ENMU Upward Bound giving students an opportunity

Michael Harrell: PNT Staff Writer Forty-nine high-school students with college-bound minds are attending Eastern New Mexico University’s six-week Upward Bound program. The academic program gears students from low-income families for higher education. The students live in ENMU residence halls while taking a variety of courses, tour nearby college campuses and take educational trips around the […]

Portales seeing more cocaine arrests

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Portales police officers have seen increases in cocaine-related arrests and a decline of meth-related arrests, but Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said city and county police officers will continue to work together to combat the narcotics problem — no matter what drug it is. Portales Police Department Chief Jeff […]

Keeping Cannon tale all about persistence

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Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers Dressed in cowboy boots and blue jeans, a man from Clovis appeared on a doorstep to see the commander of the Air Force Special Operations Command, Lt. Gen. Michael Wooley. His name was Randy Harris. The story of his resolve to secure a mission for Cannon Air Force Base was told […]

A Special Celebration

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By Tonya Garner: Freedom Newspapers Thousands of residents, young and old, assembled at Saturday’s event at the Clovis Civic Center to celebrate the new Special Operations mission for Cannon Air Force Base. As numerous American flags waved in the light breeze, residents sought shade under awnings to enjoy free refreshments and live music. The patriotic […]

Operation: Celebration

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By Tonya Garner: Freedom Newspapers The anticipation surrounding today’s “Operation Kept Cannon” celebration was too much to bear for Linda Jackson. On Friday afternoon, Jackson was sitting in her car in the parking lot of the Clovis Civic Center, sunglasses pulled slightly down to afford a better view of the preparations. “I just couldn’t sit […]

Sex offender oversight has little local impact

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Only one local case was affected by a statewide oversight that led to approximately 100 convicted sex offenders receiving parole periods shorter than they should have. The state Corrections Department has identified more than 100 cases in which sex offenders weren’t given the proper amount of probation or parole time […]

Day Trip: Sumner Lake

Families looking to cool off in the water or just relax and have fun can find the opportunity by visiting Sumner Lake State Park for a day or to camp overnight. With a lake that spans 4,500 acres, the 6,700-acre state park just west of Fort Sumner offers activities to enjoy on the water, while […]

July 1, 2006 Obituaries

Rufus George Jr. Services: 2 p.m. Monday at University Baptist Church, Portales. Rufus (J.R.) George Jr., 67, of Portales died Thursday, June 29, 2006, in Lubbock. Born Sept. 9, 1938, in Afton, Texas, to Alyne and Rufus E. George, he grew up in Burley, Idaho, where he graduated from high school in 1957. He earned […]