Portales man has taught flintknapping to more than 300 people

Christina Calloway Tommy Heflin opens up his home to the Portales community every Wednesday night to share and teach his passion. The retired Portales native has been flintknapping for about 37 years, a hobby he loves to share with others. Flintknapping is the art of manufacturing stone points or arrowheads as ancient people did. “I […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Rodeo time, Allsup’s origins and Star Wars opens

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Ride ‘em cowboy The second annual Curry County Ranch Rodeo starts 1 p.m. Friday at Curry County Events Center and continues through the weekend. Information: 935-7000. Library hours The Dora School Library is scheduled to be open during the summer on Tuesdays from 10 […]

Military mama: Facebook opens doors for friendships

I love hearing from readers, it makes me happy to know that I’m not just spilling my guts with no one taking any note. Your friend requests on Facebook and stopping me in the store just to say “hi” make my day. I did meet my first “fan.” I say that, only because that’s how […]

It’s their job: Nede Jimenez

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First Community Bank Customer Service Representative Nede Jimenez opens and closes accounts and helps customers with their banking problems. She has worked at the bank for just more than a year and said her favorite part of the job is helping people and finding solutions.

My turn: No shortage of talent locally

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Major League Baseball opens its season this week, and Portales is well represented. Cody Ross, born in Portales on Dec. 23, 1980, is the Florida Marlins’ right fielder. He may start the year on the disabled list with a calf sprain, but he belted 24 home runs last year and is key to the team’s […]

Aviation art gallery opens at Pentagon

By Master Sgt. Russell P. Petcoff: Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs WASHINGTON — The World War I Skyfighters of France teamed with modern-day American airmen in Afghanistan in an art gallery exhibit in the Pentagon dedicated March 18 by Air Force senior leaders. The exhibit showcases the work of the first aviation artist […]

Registration opens for ‘You Got Talent’ contest

27th SOW Public Affairs On Feb. 6 the Cannon Community Center will host the annual “You Got Talent” family and teen talent contest at The Landing Zone starting at 1 p.m. The contest is open to everyone who wants to sing, dance or perform in one of eight categories in this family-oriented event. Tapes of […]

Air Force Marathon early registration opens Jan. 1

American Forces Press Service WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FOCE BASE, Ohio — Online registration for the 2010 Air Force Marathon willopen to the public on Jan. 1 at 12:01 a.m. (EST) at www.usafmarathon.com. The 26.2 mile race will be on Sept. 18 on the grounds of the National Museum of the United States Air Force. A half […]

New dining facility opens

27th SOW Public Affairs New dining facility opens — The new dining facility will officially open today with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. The post office and official mail center will move to the new dining facility at this time as well.a Hours of operation for the post office are 8 a.m. to 4:30 […]

Policy opens up job opportunites to spouses

By April Rowden: Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — A new executive policy has pushed open the door for qualifying military spouses to enter the federal workforce, enabling them to apply for more jobs advertised on USAJOBS. Executive Order 13473, which went into effect Sept. 11, 2009, identified three […]

Web site opens sign-ups for GI Bill transfers

By Donna Miles: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — It’s official. The Defense Department signed off June 22 on policies and procedures servicemembers will use to transfer their unused Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to their spouses or children, a Pentagon official said. Eligible servicemembers will be able to register their immediate family members to receive […]

Senior Olympics opens event

This year only, New Mexico Senior Olympics is open to all state residents age 50 and up with no pre-qualifying needed. The organization is also introducing online registration at www.nmseniorolympics.org. Registration deadline is May 6. This year’s New Mexico Senior Olympics is May 27-31 at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. Competitions include track, […]

Farmers market opens season

By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor Tomatoes weren’t available but squash, onions and various herbs were plentiful. Vendors at the first Portales Farmers Market of the season said they had a good day Monday despite the hardships of a late freeze followed by hot windy conditions in June. “I think it’s been really good today […]

Local Briefs June 8, 2008

VBS opens at Grace Baptist Church Vacation Bible School begins Monday at Grace Baptist Church, 2000 S. Main, Portales. The school continues from 6-8:30 p.m. dialy through Friday. Information: Mark Butler, 791-0100

American Veterans Traveling Tribute opens in Clovis

By Gabriel Monte, Freedom New Mexico The haunting notes of “Amazing Graze” groaned out of a bagpipe as Capt. Mae-li Allison of the 27th special Operations Wing at Cannon Air Force Base read the names of more than 40 soldiers from New Mexico who died in Iraq. Moments before, 27th SOW Wing Commander Col. Tim […]

The Sound of Music opens at PHS

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer For Kyle Gainey, the hardest part in playing a lead character in this weekend’s production of “The Sound of Music” was having to shave his beard. For this normally laid-back Portales High School senior who is the playing the role of Captain Georg von Trapp, a retired Austrian Naval […]

Vietnam veterans memorial opens today

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Freedom New Mexico With today’s arrival of the traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, Ronald Dickson’s emotions are mixed, and he doesn’t know if he’s ready to face what 40 years of time and distance have pushed beneath the surface. It wasn’t all bad. He learned a trade, experienced camaraderie and grew as a person. But […]

Elida opens baseball season by beating Grady 9-5

ELIDA — Dylan Radcliff went 3-for-4 and eighth grader Cade Cathey homered Mondy to help Elida beat Grady 9-5 in the Tigers’ baseball opener. Freshman Wesley Gilmore pitched four innings to pick up the win. A junior varsity game was called because of darkness after three innings with the Bronchos leading 5-1. Elida returns to […]