Santorum leaves Iowa carrying momentum

Freedom New Mexico Iowa’s first-in-the-nation voting did what it was supposed to do for the Republican presidential primary: narrow the field and create front-runners for the nomination. Even though he finished in second place, Rick Santorum, the former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania, was the big story of the evening and heading into the first state […]

Time for change when it comes to pocket change

Freedom New Mexico A dollar bill, as we all know too well, is a fleeting thing. Not just because it leaves our hands so much more easily than it returns but because, as it changes hands, it wears out within about three years, and often sooner. A coin’s life span, by contrast, averages 30 years. […]

Sweet Home New Mexico: Spouse incentive flight leaves lasting impression

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I love being a military spouse. Even with all of the sacrifices and hardships that come with the job, I love it. Those in charge of our spouses know what a hard job we have, and I am impressed that when they can, they find ways to tell us ‘thank you.’ I was so excited […]

Letter leaves lasting impression

When our middle son left home, he left a letter that we read every Father’s Day. I guess we do that so we can cry. I have his permission to use it again. It is one of my treasures, and I love to share it.

My turn: Former ENMU housing director leaves legacy of colorful memories

When I walk across the Eastern New Mexico University plaza, I often think of Dallan Sanders, whom it’s named after. The former housing director was Mr. ENMU, cruising around in his green convertible, and when he became the Chamber of Commerce director, me and my newsroom buddies called him Mr. Portales as he came into […]

Bayh decision leaves questions unanswered

Freedom New Mexico It is generally praiseworthy when a politician announces that he “doesn’t love Congress” and has come to the conclusion that he can serve the public more effectively from a position in the private sector. Thus, Indiana Democratic Sen. Evan Bayh’s announcement that he will not seek a third term in November is […]

PHS to perform Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula’

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer The pale, caped man spreads his outstretched hand over the young woman lying asleep in her bed. In a trance, she sits up. Soon, he sinks his teeth into her neck and leaves, promising to make her his queen of the “undead.” Portales High School drama students are putting […]

Autumn: God’s creation of beauty

I love this time of year. The crispness of the early morning and the chill at dusk invigorate me. The smell of wood burning in a fireplace, a good book and an apple makes me happy. Beautiful cottonwood leaves wear golden crowns looking up to heaven. Ornamental pear trees grace the landscape with deep scarlet […]

Musk thistle expanding across region

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PNT Staff Report There are different weeds that are native to New Mexico, but some weeds like the musk thistle are trying to take over. The musk thistle is a tall plant with waxy dark green deeply lobed leaves with spines. The leaves can appear to be white to silver-gray. Michael Roberts, a U.S. Department […]

Love leaves lasting impression on children

By Joan Clayton: PNT religion columnist One of the highest compliments I ever received was from an 8-year-old child. She was one of my students from the school year before. As I walked down the hall one day, I heard her say to her new teacher, “That’s my teacher from last year. She loves me.” […]

‘Creative Living’ ventures into home-decorating methods

Sheryl Borden Information on creating storage units, making a coat rack and home decorating will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon on Tuesday and at 2 p.m. on Saturday. (All times are Mountain). “Creative Living” airs on public broadcasting station, KENW-TV, from Eastern New Mexico University. Deborah Durham will show how to […]

God’s creativity is overwhelming

Joan Clayton God paints autumn with strokes of brilliant gold, hues of burnished brown, and flames of reddish orange. The leaves of summer now become breathtaking jewels, escaping from God’s treasure box. The awesome magnificence of God’s creativity is overwhelming, coloring my world with beauty. As the leaves begin to fall, I realize I also […]