Dora news: Feb. 28

Students qualify for nationals Nineteen Dora High School Business Professional Association members and sponsor, Colleen Tollett, attended the State Leadership Conference in Albuquerque Feb. 16-18. Participants came back with top awards and 14 students qualified for the National Leadership Conference. Daniella Montanez was elected as the 2012-2013 state secretary/treasurer and will represent New Mexico at […]

Bethanie Baker to represent Clovis in Mrs. New Mexico Pageant

Freedom New Mexico Bethanie Baker is the new Mrs. Clovis-America 2012, according to a release from the Mrs. New Mexico Pageant. Baker will represent the city in the 36th annual Mrs. New Mexico Pageant on Feb. 4 at the Rodey Theater in Albuquerque. The winner of the pageant goes on to compete in the Mrs. […]

Commentary: Why we wear the uniform…it’s all about service

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By Chief Master Sgt. Matthew Caruso Command Chief: 27th Special Operations Command I would first like to take this opportunity to say thanks to Col. Clark for selecting me to serve as your new command chief here at Cannon and the 27th Special Operations Wing. This is a dream come true for my wife Becky […]

PTSD disability ratings increased

By Tom Philpott: PNT columnist More than 4300 Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans who were diagnosed in service as suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, but got low military disability ratings, have won an agreement with the Department of Defense to upgrade those ratings retroactively to 50 percent. The higher rating will represent an important win […]

Portales man requests self-representation at trial

PNT Staff Report A man accused of breaking into a Portales home and beating an 82-year-old woman has asked to represent himself at trial. Preston Blake, 25, faces more than 18 years in prison in connection with a 2008 residential burglary at the home of Jo Ann Vickers. At the beginning of testimony on Wednesday, […]

ENMU honors five faculty members

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer Five Eastern New Mexico University faculty selected for Presidential Awards represent the university’s best, said ENMU President Steven Gamble. He presented awards during graduation Saturday to Kathy Durand, Donald Elder, Felipe Macias, John Olsen and Suzanne Swift. “They represent different disciplines, but they all do a great job for […]

Why we celebrate with black-eyed peas

Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers Hopefully as you read this you’ve got the Tournament of Roses Parade on your television, the lineup of football bowl games spread on the coffee table and a pot of black-eyed peas on the stove. I’ve never been too big on setting resolutions for the new year. Sure it’s a good […]

‘Old Glory’ represents our freedom

By Joan Clayton, PNT columnist On June 14, 1777 Congress officially passed an act declaring the flag representing America would have 13 stripes, alternating red and white. The 13 stars stood for 13 colonies on a field of blue. The 50 stars today represent each state. The color red on our flag has been said […]

Lunch becomes political learning session

By Jim Lee Not too long ago, I had the pleasure of spending a little time with our state senator, Stuart Ingle. We happened to see each other where we were both having lunch and decided to have coffee and dessert together. While we sat there chatting and munching, his cell phone interrupted him (a […]

Girls compete to represent county

By Laurie Stone The Roosevelt County Fair has a 4 p.m. Friday awards presentation for Fair Queen, Princess, and Sweetheart at the show arena. Celebrating at the awards presentation is a triumphant culmination for girls who have worked for months to represent Roosevelt County the following year. Prior to winning a crown, each contestant endures […]

County approves new attorney

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Mike Linn The Roosevelt County Commission on Tuesday voted to accept a bid for services from local attorney Randy Knudson, who just happens to be representing a resident suing the county over a road right-of-way. Moreover, Knudson also represents the city of Portales, with which the county has entered into legal issues in the past. […]