Denial of medical marijuana by FDA short on science

Editorial Last week the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, for reasons that are far from clear, chose to enter the debate over medical marijuana with a thoroughly unscientific — one might even say anti-scientific — blanket denial that marijuana has any medical value at all. Specifically, the grandiosely titled “Inter-Agency Advisory Regarding Claims That Smoked […]

Another lesson from Miss Manners

By Helena Rodriquez: Freedom Newspapers I may not exactly be Miss Manners, but when it comes to social etiquette, I’ve got a few things to say. I’ll call these Helena’s mannerisms. When someone sneezes, any proper, caring individual should say “Bless you!” If the person sneezes again, it is only proper to sigh and say […]

Joint meeting addresses streets

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Roosevelt County and city of Portales officials spent the second half of a joint meeting Thursday morning sorting through “yours, mine and ours,” searching for answers to problems of maintenance on shared streets and roadways. Tom Howell, Portales public works director, said he and Roosevelt County Road Supervisor Jackie […]

Obituaries for April 28

James Joiner Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church, Fort Sumner. James Nelson Joiner, 78, of Fort Sumner, died Wednesday, April 26, 2006, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales following an illness. Born Nov. 10, 1927, in Peacock, Texas, he was the son of Otis R. and Martha Mae (Crawford) Joiner. He grew […]

ENMU hosts atlatl throw

ENMU Communications Registration for the 2006 Blackwater Draw Atlatl Throw will be held at Eastern New Mexico University’s Blackwater Draw Archaeological Site at 9 a.m. on Saturday. The site is located along the road to Cannon Air Force Base (N.M. 467), about six miles north of Portales and one mile north of the turn to […]

National Day of Prayer reminder to always pray without ceasing

By Joan Clayton: PNT Religion Columnist National Day of Prayer is on the first Thursday in May (May 4). It reflects the nation’s deep hunger for spiritual renewal. Throughout history, Americans of faith have sought the Lord’s help in meeting life’s challenges and adversities. This day is for Americans to seek God for deliverance and […]

Rescuing the lost

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By Helena Rodriguez: PNT Staff Writer Four sacred, pricey and ornate vessels donated to St. Helen Catholic Church by a priest in the 1950s were thought missing for eight years, but have recently been found in a bank safety deposit box. The gold-plated vessels, which were made in Germany, include a ciborium, which is a […]

Venue change granted in Fuller trial

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Ninth Judicial District Judge Stephen Quinn on Wednesday granted a defense motion to change the venue of the trial of a Portales man accused of killing his uncle and aunt in March 2005. Defense attorney Jeffrey Jones of Santa Fe argued that people in Clovis and Portales have already […]

Kansas man selected new CCC president

By Marlena Hartz : Freedom Newspapers A man with more than 20 years of administrative experience won the five-month-long presidential race at Clovis Community College, his educational record inspiring confidence among those who chose him. Kansas native John Neibling of Arizona accepted the position Wednesday following his selection by Clovis Community College Board of Trustees. […]

Obituaries for April 27, 2006

Mary Sue Booth Services: Have been held. Mary “Sue” Booth, 81, of Clovis, died Monday, April 24, 2006, at Laurel Plains Nursing Home. Born May 31, 1924, to David William and Myrtle Banks Colligan in Portales, she married Rex Booth on Nov. 19, 1946, in Portales. She graduated from Eastern New Mexico University with a […]

The heat is on in Clovis rap music scene

By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers When Clovis native Christine Oborny decided to start a record label, she didn’t have to dig too deep to find a name. “I get on stage, and I guess they expect me to sing,” she said. “I start spittin’ and they’re like, ‘Wow.’” Oborny, 25, is the founder and an […]

Baskett only days from NFL draft

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By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers Hank Baskett has found something to keep his mind off this weekend’s NFL draft — softball. “I’m just keeping myself busy,” said Baskett, an all-conference wide receiver at New Mexico whose combination of size and athleticism make him a likely NFL pick. “Baseball was my first love, and (Clovis softball […]

Mary Sue Booth

Mary Sue Booth Services: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Portales Cemetery Mary “Sue” Booth, 81, of Clovis, died Monday, April 24, 2006, at Laurel Plains Nursing Home. Born May 31, 1924, to David William and Myrtle Banks Colligan in Portales, she married Rex Booth on Nov. 19, 1946, in Portales. She graduated from Eastern New Mexico […]

Boeing also considering Cannon

By Marlena Hartz : Freedom Newspapers Unmanned aerial vehicles could possibly soar over the skies of Clovis in the near future, according to a Boeing executive. The Seattle-based commercial jet and military contractor giant is interested in conducting test flights for its ScanEagle unmanned aerial vehicles in Clovis, said retired Brig. Gen. Ben Robinson, who […]

Regents ponder budget woes

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer With budget numbers on their minds, the Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents want to see more interaction between the community and athletics programs and more energy-conservation at the university. The board members emphasized their money concerns during a regents’ meeting Tuesday morning. Board members were concerned with […]

ENMU University Singers to rub shoulders with pros

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By William P. Thompson: PNT Staff Writer Culture mavens of Santa Fe will turn out this weekend to hear the voices of the University Singers from Eastern New Mexico University. A group made up of most of the vocal music students at ENMU will perform alongside the Santa Fe Symphony Chorus for two performances at […]

Missing PHS track girls are safe

By William P. Thompson: PNT staff writer A high school track meet at Hobbs was canceled Tuesday after two Portales female track athletes were reported missing. The two athletes left with friends and returned to the meet about two hours later, according to Hobbs school and law enforcement officials. Portales Schools Superintendent Randy Fowler said […]

Lovington downs PHS tennis squads

LOVINGTON — Portales High’s tennis teams took it on the chin in District 4-3A duals against Lovington on Tuesday, but the Rams and Lady Rams figure to get quick shots at a return match. Lovington won the boys matchup 6-3 and took a 5-4 victory in the girls dual. Lovington’s boys finished second in the […]

Wildcats foil PHS’ bid

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PNT staff The Portales Rams had rival Lovington on the ropes Tuesday — not once, but twice. Both times, the Wildcats were able to pick themselves off the deck with sixth-inning rallies, winning the opener 3-2 and the second game 6-4 to lock up the District 4-3A regular-season title. Strong pitching performances by junior Mario […]

Obituaries For April 26, 2006

Kenneth Hubbard Services: 2 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church in Portales Kenneth Hubbard, 85, of Portales, died Tuesday, April 25, 2006, at Roosevelt General Hospital, Portales. Born Jan. 20, 1921, in Afton, Okla., to Gladys and Osgood E. Hubbard, he grew up in Oklahoma and Missouri, graduating from high school in Festus, Mo. He […]