nearly around the clock from Friday night through Sunday afternoon, the 26th annual Plateau Wireless Custom Classic is played on about a […]

Committee planning centennial events

PNT Staff Report The City of Portales is holding a 100 Years Committee meeting at 5 p.m. Wednesday at City Hall. Community members are invited to join the committee to help organize summer events to celebrate Portales’ 100th anniversary this year. The city was incorporated in 1909. Information: Portales Community Affairs Coordinator Nicole Wilkening at […]

Program trains teen parents

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico As an eighth-grader, Martha Torres is too young to drive, hold a job, vote or join the military. And yet Thursday she said hello to the biggest responsibility of her life — a baby boy. Torres is one of 25 Curry County teens and one from Roosevelt County participating […]