Group seeks out veterans

Freedom New Mexico The 82nd Airborne Division Association Inc. is trying to locate veterans who have served in the division in the past 66 years. The association aims to record those veterans’ stories. Anyone who served in the division is invited to contact the association. Combat is not a requirement. Contact: Shirley Gossett at 937-898-5977, […]

Medical e-records bill clears Senate

By Kate Nash: The New Mexican After trying for three legislative sessions, Sen. Peter Wirth was able Tuesday to get a majority of state senators to agree to a measure allowing patients and doctors to use electronic medical records. Under the proposal, patients could opt to have their records made available electronically to doctors they […]

Trying to keep my head above water

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico columnist I’d make the Mafia more efficient. It’s probably not good to say such things when everybody’s looking to save a few pennies. But it’s true. If the Mafia decided to take me for a swim, they wouldn’t need a bag to put me in. Or rocks for the […]

God gives peace to the heart

By Joan Clayton: PNT Columnist Christmas getting closer led to tempers getting shorter. My days became a frenzy of trying to accomplish tasks in one week that normally take a month. “I just need one more thing to do. Let me out at that store for just a minute. I’ll be right back.” My husband […]

Zias end season with 14th straight loss

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico Trying for their first Lone Star Conference win in two seasons, the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team hung on and hung on Saturday against Texas A&M-Kingsville. Then the roof fell in. The Javelinas broke away from a third-game tie, scoring 18 of the final 22 points to nail […]

Police: Crash victim ran stop signs

Freedom New Mexico A Portales man died Sunday morning when the car he was driving crashed into a tree while police were trying to pull him over, according to Portales police. Miguel Gutierrez Ornelas, 25, died at the scene, according to a police press release. A passenger in the car, Celio Salazar, 30, was airlifted […]

Control not always worth keeping

By Anita Doberman: Cannon Connections columnist I am trying to learn one thing as I grow older. Yes, even I attempt to grasp higher truths, and these are not tips to be a better cook or crafty mom because they are impossible tasks for my incapable hands, but notions that I really have no control […]

Accepting lack of control a big challenge

Anita Doberman I am trying to learn one thing as I grow older. Yes, even I attempt to grasp higher truths, and these are not tips to be a better cook or crafty mom because they are impossible tasks for my incapable hands, but notions that I really have no control over most things that […]

Portales schools fail to meet AYP marks

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By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico schools are facing an uphill battle trying to meet the state’s adequate yearly progress. Nine Clovis schools and all five Portales schools fell short of AYP this year. The Public Education Department announced Friday results of the AYP report, which is based on the state’s standards […]

Founder recalls early days

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By Eric Butler, PNT Correspondent Trying to control his horse after missing his target in the steer breakaway roping, Payson Moore knew he had trouble when the rope got near the horses feet. That’s because his horse had previously had a similar incident — but with barbed wire instead. But Moore did get the animal […]

Police Blotter, March 30, 2008

The following is a sampling of calls placed to Portales police dispatchers over the past two weeks. According to reports: March 15It was reported that four cows were running loose in the area of N.M. 2061, mile marker 81 at about 3:08 p.m. March 16A caller on North Houston Street stated a male was outside […]

Ribaudo: New Greyhound passing offense requires new crop of recruits

Freedom New Mexico Get ready for Air Ribaudo. Eastern New Mexico University coach Mark Ribaudo said the Greyhounds are scrapping their option offense next season, and have recruited accordingly as they prepare to make the change. National signing day for football is Wednesday, and Ribaudo said he hopes to have about 30 letters-of-intent in hand […]

Notes on appreciation, understanding

Anita Doberman It’s almost impossible not to think about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan during the holidays. As military families, we may have loved ones away, and the holidays can be a particularly trying time. I find the holidays reveal a deep disconnect between military families and civilians. Most non-military people I come across […]

Hill trying to catch a wave at Navy

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By Mickey Winfield Freedom newspapers Former Portales Lady Ram Morgan Hill still studies and shoots hoops, but everything else in her world has dramatically changed. Morgan is a freshman at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. — and like any new arrival, she’s still trying to adjust. “This is anything but normal,” Hill said. […]

Hounds take on improved East Central

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Advertisement East Central bounced back from a tough opener with a solid win last week at Angelo State. Now it’s Eastern New Mexico University’s turn to see if it can accomplish the same feat. Drubbed by Northeastern State 42-7 on Sept. 7, the Greyhounds face East Central today in Ada, […]

Laws that hurt the needy are wrong

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Are we separating ourselves from the social reality of our country? Are we ignoring the facts that we are a nation with an aging population and that some cannot make a decent living? I was shocked last week to read that the city of Las Vegas, Nev., has passed an […]

Baskett gets set for Eagles training camp

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Hank Baskett III knows his work is cut out trying to make it as a free agent rookie wide receiver in the NFL. The former Clovis High and University of New Mexico football standout is preparing for the start of training camp with the Philadelphia Eagles this month. “Nothing’s guaranteed,” […]

Area teams busy with summer schedules

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — The season may be nearly six months off, but Clovis High boys basketball coach J.D. Isler believes the summer schedule his team will go through over the next six weeks is crucial. Isler’s four-week summer league began Tuesday at Rock Staubus Gym, and he hopes the Wildcats can […]

Offensive line big focus for ENMU this spring

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers With four starters to replace from a year ago, Eastern New Mexico University’s football team is trying to sort things out in its offensive line during spring drills. Offensive line coach Draco Miller said the Greyhounds are making progress as they head into the final week of spring work. “Every […]

Hounds want to close games better

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan believes that for maybe 35 minutes in most games, the Greyhounds are a pretty competitive team. It’s those last five minutes or so that seem to do them in. “We’re still trying to establish an identity,” said Scanlan, whose team takes […]