My turn: Old hermit’s treasure was hidden

Robbery was immediately suspected as the motive for the 1951 slaying of Old Josh Blocher. The hermit who started the community of Progress, located between Muleshoe and Farwell, had long been rumored to have money hidden away somewhere. He owned the land where he lived and for decades peddled the lots in hopes Progress could […]

Birthdays —

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Reeves [image #1, align=right, size=medium] Mrs. Maxcine Reeves celebrated her 90th birthday at the home of her son, Lewis Reeves, on July 30. Present were over 60 people , friends, family and three generations of her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Maxcine had seen on TV a quilt painted on a barn. Being an avid quilter, […]

Monday morning briefing: Lots of nuts, business ideas and the price of sin

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Happy Columbus Day. Video game of the week Our own Jenna Zamie says this one’s worth a shot: Game: Dark Souls Genre: Action RPG System: 360, PS3 What is it? In a world filled with despair, creativity and persistence will help you overcome unpredictable […]

Birthdays — Dec. 12

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Romero [image #1, align=left, size=medium] Ryder Romero of Clovis celebrated his 1st birthday Dec. 10, 2010. His parents are Brandi Bonney and Ronnie Romero. His grandparents are Ronnie Sr. and Andrea Bonney and Richard Romero and Peggy Trujillo and the late Debra Romero. Great-grandparents are Alex and Linda Bonney and Nap and the late Irene […]

Friday morning briefing: Lots of brass, a chance to dance and a here come the 20s

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Lots of brass Eastern New Mexico University will host the University Brass Choir’s performance, “A Holiday Concert,” at 7 p.m.

Communities should get a little ‘self pride’

By Clyde Davis: Freedom columnist There are lots and lots of jokes about hearing voices in one’s head, a supposed sign of instability. I have seen T-shirts and bumper stickers which proclaim “I Hear Voices in my Head, but at Least they Like Me,”and similar sentiments. More serious, of course, is the reality behind the […]

Wheat in dire need of moisture

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer No rain and a lots of bugs have wheat farmers across the region wondering if they will have a crop this year. If the area doesn’t get moisture, Roosevelt County farmer Brent Corbin said, dryland wheat crops would produce nothing and much of the irrigated wheat would likely yield […]

Frugality easier than you think

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico columnist Tough economic times require tough action. A check of the daily headlines or your 401K statement will tell the time for that action is now. Sales are down in lots of businesses, wage freezes or layoffs are occurring and the job market is tight. One of the best […]

God is in control

By Joan Clayton: PNT religion columnist Is there any good news anymore? You betcha! I have lots of it. Once in a while you will hear or read about something good on Planet Earth but I have “good news ” every day. For starters, Jesus loves you. The Bible gives a wonderful blueprint for your […]

It’s their job: Karen Roach

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Name: Karen Roach Job: Owner, All About Kids, a resale store Time on the Job: Two years. Background: Roach is a mom to six children including one foster child, ranging in age from five months to 15 years. Before opening her store, she was the office manager for Eastern […]

Temperatures soar past 100

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Reporter Portales experienced its first two triple-digit temperature days in 2007 on Sunday and Monday. The temperature climbed to a near-record 103 degrees on Monday after peaking at 100 on Sunday, according to AccuWeather.com The record high for Aug. 20 is 105 set in 1930, according to AccuWeather.com data that […]

Food fuels football fun

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer Every year, sports fans around the globe gather with friends and loved ones to watch the Super Bowl, and the communities of Portales and Clovis are no different. In addition to the various decorations, jerseys and drinks, another necessary component of a proper Super Bowl fest is food. Michelle […]

Elida basketball

The Elida boys and girls basketball teams participated in the Anton Invitational basketball tournament Thursday. The Elida boys (1-1) got their first win of the young season, beating the hosts of the tournament, Anton, Texas 60-52. “We had great hustle, great defense, and an overall good team effort. We got lots of kids into the […]

Thanksgiving time for family and friends

By Anita Doberman: Local columnist This Thanksgiving my husband will not be with us. Like countless other families whose loved ones are serving in the armed forces, we’ll do our best to keep the holiday spirit alive, and show our children that we have lots to be grateful for, despite the fact that Daddy is […]

Age just a number for veterans group

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers In 1947, Richard “Gene” Pershall of Clovis was infatuated with the military and wanted to follow in his older brother’s footsteps. At the age of 15, he pestered his father to let him join the Army Air Corps. Reluctantly, his father agreed and signed a consent form stating Pershall was […]

Festival about family

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor In Mexico, Diez y seis de Septiembre is a day of independence. Saturday in Portales, it was about bringing families together. A crowd representing various cultures gathered for food, music and games at Lindsey Park marking the 14th year a local celebration called Dia de Las Familias has been […]

City council aids hotel project

By Tony Parra Mayor Orlando Ortega and city councilors approved a contract to purchase two parking lots from the Roosevelt County Rural Telephone Cooperative Inc. as part of an incentive for the remodeling and reopening of the Portales Inn. Steve Nishimuta, a prospective contractor of San Diego, Calif., is in the process of renovating the […]

Hotel could be back in business soon

By Tony Parra The Portales Inn may be full of life once again as a prospective contractor, Steve Nishimuta of San Diego, Calif. is in the process of renovating it and having a restaurant on the bottom floor for when it opens. Mayor Orlando Ortega presented an incentive package proposal to city councilors for the […]

June 30 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Upcoming Events • There will be a Fire Meeting Thursday at 7pm in the fire house. • 4-H will meet Monday night at 7 p.m. Members will be doing a trash walk around the highway through Floyd. There will be pizza afterward. From the Village Office • The Village of Floyd received […]

Only 21 shopping days left

By Bob Huber Now that Mother’s Day is just a tumbleweed on yesterday’s fencepost, it’s time to light the big bonfire under Father’s Day, which is June 16. (Lots of bells and whistles here accompanied by more prize-winning metaphors.)  Anyway, why should the distaff side of parenthood get all the hullabaloo each year? I mean, […]