Wednesday morning briefing: Free dental checks, science and Olympic heroes

Good morning and welcome to the Wednesday briefing. Tooth check Check out free dental screenings starting at 2 p.m. today at the Clovis-Carver Public Library’s Ingram Room. Information: 769-7840. Science fair Judging begins 8 a.m. Friday for Southeastern New Mexico Regional Science Fair. It’s being held at Eastern New Mexico University’s Campus Union Ballroom. Information […]

Electronic newspaper services changing (updated)

Users of our online newspapers are seeing a change in providers. The Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune and Quay County Sun, which transitioned Thursday from Freedom Communications into Clovis Media Inc., switched from Olive to Presteligence for e-Paper service. The e-Paper is basically the print edition of the newspaper, presented as an online image similar […]

Zias pull upset over Lady Buffs

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Kevin Wilson The Eastern New Mexico University, missing starting point guard Tori Northcutt, pulled a Lone Star Conference shocker, pulling off a 71-68 win Saturday over visiting West Texas A&M. Karen Grant, starting in place of Northcutt, who missed the game with a concusion, scored 25 points on 9-of-11 shooting. Hannah added 17 for the […]

Friday morning briefing: Healthy money, calling all cowgirls and a poem

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Healthy money New Mexico Sen. Jeff Bingaman says La Casa de Buena Salud in Portales has been awarded a $342,095 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to help deliver health care services to the community. Cowgirls call The Cowgirls Rodeo […]

Legislative session to focus on budget

The Santa Fe New Mexican The 30-day session starting Tuesday focuses primarily on the state budget. The governor can also put other issues on the agenda. Among issues lawmakers are expected to consider when they gather in Santa Fe:

Salvation Army, PNT launching Empty Stocking program

Kevin Wilson The stories have different starting points. One family came to Clovis from Arizona to care for sick parents, and medical expenses wiped out their savings. Another family is uncertain if their place of employment may be closing. The ending points are all the same for about 300 families. They’re coming to the Salvation […]

In Search of Ponies: Dogs adept at catching birds

Oh yeah, they eat crow. And pigeon, dove and grackle too. In fact, their prowess has grown to the point that I am actually starting to think Sylvester was miscast and should have been played by a dog. You would think the fly-boys and girls would spread the word amongst themselves to avoid my yard, […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Starting the Smithsonian, and a shoot-‘em-up.

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Wednesday morning briefing.

Local schools ready for students

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Alisa Boswell With school starting for the Clovis and Portales districts this month, local school officials are saying students can fill their backpacks and file in because the two districts are ready for them. From re-paved parking lots and new computers for some schools to complete makeovers for others, a lot of changes are awaiting […]

My turn: Tomato salad fast, healthy

Argen Duncan With farmers markets starting to sell home-grown tomatoes and basil, I had just the opportunity to try a healthy recipe with them. “Mozzarella and Tomato Salad” comes from Roosevelt County Extension Home Economist Connie Moyer’s cookbook “Fast and Fabulous.” My work schedule often makes getting to the Portales Farmers Market at 5 p.m. […]

Shoutouts — June 19

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Fatherhood worth effort This is for those men who are undecided about starting a family. I married later in life and never thought about having kids; wanted to wait until I was in better shape, had more money, traveled more: The typical wall men put up. [image#1, align=right, size=medium] My wife made it clear that […]

My turn: Ideal church serves pre-game drinks, meal

I am contemplating starting my own church. Although Roosevelt County’s 30 churches are fairly inclusive, I need the money. After seeing the lifestyles of televangelists, it seems like a no-brainer (which may describe some). I know that I will have to start small — probably on the local cable access channel. Hopefully, with my bell-bottom […]

Ticket feature: Dogs to strut stuff at agility trials

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Freedom New Mexico Dogs of all breeds and sizes will be showing their stuff for three days starting Friday at the third annual Stars and Stripes Agility Trial. Scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. each day with events ending around 5 p.m., the trials will be held at the Curry County Events Center. The event […]

Portales past: Nov. 15, 1961

Nov. 15, 1961: Portales News-Tribune: The West Gate of Cannon Air Force Base will be closed starting Monday, according to an order revealed by officials at the base.

Marriage has been good to me

The year was 1982. June was starting out hot like most Junes in eastern New Mexico. The spring I turned 23 is the one I’ll never forget. My wife and I celebrated 28 years of marriage this weekend. We’ve both remarked over the last few years that it sometimes seems like it was just yesterday […]

Dora entrepreneurship program teaches students to start business

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Eight Dora High School students are in business. A youth entrepreneurship training program called Biz-Ed Ventures, which offers a grant to start a new business, offered a seminar on starting a business from the ground up in Dora recently. “You’re learning how to run your own business someday,” Ashley […]

Free smoking cessation class set at RGH

Roosevelt General Hospital has scheduled a free Smoking Cessation Class starting 5-7 p.m. Feb. 2 in the hospital conference room. The class is open to the public. Anyone interested can call Laura at 359-1800, extension 435.

Hounds test No. 14 Texas A&M-Kingsville

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico As of Friday afternoon, Mark Ribaudo was still hedging on who would be his starting quarterback today. With Eastern New Mexico University’s football team in southeast Texas to face Lone Star Conference South Division foe Texas A&M-Kingsville tonight, Ribaudo said he wasn’t quite sure if sophomore J.J. Harp, one […]

Community seeks to remember significance of 9/11

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By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer Portales businessman David Stone, like many, can remember exactly what he was doing when terrorist attacks occurred on Sept. 11, 2001. What he fears is the significance of that day is starting to wane. “When it happened, we thought no one would ever forget it,” said Stone, president of […]