Policies put forth by Reagan become too marginalized

Freedom New Mexico A bipartisan crowd celebrated last week’s unveiling of a larger-than-life bronze statue of President Ronald Reagan in the Capitol Rotunda. We admit we felt a little choked up, just like former first lady Nancy Reagan, who shed a few tears at remembrances of the heady days of the Reagan presidency. More than […]

Rep. Crook: Hosting state meeting helped put face on community

Freedom New Mexico This week’s Legislative Finance Committee meeting in Clovis was informative and educational but more than anything, it put a face to the community, according to state Rep. Anna Crook, R-Clovis. “When the other legislators have the opportunity to be in your community and see exactly what we are and what we’re about, […]

Resident requesting anti-littering measure

By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer A Roosevelt County resident plans to ask the County Commission to put up one “no littering” sign and publicize the state public nuisance law. The request is among agenda items for the commission meeting at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the District Courthouse. Linda Giddings, who lives west of Portales, […]

Cramdown would slow housing recovery

Freedom New Mexico As the ineffable H.L. Mencken once put it, “For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong.” An example now working its way through the Senate is the proposal, embraced by President Barack Obama and passed (in a worse version) by the House to allow bankruptcy judges […]

Jan. 30 Cannon Community

College testing put on hold — The Base Education Center is suspending CLEP and DANTES testing for approximately three weeks so it can load the software to open up the new National Test Center site. Med Group closes for readiness training — The 27th Special Operations Medical Group will close Monday for Wing Readiness Training. […]

Portales man reflects on 50 years with children’s home

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Jack Self has put his heart into serving at the New Mexico Christian Children’s Home for 50 years. He said he was driven by the “satisfaction of seeing children grow up and make citizens of themselves and knowing that they’re assets to their community now instead of liabilities.” Self […]

Zias put up points in Puerto Rico

Freedom New Mexico BAYAMON, P.R. — Sophomore forward Cat Clay scored a game-high 15 points to lead the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team to a 91-52 victory over American University-Bayamon Monday afternoon. The win is the fourth-consecutive win for the Zias (4-1) and third 90-plus-point outing during the streak. Eastern charged to a […]

Differences can exist, but civility must win

Freedom New Mexico Regardless of whether your musical tastes ran to “Yes We Can” or “Raising McCain” this election, there’s one song you weren’t likely to hear on the 2008 campaign trail: “Kum Ba Yah.” Things got rough and tumble in a few places this year, not only in the White House race but also […]

Don’t put too much faith in early polls

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico columnist Finally it’s here — election week. It seems we’ve been embroiled in this presidential campaign since the last one was over. Actually it all started about two years ago. For eastern New Mexico, it’s one of the most important elections in years if not in my lifetime. We’ll […]

Oct. 15, 1941

A day of rain put a standstill to the sweet potato harvest after only 16,000 crates were

Hay baling exciting for youngsters

By Glenda Price In the old days, baling hay was not a one-person operation like now. After the hay was cut and raked into windrows the baler crew of at least three people finished the job. A ranch where we lived had a vega (meadow) that made great grass hay, so my dad decided we […]

Husband's family video meets mixed reactions

By Anita Doberman I fully expected my children to be ecstatic when we put on a recording my husband sent from Iraq. But I was surprised by my 4-year-old daughter’s reaction.

Area residents participate in Juarez mission

By Janet Bresenham, Freedom New Mexico Barbara Brockmeier spent a week carrying lumber, pounding nails and helping put stucco on a new home. Built in four days, the home was for a young couple with 9-month-old twins in one of the more impoverished sections of Juarez, Mexico.At age 81, it was Brockmeier’s first mission trip. […]

Blessing tree event set for Wednesday

Freedom New Mexico The Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce will host the annual Roosevelt County blessing treet, Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. A donation will put an ornament and a personalized Christmas wish on the tree. Funds will go towards United Way of Eastern New Mexico’s fund-raising campaign for Roosevelt County. Donations can […]

May 24, 1976

• Dr. Robert Matheny, associate professor of history at Eastern New Mexico University is named dean of the Clovis campus. Matheny has been a member of ENMU’s faculty since 1968. • Dairymen across the country lobby Congress to put pressure on the Department of Agriculture to keep butter mandatory for all school lunches.

Some candidates out of touch when food involved

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers There’s a guy running for president, and he’s facing all kinds of questions. One question spoke volumes, and it wasn’t about terrorism, taxes or gasoline. Instead, it was about milk, and how much stores charge for a gallon. His answer was $1.50. I won’t name the candidate because I haven’t […]

Mow problem: Grenade handled

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor The old saying goes that close only counts in hand grenades and horseshoes. A Portales couple got closer to a grenade than they wanted Saturday. Shortly before 2 p.m. Portales Police got a 911 call from a person reporting finding a hand grenade in the yard at Eighth and […]

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 […]

Tigers win first EPAC title

By Eric Butler, Freedom Newspapers Correspondent Texico — Not only was Elida up against history Saturday night in the EPAC boys tournament championship, but the Tigers as well had to contend with a Texico team determined to control tempo on its home court. The idea was to keep the Elida sharpshooters from getting too many […]