Big-city distrust slowly giving way

By Anita Doberman I grew up in an apartment in a busy section of Rome, and aside from my cousins who lived on different floors of the same building, we never socialized with our neighbors. In fact, we were taught specifically not to trust anyone. There was a lot of crime in Rome and many [...]

Relayers ready to rock

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By Mickey Winfield, Freedom New Mexico The theme for the American Cancer Society’s 2008 Relay for Life in Portales is, “Relay like a Rockstar,” and starting Friday night, area residents will be able to do just that. Portales’ Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is joining with Texico’s FCCLA and Yucca Junior High’s FCCLA [...]

Saluting the flag

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer A handful of Portales women will forever be stitched into the fabric of every state flag that flies over New Mexico. On a day in 1955, members of the Portales chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy led by W.B. Oldham saw a great need for the state [...]

New regent appointed to replace resigning member

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Chad Lydick of Clovis has been appointed by Gov. Bill Richardson to the Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents replacing Jay Gurley, according to a press release from the governor’s office. Gurley said he resigned this week after he and his wife recently moved to San Angelo, Texas [...]

Pearce talks Cannon, immigration

By Sarah Meyer: Freedom New Mexico Editor’s note: Rep. Steve Pearce, R-N.M., stopped in Clovis on Tuesday on his campaign trail through eastern New Mexico. In his sixth year as a representative, Pearce is running for the Senate seat held by Pete Domenici, R-N.M. Domenici will retire at the end of his term this year. [...]

Burglary growing concern

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer Sheila Hays doesn’t want other Portales business owners to go through what she has been dealing with the last two weeks. About a week-and-a-half ago, Sheila’s Classy to Whimsy specialty store in Portales was broken into and over $10,000 worth of merchandise was pilfered. “(I) feel very violated. It’s [...]

Play written by Portales native showing at ENMU

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico In more than one way, Leonard Madrid has come home. The Portales native, now a graduate student at the University of New Mexico, is the author of Eastern New Mexico University’s current showing, “Perla de Luna.” Also, the play gives him a chance to return to Portales every time [...]

Former Broadway performer takes show to Clovis

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico David Geist doesn’t just want to play music. He wants to teach others why he loves it so much. “I infuse dramatic intent when I play my music,” Geist said, “and that’s what I feel is part of the offering I am able to give.” Geist is playing at [...]

Local VFW pays tribute to veteran’s memory

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer Elida rancher Tommy McGee passed away in October 2004 at age 87, but his name will live on, thanks to a decision made by his friends at the Portales post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. According to VFW Post 9515 senior vice commander Duward Moon, it was a [...]

Carter elected president of ENMU regents

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer The Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents named new officers at its regular meeting Friday morning. Outgoing board President Jay Gurley officially handed the gavel to his successor, Alva Carter. Gurley spoke about the productive relationship he has had with the university and specifically with ENMU president Steven [...]