6/19 Ag Digest

Farming course offered in Taos Courses in organic farming, photovoltaic and solar hot water design and installation will be held Tuesday through Friday in Taos. Preregistration is required for the courses, which are part of the “Solar Summer Intensive” series. Evening sessions will cover rainwater harvesting, green building, long range land use planning and architects, […]

6/19 Obituaries

B.W. Thomas, 96 Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at The Chapel, 1500 Thornton in Clovis. B.W. “Limey” Thomas, 96, of Clovis, died Friday, June 17, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Aug. 21, 1908, in Hale County, Texas, to Benjamin and Janie Calvert Thomas. He married Opal Hair on Aug. […]

Commissioner learns from BRAC visits

By David Irvin: Freedom Newspapers Philip Coyle expects to learn some things he won’t find in federal government reports when he visits Clovis this week. The Base Realignment and Closure commissioner said there is no substitute for talking to those most directly impacted by plans to close their military installations. “What we’ve found both from […]

Chamber’s new manager aims for future

By Marc Schoder: PNT Correspondent When Sharon King retired from Eastern New Mexico University in May, her original plan was to relax. Instead, she took over as Roosevelt Chamber of Commerce manager on June 1. The self-proclaimed scooter fanatic said she was going to travel and take time away from work when she first retired, […]

Crane relies on diversified experience

By Tony Parra: PNT staff writer Editor’s note: This is the fifth of five interviews with the finalists for the Portales schools’ superintendent position. Officials are expected to name a new superintendent on Monday: Bobby Crane is a science teacher at Muleshoe High School. Q: What aspects of your job will translate to the superintendent […]

Heritage Days: Fiddlin’, fun

By Helena Rodriguez: PNT Staff Writer Hundreds of people came out to the annual Heritage Days celebration at City Park on Saturday to fiddle around, rev up their cycles, place their pets on parade and show off their wheels. For the first fiddler’s contest, 22 contestants — young and old — sharpened up their bows […]

ENMU riders fall short of rodeo finals

Freedom Newspapers CASPER, Wyo. — Eastern New Mexico University senior Dusty Higgins and sophomore Brittany Bennett came up just a little short of reaching Saturday’s short-go finals in the College National Finals Rodeo at the Casper Events Center. Higgins finished 13th in bull riding — the top 12 go to the finals — with his […]

Rams basketball in rebuilding mode

By Dave Wagner CLOVIS — Clovis High boys basketball coach J.D. Isler knows his team has a lot of holes to fill going into next season, but he’s encouraged by the Wildcats’ progress during the summer. The Class 5A Cats hosted Portales and Roswell High in a double-round-robin “shootout” on Saturday at Rock Staubus Gym, […]

6/19 Engagements, reception, honors

Engagements Ordonez/Lamb Alvaro and Martha E. Ordonez of Portales, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Martha I. Ordonez of Portales, to Bruce E. Lamb of Clovis, the son of Glynn and Josephine Lamb of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows at 3 p.m. on July 2, 2005, at the First Baptist Church […]

6/19 Life Story

Barnett was encouraging as a leader By Laurie Stone PNT Correspondent Clarence Barnett dedicated his life to civil service. He was a quiet leader that encouraged others to stive beyond what they thought they could accomplish for themselves. According to family members, he led by example as he taught his family and friends the importance […]

Mason finds joy in daughter, music

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What do you think of Portales? “There’s a lot to like about Portales: No traffic, amazing summer nights, more culture (because of the University) than your average small New Mexico town, low crime, the weather in April and October is a perfect 75 during the day and 50 at night.” What do you visualize your […]

DeHoyos gets short callup to Royals’ AAA club

By Dave Wagner It’s a long way from NCAA Division II college baseball to the major leagues. Former Eastern New Mexico University pitcher Gabe DeHoyos recently got a brief taste of life just below the bigs when he was called up to the Kansas City Royals’ Triple-A Omaha team for a couple of weeks. He […]

U.S. needs to revisit nuclear-generated electricity possibilities

Freedom Newspapers S en. John McCain, R-Ariz., is urging his congressional colleagues and President Bush to get serious about curbing not only global warming but also porkbarrel spending. One excellent way to do both is to get serious about nuclear-generated electricity. America has been in a nuclear-energy funk since things went haywire at the Three […]

No sense comments from the Black side

By Baxter Black: PNT columnist An Associated Press headline caught my attention: Crime rate falls, but prisons still full. Well, duh … where do you think the criminals are? Here are some more well, duh, comments: • “I train my horses with a 2-by-4, but they won’t let me touch their head.” • “We built […]

Never too late to get back in swim of things

By Helena Rodriguez: PNT columnist I love water and I’m having a big splash this summer getting back into the swim of things. Water is one of my greatest weaknesses. I dream of water, in some form or another, almost every night. I read that water represents sensual desires, but maybe these continuous dreams have […]

Cowboy camp open to all

By Leslie Radford: Freedom Newspapers A cowboy tradition will be carried on next week during the 28th annual Mesa Redondo Cowboy Camp at Ned Houk Park. Wilma Fulgham is one of the founders for the Mesa Redondo Cowboy Camp, one of several in the Interdenominational Ranchmens Camp Meeting Association in the southwest. She said cowboy […]

Touch our heavenly Father’s heart with praise everyday

By Joan Clayton: PNT columnist Every day can be Father’s Day Who can know a father’s love for his child? A true father will move heaven and earth for his child in need. His love extends beyond all earthly experiences and when it is all said and done you will hear him say, “That’s my […]

States launching animal identification system

By Leslie Radford: Freedom Newspapers Branding has long identified a farm animal’s owner. Now New Mexico ranching industry leaders are finding ways to track their animals with advances in technology, such as the National Identification System in its early stages within the state. The Tri-National Animal Health and Identification Consortium recently launched a pilot series […]

Meteorologist predicts heat wave

By Leslie Radford: Freedom Newspapers Mark Friesen has maintained residential lawns in the area for eight years and is thankful this summer has been more forgiving than usual. With out-of-the-ordinary rainfall, temperatures have been lower, he said. Friesen spends around eight hours most days of the week with his lawn service. To stay cool, he […]

6/17 Obituaries

Pauline Dutton, 58 Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Steed-Todd Chapel in Clovis. Mrs. Pauline Dutton, 58, of Clovis, died Wednesday, June 15, 2005, at her home. She was born on May 19, 1947, in Portales, to George and Ruth Taylor. She married Joe Mack Dutton on May 26, 1978, in Bovina. They moved to Hereford […]