Jan. 10, 1960

When Miss Maria Friesen encountered an emergency at her apartment Saturday, she couldn’t use her telephone because it was tied up by another customer on the party line. Miss Friesen, associate professor in home economics at ENMU, struck a match to light a gas heater. The wall cutoff dropped out and the gas was escaping […]

Jan. 9, 1960

Miss Laura Fullerton directed the program on membership at the Monday evening meeting of Portales Business and Professional Women’s Club in the Coronado Room of the Portales National Bank. She was assisted by Mrs. Helen Armstrong and Mrs. Ruth Wilson. They stressed that each B&PW member has an obligation to recruit new members who will […]

Jan. 7, 1960

Mrs. J.R. Harrell will be hostess Friday morning to members of Portales Garden Club when the president, Mrs. Jack Mears, is given special recognition. She has been one of the most active of club members and is now leaving New Mexico to accompany her husband, Dr. Jack Mears, to Arkansas where he will become president […]

Life of a bill

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By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers Eleven days remained Thursday until the onset of the 48th legislative session. The sun had set, night was near; but calm eluded Rep. Anna Crook. “My stomach is churning,” said Crook, R-Clovis. Constituent e-mails, letters and phone calls bounced in her head. Suggested laws. Suggested funding. Requests she finds reasonable, […]

Portales woman charged in death of 6-year-old son

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Portales police have charged a 24-year-old Portales mother with killing her 6-year-old son, according to court documents. Teresa K. Gilman may have believed her son to be possessed by the devil, according to the arrest affidavit. Gilman is charged with first-degree murder or in the alternative child abuse resulting […]

Cannon granted fuel facility funds

Staff and wire reports CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, — The Pentagon on Friday released $13.2 million for Cannon Air Force Base in southeastern New Mexico, the state’s congressional delegation says. The delegation in November asked the Pentagon to release the funds for a fuel storage and distribution system at the base near Clovis. “Along with […]

Day Trip: Larger than life

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Compiled by Helena Rodriguez: PNT Staff Writer Natives call Jal the “Gateway to the Land of Enchantment,” according to its Web site. With its larger-than-life cowboy sculptures overlooking N.M. 18 and a well-stocked lake that spells J-A-L, the town is a waiting adventure. Jal is a small city of 1,800, located about 42 miles south […]

Resolve to have new friends and life becomes enriching

By Joan Clayton: PNT Religion Columnist Friends bring sunshine and sparkle into our lives. Friends stick by us through “thick and thin.” It has been said that friends are like postage stamps. They “see us through, even if they have to take a licking.” Let’s make one of our New Year’s resolutions to be that […]

Artesia Bulldogs bite Rams

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Portales Ram coach Mark Gallegos knows if his team is to succeed this season, they’re going to have to give a better effort than they did Thursday night at home against Artesia. The Bulldogs sank nine 3-pointers and outscored the Rams 21-12 in the fourth period as Artesia won […]

Northeastern St. runs away from ENMU Zias

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers This isn’t supposed to be the way Northeastern State’s women win basketball games. A team that usually relies on defense put together its best offensive performance of the season Thursday night to beat Eastern New Mexico University 81-69 in a Lone Star Conference crossover game at Greyhound Arena. The Lady […]

Northeastern St. defeats Greyhounds

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By Kevin Wilson Northeastern State wasn’t having much luck getting second chances with their admittedly-poor offensive rebounding. Instead, they took their chances from the 3-point line and ran away in the second half. Steve Neal had 17 to lead four Redmen in double figures, and Northeastern State hit four of its six second-half 3-pointers during […]

Police investigating child’s death

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Portales police are investigating the death of a 6-year-old Portales boy. Emergency personnel found him unresponsive and not breathing about 10 a.m. Thursday in a bedroom of his home at 727 N. Ave. M. Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said there was no apparent medical history to explain the […]

Area schools get upgrade

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By Casey Peacock: PNT staff writer For some area students and teachers, the second half of the school year will bring some new changes, as Brown Early Childhood Center and Dora schools open up new additions at their schools. Dora schools are getting set to be completely up and running in the new addition of […]

Life without pain leaves one numb to joy

By Joan Clayton : Religion Columnist When you were just a plan in the mind of God, what if he were to ask you some questions about your journey on earth? With incredible technology having been accomplished already and the God given intelligence to master such feats, it is not inconceivable that God could show […]

Pursuit of happiness worthwhile quest

By Helena Rodriguez: PNT Staff Writer Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That’s what our United States Constitution guarantees. However, the “happiness” is the tricky part because it’s an inalienable right that is not guaranteed. One must pursue it. It’s this pursuit of happiness that brings a grown man to tears in the moving […]

Past year shows backslide in fight for freedoms

Editorial If there was a stock-market-like ticker that tracked the trajectory of freedom in 2006 — let’s just call it the “Freedom Index” — it would have been an off year. At home and abroad, personal political liberty, free markets, limited government and other quintessentially American values suffered setbacks, with a few notable exceptions. Here’s […]

Rams and Lady Rams host Shootout

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer The Portales Rams and Lady Rams ring in the new year with the 2007 Ram Basketball Shootout this weekend at Portales High School. The Rams (5-3), who are without senior guard Skyler Partin at the state band competition, play Artesia tonight in a game that’s not part of the […]

Hounds, Zias prepare for Northeastern St. doubleheader

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers It hasn’t been that long — 2003 — since Northeastern State won an NCAA Division II men’s basketball championship. The Redmen have fallen on hard times the past couple of seasons, going 8-19 last year and are off to a 3-7 started this year. Still. Eastern New Mexico University men’s […]

Elida mashes Melrose

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers TEXICO — It’s not hard to compare the current Melrose Buffaloes to the Elida boys team of a couple of years ago. Extraordinarily young, the Tigers took a few lumps along the way. Now, though, it was Elida dealing out the punishment in a 60-24 rout of Melrose on Wednesday […]

Officials: Emergency pandemic plans in place

By Casey Peacock: PNT staff writer Local health officials have finalized emergency plans for dealing with a potentially devastating flu pandemic in the future and are now working to get that information in the hands of residents, business owners and public institutions. Information packets have been released by the Roosevelt County Local Emergency Planning Council […]