White Oaks offers tourists chance to see ghost town

Ghost towns can be found across New Mexico and the Southwest, but the one located at White Oaks is probably the best-kept secret around these parts. This ghost town comes complete with a few locals, and plenty of scenery. Where is it? White Oaks is located about nine miles outside of Carrizozo. The distance from […]

Entertainment abounds at Alamogordo

Where in New Mexico can you surf the pristine white sand dunes in the morning, stroll the New Mexico Museum of Space History in the afternoon, and save that show at the IMAX theater for last? Where else, but in Alamogordo. Located in the Tularosa basin and surrounded by the majestic Organ, San Andres and […]

Local Altrusa chapter receives national recognition for project

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Altrusa Club members are known for raising money and contributing to various community projects and helping out those in need. The club is receiving national recognition this weekend for one of those projects . During the national “Make A Difference Day,” last October, the club chose to be more […]

Time to resurrect true meaning of Easter

By Helena Rodriguez: PNT staff writer And then he bowed his head and died. John 19:30 sounds like a great ending to a dramatic story, but for billions of Christians worldwide, it marks a new beginning. The veil of the sanctuary was torn in two. The earth quaked, rocks were split, tombs were open and […]

Friona residents remember twister of 1995

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Ron Carr had been in Friona for a month in 1995 and was still feeling the place out when he accepted a job as a reporter at the city’s newspaper. “I asked him if anything exciting happened around Friona,” Carr said of his conversation with then-owner Bill Ellis. “He said, […]

President Gerald Ford dies at 93

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Gerald R. Ford, who picked up the pieces of Richard Nixon’s scandal-shattered White House as the 38th and only unelected president in America’s history, has died, his wife, Betty, said Tuesday. He was 93. “My family joins me in sharing the difficult news that Gerald Ford, our beloved […]

Color red connotes many things

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers I’ve been seeing a lot of red lately, and I’m not referring to my bank account. Yes, it has something to do with the red bows, lights and candy canes of Christmas, but there’s more. Have you ever noticed there is something about the color red that puts people on […]

White advances with Dodgers

Portales High School allumni Logan White was promoted this week to Assistant General Manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers. White is the son-in-law of Portales residents Web and Jan Smartnick. “I’m pretty excited for him, he’s a hard worker,” Smartnick said. “He’s never slacked off on the jobs that he’s had, and he’s always had […]

Money not easy to come by for homesteaders

By Don McAlavy : Local Columnist (Editor’s note: This is part two of a two-part column.) Last week the story was about ranchers in Roosevelt County and how they handled money. It was the same in Curry County a few years later. “The homesteaders (nesters, the ranchers called them) encountered many difficulties,” wrote Gordon Greaves […]

Aug. 27 School Lunch Menus

Floyd Schools Breakfast Monday — Quesadilla, bacon, cereal, juice or milk. Tuesday — Breakfast burrito, cereal, juice or milk. Wednesday — Pancakes and sausage on a stick, cereal, juice or milk. Thursday — Sausage and egg casserole, cereal, juice or milk. Lunch Monday — Spaghetti, green beans, roll, apple crisp, milk. Tuesday — Fried chicken, […]

Day Trip: Hillcrest Zoo

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Hillcrest Zoo in Clovis offers more than 500 animals including buffaloes, reptiles and a white Bengal tiger, according to zoo officials. The zoo sits inside a 140-acre park, with plenty of activities to make for a day trip, according to Zoo Director Herschel Arnold. “The zoo’s got primates. It’s got cats, got bears. A lot […]

Obituaries for May 17, 2006

Mavis George Services: 2 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church in Portales Mavis George, 83, of Portales died Monday, May 15, 2006, at her home. She was born April 13, 1923, in Center Point, Texas, to Bessie and Kelley White. She graduated from Tivy High School in Kerrville, Texas, in 1941. She played in the […]

White House needs changes in policies, not faces

Editorial We’ll abstain from clichés about rearranging deck chairs, but the personnel changes at the White House in recent weeks, while they may matter greatly to inside-the-Beltway pundits and the immediate families of those involved, don’t suggest that significant policy changes are in the offing. That’s unfortunate, because changing policy in significant ways would do […]

Clovis marchers focus on unity

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Tonya Garner:Freedom Writer CLOVIS — The honking car horns could be heard for blocks, as a sea of white flowed through the streets of downtown Clovis on Monday morning. Hundreds of residents, wearing white to symbolize peace, marched in support of immigration reform. The group primarily waved American flags, but a few proudly flourished the […]

What’s that smell? Clean, fresh air

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By William P. Thompson The smell of money is not for everyone. And so some area dairy owners are adding technologically enhanced bacterial cultures to their lagoons in efforts to diminish odors. Doug Idsinga, owner of Crosswinds Dairy about 15 miles northeast of Portales on Highway 202, has been adding a bacterial product called Roetech-106 […]

Plain White T’s bring punk to Portales

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By Tony Parra They may be Plain White T’s, but their punk rock music is anything but plain. The Plain White T’s will be in concert on the campus of Eastern New Mexico University on Tuesday. Malia Rummell, director of entertainment for the Association of Students Activities Board, has described the group as a fun-loving […]

Ribaudo signs defensive gems for ENMU football

Jesse Wolfersberger When Eastern New Mexico football coach Mark Ribaudo was looking at scouting tapes of Courtland White, a 5-foot-9, 180-pound linebacker from Cypress Falls High School in Houston, he liked what he saw not only in White, but in one of his teammates. “Obviously we liked Courtland,” Ribaudo said. “And the next time I […]

Live nativity scenes in local area

Tonya Garner: Freedom Newspapers Nativity sets are a popular holiday decoration in many homes during the Christmas season. The small, motionless figurines depict the night Jesus was born and can be simply made from paper mache’ or elaborately cut from crystal. The decorative scene features Mary, Joseph, baby Jesus, the three wise men, a shepherd, […]

Zias drop non-conference game to St. Edward’s

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers With her team down 10 points, St. Edward’s women’s coach Jennifer White issued a challenge. Her team responded with a dominant second-half performance. In a game of runs, the Hilltoppers made the final one, outscoring Eastern New Mexico University 20-2 to take control en route to a 60-52 victory Saturday […]

Hunter, White earn Cactus Bowl spots

Freedom Newspapers KINGSVILLE, Texas — Seniors Derrick Hunter and Corey White have been chosen to represent Eastern New Mexico University on the West squad in the 2006 Cactus Bowl all-star football game, scheduled for a 5:35 p.m. (MST) kickoff on Jan. 6 at Texas A&M-Kingsville. Hunter led the Greyhounds in receiving in each of his […]