Getting to know … Jessie Poku

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Eastern New Mexico University senior wide receiver Jessie Poku • Hometown: Dallas • High school: Richardson • Favorite NFL team: Dallas Cowboys • What do you hope to be doing in five years? Playing in the NFL • Biggest accomplishment off the field since you started college: Making the dean’s list • Best advise you’ve […]

Oil spill effects cast wide ripple

Clyde Davis “JB & Friends: Live from the Gulf Coast!” You can watch the show LIVE on CMT, or listen on Radio Margaritaville. To demonstrate support for the people, businesses and culture of the Gulf Coast, CMT will telecast a free musical celebration live from the beach at Gulf Shores, Ala. CMT Presents Jimmy Buffett […]

Twelve area students to compete in county-wide spelling contest

By Carol Erwin: Roosevelt County Spelling Bee director Twelve students from area schools will compete in the annual Roosevelt County Spelling Bee on Jan. 30 at Eastern New Mexico University. The competition for junior division spellers, fifth-graders and younger, begins at 9 a.m. in the Becky Sharp Auditorium in ENMU’s College of Business. Senior spellers […]

Memorial to be built for little known black community

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By Helena Rodriguez: FNM Correspondent By Helena Rodriguez FNM Correspondent A small black community between Roswell and Artesia was an epicenter of social life during its heyday in the early 1900s. Before succumbing to ghost town status in 1929, Blackdom was known far and wide for its famous mouth-watering pies, its Fourth of July and […]

Private property belongs to oneself

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist In a wide-ranging review essay of Amartya Sen’s recent ambitious book, “The Idea of Justice,” Moshe Halbertal, a philosopher from the Hebrew University, unleashes arguments against the right to private property that are supposed to be even stronger than those Sen himself offers. Sen regards this right as […]

Old veterans daunted with current wars

By Tom Philpott: PNT columnist A small group of U.S. war veterans, the age difference among them as wide as 70 years, gathered this month at American Legion Post 177 in Fairfax, Va., for a special event at the annual Veterans Day Community Fair. They had agreed to participate in a “living history,” co-hosted by […]

Statewide children in need of families

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer As far as the Wofford kids are concerned, they chose their parents. When they needed a permanent family, three of the five children decided they wanted Sherill and Alan Wofford of Portales to become their parents. So they called and made the request. Unbeknownst to the children, the Woffords […]

Wide receiver Poku earns all-LSC first team honors

Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University junior wide receiver Jesse Poku has been named to the All-Lone Star Conference South Division first team in football. Poku, from Murphy, Texas, caught nearly eight passes per game and led NCAA Division II in receptions and yards per game for much of the season. The […]

ENMU adds wide receiver

Eldorado wide receiver Ross Williams has signed a national letter of intent to play football next season at Eastern New Mexico University. Williams led the state in receptions (48), receiving yards (980) and touchdown catches (16) as a senior in helping the Eagles reach the Class 5A state finals. He was a first-team 5A all-state […]

Pet peeves reveal personal side

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist Mostly I write on topics I suspect concern a wide enough audience. Columnists don’t just write on anything that pops into their minds but need to do a bit of service to reader-clients. But I think it’s OK, now and then, to indulge myself with a topic or […]

Home Arts at heart of fair

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By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor The Home Arts Building at the Roosevelt County Fair is the place numerous county residents make their fair connection. The variety of divisions and categories provide opportunities for a wide range of talents from baking and canning to handiwork and woodwork. Even though she’s entered items in the Roosevelt […]

Area weathering nursing shortage with local recruits

By Gabriel Monte, Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico health care officials said the region is not as impacted by a state-wide nursing shortage because of the availability of new nurses from local colleges. A University of New Mexico study revealed the state is about to lose 5,000 nurses it might not be able to […]

Events Calendar, July 1, 2008

TodayState-wide American Legion Department of New Mexico Convention — Clovis American Legion Post 25, 2400 W. 7th Street. Information and times: 799-8084. MondayBoard of Regional Substance Abuse Treatment — Noon. Mental Health Resources Inc., 1005 S. Monroe, Tucumcari. Information: Pat Bowen (575) 483-5081. Portales School Board special meeting — 6 p.m., Central Office board room […]

Events Calendar June 29, 2008

TodayState-wide American Legion Department of New Mexico Convention — Clovis American Legion Post 25, 2400 W. 7th Street. Information and times: 799-8084. MondayBoard of Regional Substance Abuse Treatment — Noon. Mental Health Resources Inc., 1005 S. Monroe, Tucumcari. Information: Pat Bowen (575) 483-5081. Portales School Board special meeting — 6 p.m., Central Office board room […]

Employers get close look at Guard mission

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By Mickey Winfield, Freedom New Mexico With war raging abroad and the occasional state-wide emergency calling New Mexico national guardsmen and reservists into action, the various New Mexico employers providing those soldiers are an increasing silent, but essential partner with federal and state forces. The men and women in uniform got the chance to show […]

Cinco de Mayo events planned

By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer A city-wide Cinco de Mayo celebration in Portales on Saturday at Lindsey Park will feature live music, a softball tournament, a horseshoe tournament, pi

Baskett headed for playoffs

By Rick White: Freedom Newspapers IRVING, Texas — Hank Baskett had 32 text messages waiting for him when he reached the locker room. Earlier in the night, it was Baskett and the Philadelphia Eagles who sent a message, dominating the Dallas Cowboys 23-7 Monday at Texas Stadium to earn a share of the NFC East […]