My turn: News broadcast crazy behind scenes

Ever wonder what happens behind the scenes when things go wrong during a live television newscast? Thanks to this week’s video, you’re about to find out. A cable news network was covering the destruction of a tornado in Windsor, Colo., in December 2008. The news anchor is talking about a daycare center full of children […]

Entrust your worries to God

Joan Clayton Of all the things you have ever worried about, tell me something good that came about as a result. What is worry? I define it as “rehearsing calamity” or meditating on the worse thing that can happen. It is to feel anxious and uneasy, to be disturbed, harassed or annoyed, to be troubled. […]

Pastor: Service reminder that God changes things in response to prayer

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Portales is celebrating the 59th annual National Day of Prayer with a communitywide worship service and prayer meeting. The service with worship, prayer and sermons is Wednesday night. Portales pastors Brad Morgan, Josh McVey and Kelly Fulfer are set to speak on the theme “Ask, seek, knock.” The focus […]

Playoff beard makes short return

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Whether personal or political, the things that came to my head for this column didn’t quite stretch into the space I must fill. So here’s a small shot of each: • The playoff beard returned, and left. Consistent fans of my column, which may or may not include more […]

Roping event grows

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Four things draw ropers to Clovis’ Joe’s Boot Shop calf roping event: • Good prize money • Comfort • Fresh calves • A well organized competition The event has quickly grown into the largest calf roping event in the country, according to Chris Weber, drawing participants from across the […]

My turn: Pickles among my pet peeves

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By David Stevens: Editor for Freedom New Mexico A few things that annoy me: • E-mails marked “urgent” that clearly are not urgent. Especially those that come from royalty who need my help transferring millions of dollars out of their politically troubled countries. I can’t help everybody. • Junk mail telling me I’ve “qualified to […]

Distributive justice not justice at all

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist For a long time, political philosophers were interested in identifying the nature of justice. It started with Socrates and lasted to when John Stuart Mill did his work, although by that time there had been talk of this thing called distributive justice. By now, most political theorists dwell […]

My mind is shallow bubble bath

By Kevin Wilson: PNT columnist On a weekend out of Clovis, I had a lot of time to think about things … mostly how the roadrunner pizza (pepperoni, sausage, green chili) should be featured everywhere and how commercials for a new season of “24” can always get me out of a bad mood. Here are […]

Thankful I can count many blessings

By Baxter Black: PNT columnist This Thanksgiving I am thankful for many things large and small. For instance, on the world stage I am thankful that Saddam Hussein finally got what he had coming. But I’m also thankful for more personal things like the fact that there are still airports and convenience stores that have […]

Editor shares thanks for family

By Chris Schmaedeke: FNM columnist I am thankful for three things this holiday season: • Family • Friends. • Football. Actually, I am thankful for many things this year. I have had many life-changing events and most have worked out in my favor. I am thankful for my wife. Stephanie and I got married on […]

County fair revenues down

Freedom New Mexico The Roosevelt County Fair brought in about $37,650 in gate receipts this year, down from $45,130 last year, according to fair board Secretary Sharon King. Fair board President Sheila Hays has attributed the decrease to people spending less money because of the economic downturn. King said the money is used for a […]

Kites color skies over Cannon

Cannon Connections photo: Heather Bumguardner William Epperson and his family just arrived in New Mexico and took a day to enjoy kite flying, games and food. In the spring winds, professional kite flyers, games and more helped get things off the ground at Cannon Air Force Base’s sixth annual Kite Karnival on April 18 at […]

Portales woman has nine years of volunteer service

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Viola Burk is a store volunteer at Consigning Women. What other things have you volunteered for in the past? I have volunteered for many church-related things in the past. How did you start volunteering? I came into the store one day to consign my clothes. That was when I met Shelia, and I found out […]

Investing in the wind

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Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Harnessing the wind to be used as an energy source was the first step. Now transporting and storing wind energy are the only two things holding back a possible slew of renewable energy projects in eastern New Mexico. “This whole region has a tremendous resource in wind energy,” said Xcel […]

Dec. 2, 1951

Five-year-old Lucy Perrin took office as mayor of Portales to start Family Week. The regular mayor, Cecil Bynum, was to assist her until she could get “the hang of things,” according to Portales Daily News.

Five things you might not know about …

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico

Hounds visit Midwestern State

By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico Things haven’t gone the way senior free safety Jeremy Hibbler had hoped this season. He’s been a busy man in Eastern New Mexico University’s secondary — Hibbler leads the Lone Star Conference, by a wide margin, in total tackles with 109. Still, the Greyhounds (1-8, 0-5 LSC South) are […]

Dancers deserve benefit of doubt

By Anita Doberman: Cannon Connections columnist The joke goes that there are three things you can find around any military base — tattoo parlors, pawn shops, and strip clubs. It’s the last one that interests me and this week I interviewed an exotic dancer, though she did prefer the more simple term, stripper. I met […]

Zias split games in home tournament

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico There was more than one moment Saturday when Eastern New Mexico University looked like it was down for the count against East Central. Then things turned, the Zias held on after nearly blowing an 11-point lead in game 3 and the bounces went their way late in an 18-25, […]