A Plea For America

By Joan Clayton: Local columnist Those who have lived under freedom in “America, the Beautiful,” have been blessed. My great-grandparents, my grandparents, my parents and my generation have been blessed indeed to live in a country that has been “the land of the free.” It saddens me to see what has been happening in my […]

A father’s love is greatest gift

By Joan Clayton: PNT columnist I heard a story about a daddy and his two little girls, ages 9 and 5, who lived close to the beach. One day they all decided to go for a swim just a little way out into the ocean. Before the daddy realized it, a current had taken them […]

Family describes victim as loner

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico He lived in the same town but family rarely heard from him. Maybe it was his mother’s death when he was 11, or it might have been something else.

It’s Their Job: Margaret Seales

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Name: Margaret Seales Job: Florist for Butterfly Floral Background: I was raised in Whiteface and Muleshoe, Texas. I married my husband who was in the Army. We lived in Oklahoma, Germany, Kentucky and Texas. We finally settled here when my oldest daughter was in the seventh grade. We have been here ever since. Time on […]

Immigrants guaranteed rights, too

Freedom New Mexico Americans have lived under the same Constitution, and behind the same Declaration of Independence, for more than two centuries. It’s sad, then, to see that so many people don’t know — or at least don’t appreciate — the basic precepts those great documents assert. Sadly, even members of our own government — […]

RC all-stars rip American

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer The Roosevelt County 9- and 10-year-old all-stars lived up to their name Tuesday night at Portales’ Rotary Park in topping the visitors from Clovis American 11-0 in the first round of the New Mexico District 3 Little League tournament. The Roosevelt County bats were hot throughout the game, as […]

Area couples tapped as pioneers

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer The Roosevelt County Pioneers welcomed four new members, and countless stories, as Buster and Joann Blakey were honored, along with Elton and Ruby Parkinson at the Jake Lopez building at the Roosevelt County fairgrounds Thursday morning. “What it meant to me is to reminisce and go back through their […]

One man dead in Clovis shooting

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers A 39-year-old Clovis man is dead and police are searching for an armed suspect who fled the scene following a shooting around 1:40 p.m. Thursday. Eladio Valdez Robledo died at Plains Regional Medical Center around 2 p.m., Clovis Police Capt. Patrick Whitney said. An arrest warrant for Albert Ramirez, 18, […]

Redneck roots hard to hide

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor If you have a bass plug mailbox in your driveway … You just might be a redneck. The mailbox might have started out as a joke, but it’s true that it’s in my driveway and I are a redneck. My sister and my niece have been teasing me about […]

Dust bowl days stay in memories

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By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers Traces of their frontier life are hidden. They share two rooms, Nos. 19 and 21, at the end of a sterile hallway in a home for the old. When she digs the photo album from its resting place, the bottom of a drawer, those times drift into the room. “There […]